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For the VR version, see Superhot VR.

Superhot Team
Former Unity 5[Note 1]
Unity 2018[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows February 25, 2016
macOS (OS X) February 25, 2016
Linux February 25, 2016
Superhot on MobyGames
Superhot on Wikipedia
Superhot 2016
Superhot VR 2016
Superhot: Mind Control Delete EA

General information

Official website
Official Discord server Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


The original 2014 7DFPS gamejam prototype can be found on the official website (requires the Unity Web Player plugin to function)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\SUPERHOT_Team\SUPERHOT\config.cfg
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/unity.SUPERHOT_Team.SUPERHOT/config.cfg
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/SUPERHOT_Team/SUPERHOT/config.cfg
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/unity.SUPERHOT_Team.SUPERHOT/
~/Library/Application Support/unity.SUPERHOT_Team.SUPERHOT/Screenshots/Replays/
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/SUPERHOT_Team/SUPERHOT/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Approximately 90°
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA; toggleable.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped to monitor refresh rate; otherwise, capped to 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See Remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Ingame multiplier is limited from 0.5 to 2.0 As low as 0.1 can be achieved by editing the settings file in the game's folder.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput.
Full controller support
Launcher used which requires keyboard or mouse. Launch <path-to-game>\SH.exe directly to bypass.[4]
Controller remapping
See Remapping.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Official remapping support will be addressed in a future update[5]
Bindings made will not save once the game is closed
Use the default Unity launcher[6]
  1. In the game launcher, press the Start Superhot button while holding down Shift to open the default Unity engine launcher/configuration utility.
  2. Go to the Input tab to modify bindings for keyboards and controllers.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music, Sound Effects
Surround sound
Meant to be played with headphones or dual speakers.
Aside from the two spoken words, "SUPER HOT", all speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

Epilepsy warning.[edit]

Flashes of white light violently flicker, rapidly, throughout the game. Don't play this game with even mild epilepsy.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on startup/black screen[edit]

Before following any of these fixes, make sure the PC meets the minimum system requirements. Otherwise, the game will refuse to run.[7]

General fixes[edit]

Launch the game via SH.exe[7]
  • Optional: If there are still issues running the game, run the game in administrator mode (right click the EXE and select Run as Administrator).
Move all save files from the save game data location[7]
Install/reinstall Microsoft .NET 4 Framework[7]
Add SH.exe to the antivirus exception list (if applicable)[7]

Comodo Antivirus specific[edit]

This fix is only applicable to users with Comodo Antivirus installed on their machines
Bypass false positive[7]
  1. Launch the game with the set -w**** -h**** parameters (where -w**** is the monitor width, and -h**** the monitor height).
    • Ex: For 1920x1080 resolution, use set -w1920 -h1080.
  2. Comodo will then give a warning about malicious content. In the dialog window, click Fix it myself.
  3. Another window from Comodo will then pop up, asking to either block or ignore this file. In the dialog window, click the button along the lines of Ignore this file and claim it as a false report.
  4. Relaunch the game.

No levels past 4 loading on Linux[edit]

Launch option[citation needed]

Use the LANG=C %command% parameter. If using the version, launch the game from which includes the mentioned command.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Game is 32-bit; launcher is 64-bit.
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Input OpenVR, Sixense Core


A Quake mod created by the developers as an April Fools/promotional item, it adds SUPERHOT's primary game mechanic (time stops when the player is not moving) and art style to the game.

It can be downloaded from the official site.

Note that the mod comes in a self-contained package, configured with the shareware version of Quake and a modified Darkplaces engine (source code modifications are available on request). For OS X, the mod comes pre-configured for Wine via WineBottler.

The mod is not compatible with other Quake source ports.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.3 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600GT
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
512 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.9
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4440 3.10 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.3 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600GT
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
512 MB of VRAM


  1. Unity engine build: 5.3.5f1[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.3.12f1[2]