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War Thunder

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Gajin

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'War Thunder' (ALL) Celebrates 5th Anniversary With v1.73 Update, Freebies, Specials and Discounts

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2017 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT

War Thunder is an MMO dedicated to World War II military aviation. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world. Become a lone hero or lead your squadron to victory — the choice is yours!

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.

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 armored vehicles, fighting for dominance over the battlefield on the ground: Man a heavy tank with impressive armor 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. Organize 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 PS4 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.

War Thunder is celebrating its five year anniversary with a massive game update with free exclusive premium vehicles, gifts for active players, discounts on in-game content and more. Update 1.73 “Vive la France” introduces France as the game’s seventh nation, an early spearhead of Italian tanks and naval forces, new air and land vehicles for the other residing nations, and new gameplay features.

Update 1.73 “Vive la France” adds the seventh separate in-game nation, France, with more than 30 aircraft from early parasol aircraft to post-war jets. The French Air Force will be the first military branch represented in game, with other vehicles types to follow. Distinctive examples of French aviation found in War Thunder are the pre-war Arsenal VG.33 fighter, a plywood construction that reached an impressive 800 km/h dive speed, and the SO.4505 IIA Vautour, a multi-purpose jet that could perform tasks of both fighters and bombers, which serves as a prime example of post-war French jet design philosophy.

War Thunder now also features the first Italian tanks and ships. In advance of the launch of the Italian ground forces, early adopters can now head into battle with Premium vehicles such as the Italian P40 «Leoncello» and US-built M26 «Ariete», with the latter supplied to Italy after it switched sides during World War II. Participants of the Naval Forces Pre-Beta test also had the opportunity to try the Italian torpedo boats as well as the Soldati-class destroyer, among other vessels, on a new Naval forces location inspired by the North Sea. Additional vehicles for the other War Thunder nations include a new reinforcement for Rank VI, the armored fighting vehicle Begleitpanzer 57, and the production version of the Japanese heavy Ho-Ri tank.

The 5 Year Anniversary Celebrations kicked-off with the wheeled tank M8 Greyhound (USA) and I-29 fighter (USSR) being up for grabs as free exclusive anniversary vehicles through a set of in-game tasks. For competitive players, special anniversary tournaments offered the rare, super-heavy E-100 tank and an exclusive He 162A-1 Volksjäger jet fighter as ultimate prizes.  Additionally, players that play the game between October 31st and November 6th can obtain exclusive decals, decorations and in-game boosters. Both the vehicles and rewards are dedicated to the anniversary and are only available during this period. Furthermore, all players can profit from extensive discounts of up to 50% in the War Thunder store.

More information on Update 1.73 “Vive la France” and the 5 Year Anniversary specials is available on the official War Thunder website.

Key Features :

  • 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 PS4 (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.

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