Rune II

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Rune II
Rune II cover
Developers
Human Head Studios
Post-release Ragnarok Game[1]
Post-release Studio 369[2]
Publishers
Ragnarok Game[3]
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows November 12, 2019[4]
Reception
Metacritic 47
OpenCritic 45
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action
Series Rune
Rune II on HowLongToBeat
Rune II on IGDB
Rune II on MobyGames
Rune
Rune 2000
Rune II 2019

Key points

Formerly known as Rune: Ragnarok and Rune (not to be confused with the 2000 game).

General information

Official forums
Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Epic Games Launcher
Berserker Rage and God Slayer editions also available.
Windows
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Berserker Rage and God Slayer editions also available.
Windows
Steam
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Decapitation Edition.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Pre-orders include the Warrior Pack comprised of the Warrior Blade and Armor Set, Rune II World Map, and a forum badge.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Rune\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/821290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Rune\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/821290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Vert- FOV resulting in severe cropping.[5] See Field of view (FOV) for a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
Vert- with an FOV slider to compensate.[6]
4K Ultra HD
[6]
Field of view (FOV)
60-110.[6] See Field of view (FOV) for more.
Windowed
[5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
[5]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Multiple quality options.[5] See Anti-aliasing (AA) for sharpening.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
[5]
60 FPS
[5]
120+ FPS
Limited to 62.[5]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Increase FOV by changing the way it's calculated[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[/Script/Engine.LocalPlayer]
AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV
A significant increase from the default 16:9 value.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Enable TAA sharpening through the config file[5]
This makes the game appear less blurry when anti-aliasing is on.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.TemporalAACurrentFrameWeight=0.2
r.TemporalAASharpness=0.8
r.Tonemapper.Sharpen=1

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, dialogue, ambient.[5]
Surround sound
[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
[5]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Versus, Co-op
16-24 players recommended but no hard limit is set for community deathmatch servers.[7]

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4340
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7850
A 64-bit 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>/821290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (821290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. A Rune 2 patch is finally coming, despite ongoing legal issues - last accessed on 2020-01-14
  2. GameDaily.biz - Studio 369 picks up the Rune II torch - last accessed on 2020-07-23
  3. Rune II publisher didn’t know developer Human Head was closing - last accessed on 2019-11-14
  4. Exclusive: Rune II Launching in November with a 15-Hour Quest to Kill Loki - last accessed on 2019-09-11
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-20
    Based on the Deathmatch Beta.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-09-20
  7. RUNE II FAQ - last accessed on 2019-07-20