Helicopter testing has begun!
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Helicopters! A new type of vehicle has appeared in War Thunder in update 1.81 “The Valkyries”, and by tradition, the first ones to take control of this deadly vehicle type will be the Testers..

Become a tester: from 19th of September to 19th of October

How to become a tester

Join the team: complete missions or become the owner of a set of helicopters and unlock access to the closed beta test! 

  • Complete 10 daily tasks to receive tester status and gain access to the helicopter CBT.

  • Be an owner of one of the bundles and get the tester status immediately.

Terms and conditions:

  • A tester star is given for 5 victories if you control any U.S. or USSR vehicle of ranks 5-6 in random battles with a minimum 60% battle activity.
  • Receive a unique “Valkyrie” decal for 12 tester stars.
  • Daily tasks for “Tester stars” will be updated at 11:00 GMT each day.
  • You may only receive one “Tester star” per day.
  • You need to win a battle whilst controlling any vehicle of ranks 5 or 6 from the USA or USSR research tree for a guaranteed receipt of the “Tester Star”. You should be in control one of these vehicle by the end of the battle.
  • You can follow the progress by clicking your Nickname - Achievements - Helicopter CBT"
Decal "Valkyrie"

If you already purchased one of the bundles, then you will automatically get access to the helicopter CBT.

Huey Hog Pack
Huey Hog Pack
The Kit Includes:
  • Helicopter UH-1C XM-30 (Rank 5, USA)
  • 2000 Golden Eagles
  • 15 days or premium account
  • Helicopters Closed Beta access

Hind Pack
Hind Pack
The Kit Includes:
  • Helicopter Mi-24D with Czechoslovakian Air Force camouflage (Rank 5, USSR)
  • 2000 Golden Eagles
  • 15 days or premium account
  • Helicopters Closed Beta access

Helicopters are available in the following modes:

  • combined Arcade battles (in air battle mode at BR 9.0 or higher see details in “Game mechanics)  
  • combined Realistic mode if it at least one has been researched, purchased and added to a crew slot.
  • combined simulator battles (line-ups 9_2, 11_2).
  • helicopter arcade battles in “events and tournaments” tab
  • helicopter realistic battles in “events and tournaments” tab

Helicopters in update 1.81 “The Valkyries” will be first time available only to CBT participants.

The War Thunder Team


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