Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night cover
Developers
ArtPlay
DICO[1]
Disruptive Games
WayForward Technologies[2]
Publishers
505 Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows June 18, 2019
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night guide on StrategyWiki
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Wikipedia
Bloodstained
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2018
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 2019

General information

Official website
Official forums
Official Discord server
Kickstarter page
Community wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Certain Kickstarter backers of the $60-tier or higher also receive a digital soundtrack via direct download from their Fangamer backer surveys in FLAC and MP3 formats.[3]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Iga's Back Pack Adds an optional boss battle with Igarashi for those that missed the initial Kickstarter campaign, along with special rewards for defeating him.
Windows
Official Soundtrack The game's original soundtrack, along with its 8-bit music plus English and Japanese language tracks. Contains 46 tracks in MP3 and FLAC formats.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename the video files[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\BloodstainedRotN\Content\Movies\SPLASH_MOV\.
  2. Delete or rename BS_Shard_Intro_Ident_V3.mp4.

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\BloodstainedRotN\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/692850/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\BloodstainedRotN\Saved\SaveGames\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/692850/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 resolutions are letterboxed, use this mod to remove.
Multi-monitor
Use this mod.
Ultra-widescreen
Use this mod.
4K Ultra HD
Character models in dialogue sequences and inventory are rendered at a locked resolution of 1080p, supersampling does not help.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Unknown post-processing variation.
See Anti-aliasing (AA) for supersampling.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate smoothing is set to go up to 60 FPS, disable to uncap the framerate. Playing at 120 FPS can double the speed of the Play Time counter and at higher framerates it eventually stops it completely.[citation needed]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Use Unreal 4 resolution scale[5]
  1. Navigate to configuration file location.
  2. Open Engine.ini with preferred text editor.
  3. At the end of the file, add the following and add two Enters after it:
[ConsoleVariables]
r.ScreenPercentage=100
  1. Change 100 to your desired value. 200 means double the dimensions from resolution selected in settings menu.
  2. Save the changes and start the game.

Notes

As things like UI and menus are untouched, avoids unwanted blurring effects on these which could happen with driver solutions like Nvidia DSR.
Does not improve model resolution in dialogue scenes or inventory.

Gamma correction[edit]

Add Display Gamma to Engine.ini[6][7]
  1. Navigate to configuration file location.
  2. Open Engine.ini with preferred text editor.
  3. At the end of the file, add the following and add two Enters after it:
[/Script/Engine.Engine]
DisplayGamma=2.0
  1. Change 2.0 to your desired value. The default gamma setting is 2.0.
  2. Save the changes and start the game.

Notes

Adjusting the in-game Brightness setting can help balance the newly adjusted gamma levels. However, it is advised to not go below gamma values of 1.0 or the game will become incredibly too dark to see.

Post-processing[edit]

Toggles for cel shading, bloom, HUD, damage numbers, and black screen transitions.

Input settings[edit]

Input mapping menu.
Input mapping menu.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse is usable to navigate through menus, but does not provide a cursor, simply working like a controller.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Entering a name to alter the preset one for save files and shortcut sets requires keyboard.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Xbox One variant.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
See Dualshock 4 button prompts.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

DualShock 4 button prompts[edit]

Install DualShock 4 Prompts mod[8]
  1. Download DS4_Buttons.pak.
  2. Navigate to <path-to-game>\BloodstainedRotN\Content\Paks\~mods\
    • If the ~mods folder does not exist, create it.
  3. Move downloaded DS4_Buttons.pak into this folder.
  4. Start the game.

Switch button prompts[edit]

Install Switch Prompts mod[9]
  1. Download SWX_Buttons.pak.
  2. Navigate to <path-to-game>\BloodstainedRotN\Content\Paks\~mods\
    • If the ~mods folder does not exist, create it.
  3. Move downloaded SWX_Buttons.pak into this folder.
  4. Start the game.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Ambient Sound, Sound Effects, Voices
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Will be added in upcoming free DLC.
LAN play
Online play
Will be added in upcoming free DLC.

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

Unlocking Hard & Nightmare Modes[edit]

Start a new game, then enter NIGHTMARE as the name for the save file.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460
AMD FX-4350
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R9 280X
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>/692850/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (692850) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. November Update: Get To Know The Developers - last accessed on 2019-06-16
  2. Development Update – A Hunter Joins The Fray - last accessed on 2019-06-16
  3. Digital goods are out! Finally!, page 1 - GOG.com Forums - last accessed on 2019-07-04
  4. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-06-18
  5. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2019-06-18
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/326048443040530432/590579017170681856/692850_20190618185528_1.png
  6. Dark Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - reddit - last accessed on 2019-06-19
  7. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2019-06-19
    Although this was used from the 2018 backer demo, it still works in the final version of the game.
  8. ps4 controller buttons :: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night General discussions, post #1 - last accessed on 2019-06-25
  9. Bloodstained Modded! - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Official Forums - last accessed on 2019-06-24