Is there a neat way to exit from the game to the desktop? Ideally something which performs proper shutdown, rather than ALT+F4.

I find it frustrating having to exit to the main title screen, waiting for that to load, and then having to exit to desktop.

So I'm looking for a way to shutdown the game without having to load the main menu.

  • I have included a PC tag, as that is my playing platform. If the issue is also present on consoles, please remove the tag.
    – Neon1024
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 11:39
  • Task manager may be a workaround but that may be a little risky.
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 11:42
  • I find this is an annoying problem in a lot of games. You press "Exit" and it loads the title screen (which sometimes then requires you to press some other button to get past the intro/start screen, wait for it to load the menu, then usually get asked "Are you sure you want to quit?!?!?!") and that really bugs me. Doesn't help solve your problem obviously; but I really appreciate when devs make it easy to exit their games.
    – JMac
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 11:47
  • In related news Destiny 2 has ALT+ESC to exit directly to desktop which is a nice touch.
    – Neon1024
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 11:49
  • @DavidYell it's SHIFT+ESC, but that's irrelevant, I guess :P
    – Elise
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 13:24

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As of the latest update you can now exit straight from the game just go to the pause menu (ESC) and then select "Quit to Desktop". This is a part of patch 1.1.0.

[PC] Added “Quit to Desktop” option to the pause menu

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