Death Stranding PC Ultrawide black bars Fix

If you plan to play Death Stranding on PC, and especially in Ultrawide mode, the black bars can be annoying to see. So, in this guide, we shall show how to fix it by doing some editing. It requires a third-party editor. So make sure you download it first. Then proceed with the rest of the tweak.


Death Stranding PC Ultrawide black bars Fix

  • Download Hex Editor (HxD)
  • Open HxD and select ds.exe
  • Press CTRL+R > Click on “Hex values” > Click on “All” Search > Search for 55 55 25 40
  • You can then replace with any of the resolution values given below:
    • 2560×1080 – 26 B4 17 40
      3440×1440 – 8E E3 18 40
      3840×1080 – 39 8E 63 40
      3840×1440 – AB AA 2A 40
      3840×1600 – 9A 99 19 40
      3840×1620 – 26 B4 17 40
      5120×1440 – 39 8E 63 40
      5120×2160 – 26 B4 17 40
      6880×2880 – 8E E3 18 40
  • Then Click on “Replace all” and Save it.

NOTE: Make a backup of the file before editing. Alternatively, you can restore windows to undo changes. So make sure you create a restore point before doing the changes.

About The Game

From legendary game creator, Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience. Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time. Starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner. Additional PC features include HIGH FRAME RATE, PHOTO MODE, and ULTRA-WIDE MONITOR SUPPORT. Also includes cross-over content from Valve Corporation’s HALF-LIFE series.
All copies of the game will also additionally include:

  • “Selections From ‘The Art of DEATH STRANDING’” Digital Book (by Titan Books)
  • CHIRAL GOLD/ OMNI REFLECTOR “LUDENS MASK” SUNGLASSES (COLOR VARIANT)*
  • POWER SKELETON* [GOLD and SILVER ]
  • ALL-TERRAIN SKELETON* [GOLD and SILVER ]
  • ARMOUR PLATE* [GOLD and SILVER ]
  • UNLOCK IN-GAME ITEMS VIA STORY PROGRESSION

System Specs for Death Stranding

MINIMUM:
    • OS: Windows® 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB or AMD Radeon™ RX 560 4 GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 80 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: AVX instruction set required
RECOMMENDED:
    • OS: Windows® 10
    • Processor: Intel™ Core i7-3770 or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or AMD Radeon™ RX 590
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 80 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: AVX instruction set required

If you followed the above guide step by step, it should now get rid of the black bars, and you can now play it in Ultrawide mode. If you face any problems, you can always go back to the original version via either system restore or replacing it with original files. That is all for this walkthrough. thanks for reading!

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