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Naval pre-beta testing schedule
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From the 6th of December, until the 11th of December, at 17:00 GMT until 05:00 GMT each day. 

Naval battle testing for all who purchased Naval packs!

Test features:

  • 3 locations available - North Sea, Andaman Sea, Fiji 
  • Visibility settings have been implemented for vessel-aircraft/aircraft-vessel visibility checks. As a result the detection range for aircraft depends on the size of any target vessel.   
  • New notification message has been added - a warning will appear when a player tries to choose a weapon group that is not available on their current vessel. This will not reset the current weapon group.  
  • Smokestacks on destroyers can now be critically damaged. After a smokestack is damaged, engine power is reduced. 
  • Warning notifications to activate repairs, fire extinguishing, leak fixing (when necessary) have been added.
  • Warning indicator regarding possible collisions with any obstacles has been improved. Now it indicates distance to an obstacle and takes both above- and underwater obstacles into account. When a vessel runs aground the klaxon will no longer sound.
  • Direction marker for rocket weaponry has been added 
  • Icons for the weapon type have been added to the game log. They will appear in the log when a vessel is destroyed by a specific weapon.
  • Reverse movement speed has been corrected
  • Direction of the torpedo marker now corresponds with the direction of their movement
  • Damage radius of fire on specific modules or vessel hull has been reduced
  • The number of aircraft spawns in RB mode has been increased to 2.   
  • Spawn point requirements for fighters in AB mode has been increased. It is now the same as in RB. 

List of fixed bugs:

  • A bug where a player was not able to start leak fixing has been fixed
  • A bug when a vessel wasn’t counted as destroyed even though crew value in hit-cam was 0 has been fixed
  • A bug where a fire could not be extinguished has been fixed
  • When a vessel receives new shot damage during running repair the current repair progress is no longer cancelled and the time for repairs is extended depending on new damage received.
  • A bug where a fire on board was possible after being damaged by depth charges under water has been fixed.
  • Bomb falling sound has been disabled for depth charges
  • Repair time for specific modules has been corrected in order to avoid situations where repairs could take an unreasonably long time.
  • A bug when depth charges and torpedoes were not removed from the vessel’s Damage Model and thus could detonate even after being launched has been fixed.


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 Project 1124 MRLS
The Kit Includes:
  • Project 1124 MRLS armored river boat (USSR);
  • 1000 Golden Eagles;
  • Naval battles closed beta access.
Naval Pack John F. Kennedy’s PT-109
Naval Pack John F. Kennedy’s PT-109
The Kit Includes:
  • PT-109 torpedo boat (USA);
  • 3000 Golden Eagles;
  • Naval battles closed beta access.
Naval Pack S-204
Naval Pack S-204
The Kit 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.

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


Naval pre-beta forum

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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