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Ground Breaking is the name of the next major update for War Thunder and it sounds quite exciting, with some game engine upgrades to allow for more terrain interactions and deformation.

Not only will you see huge craters left over from some of the more explosive ordinance, you will also be able to push around the ground. Soil, sand and snow will be movable with your tanks, allowing you with a little patience to create your own little protective barriers. That's right, self-entrenching is going to be a thing. In the Ground Breaking update the developers will add in a new animation for vehicles digging in.

This is not something you'll be able to hide behind forever though, as more powerful weapons will of course be able to break through but the thicker the barrier the more protection you'll see. Check out the teaser below:

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Big bomb craters will probably be the most significant part of the update though, as they can significantly alter each battle by making places harder to reach and provide cover as well.

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peta77 18 Oct
It surely sounds interesting, but currently all that War Thunder does for me - since an update a while ago - is crashing right after the launcher... hope they get that fixed too....


Last edited by peta77 on 18 October 2021 at 8:42 pm UTC
uriil 19 Oct
Quoting: peta77It surely sounds interesting, but currently all that War Thunder does for me - since an update a while ago - is crashing right after the launcher... hope they get that fixed too....
Have you reported it yet? Right now I play War Thunder only, Vulkan was a big improve!
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"Ground Breaking" terrain deformation is probably the best pun I have heard in while!
tom34 19 Oct
Quoting: peta77It surely sounds interesting, but currently all that War Thunder does for me - since an update a while ago - is crashing right after the launcher... hope they get that fixed too....
Try this fix, worked for me: https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/535429-immediate-crash-on-game-launch/&do=findComment&comment=9114778
peta77 20 Oct
Quoting: tom34
Quoting: peta77It surely sounds interesting, but currently all that War Thunder does for me - since an update a while ago - is crashing right after the launcher... hope they get that fixed too....
Try this fix, worked for me: https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/535429-immediate-crash-on-game-launch/&do=findComment&comment=9114778

Thanks for the hint, worked. The correct json-file for nvidia is in '/etc/vulkan/...' though, at least on openSUSE, but that fixed it.

Quoting: uriil
Quoting: peta77It surely sounds interesting, but currently all that War Thunder does for me - since an update a while ago - is crashing right after the launcher... hope they get that fixed too....
Have you reported it yet? Right now I play War Thunder only, Vulkan was a big improve!

Sent the crash report multiple times, but apparently no one cares about it. Created a support ticket and they didn't care either. They just suggested: talk to other users in some forums... Don't know why they call it "support", I'd call it an interactive FAQ. Has been rather a nuisance than anything helpful for pretty much all tickets i created so far.
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