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'''Updates''' are major content patches and changes that are applied to War Thunder regularly throughout the year. These include new Aircraft, Ground Vehicles, Maps, Game mods, Features, Graphical enhancements, Flight and Damage model upgrades, Decal and Skin additions and of course bug fixes.
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'''Updates''' are major content patches and changes that are applied to War Thunder regularly throughout the year. These include new Aircraft, Ground Vehicles, Maps, Game mods, Features, Graphical enhancements, Flight and Damage model upgrades, Decal and Skin additions and of course bug fixes.
  
 
Here you will find a history of War Thunders major content patches.
 
Here you will find a history of War Thunders major content patches.
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! Update
 
! Update
 
! Date <br />Released
 
! Date <br />Released
! Date <br />Superseded  
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! Date <br />Superseded
 
! Key Additions / Information
 
! Key Additions / Information
 
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| 30 January 2013
 
| 30 January 2013
 
| 19 March 2013<br />Active for 48 days<br />(1 month, 19 days)
 
| 19 March 2013<br />Active for 48 days<br />(1 month, 19 days)
|  
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* First Update of the Open Beta Test (OBT)
 
* First Update of the Open Beta Test (OBT)
 
* Added ability to control critically damaged aircraft
 
* Added ability to control critically damaged aircraft
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| 19 March 2013
 
| 19 March 2013
 
| 11 June 2013<br />Active for 84 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
 
| 11 June 2013<br />Active for 84 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
|  
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* Added 15 new vehicles:
 
* Added 15 new vehicles:
 
** 15 Regular Aircraft
 
** 15 Regular Aircraft
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| 11 June 2013
 
| 11 June 2013
 
| 7 August 2013<br />Active for 57 days<br />(1 month, 27 days)
 
| 7 August 2013<br />Active for 57 days<br />(1 month, 27 days)
|  
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* Added 20 new vehicles:
 
* Added 20 new vehicles:
 
** 13 Regular Aircraft
 
** 13 Regular Aircraft
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| 7 August 2013
 
| 7 August 2013
 
| 26 September 2013<br />Active for 50 days<br />(1 month, 19 days)
 
| 26 September 2013<br />Active for 50 days<br />(1 month, 19 days)
|  
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* Added 11 new vehicles:
 
* Added 11 new vehicles:
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
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| 26 September 2013
 
| 26 September 2013
 
| 18 December 2013<br />Active for 83 days<br />(2 months, 22 days)
 
| 18 December 2013<br />Active for 83 days<br />(2 months, 22 days)
|  
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* Added 16 new vehicles:
 
* Added 16 new vehicles:
 
** 13 Regular Aircraft
 
** 13 Regular Aircraft
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| 18 December 2013
 
| 18 December 2013
 
| 15 April 2014<br />Active for 118 days<br />(3 months, 28 days)
 
| 15 April 2014<br />Active for 118 days<br />(3 months, 28 days)
|  
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* Added 22 new vehicles:
 
* Added 22 new vehicles:
 
** 20 Regular Aircraft
 
** 20 Regular Aircraft
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| 15 April 2014
 
| 15 April 2014
 
| 15 May 2014<br />Active for 30 days<br />(1 month)
 
| 15 May 2014<br />Active for 30 days<br />(1 month)
|  
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|
 
* Added 20 new vehicles:
 
* Added 20 new vehicles:
 
** 17 Regular Aircraft
 
** 17 Regular Aircraft
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| 15 May 2014
 
| 15 May 2014
 
| 9 October 2014<br />Active for 147 days<br />(4 months, 24 days)
 
| 9 October 2014<br />Active for 147 days<br />(4 months, 24 days)
|  
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* Added 86 new vehicles:
 
* Added 86 new vehicles:
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
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| 9 October 2014
 
| 9 October 2014
 
| 16 December 2014<br />Active for 68 days<br />(2 months, 7 days)
 
| 16 December 2014<br />Active for 68 days<br />(2 months, 7 days)
|  
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* Added 43 new vehicles:
 
* Added 43 new vehicles:
 
** 18 Regular Aircraft
 
** 18 Regular Aircraft
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| 16 December 2014
 
| 16 December 2014
 
| 24 February 2015<br />Active for 70 days<br />(2 months, 8 days)
 
| 24 February 2015<br />Active for 70 days<br />(2 months, 8 days)
|  
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* Added 20 new vehicles (not counting CBT tanks of USA):
 
