War Thunder Lands A Direct Hit With Latest Update

Over three dozen new vehicles and two new maps.

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor September 9, 2021
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Gaijin Entertainment is hoping its latest update for War Thunder is a hit -- a Direct Hit, that is. That's the name of yesterday's content drop, and it adds a bunch of new vehicles, new maps, new visual effects, and more.

The new war machinery added in this update include 17 aircraft, such as the Swedish JA37C Jaktviggen, a premium interceptor fighter, and the Russian MiG-27M with its guided bombs; a dozen new ground vehicles; and 15 new ships, including the heavy cruiser USS Pittsburgh. That one was humorously dubbed the "'longest ship in the world,' after its bow broke off during a tropical storm, which was later salvaged, thousands of miles away."

The two new maps are Breslau and Spaceport -- and no, that second one isn't on the moon but based around a terrestrial launch site. Direct Hit also makes several graphics changes, including three times as many polygons for the iconic B-17 bombers, and support for version 2.2 of NVIDIA DLSS.

For more on the Direct Hit update, visit the War Thunder site.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
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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viper 1 year ago
Whoever designed this game's progression system deserves a direct hit to the nuts.


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