War Thunder

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War Thunder
War Thunder cover
Developers
Gaijin Entertainment
Engines
Dagor Engine
Release dates
Windows December 21, 2016
macOS (OS X) December 21, 2016
Linux December 21, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 81
IGDB 65
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC, Free-to-play
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Simulation
Vehicles Flight, Tank
Art styles Realistic
Themes World War II
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War Thunder is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person action and simulation game.


Key points

Cross-platform play with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players.

General information

Official Forum
Wikia wiki
Subreddit
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Steam Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mustang Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Dora Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ace Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Melting Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Frosty Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Refulgent Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Sparkling Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Shining Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Perfect Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
SdKfz 140/1 and T-26E Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Shielded T-34E Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
T-34 Prototype Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
M4A2 Sherman Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Tank Destroyers Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Fire and Maneuver Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Grant I Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Dora Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Defenders Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Alienware Bundle Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
T-34-85E Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ray Wetmore`s P-51D-10 Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Spitfire FR Mk.XIVe Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
M5A1 Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Red Fury Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Desert Rats Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Panzer Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
US Combined Forces
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Royal Combined Forces
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Kliment Voroshilov Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk. IX
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
T29 Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Guards T-34 Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ray Wetmore`s P-51D-10 Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Black Prince Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Hunter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
T-34-85E, 1945 Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
M18 Black Cat Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Sergei Dolgushin's La-7 Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
US Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
USSR Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
German Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Huey Hog Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Haida Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
British Beginner's Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Japanese Beginner's Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Air Forces, Vol.1 (Original Game Soundtrack)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ground Forces, Vol.1 (Original Game Soundtrack)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Naval Forces, Vol.1 (Original Game Soundtrack)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
XM-1 General Motors Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Apache Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Leopard Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
T-55AM-1 Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
USA Pacific Campaign
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Japanese Pacific Campaign
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Italian Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Japanese Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
British Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.blk[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Adjusted ingame "on the fly" usually by the scroll wheel or key bindings.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set Full window in launcher.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Separate settings for AA (2x, 4x or 6x), FXAA (FXAA or HQ FXAA) and TAA or HQ TAA .
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
includes many types of control "levels": mouse aim, simplified, realistic, and full aircraft controls
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Remappable and has many default setups for different controllers and flight sticks.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Simplified Chinese
Korean
Ukrainian
Hungarian
Brazilian Portuguese
Portuguese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Supports crossplay with Xbox One and PS4. Cannot play with both consoles at same time.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Matchmaker chooses teams based on Battle Ranking of top 3 vehicles for each player. Player skills or their personal statistics are not taken into account.
Peer-to-peer
Launcher uses Peer to Peer connection for downloading and updating the game (optional, turned on by default). Game itself doesn't use P2P connections.
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Matches can only be joined by searching for the hosting player's name.[2]

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 443, 5222, 6881, 8090, 7850-7854, 7800-7802, 27022-27042[3]
UDP 20010-20500, 3478-3480[3]
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: War thunder (tank only) or Helix Mod: War Thunder 3D fix W.I.P v1.0.0.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
[4]
Oculus Rift
Preliminary support. Enable in launcher.
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
This game might be playable with the Revive Compatibility Layer (compatibility list).
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller
See Input settings for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
Play area Native Notes
Seated
Standing
Room-scale

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
OpenGL
Vulkan
Start it with this Parameter: -forcestart -driver:vulkan
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
SSE 4.1 support is required for 64-bit
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum[5] Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 46XX
Nvidia GeForce GT 520
Intel HD 4000
DirectX 10 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum[5] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.12 Sierra
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5550
Nvidia GeForce 8800
Intel HD 4000
Xeon processors not supported
Linux
Minimum[5] Recommended
Operating system (OS) Most modern 64-bit Linux distributions, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References