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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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! colspan="4" | Major Updates
 
! colspan="4" | Major Updates
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! colspan="4" | ''Open Beta''
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Update
 
! Update
 
! Date <br />Released
 
! Date <br />Released
! Date <br />Superseded  
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! Date <br />Superseded
 
! Key Additions / Information
 
! Key Additions / Information
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.27]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.27.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.27]]
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! colspan="4" | '''Official Release'''
| 30 January 2013
 
| 19 March 2013<br />Active for 48 days<br />(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
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.29]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.29.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.29]]
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! colspan="4" | ''Current''
| 19 March 2013
 
| 11 June 2013<br />Active for 84 days<br />(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
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.31]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.31.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.31]]
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| <center>'''[[Update "New Power"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_UpdateNewPower.jpg|300px|link=Update "New Power"]]
| 11 June 2013
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| 17 November 2020
| 7 August 2013<br />Active for 57 days<br />(1 month, 27 days)
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| Current
|
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* Added 20 new vehicles:
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* Added 48 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
 
|-
 
| <center>'''[[Update 1.33]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.33.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.33]]
 
| 7 August 2013
 
| 26 September 2013<br />Active for 50 days<br />(1 month, 19 days)
 
|  
 
* Added 11 new vehicles:
 
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
** 1 Premium Aircraft
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** 3 Premium Aircraft
* Added vehicle [[:Category:Modules_and_modifications|Modules and Modifications]]
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** 2 Gift/Bundle Aircraft
* Added crew lock
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** 12 Regular Tanks
* Added a number of new armament options for aircraft
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** 1 Premium Tank
 +
** 1 Gift/Bundle Tank
 +
** 10 Regular Ships
 +
** 9 Premium Ships
 +
* Upgraded game to Dagor Engine 6.0 massively overhauling graphics
 +
* Introduced the first battleships to the game
 +
* Introduced [[VTOL|V/STOL]] aircraft
 +
* Added modern AI aircraft carriers
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.35]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.35.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.35]]
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! colspan="4" | ''Past updates''
| 26 September 2013
 
| 18 December 2013<br />Active for 83 days<br />(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)
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.37]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.37.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.37]]
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| <center>'''[[Update "Raining Fire"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_UpdateRainingFire.jpg|300px|link=Update "Raining Fire"]]
| 18 December 2013
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| 2 September 2020
| 15 April 2014<br />Active for 118 days<br />(3 months, 28 days)
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| 17 November 2020 <br />Active for 76 days<br />(2 months, 15 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 22 new vehicles:
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* Added 28 new vehicles:
** 20 Regular Aircraft
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** 8 Regular Aircraft
** 2 Premium Aircraft
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** 4 Premium Aircraft
* Completely reworked progression system (old 20 tier system replaced with 5 ranks)
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** 1 Gift/Bundle Aircraft
* Added Custom Battles
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** 6 Regular Tanks
* Reworked over 70 flight models
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** 1 Gift/Bundle Tank
 +
** 7 Regular Ships
 +
** 1 Premium Ship
 +
* Introduced volumetric shells
 +
* Introduced Semi-Active Radar Homing (SARH) missiles
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.39]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.39.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.39]]
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| <center>'''[[Update "Starfighters"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_UpdateStarfighters.jpg|300px|link=Update "Starfighters"]]
| 15 April 2014
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| 26 May 2020
| 15 May 2014<br />Active for 30 days<br />(1 month)
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| 2 September 2020 <br />Active for 99 days<br />(3 months, 7 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 20 new vehicles:
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* Added 71 new vehicles (including Italian ships):
 
