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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Key points

Poor port with many bugs and issues that have not been fixed and very bad performance.[1] For example, if one wants to access the settings whilst in-game, one must quit to the main menu.[2] Furthermore, there are many problems with the game remembering remapped keys.[3]

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Gamesplanet Deluxe Edition is also available.
Steam Deluxe Edition is also available.
Uplay (US/Canada) Deluxe Edition is also available.
All versions require Uplay DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass
Arctic Strike
Raven Strike
Khyber Strike

Essential improvements[edit]


The latest non-Steam patch is Title Update 1.8 which can be installed through the launcher or downloaded manually from Ubisoft's servers. The Steam version already has this patch.

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
Video settings can be changed by editing the default.cfg file[4]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed.[5]
Requires Title Update 1.4 or newer; install Title Update 1.8.
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
120+ FPS
Install the latest patch, then enable in-game Vsync to bypass FPS cap.[7]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Title Update 1.2 will lock the resolution to 720p.[8] Patching to Title Update 1.4 resolves a lot of video resolution problems, and enables the game to be played in most resolutions and in Eyefinity set ups.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


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 (outbound) 80, 1001-1002, 2346
UDP (outbound) 10007, 15765, 24340, 24360

Issues unresolved[edit]

Steam Multiplayer[edit]

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

Issues fixed[edit]

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

Check that no other network adapters are enabled. Adapters such as VPN, Virtual Box, and others may cause conflict. In the event that multiple are present, disable all but the one your intend to use and the issue should be resolved. Alternatively, you can attempt to change the priority for the network adapter.[11]

Mouse Won't Work[edit]

Whilst the keyboard and mouse may be selectable within the game menu, but does not work in the game. Uninstalling the drivers for any installed gamepads fixes for some people.[12]

Game does not go fullscreen correctly[edit]

Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier and edit default.cfg, change the resolution, save, then set the file to read only.

Mouse not clipping to the game window[edit]

Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier and edit default.cfg; change fullscreen from True to False, save, then set the file to read only.

Poor performance[edit]

Disable Ambient Occlusion in graphics options. Due to poor optimization, the effect is extraordinarily resource-intensive.

Other information[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer PunkBuster, Quazal

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.2 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
AMD Phenom II X4 940
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB 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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5850
1 GB of VRAM


  6. Ghost recon future soldier stretched in 21:9 monitor - WSGF forums
  7. New 120Hz Games Report