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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
Metacritic 71
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter, Tactical shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Series Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
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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
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Frontline Cancelled

Key points

The game has issues remembering remapped keys.[1]

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Epic Games Store
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Ultimate Edition.
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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.
Ubisoft Store
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Deluxe Edition is included with Ubisoft+.
All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass
Arctic Strike
Raven Strike
Khyber Strike

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Replacement 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

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

Configuration file(s) location

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

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

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect


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)
Double buffered.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
By default the game is capped at 62fps - install the latest patch, then enable in-game Vsync to bypass FPS cap.[6] This will disable frame limiter but also cap framerate to refresh rate - game is forced to 60Hz. You can then disable Vsync using Nvidia control panel to fully unlock the framerate. Another method is to disable full screen optimizations for the game application in the game directory folder. For higher refresh rate see Run the game at screen refresh rate
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

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.


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
Negative mouse acceleration is present - you can reduce it by using higher in-game mouse sensitivity (at least 10)
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 feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


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


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

Steam Multiplayer

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

Can't connect to Co-op games

  • 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).

Crash After Launch

The game launches fine (tested on the Steam Version) but crashes right after it sets itself to Fullscreen.
In Uplay's main settings, disable the in-game overlay. Should be the 3 ticked box from the top, just un-tick.

Mouse Won't Work

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

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

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

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

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 into the game folder.
  3. Rename SpecialK32.dll to dxgi.dll (or d3d9.dll if you use DX9).
  4. Start the game and exit.
  5. Open dxgi.ini (or d3d9.ini) in the game folder.
  6. Change RefreshRate=-1.0 to RefreshRate=0.0 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


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 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

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.