The Battle for Wesnoth is an open source, turn-based strategy game with a high fantasy theme. It features both singleplayer and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.

Explore the world of Wesnoth and take part in its many adventures! Embark on a desperate quest to reclaim your rightful throne... Flee the Lich Lords to a new home across the sea... Delve into the darkest depths of the earth to craft a jewel of fire itself... Defend your kingdom against the ravaging hordes of a foul necromancer... Or lead a straggly band of survivors across the blazing sands to confront an unseen evil.

The choice is up to you...

Features

  • Units hand-animated in a vibrant pixel art style, with semi-realistic portraits used for dialog.
  • 16 singleplayer campaigns and 46 multiplayer maps to choose from.
  • Over 200 unit types in six major factions, all with distinctive abilities, weapons and spells.
  • Face off against other players over the Internet, or challenge your friends over a private/local network or hot-seat.
  • Translated into over 30 different languages.
  • Highly moddable engine combining WML and Lua scripting
  • Tons of player-made content available from the official add-ons server: new campaigns, factions, and multiplayer maps with new and unique mechanics and artwork.
  • Cross-platform compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and GNU/Linux.

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Stable

The stable version of Wesnoth is recommended for new and veteran players and content creators on all platforms, as it offers a well-supported and extensively-tested experience, with new releases delivering bug fixes and translation updates.

System Requirements

MinimumRecommended
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows XP SP3 or later
Apple macOS 10.6 or later
Ubuntu 12.04 or compatible1
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later
Apple macOS 10.10 or later
Ubuntu 14.04 or compatible
CPUSingle-core 1.3 GHz or betterDual-core 2.0 GHz or better
RAM2 GB4 GB
Disk700 MB free2 GB free
Graphics800x480 or larger screen21024x768 or larger screen2
InputKeyboard and mouse required
1 Ubuntu 12.04 is supported only when building from source with non-default options
2 Retina hardware is not properly supported on Apple macOS by 1.12.x and causes issues.

Development

New players are advised to choose the stable version instead.

The development version of Wesnoth is geared towards veteran players and content creators who wish to try out the latest additions to the game. Updates are not guaranteed to be stable and may include game-breaking changes.

System Requirements

MinimumRecommended
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 7 SP1 or later
Apple macOS 10.7 or later
Ubuntu 14.04 or compatible
Microsoft Windows 10
Apple macOS 10.10 or later
Ubuntu 16.04 or compatible
CPUDual-core 2.0 GHz or betterDual-core 3.2 GHz or better
RAM2 GB4 GB
Disk800 MB free2 GB free
Graphics800x600 or larger screen1024x768 or larger screen
InputKeyboard and mouse required

Join

With a vast community with tens of thousands of players and over 520,000 posts in our forums, help resources for new and experienced players alike abound.

Contribute

Wesnoth is made possible by the efforts of players and enthusiasts from all over the world. Whether it be by creating new add-on content, contributing patches for core content and the game engine, or just testing the development version, you too can help shape the next version of Wesnoth!