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Dirty Bomb

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Dirty Bomb
Dirty Bomb cover
Splash Damage
Warchest Ltd.
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 2, 2015
Metacritic 63
OpenCritic 67
Monetization Free-to-play
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Time-limited, Unlock
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Dirty Bomb on IGDB
Dirty Bomb on MobyGames
Dirty Bomb on Wikipedia


This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Dirty Bomb is an online multiplayer FPS that is free-to-play, featuring team, objective and class based gameplay developed by Splash Damage. It is a spiritual successor to Splash Damage's previous games Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Brink.[1]

The game was initially published by Nexon America from 2013-2017, and then by Warchest from 2017 onwards.[2] The game entered closed beta in October 2013, and open beta in June 2, 2015.[3] The open beta saw a concurrent player count peak of 12,963 players in June 2015, which declined to 5,304 players in September 2015.[4]

Splash Damage announced that Dirty Bomb would no longer receive developer support on October 18, 2018. Dirty Bomb's microtransactions were disabled January 15, 2019,[5] however nearly all items can still be unlocked through gameplay at nearly triple the previous speed.[6] Dedicated servers have shut down, however there are some community servers which are still active and concurrent players peaked at 716 in April 2020.[7]

General information

Official Forums
Official Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
All versions require Steam DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.


Type Notes
Free-to-play Game is free-to-play. Previously featured microtransactions, but they have been disabled.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Large Rad Pack No longer available.
Medium rad Pack No longer available.
Small Rad Pack No longer available.


Type Notes
Currency Rads was the currency which could be earned but was also a real money purchase.
Infinite spend There was no practical limit on how much can be spent on in-game currency.
Loot box Cases had random chances of dropping different rarity levels of Loadouts.
Time-limited Obsidian Loadouts were unlocks that were only available for a short time.
Unlock Mercs and Loadouts were real money purchases.
All paid microtransactions have been removed, and all rewards can be earned in-game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\UnrealEngine3\ShooterGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/333930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/333930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced Video settings.
Advanced Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Edit %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\UnrealEngine3\ShooterGame\Config\ShooterEngine.ini values for ResX and ResY.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 100° vertical.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Internal frame rate cap of 60 in some menus, 180 in other menus and matches.[8]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Control settings.
Control settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and Dialogue
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16 Versus

Connection types

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 DirectX 11 is experimental
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Previously 32-bit, currently 64-bit.[9]


Middleware Notes
Audio OGG Vorbis
Multiplayer Steamworks
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat, Nexon Game Security [10][11]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.33 GHz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Other Generic Sound Card
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Back from the Brink: the new Splash Damage - last accessed on 2020-05-09
  2. Dirty Bomb: We've Got News! - last accessed on 2020-05-09
  3. 13 Things You Need to Know About Dirty Bomb - last accessed on 2020-05-09
  4. Dirty Bomb - Steam Charts - last accessed on 2020-05-09
  5. Dirty Bomb Goes Fully Free - last accessed on 2020-05-09
    "Instead, we wanted to turn this update into a celebration of Dirty Bomb, allowing players old and new to experience everything, without a cost. We’ve been working to remove all monetisation from Dirty Bomb, and also have thrown in a few extra treats as a thank you to all of our players for supporting the title over the years."
  6. DIRTY BOMB GOES FREE - last accessed on 2020-05-09
    "Credit earn rate has been increased across the board by nearly triple!"
  7. Verified by User:Andytizer on 2020-05-09
    Steam Charts
  8. Verified by User:Procrastin8 on 2022-07-31
  9. The MercSERV Melee Mayhem Update - Dirty Bomb - Dirty Bomb - last accessed on 2022-08-16
    "This patch updates Dirty Bomb to a 64-bit client."
  10. Easy Anti-Cheat - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  11. The new anti-cheat is Nexon Game Security, or short, NGS. : Dirtybomb - last accessed on 17 May 2023