War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform MMO combat game for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 dedicated to military vehicles used in the World War II and the Korean War periods. Fight in major air, land, and sea battles, with international players in an ever developing environment.
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Mixed (1,675) - 69% of the 1,675 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (78,100) - 82% of the 78,100 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 15, 2013

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October 20

[Event] Still Waters



Pilots, we have a new assignment. The enemy has stolen our encoding device and are already preparing to send it back home. If they succeed, it will be a costly disaster. It does not matter by what means or with how many sacrifices it takes, but we have to rectify this mistake. Before our airstrip was captured, I have flown through these mountains and there is a sure way to reach our target. By flying right along the watercourse.

The enemy is also aware of this route, but doesn’t consider it important. It is also almost impossible to gain any foothold there, so with a bit of luck, we will encounter only their unsuspecting and complacent anti-aircraft crews. It is important to stay away from patrol boats and to destroy the enemy mobile radio station somewhere in that area. The task at hand is a suicidal mission. Take light and fast aircraft. There will be no second shots at this.
Volunteers, step forward.

From 14:00 GMT on 20th of October to 07:00 GMT on 23rd of October
Participate in the multiplayer PvE Event “Still Waters” (Realistic Battles/Simulator Battles)


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October 20

[Development] Arsenal VG.33: Air Diver



The Arsenal VG.33C-1 is another light fighter aircraft design, developed to quickly bolster the numbers of fighters available to the French Air Force in preparation for the expected Invasion of France in the 1940s. The VG.33C-1 is preparing to take to the skies with the introduction of the brand new French air research tree in War Thunder’s next upcoming major update!

Development of the VG series of aircraft started around the mid 1930s, around the same time the CR.714, which we talked about in one of the previous devblogs, was being developed. This was not by coincidence however. Both aircraft were developed in accordance to the specifications set by the French Air Ministry in 1936, calling for new light fighter aircraft designs which could quickly be assembled and at low cost, in hopes of rapidly increasing the number of fighters available to French pilots. As with the C.710 series, the Arsenal company opted for a lightweight low-wing monoplane design, constructed out of plywood. The first prototype, designated VG.30, was planned to be equipped with the Potez 12Dc inline engine, however, due to production issues, the powerplant was temporarily changed to the Hispano-Suiza 12Xcrs. Shortly afterwards, the prototype took flight in October 1938.





The VG.33 will become available to players as a fighter of the second rank for the new French aviation research tree coming with War Thunder’s 1.73 update. Stay tuned to the news to find out more about the new additions and changes coming with the next update!

For more information, read the full Dev Blog article on the Official War Thunder Forums!
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Reviews

"War Thunder extremely easy to slip into"
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Most Historically Educational Way to Destroy Planes"
GameSpot

"With fun, exciting combat combined with plenty of customization and room for personal skill, this game is sure to be a fan favorite."
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About This Game

War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform MMO combat game for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 dedicated to military vehicles used in and around World War II and the Korean War. In War Thunder, you can take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with real players from all over the world in a continuously developing environment.

War Thunder already offers a highly detailed experience in military aviation and ground forces combat, giving players access to a Guinness World Record breaking number of aircraft, as well as an abundance of tanks and other combat vehicles - and the number is constantly rising.

You can feel the unmatched intensity of aerial dogfights in a fighter, the decisive power of commanding a heavy strategic bomber or the heat of battle in a ground attacker, delivering precision strikes against your enemies. Alternatively, you can join the spearhead of armoured vehicles, fighting for dominance over the battlefield on the ground: Man a heavy tank with impressive armour and firepower, use the maneuverability of a medium or light tank to your advantage, or support your team by screening the skies with your anti aircraft vehicle - the choice is yours!

In the future, the game will also allow players to ‘set sail’ by commanding a variety of warships in the fight over the control of the world’s oceans, giving the game a truly epic scale.

Master your vehicles through both upgrades and personal experience in an environment that is constantly expanding and rewarding the personal skill of the player. Organise your efforts in one of the countless player squadrons and become an ace pilot or tanker - or both! Our thriving and welcoming community of millions of players is also actively participating in the game’s ongoing development, offering custom content through War Thunder Live, such as skins, missions and even vehicles.

War Thunder has something for everyone. Play cooperative games with your friends on Windows PC, Linux, Mac or PlayStation 4 against AI, or squad up for a PvP battle in a difficulty setting matching your play style, ranging from Arcade to Simulator using Mouse and Keyboard, Gamepad or Joystick.

Features include:

  • An entire arsenal at your command - Over 500 highly detailed aircraft, tanks, and other combat vehicles crafted carefully from historical documents and surviving sources.
  • Right into the heat of battle - Intense PvP experiences in full-scale combat missions on various difficulty settings for all play styles and degrees of experience.
  • A single bullet can make a difference - A realistic damage system for aircraft and ground vehicles involving individual component durability instead of an overall health bar.
  • The true free to play experience - Download and play the game for free as much and as long as you like it. Support the ongoing development entirely at your own leisure.
  • Crossing the platform border - Seamless cross-platform gameplay between Windows PC, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 (more to come) with tens of thousands of players from all over the globe online at the same time.
  • Play together with your friends - Rich PvE content including historical and dynamic campaigns, solo missions, a mission editor and much more for single-player and cooperative gameplay.
  • Challenge the best of the best - Ever expanding tournament and clan battle systems, including ELO-based ranked matches as well as professionally organized events involving hundreds of players.
  • Theatrical beauty - Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects and beautiful music creating an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in.
  • Take matters in your own hands - Create custom content for War Thunder and share it on War Thunder Live, with the prospect of earning real money through the Revenue Share Partner System!
  • But wait, there is more! - Ever expanding and evolving environment, offering new and exciting content and features with every regular major update.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/8/10
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 / AMD Radeon 46XX / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit /Vista 64bit /8 64bit /10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or higher, AMD Radeon series 77XX or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.12 Sierra
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz (Xeon processors not supported)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4000 HD/Radeon HD 5550/GeForce 8800 (The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.12 Sierra
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 (Xeon processors not supported)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Most modern 64-bit Linux distributions, SteamOS
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 660+ or similar AMD (with latest drivers, The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 660+ or similar AMD (with latest drivers)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
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