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Saibot Studios
Nimble Giant Entertainment
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows August 4, 2020
Metacritic 62
OpenCritic 63
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Themes Horror, Sci-fi
Series Hellbound
Hellbound on IGDB
Hellbound: Survival Mode 2019
Hellbound 2020

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Developers Discord server


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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A demo is available from Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Unlocked framerate[edit]

Edit settings.ini
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Hellbound\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor and open Settings.ini with a notepad.
  2. Search for t.MaxFps=144 and replace the number of FPS to the value you desire, for example t.MaxFps=240
  3. Save and exit.

Remove crosshair[edit]

Edit settings.ini
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Hellbound\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor and open Settings.ini with a notepad.
  2. Search for HB.CrosshairEnabled=1 and change 1 to 0
  3. Save and exit.

Change crosshair size[edit]

Edit settings.ini
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Hellbound\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor and open Settings.ini with a notepad.
  2. Search for HB.CrosshairSize=1 and change 1 to 0.5 to make it smaller, or increase the number to make it bigger.
  3. Save and exit.

Disable mouse smoothing/acceleration[edit]

Edit GameUserSettings.ini
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Hellbound\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor and open GameUserSettings.ini with a notepad.
  2. Add the following to the ini file:


3. Save and exit.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Hellbound\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/753590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Hellbound\Saved\SaveGames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/753590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ menus and gameplay.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Values range from 40 to 90. Default is 59.
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Windowed option is borderless windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labelled Texture Quality. Low 2x, Medium 4x, High 8x, Grotesque 16x.[2]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Maximum in-game FPS is 144, for higher FPS see Unlocked framerate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


Control settings and key bindings
Control settings and key bindings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Always on by default, see Disable mouse smoothing/acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Values between 0.1 and 2 with increments of 0.1.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller sticks are not working properly.[3]


Audio settings
Audio settings

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved[edit]

Video settings do not apply[edit]

Video settings does not apply such as resolution and windowed screen option.

Controller sticks do not work properly[edit]

Right stick controller does not work and the left stick does not register 4 axis movements (2 axis only work).

Issues resolved[edit]

V-sync stays ON[edit]

V-sync stays ON even when disabled in the video settings, it can be forced off through your GPU control panel.

FOV reset[edit]

FOV keeps resetting every time you load a level or die, fixed in patch 1.0.3.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Vorbis

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Phenom II X4-945
Intel Core 2 Quad 6600
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 530
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
AMD Radeon R7 240
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/753590/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (753590) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Hellbound - PC Ultra Quality (3440x1440) - last accessed on 2020-08-04
  2. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-08-04
    Verified by using Unreal Unlocker
  3. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-08-04
    Tested the game with Microsoft's Xbox One controller connected through a USB cable