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Nioh: Complete Edition

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Nioh: Complete Edition
Nioh: Complete Edition cover
Team Ninja
Kou Shibusawa[1]
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows November 7, 2017
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 84
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG
Themes Fantasy, Japan
Series Nioh
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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

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
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)
SSAA can be hacked in using the NiohResolution Mod[2]
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Cutscenes are capped at 30 FPS.
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS (30 FPS in cutscenes). 120 FPS support is only available for the PlayStation 5 version.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Use HelixMod[4]
  1. Download Helix Mod.
  2. Extract the contents to <path-to-game>.
  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.


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.[5]
Default controller button prompts, even when playing with KB/M.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate sensitivity sliders available 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. The controller remapping in the game is possibly broken.[citation needed]
Confirm and Cancel in menus can be swapped.
Button prompts are locked to preset type A, although actual controls can be changed.[6]
Controller sensitivity
Normal Camera and Aiming Camera sensitivity can be changed separately for both 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
Y-axis inversion for both Normal Camera and Aiming Camera are available. Both also support separate X-axis inversion.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Defaults 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
On/Off toggle.
Royalty free audio


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


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
3 Use Nucleus Co-op.
LAN play
Online play

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
new Geo-11 3D Driver (RTX3000/4000 compatible)
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Controls not working when using overlay software

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 launcher freezes when playing with mouse & keyboard

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

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


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


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Epic Online Services, Steamworks Steam crossplay with Epic must be enabled in Online settings, an Epic Games account is required. If you enable Crossplay, you will no longer be able to be matched with users for which Crossplay is not enabled.[7]

System requirements

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.