How to install War Thunder on Ubuntu?

War Thunder is a cross-platform vehicular combat multiplayer video game developed by Gaijin Entertainment. It is one of the best and award-winning simulation video games which deals with aviation, armored vehicles, and naval craft.

In this article, I will discuss how to install War Thunder on Ubuntu Linux.


To follow this guide you need to have the following –

  • A system running Ubuntu or a Ubuntu-based Linux distribution
  • Access to a user account that has superuser permissions

How to install War Thunder on Ubuntu

War Thunder on Linux is available through Steam which is a game distribution platform developed by Valve. Follow the given steps to install and play War Thunder on your Ubuntu system.

Installing Steam on Ubuntu

Execute the following commands in your terminal to install Steam on your system –

First, enable the multiverse repository it is not already enabled –

sudo add-apt-repository multiverse

Now refresh the apt package repository by using –

sudo apt update

Finally, use the given command to install it on your system –

sudo apt install steam

Press y and then enter when it asks you for confirmation. This will download and install the steam on your system.

You can read a complete guide on how to install and use Steam on Ubuntu.

Installing War Thunder on Ubuntu using Steam

Once the installation is completed launch the Steam from Ubuntu’s activities dashboard.

open steam

When open first it will download the Steam updates and then it will ask for your login credentials.

Now if you have a Steam account then click on LOGIN TO AN EXISTING ACCOUNT else click on CREATE NEW ACCOUNT and create a new account.


Once you are logged in, search the War Thunder in the Steam library.

install war thunder on steam

Scroll down and click on Play Now this will show you the War Thunder installation window where you can mark the option to create a shortcut on the desktop and add it to the Ubuntu application list.

The installation window is self-guiding, here select the relevant options and click on Next.

install war thunder on steam

Note:- Before installing War Thunder make sure you have sufficient space on your system

This will start downloading War Thunder on your system, based on your internet speed it can take some time. You can continue using your system while the download is in progress.

Once the download is completed it will launch the War Thunder client on your system.

You need to log in to this application if you already have an account you can click on Login else create an account from inside the application or through its official website and then again log in to it.

Once you are logged in you can start playing this game.


So you have successfully installed War Thunder on a Ubuntu system. Now you can play and share your experience with us.

If you have a query or feedback then write us in the comments below.

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