* Added 20 new vehicles (not counting CBT tanks of USA):
 
** 5 Regular Aircraft
 
** 5 Regular Aircraft
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| 24 February 2015
 
| 24 February 2015
 
| 30 April 2015<br />Active for 65 days<br />(2 months, 6 days)
 
| 30 April 2015<br />Active for 65 days<br />(2 months, 6 days)
|  
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* Added 16 new vehicles:
 
* Added 16 new vehicles:
 
** 7 Regular Aircraft
 
** 7 Regular Aircraft
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| 30 April 2015
 
| 30 April 2015
 
| 30 June 2015<br />Active for 61 days<br />(2 months)
 
| 30 June 2015<br />Active for 61 days<br />(2 months)
|  
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|
 
* Added 39 new vehicles:
 
* Added 39 new vehicles:
 
** 15 Regular Aircraft
 
** 15 Regular Aircraft
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| 30 June 2015
 
| 30 June 2015
 
| 6 November 2015<br />Active for 129 days<br />(4 months, 7 days)
 
| 6 November 2015<br />Active for 129 days<br />(4 months, 7 days)
|  
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* Added 20 new vehicles:
 
* Added 20 new vehicles:
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
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** 4 Premium Tanks
 
** 4 Premium Tanks
 
* Added first winter tank map ([[Finland]])
 
* Added first winter tank map ([[Finland]])
* Added the Enduring Confrontation game mode  
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* Added the Enduring Confrontation game mode
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<center>'''[[Update 1.53 "Firestorm"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.53.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.53 "Firestorm"]]
 
|<center>'''[[Update 1.53 "Firestorm"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.53.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.53 "Firestorm"]]
 
| 6 November 2015
 
| 6 November 2015
 
| 15 December 2015<br />Active for 39 days<br />(1 month, 9 days)
 
| 15 December 2015<br />Active for 39 days<br />(1 month, 9 days)
|  
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* Added 26 new vehicles:
 
* Added 26 new vehicles:
 
** 11 Regular Aircraft
 
** 11 Regular Aircraft
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** 1 Special Tank
 
** 1 Special Tank
 
* Moved the game to the Dagor Engine 4.0
 
* Moved the game to the Dagor Engine 4.0
* Added first British Premium Tanks  
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* Added first British Premium Tanks
 
|-
 
|-
 
| <center>'''[[Update 1.55 "Royal Armour"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.55.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.55 "Royal Armour"]]
 
| <center>'''[[Update 1.55 "Royal Armour"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.55.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.55 "Royal Armour"]]
 
| 15 December 2015
 
| 15 December 2015
 
| 15 March 2016<br />Active for 91 days<br />(3 months)
 
| 15 March 2016<br />Active for 91 days<br />(3 months)
|  
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* Added 42 new vehicles (including British CBT tanks):
 
* Added 42 new vehicles (including British CBT tanks):
 
** 8 Regular Aircraft
 
** 8 Regular Aircraft
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| 15 March 2016
 
| 15 March 2016
 
| 10 June 2016<br />Active for 87 days<br />(2 months, 26 days)
 
| 10 June 2016<br />Active for 87 days<br />(2 months, 26 days)
|  
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|
 
* Added 22 new vehicles:
 
* Added 22 new vehicles:
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
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| 10 June 2016
 
| 10 June 2016
 
| 03 August 2016<br />Active for 54 days<br />(1 month, 24 days)
 
| 03 August 2016<br />Active for 54 days<br />(1 month, 24 days)
|  
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* Added 24 new vehicles:
 
* Added 24 new vehicles:
 
** 7 Regular Aircraft
 
** 7 Regular Aircraft
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| 03 August 2016
 
| 03 August 2016
 
| 29 September 2016<br />Active for 54 days<br />(1 month, 26 days)
 
| 29 September 2016<br />Active for 54 days<br />(1 month, 26 days)
|  
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* Added 10 new vehicles:
 
* Added 10 new vehicles:
 
** 2 Regular Aircraft
 
** 2 Regular Aircraft
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| 29 September 2016
 
| 29 September 2016
 
| 20 December 2016<br />Active for 82 days<br />(2 months, 21 days)
 
| 20 December 2016<br />Active for 82 days<br />(2 months, 21 days)
|  
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* Added 22 new vehicles:
 
