What is a .XAN File And How To Open It – Team17 Software (Visual Guide)


Have you downloaded a file with .xan extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .xan file extension and how to open it.

What is a .XAN file?

The .XAN file extension is from Worms Map File. This file extension was developed by Team17 Software. The file has the binary format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .xan file on 1 platform.

How to open a .XAN file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .XAN file on various operating systems.

How to open a .XAN file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .xan file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Team17 Worms Mayhem software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XAN file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Team17 Worms Mayhem software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .XAN file?

If you are still unable to open the .XAN file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XAN file.xap – Microsoft, .xap – Microsoft, .xapk – Compressed Android Package File, .xappl – Spoon, .xar – MAGIX. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .XAN file with the Team17 Worms Mayhem program on Windows.