Nioh 2: The Complete Edition

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Nioh 2: The Complete Edition
Nioh 2: The Complete Edition cover
Developers
Team Ninja
Publishers
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows February 5, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 85
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy, Japan
Series Nioh
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Nioh 2: The Complete Edition, or Nioh 2, is an action RPG developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo.

Nioh 2 serves as both a prequel and a sequel to the first game, with some key differences from its predecessor. These include a character creator, as opposed to a predefined protagonist as seen previously, and the addition of supernatural yōkai spirit forms and abilities.[1] It also sees the return of cooperative multiplayer with the new addition of summoning other players' characters as AI-controlled allies.[2]

The game released on February 5, 2021 and is available from the Steam platform. The PC version was announced via the game's official Twitter account in November 2020, and detailed features such as full keyboard and mouse support, HDR, ultra-widescreen display and high frame rate support. All of the downloadable content available for the original console release is included.

Reviews around the game's release date praised the quality of the game's conversion to PC, however, there was criticism related to instances of poor performance of particle rendering, and little improvement in graphical fidelity over the original console release of the game.[3][4]

The developers indicated that future updates for the game would include keyboard and mouse button prompts and Nvidia's DLSS technology, with the latter arriving in an update in the weeks following the game's release.[5][6]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Windows
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Not available from Gamesplanet USA.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
The "Valve" helmet is exclusive to the Steam version of the game, while the Epic Games Store version has an exclusive "Raijin" one.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\NIOH2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1325200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\NIOH2\Savedata\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1325200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Limited to a set of predefined 16:9 resolutions.[7]
Use Nioh 2 Resolution for custom aspect ratios or resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Use Nioh 2 Resolution
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and menus at 21:9 resolutions. Cutscenes are pillarboxed.[8]
Use Nioh 2 Resolution for aspect ratios above 21:9 or any custom resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
DLSS is available on supported hardware.[6]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped to 120 FPS in gameplay and 30 FPS in cutscenes.[9]
30, 60 and 120 FPS caps selectable.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Available in the Screen Brightness settings menu. HDR needs to be on in Windows.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse settings
Keyboard and mouse settings
Camera settings
Camera settings
Controller settings
Controller settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
KB/M prompts must be turned on by changing Control Icons to Keyboard/Mouse.
Mouse acceleration
Forced mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Separate values for normal, aiming and other.
Mouse input in menus
Disabled when input is set to keyboard only.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also supported.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Interact action is locked to B. Confirm and Cancel in menus can be swapped.
Controller sensitivity
Normal camera and aiming camera can be changed separately. Both have separate values for the Y-axis and the X-axis.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Normal camera and aiming camera can be changed separately. Both also have X-axis inversion.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Controls Type B.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Controls Type A.
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired
V2 tested
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button prompts are locked to one type, can be changed under Keyboard & Mouse Settings, Control Icons option.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master volume, music, sound effects, and voice.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 surround sound supported.[10]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Disabled by default, can be enabled in Basic Game settings.
Language settings
Language settings

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Online settings
Online settings

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
3 Co-op
Asynchronous multiplayer
Other players can be summoned as AI-controlled characters as part of a feature separate from the real-time co-op.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[11]
TCP 27015-27030, 27036-27037
UDP 4380, 27000-27031, 27036
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game slows down at low frame rates[edit]

The game speed slows down when the frame rate drops below 30 FPS.[12][13]

UI drifts after loading a mission at certain resolutions[edit]

The game UI drifts by a small cumulative amount every time a mission is started, until it finally flips and stabilizes. It only happens with the resolution of 3840x1440. A game restart is required to reset it.[14]

Issues fixed[edit]

Frame rate drops during combat[edit]

Frame rates during combat encounters may see drops depending on the amount of particle effects on screen.[15][16][17]
Set the Effect Quality setting to Low.[18]

Mouse inputs randomly swap function in game and menus[edit]

Mouse functions are swapped, light attacks usually also cause dodge whilst heavy attacks trigger Yokai Shift, mouse functions in menus is also altered.

This issue is primarily caused by using "order emotes" functionality of the gesture menu.

