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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds cover
Release dates
Windows January 23, 2015
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view, Scrolling
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Brawler, Hack and slash
Art styles Anime, Pixel art
Themes Contemporary, Supernatural
Series Phantom Breaker
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Key points

Some users may have inconsistent frame rate caused by v1.05 patch.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Complete Pack is also available.
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Kurisu Pack Adds Kurisu Mikase from Steins;Gate as a playable character and raises level cap for all characters to Lv.99.
Frau Koujiro Adds Frau Koujiro from Robotic;Notes as a playable character and also raises level cap for all characters to Lv.99 for players who do not own the Kurisu Pack.
FM sound generator BGM Adds an FM synth generator to play the in-game music.

Game data

Configuration file location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Saved Games\Phantom Breaker\Config\config.dat
<path-to-game>\bin\keyboard.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329490/pfx/[Note 2]
keyboard.ini stores keybinding data.
config.dat is not plain text.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Saved Games\Phantom Breaker\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329490/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Locked at 720p, with fullscreen using stretched nearest neighbor scaling.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Called Display Mode in settings. Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen mode is borderless.[2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS. Game speed is tied to frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard remapping settings.
Keyboard remapping settings.
Controller remapping settings.
Controller remapping settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Uses a pre-defined set-up of WASD, G, H, J, B, T, Y, U, I, 1, and 2 by default. See Remapping to rebind keys. To change in-game actions, go to Controls from the Options menu, then hold down the desired key and press the assigned Up or Down buttons.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse not used at all.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. D-pad may not be usable for DirectInput controllers[3]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
To change in-game actions, go to Controls from the Options, then hold down the desired button and press Up or Down. Analog stick and D-pad are bound to movement, and analog stick buttons cannot be used.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
XInput A, B, X, and Y buttons are referred as 4, 3, 1, and 2, respectively; shoulder buttons uses the standard Xbox 360 notations. Numbered button has nothing to do with controllers buttons actual number.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Back-up keyboard.ini before making any changes. See the drop down table below for the original keybinding codes.
Edit keyboard.ini file[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open keyboard.ini.
  3. Replace the keycodes with the code matching the desired keys. Use this list for key codes used by the game.
  4. Save the changes.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, Sound Effects, and Voice
Surround sound
In-game dialogue are text-based and voiced-over.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
All spoken dialogue are in Japanese.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus
Online multiplayer has been restored as of the 1.1.20 patch.[5]
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 210
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound-compatible
Controller Xbox 360 compatible game controller strongly recommended.


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Bug Reporting Thread for Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on April 29, 2016
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on November 18, 2016
    Tested the D-pad of a Logitech F310 in DirectInput mode and D-pad did not register in the game.
  4. Verified by User:AmethystViper on August 20, 2016
    A new keyboard.ini file was added during the multiplayer beta.
  5. Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds - Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Kemomimi DLC and Multiplayer Release - last accessed on August 20, 2016