Nioh: Complete Edition

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Nioh: Complete Edition
Nioh: Complete Edition cover
Team Ninja
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows November 7, 2017
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 84
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG
Themes Fantasy, Japan
Series Nioh
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Key points

Includes all the DLCs released on PlayStation 4.
Mouse support added in version 1.21.03.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


The Steam version has the exclusive "Dharmachakra Kabuto" helmet, while the Epic Games Store version has the "Fujin" one.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\NIOH\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/485510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\NIOH\Savedata\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/485510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use the NiohResolution Mod[2]
Use the NiohResolution Mod[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Resolution scale using the NiohResolution Mod[2]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Can be forced off through the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS (30 FPS in cutscenes).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
120 FPS support is only available for the PlayStation 5 version.[3]


Keyboard & Mouse Settings.
Keyboard & Mouse Settings.
Action Key Configuration Settings.
Action Key Configuration Settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Added in Patch 1.21.03.[1]
Default controller button prompts, even when playing with KB/M.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate values for normal, aiming and other.
Mouse input in menus
Menus scrolls only with mouse wheel.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also available.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
6 controller presets. It is possible to remap a preset and save it as a custom layout, but the mappings affect both in-game and menu controls.
Confirm and Cancel in menus can be swapped.
Button prompts are locked to preset type A, although actual controls can be changed.[4]
Controller sensitivity
Normal camera and aiming camera can be changed separately. Both have separate values for the Y-axis and the X-axis.
Sensitivity decreases when tilting analogue stick diagonally, increases when tilting the stick towards a cardinal direction (Xbox 360, Microsoft Branded gamepad).
Controller Y-axis inversion
Normal camera and aiming camera can be changed separately. Both also have X-axis inversion.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Default controller button prompts, even when playing with KB/M.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller, Xbox One, Dualshock 4
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Toggle in options


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Characters speak their native languages.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]


Use HelixMod[5]
  1. Download Helix Mod.
  2. Extract the contents to the games installation folder.
  3. Launch the game and let it overwrite the profile.
  4. Disable the in-game motion blur.


F1 Convergence presets.
F2 HUD depth presets. 40% depth in gameplay and 20% in cutscenes by default.
F3 HUD toggle. Enabled by default.
F4 Depth of Field toggle (it only appears in cutscenes). Enabled by default.
F5 Protagonist beard toggle when you use the default or long beard. Enabled by default.
F6 Disables a Compute Shader responsible for some lighting at certain locations (like sanctuaries). Enable this if you experience poor performance in some areas. Enabled by default.
5 (not the numpad): Bloom toggle. Enabled by default.
6 (not the numpad): Vignette toggle. Disabled by default.
8 (not the numpad): Screen Space Reflections quality multiplier (2, 4, 8, 16, 0, 1). defaults to x1. This doesn't control resolution. It increases the amount of geometry reflected. There is a performance cost when you increase this, but it isn't too bad.
9 (not the numpad): SSAO toggle, in case you want to disable it without going to the settings menu. It can be useful for cutscenes, because it looks uglier and unfiltered there.

Controls not working when using overlay software[edit]

When using overlay software such as Fraps, Rivatuner, or even ReShade/SweetFX, the controls will not respond correctly during gameplay.
Disable Ansel[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename AnselSDK64.dll.

Game is stuttering when playing with mouse & keyboard[edit]

When no controller is connected, the game will stutter.
To fix this, either:
  1. Connect a controller
  2. Install a virtual controller (e.g. vJoy)

Game launcher freezes when playing with mouse & keyboard[edit]

The game's launcher will freeze and crash if no controller is connected.
To fix this, either:
  1. Connect a controller
  2. Install a virtual controller (e.g. vJoy)

Skip redundant steam selection box and launcher settings window[edit]

Use nioh.exe as the launcher:
  1. Backup/rename nioh_launcher.exe
  2. Delete the original nioh_launcher.exe
  3. Make a copy of nioh.exe
  4. Name the copy nioh_launcher.exe
  5. Play the game from a steam shortcut

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3550
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 280
3 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/485510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (485510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.