** 17 Regular Aircraft
 
** 17 Regular Aircraft
** 2 Premium Aircraft
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** 6 Premium Aircraft
** 1 Special Aircraft ([[La-174]])
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** 16 Regular Tanks
* Added support for [[Custom skins]]
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** 2 Premium Tanks
* Added [[War Thunder CDK]]
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** 1 Gift/Bundle Tank
* Significantly improved AI behaviour
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** 22 Regular Ships
 +
** 1 Premium Ship
 +
** 2 Gift/Bundle Ships
 +
** 4 Regular Helicopters
 +
* Added Italian naval tree to the game
 +
* Made Swedish tanks available to all players
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.41]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.41.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.41]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.97 "Viking Fury"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.97.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.97 "Viking Fury"]]
| 15 May 2014
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| 16 March 2020
| 9 October 2014<br />Active for 147 days<br />(4 months, 24 days)
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| 26 May 2020 <br />Active for 71 days<br />(2 months, 10 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 86 new vehicles:
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* Added 69 new vehicles (including Swedish tanks):
** 6 Regular Aircraft
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** 7 Regular Aircraft
** 4 Premium Aircraft
+
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 68 Regular Tanks
+
** 44 Regular Tanks
** 4 Premium Tanks
+
** 2 Premium Tanks
** 4 Gift / Bundle Tanks
+
** 7 Regular Ships
* Ground forces units released into Open Beta Test (OBT) for all players
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** 2 Premium Ships
 +
** 5 Regular Helicopters
 +
** 1 Premium Helicopter
 +
* Added Swedish ground vehicle tree to the game
 +
* Introduced [[wt:en/news/6637-development-new-onboard-aviation-systems-en|onboard aviation systems]]
 +
* Made Swedish aircraft available to all players
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.43]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.43.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.43]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.95 "Northern Wind"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.95.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.95 "Northern Wind"]]
| 9 October 2014
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| 17 December 2019
| 16 December 2014<br />Active for 68 days<br />(2 months, 7 days)
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| 16 March 2020 <br />Active for 90 days<br />(2 months, 28 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 43 new vehicles:
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* Added 47 new vehicles (including Swedish aircraft):
** 18 Regular Aircraft
+
** 28 Regular Aircraft
** 7 Premium Aircraft
+
** 7 Regular Tanks
** 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
+
** 2 Premium Tanks
** 11 Regular Tanks
+
** 9 Regular Ships
** 5 Premium Tanks
+
** 1 Premium Ship
** 1 Gift / Bundle Tank
+
* Added Swedish aircraft tree to the game
* Added first urban tank map ([[Poland_(Ground_Forces)|Poland]]) and multi-turreted tank ([[T-35]])
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* Added Swedish tanks to the game
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* Introduced Ray Traced Global Illumination and HDR support
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.45 "Steel Generals"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.45.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.45 "Steel Generals"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.93 "Shark Attack"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.93.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.93 "Shark Attack"]]
| 16 December 2014
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| 29 October 2019
| 24 February 2015<br />Active for 70 days<br />(2 months, 8 days)
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| 17 December 2019 <br />Active for 50 days<br />(1 months, 18 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 20 new vehicles (not counting CBT tanks of USA):
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* Added 29 new vehicles:
** 5 Regular Aircraft
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** 4 Regular Aircraft
** 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
+
** 3 Premium Aircraft
 +
** 3 Gift/Bundle Aircraft
 
** 9 Regular Tanks
 
** 9 Regular Tanks
** 4 Premium Tanks
+
** 1 Premium Tank
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tank
+
** 4 Regular Ships
* Added the [[:Category:USA_ground_vehicles|American Tank Tree]] to the game in CBT
+
** 2 Premium Ships
* Added ability to fire tank machine guns
+
** 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
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.91.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]]
 +
| 11 September 2019
 +
| 29 October 2019 <br />Active for 49 days<br />(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
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.47 "Big Guns"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.47.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.47 "Big Guns"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.89.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]]
| 24 February 2015
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| 29 May 2019
| 30 April 2015<br />Active for 65 days<br />(2 months, 6 days)
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| 11 September 2019 <br />Active for 106 days<br />(3 months, 13 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 16 new vehicles:
+
* Added 45 new vehicles (including Japanese ships):
 
