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Naval pre-beta testing schedule - Yugumo!
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We are pleased to invite pre-beta testers to another test session of the War Thunder Naval battles.

The test will be held in a new location “Fiji” and the latest addition, the “Yugumo” class destroyer will take part in the test for the first time.

Even though WW2 never came to the archipelago, the Fiji islands are perfect for testing naval battles involving destroyers and the mosquito fleet. A combination of islands that provide cover for the MTB’s, Patrol boats etc. and open spaces suitable for a destroyers’ maneuvers with longer range battles allow every type of vessel to use its best advantages. Also this location has airfields so aircraft will be able to reload. Diverse spawn points positions allow players to choose different tactics.


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17:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT 01:00 GMT to 05:00 GMT 01:00 GMT to 05:00 GMT 01:00 GMT to 05:00 GMT
  17:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT 17:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT  

The test will take place a new location, Fiji.

Available only for the following vessels:

USSR USA Germany United Kingdom Japan
  • Project 7U Destroyer
  • Pr.183
  • Il-4
  • Yak-9T
  • Nasty PTF
  • Elco PT-565
  • Fletcher
  • F4U-1C
  • SB2C-4
  • Dark MTB
  • Tribal-class destroyer
  • Beaufort Mk.VIII
  • Typhoon Mk.Ib/L
  • “Yugumo” Destroyer
  • PT-15
  • B7A2
  • A6M5

Features of this test

  • A new map “Fiji”and a new mission type — “Conquest”.
  • Different markers for different weapon types have been introduced.
  • Torpedo sights colours have been changed: green means that torpedo  launcher is within acceptable angles, red means a dead zone.
  • Vessels begin their mission with full ahead speed engaged.
  • The Destroyer’s ai AA had been increased  
  • Aiming speed of the AA and secondary guns has been increased.

How do i join?

It’s very simple. Become the owner of one of the pre-order packs in the Gaijin store. Your purchase will automatically make you a member of the beta test.

In addition, the set contains some fantastic game bonuses, including a unique premium craft which will be available in beta test. Please note! Game sessions for the first testing stage will be available in special Events (Events and Specials - Naval Battles) at specific times, several times a week.

Naval Pack Project 1124 MRLS Naval Pack John F. Kennedy’s PT-109 Naval Pack S-204







This pack includes​:

  • Project 1124 MRLS armored river boat (USSR);
  • 1000 Golden Eagles;
  • Naval battles closed beta access.

This pack includes​:

  • PT-109 torpedo boat (USA);
  • 1000 Golden Eagles;
  • Naval battles closed beta access.

This pack includes​:

  • The S-204 "Lang" Torpedo boat (Germany);
  • 1000 Golden Eagles;
  • Naval battles closed beta access.

How do I participate?

Do you own an early access package? Congratulations, for you it’s easy!

Launch the game as normal and you will be presented with the option to download the main testing files on joining one of the test events, there is no requirement for a different launcher. After this, visit the game’s official forum, log in with your account and check out the special forum section!


We’ve also opened an application for players who want to participate but haven't purchased the packs for the closed beta test, which starts later. You can send in an application and we’ll review you as a candidate for the role of captain on a military vessel.

Attention! You can participate in the testing from no more than two PC’s.

In the special forum section, you can find out about the testing schedule and news.
You can also discuss future naval vessels with the developers. We hope to see you there!

The War Thunder Team

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