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F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch

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F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch cover
Steam, Microsoft Store bilibili
Epic Games Store Antiidelay
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows October 3, 2021
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 80
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Metroidvania, Platform
Art styles Stylized
Themes Sci-fi
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F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is a singleplayer side view action, metroidvania and platform game.

General information

Official Discord Server for PC version
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Game can be run directly from the executable.[2] Version v1.200.001[3]
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere. Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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Type Notes
One-time game purchase F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available to play via Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Essential improvements


  • Custom resolution support.
  • Ultrawide/narrow aspect ratio support.
  • Correct FOV at any aspect ratio.
  • Option to constrain HUD to 16:9.
  • Option to increase gameplay FOV.
  • Ability to override DLSS "Auto" quality setting.
  • Intro skip.

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\ZingangGame\Content\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename StartupMovie.mp4.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ZingangGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1330470/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ZingangGame\Saved\SaveGames\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1330470/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing


Video settings[Note 3]
Video settings[Note 3]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use FIST Fix for non-16:9 aspect ratios.
Use FIST Fix.
Use FIST Fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use FIST Fix.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off toggle.
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 2.3
DLSS Frame Generation is only supported on the Steam version.[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30, 60, 120 FPS caps selectable. Capped to 120 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the engine page to force native HDR output, or the glossary page for other alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
Global illumination, reflections, caustics.[5]
Available when DirectX 12 is enabled. Only supported on the Steam and Epic Games Store versions.[6]
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Motion blur

Disable motion blur
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following lines to the end of the file:


Input settings
Input settings


Audio settings
Audio settings
Language settings
Language settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Music, SFX, and Voice.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues unresolved

Stuttering, frame drops, or poor performance

Many people experience stuttering for at least a short time while playing the game.[7][8]

This may be related to the game's engine (Unreal Engine 4) loading game assets on-the-fly.[9][10]

Installing and running the game on a fast-access hard disk such as an SSD may lessen the issue. Stuttering should decrease after playing the game for a short time as more assets are loaded into your computer's memory.

Other information

Game settings
Game settings


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 DirectX 12 option is not available in the Microsoft Store version.[6]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Criware [11]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6400
AMD FX-8320
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon R9 280
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build:[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  3. DirectX 12 and NVIDIA Reflex options are not available in the Microsoft Store version.


  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2023-01-01
  2. Verified by User:Dribbleondo on 2023-09-15
    Ran for 20 minutes offline, and had no issues.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Verified by User:Aemony on 2023-02-23
    Downloaded and checked the Versioning.txt file on both the Steam and the EGS copies. The EGS copy uses v1.200.001 dated 2021-12-15, while the Steam copy uses v1.200.002 (the "DLSS3" update according to the file) dated 2022-11-04.
  4. Verified by User:Aemony on 2023-02-23
    Verified by downloading and testing both the Steam copy and the EGS copy. Both versions uses DLSS v2.3.1 although DLSS Frame Generation is only included in the Steam version which is of a newer version of the game.
  5. F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch Out Now With Up To 3x NVIDIA DLSS Performance Boost, Ray Tracing, and NVIDIA Reflex - last accessed on 2022-10-03
  6. 6.0 6.1 Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2023-08-15
    Tested by playing both the Microsoft Store and the EGS versions of the game. The MS version completely lacks the option to enable DirectX 12, as well as NVIDIA Reflex.
  7. Steam Community: Any way to fix performance? - last accessed on 2021-10-20
  8. Steam Community: Is the full release better optimised than the demo was? - last accessed on 2021-10-20
  9. Guru3D: Unreal Engine 4 titles and stuttering/hitching - last accessed on 2021-10-20
  10. Reddit /r/pcgaming: Anyone else not happy with Unreal Engine 4's performance? - last accessed on 2021-10-20
  11. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2023-08-15
    As seen during end credits.