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War Thunder

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War Thunder

  -  6.5 MB  -  Free to Play
  • Latest Version

    War Thunder 2.3.0 LATEST

  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Gaijin Network Ltd. / External Link

  • Filename


War Thunder is the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game for Windows PC, dedicated to aviation, armored vehicles, and naval craft from World War II and the Cold War. Join now and take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with millions of players from all over the world in an ever-evolving environment. In most game modes, the maps are designed for 32 players split into two teams.

In War Thunder for PC, aircraft, attack helicopters, ground forces and naval ships collaborate in realistic competitive battles. You can choose from over 1,500 vehicles and an extensive variety of combat situations many of which are exclusive. You can find yourself blasting your pursuers from a bomber turret, defending your teammates on the ground from an air raid with anti-aircraft guns, shooting down enemy planes with a firestorm from multiple rocket launchers, or trying to sink an enemy warship with a torpedo from a fast attack boat.

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Players are free to choose between the military aircraft of seven main nations: USA, Germany, USSR, Great Britain, Japan, Italy, and France, which also have aircraft of other nations included in them, like Australia and others. For ground forces currently has five nations: USSR, Germany, USA, Britain, France, and Japan. Light and heavy tanks, Self-propelled artillery guns, and anti-air vehicles.

  • Over 1,500 highly detailed aircraft, helicopters, tanks, warships, and other combat vehicles crafted carefully from historical documents and surviving sources.
  • 80 maps representing the main historical battle theaters.
  • Intense PvP experiences in full-scale combat missions at various difficulty settings for all playstyles and degrees of experience.
  • Rich PvE content including dynamic historical campaigns and solo missions.
  • Regular content updates including new vehicles, maps, missions, and nations.
  • Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects, and beautiful music creating an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in.
  • Seamless cross-platform gameplay between Windows PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4 with Xbox One users being included in PC battles – everyone on the same server.
  • Create custom content for War Thunder for PC and share it on War Thunder Live, with the prospect of earning real money through the Revenue Share Partner System!
Key Features
  • Vast array of historically accurate vehicles: Players can choose from over 1,500 vehicles, including tanks, aircraft, and naval vessels from various nations.
  • Realistic combat mechanics: It offers realistic physics, damage models, and ballistics, providing an authentic combat experience.
  • Multiple game modes: Players can engage in different modes such as Arcade Battles, Realistic Battles, and Simulator Battles, catering to different playstyles.
  • Regular updates and events: The game receives frequent updates, introducing new vehicles, maps, and events to keep players engaged.
  • Cross-platform support: It allows players on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox to play together seamlessly.
User Interface

It features a user-friendly interface, with intuitive menus and easy navigation.

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Players can quickly access different game modes, customize their vehicles, and join battles with minimal hassle. The interface design is sleek and visually appealing, enhancing the overall gaming experience.

Installation and Setup

Installing this game is straightforward. Players can download the game client from the official website or through digital distribution platforms like Steam. The installation process is automated and typically takes only a few minutes. Once installed, players can launch the game and create an account to start playing.

How to Use
  • Create an Account: Players need to create an account either through the game client or the official website.
  • Choose a Nation: Players can select a nation from the available options, each offering a unique selection of vehicles.
  • Customize Vehicles: Customize and upgrade vehicles using in-game currency and research points earned through battles.
  • Select Game Mode: Choose from Arcade Battles, Realistic Battles, or Simulator Battles based on personal preference.
  • Join Battles: Select a battle and join the fight against other players or AI-controlled opponents.
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Is War Thunder for PC free to play?
Yes, War Thunder is FREE to play (F2P), with optional in-game purchases available.

Can I play with friends on different platforms?
Yes, it supports cross-platform play between PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

How do I earn in-game currency and research points?
Currency and research points can be earned by participating in battles and completing objectives.

Are there single-player missions available?
Yes, it offers single-player missions and campaigns alongside multiplayer battles.

Is War Thunder historically accurate?
While the game strives for historical accuracy, it also takes creative liberties for gameplay balance and enjoyment.

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World of Tanks: Similar to this game but focusing exclusively on tank combat.

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World of Warplanes: Another game by, focusing on aerial combat.


The military game is FREE to play, with optional in-game purchases available for premium currency and cosmetic items. Players can enjoy the full gaming experience without spending any money, although purchasing premium currency can provide certain advantages and convenience.

System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10/11 (64-bit), macOS, Linux
  • Processor: Dual-core 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible, 1 GB VRAM
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Wide variety of playable vehicles
  • Realistic combat mechanics
  • Regular updates and events
  • Cross-platform support
  • Free to play with optional purchases
  • Steep learning curve for beginners
  • Grind-heavy progression system
  • Matchmaking issues at times
Also Available: Download War Thunder for Mac

  • War Thunder 2.3.0 Screenshots

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