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Can You Play Wreckfest On A Chromebook?

Wreckfest is a racing game well known for its realistic damage modelling and driving dynamics. With Chromebook ownership soaring, many people are asking: How can I play Wreckfest on a Chromebook? This is actually quite straightforward. The easiest method is Google Stadia as we explore below.

Wreckfest on Chromebook with Google Stadia (Recommended)

The best way to play Wreckfest on a Chromebook is to use Google Stadia. Google Stadia is a cloud gaming service developed and operated by Google. As it is a cloud gaming service, you do not need to worry about your hardware specification. All you need is a stable internet connection, then you can enjoy many hours of gaming!

So to get started just head over to Google Stadia. Log in or register, and start playing. As easy as that! No worrying whether your hardware is good enough, just simply load and play! Another huge benefit is that as your gaming is in the cloud, you can resume your gameplay on any compatible device.

How Much is Google’s Stadia?

Stadia Pro is a monthly subscription service that gives you access to a catalogue of games. It is currently $9.99 / £8.99. Once you have chosen a free game as part of your Stadia Pro subscription, you ‘own’ it in your library until you stop being a Pro subscriber. A full list of Stadia games is available here.

Wreckfest on Chromebook Using Steam Link

Another way to play Wreckfest on a Chromebook is by using Steam Link. The Steam Link app helps bring desktop gaming to your Chromebook. How it works on a basic level is as follows: run games on your laptop or computer, then use Steam Link to stream them to your Chrombeook.

This can be an easy alternative to a monthly subscription to Stadia if you have the equipment. However, it does mean having to multiple devices running at the same time, which isn’t ideal for everyone.

Wreckfest on Chromebook with Steam

To play Wreckfest on a Chromebook, Google Stadia is the preferred way. Chromebooks are not designed to be powerful laptops, therefore will struggle to play any modern games. However, if you are wanting to try and install Steam on your Chromebook, follow our guide here. A word of warning, it is for advanced users and not guarenteed to work!

What Do You Play Wreckfest On?

Wreckfest is available to play on the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S
  • Google Stadia

Can My Laptop Run Wreckfest?

Wreckfest – Can you run it? Compare your laptop specification against the minimum and recommended specs below:

CPU:Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.7 GHz or AMD equivalentIntel® Core™ i5 3.0 GHz or AMD equivalent
GPU:NVIDIA Geforce® GTX™ 460 or AMD Radeon™ HD 6850NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 970 or AMD Radeon™ R9 380X
DirectX:Version 11
Version 11
Operation System:Windows Vista or aboveWindows 7 (32 or 64bit), Windows 8, Windows 10
Storage:15 GB available space15 GB available space
Wreckfest System Requirements


In summary, it is possible to play Wreckfest on a Chromebook. Our preferred and easiest option is to use Google Stadia. Happy racing!


What was Wreckfest originally called?

When it was first announced and in early access Wreckfest was known as Next Car Game. To many, Wreckfest is the spiritual successor to the FlatOut and Demolition Derby games.