Bevy Version:0.13(outdated!)

As this page is outdated, please refer to Bevy's official migration guides while reading, to cover the differences: 0.13 to 0.14.

I apologize for the inconvenience. I will update the page as soon as I find the time.

Visual Studio Code

If you are a VSCode user and you'd like something to be added to this page, please file a GitHub Issue.

Rust Language Support

For good Rust support, install the Rust Analyzer plugin.

Speed Up Rust Analyzer

If you have used .cargo/config.toml to set a non-default linker for fast compiles, Rust Analyzer will ignore it unfortunately. You need to also configure RA to use it, with the following setting (in VSCode settings.json):


"rust-analyzer.cargo.extraEnv": {
    "RUSTFLAGS": "-Clinker=rust-lld.exe"

Linux (mold):

"rust-analyzer.cargo.extraEnv": {
    "RUSTFLAGS": "-Clinker=clang -Clink-arg=-fuse-ld=mold"

Linux (lld):

"rust-analyzer.cargo.extraEnv": {
    "RUSTFLAGS": "-Clinker=clang -Clink-arg=-fuse-ld=lld"


When running your app/game, Bevy will search for the assets folder in the path specified in the BEVY_ASSET_ROOT or CARGO_MANIFEST_DIR environment variable. This allows cargo run to work correctly from the terminal.

If you want to run your project from VSCode in a non-standard way (say, inside a debugger), you have to be sure to set that correctly.

If this is not set, Bevy will search for assets alongside the executable binary, in the same folder where it is located. This makes things easy for distribution. However, during development, since your executable is located in the target directory where cargo placed it, Bevy will be unable to find the assets.

Here is a snippet showing how to create a run configuration for debugging Bevy (with lldb):

(this is for development on Bevy itself, and testing with the breakout example)

(adapt to your needs if using for your project)

    "type": "lldb",
    "request": "launch",
    "name": "Debug example 'breakout'",
    "cargo": {
        "args": [
        "filter": {
            "name": "breakout",
            "kind": "example"
    "args": [],
    "cwd": "${workspaceFolder}",
    "env": {
        "CARGO_MANIFEST_DIR": "${workspaceFolder}",

To support dynamic linking, you should also add the following, inside the "env" section:


"LD_LIBRARY_PATH": "${workspaceFolder}/target/debug/deps:${env:HOME}/.rustup/toolchains/stable-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/lib",

(replace stable-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu if you use a different toolchain/architecture)

Windows: I don't know. If you do, please file an issue!