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Naval Test: New aiming system, smoke generator, and other changes

From October 13 (17 GMT) to October 16 (21 GMT)
Participate to a new naval test session in War Thunder!


13 october 14 october 15 october 16 october
  01:00 GMT – 05:00 GMT 01:00 GMT – 05:00 GMT 01:00 GMT – 05:00 GMT
17:00 GMT – 21:00 GMT 17:00 GMT – 21:00 GMT 17:00 GMT – 21:00 GMT  

List of vehicles available

Changes of this test

  • Type 1936 Class Destroyer
  • Yugumo Class Destroyer
  • Project 7U Destroyer
  • Fletcher Class Destroyer
  • Tribal-class destroyer
  • Project 183 "Bolshevik"
  • Dark Class MTB
  • Elco PT-565
  • S100 class
  • PT-15
  • IL-4
  • Yak-9Т
  • Beaufort Mk.VIII
  • Typhoon Mk.Ib/L
  • SB2C-4
  • F4U-1c
  • B7A2
  • A6M5
  • Bf 109G-2
  • He 111H-6
  • New visibility settings: now the detection range of the marker and model depends on the size (height) of the ship. Also, the detection range depends on the mode of view being used (3rd person view or first person view) and by using the binoculars, the detection range will be increased by 3 times. For example, the detection range of the Pr. 183 boat are as follows: detection - 6.9 km in the binoculars view mode, and 2.3 km in 3rd person view; identification - 3 km in the binoculars view mode and 1.1 km in 3rd person view.
  • Smoke screens have been activated for all types of ships. The working mechanics act in the same way as they do for ground vehicles (engine smoke generating system).
  • The probability of a ship catching fire when struck by high-explosive fragmentation shells on the sheathing and funnels, as well as when the engine compartment is damaged, has been reduced.
  • Indication for shallow depths on a ship's heading has been added.
  • New visual effects when wrecking a destroyer have been added.
  • Display of shell-holes on player’s ship, achieved by switching to the X-Ray view mode while in battle, has been added.


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);
  • 3000 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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