The launcher will download and update the game data with bittorrent, install and configure the game properly for you and keep it up to date.

The downloaded content is stored by the launcher in XDG_DATA_HOME on Linux, Program Files on Windows, and in Library/Application Support on macOS.
The launcher is free software as well.

Known workarounds

  • Intel: If you get graphical issues on Intel UHD when firing weapons, just use the medium preset and everything will be fine.
  • Nvidia: If you see  black artifacts on some models in game when running the proprietary Nvidia driver, just open the game console with Shift+Escape keys and type: /seta r_clear 0  then Enter key, and the bug will be gone (note: you'll have to redo that command again if you switch preset).

System requirements

Unvanquished requires about 600MB of disk space for a fresh installation.

Requirements CPU cores CPU freq. RAM VRAM OpenGL
Recommended 2 2GHz 4GB 512MB 3.2

More information on the wiki: GPU compatibility matrix.

Other downloads

This is for advanced users. You won't be able to use the server list from this website to join games, neither join games from the chat.
Your operating system or unarchiver may not extract the game in a way it can work.
The game may not run if you don't know what application translocation means.

Note : if you need to build the game to run on an unsupported system (like very old Linux distributions), you only need to build the engine.

A free, open-source first-person strategy shooter, pitting technologically advanced human soldiers against hordes of highly adaptable aliens