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Outlast 2

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Outlast 2
Outlast 2 cover
Red Barrels
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows April 25, 2017
Metacritic 75
OpenCritic 75
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Stealth, Survival horror
Themes Horror
Series Outlast
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Outlast 2 on Wikipedia
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General information

Official forums Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename IntroLogo.ol2[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\OLGame\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename IntroLogo.ol2

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Outlast2\OLGame\Config\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/414700/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Outlast2\OLGame\SaveData\
Microsoft Store
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\414700\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/414700/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


In-game graphics settings
In-game graphics settings

Field of view (FOV)

Change FOV[2][3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLGame.ini.
  3. Change the following values to your preference.
    • BaseFOV=90.0 - camcorder down, in both gameplay and cutscenes
    • RunningFOV=110.0 - slightly wider view
    • CamcorderMinFOV=10.0 - camcorder zoom in, lower value to increase zoom power
    • CamcorderNVMaxFOV=75.0 - camcorder zoom out, night vision on
    • CamcorderMaxFOV=75.0 - camcorder zoom out

Borderless fullscreen windowed

Use the -borderless command line argument[3]
Enable borderless fullscreen[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLSystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change UseBorderlessFullscreen=FALSE to UseBorderlessFullscreen=TRUE.

Frame rate (FPS)

Unlock FPS cap[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLEngine.ini.
  3. Change bSmoothFrameRate=TRUE to bSmoothFrameRate=FALSE or modify MaxSmoothedFrameRate.

Chromatic aberration

Disable chromatic aberration[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLSystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change AllowChromaticAberration=TRUE to AllowChromaticAberration=FALSE.

Depth of field

Disable depth of field[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLSystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change bAllowRedBarrelsDOF=True to bAllowRedBarrelsDOF=False.


In-game controls settings
In-game controls settings
In-game controller layout settings
In-game controller layout settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing. Can be disabled. See Mouse smoothing.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
5 different controller layouts available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Light blue when normal, green for night-vision, yellow and red flashing for critical condition, flashing red for getting hit, solid red when dead.
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired
V2 tested
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse smoothing

Edit OLInput.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLInput.ini.
  3. Change bEnableMouseSmoothing=true to bEnableMouseSmoothing=false
  4. Save the changes.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Not supported in menus.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Fan made translation at
Fan made translation at Patyek Magyaritásai.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation (latin script). Available to download.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Outlast 2 (DX11).
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Input XInput

Custom refresh rate

Use the -refreshrate ### command line argument[3]

Remove texture limit

This will bypass any VRAM amount check and remove any limitations on the texture quality you are allowed to choose.
Use the -notexturelimit command line argument[3]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-530
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4870
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 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>/414700/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (414700) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2017-11-01
  2. Outlast 2 | WSGF - last accessed on 2017-04-27
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Official Outlast 2 Graphics Settings Guide :: Outlast 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2017-04-27
  4. Verified by User:Keith on 2017-09-05