** 7 Regular Aircraft
 
** 7 Regular Aircraft
** 7 Regular Tanks
+
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 2 Premium Tanks
+
** 8 Regular Tanks
* Made the [[:Category:USA_ground_vehicles|American Tank Tree]] available to all players
+
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
* Removed the daily X2 multiplier, replacing it with boosters
+
** 24 Regular Ships
 +
** 2 Gift / Bundle Ships
 +
** 1 Gift / Bundle Helicopter
 +
* Added Japanese ships to the game
 +
* Improved realism of radar systems
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.49.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.87 "Locked On"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.87.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.87 "Locked On"]]
| 30 April 2015
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| 12 March 2019
| 30 June 2015<br />Active for 61 days<br />(2 months)
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| 29 May 2019 <br />Active for 79 days<br />(2 months, 18 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 39 new vehicles:
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* Added 25 new vehicles:
** 15 Regular Aircraft
+
** 7 Regular Aircraft
** 6 Premium Aircraft
+
** 4 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
** 10 Regular Tanks
+
** 6 Regular Tanks
** 8 Premium Tanks
+
** 1 Gift / Bundle Tanks
* Added American Tank Destroyer and British Fleet Air Arm lines
+
** 7 Regular Ships
* Added 2 historically accurate and 1 semi-accurate tank maps
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* Added French helicopters to the game
 +
* Added Rank 7 Tanks
 +
* Added Rank 6 jets to all nations (that didn't have one prior)
 +
* Added [[SPAA_radars|ground]] and [[Airborne_radars|air]] radar systems
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.51 "Cold Steel"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.51.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.51 "Cold Steel"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.85.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]]
| 30 June 2015
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| 17 December 2018
| 6 November 2015<br />Active for 129 days<br />(4 months, 7 days)
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| 12 March 2019<br />Active for 85 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 20 new vehicles:
+
* Added 63 new vehicles (including Italian Tanks):
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
** 2 Premium Aircraft
+
** 3 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
** 5 Regular Tanks
+
** 40 Regular Tanks
** 4 Premium Tanks
+
** 4 Gift / Bundle Tanks
* Added first winter tank map ([[Finland]])
+
** 6 Regular Ships
* Added the Enduring Confrontation game mode
+
** 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
 
|-
 
|-
|<center>'''[[Update 1.53 "Firestorm"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.53.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.53 "Firestorm"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.83.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea"]]
| 6 November 2015
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| 23 October 2018
| 15 December 2015<br />Active for 39 days<br />(1 month, 9 days)
+
| 17 December 2018<br />Active for 55 days<br />(1 month, 24 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 26 new vehicles:
+
* Added 115 new vehicles (including Ships, British Ships, and German Helicopters):
** 11 Regular Aircraft
+
** 1 Regular Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 2 Special Aircraft
+
** 2 Regular Tanks
** 4 Regular Tanks
+
** 1 Premium Tank
** 3 Premium Tanks
+
** 87 Regular Ships
** 4 Gift / Bundle Tanks
+
** 7 Premium Ships
** 1 Special Tank
+
** 10 Gift / Bundle Ships
* Moved the game to the Dagor Engine 4.0
+
** 5 Regular Helicopters
* Added first British Premium Tanks  
+
** 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
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.81 "The Valkyries"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.81.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.81 "The Valkyries"]]
 +
| 19 September 2018
 +
| 23 October 2018<br />Active for 34 days<br />(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)
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.55 "Royal Armour"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.55.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.55 "Royal Armour"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.79 "Project X"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.79.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.79 "Project X"]]
| 15 December 2015
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| 12 June 2018
| 15 March 2016<br />Active for 91 days<br />(3 months)
+
| 19 September 2018<br />Active for 99 days<br />(3 months, 7 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 42 new vehicles (including British CBT tanks):
+
* Added 24 new vehicles (not counting ships):
** 8 Regular Aircraft
+
** 10 Regular Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 30 Regular Tanks
+
** 2 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
** 3 Premium Tanks
+
** 9 Regular Tanks
* Added the [[:Category:Britain_ground_vehicles|British Tank Tree]] to the game in CBT
+
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
* Added two tank maps set in North Africa Campaign
+
* Move game to Dagor Engine 5.0
 +
* Added Naval Vehicles to CBT
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.57 "Battle March"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.57.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.57 "Battle March"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.77.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm"]]
| 15 March 2016
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| 14 March 2018
| 10 June 2016<br />Active for 87 days<br />(2 months, 26 days)
+
| 12 June 2018<br />Active for 90 days<br />(2 months, 29 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 22 new vehicles:
+
* Added 19 new vehicles:
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
 
