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Fair Play: January 2024 and CAPTCHA

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We’ve been fighting accounts that use bots for a long time, and we’re sure that active players have noticed the result as we’ve managed to significantly reduce the number of bots in all modes. We also continue to identify violators who use prohibited modifications, and today the number of blocked accounts is impressive.

Banned accounts

Over the last month, we’ve blocked 9,569 accounts that were found to be in violation of the rules. Specifically 3.2.3 of the EULA namely in the automation of gameplay (using bots) and cheat software.


For full transparency, we’re publishing the full list of these blocked players. This list will be available for two weeks after the publication of this article.

Player behavior analysis system and CAPTCHA for suspicious players

Over the past few months, we’ve been particularly focused on combating accounts that use automated gameplay, or bots as they’re normally called. Improved analysis methods that learn from player behavior allow us to effectively identify any offenders. Your complaints also play a key role in this process, as they help us quickly respond to new bot practices and provide a fair gaming experience for everyone.

We strive to ensure that every decision we make is fair and reasonable. Understanding that there are accounts that may seem suspicious, we’ve introduced a new CAPTCHA functionality. Accounts that the system suspects of using bots will be periodically subject to automatic verification using CAPTCHA, and if your account is under suspicion don’t worry — just complete the CAPTCHA to continue playing. The CAPTCHA will be displayed to suspected players before the battle, which in turn will help further reduce the number of bots in the game.

In obvious cases by analyzing a player’s behavior when completing the CAPTCHA, the system will be able to automatically block a violator’s account. At the same time, we’re making every effort to avoid false positives in the system. This is an additional step in ensuring the integrity of all War Thunder battles.

What we recommend

We recommend that you set a strong password for your account and enable two-step authentication in your profile. This will protect your account from fraudsters. And remember, don’t use forbidden client modifications and never share your account information with anyone!

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