Prey (2017)

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Arkane Studios
Bethesda Softworks
CryEngine (4th generation)[1]
Release dates
Windows May 5, 2017
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Prey (2017) 2017

This page is for the 2017 reboot. For the original game, see Prey.

Key points

Offers very limited support for turning off unwanted UI elements.[2] See Prey Interface Customizer.

General information

Official Bethesda Forums
Bethesda Support Website
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameSDK\Videos\.
  2. Delete or rename ArkaneLogoAnim_Redux_1080p2997_ST-16LUFS.bk2, Bethesda_logo_anim_white.bk2, LegalScreens.bk2, and Ryzen_Bumper.bk2.

Improve HUD/UI[edit]

Use Prey Interface Customizer[citation needed]
Allows you to change the UI, HUD, notification sounds, disable motion blur, adjust image sharpening and add bindings for more actions.

Add missing lighting, shadows and reflections[edit]

Adds missing shadows, volumetric lights and fog, reflections, particle effects, sun flares, improved view distance and persistent decals.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\Prey\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\Prey\SaveGames\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game basic video settings
In-game basic video settings
In-game basic video settings
In-game basic video settings
In-game gameplay settings
In-game gameplay settings
In-game interactive screens settings
In-game interactive screens settings
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen.
HUD scales to sides of screen and menus appear to have no visible issues.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider from 60° to 120° horizontal. Use Flawless Widescreen for values up to 150°. Weapon FOV does not scale, see Field of view (FOV) to change it manually.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA, FXAA and Temporal SMAA 1TX & 2TX
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 144 FPS. See High frame rate.
Color blind mode

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Change weapon FOV with the CryEngine remote console[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open game.cfg.
  3. Add the line g_reticleYPercentage = 0.50, save the changes, and make the file read-only. This will fix the crosshair's placement, so that the weapons don't go through it.
  4. Download and open the CryEngine Remote Console using the steps in Console commands.
  5. Open the game and load your save.
  6. Enter the command r_DrawNearFoV = 90, where the number is the weapon FOV you want (default is 60).


The game tends to restore said FOV to default once a new level is loaded, so it is recommended to keep the console open to input the command again when it occurs.

High frame rate[edit]

Custom FPS cap[5]
  1. Open the game and make a change to any video setting.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open game.cfg.
  4. Change sys_MaxFPS = 144 to the desired FPS cap.
  5. Save the changes.


Changing the value to 0 caps the frame rate at 60 FPS
Alternatively, higher frame rates can also be achieved by turning on V-sync. This introduces some input lag, but the amount is very small at frame rates over 144.


Use Prey Interface Customizer[citation needed]
Can disable motion blur and change the image sharpening amount.
Disable motion blur[6]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Create a file called autoexec.cfg and open it with a text editor like Notepad.
  3. Add the line r_MotionBlur = 0 and save the file.

Input settings[edit]


Rebind weapon wheel manually in config file[7]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\Prey\Profiles\default\
  2. Open actionmaps.xml with Notepad.
  3. Look for the line <actionmap name="player"> and paste the following code below it.
  <action name="enter_focusmode">
   <rebind device="keyboard" input="b" defaultInput="mouse3"/>
  <action name="mouse_enter_focusmode">
   <rebind device="keyboard" input="b" defaultInput="mwheel_up"/>
  <action name="mouse_enter_focusmode">
   <rebind device="keyboard" input="b" defaultInput="mwheel_down"/>
In this example the weapon wheel is now remapped to B on your keyboard. This can be changed to your liking.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings
In-game audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
no master volume
Surround sound
Up to 7.1[8]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Mexican Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Prey 2017 (DX11).

Issues fixed[edit]

Controller not detected or other problems[edit]

Force XInput API[9]

Use Prey Interface Customizer to force the game to use XInput.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Console commands[edit]

CryEngine Remote Console with the command to disable motion blur in the command line
CryEngine Remote Console with the command to disable motion blur in the command line
The in-game console has been disabled. Commands can be executed using the CryEngine Remote Console instead.
Using the CryEngine Remote Console[10]
  1. Download the CryEngine Remote Console.
  2. Extract the files to any location and run the RemoteConsole.exe from inside the x64 folder.
  3. Launch the game and load into a level.
  4. Switch to the Remote Console and enter a command (e.g. "hud_hide 0" to hide the HUD).


A list of available commands can be found on Typing into the command line also shows a list of available commands starting with that letter.
Certain commands may have been disabled by the developers.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
Intel Core i7-2600K
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon 7850
2 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 290
4 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit OS is required.