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New War Thunder Update Brings More Tanks, Levels and Modes

Russian developer Gaijin Entertainment is ready to release the next major update for its virtual reality (VR) compatible World War II-era massively multiplayer online (MMO) action title, War Thunder. The studio has today released update 1.51 for the PC and PlayStation 4 videogame, bringing a host of new features to the experience, which can currently be played with an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).

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Titled the ‘Cold Steel Update’ this next upgrade includes the first winter map for ground forces players. Set in Finland, this snowy level asks players to weave through a village filled with ambush points and even wage war on a frozen lake that can crack beneath them. Also new is the ‘Enduring Confrontation’ game mode in which players are granted an unlimited amount of respawns, with battles not ending until one side has completed their specific objective.

New vehicles also arrive under the update, including more modern tanks such as the Soviet T-10M, the German Leopard-1 and the American M60. The aircraft roster also expands with the TF Mk IV Firebrand, the A-36 Apache, and Japan’s J2M5. Finally, Gaijin Entertainment has added a new ‘Order System’ in which players can become commanders of battles and issue specific orders that others will be rewarded for completing.

There’s plenty more War Thunder for fans to enjoy, then. The title is also expected to support Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE’s) Project Morpheus HMD when it launches next year. VRFocus will continue to follow War Thunder closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.