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.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (1,481) - 64% of the 1,481 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (103,567) - 79% of the 103,567 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 15, 2013

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February 15

[Development] Challenger 2 and rank VII armored vehicles

Challenger 2 and rank VII armored vehicles

The highly anticipated update 1.87, which will bring War Thunder even closer to modern warfare, is just around the corner. You will see new rank VII armoured vehicles and many other novelties for aircraft and fleets. Be sure to follow the news!

Rank VII Armored Vehicles

Update 1.87 will introduce even more armoured vehicles that were created and in service during the ‘80s and ‘90s of the twentieth century, and well-known for participating in armed conflicts of that period. Soon, we are going to give a detailed account on this tech in our Developer Diary, so stay tuned!

Since many of the tanks in our game also belong to the third generation MBT in terms of their technical specifications and combat effectiveness, we will make some changes to the battle ratings and rank positioning of some tanks in the V and VI ranks to better balance the land and combined battles in War Thunder.

Developed in the mid ‘80s as a successor to the Challenger 1, the Challenger 2 entered service in the early ‘90s and continues to serve with the British Army today. In the upcoming update 1.87, War Thunder tankers may look forward to the opportunity of commanding the most modern MBT fielded by the British Army!



Work on developing a successor to the Challenger 1 began only a short time after the vehicle entered service with the British armed forces. Already by the mid 1980s, the Vickers company had developed a new MBT as part of a private venture. After requirements for a next-generation MBT have been issued, Vickers immediately submitted their design on the new Challenger 2 to the Ministry of Defence. Having briefly considered the adoption of the M1 Abrams, the Ministry decided to proceed with the Vickers design by ordering the construction of a prototype Challenger 2 for testing and evaluation. The Challenger 2 passed evaluation and met expectations even when put through comparative testing against contemporary MBTs of other nations, such as the American M1 Abrams and German Leopard 2. Satisfied with the test results, the Ministry of Defence adopted the Challenger 2 and placed the first production order in 1993, with the initial batch consisting of 127 tanks in addition to 13 trainer vehicles.

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February 14

[Special] Valentine's day with War Thunder!



Better than receiving flowers, decorate the vehicle you love with a thematic decal!

From February the 14th (11:00 GMT) until February the 15th (21:00 GMT)
  • "Team Booster" - Take first place in a victorious battle whilst using a vehicle of rank 3 or higher and receive a 30% RP squad booster.
  • "St. Valentine's trophy" - "St. Valentine’s trophy” — gain victory in 3 random battles whilst using a vehicle of rank 3 or higher with battle activity of 60% or higher and get "St. Valentine’s trophy”

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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 the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game for Windows, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One 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, attack helicopters, ground forces and naval ships collaborate in realistic competitive battles. You can choose from over 1,000 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, PlayStation®4 with Xbox One users being included in PC battles – everyone on the same server.
  • Over 1,000 highly detailed aircraft, helicopters, 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: 22 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: 9 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: 23 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: 21 GB available space

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