Metro Exodus

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Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus cover
4A Games
Deep Silver
4A Engine
Release dates
Windows February 15, 2019
Metro Exodus at Wikipedia
Metro 2033 2010
Metro: Last Light 2013
Metro 2033 Redux 2014
Metro: Last Light Redux 2014
Metro Exodus 2019

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Launcher
Only available in certain territories.
Some stores or copies might inaccurately list Steam as the platform.[1]
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Humble Store
Epic Games Launcher
Gold Edition also available.
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.
The PC version is Epic Games Store exclusive. All existing Steam customers will receive updates and DLCs through Steam.[2]
Steam version will be available to purchase again on February 14, 2020.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename credits.webm and legal.webm.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\metro exodus\<user-id>\user.cfg[citation needed]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/412020/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\metro exodus\<user-id>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/412020/pfx/[Note 1]
When you start the game with the its .exe (not from Epic Store) the saves will be at %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\<user-id>\. Note that the two are not synchronized!

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video Settings Page 1
Video Settings Page 1
Video Settings Page 2
Video Settings Page 2
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 60º vertical. See Field of view (FOV).
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
x4, x16
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SSAA x0.4-4.0 controlled with "Shading Rate" option. TAA is enabled by default.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
None, Half, Full.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Change field of view[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Change r_base_fov from the default 60 to the desired value (up to a maximum of 90).


Increasing the FOV will reveal unfinished player model.
Blood overlay (when getting damaged) doesn't scale with FOV.


Set windowed/borderless mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open user.cfg.
  3. Change r_fullscreen on to r_fullscreen off.
  4. Use Special K if you want to force borderless fullscreen window mode.

Motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Change r_blur_level and r_game_mblur_scale to 0

Mouse Acceleration / Smoothing[edit]

Disable mouse acceleration / smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Set sens_border to 2
  4. Set mouse_curve_num and mouse_curve_coef to 0
  5. Save file and exit.

Input settings[edit]

In-game Keyboard Settings
In-game Keyboard Settings
In-game Mouse Settings
In-game Mouse Settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Accessibility options for QTE events: Tap, Press, Hold
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Partial. Two presets. Can also change shoulder buttons to triggers, invert y-axis, change movement stick from LS to RS.
Controller sensitivity
General, Aim, Aim Assist, Auto Aim Border.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Controller plugged in after game launch, auto detected once a button is pressed. Changes button prompts automatically.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Sound Settings
Sound Settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Master. Dialog added in Ranger Update. See Different Volume Configurations.
Surround sound
Dolby Atmos
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish
Added in Ranger Update

Different Volume Configurations[edit]

Different Volume Configurations
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Find the following variables:
  4. s_dialogs_volume 1.00
  5. s_effects_volume 0.80
  6. s_master_volume 0.50
  7. s_music_volume 0.60
  8. Change the values to your liking
  9. Save file and exit.

Issues fixed[edit]

Fix stuttering[edit]

Alternative solutions
  • Download and install Rivatuner, add MetroExodus.exe and limit Framerate to 60FPS.
  • Run the game as administrator.
  • Enabling v-sync through the control panel whilst disabling it in-game can solve this as well.
Disable NVIDIA HairWorks


Fix washed out colors

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Also supports DirectX Ray tracing (DXR)
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 (1809)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4440
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Windows 10 is required for raytracing capabilities.


  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>/412020/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (412020) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Metro Exodus at Twitter: "Your physical copy of Metro Exodus will now ship with an Epic key… " - last accessed on 2019-01-30
    "Your physical copy of Metro Exodus will now ship with an Epic key"
  2. Epic's latest PC exclusive is Metro Exodus -