War Thunder Update 1.39 Released

War Thunder developer Gaijin Entertainment has announced that the latest version of its virtual reality (VR) compatible title is now live. Titled update 1.39, this latest upgrade adds several features and improvements to the experience, the chief among them being the inclusion of user generated content. There are also several new planes to try out as well as the inclusion of squadron battles.


The user generated content allows players to create their own planes as well as maps and missions. It’s possible to edit an aircraft’s skins as well as customise the inside of a cockpit or even create an entirely new model using downloadable tools. A quick-check quality system will ensure that new creations are fit to use in the title before players can use them on local PCs for custom missions or post them online for others to use. As for maps and missions, players can edit existing areas to create their own levels or build entirely new ones.

The inclusion of squadron battles allows for player created factions to square off in PvP matches, while a total of 18 new planes have also been added to the experience. Early access to the Ground Forces expansion will also be rolling out to beta code holders, though it’s being staggered to ensure a smooth launch.

A full changelog for the update can be found on the title’s official website. War Thunder is a free to play World War II combat title that comes with support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress and report back with all the latest.