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Games IDs

What is an Overwolf Supported Game?

In Overwolf, when we refer to a "supported game" it could mean one of two levels of support:

  1. Overlay support - games that support overlay injection.
    In these games, we can display OW apps as an overlay, and make use of Overwolf APIs.
    The full list of games that support overlay injection can be found in the gamelist.xml file.

  2. Game events support - games which support overlay injection as well as real-time game events.
    You can create OW apps for these games, that leverage game events using the API.
    The full list of games that supports events can be found here.


    Game events can vary between games. If you'd like us to enable a new game event, you can request it here.

What is the Game ID

Each supported game has its own unique Game ID.

Game IDs are used in your app’s manifest.json in multiple ways:

  • game_targeting property - A list of games which enable overlay for this app.

  • game_events property - A list of games for which game events are required.

  • launch_events property - A list of games triggering the app to launch.

The gamelist.xml file

We support overlay injection in a vast and growing number of games.
The list is kept up to date, and you can find it in your local Overwolf app data folder after installing Overwolf.

  1. Navigate to your %localappdata% folder and open the overwolf folder.

  2. Open the Game List XML file (named with a number postfix, for example, gamelistXXX.xml, higher number means newer version), and search your game by name.

  3. Under each game, you can find game ID listed.
    If you didn’t find the game you need, contact us.

Game-ID and Instance-ID

A single game can have multiple executables: Steam, GOG, 32 / 64-bit clients, etc.
We differentiate between them by adding one digit to each game ID, which is called an "Instance ID."
Basically, you have the base game ID, and then a series of instances (212160, 212161, …)

When you call you will get the same full ID including the instance ID.
Besides, there is a file called "gamelist.xml" in the OW client folder that contains all the supported game ids, including instance ID. In order to translate the instance ID into the game ID that needs to be used in the manifest, you can divide the instance ID by 10 and round down.

For example for Fortnite: in order to get 21216 instead of 212161, you can do:


You can see how we use it in the Fortnite events sample app.

Note that the RunningGameInfo object also has a classId property, which already equals the game ID.

Top 30 Game IDs

Listed here are games that support game events
#Game TitleGame ID
1Ancestors Legacy21236
2Apex Legends21566
3Axie infinity origin21960
4Battlerite Royale21450
5Call of Duty: Modern Warfare21626
6Counter-Strike: Global Offensive7764
8Dota 27314
9Dota Underlords21586
10Escape From Tarkov21634
11Final Fantasy6350
12Football Manager 202121666
13Football Manager 202221856
15Halo Infinite21854
16Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft9898
17Heroes of the Storm10624
18Hunt: Showdown21328
19League of Legends5426
20Legends of Runeterra21620
21Magic the Gathering21308
23New World21816
25Path of Exile7212
27PUBG lite21598
28Rocket League10798
31StarCraft II5855
32Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege10826
37World Of Tanks6365
38World of Warcraft765
39World of Warships10746

Game launcher IDs

IDs for Launchers such as the League of Legends launcher can be found here.