Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.
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Release Date: Feb 9, 2016

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November 9, 2016

Firewatch now with Free-Roam Mode!

If you, like so many others, have finished Firewatch and yearn to return to the Shoshone, then today is your lucky day. Firewatch's free-roam mode gives you an objective-free game world to explore, dynamic 24-hour time of day and miles of trails to hike.

Unlocked when you've finished Firewatch, you can find free-roam in the special features section of the main menu.

Patch Notes:

  • Thorofare Free Roam mode added! Wander the Shoshone at your own pace, with a constantly-updating time of day and a few new things to find. (Look for it in the Special Features menu!)
  • Fix issue where latest drivers for Xbox One controllers on Windows 10 had non-functional DPad input
  • Various small bug fixes
  • (11/21) Fix issue where the mouse cursor would flicker or on some OpenGL machines cause the mouselook to break entirely when loading a game.
  • (11/21) The "Bee Plot" achievement can now be unlocked in any mode or any day when you are stung by a bee.

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September 21, 2016

The Firewatch Audio Tour Update Patch Notes

Windows & Linux:
  • Added a new game mode: The Firewatch Audio Tour.
  • Added "Minimum HUD" mode, hides reticule and tooltips.
  • Fixed a handful of bugs where player could fall through the world.
  • Upgraded the engine from Unity 5.2 to Unity 5.4 for a multitude of performance and multi-platform benefits.
  • Miscellaneous world art improvements and bug fixes.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

  • Addressed issue where some macs would boot to an entirely black screen but would still play audio.
  • Added Windowed Mode support.
  • The OpenGL renderer now uses multi-threading which should bring a significant speed boost especially on dedicated GPUs.
  • Also all of the fixes from Windows & Linux.

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“Firewatch is a rare and beautiful creation, that expands the possibilities for how a narrative game can be presented, without bombast or gimmick.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Firewatch, then – on the strength of its gripping story, brilliant branching script, wholly convincing voice-acting performances, and stunning art direction – is easily one of my favorite and most memorable game experiences of this decade.”
9.3 – IGN

“Gorgeous and clever, Campo Santo's debut is a triumph of craft.”

Just Updated

Firewatch is now available with subtitles in French, German, Spanish, Russian and Simplified Chinese!

Along with a host of content fixes, we've updated the game to have language, ui and menus subtitles in a wide variety of languages.

About This Game

Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness.

The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor Delilah is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you've left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the forest, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.

A Note: Firewatch is a video game about adults having adult conversations about adult things. If you plan on playing with a younger gamer, that might be good to know going in.


  • A stunningly beautiful wilderness environment that expands as you explore.
  • A tailor-made story: the choices you make shape the narrative and build relationships.
  • An edge-of-your-seat mystery.
  • Secrets and discoveries to be made over every hill.


  • Living, breathing characters brought to life by Cissy Jones (The Walking Dead: Season 1) and Rich Sommer (Mad Men)
  • A spectacular wilderness environment by Olly Moss (Illustrator) and Jane Ng (The Cave, Brutal Legend)
  • A thrilling story and script by Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin (The Walking Dead: Season 1, Poker Night at the Inventory)
  • A stirring original soundtrack by Chris Remo (Gone Home)
  • Fluid first-person animation by James Benson (Ori & The Blind Forest)
  • Gameplay scripting and design work by Patrick Ewing (Twitter) and Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja)
  • Programming by Will Armstrong (Bioshock II), Ben Burbank (Costume Quest 2, Space Base DF-9), and Paolo Surricchio (Deadpool, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450 or higher with 1GB Memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 2011 or newer Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia or ATi GPU with 1GB Memory
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Dedicated graphics card required. No Mac Mini model is officially supported at this time.
    • OS: 64-bit OS
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450 or higher with 1GB Memory
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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