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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 cover
Tindalos Interactive
Focus Home Interactive
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows January 24, 2019
Metacritic 77
OpenCritic 76
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres Strategy
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
Subseries of Warhammer 40,000
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2016
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 2019

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view strategy game in the Battlefleet Gothic: Armada series.

General information

Official Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Subforum (Focus Forums)
Official Discord server
Lexicanum - A huge wiki for the Warhammer 40,000 series Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Complete Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
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Complete Edition also available.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Chaos Campaign

Essential improvements

Skip intro video

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\BattlefleetGothic2\Content\Movies.
  2. Delete or rename Splashscreen.wmv.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\BattlefleetGothic2\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/573100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\BattlefleetGothic2\Saved\SaveGames\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/573100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Video Settings.
Video Settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- Field of View causes cropping of top and bottom of screen. No currently announced plans to fix this.[2]
As with multi-monitor, there is no official support; however, this may still be tolerable depending on your aspect ratio.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and two settings for TAA. Image Sharpening is also an option.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the engine page to force native HDR output, or the glossary page for other alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

High frame rate

Change frame rate cap
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Find FrameRateLimit and change the number value as desired.
  4. Save the file.


A value of '0' for this setting will result in a 62 FPS cap.


Gameplay Settings.
Gameplay Settings.
Input Settings.
Input Settings.
Keybinding Settings.
Keybinding Settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Camera scrolling and zooming sensitivity options available. The majority of gameplay uses an unlocked mouse cursor.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Affects camera movement when rotating the view. See Mouse sensitivity notes.
Controller support
Controller types


Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
General, Music, SFX, and Voices.
Surround sound
Campaign dialogue only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus
Co-op Campaign and Battle (Skirmish). Co-op supports up to two players. Skirmishes are 1v1 or 2v2 with a Ranked option.

Issues fixed

Default Windows cursor appearing, mouse input not working

Can be caused by using keyboard commands (e.g. Alt+Tab ) to switch between windows.
Regain mouse focus
  1. Press Alt+Tab to focus away from the window.
  2. Manually click on the icon for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II from the Taskbar.
Alternatively, a game restart will work.

Startup Crash/instability/performance problems on systems with more than one monitor (Patch 3)

The patch released on April 1, 2019, has addressed this issue.
Previous workaround: run the game with the following command line arguments: -WinX=0 -WinY=0[4]

Crashes shortly after starting on Intel 12th Gen CPUs

  1. Press WinKey+R to open the run command window and execute rundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables
  2. Create a new System Variable.
  3. Use the variable name OPENSSL_ia32cap and variable value ~0x20000000 [5]

Crashes shortly after starting on Intel 12th-generation CPUs (Linux)

Run the game with the followuing command line arguments: OPENSSL_ia32cap=~0x20000000 %command% -noEAC
Note: -noEAC does not relate to this bug but is also required to run the game on Linux, and must come after the OPENSSL code)

Broken resolution scaling

The "Resolution Scale" slider in the game's video settings is broken and does nothing, but can be fixed with an ini tweak.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open engine.ini.
  3. Add this at the bottom, changing the value to the desired scaling percentage.

Issues unresolved

Ultrawide/multi-monitor display resolutions cause extreme zoom

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 uses Vert- Field of View scaling, causing displays wider than 16:9 to zoom in more than intended.

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [6]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3450 3.1 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build:[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/573100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (573100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.