In this digest we would like to tell you about our work on improvements and fixes in the game. You can find information about all updates that have been released in War Thunder on the website special section.
Issues were observed by some players that were using “Old videocard support” graphic settings. IR guidance systems for target tracking on helicopters, aircraft and ground vehicles as well as missile weaponry with IR guided heads literally went blind and stopped locking onto target.
The problem required an immediate solution the result of which we are pleased to present to all of you today. Target lock should now operate correctly at all graphic settings.
Repair at an airfield’s edge
Imagine the situation, our aircraft is pretty banged up from battle but we have demonstrated some skill and managed to get home! The vehicle landed but it stopped a little over the runway and no one wants to fix your aircraft! That’s sad.
We received your bug reports and worked on the solution. The airfield mechanics have been given a stern talking-to and will now come to you even at the very edge of the runway. Repair and win!
The usefulness of smoke grenades in armoured vehicles is known to every tanker - as is the fact that they always run out quickly.
We changed the logic of firing smoke grenades on over 30 vehicle models which had a total of eight grenades. Now you will be able to make not one, but two volleys each with 4 grenades.
Selecting missiles in battle
Remember in “It’s fixed! №3” we talked about the addition of the M3A3 Bradley's ability to choose between two types of missiles in battle? Many of you reminded us immediately in the comments about a similar problem with another vehicle.
Today, the BMP-2M will get the same improvement - you will be able to switch 9M133 ATGM types right in the middle of a battle.
Counter has been fixed
Airacobras from different generations are popular aircraft in all game modes and make it to the main page of this digest.
We have fixed a combined 12.7 and 7.62mm machine gun ammo counter for the P-39K-1, the P-39N and the P-400. The ammunition for machine guns in these aircraft will now be counted separately.
Joystick for pilots on the Xbox
We have also added support for the Thrustmaster® T.Flight Hotas One for Xbox Series S/X users in this update. Separate throttle and stick devices allow pilots to take full advantage of the aircraft's capabilities! With 5 analog axes, 14 buttons, a multidirectional hat switch and a rapid-fire trigger, what more do you need to enjoy air battles?
For each release of the “It’s fixed!” digest we collect the most notable improvements to the game that are fun to read about. However in addition to these you will also find separate improvements in the changelog that will likely directly improve your own game experience.
This time we continued to work on the guidance angles for turrets and cannons as well as fixing a lot of visual bugs in vehicles.
Once again, many thanks for all your bug reports that you submitted in our bug report section on the War Thunder forums.