War Thunder System Requirements

Last updated: 25 October 2021

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

War Thunder Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

War Thunder system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7 SP1/8/10
OS
Windows 10 (64bit)
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
16 GB
Graphics
Graphics
DirectX 10.1 level video card: Intel HD Graphics 5100 / AMD Radeon 77XX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660. The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p.
Graphics
DirectX 11 level video card or higher and drivers: Nvidia GeForce 1060 and higher, Radeon RX 560 and higher
DirectX
DirectX
Version 11
DirectX
Version 12
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
39 GB
Storage
39 GB

War Thunder minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7 SP1/8/10 operating system. Your processor should be Dual-core 2.2 GHz or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be DirectX 10.1 level video card: Intel HD Graphics 5100 / AMD Radeon 77XX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660. The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p.. You also have to have 39 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for War Thunder for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 10 (64bit). Recommended CPU would be Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 3600 CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 16 GB or more. And video card — DirectX 11 level video card or higher and drivers: Nvidia GeForce 1060 and higher, Radeon RX 560 and higher.

War Thunder Mac Requirements

War Thunder system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Catalina 10.15
OS
Catalina 10.15
Processor
Processor
Intel Core i5 (Xeon s not supported)
Processor
Intel Core i7 (Xeon s not supported)
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Intel Iris Pro 5200 (Mac), or analog from AMD/Nvidia for Mac. Minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p with Metal support
Graphics
Radeon Vega II or higher
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
37 GB
Storage
35 GB

As for Mac OS, War Thunder requirements here start with Catalina 10.15 operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel Core i5 (Xeon s not supported). 6 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be Intel Iris Pro 5200 (Mac), or analog from AMD/Nvidia for Mac. Minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p with Metal support. Finally, the game needs 37 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is Catalina 10.15. Intel Core i7 (Xeon s not supported) processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be Radeon Vega II or higher.

War Thunder Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

War Thunder system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Most modern 64bit Linux distributions
OS
Ubuntu 20.04 64bit
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
16 GB
Graphics
Graphics
NVIDIA 660 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) / similar AMD with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months; the minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p)
Graphics
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
37 GB
Storage
35 GB

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Most modern 64bit Linux distributions. Processor should be Dual-Core 2.4 Ghz or higher. For RAM you need 4 GB or more. Graphics card should be NVIDIA 660 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) / similar AMD with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months; the minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p) or better. 37 GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Ubuntu 20.04 64bit. As for the processor/CPU, use Intel Core i7 or equivalent. Add 16 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have NVIDIA 1060 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) / Radeon RX 560 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) graphics card.

Game Details

War Thunder is the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game dedicated to aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval craft, from the early 20th century to the most advanced modern combat units. Join now and take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea.

Release date
15 August, 2021
Metacritic score
81/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, MMO, Co-op, Cross-Platform Multiplayer, PvP, Online PvP, Online Co-op
Genres
Action, Free to Play, Simulation, Massively Multiplayer
Supported languages
English*, German*, French*, Italian*, Spanish - Spain*, Simplified Chinese, Russian*, Japanese*, Polish*, Czech*, Turkish*, Portuguese, Korean, Portuguese - Brazil, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Traditional Chinese, Romanian
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Gaijin Entertainment
Publishers
Gaijin Distribution KFT
Official website
warthunder.com
Support website
support.gaijin.net
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run War Thunder?

You would be able to run War Thunder on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: Catalina 10.15
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (Xeon s not supported)
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 5200 (Mac), or analog from AMD/Nvidia for Mac. Minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p with Metal support
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 37 GB

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

Can I play War Thunder with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play War Thunder. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can I play War Thunder with 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, War Thunder can run with 4 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does War Thunder need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run War Thunder on PC, but 16 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 6 GB, with 8 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4 GB minimum, and 16 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for War Thunder?

Dual-core 2.2 GHz is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run War Thunder.

How many GB is War Thunder?

At least 39 GB of disk space is required to install War Thunder on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for War Thunder?

You need DirectX 10.1 level video card: Intel HD Graphics 5100 / AMD Radeon 77XX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660. The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p. or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play War Thunder?

Windows 7 SP1/8/10 or newer.

Does War Thunder require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, War Thunder needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run War Thunder?

Version 11 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run War Thunder on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play War Thunder on my Mac?

Yes, War Thunder supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: Catalina 10.15
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (Xeon s not supported)
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 5200 (Mac), or analog from AMD/Nvidia for Mac. Minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p with Metal support
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 37 GB

Can I run War Thunder on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play War Thunder on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is War Thunder release date?

War Thunder release date is 15 August, 2021.

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