** 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
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.75 "La Résistance"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.75.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.75 "La Résistance"]]
 +
| 19 December 2017
 +
| 14 March 2018<br />Active for 85 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
 +
|
 +
* Added 51 new vehicles (including French Tanks):
 +
** 15 Regular Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 1 Special Aircraft
+
** 32 Regular Tanks
** 10 Regular Tanks
+
** 3 Gift / Bundle Tanks
** 1 Premium Tank
+
* Added the French Tank tree to the game
* Made British tanks available for all players
+
* Added scouting mechanics
* Added two tank maps [[Volokolamsk]] and [[Frozen_Pass_(Ground_Forces)|Frozen Pass]]
+
* Added [[Maginot Line]] and [[Middle East]] maps
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.59.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.73.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]]
| 10 June 2016
+
| 01 November 2017
| 03 August 2016<br />Active for 54 days<br />(1 month, 24 days)
+
| 19 December 2017<br />Active for 49 days<br />(1 month, 18 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 24 new vehicles:
+
* Added 39 new vehicles (including French Aircraft):
** 7 Regular Aircraft
+
** 32 Regular Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 1 Special Aircraft
+
** 2 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
** 10 Regular Tanks
+
** 2 Regular Tanks
** 3 Premium Tanks
 
 
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
 
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
* Added the first ATGM armed vehicles to the game
+
* Added the French Aircraft tree to the game
* Added new hangar
+
* Added first Italian premium tanks to the game
 +
* Added ability to make custom tank sights
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.71 "New E.R.A."]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.71.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.71 "New E.R.A."]]
 +
| 18 September 2017
 +
| 01 November 2017<br />Active for 44 days<br />(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
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.61 "Road to Glory"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.61.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.61 "Road to Glory"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.69.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"]]
| 03 August 2016
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| 25 May 2017
| 29 September 2016<br />Active for 54 days<br />(1 month, 26 days)
+
| 18 September 2017<br />Active for 116 days<br />(3 months, 24 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 10 new vehicles:
+
* Added 47 new vehicles (including Italian Aircraft):
** 2 Regular Aircraft
+
** 33 Regular Aircraft
** 2 Special Aircraft
+
** 5 Premium Aircraft
** 2 Regular Tanks
+
** 9 Regular Tanks
** 2 Premium Tanks
+
* Introduced Italian aircraft
** 2 Special Tanks
+
* Added Smoke grenades & smokescreen launchers to the game
* Added crew replenishment mechanic to ground battles
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.63.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters"]]
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| <center>'''[[Update 1.67 "Assault"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.67.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.67 "Assault"]]
| 29 September 2016
+
| 16 March 2017
| 20 December 2016<br />Active for 82 days<br />(2 months, 21 days)
+
| 25 May 2017<br />Active for 70 days<br />(2 months, 9 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 22 new vehicles:
+
* Added 19 new vehicles:
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
** 2 Premium Aircraft
+
** 9 Regular Tanks
** 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
+
** 4 Premium Tanks
** 10 Regular Tanks
+
* Introduced Gun Stabilizers
** 3 Premium Tanks
+
* Introduced aircraft engine exhaust flame effect
* Added High-resolution Texture Streaming (reducing loading times)
+
* Added Co-op PvE mode called "Assault"
* Added Greece (air AB) and [[Sinai]] maps
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" | ''Official Release''
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| <center>'''[[Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.65.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]]
 
| <center>'''[[Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.65.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]]
 
| 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)
|  
+
|
 
* Added 49 new vehicles (including Japanese tanks):
 
* Added 49 new vehicles (including Japanese tanks):
 
** 11 Regular Aircraft
 
** 11 Regular Aircraft
Line 259: Line 321:
 
* Added low-detail "scaled" cockpits for all aircraft which did not have a cockpit
 
