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The Battle for Wesnoth is an open source, turn-based strategy game with a high fantasy theme. Explore the four corners of Irdya in seventeen solo campaigns and dozens of multiplayer maps, taking part in countless adventures as you go.

Stable - This version primarily gets just bug fixes and translation updates. Download this is you want a mostly seamless experience between updates.

Beta - This version gets bug fixes and new features, but things may break between versions. Download this if you want to get the latest changes and won't be too bothered if something stops working for a bit.


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Windows (stable) 477 MB
Version 1.16.6
macOS (stable) 471 MB
Version 1.16.6
Windows (beta) 424 MB
Version 1.17.8
macOS (beta) 418 MB
Version 1.17.8

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The Battle for Wesnoth is the most overrated game of all time. The only thing that has improved about the game in the past 15 years is the file size and hardware requirements. The AI is not good at all.

I was just looking for some random strategy game to pass the time, but I ended up liking this one way more than I expected! The art style is a really cool blend of pixel art for the maps and animations but full art for the character portraits, which really sells the Fire Emblem vibe. I was surprised at how many campaigns there were as well, right now I've only done the tutorial and first one but I'll be doing the others definitely. Good job! 

Extremely fun game. Even my friends who usually don't like computer games, like to play "Wesnoth".


I remember playing this when it first was released. Stopped and decided to see if it was still being developed. I'm going to start the missions again. Memories from almost 20 years ago. Thank you so much.


I didn't know this was on Itch! I literally just clicked on the "random games" function and I was shocked when this came up. Great game!


Great game, a fusion of great ideas with superb design!


This is such an old game and still fun to play todaaay!


One of the greatest games of all time. Proof that open source can deliver!


Wow! A legendary game on itch.io.


YOOOOO didnt expect BfW to turn up here, espacially after all these years, on the popular section!

HOURS upon hours of fun with custom maps and campaigns, even if the RNG of the single units attacks sometimes really F***ed me over xD cant wait to give it another go with some friends!!