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High-explosive power

30.01.2020, 23:59

At first glance high explosive rounds aren’t well suited to fight enemy armor. As a general rule they don’t have high penetration rates and often follow a complex trajectory, but even a single HE round hitting that sweet spot can take out even the most formidable of foes and sometimes outshine even ... (read more)

World War: The second season is coming!

21.01.2020, 23:59

Hello, we are preparing to launch the new season of World War mode and it will not be limited to only new scenarios. Now you will be able to fight with only fully researched vehicles, commanders will be rewarded and missions will be more diverse, including through new armies and their game mechanics... (read more)

The Mustang Family

15.01.2020, 23:59

The story of the Mustang family started in 1940. That’s when the British Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under license. But North American Aviation came with a counter proposal: to develop a completely new aircraft for the RAF… within four mont... (read more)

The best medium tanks

08.01.2020, 23:59

At most ranks medium tanks are the backbone of a team. Those are well-balanced all-rounders, capable of carrying out a wide variety of missions. That’s why today we are going to talk about the most interesting vehicles of the class: the fastest, the deadliest and the toughest!Source: https://warthun... (read more)

Thunder Show: Old vs. New

03.01.2020, 23:59

Hey folks! You are watching Thunder Show - redesigned and redefined. We will no longer limit you and ourselves to strict categories, yeah, we got rid of them! Now we’ll feature only the best videos of the week. You can find our new and simplified terms of participation at the end of this episode. Oh... (read more)

Answers from the developers

23.12.2019, 23:59

Dear players,We have another round of questions and answers for you, with War Thunder producer Vyacheslav Bulannikov!Ground:Could the IPM1 be folded with the M1 Abrams so you don't have to unlock a marginally different tank to get to the M1A1?Maybe in the future.Can you tell us if you are close to a... (read more)

Get ROCCAT mouses and Saab J-29 packs

10.12.2019, 23:59

Participate in the Twitter giveaway! Let us know which Swedish aircraft would you like to see in War Thunder.2019 is fast approaching its end and Christmas is coming soon - it is time to treat our community with the help of our friends over at ROCCAT.Throughout the December there will be 4 giveaways... (read more)

New authentic decals (03.12-20.12)

03.12.2019, 23:59

Make your vehicle more authentic! We regularly introduce new decals that you can unlock and/or purchase.New decals will become available for unlocking and purchase for a limited time, after this time, they will be replaced with new ones. Players will retain the unlocked decals forever!We have alread... (read more)

Thunder Show: Bomb vs Jet 101

29.11.2019, 23:59

Hey folks! You are watching Thunder Show - redesigned and redefined. We will no longer limit you and ourselves to strict categories, yeah, we got rid of them! Now we’ll feature only the best videos of the week. You can find our new and simplified terms of participation at the end of this episode. Oh... (read more)

Easy Anti-Cheat in War Thunder!

19.11.2019, 23:59

Greetings, soldiers! We’re pleased to inform you that we have finally setup Easy Anti Cheat into major gaming modes for all players, we’re now ready to roll it out in one of the upcoming updates. It is an important step to integrate the Easy Anti Cheat system in our game.The setup process will be do... (read more)

AMX-30 ACRA: Luxury à la Française

28.10.2019, 23:59

The special modification AMX-30 ACRA of the AMX-30, is a French rank VI tank equipped with a unique smooth bore gun capable of launching laser guided ACRA missles.AMX-30 ACRA, medium tank, France, VI rank.ProsExcellent ACRA guided missilesDecent mobilityConsPoor protectionHistory:The ACRA (Anti-Char... (read more)

Vickers Mk.7: The Steel Centaur

21.10.2019, 23:59

The Vickers Mk.7 is a British MBT, developed during the 1980s as a potential replacement for the Challenger 1 and for the export market. Despite the fact that it was never ordered into production, players can look forward to the addition of the highly interesting Vickers Mk.7, coming soon to War Thu... (read more)