* Added 22 new vehicles:
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
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| 20 December 2016
 
| 20 December 2016
 
| 18 March 2017<br />Active for 88 days<br />(2 months, 26 days)
 
| 18 March 2017<br />Active for 88 days<br />(2 months, 26 days)
|  
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|
 
* Added 49 new vehicles (including Japanese tanks):
 
* Added 49 new vehicles (including Japanese tanks):
 
** 11 Regular Aircraft
 
** 11 Regular Aircraft
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| 18 March 2017
 
| 18 March 2017
 
| 25 May 2017<br />Active for 68 days<br />(2 months, 7 days)
 
| 25 May 2017<br />Active for 68 days<br />(2 months, 7 days)
|  
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* Added 19 new vehicles:
 
* Added 19 new vehicles:
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
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| 25 May 2017
 
| 25 May 2017
 
| 18 September 2017<br />Active for 116 days<br />(3 months, 24 days)
 
| 18 September 2017<br />Active for 116 days<br />(3 months, 24 days)
|  
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* Added 47 new vehicles (including Italian Aircraft):
 
* Added 47 new vehicles (including Italian Aircraft):
 
** 33 Regular Aircraft
 
** 33 Regular Aircraft
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| 18 September 2017
 
| 18 September 2017
 
| 01 November 2017<br />Active for 44 days<br />(1 month, 14 days)
 
| 01 November 2017<br />Active for 44 days<br />(1 month, 14 days)
|  
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* Added 28 new vehicles:
 
* Added 28 new vehicles:
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
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** 3 Gift / Bundle Tank
 
** 3 Gift / Bundle Tank
 
* Added Rank 6 Ground Vehicles
 
* Added Rank 6 Ground Vehicles
* Added new armour types such as composite and explosive-reactive  
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* Added new armour types such as composite and explosive-reactive
 
|-
 
|-
 
| <center>'''[[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.73.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]]
 
| <center>'''[[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.73.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]]
 
| 01 November 2017
 
| 01 November 2017
 
| 19 December 2017<br />Active for 49 days<br />(1 month, 18 days)
 
| 19 December 2017<br />Active for 49 days<br />(1 month, 18 days)
|  
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|
 
* Added 39 new vehicles (including French Aircraft):
 
* Added 39 new vehicles (including French Aircraft):
 
** 32 Regular Aircraft
 
** 32 Regular Aircraft
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| 19 December 2017
 
| 19 December 2017
 
| 14 March 2018<br />Active for 85 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
 
| 14 March 2018<br />Active for 85 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
|  
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|
 
* Added 51 new vehicles (including French Tanks):
 
* Added 51 new vehicles (including French Tanks):
 
** 15 Regular Aircraft
 
** 15 Regular Aircraft
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| 14 March 2018
 
| 14 March 2018
 
| 12 June 2018<br />Active for 90 days<br />(2 months, 29 days)
 
| 12 June 2018<br />Active for 90 days<br />(2 months, 29 days)
|  
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* Added 19 new vehicles:
 
* Added 19 new vehicles:
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
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| 12 June 2018
 
| 12 June 2018
 
| 19 September 2018<br />Active for 99 days<br />(3 months, 7 days)
 
| 19 September 2018<br />Active for 99 days<br />(3 months, 7 days)
|  
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* Added 24 new vehicles (not counting ships):
 
* Added 24 new vehicles (not counting ships):
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
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| 19 September 2018
 
| 19 September 2018
 
| 23 October 2018<br />Active for 34 days<br />(1 month, 4 days)
 
| 23 October 2018<br />Active for 34 days<br />(1 month, 4 days)
|  
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* Added 25 new vehicles:
 
* Added 25 new vehicles:
 
** 2 Regular Aircraft
 
** 2 Regular Aircraft
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| 23 October 2018
 
| 23 October 2018
 
| 17 December 2018<br />Active for 55 days<br />(1 month, 24 days)
 
| 17 December 2018<br />Active for 55 days<br />(1 month, 24 days)
|  
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* Added 115 new vehicles (including Ships, British Ships, and German Helicopters):
 
* Added 115 new vehicles (including Ships, British Ships, and German Helicopters):
 
