Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider cover
Eidos Montreal
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows September 14, 2018
Shadow of the Tomb Raider at Wikipedia
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (1996) 1996
Tomb Raider II 1997
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft 1998
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation 1999
Tomb Raider Chronicles 2000
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness 2003
Tomb Raider: Legend 2006
Tomb Raider: Anniversary 2007
Tomb Raider: Underworld 2008
Tomb Raider (2013) 2013
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018

Key points

DirectX 12 is the recommended graphics API for the best performance.[1][2][3]

General information

Official website
Official forum
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[4]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip launcher and fix Steam overlay[edit]

Use the -nolauncher command line argument[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos Montreal\Shadow of the Tomb Raider\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/750920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow of the Tomb Raider\<user-id>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/750920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Disable Exclusive Fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Only supported on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) or higher
SMAAS2x uses MSAA 2x and SMAA; SMAA4 uses MSAA 4x, SMAA and TAA.[2]
Nvidia VXAO (Voxel Accelerated Ambient Occlusion) is only available in DirectX 11.[2]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, dialogs and effects.
Surround sound
White subtitles or colored subtitles by person.
Closed captions
Separate option for deaf support.
Mute on focus lost


All languages have an option to turn on native voices for some characters to improve immersion.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Mexican Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Toggleable from launcher or settings.
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform GFx
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3220
AMD FX-8350
Intel Core i7-4770K
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7770
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 480
6 GB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) used for Windows game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). The app ID (750920) may differ in some cases.


  1. Imgur - Shadow of the Tomb Raider Display Settings - last accessed on 2018-09-20
    "DirectX 12 is our recommended graphics API for the best performance and to allow the use of the latest hardware features.

    DirectX 11 is available for use on older operating systems or graphics hardware.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Digital Foundry - Shadow of the Tomb Raider PC Analysis (YouTube) - last accessed on 2018-09-20
  3. Computer Base - Shadow of the Tomb Raider im Test: DirectX 12 wirkt, aber schnell muss die GPU trotzdem sein 2/3 (German) - last accessed on 2018-09-20
  4. Shadow of the Tomb Raider EULA
  5. Shadow of the Tomb Raider - [21-09-2018 PC Patch Notes for patch (Patch #2)] - last accessed on 2018-09-21