* Added low-detail "scaled" cockpits for all aircraft which did not have a cockpit
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.67 "Assault"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.67.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.67 "Assault"]]
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! colspan="4" | '''Open Beta'''
| 18 March 2017
+
|-
| 25 May 2017<br />Active for 68 days<br />(2 months, 7 days)
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.63.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters"]]
|  
+
| 29 September 2016
* Added 19 new vehicles:
+
| 20 December 2016<br />Active for 82 days<br />(2 months, 21 days)
 +
|
 +
* Added 22 new vehicles:
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
 
** 6 Regular Aircraft
** 9 Regular Tanks
+
** 2 Premium Aircraft
** 4 Premium Tanks
+
** 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
* Introduced Gun Stabilizers
+
** 10 Regular Tanks
* Introduced aircraft engine exhaust flame effect
+
** 3 Premium Tanks
* Added Co-op PvE mode called "Assault"
+
* Added High-resolution Texture Streaming (reducing loading times)
 +
* Added Greece (air AB) and [[Sinai]] maps
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.61 "Road to Glory"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.61.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.61 "Road to Glory"]]
 +
| 03 August 2016
 +
| 29 September 2016<br />Active for 54 days<br />(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
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.69.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"]]
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.59.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows"]]
| 25 May 2017
+
| 10 June 2016
| 18 September 2017<br />Active for 116 days<br />(3 months, 24 days)
+
| 03 August 2016<br />Active for 54 days<br />(1 month, 24 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 47 new vehicles (including Italian Aircraft):
+
* Added 24 new vehicles:
** 33 Regular Aircraft
+
** 7 Regular Aircraft
** 5 Premium Aircraft
+
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 9 Regular Tanks
+
** 1 Special Aircraft
* Introduced Italian aircraft
+
** 10 Regular Tanks
* Added Smoke grenades & smokescreen launchers to the game
+
** 3 Premium Tanks
 +
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
 +
* Added the first ATGM armed vehicles to the game
 +
* Added new hangar
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.71 "New E.R.A."]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.71.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.71 "New E.R.A."]]
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.57 "Battle March"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.57.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.57 "Battle March"]]
| 18 September 2017
+
| 15 March 2016
| 01 November 2017<br />Active for 44 days<br />(1 month, 14 days)
+
| 10 June 2016<br />Active for 87 days<br />(2 months, 26 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 28 new vehicles:
+
* Added 22 new vehicles:
** 10 Regular Aircraft
+
** 9 Regular Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
+
** 1 Special Aircraft
** 12 Regular Tanks
+
** 10 Regular Tanks
 
** 1 Premium Tank
 
** 1 Premium Tank
** 3 Gift / Bundle Tank
+
* Made British tanks available for all players
* Added Rank 6 Ground Vehicles
+
* Added two tank maps [[Volokolamsk]] and [[Frozen_Pass_(Ground_Forces)|Frozen Pass]]
* 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 1.55 "Royal Armour"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.55.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.55 "Royal Armour"]]
| 01 November 2017
+
| 15 December 2015
| 19 December 2017<br />Active for 49 days<br />(1 month, 18 days)
+
| 15 March 2016<br />Active for 91 days<br />(3 months)
|  
+
|
* Added 39 new vehicles (including French Aircraft):
+
* Added 42 new vehicles (including British CBT tanks):
** 32 Regular Aircraft
+
** 8 Regular Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 2 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
+
** 30 Regular Tanks
** 2 Regular Tanks
+
** 3 Premium Tanks
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
+
* Added the [[:Category:Britain_ground_vehicles|British Tank Tree]] to the game in CBT
* Added the French Aircraft tree to the game
+
* Added two tank maps set in North Africa Campaign
* Added first Italian premium tanks to the game
 
