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War Thunder has another major upgrade out with 'Direct Hit'

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Direct Hit is the name of the latest massive update to War Thunder, the free to play online war sim. As always for War Thunder upgrades, there's absolutely masses new from new vehicles to new visual effects and plenty more.

Some of the content includes

  • 17 new or upgraded aircraft, including the JA37C Jaktviggen and Saab J35A Draken interceptor fighters, the MiG-27M with the game's first guided bombs. Boeing B-17 bombers also had a big upgrade on their models and textures.
  • A dozen new vehicles,  clarification of the dynamic characteristics of missiles, and an even more systematic approach to the consideration of reports on the protection of modern tanks.
  • 15 new vessels, including the USS Pittsburgh heavy cruiser.
  • 2 new battlegrounds, and an updated test drive for tankers to test different terrain types.
  • Tons of reworked sounds for machine guns and automatic cannons of ground vehicles, ships and aircraft, sounds of surfaces under tracks and wheels of player's ground vehicles, engine sounds of the ground vehicles have been reworked so that the engine RPM better reflects the load falling on it and more

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Want to see all the changes? The actual changelog is really long, as there's plenty of balancing tweaks too.

You can download War Thunder for Linux from the official site and Steam.

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5 comments

dzejms 8 Sep
great developers. congratz to everyone working there. from the start the optimisation was amazing. then they released linux version. then they kept improving and adding many features at the same time. f2p and microtransactions are an obvious drawback but it keeps young people playing it


Last edited by dzejms on 8 September 2021 at 4:58 pm UTC
Haven't played this for months. Kind of got tired of the grind; I do have premium vehicles but without the premium account it just takes too much time to even earn silver in this game to afford all the new vehicles.

Doubt it will ever change.
Brisse 9 Sep
Quoting: TheRiddickHaven't played this for months. Kind of got tired of the grind; I do have premium vehicles but without the premium account it just takes too much time to even earn silver in this game to afford all the new vehicles.

Doubt it will ever change.

It's by design and very deliberate. It's how they make money. To be frank, IMO it's a disgusting business model.
TheRiddick 10 Sep
Quoting: BrisseIt's by design and very deliberate. It's how they make money. To be frank, IMO it's a disgusting business model.

I'd be more ok with it as a f2p model if it wasn't just price gouging on dubious returns. You pay $60usd for a tank, just a tank, or plane... its just a giant ripoff really. Meanwhile the Russians pay like 1/4th that price....


Just not interested in such tactics any more; even world of tanks is/was more reasonable.
FauconNoir 13 Sep
I guess VR still does not work with native Linux version ?
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