War Thunder System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows 7 SP1/8/10
  • Processor : Dual-Core 2.2 GHz
  • Memory : 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics : DirectX 10.1 level video card
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Network : Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage : 39 GB available space
  • OS : Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Processor : Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 3600 or better
  • Memory : 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics : DirectX 11 level video card or higher and drivers
  • DirectX : Version 12
  • Network : Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage : 39 GB available space

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Graphics Requirements

To run War Thunder it is recommended that you have a minimum of an DirectX 10.1 level video card. The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an DirectX 11 level video card or higher and drivers (or better).

DirectX Version 11 should also be available on your system.

Running War Thunder on a graphics card that is above the recommended specifications will allow you to achieve the highest levels of visual detail and the best frame rates. Good frame rates can be beneficial when playing competitive games. A higher frame rate will reduce input lag allowing you to react more quickly to events on screen.

CPU Requirements

War Thunder requires that you have a minimum of an Dual-Core 2.2 GHz processor. For the best game experience an Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 3600 or better (or better) processor is recommended.

Some games require a powerful CPU in order to manage the game engine. The game engine deals with things like processing network communications for multi-player games and the AI of your enemies in strategy games. Some games are considered CPU intensive or CPU dependent. Most modern games offload work directly to the GPU and don't require a powerful CPU for demanding visuals.

To easily see how your CPU compares to these specifications use our interactive CPU checker.

Memory Requirements

It is recommended that you have a minimum of 4 GB RAM to run War Thunder. The recommended amount of memory for the best game experience is 16 GB RAM (or more).

Having more than the recommended level of RAM for a game will usually not yield much extra gaming performance. However it may be useful if your computer runs other applications in the background.

Storage Requirements

You should have a minimum of 39 GB available space to install and run War Thunder.

An SSD (Solid State Drive) will generally deliver faster game load times than a HDD with a fixed head. Having more than the recommended level of storage available for a game will usually not improve your experience.

Operating System Requirements

War Thunder runs on Windows 7 SP1/8/10. The recommended operating system the best compatability is Windows 10 (64bit).

Meeting operating system requirements is not always necessary and can sometimes be overlooked. However running an old operating system will usually mean you may have to install extra drivers and encounter unsupported game crashes.


War Thunder was first released on Dec 20, 2016. It is currently available on the following platforms:

  • Playstation 4

An alternative to expensive graphics cards and CPU purchases is console gaming. You may not get the absolute best frame rates or visual quality but if a game is available for a console you can usually be sure of an acceptable level of performance at all times.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the above specified requirements you may also need to the following:

  • Network : Broadband Internet connection

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