** 1 Regular Aircraft
 
** 1 Regular Aircraft
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| 17 December 2018
 
| 17 December 2018
 
| 12 March 2019<br />Active for 85 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
 
| 12 March 2019<br />Active for 85 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
|  
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* Added 63 new vehicles (including Italian Tanks):
 
* Added 63 new vehicles (including Italian Tanks):
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.89.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]]
 
| <center>'''[[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.89.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]]
 
| 29 May 2019
 
| 29 May 2019
| Current
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| 11 Sep 2019 <br />Active for 106 days<br />(3 months, 13 days)
 
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|
 
* Added 45 new vehicles (including Japanese ships):
 
* Added 45 new vehicles (including Japanese ships):
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* Added Japanese ships to the game
 
* Added Japanese ships to the game
 
* Improved realism of radar systems
 
* Improved realism of radar systems
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.91.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]]
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| 11 Sep 2019
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| 29 Oct 2019 <br />Active for 49 days<br />(1 months, 18 days)
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* Added 120 new vehicles (including Chinese vehicles):
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** 50 Regular Aircraft
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** 3 Premium Aircraft
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** 3 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
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** 41 Regular Tanks
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** 2 Premium Tanks
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** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
 +
** 6 Regular Ships
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** 5 Premium Ships
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** 5 Regular Helicopters
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** 1 Premium Helicopter
 +
** 2 Gift / Bundle Helicopter
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* Added Chinese aircraft and ground vehicles to the game (in CBT)
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* Added British Helicopters to the game
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* Introduced night vision and thermal imaging devices
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* Introduced the map rotation filter
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* Updated sound engine to Fmod Studio 1.10
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* Introduced first Mach 2 capable aircraft to the game
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.93 "Shark Attack"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.93.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.93 "Shark Attack"]]
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| 29 Oct 2019
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| Current
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* Added 29 new vehicles:
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** 4 Regular Aircraft
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** 3 Premium Aircraft
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** 3 Gift/Bundle Aircraft
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** 9 Regular Tanks
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** 1 Premium Tank
 +
** 4 Regular Ships
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** 2 Premium Ships
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** 1 Regular Helicopter
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** 2 Gift/Bundle Helicopter
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* Added Rank V ships to the game
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* Added Italian helicopters to the game
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* Added Swedish aircraft to the game
 
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|}
 
  
 
[[Category:Articles]]
 
[[Category:Articles]]

Latest revision as of 09:49, 29 October 2019

Updates are major content patches and changes that are applied to War Thunder regularly throughout the year. These include new Aircraft, Ground Vehicles, Maps, Game mods, Features, Graphical enhancements, Flight and Damage model upgrades, Decal and Skin additions and of course bug fixes.

Here you will find a history of War Thunders major content patches.

