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Ground Forces Closed Beta Access - The Third Wave!
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Ground Forces Closed Beta Access - The Third Wave! - By invite or Tank Pack Purchase Only

Those who purchased tank packs after January 10th can now access the test server during schedule times!

The Third wave will give CBT access to those who purchased tank packs from January 10th (inclusive).

Tank Packs will continue to be available for purchase until open beta test.

Please remember that you accepted the NDA before making a purchase, when entering the game you will have to confirm that you agree with it once again.

  • All discussions, bug reports etc. should be only on the special Closed Beta Test Forum (you will need to relogin to the forums in order to access it), Please confirm you have either had the invite or have purchased a tank pack before querying access.
  • Those who purchased Third  wave (after 10th of January) “T-34 and M4A2 Sherman Advanced Pack” get their access from today, those who bought any other Third wave tank packs can also join the test today. (25th). If you purchased a tank pack and still cannot access CBT forum from the announced time - try relogging in forum.
  • Current Test Schedule
    • Monday - 01:00 GMT - 07:00 GMT
    • Tuesday - 13:00 GMT - 19:00 GMT
    • Wednesday - 01:00 GMT - 07:00 GMT
    • Thursday - 13:00 GMT - 19:00 GMT
    • Friday - 01:00 GMT - 07:00 GMT
    • Saturday - 11:00 GMT - 16:00 GMT    
    • Sunday  1:00 GMT - 07:00 GMT & 11:00 GMT - 16:00 GMT    
  • Invitations for those who completed Ground Forces HQ tasks will be sent every day until ground forces open beta.
  • Players are only allowed to access CBT from one PC. Trying to access it from another PC will result in your testing account being blocked.
  • Current version of the test client requires Windows 7 or higher and a DirectX10.1, DirectX11 compatible GPU (Radeon HD5000 or higher, GeForce GTX 460 or higher). Earlier GPU's support will be added later. 

Today, on February the 25th the test wil begin at 14:30 GMT

To see setup instructions for the CBT-server please follow the guide here.

If you cannot see this area, you need to relog in the forums so the new access can be applied.


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The War Thunder Team

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