War Thunder System Requirements

Last updated: 12 August 2020

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Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

  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/Vista/8/10
OS
Windows 7 64bit /Vista 64bit /8 64bit /10 64bit
Processor
Processor
2.2 GHz
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or higher, AMD R9 280 or higher (DirectX 11 level video card and drivers)
DirectX
DirectX
Version 10
DirectX
Version 11
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
12 GB
Storage
30 GB

War Thunder minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7/Vista/8/10 operating system. Your processor should be 2.2 GHz or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be Intel HD Graphics 4000 / AMD Radeon 46XX / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (DirectX 10.1 level video card and drivers, The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p), and it should support Direct X Version 10. You also have to have 12 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 7 64bit /Vista 64bit /8 64bit /10 64bit. Recommended CPU would be Intel Core i5 CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or higher, AMD R9 280 or higher (DirectX 11 level video card and drivers). It should also support Direct X Version 11.

War Thunder Mac Requirements

War Thunder system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
10.12 Sierra
OS
10.12 Sierra
Processor
Processor
Intel Core i7 (Xeon s not supported)
Processor
Intel Core i7 (Xeon s not supported)
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
12 GB
Storage
30 GB

As for Mac OS, War Thunder requirements here start with 10.12 Sierra operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel Core i7 (Xeon s not supported). 4 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be Intel 4000 HD/Radeon HD 5550 / GeForce 8800 (The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p). Finally, the game needs 12 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is 10.12 Sierra. Intel Core i7 (Xeon s not supported) processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M 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 Linux distributions, SteamOS
OS
Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, SteamOS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 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
NVIDIA 960 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) / similar AMD with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months)
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
12 GB
Storage
30 GB

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Most modern Linux distributions, SteamOS. 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. 12 GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, SteamOS. As for the processor/CPU, use Intel Core i7 or equivalent. Add 8 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have NVIDIA 960 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) / similar AMD 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 for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 dedicated to aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval craft from World War II and the Cold War.

Release date
15 August, 2020
Metacritic score
81/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, MMO, Co-op, Cross-Platform Multiplayer
Genres
Action, Free to Play, Massively Multiplayer, Simulation
Supported languages
English*, German*, French*, Italian*, Spanish - Spain*, Simplified Chinese, Russian*, Japanese*, Polish*, Czech*, Turkish*, Portuguese, Korean, Portuguese - Brazil, Hungarian, Ukrainian
* languages with full audio support
Developer
Gaijin Entertainment
Publisher
Gaijin Entertainment
Official website
warthunder.com
Support website
support.gaijinent.com
Support email
[email protected]
Steam page
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:

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 War Thunder run on 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 8 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 4 GB, with 8 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4 GB minimum, and 8 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for War Thunder?

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

How many GB is War Thunder?

At least 12 GB of disk space is required to install War Thunder on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for War Thunder?

You need Intel HD Graphics 4000 / AMD Radeon 46XX / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (DirectX 10.1 level video card and drivers, 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/Vista/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 10 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:

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, 2020.

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