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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice cover
Developers
From Software
Publishers
Activision
Japan From Software
Asia 方块游戏
Release dates
Windows March 22, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 90
IGDB 90
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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Contains only a download code.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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

Sekiro FPS Unlocker and more[edit]

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.

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

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
Multi-monitor
See Ultra-widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
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 jackfuste's fix or Sekiro FPS Unlock. 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.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

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).

Notes

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.
Alternatively, you can download a mod from Nexusmods that let's you turn off select parts of the HUD individually, including vignette effects.
Use SekiroFpsUnlockAndMore and enable "Add Custom Resolution"

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

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.

Input[edit]

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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
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
DualShock 4 controllers
No native support, relies on the Steam Input API instead.
DualShock button prompts
Mod available on NexusMods.
Light bar support
Connection modes V1, Wired
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Intensity can be customized within game's settings.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Controller support[edit]

Controller support megathread.

DualShock 4[edit]

Users reporting that DualShock 4 does not work for them.
Default DualShock 4 profile may have mouse function bound to gyro, causing spinning camera.
Disable DualShock 4 gyro[2]

Audio[edit]

In-game sound settings.
In-game sound settings.
In-game voice and subtitle settings.
In-game voice and subtitle settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, Music, Sound effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Fan translation (Games in Arabic).
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish
Russian
Thai

VR support[edit]

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Performance issues[edit]

Reports show having multiple monitors plugged in causes performance issues.
Unplug non-primary monitors[3]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Override refresh rate set by game, with 3Dmigoto[4]
  1. Download 3Dmigoto (or download Disable_textures_v3.7z if you want to remove texture overlays).
  2. Extract d3d11.dll, d3dcompiler_46.dll, and d3dx.ini from x64\ to the installation folder.
  3. Open d3dx.ini and go to the [Device] section.
  4. Change ;refresh_rate=60 to refresh_rate=120 or your desired refresh rate (make sure to remove the ;).
  5. Change hunting=1 to hunting=0 under the [Hunting] section to turn off shader hunting options. Optionally you can delete everything else in the d3dx.ini besides the 2 lines [Device] and refresh_rate=120 should anything be causing you issues.
Override refresh rate set by game, with Special K[5]

Install and override the refresh rate using Special K.

Override refresh rate set by game, with Nvidia graphics card[6]
  1. Start the Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Go to "Manage 3D Settings" in the left pane, then "Program Settngs" 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[7]
  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[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Fmod
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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.

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>/814380/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (814380) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References