War Thunder is the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 dedicated to aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval craft from World War II and the Cold War.
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June 19

Naval Closed Beta testing begins!

https://youtu.be/sHFAg1skTmQ
The much anticipated time has come - Naval closed testing on all gaming platforms!

Players are now able to test the naval fleets of two nations in game - the US and Germany, which already have more than 40 combat ships of different classes available, from torpedo boats to light cruisers.

One of the key features in the Naval Fleet development in War Thunder will be a horizontal research system that will allow you to quickly explore exactly the class of ships that you are most interested in.

The CBT of Naval forces is available in special events "Naval battles" (Events and tournaments tab). If there is a technical requirement, fleet testing may be temporarily suspended to correct errors or add new content.

Access to closed beta testing is accessed by PC and PlayStation®4 owners of “Naval Packs”, as well as all participants of early testing on Xbox One.

For more information, read the full article on the Official War Thunder Forums!
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June 19

[Fleet] [Development] Trophies and Rewards in Naval Battles



The Naval research tree in War Thunder differs from Air and Ground forces, despite visual similarities.

Aircraft and ground vehicles are divided into ranks by (as a rule) production years: the later production year - the better the combat efficiency is, the higher the vehicle’s rank is. A ship’s battle efficiency, however, depends not only on the production period, but on the ship’s class itself. Early testing showed that players prefer different classes of ships - some like destroyers, others prefer the nimble torpedo boat, or mastering all types of vessel. Every ship’s class has unique gameplay, naturally.

Entering the closed beta test, we took these baselines to create a different approach to researching War Thunder ships. Vertically, or rank-wise, you research different classes of ships - from boats to light cruisers. Horizontally, or class-wise, you master more powerful, modern and capable units of the given class. You are free to choose what gameplay you like more: skip boats, relatively fast progress to heavier classes, like destroyers, or cruisers; or focus on the light classes to unlock the most powerful light ships and boats in the game. Requirements and prices to unlock new ships consistently grow both vertically, and horizontally. Research time to unlock all ships of a nation will be similar to aircrafts or tanks.

Currently, we have 4 ranks of ships. We plan to add more ships of higher ranks during CBT and OBT. New heavy classes of ships are also possible.

Trophies and Rewards in Naval Battles

Unlike air and ground battles, destroying a naval unit requires more effort and time. Often, many players will attack a single target at the same time. If we apply the trophy formula from air or ground battles, the majority of the reward will go to the player, who finishes the enemy, and it may be far from fair in the amount of inflicted damage.

This feature of naval battles caused us to rework the existing trophy system. The more damage you do to your enemy, the better the reward will be. These are the basics:

Every naval unit has its own reward value in Silver Lions (SL) and Research Points (RP)

The reward value splits between players, taking enemy value down, by amount and intensity of damage that they have inflicted. A hit, an assist, and a kill counts separately.

The final (fatal) hit has a minor bonus aside from the unit’s reward value.

This is how reward is calculated (similar for both SL & RP)

Example 1
A ship’s reward value is 1000 Silver Lions (SL)
  • Player 1 does damage for 20% against the crew. He gets 200 SL for the hit.
  • Player 2 does damage for 40% against the crew, and gets 400 SL for the hits.
  • Player 3 does 10% damage against the crew, and the enemy ship is considered destroyed, because it does not have enough crew to continue the battle. Player 3 gets 100 SL for the hit, and a 100 SL as a last hit bonus (that’s not included in the original reward value). Total is 200 SL.
30% of the crew remains on the damaged enemy ship, and 300 SL that is left from the reward value is divided between all three players:
  • Player 1 gets 85 SL for the kill assist
  • Player 2 gets 170 SL for the kill assist
  • Player 3 gets 45 SL as a bonus for destroying of a ship
In total this is calculated as:
  • Player 1 gets 285 SL for 20% of damage he did to the enemy ship
  • Player 2 gets 570 SL for 40% of damage
  • Player 3 gets 245 SL for 10% of damage and the last hit bonus
Example 2
  • The reward value of enemy ship is 2000 SL
  • Player 1 does 20% damage to the crew and gets 400 SL for the hit
  • Player 2 launches a torpedo and destroys the enemy. Ship is sunk, so the rest of the crew counts for Player 2. Player 2 gets reward for 80% of the crew - 1600 SL, and last hit bonus - 100 SL.
  • Reward value remaining is 0, and Player 1 doesn’t get an assist reward.
In total:
  • Player 1 gets 400 SL for 20% of damage to the enemy
  • Player 2 gets 1700(1600+100) SL for 80% of damage and the last hit.
  • Reward value and last hit bonus depends on enemy ship’s class.
What else has changed?
  • Critical hits are turned off for naval battles
  • AI-controlled air defence guns (AAA-guns) don’t earn hit rewards against aircraft. Assists and kills count though.
  • In naval battles, aircraft kills count by the same rules as in air battles.
  • If in a naval battle an aircraft attacks a ship, the aircraft receives the reward using naval battles rules.
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"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 the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 dedicated to aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval craft from World War II and the Cold War. Join now and take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with millions of players from all over the world in an ever-evolving environment.

In War Thunder, aircraft, ground forces and naval ships collaborate in realistic competitive battles. You can choose from over 1000 vehicles and an extensive variety of combat situations many of which are exclusive. You can find yourself blasting your pursuers from a bomber turret, defending your teammates on the ground from an air raid with anti-aircraft guns, shooting down enemy planes with a firestorm from multiple rocket launchers, or trying to sink an enemy warship with a torpedo from a fast attack boat.

Features include:


  • Seamless cross-platform gameplay between Windows PC, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 users – everyone on the same server.
  • Over 1000 highly detailed aircraft, tanks, warships and other combat vehicles crafted carefully from historical documents and surviving sources.
  • 80 maps representing the main historical battle theaters.
  • Intense PvP experiences in full-scale combat missions at various difficulty settings for all play styles and degrees of experience.
  • Rich PvE content including dynamic historical campaigns and solo missions.
  • Regular content updates including new vehicles, maps, missions and nations.
  • Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects and beautiful music creating an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in.
  • 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!

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 (DirectX 10.1 level video card and drivers, The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 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 11 level video card and drivers)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.12 Sierra
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 (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: 8 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: 17 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Most modern 64-bit Linux distributions, SteamOS
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 660 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) / similar AMD with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months; the minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 660 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) / similar AMD with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
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