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War Thunder at Gamescom 2014 - 16 august
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New War Thunder features:

[Video] Destructible Environment

We here at War Thunder are sure that having a City Map should offer the opportunity to destroy buildings that stand between you and the bad guy. With this in mind we are pleased to show you our initial prototype of the planned destruction model. This will provide more tactical options for our players.
Remember, this is in very early development and at this time we have no close ETA for introduction. As soon as we know more we will update you.


The Kill Camera X-ray feature


Our team have developed a new feature within the game that will allow players to see how the enemy successfully hit a fatal shot on a players vehicle. A special camera, which is activated immediately after the destruction of the players ground vehicle will display the action that led to the destruction of the players vehicle, - this will show how and where the enemy shell penetrated the armour, which components were damaged,which assemblies were knocked out and any injuries or debilitation caused against the crew members. This will provide the player with a better understanding of how the damage model operates within in our game.


Hangar Armour graphic indication


The new armour graphic indication feature allows players to study the armour characteristics of ground vehicles either for their own defence or to give them the edge over the opponent.



New Game Mode "The Race"

If you are weary of the eternal fight and the heavy toll that battles weigh on you, challenge yourself within War Thunder and have have fun from an unexpected quarter - our new "Race" mode is ideal for you! The "Race" will allow you to take part in a contest of speed with your friends or with random opponents online. The special mission will allow the competitors to speed around a pre-configured route in the air which will require the best choice of racing aircraft and the skill of the pilot to win the race. The "Race" will be available to all our players in the War Thunder update in 1.43.


Oculus Rift DK2 Support


We believe that the future of the videogame industry belongs to virtual reality technology and we are closely following it's development. At last year's Gamescom, our team demonstrated for the first time how useful the Oculus Rift kit can be to virtual pilots.

This year we are pleased to present War Thunder support for the latest version of Oculus Rift which is DK2. Its main feature is the positional tracking of the player's head in all dimensions and the use of higher-definition displays.


August 14

Multiple quizzes and giveaways await you on the first day of Gamescom 2014. Both the visitors of our Gamescom stand in Cologne and the War Thunder online players are welcome to participate!

Watch daily streams on the official Twitch channel:


(Cologne time is GMT+2)

  • 10:00 - 11:00 Paper planes contest
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Giveaways and quizzes
  • 12:00 - 13:00 New War Thunder features
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Gamescom 2014 tournament
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Giveaways and quizzes
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Gamescom 2014 tournament
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Giveaways and quizzes
  • 18:00 - 18:30 New War Thunder features
  • 18:30 Tournament with the developers


On August 14th and 15th take part in a special photo reconstruction contest “A moment in War Thunder” on Facebook. Join online tournament against the Gamescom visitors with the passwords that will be shown during the Twitch transmission, and win up to 300 Golden Eagles!

Every day we will tell you what new features await War Thunder players in the future updates and publish new videos to highlight the most interesting stuff!

August 13

The War Thunder Gamescom stand is almost complete and ready  to welcome thousands of gamers from all around the world! Hall 7 is being painted red and black, artillery barrage can be heard in the distance, the tanks are advancing – War Thunder is coming!



The first attractions our Gamescom visitors will see are the fearsome SU-100 tank destroyer and the famous Bf.109 K-4 fighter.

Gamers can enter tournaments and contests at the Gaijin Entertainment booth, as well, to win valuable prizes from ROCCAT, Thrustmaster, Zotac and EIZO. Unlucky players not attending Gamescom can still get in on all of the action by tuning into the War Thunder twitch channel, which, thanks to the Electronic Sports Leaguе, will feature live streaming video from the Gaijin Entertainment booth during all five days of the show. Gaijin Entertainment is located in Hall 7.1, Stand B40 in the Koelnmesse.

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