Quality-of-life changes, bug fixes, and tuning are all well and good, but sometimes you just want more stuff in your game updates. If that’s the case, then War Thunder’s Patch 1.63, codenamed “Desert Hunters,” delivers — just make sure to pack your sunscreen.
Pilots can take to the skies over the cradle of civilization in the new “Greece” map or scour the desert in the “Sinai” map. Both feature rock formations native to their areas, as well as plenty of waterways, to soften the blows of those inevitable crash landings.
Both ground and air warriors get a boost in the update, too, with nine new aircraft — including the superheavy BV-238v-1 “flying boat” for Germany and a new line of jets for the U.S. — and six new ground vehicles, including the British SV438 “Swingfire,” the first non-premium vehicle armed with ATGMs.