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Leopard 2 PSO: Urban Warfare Tactics
A special version of the Leopard 2 series tank, which has been specifically designed for urban combat, featuring improved defensive capabilities. Meet this new German top-tier tank, coming in the “Sons of Attila” update!
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  • 6 September 2023
Improved Chaparral: Oppa Chaparral Style!
The Improved Chaparral SAM will help strengthen the ranks of the US and Israeli ground forces trees when it comes to War Thunder in the upcoming major update!
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  • 5 September 2023
Mi-8TV: A Good Mate To Have
The assault modification of the multi-purpose Mi-8 helicopter was envisioned as a "flying IFV" (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) with combat capabilities close to that of dedicated attack helicopters.
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  • 5 September 2023
Rank VI Bluewater fleet and pre-order for premium battleships: Arkansas and Marat!
In the upcoming major update, we’re going to be introducing a new rank for Bluewater ships: rank VI!
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  • 1 September 2023
New Locations: “Rocky Pillars” and “Test Site — 2271”
We’re excited to bring you the first screenshots of two new locations that will be arriving to War Thunder in the next major update: “Rocky Pillars” for aviation, and “Test Site — 2271” for mixed battles!
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  • 1 September 2023
39.M Csaba: The Youngest Son
The 39.М Csaba armored car is the first researchable vehicle of the Hungarian armored vehicles lineup!
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  • 1 September 2023
Pre-Order: VIDAR: Divine Vengeance
The VIDAR is an export variant of the South Korean K9 Thunder self-propelled gun, developed during the mid 2010s as a replacement for outdated equipment used by the Norwegian Army at the time. Soon, the powerful VIDAR will join the ranks of the Swedish ground forces tree as a new premium ground vehicle arriving as part of the next major update!
F-16C Block 50: The More The Merrier!
The F-16C Block 50 is a further developed variant of the famous F-16 multi-role fighter — featuring a new engine and new guided weapons. Meet this exciting jet fighter, coming to War Thunder in the next major update!
Squadron vehicles: T-90 Bhishma
A special version of the T-90 main battle tank that is in service with the Indian Army comes to the game as a new squadron vehicle, available in the upcoming major War Thunder update!
AMX-10M: A Familiar Beast
A formidable vehicle comes to the game: meet the AMX-10M, a French SPG that was specifically designed to fire anti-tank guided missiles!
USS Texas (BB-35): The First and the Last
USS Texas is one of two New York-class battleships constructed for the U.S. Navy prior to the outbreak of WWI. Considered as one of the most powerful warships at the time of its construction, in its 1945 configuration the USS Texas will soon reinforce the top rank of the American bluewater fleet in War Thunder as it docks in player ports with the arrival of the next major update!
TO-55: the Scorched Land
The TO-55 is a Soviet flamethrower tank based on the T-55 medium tank coming to the game in the next major update!
Following the Roadmap: grouping vehicles, rank changes, and improvements to premium vehicles
We’re continuing to move along with our Roadmap that we released back in June. First and foremost, we’d like to start off by saying thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we progress through it. Recently, after releasing other roadmap changes, we’ve noticed your anticipation and enthusiasm about progression changes and today we’re pleased to announce that we’re ready to talk about these changes with you.
Pvkv IV: the Last Effort
The Pvkv IV is the final design of a series of experimental Swedish tank destroyers, developed in the postwar period in an effort to equip the armed forces with modern fighting vehicles. Soon, the Pvkv IV will reinforce the early ranks of the Swedish ground forces tree with its arrival as part of the next major War Thunder update!
MBT-2000: The Star of the East
Eastern exotics in War Thunder! Meet the MBT-2000 main battle tank designed in collaboration with China and Pakistan.
2S1: The Blast Blossom
The Soviet 2S1, comes to the game in the Sons of Attila update!
The French naval CBT is over! Meet the new heavy cruiser; Dupleix
We’re pleased to announce the end of the closed beta testing of the French bluewater navy and present a new French Premium heavy cruiser to boost your first steps in the mastering of the French ships!
In Detail: Air event markers in Ground Arcade Battles
Greetings, fighters! We continue to work on making our game better in all aspects, and today we’d like to present a new article type: In Detail. It will include both player suggestions and our ideas that we’d like to elaborate upon and discuss with you.