Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider cover
Developers
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software[1]
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[2]
Linux Feral Interactive[2]
Publishers
Square Enix
macOS, Linux Feral Interactive
Engines
Foundation[3]
Release dates
Windows January 28, 2016
macOS (OS X) April 12, 2018[2]
Linux April 19, 2018[2]
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Asia, Contemporary, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Supernatural
Series Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider on HowLongToBeat
Rise of the Tomb Raider on IGDB
Rise of the Tomb Raider guide on StrategyWiki
Rise of the Tomb Raider on MobyGames
Rise of the Tomb Raider on Wikipedia
Tomb Raider (1996) 1996
Tomb Raider II 1997
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft 1998
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation 1999
Tomb Raider Chronicles 2000
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness 2003
Tomb Raider: Legend 2006
Tomb Raider: Anniversary 2007
Tomb Raider: Underworld 2008
Lara Croft (series)
Tomb Raider (2013) 2013
Lara Croft GO 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018

General information

Official forum
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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20 Year Celebration Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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20 Year Celebration Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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20 Year Celebration Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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20 Year Celebration Edition
macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Steam
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20 Year Celebration Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All Windows versions use Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[4][5][6]
The Linux version is considered a good port with a small performance gap compared to its Windows counterpart.[7]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Advantage Pack Included in Season Pass
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Ancient Vanguard
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Apex Predator Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch Included in Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Challenge Card Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Cold Darkness Awakened Included in Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Endurance Mode Included in Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Gold Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Hope's Bastion Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Prophet's Legacy Included in Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Remnant Resistance Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Season Pass Digital Deluxe Edition includes Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Season Pass Card Packs Season Pass exclusive.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Silver Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Sparrowhawk Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Siberian Ranger Pack Included in Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Tactical Survivor Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Wild Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Wilderness Survivor Included in Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
20 Year Celebration Pack Included in Season Pass.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip launcher[edit]

Use the -nolauncher command line argument[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Rise of the Tomb Raider\
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Rise of the Tomb Raider/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\39C668CD.RiseoftheTombRaider_r7bfsmp40f67j\SystemAppData\wgs\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\391220\remote\
Save games are not compatible between Windows and OS X/Linux.[8][9]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Launcher display settings (Steam version).
Launcher display settings (Steam version).
Launcher graphics settings (Steam version).
Launcher graphics settings (Steam version).
In-game general settings (Steam version).
In-game general settings (Steam version).
In-game display settings (Steam version).
In-game display settings (Steam version).
In-game graphics settings (Steam version).
In-game graphics settings (Steam version).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9.
Use the community patcher as a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9.
Use the community patcher as a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF topic (Steam version only).[10]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Disable Exclusive Fullscreen for the Steam version. Microsoft Store fullscreen is borderless.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA or up to 4x SSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
PC Patch 1.0.668.0 (Patch #7) has disabled forced v-sync from the Microsoft Store version.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Pre-rendered cutscenes run at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See HDR (High Dynamic Range) Output
Nvidia VXAO (Voxel Accelerated Ambient Occlusion) is only available in DirectX 11.[11]

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Output[edit]

Use Special K
  1. Download Special K
  2. Enable global injection through the Special K UI.
  3. (Optional) Install the Special K wrapper through the compatibility menu, by holding CTRL + Shift while launching the game.
  4. In-game, open the Special K UI using CTRL + Shift + Backspace.
  5. Open the HDR Calibration menu under the Widgets tab.
  6. Enable scRGB HDR (16 bit) and restart the game.
  7. Adjust the settings in the HDR Calibration menu to your preference.
If you do not install the wrapper, you will need to have global injection enabled every time you launch the game. This may cause compatibility issues with other games.
Windows HDR must be enabled.
This method will not work with DX12 enabled.
This method will only work for the Steam version.
Fullscreen may have DPI scaling issues. For this reason, it is recommended to switch to borderless windowed.

Input[edit]

In-game input settings (Steam version).
In-game input settings (Steam version).
In-game rebinding (Steam version).
In-game rebinding (Steam version).
In-game controller settings (Steam version).
In-game controller settings (Steam version).
In-game controller buttons (Steam version).
In-game controller buttons (Steam version).

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Two keys per action.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
May need to skip launcher.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Also x-axis, as well as individually for aiming and free-look camera.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Microsoft Store version only.[12]
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Button/gesture prompts
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
At least XInput and DualShock 4.
Microsoft Store version supports Xbox One Controller Impulse Triggers.[12]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings (Steam version).
In-game audio settings (Steam version).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, dialogue and effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Regular white or colored according to speaker.
Closed captions
Cutscenes and some of the gameplay, enabled with subtitles.
Mute on focus lost
Dolby Atmos is only available on the Xbox One version.[13]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, #1, #2.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Not shown on Stream. Can be changed in-game.
Turkish
Fan translation.
Ukrainian
Fan translation.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op
Only available with the Endurance Mode DLC.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer


VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Side-by-side, AMD HD3D (Steam only) and Windows DXGI 1.2 Stereo 3D (Microsoft Store only).[14]
Nvidia 3D Vision
Steam version only.[14] Use Rise of the Tomb Raider - 3D Vision Fix or Helix Mod: Rise of the Tomb Raider (improvements for the official 3D mode) for better support.
vorpX
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
VR only available in the Blood Ties story in the 20 Year Celebration Pack DLC.[15]
Oculus Rift
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
See Input settings for details.
Traditional controller
See Input settings for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Clean UI, Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking, Highlight at Gaze, Throw at Gaze.
Play area Native Notes
Seated
Standing
Room-scale

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash during/after ending cutscene[edit]

During the ending cutscene, the game may crash immediately after Jacob appears with an error message saying that "A problem has occurred with your display driver." If that cutscene is skipped, the game may crash immediately after selecting "Continue" at the main menu.
Disable DirectX 12[citation needed]
The first time you play the game after finishing the main story, there will be a short conversation between Lara and another character; after this conversation, DX12 can be safely re-enabled.

Low FPS after crash[edit]

FPS may be very low even on a high-powered system after crashing with an error message saying that "A problem has occurred with your display driver."
Re-enable Fullscreen-Exclusive mode[citation needed]
You may need to remove "-nolauncher" from your Steam launch options to re-enable Fullscreen-Exclusive mode.

No Sound on Linux[edit]

There is no sound being played in the menu and the game itself (but sometimes in cutscenes). When starting steam and then the game from a terminal the message ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1099:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave is printed among lots of other output.
A proper /etc/asound.conf file is missing

On Arch Linux, install the pulseaudio-alsa package. On other distributions, copy the one file this package contains to /etc/asound.conf (requires root/sudo access) or to .asoundrc in the users home directory, content here.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Toggleable from launcher or settings.
Metal support
Vulkan 1.1 Linux Only
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Intelligent Music Systems [16]
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum[17] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon HD 7770
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.13.4
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 27 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680MX
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
Intel Iris Graphics 540
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 17.10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130t
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 28 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
AMD Radeon R9 285
2 GB of VRAM
Vulkan compatible GPU is required, along with the driver and the loader.
For Nvidia users, you will need to use the latest Nvidia 396.18 beta driver. For AMD users, you will need Mesa 17.3.5 or better, However, if you are using a Vega GPU you require Mesa 18.0 or later. AMD GCN 1st and 2nd generation graphics cards are not supported, Intel GPUs are also not supported.[18]
A 64-bit operating system is required.

References