Last updated October 25th, 2019

About War Thunder

War Thunder is a cross platform, free to play massively multiplayer online vehicular combat game. The game puts players into World War II and Korean War era planes and tanks. War Thunder is available for a number of operating systems and platforms and is cross-platform compatible. Currently War Thunder is available for Windows PC, Mac OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Nvidia Shield Android TV. The game is similar in game play, features of World of Tanks and World of Warships from

War of Thunder takes place on land, sea and air as players battle in a player vs player environment. Since it’s release in 2012, the game has been updated and expanded on a regular basis. The first few releases included air combat with World War II and Korean War era planes. However, The game now includes tank combat with plans to introduce naval combat in the future.

Released as free to play, you have access to the full version of War Thunder without having to spend a penny. If you spend enough time playing you will be able to obtain most in-game features. However, the game also includes premium accounts and microtransactions that cost real money. This will unlock certain features much quicker than by completing an in-game objective.

How Free is War Thunder?

The game is completely free to download from the official site, and via Steam. You will need to register an account or if you opt to install and download via Steam, that will use your Steam account/handle. The versions are identical. There are various DLCs and packs available on both Steam and the official site which are paid content.

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War Thunder System Requirements

War Thunder System Requirements – PC, Mac & Linux

Last updated February 2nd, 2019War Thunder System Requirements The War Thunder system requirements provided below show the minimum and recommended War Thunder system requirements for PC, Mac and Linux...

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War Thunder Release

War Thunder Released!

Last updated December 8th, 2018With the War Thunder release on December 21, 2016 gamers have free access to a high quality, premium game that they can play for free. While final War Thunder release wa...

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War Thunder Release

War Thunder Universe: Game Released! Trailer

Last updated December 8th, 2018Here is the two minute trailer for the latest War Thunder release. War Thunder was officially released on Dec 21, 2016 after a number of years in pre-release/beta testin...

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