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Celeste cover
Extremely OK Games
Linux Ethan Lee
Windows, OS X, Linux Monocle Engine
Windows, OS X, Linux FNA
Windows XNA
Release dates
Windows January 25, 2018
macOS (OS X) January 25, 2018
Linux January 25, 2018
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 92
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view, Scrolling
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform
Art styles Cartoon, Pixel art
Themes Contemporary, North America, Fantasy
Series Celeste
Celeste on HowLongToBeat
Celeste on IGDB
Celeste guide on StrategyWiki
Celeste on MobyGames
Celeste on Wikipedia
Celeste 2018
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Celeste is a singleplayer side view and scrolling action and platform game in the Celeste series.

On Windows, the FNA version of the game supports more controllers than the XNA version (notably DualShock 4).[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Collector's Edition
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
v1.4. Limited to the FNA version on Windows.[2]
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
v1.3.3. XNA version only.[3]
Xbox Play Anywhere. Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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macOS (OS X)
Discord (unavailable)


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain any microtransactions.
Celeste Classic can be played through a web browser on It is also an unlockable minigame within Celeste.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Chapter 9: Farewell Free DLC containing over 100 levels.[4]
macOS (OS X)

Version differences


There are two versions available on Windows: an XNA version and an FNA version.
Discord,, and Steam include both versions. Only the FNA version is available on the Epic Games Store, while the Microsoft Store only has the XNA version.
The FNA version of the game uses SDL2, which has better controller compatibility than XNA.[1]
Discord: Launch the FNA version[5]
  1. Launch Discord and navigate to the library.
  2. Click on the downwards pointing arrow to the right side of the Play button for the game.
  3. Select Celeste OpenGL. Download the FNA version[5]
  1. Navigate to the download page on
  2. Download Celeste Windows (FNA).
  3. Extract the archive to an appropriate location.
  4. Launch the game using Celeste.exe.
Steam: Change to the FNA version[1]
  1. In the Steam library, select the game, Right-click on it and select Properties.
  2. Open the Betas tab.
  3. Change Select the beta you would like to opt into to beta- - v1.4.0.0 (FNA) and click Close.
  4. Steam should automatically download and install the FNA version.
  5. Once the installation is complete, launch the game normally.

Essential improvements

Skip intro logos and autosaving notice

Modify the game executable[citation needed]
These instructions are for game version (Steam build 6458966).
  1. Open Celeste.exe in a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. At offset 0xFB433 replace 0x3B with 0x3E.
  3. Save the change.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\settings.celeste[Note 1]
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\MattMakesGamesInc.Celeste_79daxvg0dq3v6\SystemAppData\wgs\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Celeste/Saves/settings.celeste
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Celeste/Saves/settings.celeste
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\*.celeste[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Saves\debug.celeste[Note 1]
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\MattMakesGamesInc.Celeste_79daxvg0dq3v6\SystemAppData\wgs\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Celeste/Saves
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Celeste/Saves
* corresponds to the number of the in-game save slot from 0 to 2, for a total of 3 slots.
debug.celeste is made if the ~debug option on the title screen is used.

Save game cloud syncing


General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Scaled from 320x180.
16:9 pillarboxed.[6]
4K Ultra HD
There is no resolution option in-game.
The Adjust Screen Size option is for scaling to fit the screen and resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
3D models in menus are not anti-aliased.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See Uncapped frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Uncapped frame rate

Patch Celeste.exe
This may affect the game physics slightly.
It's recommended to cap the FPS to the monitor's refresh rate using Vertical sync (Vsync).
The PICO-8 Minigame speeds up when playing over 60 FPS, making it almost unplayable. Capping it back to 60 seems to fix this issue.
  1. Go to
  2. Download, extract, and open the latest
  3. Open <path-to-game>\.
  4. Drag and drop Celeste.exe onto CelesteUncapped.exe.


Controller remapping.
Controller remapping.
Keyboard remapping.
Keyboard remapping.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sounds
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
The FNA version does not mute on focus lost.
The XNA version always mutes on focus lost.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Canadian English.
Simplified Chinese
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues Fixed

Problems rendering through DXVK/Wine (v1.4 FNA version)

Force FNA driver[7]

Set the FNA3D_FORCE_DRIVER environment variable to either Vulkan or OpenGL before launching.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 11 On Windows, the XNA version uses Direct3D 9, and the FNA version uses Direct3D 11 since v1.4.[8]
OpenGL 2.1, 3.0 The FNA version used OpenGL prior to v1.4.
Metal support
The FNA version has supported Metal since v1.4.[8]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
The DRM-free download offers both executables in one archive.


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Input SDL2 FNA version only.

Debug Mode

Enable debug mode
  1. Go to the save folder.
  2. Open settings.celeste.
  3. At the line <LaunchInDebugMode>, replace false by true.


Launching the ~debug option on the title screen will make a save file debug.celeste in the Saves folder.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-380M
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1200 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000
DirectX 10 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-380M
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1200 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.1 with ARB compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) glibc 2.17
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-380M
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1200 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.1 with ARB compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Steam Community - PS4 Controllers on PC - last accessed on 2018-04-28
    "Alternatively you can use the OpenGL Beta branch (by changing it in Celeste's Steam settings by right clicking the app). The OpenGL version of the game runs on FNA & SDL2, which has more controller support than XNA."
  2. Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-08-30
    The DirectX version is nowhere to be found after having downloaded the game.
  3. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2021-10-19
    The game failed to respond to input from a DualShock 4.
  4. Extremely OK Games - Hello, and Farewell - last accessed on 2019-09-06
  5. 5.0 5.1 Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-08-30
  6. 21:9 aspect ratio ?? - last accessed on 2020-11-16
  8. 8.0 8.1 Steam News - Celeste - V1.4.0.0 Changelog - last accessed on 2021-10-17
    "Updated to the latest version of FNA, introducing FNA3D. This means the FNA version can run DirectX on Windows and Metal on Mac"