Are Game of Thrones-inspired “Winter is coming” jokes still fresh? If so, consider it said for War Thunder’s Update 1.51, titled Cold Steel. Except that it’s already been deployed, so it’s not actually “coming” so much as it is “here.” Pop culture references are so hard to get right sometimes…

Cold Steel introduces a new, snowy map, meant to represent a region of Finland, for tanks to fight over. There are also 28 new air and ground vehicles and a few changes to the damage UI to give you a better idea of just how beat up they are. And then there’s the new air battle game mode, Enduring Confrontation. Players have infinite respawns, and achieve victory by accumulating points for completing objectives, in matches that can last… well, a really long time.

You can read full patch notes for Cold Steel here.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. TORK on July 2, 2015