Centurion Action X - The Chiefturion

15.10.2019, 23:59

The Centurion Action X is an experimental variant of the Centurion main battle tank, developed during the early 1950s to feature the newly designed ‘mantletless’ turret. Reinforcing the higher ranks of the British ground forces tree, the Centurion Action X will soon make its way to War Thunder, arri... (read more)

War Thunder League Grand Final Streams

10.10.2019, 23:59

Fellow War Thunder Players!Join us today at 17:00 GMT on the first stream in the play-off stage of the War Thunder League Season 2 Grand Final. Only 8 teams remain in the Grand Final and, while on stream, you can win the unique Silver trophy of the League, influence the matches and pick the best pla... (read more)

New authentic decals (01.10-18.10)

01.10.2019, 23:59

Make your vehicle more authentic! We regularly introduce new decals that you can unlock and/or purchase.New decals will become available for unlocking and purchase for a limited time, after this time, they will be replaced with new ones. Players will retain the unlocked decals forever!We have alread... (read more)

US Air Force day

18.09.2019, 23:59

Today marks the official 72nd Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force! On September 18, 1947, Stuart Symington became the first Secretary of the Air Force as US Army Air Corps bases came under Air Force Command and a 4th branch of the U.S. Military was born. Through battle, training, and experience in the... (read more)

New tone mapping system

10.09.2019, 23:59

We’re pleased to share with you our new tone mapping system which is being implemented in update 1.91 “Night Vision” making the game appear softer and slightly less saturated.Dear friends,War Thunder update 1.91 “Night Vision” is almost upon us, and today, we’d like to talk a little about some of th... (read more)

Mogami: Going All Out

03.09.2019, 23:59

Mogami is the lead ship of her class of four Japanese heavy cruisers, initially designed as light cruisers around the limits set by naval armament treaties at the time. Docking at player ports with the release of the upcoming update 1.91, Mogami will soon become the new crowning jewel of the Japanes... (read more)

Reggiane Re.2005: The Winged Archer

26.08.2019, 23:59

The Re.2005 is a late war Italian fighter design, highly praised for its excellent performance and often considered as one of the best axis fighters of WWII. Despite only seeing limited production and service, the much anticipated Re.2005 Sagittario will soon become available to all pilots in War Th... (read more)

Map rotation filter

20.08.2019, 23:59

With the release of War Thunder update 1.91, you’ll be able to exclude maps and missions from your personal rotation, as well as mark them as unwanted.The “Dislike” feature will be available to all players - if a few players from the matching queue have the same mission or location marked as unwante... (read more)

Xbox account email linking

08.08.2019, 23:59

Dear Xbox players! Today, we’re happy to present to you the option to link your War Thunder account by email. This will allow you to play the PC version of the game whilst keeping all your progress, purchase Golden Eagles in the Gaijin Store, and access the forums, support website and War Thunder Li... (read more)

Operation H.E.A.T.

02.08.2019, 23:59

Download Wallpaper:1920x10802560x14403840x2160How is the water, warriors? It is very important because, this summer, we will meet our comrades-in-arms - the commanders of naval vessels who will join our tankers and pilots in the big summer event. H.E.A.T. begins!From the 2nd of August until the 26th... (read more)

Changes in the award mechanic (medals)

24.07.2019, 23:59

In such a gigantic and complex organism such as the military, medals demonstrate in one quick and clear designation of human merit and deed identifying individuals worthy of respect. In War Thunder medals serve the same purpose and indicate the impressive achievements of one person to other players.... (read more)

T-34 Family

17.07.2019, 23:59

The T-34 is a legendary Soviet medium tank… or, rather, a whole family of tanks. They are known for their powerful guns, excellent mobility and, in many cases, decent armour as well. There are fourteen different T-34 variants in War Thunder, from the most conventional of models to experimental vehic... (read more)

Receive unique vehicles for game activity!

09.07.2019, 23:59

From the 11th of July until the 27th of July - a double award bonus for activity by squadron players!A good reason to join a squadron or become a commander in your own squadron! To do this select Community → Squadrons → Squadrons search and apply to the desired squadron and join it automatically if ... (read more)