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Ion Fury

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Ion Fury
Ion Fury cover
Void Point
3D Realms
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2019
Linux August 15, 2019
macOS (OS X) TBA
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 77
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Themes Cyberpunk, Sci-fi
Series Bombshell
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Ion Fury is a singleplayer first-person shooter in Bombshell series and running in the EDuke32 engine, made largely by the latter's developers.

The game was released into early access on February 28, 2018 as Ion Maiden. Leading up to the full release, it was retitled as Ion Fury after a lawsuit filed by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden.[1][2]

A major post-release patch, version 2.0, was released in October 2021 with bug and weapon balancing fixes, and optimized controls. The Aftershock expansion pack was announced on March 25, 2021, and released on October 2, 2023 on Steam and on October 26, 2023.

The game has been available on Windows and Linux since the early access release. macOS support has been delayed but is still planned for the future,[3] but can be played by manual usage of EDuke32.[4]

General information

Official Discord server Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
Digital version.
Publisher website
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Physical keep case version.
Bundle with Aftershock also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Bundle with Aftershock also available.
Publisher website (unavailable)
Physical "Big Box" version.

Version differences

The physical "Big Box" version includes a Bowling Bomb-styled USB containing the game and a digital soundtrack, a poster, an A3 keycard based the game, a "making-of" booklet, and a sticker set.
The physical keep case version includes a sticker and artbook, as well as a redeemable Steam key instead of a DRM-free release.


Type Notes
Expansion pack The expansion pack includes a new campaign, weapons, enemies and a new game mode.[5]
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes

Essential improvements


Official patches for the game can be found from the developer's website here.[6] The digital distribution releases are always updated with the latest patches.
The official 2.0 patch is currently only available on Steam (Windows and Linux) and (Windows).

Disable resolution selection at launch

Launch the game with -nosetup parameter[7]
Make change permanent[8]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open fury.cfg.
  3. Change ForceSetup = 1 to ForceSetup = 0.

Source ports

Name Description
EDuke32 A source port of Duke Nukem 3D which adds modern features to the Build engine.
EDuke32 supports, and is used to build, Ion Fury and allows playing the game on Macs.
macOS (OS X)
If playing through EDuke32, disable Polymer. Ion Fury does not support Polymer and leaving it enabled will lead to bad performance regardless of system configuration.
EDuke32 requires fury.grpinfo to be present and to be built with the make FURY=1 command to properly support Ion Fury.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ion Fury\fury.cfg
%APPDATA%\Ion Fury\settings.cfg
Linux $HOME/.config/fury
fury.cfg stores the game's mouse bindings and screen resolution.
settings.cfg stores the game's keyboard bindings, audio settings, some video settings, and others.
To force portable mode, create an empty user_profiles_disabled file in the installation folder (no extension).
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

Save/autosave settings.
Save/autosave settings.
System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ion Fury\
Linux $HOME/.config/fury

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Display settings.
Display settings.
Color correction settings.
Color correction settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ with Widescreen enabled, or Vert- with Widescreen disabled. UI spans the screen. Additional FOV can cause clipping problems, especially in small spaces such as vents and tunnels.
Hor+ with Widescreen enabled, or Vert- with Widescreen disabled.
4K Ultra HD
2D sprites designed for 480p and nearest-neighbor upscaled at higher resolutions.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and set render resolution to desktop resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
16x anisotropic filtering with nearest neighbor filtering. Anisotropy level is not noticeable due to the lack of mipmapping.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
The default Auto option caps the framerate to your monitor's refresh rate, recommended when Vsync is turned on. Predefined limits (30, 60, 75, 100, 120, 144, 165, 240 FPS) with adjustable offset (±10).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


HUD options.
HUD options.
Mouse options.
Mouse options.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Set X-scale to half of Y-scale for 1:1 pitch and yaw (e.g.: 0.5X, 1.0Y); sensitivity can be configured with more precision in settings.cfg[9]
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Added in the release day build.[10]
Full controller support
Launcher requires keyboard. See disable resolution selection at launch to bypass launcher.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Can edit Scale, Saturation, and Dead Zone for controller axes. Dead Zone affects vertical axis only.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Can edit for controller axes.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Game uses Xbox-style button prompts.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes

Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button prompts change if switching between gamepad and keyboard/mouse.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Adjustable sliders for Sound and Volume.
Surround sound
Stereo only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan-made text localization. Download. Note that it was last updated for version 1.1.
Fan voice-over by «Mechanics VoiceOver»
Aftershock localization available from
Fan-made localization. Download. Note that it was last updated for version 1.1.


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.1
Software renderer
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
macOS (OS X)
Requires EDuke32 in lieu of an official release. PowerPC support requires building EDuke32 from source code (The official EDuke32 binary for OS X Leopard is too old).[11][12]
Non-64-bit support requires EDuke32.[13]


Middleware Notes
Input SDL2 Version 2.0.10[Note 2]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics
512 MB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics
512 MB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. Weapon names (beyond starting equipment) have been blurred to avoid spoilers.
  2. SDL2 version is listed in Message Log within launcher or in fury.log within game directory after starting game at least once.


  1. Steam Community - Ion Fury - 3D Realms Ion Maiden Statement - last accessed on 2019-05-30
    "We’ve recently heard about a lawsuit filed in California by the band Iron Maiden, claiming our old-school first-person shooter Ion Maiden is infringing on their trademark."
  2. Steam Community - Ion Fury - ION MAIDEN IS NOW ION FURY - RELEASE DATE, NEW BIG BOX! - last accessed on 2019-07-11
    "ION MAIDEN will release under a new title to avoid legal issues with a certain popular heavy metal band."
  3. Steam Community - Ion Fury - Launch Day Technical Update - last accessed on 2019-08-15
    "We haven't forgotten about a macOS build! Due to some unforeseen difficulties this support did not land by launch day. We are very close to having this ready, so if you're a Mac user depending on a native build, hang tight over the coming days!"
  4. Running Ion Fury on macOS, Page 1 - Forum - - last accessed on February 3, 2020
  5. Ion Fury: Aftershock on Steam. - last accessed on August 11, 2021
  6. Ion Fury v1.1 Patch notes (changelog) - Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on 2020-09-21
  7. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2019-08-16
  8. Verified by User:Keith on 2019-08-20
  9. Ion Fury - last accessed on 2019-08-16
  10. Launch Day Technical Update - last accessed on 2019-08-15
  11. Frequently Asked Questions - EDukeWiki - last accessed on 2020-12-12
  12. dukeworld - /eduke32/mac/ - last accessed on 2020-12-12
  13. Frequently Asked Questions - EDukeWiki - last accessed on 2020-12-12