Frequently Asked Questions

This is for Frequently asked questions about the game. If you have a question related to help or support, please check out the Help page.

If I buy the game on your Purchase page will I be able to get a Steam key?

Yes, that is possible. After you have bought the game you can connect it to your Steam account at your profile page and then have your Steam key emailed to you. Linking to the Steam account is an anti-fraud mechanism. However, this free Steam key only applies to purchases made directly on our webpage: any purchases from 3rd party retailers are not eligible for a Steam key.

I bought the game via Steam, can I get the Factorio login for that as well?

Yes, it is possible. In game you will have the option to register an account on our webpage. You can also create a free account at and then head to your profile page where you will find directions on how to link it to your Steam account. It is strongly recommended to create the account with the same username you have on Steam already.

I came across problems while buying the game, what to do?

We are sorry for your troubles. Check out our Help page.

Are you planning to participate in Steam sales or Bundles?

No. The price we ask is what we consider a fair price for the game.

What are the supported operating systems?

The Supported platforms are:

  • Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista.
  • macOS Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra; MacOS X El Capitan, Yosemite.
  • Linux (tarball installation).
  • Nintendo Switch.

What are the minimal PC requirements?

The Minimum system requirements for running the game are:

  • 4GB RAM
  • DirectX 10.1 capable GPU with 512 MB VRAM - GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Dual core 3GHz+ processor
  • 1920x1080 screen resolution
  • 3 GB of disk space
  • A 64-bit operating system

Is there support for running the game on a server without a graphics card ("headless server")?

Yes. For Linux servers there is a free lightweight dedicated headless server package. You can get it from the headless download page.
For Windows servers the normal Windows game package from the download page can be used as a headless server.
Run Factorio.exe --help for more details.

I'm a Youtuber/streamer. Can I make videos about Factorio?

Of course you can. Check out our Presskit for more details.

I found a bug / have a problem with the game. Where to report it?

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Check out our Help page for what to do.

What is the multiplayer status?

The game has a very robust multiplayer system, allowing for up to 500 players in a single game. We are continually working on improving the Multiplayer, and we currently support a matching server allowing people to publish their servers and list other running games.

How about modding?

Factorio has a strong support for modding. Check out our wiki or forums on how to get started with mods.

We also have an online and in-game integrated mod portal.