Hellblade PC Error Fix And Graphics Tweaks - Save Data Location, Increase FOV And More

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Hellblade is a dark fantasy game, the graphics are pretty amazing, but few optimizations can help you to play it better just in case you plan to replay it or you want to make changes according to your need. Below you can find out some file locations, settings that can be used to tweak the PC graphic settings of this game.

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Important Note: Backup all the files mentioned below before editing or modifying then. Copy it some folder and remember the exact location from where you picked. In case of issues you can restore the file.

Where is the Save Game Data Location?

The save data is stored in the following location - %LOCALAPPDATA%\HellbladeGame\Saved\SaveGames. You can backup this after completing chapters and restore the files exactly at the same place. Or you can use Steam cloud to keep your game progress safe.

How to Skip the Intro Videos:

You can skip the intro videos of the game whenever you launch it. For that you have to move three files from the game installation directory. Below are the name of files, you can either move or rename. Do not delete them, you can restore it incase of any error. The best thing is to rename this file, just put a _backup after the file name for example NinjaTheory_Logo_backup.bik. Incase of any problem you can just delete the _backup word. These files can be found in the Game Installation folder inside Content > Movies.

  • NinjaTheory_Logo.bik
  • ThirdParty_Logo.bik
  • UE4_Logo.bik.

How to Adjust Mouse Sensitivity?

Mouse acceleration plays a vital role in your attacks, if it is too fast or too slow it becomes hard for you to judge your attack point. You can too adjust this through the configuration file.

  1. Go to the following location - %LOCALAPPDATA%\HellbladeGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
  2. Look for GamerUserSettings.ini file. Right click on this file and choose Open With Notepad or you can simply drag this file in Notepad++.
  3. Look for the below two values in the file, you can set this to 2.0 to gain more acceleration. You can keep adjusting this till you get the right speed. 
    • AxisMappings=(AxisName="LookUp",Key=MouseY,Scale=-1.000000)
    • AxisMappings=(AxisName="Turn",Key=MouseX,Scale=1.000000)
  4. Save the file and close it, right click on it and click on Properties > add a tick on Read-Only and click on Ok. If you want to replace this file in future with the original one you have to first remove the Read-Only tick.

How To Increase FOV:

It is possible to increase the game FOV by modifying the game configuration file. It is recommended o backup it first before doing any major changes, you can copy the file somewhere safe and replace it if you are getting problem on game launch. To increase FOV follow the below steps.

  1. Go to the following location: %LOCALAPPDATA%\HellbladeGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
  2. In the last folder WindowsNoEditor look for engine.ini file. Right click on this file and choose Open With Notepad or you can simply drag this file in Notepad++. 
  3. Next add the following two lines to the .ini file and safe it.
    • [/Script/Engine.LocalPlayer]
    • AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV

​How to Turn off Chromatic Aberration?

Chromatic Aberration can cause blurry scenes sometime, there is on option available in game settings to turn this off, but you can do this by modifying the configuration file. There you can adjust some options to simply disable it.

  1. For that you have to go to the following location: %LOCALAPPDATA%\HellbladeGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
  2. Look for Scalability.ini and GameUserSettings.ini file in the folder above. Right click on this file and choose Open With Notepad or you can simply drag this file in Notepad++.
  3. Now in both the files look for PostProcessQuality, and set the same value on the basis of GameUserSettings.ini. You have to make changes in the first file Scalability.ini. 
  4. Once done with the above settings in Scalability.ini, add the below values:
    • [PostProcessQuality@3] 3 is very high settings. 
    • r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0
  5. Save the file and close it, right click on it and click on Properties > add a tick on Read-Only and click on Ok. If you want to replace this file in future with the original one you have to first remove the Read-Only tick.

How to Turn off Film Grain?

You can also turn of Film Grain from Engine.ini file located in WindowsNoEditor folder in above mentioned location for Chromatic Aberration. Look for [SystemSettings], and set the value 0 for to settings r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization and r.Tonemapper.Quality.

How to Turn off Motion Blur?

In the same above location you can also turn of Motion Blur, look for r.MotionBlurQuality, and set the value to 0, the same you can do for r.SceneColorFringeQuality that will affect the Color fringing.

So these settings will help you to simply adjust the game graphic settings easily, you can also read our Hellblade Wiki Guide for complete story walkthrough, how to defeat each boss tips, Symbols location, and many other things.

Source: PCGamingWiki

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