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What awaits us in update 1.83 “Masters of the Sea!”

In the upcoming War Thunder update 1.83 “Masters of the Sea!” we present to you Naval Forces OBT, a Royal Navy CBT line-up, new vehicles and locations.

You have passed hundreds of thousands of nautical miles and sent countless opponents to the bottom to bring this event closer! We are announcing the start of preparations for the upcoming major update in which the Naval Forces Open Beta Test (Royal Navy excepted) in War Thunder will begin!

Testing of the Royal Navy in update 1.83 “Masters of the Sea!”

Together with the US, Soviet and German naval forces which will be available for all players, we are starting the test of the Royal Navy. Such well-known conquerors of the seas and oceans deserve special attention, so this week we are beginning to publish a series of devblogs regarding the ships of the Royal Navy of Great Britain and other upcoming novelties of the major update which is not very far over the horizon, commanders!

In update 1.83 “Masters of the Sea!” the CBT of the Royal Navy will begin, access to which will be granted to testers. You can become a tester by completing the special daily tasks (we will talk about it bit later) or by purchasing one of the special naval bundles with British ships.

Pre-order - Naval Pack HMCS Haida
Pre-order - Naval Pack HMCS Haida
The Kit Includes:
  • Destroyer HMCS Haida (Rank 3 Great Britain)
  • Premium account for 15 days
  • 2000 Golden Eagles
  • Pre-order bonus: Haida Badge
  • Pre-order bonus: Fightingest
  • British fleet CBT access with the release of 1.83
Pre-order - MTB Fairmile D Pack
Pre-order - MTB Fairmile D Pack
The Kit Includes:
  • MTB Fairmile D (Rank 2 Great Britain)
  • Premium account for 7 days
  • 1000 Golden Eagles
  • Pre-order bonus: Sea Dog decal
  • Pre-order bonus: Watchdog title
  • British fleet CBT access with the release of 1.83
  • Owners of the pre-order Royal Naval bundles will receive access to the British fleet in update 1.83 “Masters of the Sea!”
  • Please note that the US, German and Soviet naval bundles don’t give you access to the British Royal Naval research tree.
  • Research progress for Royal Navy Closed Beta Test participants will not be reset in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I join Naval CBT?

You have to purchase one of the naval packs for German, US or Soviet ships in the Gaijin Store (or have one already).

Q. Will testers earn RP and SL during CBT? Will they need to pay for repair etc in SL using the normal budget.

Yes, one of the goals of CBT is to test progression and economy.

Q. If we earn RP / SL, will progress be reset at the end? How many “wipes” are planned?

  • All research progress will be wiped once only before going in to Open Beta. The exception will be crew skill points - they will be reset only if there will be changes (additions/removals) to Naval skills when Open Beta starts.
  • Crew qualifications (Basic, Expert, Ace) for specific ships in each slot will also be wiped, and Silver Lions and Golden Eagles spent refunded.
  • All Silver Lions earned during CBT will remain on your account
  • Silver Lions spent on ammo and repairs of ships during CBT will not be compensated.
  • Silver Lions spent on ship purchase and modules will be refunded.

Q. Will we be able to spend GE on modules etc for Naval and will they be refunded after the wipe?

  • During CBT, you will NOT be able to spend GE for:
    • Purchasing ship modules
    • Accelerating ships research using convertible RP
    • Purchasing ship camouflages and decals.

GE can only be spent on purchasing crew skill points, since they are universal for Air, Ground and Navy on the crews in each slot. Skill points spent on Naval skills will not be wiped, unless there are changes (additions/removals) to Naval skills when the Open Beta starts.


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