* Added ability to make custom tank sights
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.75 "La Résistance"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.75.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.75 "La Résistance"]]
+
|<center>'''[[Update 1.53 "Firestorm"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.53.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.53 "Firestorm"]]
| 19 December 2017
+
| 6 November 2015
| 14 March 2018<br />Active for 85 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
+
| 15 December 2015<br />Active for 39 days<br />(1 month, 9 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 51 new vehicles (including French Tanks):
+
* Added 26 new vehicles:
** 15 Regular Aircraft
+
** 11 Regular Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 32 Regular Tanks
+
** 2 Special Aircraft
** 3 Gift / Bundle Tanks
+
** 4 Regular Tanks
* Added the French Tank tree to the game
+
** 3 Premium Tanks
* Added scouting mechanics
+
** 4 Gift / Bundle Tanks
* Added [[Maginot Line]] and [[Middle East]] maps
+
** 1 Special Tank
 +
* Moved the game to the Dagor Engine 4.0
 +
* Added first British Premium Tanks
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.77.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm"]]
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.51 "Cold Steel"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.51.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.51 "Cold Steel"]]
| 14 March 2018
+
| 30 June 2015
| 12 June 2018<br />Active for 90 days<br />(2 months, 29 days)
+
| 6 November 2015<br />Active for 129 days<br />(4 months, 7 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 19 new vehicles:
+
* Added 20 new vehicles:
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
 
** 9 Regular Aircraft
 
** 2 Premium Aircraft
 
** 2 Premium Aircraft
 +
** 5 Regular Tanks
 +
** 4 Premium Tanks
 +
* Added first winter tank map ([[Finland]])
 +
* Added the Enduring Confrontation game mode
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.49.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]]
 +
| 30 April 2015
 +
| 30 June 2015<br />Active for 61 days<br />(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
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.47 "Big Guns"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.47.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.47 "Big Guns"]]
 +
| 24 February 2015
 +
| 30 April 2015<br />Active for 65 days<br />(2 months, 6 days)
 +
|
 +
* Added 16 new vehicles:
 +
** 7 Regular Aircraft
 +
** 7 Regular Tanks
 +
** 2 Premium Tanks
 +
* Made the [[:Category:USA_ground_vehicles|American Tank Tree]] available to all players
 +
* Removed the daily X2 multiplier, replacing it with boosters
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.45 "Steel Generals"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.45.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.45 "Steel Generals"]]
 +
| 16 December 2014
 +
| 24 February 2015<br />Active for 70 days<br />(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 [[:Category:USA_ground_vehicles|American Tank Tree]] to the game in CBT
 +
* Added ability to fire tank machine guns
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.43]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.43.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.43]]
 +
| 9 October 2014
 +
| 16 December 2014<br />Active for 68 days<br />(2 months, 7 days)
 +
|
 +
* Added 43 new vehicles:
 +
** 18 Regular Aircraft
 +
** 7 Premium Aircraft
 
** 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
 
** 1 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
** 5 Regular Tanks
+
** 11 Regular Tanks
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
+
** 5 Premium Tanks
* Move game to Dagor Engine 5.0
+
** 1 Gift / Bundle Tank
* Added ships to CBT
+
* Added first urban tank map ([[Poland_(Ground_Forces)|Poland]]) and multi-turreted tank ([[T-35]])
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.41]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.41.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.41]]
 +
| 15 May 2014
 +
| 9 October 2014<br />Active for 147 days<br />(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
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.39]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.39.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.39]]
 +
| 15 April 2014
 +
| 15 May 2014<br />Active for 30 days<br />(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
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.37]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.37.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.37]]
 +
| 18 December 2013
 +
| 15 April 2014<br />Active for 118 days<br />(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
 +
|-
 +
| <center>'''[[Update 1.35]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.35.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.35]]
 +
| 26 September 2013
 +
| 18 December 2013<br />Active for 83 days<br />(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)
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.79 "Project X"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.79.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.79 "Project X"]]
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.33]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.33.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.33]]
| 12 June 2018
+
| 7 August 2013
| 19 September 2018<br />Active for 99 days<br />(3 months, 7 days)
+
| 26 September 2013<br />Active for 50 days<br />(1 month, 19 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 24 new vehicles (not counting ships):
+
* Added 11 new vehicles:
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
 
