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Meet Major Update “Kings of Battle”!
In this update, 3 formidable aircraft join the top ranks, including the F-111A which breaks records regarding its payload! Every nation in the game has received at least one ground vehicle, some of these include the M109 “King of Battle” for multiple nations, the long-awaited Type 81 (C) for Japan, the Vickers Mk.11 for Britain and the incredibly unique Object 775 for the USSR! The MH-60L DAP and Spike-capable helicopters have also arrived, and in addition to this, premium Battleships for Britain and Japan. Several new mechanics have been implemented, as well as the very interesting Flanders map, which features an all-new era adaptive format.
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Meet Major Update “Sons of Attila”!
A vast amount of vehicles, fixes and anticipated Roadmap additions have now been implemented! Flagship jets: F-16C Block 50, Barak II and MiG-29SMT, plus jets for other nations. Italy has gained the Hungarian branch, which includes 11 ground vehicles starting from the Csaba and ending at the KF41, as well as 3 helicopters. The first South Korean vehicle, the VIDAR — which arrives as an export variant used by Norway — also comes to the Swedish tree! The visual effects of wind, smoke and ammo detonations plus more have also been improved, as well as a rank VI Bluewater and 3 premium Battleships have arrived. Two new maps, including the return of “Test Site — 2271”, are also here.
Israeli Air Forces - Become a tester!
Pilots, with the release of the “Winged Lions” update, we are beginning aviation CBT for Israel!
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Technical issues over the past weekend
Detailed explanation on latest technical issues
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Happy Birthday War Thunder!
The last month of autumn cannot be cold if you are familiar with War Thunder, as on the 1st of November we are celebrating the birthday of our favorite game! The week will be hot!
Meet Major Update “Ground Breaking”!
Our latest major update ‘Groundbreaking’ brings many improvements to all areas of the game! Including new maps, visual effects, and various new vehicles - and lets not forget our new game nation - Israel!
Meet Major Update “Direct Hit”!
This update brings a wealth of new vehicles and improvements to War Thunder, including such legendary aircraft as the MiG-27M and the Swedish Viggen!
Meet Major Update “Red Skies”!
Rank VII for aviation, brand new commander's sight for selected vehicles, naval shell chase camera and almost 30 new machines are joining the game!
Your War Thunder assistant
You can control many things through your smartphone, even your War Thunder account! The official Assistant for War Thunder mobile app for iOS and Android allows you to keep track of your battle progress and performance. 
Meet Major Update “Ixwa Strike”!
A new line of South African ground forces, the first Variable Swept Wing jet and over 30 new vehicles are joining the game! New location, tactical air-to-surface missiles and a pilot HUD along with new graphical effects, gunfire sounds for aircraft, and much more!
Meet Major Update “Hot Tracks”!
Additions to the Dagor Engine that include updated gunfire for naval and ground vehicles, 3 new helicopters for Italy and 30 new machines for other countries.
Meet Major Update “New Power”!
A new version of the Dagor Engine, the first battleships, new aircraft carriers, new sky, vertical take-off aircraft and many other important changes. War Thunder is now available on PlayStation®5 and on Xbox Series X with improved graphics, 4K resolution and frame rate up to 60 FPS.
Meet Major Update "Raining Fire"!
Introducing War Thunder: Raining Fire, a brand new major update that introduces almost 30 new machines, including Jaguar jet fighters, the long awaited P-47 Thunderbolt "Razorback", two new versions of the T-72B MBT and many more new aircraft, ground vehicles and vessels!
Independence Day
The United States of America celebrates Independence Day on July the 4th -  an important national holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Italian Naval Forces - Become a tester!
In War Thunder update “Starfighters” we are beginning the beta-test of the Italian Naval Forces -  Regia Marina!
Meet Major Update "Starfighters"!
Introducing War Thunder: Starfighters, a brand new major update that introduces the Italian Fleet, Japanese helicopters, several iconic jet aircraft, including the famous F-104 family! New ground vehicles, reworked maps as well as many improvements, fixes and a plethora of other surprises awaits!
Alexander Pokryshkin’s birthday
In honor of Alexander Pokryshkin’s birthday, we traditionally open up a time-limited opportunity to purchase the premium Soviet P39N-0 Pokryshkin fighter in the game.
Swedish Ground Forces - Become a Tester!
Tankers, with the release of update “Viking Fury” we are beginning the Swedish ground forces CBT!