Modern Warfare Comes to War Thunder

New update will add modern warplanes, tanks and attack helicopters in to the mix.

Gaijin Entertainment has rolled out new updates for its virtual reality (VR) compatible war fighting MMO War Thunder. For the first time, players will be able to use modern machines of war.

Both ground and air vehicles will be added in the new update, which sees the likes of the M1A2 Abrams and T-14 Armata becomes available for tank drivers, while pilots can get their hands on supersonic jets like the F-22 Raptor and T-50 PAK FA and a whole range of modern attack helicopters.

The new update will bring the new vehicles into the research trees for army, navy and air force for all nations. The modern vehicles some with a range of new features which will add new strategy elements to the game, such as smokescreen launchers, reactive armour and high-precision weapons.

“Our players often reach out to us with requests and wishes for the introduction of modern vehicles to War Thunder,” says Kirill Yudintsev, Creative Director of Gaijin Entertainment. “In fact, even way before the release, we have already begun to run large-scale internal testing and preparations, as we see this as great opportunity to expand the historical framework of our game. This weekend, we are finally able to present the first results of our efforts.”

War Thunder was originally launched in 2012 as a free-to-play cross-platform military MMO. It now features over 800 planes, tanks and armoured vehicles from time periods dating back to the Second World War. The developers aim for as much historical accuracy as possible and features a ‘Realistic Battles’ mode which features more realistic physics and damage modelling.

Gaijin Entertainment regularly put up news of updates on the Development Blog, where players can find further information and pictures of the upcoming new vehicle types.

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