The release of Update 1.3 is upon us, which means, of course, that there are some changes in store! Here is the official list of release notes for this update (as of 10 Dec. 2018, 11:00 PST).
Customize your vehicles with large-scale decals, take on updated Personal Missions with buffed rewards and take in new and improved locales. All of these (and more) will be possible in Update 1.3, arriving on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 (for EU/NA)! Check out all the details!
The next vehicle in the French line of light wheeled vehicles has arrived on supertest! This vehicle, the Panhard AML Lynx 6x6, is a 6-wheeled vehicle sporting a 90 mm gun. Read on for the details -- now with the full list of stats!
Another new tier 8 Swedish vehicle has arrived on the supertest -- this time around, in the form of a medium tank! Unlike the previous Swedish tier 8 premium medium tank, the Strv 81, this vehicle - known as the Lansen C - is a purely-Swedish design through-and-through, strongly resembling the Strv Leo -- both visually and in its' apparent playstyle. Read on for the details!
Krasny Krym is the lead ship of the Svetlana-class light cruisers which was laid down for the Imperial Russian Navy just prior to the outbreak of WW1. Despite closely resembling the Krasny Kavkaz, Krasny Krym will offer its future captains some new tactical options with its introduction in the forthcoming War Thunder update 1.85!
The American F-100D Super Sabre supersonic turbo-jet fighter was developed as a fighter-bomber, so in addition to breathtaking speeds, it also features a rich assortment of suspended weaponry. It’s arguably the best American aircraft in the game!
Even during wartime, the festive season was celebrated and commemorated. The most notable of this “live and let live” attitude hailing from the trenches of Ypres and a makeshift football pitch in 1914. Stories like this inspired us to do something different with Holiday Ops 2019.
This year focuses on the frontline stories at a time where families, foes and everyone in-between often come together without prejudice. Throughout the event, discover the stories from various conflicts around the world and understand how the barriers were broken down, if only for a short time, during the festive period.
At this time of year, we are always looking to come up with cool events with unique atmospheres, so Holiday Ops 2019 will see you decorating the fields in which your in-Garage crew will be ready to celebrate.
Holiday Ops 2019 kicks off 13 December at 06:00 CET (UTC+1) and runs until 14 January 2019 at 06:00 CET (UTC+1) so get decorating, commanders!
Read on for all the details, including the return of decorations & Festive Atmosphere, what's in store for this season's rewards (including another free gift tank, massive discounts, female crew members, customization styles, and more), special info pertaining to last year's customization style rewards, and more!
Tankers -- ready yourselves for the next patch! Update 1.3 has been scheduled for official release on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. Furthermore a micropatch is expected on the night of 12 - 13 December, which will add everything for the Holiday Ops 2019 event.
(On a related note, mods folders will be called /mods/184.108.40.206/ and /res_mods/220.127.116.11/ after the micropatch [and 18.104.22.168 prior to it].)
On the threshold of War Thunder’s new era of supersonic aircraft we’re introducing the first rank V premium fighters in the research lines of the USSR, USA, and Great Britain. These fighters will allow you to begin researching supersonic fighters more quickly, increase the rate at which you research any plane and its modifications in these nations, and grant an additional bonus to Research Points and income from Silver Lions. Here are our beauties: the F-86 Sabre "Skyblazers", Meteor F. Mk.8 "Reaper", and MiG-15bis ISh!
We would like to tell you about a new aircraft class in War Thunder and also about guided air-to-air missiles and other new features in air battles that we will begin to implement after the release of update 1.85 “Supersonic”.
Aircraft have always been a very important part of War Thunder - it was the first vehicle type available in the game. Since the early days of War Thunder, we have recreated over 650 aircraft models - that’s the largest digital interactive collection of aviation in the world. And these are not just visual models, their flight characteristics, armament and other systems are thoroughly recreated in the game.
Initially we deliberately limited aircraft time periods with the golden age of piston-engine aircraft to the beginning of jet aviation, since these machines truly demonstrate the personal and tactical skill of a pilot. Guided missiles seemed to be a feature that will level all pilots independent of their skills, this is why we did not initially plan to implement them in the game. But the community has become more and more interested, so we decided to study the issue thoroughly and to find a way to implement this feature in our game.
We ran the first tests with ingame prototypes back in 2017 and we have been working on new game systems and new aircraft ever since. Finally, we are happy to introduce all of this to our players. Meet a new age of War Thunder aviation - rank 6 aircraft!
The B1 Centauro is an Italian wheeled tank destroyer, built as a joint venture of several well-known Italian companies in the mid 1980s. Today, we’ll cover one of the B1 Centauro modifications that will be available to players at the top ranks of the Italian ground forces tree coming to War Thunder with update 1.85!
The M3 Bradley is a member of the Bradley family of American fighting vehicles which entered service with the U.S. Army in the early 1980s. Tankers may look forward to the addition of this iconic and much-anticipated vehicle to War Thunder with the upcoming update 1.85!
More news from supertest! This time around, a few changes have been made to the Soviet premium tank destroyer T-103. Read on for the details!
The return of another map - Lost City - is nigh, as the map is now rolling into the final stages of testing! Read on for the details on the updates to this map (formerly known as "Ghost Town" and not being available in random battles, prior to the release of 1.0).
The Challenger Mk.3 is an upgraded modification of the well-known British Challenger MBT, introducing, most notably, additional reactive armour elements to bolster the vehicle’s protection against HEAT rounds. Meet the new and improved Challenger MBT coming to War Thunder as part of the upcoming update 1.85!
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