How To Fix the Dead Island 2 Ultrawide Cutscenes Issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Dead Island 2 Gameplay Screenshot

Dead Island 2’s PC port is pretty good and runs quite well on multiple configurations. The game looks great thanks to Unreal Engine 4, and with its shader compilation on boot, there’s no stuttering, either. While it does have ultrawide support during gameplay, it’s not perfect outside of it. If you want to fix the Dead Island 2 ultrawide cutscenes issue, here is how you can do that using a fix from Lyall.

Fixing the Dead Island 2 Cutscenes Issues

Dead Island 2 has ultrawide support during gameplay sections but not during cutscenes. This can ruin the immersion a bit and take you out when you suddenly have black bars on both sides. Thankfully, Lyall from the Widescreen gaming community has created a fix for this, and here is how you can install it.

  • Head over to the following GitHub link
  • Scroll down a bit, and download the latest patch zip under Assets by clicking. As of writing, it is version 1.0.0
Dead Island 2 Ultrawide Patch on Github
Dead Island 2 Ultrawide Patch on Github
  • Head to where the game is installed and extract the file using Winrar or 7zip into the following location
  • Open the DeadIsland2Fix.ini file using a text editor like Notepad or Notepad++, which allows you to adjust different aspects of this patch
  • By default, it will apply the necessary fixes for your current resolution as a reference

Comparison Screenshots

The patch author, Lyall, shared the following screenshots on GitHub. Here is how the game looks before and after applying the patch.

Dead Island 2 Screenshot with the Ultrawide Patch
Dead Island 2 without the Ultrawide Patch
Dead Island 2 Screenshot with the Ultrawide Patch
Dead Island 2 with the Ultrawide Patch

All credits for the fix go to Lyall, and you can consider supporting them at ko-fi.

If you’re running into any crashing issues, check out our handy guide. Some PC users have also reported controller issues, and we have a few suggestions for those too. You can also disable different post-processing effects like film grain and chromatic aberration using simple tweaks.

Check out our other ultrawide guides for recent releases like Hi-Fi RushSherlock Holmes: The Awakened, and Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice edition.

We hope this guide was helpful and that you were able to fix the Dead Island 2 ultrawide issues on your PC. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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