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War Thunder: new tanks and map available in Ground Forces
 
Gaijin Entertainment today announced that an array of new tanks has been added to the second wave of the Closed Beta for the Ground Forces expansion in War Thunder. Players can now test their tank warfare skills on, among others, Tiger I, IS-1, KV-2, SU-85, T-34-85 and Jagdpanzer IV.  The update also includes the release of Kuban – a brand new, challenging map that is available to all players in Ground Forces.
 
All new tanks waiting to be tested in Ground Forces include:
 
USSR:
  • KV-2 1939
  • IS-1
  • T-34 1942
  • T-34-85 (D-5T)
  • SU-85
 
Germany:
  • PzKpfw III Ausf.M
  • PzKpfw IV Ausf.H
  • Jagdpanzer IV (L48)
  • PzKpfw VI Ausf.H1

You can read all about the changes in the Closed Beta of Ground Forces in the updated FAQ here:
http://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/97982-ground-forces-questions-revisited/#entry1813878

Our official Ground Forces live-stream can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAxt3DZ30ks
 
Over 5 million players already know the enjoyment of raining down aerial destruction via the PC-version of War Thunderand this fan base continues exponential growth. War Thunder is currently in Open Beta on PC and PlayStation 4, and in development for Mac OS and Oculus Rift. Download War Thunder for free from the official website and join in a heated battle to dominate the skies: http://warthunder.com.
 WAR THUNDER: Update 1.37 Announced and New Progression System Unveiled, More Than 300 New Planes Available
 
Gaijin Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of update 1.37 for its military MMO game War Thunder. The update introduces a new progression system, numerous new planes and combat maps, DirectX 11 support and many other improvements.
 
This major update introduces more than 20 new aircrafts, including the long-awaited Ki-84 Japanese fighter and German attack plane Hs.129B-3, featuring the enormous 75-mm cannon. With the release of update 1.37, more than 300 historically accurate aircrafts are now available in War Thunder!
 
  
 
8 new maps provide diverse combat scenarios, and all of the game locations got a serious visual overhaul thanks to updated render with DirectX 11 support.
 
With the new progression system War Thunder pilots can chose the aircraft they want to unlock next, and every battle on any plane of this nation will bring this moment closer. This allows players to progress more quickly through the branch of the research tree they prefer. At the same time, both new and existing players will keep their achievements, earned modifications and previously purchased planes.
 
And, with the upcoming addition of Ground Forces Expansion, every player will be researching tanks and other vehicles from the beginning, regardless of previous experience with War Thunder. To read the official developers diary in full on the new system: http://warthunder.com/en/news/350/current/
 
The full list of changes and improvements can be found in the patch notes at http://warthunder.com/game/changelog/
 
The 1.37 update comes before the start of the second wave of the Closed Beta for the Ground Forces Expansion. Players who have already purchased the Collector’s Advanced Packs will gain immediate access to this round of Closed Beta. Once the Open Beta begins, these rare collector packs and their exclusive content will not be available ever again. Players can purchase the exclusive Collector’s Advanced Packs at http://online.gaijinent.com.
 
At the same, Gaijin Entertainment will continue to send invites for the Closed Beta to those players who completed the special in-game challenges in November.
 
Over 5 million players already know the enjoyment of raining down aerial destruction via the PC-version of War Thunder and this fan base continues exponential growth. War Thunder is currently in Open Beta on PC and PlayStation 4, and in development for Mac OS and Oculus Rift. Download War Thunder for free from the official website and join in a heated battle to dominate the skies: http://warthunder.com.
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