Red Faction: Armageddon

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Red Faction: Armageddon
Red Faction: Armageddon cover
Nordic Games
Geo-Mod 2.5
Release dates
Windows June 7, 2011
Metacritic 75
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Themes Sci-fi
Series Red Faction
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Red Faction: Armageddon on IGDB
Red Faction: Armageddon on MobyGames
Red Faction: Armageddon on Wikipedia
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General information

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Steam Community Discussions


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Path to War
Recon Pack Included in Path to War DLC.
Commando Pack Included in Path to War DLC.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\build\pc\cache\.
  2. Delete or rename logo_THQ-V-RFA.bik, logo_SyfyGAMES.bik, logo_SPIKE.bik, legal_hd_PS3_no_esrb.bik, legal_hd_PS3-demo.bik, legal_hd_no_esrb.bik, legal_hd-demo.bik, legal_hd.bik and legal_hd_PS3.bik.

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\55110\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/55110/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\55110\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/55110/pfx/[Note 1]
23 manual save slots + 1 autosave slot available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


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


Multi-monitor resolutions can be set in the registry. Use together with the Field of view (FOV) fix to improve the visible area.
Stretched HUD and crosshair.
Set resolution in registry[2]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Volition\Red Faction: Armageddon\Video Settings
  2. If not there try [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4047087701-265080578-725253360-1000\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\Machine\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Volition\Red Faction
  3. Set your resolution in ResolutionWidth and ResolutionHeight.


Have to use a "Hex Editor" on the RedFactionArmageddon_DX11.exe[citation needed]
  1. Go to game install location, then open RedFactionArmageddon_DX11.exe with a "Hex editor"
  2. Repalce 39 8E E3 3F with desired "Formatted Value" from this list
  3. You may need to change a setting in-game for the resolution to apply. E.g change texture detail to "low" hit apply, then change back to "high" and hit apply.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Apply the Red Faction: Armageddon FOV Fix[3]


Playing online with this fix may trigger a VAC ban[citation needed]
This fix will only work while controlling your character in non-vehicle and non-exo suit mode.


In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Co-op
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 7755
UDP 7755
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashing or BSOD at start[edit]

Normally occurs on AMD machines.
Update your motherboard BIOS[citation needed]

Video settings won't stick[edit]

On later versions of Windows, video settings might reset back to defaults after closing and relaunching the game.
Change compatibility settings[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Set the file rf4_launcher.exe to compatibility mode with Windows XP (Service Pack 3).

Game crashing on "New Game" (Steam version)[edit]

Broken by a recent Steam update.
Nordic Games (current owners of Red Faction) have released a beta patch fixing the issue.
Opt into the public beta branch[5]
  1. Right-click RF Armageddon from your Steam Library and go to Properties.
  2. Under the "Betas" tab, enter publicbeta12345 as a password and check this password.
  3. Switch to the publicbeta branch that is unlocked as a result, and allow the patch to download.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Shader Model support 3, 4, 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7.5 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 3000 series
Nvidia GeForce 8800 series
320 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  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>/55110/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (55110) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.