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Bastion cover
Supergiant Games
Linux Edward Rudd
Linux Ethan Lee
2011-2019 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
2019-current Supergiant Games
Release dates
Windows August 16, 2011
macOS (OS X) April 26, 2012
Linux May 31, 2012
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 88
Bastion on HowLongToBeat
Bastion on IGDB
Bastion guide on StrategyWiki
Bastion on MobyGames
Bastion on Wikipedia

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam.[2]
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Saved Games\Bastion\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.wb.Bastion/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Bastion/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/107100/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Saved Games\Bastion\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.wb.Bastion/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Bastion/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/107100/
Non-Steam versions (such as from Humble) will still use the Steam save game location if Steam is running when the game is launched.[citation needed]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.
Resolution options.
Resolution options.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native support until 1920x1080. See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
4K is supported as of Patch 1.50436 but resolutions above 1080p are not listed in-game. Use command line arguments -x <res> -y <res>.[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Add -windowed -noborder to the launch options.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Option up to x4 MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Removing 60 FPS cap with -nofixedstep breaks the game.


Input settings.
Input settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders Music, FX, and Narration.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.0 output.[4]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team».
In order to force a specific language add -lang en to Bastion's launch properties. Available language codes are: "en", "fr", "it", "de", "es" and "zh" .

Issues fixed[edit]

Various fixes can be found in the Steam Users' Forum FAQ by the developer.

DPI scaling issues and blurry, pixelated visuals[edit]

If a DPI scaling setting higher than "100%" is selected in Windows, the game can look blurry or may be too large to properly fit the screen.
Change the "high DPI settings" of the game executable[citation needed]
  1. Find the game executable Bastion.exe on your system.
  2. Right-click the executable, then select Properties.
  3. Switch to the Compatibility tab and click on Change high DPI settings, under "Settings".
  4. On the new window, under "High DPI scaling override", activate the checkbox: [✓].
  5. Select Application from the dropdown menu and confirm with OK.
  6. Click Apply, then OK on the Properties window.
  7. Launch the game.

To revert the changes, deactivate or unselect the checkbox mentioned above ( [ ] ) and apply the changes made.

Low FPS on Windows 10[edit]

After updating to Windows 10, reaching 60 FPS is impossible even on good hardware.
Configure launch options[citation needed]
  1. Find Bastion in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game's title
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -nofixedstep This will unlock your framerate and allow you to run the game smoothly.
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game.
  8. Ensure Vertical Sync is On in-game (an unlocked framerate breaks the game).

Lost savegames[edit]

When starting the game, all or some save games are missing.[5]
Move saves to a new location[5]
  1. Search all the save game data locations and find the most recent ones.
  2. Copy these most recent Saves to all the other save game data locations. You may have to create some which are missing (Make sure you only create ones that are relevant to your operating system!)
  3. Now your save games should appear again the next time you launch the game.

Game crashes during launch on Windows 10 (Steam Fix)[edit]

When you launch the game it immediately crashes after launching.
Opt into Legacy Beta on Steam[6]
  1. Right click Bastion in Steam Library -> Properties
  2. Select the 'Betas' tab
  3. Select 'legacy' branch
  4. Click Close button. Your game will now re-download and should launch correctly

Game crashes during launch[edit]

When you launch the game it goes through the intro screens and then crashes before you are able to do anything.
Close the MSI Afterburner overlay[citation needed]
  1. In the taskbar, right click on MSI Afterburner and click Close.
  2. You may need to click show hidden icons to see the icon.
  3. Other overlays such as Mumble or Fraps may apparently cause the same issue, so try disabling those as well.

Immediate CTD on launch[edit]

Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 10.10
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM


  1. Ethan Lee on Twitter - last accessed on 2017-09-30
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-11-19
  3. How to use a 2560x1600 resolution?. - Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on 2021-11-19
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lost save data - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  6. [1] (- super giant games fix)