How to play Battle for Wesnoth in Ubuntu Linux?

The Battle of Wesnoth is a free and open-source turn strategy-based video game with a high fantasy setting released in 2003. In this game, players build armies by controlling villages and defeating enemies.

Battle of Wesnoth is a cross-platform application that can be installed on Windows, Linux, macOS, etc.

In this article, I will discuss how to install and play Battle of Wesnoth in Ubuntu.


To follow this guide you should have  –

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

How to install Battle of Wesnoth in Ubuntu

The Battle of Wesnoth in Linux is available through the Flatpak package. Flatpak is another way of building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on a Linux system.

On Ubuntu, to download the Battle of Wesnoth Flatpak package first you need to install and configure Flatpak on your system.

To install Flatpak open your terminal and execute the given command –

sudo apt install flatpak -y

Next, add the Flathub repository by using the given command –

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Now use the given command to install the Battle of Wesnoth Flatpak package –

sudo flatpak install flathub org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

This game needs regular updates so later you can update it by using the given command –

flatpak update org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

Play the Battle of Wesnoth

Once the installation is completed you can launch the application by using the given command in your terminal.

flatpak run org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

When start you will see the given window. Here you can select Campaigns or Multiplayer to start the game, if you are new to this game you can view Tutorials.

battle of wesnoth start

You can see the Battle of Wesnoth gameplay in the given image.

battle of wesnoth gameplay

Uninstall Battle of Wesnoth from Ubuntu

For any reason, if you want to remove Battle of Wesnoth from your Ubuntu system then run the given command in your terminal –

flatpak uninstall org.wesnoth.Wesnoth


I hope you have successfully installed Battle of Wesnoth on your Ubuntu system. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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