Major Updates
Open Beta
Update Date
Released
Date
Superseded
Key Additions / Information
Update 1.27
Wallpaper Update1.27.jpg
30 January 2013 19 March 2013
Active for 48 days
(1 month, 19 days)
  • First Update of the Open Beta Test (OBT)
  • Added ability to control critically damaged aircraft
  • [Ground Strike] Fjords and [Domination] Asia maps
Update 1.29
Wallpaper Update1.29.jpg
19 March 2013 11 June 2013
Active for 84 days
(2 months, 23 days)
  • Added 15 new vehicles:
    • 15 Regular Aircraft
  • Improved the damage model of all aircraft
  • Redesigned hangar interface
  • Added ability to select ammo belts for fighters
  • Re-balanced game economy
Update 1.31
Wallpaper Update1.31.jpg
11 June 2013 7 August 2013
Active for 57 days
(1 month, 27 days)
  • Added 20 new vehicles:
    • 13 Regular Aircraft
    • 7 Premium Aircraft
  • Added award of a Rank 1 premium after your first battle
  • Added Squadrons
  • Added Tutorials
  • Added invite friends feature
  • Added Facebook and Twitch Support
Update 1.33
Wallpaper Update1.33.jpg
7 August 2013 26 September 2013
Active for 50 days
(1 month, 19 days)
  • Added 11 new vehicles:
    • 10 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
  • Added vehicle Modules and Modifications
  • Added crew lock
  • Added a number of new armament options for aircraft
Update 1.35
Wallpaper Update1.35.jpg
26 September 2013 18 December 2013
Active for 83 days
(2 months, 22 days)
  • Added 16 new vehicles:
    • 13 Regular Aircraft
    • 3 Premium Aircraft
  • Added events mode
  • Reworked a large number of aircraft and cockpit models
  • Added first "bomber" cockpits (Pe-2 and Pe-3)
Update 1.37
Wallpaper Update1.37.jpg
18 December 2013 15 April 2014
Active for 118 days
(3 months, 28 days)
  • Added 22 new vehicles:
    • 20 Regular Aircraft
    • 2 Premium Aircraft
  • Completely reworked progression system (old 20 tier system replaced with 5 ranks)
  • Added Custom Battles
  • Reworked over 70 flight models
Update 1.39
Wallpaper Update1.39.jpg
15 April 2014 15 May 2014
Active for 30 days
(1 month)
  • Added 20 new vehicles:
    • 17 Regular Aircraft
    • 2 Premium Aircraft
    • 1 Special Aircraft (La-174)
  • Added support for Custom skins
  • Added War Thunder CDK
  • Significantly improved AI behaviour
Update 1.41
Wallpaper Update1.41.jpg
15 May 2014 9 October 2014
Active for 147 days
(4 months, 24 days)
  • Added 86 new vehicles:
    • 6 Regular Aircraft
    • 4 Premium Aircraft
    • 68 Regular Tanks
    • 4 Premium Tanks
    • 4 Gift / Bundle Tanks
  • Ground forces units released into Open Beta Test (OBT) for all players
Update 1.43
Wallpaper Update1.43.jpg
9 October 2014 16 December 2014
Active for 68 days
(2 months, 7 days)
  • Added 43 new vehicles:
    • 18 Regular Aircraft
    • 7 Premium Aircraft
    • 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 11 Regular Tanks
    • 5 Premium Tanks
    • 1 Gift / Bundle Tank
  • Added first urban tank map (Poland) and multi-turreted tank (T-35)
Update 1.45 "Steel Generals"
Wallpaper Update1.45.jpg
16 December 2014 24 February 2015
Active for 70 days
(2 months, 8 days)
  • Added 20 new vehicles (not counting CBT tanks of USA):
    • 5 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 9 Regular Tanks
    • 4 Premium Tanks
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Tank
  • Added the American Tank Tree to the game in CBT
  • Added ability to fire tank machine guns
Update 1.47 "Big Guns"
Wallpaper Update1.47.jpg
24 February 2015 30 April 2015
Active for 65 days
(2 months, 6 days)
  • Added 16 new vehicles:
    • 7 Regular Aircraft
    • 7 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Premium Tanks
  • Made the American Tank Tree available to all players
  • Removed the daily X2 multiplier, replacing it with boosters
Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"
Wallpaper Update1.49.jpg
30 April 2015 30 June 2015
Active for 61 days
(2 months)
  • Added 39 new vehicles:
    • 15 Regular Aircraft
    • 6 Premium Aircraft
    • 10 Regular Tanks
    • 8 Premium Tanks
  • Added American Tank Destroyer and British Fleet Air Arm lines
  • Added 2 historically accurate and 1 semi-accurate tank maps
Update 1.51 "Cold Steel"
Wallpaper Update1.51.jpg
30 June 2015 6 November 2015
Active for 129 days
(4 months, 7 days)
  • Added 20 new vehicles:
    • 9 Regular Aircraft
    • 2 Premium Aircraft
    • 5 Regular Tanks
    • 4 Premium Tanks
  • Added first winter tank map (Finland)
  • Added the Enduring Confrontation game mode
Update 1.53 "Firestorm"
Wallpaper Update1.53.jpg
6 November 2015 15 December 2015
Active for 39 days
(1 month, 9 days)
  • Added 26 new vehicles:
    • 11 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 2 Special Aircraft
