Our commitment to gamers
At Overwolf, we’re a group of hard core gamers. We won’t vouche for a platform or apps we wouldn’t use ourselves, setting a high standard of quality and performance. This is our promise to you:
No crapware allowed, we manually
curate and test all apps published
Never mess up your FPS
Overwolf requires app creators to
meet our strict performance
standards. Read more.
Safe from bans
We work closely with game
publishers to make sure all apps
comply with their terms
Respect your privacy
You’re not required to sign in to
download apps. We also offer
opting out from data collection
Ask us anything!
We gathered up the questions you guys have been bothered with
Overwolf is a development platform that lets creators build, share and monetize in-game apps - It’s the “engine” that lets apps operate. Overwolf tools let developers bring their apps in-game (with overlays), track game events in real-time, and make an honest living off their creations.
For gamers, Overwolf provides safety by vouching for apps. Apps published on Overwolf have been manually tested for quality, malware and performance. We also make sure all apps comply with the game developer’s terms - so you know you’re safe from bans.
In one word - cheats. If we’d open-source our tech, or just provide an engine like Unity does for games, we won’t be able to make sure some developers don’t use it to create cheats. As a result we’re able to establish a trusted standing with game developers and make sure you’re always safe from bans when using apps on Overwolf. See how we work with Riot Games here.
No. We work closely with game publishers and app developers alike, to make sure all apps on Overwolf comply with the terms of the games. Read more about how we keep gamers safe from bans here.
We’ve spent years engineering the sh@# out of our platform to make sure it’s lightweight and lag free. The Overwolf client itself has practically zero overhead, and each individual app (except video capture apps) is roughly as demanding as a browser tab. Video capture apps are as demanding as capturing video with OBS. We have strict policies as well as incentive mechanisms to make sure 3rd party creators take performance very seriously. Read more here
No. When you install an app designed for a specific game, Overwolf will only be enabled for that game. The app will then get permission to in-game overlays to that game alone, and won’t affect any other game. You can always set the games for which Overwolf is enabled in the Overwolf settings screen.
Sure. You can set the games for which Overwolf is enabled in the Overwolf settings screen.
App developers may choose to integrate ads or subscriptions in their app. Overwolf’s share from these earnings is 20-30%. This helps the creators make a living doing what they love, and results in you getting a better product. Subscriptions remove ads and may add extra premium features. Overwolf has strict policies on how creators are allowed to place in-app ads, in a way that is not intrusive. Read more here.
Some apps may offer a subscription model that provides an ad-free experience and possibly premium features. If an app you like does not offer this plan, be sure to share this feedback with the app’s creators and ask them to add this option!
Overwolf collects three types of data:
- Data required to make Overwolf work - apps installed, updates, settings etc.
- Data used to improve and customize Overwolf for you - games you play, how you use Overwolf etc. If you want, you can always opt out from having this data collected.
- Diagnostic data to improve performance and stability - hardware information, computer performance, crash logs etc. If you want, you can always opt out from having this data collected.
If you choose to create an Overwolf account, you will be requested to provide us with your email address, username, and your profile picture. Signing up is not mandatory, and you can use Overwolf without creating an account. If you’re interested in learning more about how we handle data, read here.
No. We don’t sell personal data and we never will.
Yes. We share aggregated, non personal “games played” reports with a leading research company called NewZoo, which provides general insights and trends about the gaming market. See an example here.
We don’t sell data to commercial companies, nor do we plan to do so in the future.
You can exit Overwolf by right-clicking on the Overwolf icon in the Windows tray and choosing “Exit Overwolf”. You can set whether Overwolf starts on windows startup through the Overwolf settings screen.
You can easily uninstall Overwolf though the standard Windows “Add or remove programs” screen. You can choose to uninstall a specific app or the Overwolf program entirely.