** 10 Regular Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
 
** 1 Premium Aircraft
** 2 Gift / Bundle Aircraft
+
* Added vehicle [[:Category:Modules_and_modifications|Modules and Modifications]]
** 9 Regular Tanks
+
* Added crew lock
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
+
* Added a number of new armament options for aircraft
* Move game to Dagor Engine 5.0
+
|-
* Added Naval Vehicles to CBT
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.31]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.31.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.31]]
 +
| 11 June 2013
 +
| 7 August 2013<br />Active for 57 days<br />(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
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.81 "The Valkyries"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.81.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.81 "The Valkyries"]]
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.29]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.29.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.29]]
| 19 September 2018
+
| 19 March 2013
| 23 October 2018<br />Active for 34 days<br />(1 month, 4 days)
+
| 11 June 2013<br />Active for 84 days<br />(2 months, 23 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 25 new vehicles:
+
* Added 15 new vehicles:
** 2 Regular Aircraft
+
** 15 Regular Aircraft
** 8 Regular Tanks
+
* Improved the damage model of all aircraft
** 1 Premium Tank
+
* Redesigned hangar interface
** 2 Gift / Bundle Tanks
+
* Added ability to select ammo belts for fighters
** 10 Regular Helicopters
+
* Re-balanced game economy
** 2 Gift / Bundle Helicopters
 
* Added USSR and American helicopters to the game (in CBT)
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.83.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea"]]
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.27]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.27.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.27]]
| 23 October 2018
+
| 30 January 2013
| 17 December 2018<br />Active for 55 days<br />(1 month, 24 days)
+
| 19 March 2013<br />Active for 48 days<br />(1 month, 19 days)
|  
+
|
* Added 115 new vehicles (including Ships, British Ships, and German Helicopters):
+
* First Update of the Open Beta Test (OBT)
** 1 Regular Aircraft
+
* Added ability to control critically damaged aircraft
** 1 Premium Aircraft
+
* [Ground Strike] Fjords and [Domination] Asia maps
** 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
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.85.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]]
+
! colspan="4" | '''Closed Beta{{Annotation|<nowiki>*</nowiki>|Information may be missing due to loss of update records}}'''
| 17 December 2018
 
| 12 March 2019<br />Active for 85 days<br />(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
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.87 "Locked On"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.87.jpg|300px|link=Update_1.87 "Locked On"]]
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.25]]'''</center>
| 12 March 2019
+
| 21 December 2012
| 29 May 2019 <br />Active for 79 days<br />(2 months, 18 days)
+
| 30 January 2013<br />Active for 40 days<br />(1 month, 9 days)
 
|
 
|
* Added 25 new vehicles:
+
* Bug fixes
** 7 Regular Aircraft
+
* Game improvements
** 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 [[SPAA_radars|ground]] and [[Airborne_radars|air]] radar systems
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <center>'''[[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]]'''</center>[[File:Wallpaper_Update1.89.jpg|300px|link=Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]]
+
| <center>'''[[Update 1.17]]'''</center>
| 29 May 2019
+
| 09 November 2012
| Current
+
| Unknown<br />''(Before 21 December 2012)''
 
|
 
|
* Added 45 new vehicles (including Japanese ships):
+
* Bug fixes
** 7 Regular Aircraft
+
* Game improvements and additions
** 1 Premium Aircraft
+
|-
** 8 Regular Tanks
+
! colspan="4" | '''[[wt:en/news/26/current|Closed Beta Begins]] (30 March 2012)'''
** 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
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 
  
 
[[Category:Articles]]
 
[[Category:Articles]]