Avoid using "Switch mode" (default MMB/scroll wheel press) while in gesture menu.

Low FPS on Nvidia graphics cards[edit]

Nvidia GPU users may experience lower frame rates compared to equivalent or weaker AMD GPUs.[19]
Set the in-game frame rate cap to 60.[20]

Game crashes to desktop on Windows 7[edit]

Create support file[citation needed]
  1. Go to %WINDIR%\System32\.
  2. Create a copy of xinput1_3.dll and rename it to xinput1_4.dll.

Low quality textures when using DLSS[edit]

Nioh 2 mistakenly uses the lower DLSS rendering resolution to determine which mips to display
Manually modify LOD bias[21]
  1. Open Nvidia Profile Inspector
  2. Within the Profiles drop-down menu, select "Nioh 2 The Complete Edition"
  3. Under the "4 - Texture Filtering" section, modify the "Texture filtering - LOD Bias (DX)" value (by default, 0.0000) to -0.5000 (or any other negative value of your choice)
  4. Modify the "Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias" value to "Allow"
  5. Select "Apply changes"

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 85 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) 16 bit stereo, 48 KHz WAVE file can be played
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/1325200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1325200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Fextralife - What’s New with Nioh 2: Is it just Nioh 1.5? - last accessed on 2021-02-02
  2. Polygon - Nioh 2 adds more complexity, also lets you pet a cat - last accessed on 2021-02-02
  3. Game Debate - Nioh 2 PC performance report - Graphics card benchmarks - last accessed on 2021-02-05
  4. Wccftech - Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition Review – The Grave is no Bar to my Call - last accessed on 2021-02-05
  5. The Mako Reactor - Nioh 2 on PC To Get DLSS and Keyboard and Mouse Control Button Prompts in Upcoming Patch - last accessed on 2021-02-05
  6. 6.0 6.1 Steam News - Nioh 2 - The Complete Edition: Version 1.26 Patch Notes - last accessed on 2021-02-18
  7. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-02-15
    Only common 16:9 and 21:9 resolutions are listed in-game. At 1440p the following resolutions are listed: 1280x720, 1600x900, 1920x1080, 2048x1152, 2560x1080 (ultrawide), and 2560x1440. Forcing a 16:10 ratio in Windows does not affect this.
  8. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-01-31
    Tested at 2560x1080 21:9 resolution
  9. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-01-31
    Editing the configuration file to set the cap higher than 120 causes the graphics settings to reset to their default values even when set to read-only.
  10. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-01-31
    Tested using Razer Surround and confirmed using Special K
  11. PortForward.com - Opening Ports for Nioh 2 using Your Router - last accessed on 2021-02-10
  12. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-02-01
    This can be an issue on older GPUs since the game is heavy on them, especially when lots of effects are on screen. A good testing area is the fight with the Gozuki early into the game since a few of its attacks cause frame rate to plummet in my testing on a GTX 1070.
  13. /r/Nioh Subreddit - /u/JayHoroshura comments on Nioh 2 PC Tech Support / Bug Discussion - last accessed on 2021-02-06
  14. Steam BUG REPORT: UI drifting at 3440x1440 - last accessed on 2021-02-22
  15. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-02-06
  16. Steam Community - Everyone touting how smooth their game runs are spouting misinformation. - last accessed on 2021-02-06
  17. Steam Community - Massive frame drops when killing some enemies - last accessed on 2021-02-06
  18. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-02-11
    Patch 1.25.1 fixes the previous drops but it can still occur to a lesser extent. Again, setting to Low clears them up.
  19. Steam Community - NVIDIA vs AMD performance. - last accessed on 2021-02-06
  20. Verified by User:UselessFoetus on 2021-02-06
    After a bit more of testing I found out something interesting, the 120 fps cap in-game is interfering with the fps.
    When playing at 3440x1440 (with 120fps cap) standing with my new character in front of the weapons I was getting 45fps but if I cap the fps at 60 I get a constant 60fps at the exact same spot.
  21. Nvidia DLSS in Nioh 2: the most demanding challenge yet for AI upscaling? - last accessed on 2021-03-03