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Wreckfest

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Wreckfest
Wreckfest cover
Developers
Bugbear Entertainment
Publishers
THQ Nordic
Engines
ROMU Engine
Release dates
Windows June 14, 2018[1]
Reception
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 80
IGDB 79
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Automobile
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Wreckfest on HowLongToBeat
Wreckfest on IGDB
Wreckfest on MobyGames
Wreckfest on Wikipedia

Key points

Originally titled Next Car Game during development.[2]

General information

Developer forum
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Complete Edition also available.
Windows
Origin (unavailable)
Origin
Windows

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
American All-Stars Car Pack Included in Season Pass 1
Windows
Backwoods Bangers Car Pack Included in Season Pass 1
Windows
Banger Racing Car Pack Included in Season Pass 1
Windows
Exclusive Car Was only available through the Full Time Wrecker pre-order and higher
Windows
Getaway Car Pack Included in Season Pass 2
Windows
Goofy Roofs Pack Included in Season Pass 1
Windows
Modified Monsters Car Pack Included in Season Pass 1
Windows
Off-Road Car Pack Included in Season Pass 2
Windows
Racing Heroes Car Pack Included in Season Pass 2
Windows
Reckless Car Pack Included in Season Pass 2
Windows
Retro Rammers Car Pack Included in Season Pass 1
Windows
Season Pass 1
Windows
Season Pass 2
Windows
Season Pass Car Only available in Season Pass 1
Windows
Steel & Wheels Pack Included in Season Pass 1
Windows
Soundtrack
Windows
Team Bugbear Paint Job Was only available through the Team Bugbear Member pre-order and higher
Windows
Wallpaper Was only available through the Weekend Smasher pre-order and higher
Windows

Game data

Launcher options
Launcher options

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\wreckfest\
Microsoft Store %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\THQNordic\Wreckfest\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/228380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\wreckfest\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\NordicGames.631082A550AE7_46xc33nm0q0f8\SystemAppData\wgs
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/228380/pfx/[Note 1]
The save game is in binary.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Origin
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video

The game does not show the launcher by default when starting the game. Use -setup command line argument to force the game to show the launcher before starting the game to be able to change general quality presets, language and display settings.
Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Loading screens are designed for 16:10.
Multi-monitor
See Ultra-widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay with spanned HUD.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
The field of view can be offset with values from -30° to +30°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Named Fullscreen
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and up to 8x MSAA available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)

Input

Controls settings.
Controls settings.
Advanced controls settings.
Advanced controls settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, effects, car engine, AI car engine.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network

Server update frequency can be adjusted (20, 30 and 60 Hz).
Network settings.
Network settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Use Nucleus Co-op.
LAN play
Online play
24

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27015 (for Steam).
UDP 27015 (for Steam) and 33540 (for the game).[3]
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Wreckfest.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 DX11 renderer was added in a post-launch update[4] DX9 renderer was seemingly removed some time after that.[5]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Interface Qt Qt 5, used for BagEdit only

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.7 GHz
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
AMD Radeon HD 6850
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible

Notes

  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>/228380/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (228380) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References