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
War Thunder at Wikipedia

Key points

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

General information

Official Website
Official Forum
Wikia wiki
Subreddit
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer 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

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Ace Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Alienware Bundle Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Defenders Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Dora Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Fire and Maneuver Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Frosty Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Grant I Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
M4A2 Sherman Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
M5А1 Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Melting Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mustang Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Perfect Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ray Wetmore`s P-51D-10 Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Red Fury Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Refulgent 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
Shining Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Sparkling Snowflake
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Spitfire FR Mk.XIVe Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
T-34 Prototype Starter Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
T-34-85E Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Tank Destroyers Advanced Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.blk
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 option Option 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
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native 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 options Native 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
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Turkish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

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.
TriDef 3D
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 Full support See Input settings for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
Play area Native Notes
Seated

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable
SSE4.1 support required

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum[5] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7/Vista/8/10 7 64bit /Vista 64bit /8 64bit /10 64bit
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7.75 GB 19.9 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 46XX
Nvidia GeForce GT 520
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce 650 and higher
AMD Radeon 77XX and higher
macOS (OS X)
Minimum[5] Recommended
Operating system (OS) Sierra 10.12 Sierra 10.12
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7 Intel Core i7
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.15 GB 20.92 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5550
Nvidia GeForce 8800
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M
Xeon processors not supported
Linux
Minimum[5] Recommended
Operating system (OS) Most modern 64bit Linux distributions, SteamOS Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB 20.7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5550
Nvidia GeForce 8800
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD equivalent

References