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Release dates
Early access
Hawken at Steam Charts
Hawken at SteamDB
 Hawken at Wikipedia

General information

More information Official forum
More information Hawken Wiki
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Free to play.
Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Use -nomoviestartup parameter[1]

Use the -nomoviestartup command line argument.

Automatic Login[edit]

The game requires the player to type his password each time it's launched. This can be avoided using the launch properties in Steam.[2]

Fix Automatic Login

  1. In Steam, right-click on Hawken and select Properties
  2. Click on Set Launch Options
  3. Put -login="youremail" -password="yourpassword" in the field. Put your own information between the quotes, and click OK

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Hawken\HawkenGame\Config\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable WSGF WS Silver.svg
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Bronze.svg
Field of view (FOV) Native Numerical slider up to 110° (horizontal).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native FXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native If frame rate is under refresh rate disable "Capped Smooth Framerate"[3] For more information see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Master, Game SFX, UI/Menu SFX, Voice, Menu BGM, Game BGM
Surround sound Impossible Auto detects up to 7.0 output[4]
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Impossible
French Native Impossible Impossible
German Native Impossible Impossible
Spanish Native Impossible Impossible
Japanese Native Impossible Impossible
Russian Native Impossible Impossible


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Impossible
Online play Native

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Impossible
Dedicated Native
Self-hosting Impossible
Direct IP Impossible

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
Oculus Rift Hackable Add -vr to the Steam launch options.[5]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2Ghz Dual Core 3Ghz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 3 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
5 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA 9800 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 5670
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
AMD Radeon HD 6850
1024 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  1. How to login automatically at Hawken launch - HAWKEN Forums
  2. How to login automatically at Hawken launch - HAWKEN Forums
  3. 120 FPS @ 120 Hz - HAWKEN Forums
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  5. Oculus Rift Help - Support - HAWKEN Forums - Multiplayer Mech Combat - Hawken: War is A Machine