    • 4 Regular Tanks
    • 3 Premium Tanks
    • 4 Gift / Bundle Tanks
    • 1 Special Tank
  • Moved the game to the Dagor Engine 4.0
  • Added first British Premium Tanks
Update 1.55 "Royal Armour"
Wallpaper Update1.55.jpg
15 December 2015 15 March 2016
Active for 91 days
(3 months)
  • Added 42 new vehicles (including British CBT tanks):
    • 8 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 30 Regular Tanks
    • 3 Premium Tanks
  • Added the British Tank Tree to the game in CBT
  • Added two tank maps set in North Africa Campaign
Update 1.57 "Battle March"
Wallpaper Update1.57.jpg
15 March 2016 10 June 2016
Active for 87 days
(2 months, 26 days)
  • Added 22 new vehicles:
    • 9 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 1 Special Aircraft
    • 10 Regular Tanks
    • 1 Premium Tank
  • Made British tanks available for all players
  • Added two tank maps Volokolamsk and Frozen Pass
Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows"
Wallpaper Update1.59.jpg
10 June 2016 03 August 2016
Active for 54 days
(1 month, 24 days)
  • Added 24 new vehicles:
    • 7 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 1 Special Aircraft
    • 10 Regular Tanks
    • 3 Premium Tanks
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
  • Added the first ATGM armed vehicles to the game
  • Added new hangar
Update 1.61 "Road to Glory"
Wallpaper Update1.61.jpg
03 August 2016 29 September 2016
Active for 54 days
(1 month, 26 days)
  • Added 10 new vehicles:
    • 2 Regular Aircraft
    • 2 Special Aircraft
    • 2 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Premium Tanks
    • 2 Special Tanks
  • Added crew replenishment mechanic to ground battles
Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters"
Wallpaper Update1.63.jpg
29 September 2016 20 December 2016
Active for 82 days
(2 months, 21 days)
  • Added 22 new vehicles:
    • 6 Regular Aircraft
    • 2 Premium Aircraft
    • 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 10 Regular Tanks
    • 3 Premium Tanks
  • Added High-resolution Texture Streaming (reducing loading times)
  • Added Greece (air AB) and Sinai maps
Official Release
Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"
Wallpaper Update1.65.jpg
20 December 2016 18 March 2017
Active for 88 days
(2 months, 26 days)
  • Added 49 new vehicles (including Japanese tanks):
    • 11 Regular Aircraft
    • 3 Premium Aircraft
    • 32 Regular Tanks
    • 1 Premium Tanks
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
  • Official release of War Thunder
  • Added Japanese Tanks to the game
  • Added low-detail "scaled" cockpits for all aircraft which did not have a cockpit
Update 1.67 "Assault"
Wallpaper Update1.67.jpg
18 March 2017 25 May 2017
Active for 68 days
(2 months, 7 days)
  • Added 19 new vehicles:
    • 6 Regular Aircraft
    • 9 Regular Tanks
    • 4 Premium Tanks
  • Introduced Gun Stabilizers
  • Introduced aircraft engine exhaust flame effect
  • Added Co-op PvE mode called "Assault"
Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"
Wallpaper Update1.69.jpg
25 May 2017 18 September 2017
Active for 116 days
(3 months, 24 days)
  • Added 47 new vehicles (including Italian Aircraft):
    • 33 Regular Aircraft
    • 5 Premium Aircraft
    • 9 Regular Tanks
  • Introduced Italian aircraft
  • Added Smoke grenades & smokescreen launchers to the game
Update 1.71 "New E.R.A."
Wallpaper Update1.71.jpg
18 September 2017 01 November 2017
Active for 44 days
(1 month, 14 days)
  • Added 28 new vehicles:
    • 10 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 12 Regular Tanks
    • 1 Premium Tank
    • 3 Gift / Bundle Tank
  • Added Rank 6 Ground Vehicles
  • Added new armour types such as composite and explosive-reactive
Update 1.73 "Vive la France"
Wallpaper Update1.73.jpg
01 November 2017 19 December 2017
Active for 49 days
(1 month, 18 days)
  • Added 39 new vehicles (including French Aircraft):
    • 32 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 2 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
  • Added the French Aircraft tree to the game
  • Added first Italian premium tanks to the game
  • Added ability to make custom tank sights
Update 1.75 "La Résistance"
Wallpaper Update1.75.jpg
19 December 2017 14 March 2018
Active for 85 days
(2 months, 23 days)
  • Added 51 new vehicles (including French Tanks):
    • 15 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 32 Regular Tanks
    • 3 Gift / Bundle Tanks
  • Added the French Tank tree to the game
  • Added scouting mechanics
  • Added Maginot Line and Middle East maps
Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm"
Wallpaper Update1.77.jpg
14 March 2018 12 June 2018
