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Today, we’d like to tell you about an important milestone that is approaching for War Thunder’s aircraft component — the game wide introduction of Active Radar Homing Missiles, otherwise known as FOX-3. Taking into account the characteristics of this type of weapon and its possible impact on the gameplay in air battles, we’d like to talk to you in detail about our approach to adding these highly advanced missiles into the game. 

As more and more advanced aircraft and missiles have been introduced into the game, we were faced with various challenges in implementing them and the impact on gameplay they had. Starting with the first generation of basic guided missiles, to the first missiles capable of hitting maneuvering targets, to the first all-aspect missiles, and more recently the first super-maneuverable missiles. Each of these additions had the potential ... Read more



We’re announcing two premiums that are available for pre-order from today: the Type 90B “Fuji” for Japan, and the Merkava Mk.3 Raam Segol for Israel.

Meet the Type 90B “Fuji”

Type 90B tanks are deservedly considered one of the best vehicles in the Japanese ground forces tree. Firstly, this tank’s 120 mm gun has an auto loader, allowing you to fire rounds from the first-stage ammunition rack with a reload time of just 4 seconds! Secondly, this tank is very mobile and has unique hydro pneumatic suspension, giving it the ability to peek in and out from behind low objects or hills. The Type 90B “Fuji” is a special premium ver... Read more
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A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page here.
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A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page here.


We’re announcing the brand-new premium F-20A Tigershark! Maneuverable, fast, a new powerful engine, and strong stubby wings plus an excellent selection of weapons is exactly the recipe to have some fun and be a real pain for the enemy team.

Pre-order — F-20A Tigershark Pack To pre-order from the in-game hangar: Shop > Online Store.
74.99
  • F-20A Tigershark (Rank 8, USA)
  • Premium account for 20 days
  • 2500 Golden Eagles
  • Pre-order bonus: unique “Aerial predator” title
  • Pre-order bonus: unique “Shark” decal
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  • Pre-order bonus: unique demonstration camouflage USA
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  • The Battlepass challenge “Thunder from Heaven” that required the use of stealth belts now requires belts that contain no tracers.
The current provided changelog reflects the major changes within the game as part of this Update. Some updates, additions and fixes may not be listed in the provided notes. War Thunder is constantly improving and specific fixes may be implemented without the client being updated.
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29 Feb

We’re pleased to announce that the Hungarian aircraft line is going to be added to the Italian aircraft tree in the next major update called Alpha Strike, which continues the development of Hungarian vehicles being added to the game. Let’s dive in and take a look!

Brief history of the Hungarian Air Force [expand type=details]
Initially the Hungarian Air Force was founded in 1918 where it was made up of aircraft left over from WWI. In 1920 however, the Treaty of Trianon was signed between Hungary and the Allies that prevented Hungary from producing and using any aircraft. Despite this, they still opted to rebuild their air force in secret where it was eventually discovered in 1938 that this had been going on.

Hungary fought in several WWII battles including the German invasion of the Soviet Union, and the Invasion of Yugoslavia where their air force took part mostly using German and Italian aircraft. Hungary’s highest scoring Ace of WWII was Dezső Szentgyörgyi, ha... Read more


The next major update for War Thunder — “Alpha Strike”!
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Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus (Happy St. David’s Day)!  
On March 1st, Wales celebrates St. David’s Day! On this day, parades and music festivals take place all around the country, as well as the wearing of the daffodil and leek. We’re joining in by temporarily bringing back the Welsh flag decal for the first time since 2016.

The “Wales” flag decal is available to purchase for Golden Eagles! This flag is available for 500 Golden Eagles over the weekend period.

When: From February 29th (12:00 GMT) until March 4th (07:00 GMT).
Where: You can find this decal by going to Nickname → Decals → Common → World Flags.


“Wales” flag decal



We’ve got more to talk about regarding the work on improvements and bug fixes to the game over the past 2 weeks! Let’s take a look at what we’ve been working on.

If you’ve found a bug that you’d like to report, you can do so on our community bug reporting platform[community.gaijin.net].

The Severe Damage mechanic has been implemented


We recently spoke about this mechanic in a ... Read more
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28 Feb

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Hey everyone, thanks for testing out the Severe Damage mechanics and leaving your feedback on it! The majority of feedback has been positive towards this new mechanic, although there’s some points that we’d like to talk about before releasing this mechanic, which is set to go live sometime this week.

One of the main talking points relates to severely damaged aircraft being considered destroyed at the end of a battle. When designing this, we thought about two things: there’ll be players who don’t want to be considered destroyed at the end of the battle, and players who inflicted the severe damage feeling like they should get the destruction at the end of the battle. We’ve thought about both ways, but would like to stick with the original design which rewards the “attacker” side with the destruction at the end of the battle, and brings more frags that is generally better. Even though both decisions will leave some players not satisfied, we’ve picked the design which rewards ... Read more