Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 cover
City Interactive
CryEngine 3
Release dates
Windows March 12, 2013
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General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Digital Extras
World Hunter Pack
Siberian Strike

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Disable company logos[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\_FastLoad\.
  2. Rename/move/delete IntroMovies.pak.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\system.cfg[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/34870/pfx/[Note 2]
Game data files (.pak files) are ordinary ZIP archives and can be extracted and modified.
There are many .cfg files within .pak files with configuration variables. You can experiment with different setting by placing these cvars in config.cfg or autoexec.cfg file.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\SniperGhostWarrior2
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/34870/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Basic settings.
Basic settings.
Advanced settings.
Advanced settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
UI elements on side monitors
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game may set refresh rate to 24fps. See Framerate locked to 24 FPS.


Use the Crysis2 crossfire profile.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Field of view[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open system.cfg
  3. Add these lines and change xx for your desired FoV value:
cl_fov = xx
r_drawnearfov = xx
pl_movement.power_sprint_targetfov = xx

Disable motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open autoexec.cfg. Create it if necessary.
  3. Add line r_MotionBlur = 0 and save.

Disable SSAO[edit]

This will disable screen space ambient occlusion effect (shadows around object) and gain 20% frame rate boost.
Disable SSAO[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open autoexec.cfg. Create it if necessary.
  3. Add line r_SSAO = 0 and save.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Enter cannot be bound to any commands.
Mouse acceleration
Acceleration seems to be off by default, can't be turned on.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Errors at launch[edit]

Some users have reported that having ASCII characters in your Steam nickname will cause errors at launch.
Change your nickname to one with basic characters only[1]

Framerate locked to 24 FPS[edit]

CryEngine 3 may set the monitor's refresh rate to 24hz, resulting in choppy gameplay even if the internal GPU render shows a high FPS.
Use your monitor's manual refresh rate toggle to reset it to the desired FPS or try to change few things in system.cfg. Change part DX9 to DX11 and part fullscreen to 0. If you are running game in 1920:1080 or another than 1280:720 change the part about it in this config file.[2]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 x2 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
AMD Radeon 3850
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/34870/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (34870) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.