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It’s fixed! №40

In this digest we would like to tell you about our continuing 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.

Changing artillery strike in ground battles


Let us tell you about the reason for the upcoming changes first. Artillery in War Thunder was designed as a fairly effective method of pressure on the enemy that allows you to squeeze them out of their well selected position or make a particular section of the battlefield dangerous for a while. The mechanics work well enough but the occasional but memorable deaths from sighting shells can really spoil the impression of the game, especially on weakly armoured vehicles for which artillery fire carries a much greater danger.  

In its updated form the artillery strike is devoid of this drawback and just becomes more interesting. Now the first shells in the bombardment will be loaded with coloured aerosol upon which spotters can guide the main salvo and pilots can see the location of likely targets. The explosion of aerosol shells doesn’t cause significant damage and gives any enemies in the epicentre of fire a chance to react.

At the same time the number of the shells that have been replaced by targeting shells have been added to the main salvo which means that the final danger in the artillery strike zone hasn’t been reduced.

Straightened catapult on aircraft carriers


Launching an aircraft from aircraft carriers is a technically complex process that involves a special device - an acceleration catapult. In War Thunder this mechanism also gives the initial impulse to your aircraft. It’s just that until now it could give an impulse in the wrong direction…

We have fixed a bug that caused the launch direction on some aircraft carriers to be incorrect and might not only damage the aircraft on the superstructure but also throw you into the water. Taking off is now less risky!

Fixing phantom shadows


This bug showed up most often in the most fierce battles with an abundance of destroyed and still living participants. Fragment shadows appeared on the ground not related to the vehicles themselves. 

We found the reason for this problem and worked to eliminate it. 

Increased mobility in some vehicles


In general not a single rubric can do without various clarifications in the technical and weaponry vehicle characteristics if you open the full list of changes. But usually it is a minor change for a single vehicle.

This time we want to please the owners of the following vehicles: Ariete, Ariete PSO, Ariete (P) - will become noticeably more dynamic due to an increase in the number of gears in the gearbox. And Chieftain Mk.3, Chieftain Mk.5, Chieftain Mk.10 will become better at turning on the spot. Many such useful little things are waiting for you in each digest.

More improvements

For this digest we have prepared a large set of useful fixes and game improvements. Be sure to read the full list which we have prepared in the separate changelog - there are many interesting things.

Open the full changelog

Once again, many thanks for all your bug reports that you submitted by using our special service.


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