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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice cover
Japan FromSoftware
Asia Cube Game
Release dates
Windows March 22, 2019
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 90
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action
Art styles Realistic
Themes Japan, Fantasy
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on HowLongToBeat
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on IGDB
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice guide on StrategyWiki
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on MobyGames
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on Wikipedia

General information

Activision support page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Contains only a download code.
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Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use Sekiro Mod Engine
  1. Extract the contents of the mod.
  2. Copy dinput8.dll and modengine.ini to your Sekiro directory.

Sekiro FPS Unlocker and more

Boasts an FPS unlocker, custom resolutions, game and player speed tweaks, FOV modifications, borderless windowed mode, and more.
Works with multiple game versions.
Has to be run every time as this edits the values in RAM.
Limitations compared to Sekiro FPS Unlock DLL

Game data

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

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sekiro\GraphicsConfig.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/814380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sekiro\<user-id>\S0000.sl2
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/814380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Ultra-widescreen.
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming or use borderless fix mod
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales automatically via Texture Quality setting. Set independently via graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off only. TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default; can be forced off within control panel.
60 FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
Use Sekiro FPS Unlock or Sekiro FPS Unlock DLL. See also Run the game at screen refresh rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
If the colors are washed out or HDR does not engage properly, Alt+Tab out and back in to the game or use Special K to improve it (note that this game specific version is outdated, use the latest generic version instead). Also try to turn off Windows AutoHDR.


Ultrawide UI Fixes Mod
  1. Download and install Sekiro Mod Engine to add mod support for the game.
  2. Download and install Ultrawide UI Fixes mod to completely fix all issues with the UI for 21:9 monitors.
  3. Download Sekiro FPS Unlock and More and use it to run the game in an ultrawide resolution.
See the related WSGF post
UI issues when playing on ultrawide without additional fixes.
UI issues when playing on ultrawide without additional fixes.
Replace executable[1]
  1. Download jackfuste's fix.
  2. Replace the <path-to-game>\sekiro.exe with the one inside the fix (using 7zip).


Some issues with red vignetting and other effects that are in the 16:9 area. These can be fixed using another jackfuste fix that stretches or disables these textures entirely.

Field of view (FOV)

Use SekiroFpsUnlockAndMore
FOV can be set to any value between -95% and +95%.
Use WSGF FOV patch[1]
  1. Download the FOV patch and extract the files.
  2. Run the file for the desired FOV change (e.g. FOV+75%.exe) and patch the game's executable.


In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game camera settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Change option 'Mouse Controls - Up/Down' rather than the 'Camera Options'. X-axis also available.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Can be changed in the 'Camera Options' menu. X-axis also available.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
No native support, relies on the Steam Input API instead. See glossary page for potential workarounds.
PlayStation button prompts
Mod available on NexusMods.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
, Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth)
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Intensity can be customized within game's settings.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Controller support

Controller support megathread.

DualShock 4

Users reporting that DualShock 4 does not work for them.
Turn on "Hide DS4 Controller" option in DS4Windows. Alternatively, use HidHide.
Default DualShock 4 profile may have mouse function bound to gyro, causing spinning camera.
Disable DualShock 4 gyro[2]


In-game sound settings.
In-game sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Music, Sound effects, and Voice. Can be set in intervals of 1, from 0-10.
Surround sound
Plays up to 7.1.[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


In-game voice and subtitle settings.
In-game voice and subtitle settings.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation (Games in Arabic).
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation.
Labeled as the default voice language.
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
6 Co-op, Versus
Use Sekiro Online.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice.
G3D, Z3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Performance issues

Reports show having multiple monitors plugged in causes performance issues.
Unplug non-primary monitors[4]
Users report stuttering on Laptops with Nvidia GPUs
Change settings in Nvidia control panel[5]
  1. Start the Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Go to "Manage 3D Settings" in the left pane, then "Program Settings" in the right pane.
  3. Click "Add", locate Sekiro and add the selected program.
  4. In the Feature list, set "Preferred refresh rate" to "60hz".
  5. In the Feature list, set "Vertical sync" to "On".
  6. Click "Apply" in the bottom right of the window.

See also section: Run the game at screen refresh rate

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Unlock refresh rate (and framerate) with Sekiro FPS Unlock DLL[6]
  1. Download one of the .dlls and place it in the game folder alongside Sekiro.exe and run the game.
  2. Optionally, edit the newly created SekiroFpsUnlockAndMore.xml alongside the .dll to change the default <tbFramelock>144</tbFramelock>.
Appears to be the only option that allows VRR + VSync to work together alongside unlocked framerate and refresh rate, which is optimal. VRR functioning verified via displays built-in dynamic Hz OSD.
Override refresh rate set by game, with Nvidia graphics card[7]
  1. Start the Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Go to "Manage 3D Settings" in the left pane, then "Program Settings" in the right pane.
  3. Click "Add", locate Sekiro and add the selected program.
  4. In the Feature list, set "Preferred refresh rate" to "Highest available".
  5. In the Feature list, set "Vertical sync" to "Off".
  6. Click "Apply" in the bottom right of the window.
Override refresh rate set by game, with AMD graphics card[8]
  1. Start Radeon Settings from the desktop.
  2. Go to "Gaming" and open the profile for Sekiro or add it manually.
  3. Set "Wait for Vertical Refresh" to "Enhanced Sync".
  4. Launch the game in windowed mode and switch to fullscreen once in-game.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 [9]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD 4.44.61
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.100k

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7950
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: