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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice cover
Developers
From Software
Publishers
Activision
Japan From Software
Asia 方块游戏
Release dates
Windows March 22, 2019
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice guide at StrategyWiki
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at Wikipedia

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Contains only a download code.
Windows
Official website
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

  1. Extract the contents of the mod.
  2. Copy dinput8.dll and modengine.ini to your Sekiro directory.
Only game version 1.02 is supported.
  1. Extract the contents of the mod.
  2. Copy dinput8.dll to your Sekiro directory.

Sekiro FPS Unlocker and more[edit]

Boasts an FPS unlocker, custom resolutions, game and player speed tweaks, FOV modifications, borderless windowed mode, and more.
Works with multiple game versions.
Has to be run every time as this edits the values in RAM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sekiro
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/814380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sekiro\<user-id>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/814380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Uncapped frame rate above 60fps with mod.
Uncapped frame rate above 60fps with mod.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Sekiro_FOV trainer
Sekiro_FOV trainer
Low FOV
Low FOV
High FOV
High FOV
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See Ultra-widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming or use borderless fix mod
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales automatically via Texture Quality setting. Set independently via graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off only. TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default; can be forced off within control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS; use jackfuste's fix. See also Run the game at screen refresh rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Use Special K or Alt+Tab out and back in to the game if colors are washed out or HDR does not engage properly.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Ultra-widescreen screenshot with jackfuste hack showing 16:9 vignetting and effects
Ultra-widescreen screenshot with jackfuste hack showing 16:9 vignetting and effects
Replace with WSGF jackfuste exe[1]
  1. Download jackfuste's fix.
  2. Replace the <path-to-game>\sekiro.exe with the one inside the fix (using 7zip).
Some issues with red vignetting and other effects that are in the 16:9 area. These can be fixed using another jackfuste fix that disables these textures entirely.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

FOV can be set to any value between -95% and +95%.
Use WSGF jackfuste FOV trainer[2]
  1. Download Sekiro_FOV.7z.
  2. Open game.
  3. Open Sekiro_FOV.exe.
  4. Use F5 to increase FOV, F6 to decrease FOV and F7 to default FOV.
Apply hex edit (permanent FOV fix)[3]
  1. Open sekiro.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Find the bytes F3 0F 10 08 F3 0F 59 0D 44 F8 9B 02.
  3. Replace them with:
    • F3 0F 10 08 F3 0F 59 0D 48 F8 9B 02 for FOV + ~15%
    • F3 0F 10 08 F3 0F 59 0D C9 62 B3 01 for FOV + ~25%
    • F3 0F 10 08 F3 0F 59 0D 4C F8 9B 02 for FOV + ~40%
    • F3 0F 10 08 F3 0F 59 0D 50 F8 9B 02 for FOV + ~75%
    • F3 0F 10 08 F3 0F 59 0D 54 F8 9B 02 for FOV + ~90%
  4. Save the changes.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Key Config settings.
Key Config settings.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.
Camera options.
Camera options.

Controller support[edit]

Controller support megathread.

DualShock 4[edit]

Users reporting that DualShock 4 does not work for them.
Default DualShock 4 profile may have mouse function bound to gyro, causing spinning camera.
Disable DualShock 4 gyro[4]

Audio settings[edit]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.
Voice and subtitle settings.
Voice and subtitle settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, Music, Sound effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice.
vorpX
G3D, Z3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

Performance issues[edit]

Reports show having multiple monitors plugged in causes performance issues.
Unplug non-primary monitors[5]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Override refresh rate set by game, with Nvidia graphics card
  1. Start the Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Go to "Manage 3D Settings" in the left pane, then "Program Settngs" in the right pane.
  3. Click "Add", locate Sekiro and add the selected program.
  4. In the Feature list, set "Preferred refresh rate" to "Highest available".
  5. In the Feature list, set "Vertical sync" to "Off".
  6. Click "Apply" in the bottom right of the window.
Override refresh rate set by game, with 3Dmigoto[6]
  1. Download 3Dmigoto (or download Disable_textures_v3.7z if you want to remove texture overlays).
  2. Extract d3d11.dll, d3dcompiler_46.dll, and d3dx.ini to the installation folder.
  3. Open d3dx.ini and go to the [Device] section.
  4. Change ;refresh_rate=60 to refresh_rate=120 or your desired refresh rate (make sure to remove the ;)
  5. Optionally you can now delete everything else in the d3dx.ini besides the 2 lines [Device] and refresh_rate=120 should anything be causing you issues
Override refresh rate set by game, with Special K[citation needed]

Install and override the refresh rate using Special K.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7950

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>/814380/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (814380) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References