War Thunder Leaves Open Beta; Way of the Samurai Update Released


Take the fight to land, sea, and air. Gaijin Entertainment announced that they ended the Open Beta for War Thunder and the game has been officially released.

The Way of the Samurai update adds over 30 ground vehicles (bringing the game's vehicle count to over 800) to the Imperial Japanese Army. The update also includes cockpit interiors to all aircraft. The two new maps Abandoned Factory and 38th Parallel.

For the next year, Gaijin is working on two major game modes, one being the greatly anticipated World War mode that lets players take part in larger battles spanning over multiple campaigns. War Thunder will also get Naval Forces for all nations; additional nations will be introduced and Gaijin also intends to add new game modes as well as improving eSports and competitive play support.

If you have been playing War Thunder on PC or PlayStation 4, Gaijin is giving the following to loyal players:

  • 50% and boosters for 50 battles, one battle for each month since the game launch!
  • 50% discount for premium account purchases from December 22nd at 21:00 GMT until December 25th at 21:00 GMT!!
  • All War Thunder players who enter the game after December the 21st at 17:00 GMT
    will find a new title in their profile (dependent on first log-in date):

Gaijin Entertainment released a statement on their blog, commenting on the long road taken to leave Open Beta.

The road to release for War Thunder has been a fantastic journey, packed with development, we have from the outset been active in development and content heavy in regular updates to the game. Our commitment to the game has provided players with millions of hours of passion filled gameplay and we have gained many, many players as well as the veterans who have been with us from the very beginning. To all our fans, we sincerely thank you, we are so grateful for the continued support of our project and look forward to your continued support into the release.