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Tetris Ultimate

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Tetris Ultimate
Tetris Ultimate cover
Ubisoft San Francisco
SoMa Play
Unity 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows December 10, 2015
Modes Multiplayer
Series Tetris
Tetris Ultimate on MobyGames
Tetris Ultimate on Wikipedia
Tetris (AcademySoft) 1986
Tetris (Spectrum Holobyte) 1987
Tetris (MacOS) 1988
Welltris 1989
Tetris (1990) 1990
Faces... Tris III 1991
Super Tetris 1991
Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss 1994
Tetris Jr. 1996
Kids Tetris 1999
The Next Tetris 1999
Tetris Worlds 2001
Tetris Elements 2004
Tetris Zone 2007
Tetris Online Japan 2007
Tetris Blitz 2013
Tetris Ultimate 2015
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2018
Tetris Effect: Connected 2019
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 2021
Tetris Beat 2021

Key points

All DLC is included in the base game installation.
Local multiplayer is broken as second controller also controls first player.

General information

Official forums (Not PC-specific)
Tetris Ultimate on Hard Drop
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam (unavailable)
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This game is no longer available digitally.
All versions require Steam and Ubisoft Connect DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

All DLC is included in the base game installation.
Name Notes
Time's Up Included with the base game.
Landslide Included with the base game.
Haunted Included with the base game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SoMa Play Inc\Tetris Ultimate\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/316750/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\316750\remote\tetrisUltimateSave.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/316750/pfx/[Note 2]
Game does create %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\SoMa Play Inc\Tetris Ultimate\ but it's not used by the game.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Can be forced via the configuration file.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Lowest preset called fastest only. Higher presets enable 60 FPS cap.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.


General settings.
General settings.
Input settings.
Input settings.
Key rebinding.
Key rebinding.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Included with March 11, 2016 update.[4] Default and three customizeable presets.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used outside of menus.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. Designed for XInput controllers.
Full controller support
Has to be toggled from options menu if using for first player.
Cursor stays at screen in menus and may highlight items making navigating with controller impossible.
Controller remapping
Renders most DirectInput controllers unuseable.
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music (game and menu) and effects (game and menu).
Surround sound
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Co-op
First player can use keyboard or controller according to settings. Other players require controller. XInput controller order isn't respected. Online has to be disabled (Tetris Live).
LAN play
Online play
4 Versus
Can include up to three local players.
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Issues unresolved

Crash at launch

Following fixes seems to work in some cases, but may not fix the crashing issue.
Play with both Steam and Uplay online[citation needed]
Start game as administration[citation needed]
Play either windowed or borderless windowed[citation needed]

Second controller doesn't work

March 11, 2016 update fixed the controllers working in multiplayer, however it introduced another bug where playing multiplayer makes first player to control both first and second player.
It's possible to use specific workaround if first player is playing with keyboard.

Issues fixed

Controller constantly moving to right/left

This issue seems to be specific to Unity engine and Xbox One Controller under Windows 10.[5] As game doesn't feature button rebinding, currently only workaround is by installing older version of the driver.
Install older driver[6]
  • Download and install older version of Xbox One controller drivers. 32-bit or 64-bit.


This is not advisable as it may break other games compatibility with the controller, which requires updating driver to latest version.

Crash when starting certain modes

Start and quit Marathon mode before playing other modes[3][7]
Play with both Steam and Uplay offline[citation needed]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 DirectX 11 is also supported.[citation needed]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 @ 2.5 GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 511 MB[3]
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS450
AMD Radeon HD5670
Sound (audio device) DirectX Compatible Sound Card


  1. Unity engine build: 4.5.5f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2017-06-27
  2. 2560 x 1080 Display Mode :: Tetris® Ultimate General Discussion - last accessed on December 15, 2015
    "Someone knows how to set 2560 x 1080 resolution? Maybe any configs or something? Ingame i can set max. 1920 x1080. ok it fixed via regedit"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Verified by User:Marioysikax on December 15, 2015
  4. Custom Key Mapping Now Available! - last accessed on March 11, 2016
  5. Playable with a controller? :: Tetris® Ultimate General Discussion - last accessed on December 15, 2015
    "Aiui, this is down to a bug in Unity. Unless m$ patch their drivers to workaround it, either the game devs need to add a workaround or it needs fixing in Unity /&/ the game devs need to rebuild the game with the fix."
  6. Xbox One Controller not working properly after Windows 10 Upgrade FIXED :: Broforce General Discussion - last accessed on December 15, 2015
  7. "Endless" mode solo crashing :: Tetris® Ultimate General Discussion - last accessed on December 15, 2015
    "Crashing tons for me, but seems to work if I start a Marathon game quit out and then try the other game modes for some reason."