Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier cover
Ubisoft Romania
Ubisoft Paris
Red Storm Entertainment
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine
Release dates
Windows June 28, 2012
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Subseries of Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2001
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2006
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 2012
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms 2014
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands 2017
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019

Key points

Game has issues remembering remapped keys.[1]
Game has severe issues connecting to friends for co-op campaign.
Settings can only be accessed via the main menu.[1]

General information

Official website
Ubisoft Forum
Ghost Recon Wiki - A wiki for the series
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition is included with Uplay+.
All versions require Uplay DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass
Arctic Strike
Raven Strike
Khyber Strike

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete SPL_ESRB_UBI_CLANCY.bik, SPL_Intro_Trailer.bik and SPL_RSE_Logo_fade.bik in <path-to-game>\Video[2]


Patches[citation needed]
  • If the games is purchased as a retail DVD, is most likely version 1.0. In this case, all the update patches have to be applied one by one. The official Ubisoft link to the updates is here.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/212630/pfx/[Note 1]
Video settings can be changed by editing the default.cfg file[3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/212630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed.[4]
Requires Title Update 1.4 or newer; install Title Update 1.8.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Must edit config file, and cannot change resolution in-game.
Window is always on top, blocking other windows.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Install the latest patch, then enable in-game Vsync to bypass FPS cap.[6]. Game may lock monitor refresh rate to 60 hz, resulting in forced 60 fps when Vsync is enabled. See Run the game at screen refresh rate

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Patch to Title Update 1.4[citation needed]
Title Update 1.2 will lock the resolution to 720p.[7]
This fix resolves a lot of video resolution problems and enables the game to be played in most resolutions and in Eyefinity setups.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Bindings may not be remembered.[8] Drone movement and zoom controls permanently bound to WASD and Space .
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation.
Retail version only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16 Versus, Co-op
Co-op: 4 players.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 1001-1002, 2346
UDP 10007, 15765, 24340, 24360
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Steam Multiplayer[edit]

Anytime you connect to a host with a different patch, you will be booted within 10–15 seconds of connecting because the Steam version is different to other multiplayer hosts or clients.[9]

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't connect to Co-op games[edit]

  • Check that no other network adapters are enabled. Adapters such as VPN, VirtualBox, and others may cause conflict.
  • In the event that multiple are present, disable all but the one your intend to use.
  • Alternatively, change the priority for the network adapter.
  • If the above does not resolve the problem, have the host of the game forward the following ports to a static IP address:
TCP: 80, 443, 13000, 13005, 13200, 14000, 14001, 14008
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
TCP: 1001, 1002, 2346
UDP: 10007, 15765, 24340, 24360
Use Google's DNS servers ( and, as found here).

Mouse Won't Work[edit]

Keyboard and mouse may be selectable within the game menu but do not work in-game.
Uninstall the drivers for any installed gamepads[11]

Game does not go fullscreen correctly[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit default.cfg.
  3. Change the resolution.
  4. Save, then set the file to read only.

Mouse not clipping to the game window[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit default.cfg.
  3. Change fullscreen from True to False
  4. Save, then then set the file to read only.

Poor performance[edit]

Turn off DX11
Due to a bad DX11 implementation the game runs much better without it. This includes being able to keep Ambient Occlusion on without a performance drop [12]
Disable Ambient Occlusion in graphics options[citation needed]
Due to poor optimization, the effect is extraordinarily resource-intensive.
Enable Nightvision/Magnetics in game when possible[citation needed]
Because of poor optimization of graphics, enabling this should reduce movement/camera lag in-game.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

The game may force your monitor's refresh rate to 60 hz. This results in reduced smoothness on high refresh rate monitors, and will limit FPS to 60 if Vsync is enabled.
Set display refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Download Special K.
  2. Copy SpecialK32.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Rename SpecialK32.dll to dxgi.dll.
  4. Start the game and exit.
  5. Open dxgi.ini in the installation folder.
  6. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].


If your monitor has a manual refresh rate toggle button, you can use that to set a higher refresh rate instead of using a custom .dll.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Shader Model support 4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Quazal
Anti-cheat PunkBuster [13] [14]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
ATI Radeon HD 4650
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 4.0 support


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/212630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (212630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.