Active for 90 days
(2 months, 29 days)
  • Added 19 new vehicles:
    • 9 Regular Aircraft
    • 2 Premium Aircraft
    • 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 5 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
  • Move game to Dagor Engine 5.0
  • Added ships to CBT
Update 1.79 "Project X"
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12 June 2018 19 September 2018
Active for 99 days
(3 months, 7 days)
  • Added 24 new vehicles (not counting ships):
    • 10 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 9 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
  • Move game to Dagor Engine 5.0
  • Added Naval Vehicles to CBT
Update 1.81 "The Valkyries"
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19 September 2018 23 October 2018
Active for 34 days
(1 month, 4 days)
  • Added 25 new vehicles:
    • 2 Regular Aircraft
    • 8 Regular Tanks
    • 1 Premium Tank
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
    • 10 Regular Helicopters
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Helicopters
  • Added USSR and American helicopters to the game (in CBT)
Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea"
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23 October 2018 17 December 2018
Active for 55 days
(1 month, 24 days)
  • Added 115 new vehicles (including Ships, British Ships, and German Helicopters):
    • 1 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 2 Regular Tanks
    • 1 Premium Tank
    • 87 Regular Ships
    • 7 Premium Ships
    • 10 Gift / Bundle Ships
    • 5 Regular Helicopters
    • 1 Gift / Bundle Helicopters
  • Added German Helicopters
  • Made USSR and American helicopters available to all players
  • Made American, German and USSR ships available to all players
  • Added British ships to CBT
Update 1.85 "Supersonic"
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17 December 2018 12 March 2019
Active for 85 days
(2 months, 23 days)
  • Added 63 new vehicles (including Italian Tanks):
    • 9 Regular Aircraft
    • 3 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 40 Regular Tanks
    • 4 Gift / Bundle Tanks
    • 6 Regular Ships
    • 1 Premium Ship
  • Added Italian tank tree to the game (in CBT)
  • Added Rank 6 jets (supersonic and with guided missiles) to the game
  • Made British ships available to all players
Update 1.87 "Locked On"
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12 March 2019 29 May 2019
Active for 79 days
(2 months, 18 days)
  • Added 25 new vehicles:
    • 7 Regular Aircraft
    • 4 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 6 Regular Tanks
    • 1 Gift / Bundle Tanks
    • 7 Regular Ships
  • Added French helicopters to the game
  • Added Rank 7 Tanks
  • Added Rank 6 jets to all nations (that didn't have one prior)
  • Added ground and air radar systems
Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"
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29 May 2019 11 Sep 2019
Active for 106 days
(3 months, 13 days)
  • Added 45 new vehicles (including Japanese ships):
    • 7 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 8 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
    • 24 Regular Ships
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Ships
    • 1 Gift / Bundle Helicopter
  • Added Japanese ships to the game
  • Improved realism of radar systems
Update 1.91 "Night Vision"
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11 Sep 2019 29 Oct 2019
Active for 49 days
(1 months, 18 days)
  • Added 120 new vehicles (including Chinese vehicles):
    • 50 Regular Aircraft
    • 3 Premium Aircraft
    • 3 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
    • 41 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Premium Tanks
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
    • 6 Regular Ships
    • 5 Premium Ships
    • 5 Regular Helicopters
    • 1 Premium Helicopter
    • 2 Gift / Bundle Helicopter
  • Added Chinese aircraft and ground vehicles to the game (in CBT)
  • Added British Helicopters to the game
  • Introduced night vision and thermal imaging devices
  • Introduced the map rotation filter
  • Updated sound engine to Fmod Studio 1.10
  • Introduced first Mach 2 capable aircraft to the game
Update 1.93 "Shark Attack"
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29 Oct 2019 Current
  • Added 29 new vehicles:
    • 4 Regular Aircraft
    • 3 Premium Aircraft
    • 3 Gift/Bundle Aircraft
    • 9 Regular Tanks
    • 1 Premium Tank
    • 4 Regular Ships
    • 2 Premium Ships
    • 1 Regular Helicopter
    • 2 Gift/Bundle Helicopter
  • Added Rank V ships to the game
  • Added Italian helicopters to the game
  • Added Swedish aircraft to the game