AMX-30B2 Brenus: Modern Ironclad

The AMX-30B2 Brenus is a late modification of the famous French second generation main battle tank, which most notably received ERA armor to increase protection against modern ammunition types. Players can expect it in the game as part of the update 1.77 “Advancing Storm”!

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22 February 2018

New sounds in update 1.77

There’s more to War Thunder than military vehicles and graphical beauty – sound also plays an important role. Today we’re going to discuss the major changes to the game’s sound in update 1.77 “Advancing Storm”, Turn up the volume warriors!

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21 February 2018

Dagor Engine 5.0: New landscape creation technology

Today we’re going to talk about global changes to the creation of landscape surfaces, and we’ll demonstrate the improvements that players will be able to see in all the familiar ground locations.

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20 February 2018

Dagor Engine 5.0: light and shadows: Global Illumination, contact shadows, shadows on effects

Today’s edition of our devblog will discuss how the updated Dagor Engine 5.0 render will add volume to the War Thunder world. It’s all about light and shade!

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19 February 2018

Magach 3 - Chariot of War

The Magach series of armored fighting vehicles were Israeli modifications of the American M48 and M60 tanks, which were gradually improved over the course of several decades to fit Israel’s ever changing military needs. War Thunder players can expect one vehicle of the Magach series to make its way to the game in the upcoming update 1.77!

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16 February 2018

Martin-Baker M.B.5: Hold My Tea

The M.B.5 was the last prototype in a series of high-performance aircraft built by the Martin-Baker company in the mid 1940s. Despite achieving incredible performance, the M.B.5 never left the prototype stage—until now!

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16 February 2018

Challenger 1: A Worthy Heir

In the forthcoming War Thunder 1.77 update tankers can finally take control of one of the most potent fighting vehicles of the 20th century: the Challenger 1.

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15 February 2018

La-200: The High-Speed Kite

The La-200 is a Soviet prototype jet interceptor that was developed to carry a new type of radar system. War Thunder pilots will be able to prove the merits of the La-200 when it soars into War Thunder with update 1.77!

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14 February 2018

Dagor Engine 5.0: Weather and environment: rain, fog, clouds and sun

Continuing the highlighting of some of the new features in our Dagor Engine 5.0 graphical engine, that we are planning to present to War Thunder players in update 1.77.

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14 February 2018

Dagor Engine 5.0: Displacement mapping, mud and puddles

We continue the story on the functionality of the new War Thunder render which we plan to introduce with update 1.77.

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9 February 2018

Leopard 2K: A Legend In The Making

Once it was clear that the US-German jointly developed MBT-70 project was doomed to fail, German engineers began working on a new MBT design. The result was the development of the Leopard 2K, of which about a dozen different prototypes were produced. And one of these Leopard 2K versions arrives on the battlefield in the upcoming War Thunder update 1.77!

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9 February 2018

Dagor Engine 5.0: Temporal Anti-Aliasing (Variance Clipping TAA)

Very soon, we will be introducing a new render for War Thunder, and we would like to familiarize you with the changes that players can expect to see in update 1.77. Today we will talk about temporal anti-aliasing technology.

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7 February 2018