Latest revision as of 16:31, 25 November 2020

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
Update Date
Released
Date
Superseded
Key Additions / Information
Official Release
Current
Update "New Power"
Wallpaper UpdateNewPower.jpg
17 November 2020 Current
  • Added 48 new vehicles:
    • 10 Regular Aircraft
    • 3 Premium Aircraft
    • 2 Gift/Bundle Aircraft
    • 12 Regular Tanks
    • 1 Premium Tank
    • 1 Gift/Bundle Tank
    • 10 Regular Ships
    • 9 Premium Ships
  • Upgraded game to Dagor Engine 6.0 massively overhauling graphics
  • Introduced the first battleships to the game
  • Introduced V/STOL aircraft
  • Added modern AI aircraft carriers
Past updates
Update "Raining Fire"
Wallpaper UpdateRainingFire.jpg
2 September 2020 17 November 2020
Active for 76 days
(2 months, 15 days)
  • Added 28 new vehicles:
    • 8 Regular Aircraft
    • 4 Premium Aircraft
    • 1 Gift/Bundle Aircraft
    • 6 Regular Tanks
    • 1 Gift/Bundle Tank
    • 7 Regular Ships
    • 1 Premium Ship
  • Introduced volumetric shells
  • Introduced Semi-Active Radar Homing (SARH) missiles
Update "Starfighters"
Wallpaper UpdateStarfighters.jpg
26 May 2020 2 September 2020
Active for 99 days
(3 months, 7 days)
  • Added 71 new vehicles (including Italian ships):
    • 17 Regular Aircraft
    • 6 Premium Aircraft
    • 16 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Premium Tanks
    • 1 Gift/Bundle Tank
    • 22 Regular Ships
    • 1 Premium Ship
    • 2 Gift/Bundle Ships
    • 4 Regular Helicopters
  • Added Italian naval tree to the game
  • Made Swedish tanks available to all players
Update 1.97 "Viking Fury"
Wallpaper Update1.97.jpg
16 March 2020 26 May 2020
Active for 71 days
(2 months, 10 days)
  • Added 69 new vehicles (including Swedish tanks):
    • 7 Regular Aircraft
    • 1 Premium Aircraft
    • 44 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Premium Tanks
    • 7 Regular Ships
    • 2 Premium Ships
    • 5 Regular Helicopters
    • 1 Premium Helicopter
  • Added Swedish ground vehicle tree to the game
  • Introduced onboard aviation systems
  • Made Swedish aircraft available to all players
Update 1.95 "Northern Wind"
Wallpaper Update1.95.jpg
17 December 2019 16 March 2020
Active for 90 days
(2 months, 28 days)
  • Added 47 new vehicles (including Swedish aircraft):
    • 28 Regular Aircraft
    • 7 Regular Tanks
    • 2 Premium Tanks
    • 9 Regular Ships
    • 1 Premium Ship
  • Added Swedish aircraft tree to the game
  • Added Swedish tanks to the game
  • Introduced Ray Traced Global Illumination and HDR support
Update 1.93 "Shark Attack"
Wallpaper Update1.93.jpg
29 October 2019 17 December 2019
Active for 50 days
(1 months, 18 days)
  • 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
Update 1.91 "Night Vision"
Wallpaper Update1.91.jpg
11 September 2019 29 October 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 1.89 "Imperial Navy"
Wallpaper Update1.89.jpg
29 May 2019 11 September 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 1.87 "Locked On"
Wallpaper Update1.87.jpg
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 1.85 "Supersonic"
Wallpaper Update1.85.jpg
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 1.83 "Masters of the Sea"
Wallpaper Update1.83.jpg
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 1.81 "The Valkyries"
Wallpaper Update1.81.jpg
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 1.79 "Project X"
Wallpaper Update1.79.jpg
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 1.77 "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 1.75 "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 1.73 "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 1.71 "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 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"
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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 1.67 "Assault"
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16 March 2017 25 May 2017
Active for 70 days
(2 months, 9 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 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"
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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
Open Beta
Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters"
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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
Update 1.61 "Road to Glory"
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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 1.59 "Flaming Arrows"
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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 1.57 "Battle March"
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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 1.55 "Royal Armour"
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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 1.53 "Firestorm"
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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 1.51 "Cold Steel"
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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 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"
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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 1.47 "Big Guns"
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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 1.45 "Steel Generals"
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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 1.43
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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 1.41
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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 1.39
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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 1.37
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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 1.35
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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 1.33
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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 1.31
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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 1.29
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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 1.27
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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
Closed Beta*
Update 1.25
21 December 2012 30 January 2013
Active for 40 days
(1 month, 9 days)
  • Bug fixes
  • Game improvements
Update 1.17
09 November 2012 Unknown
(Before 21 December 2012)
  • Bug fixes
  • Game improvements and additions
Closed Beta Begins (30 March 2012)