Gaijin Entertainment has announced that the next update for War Thunder will focus on the Italians.
Update 1.85, due out sometime next month, will add tanks and armored vehicles for the Italian military, making Italy the 7th fully playable nation in the game. Their tech tree will start in the early stages of WWII and continue into the late Cold War era.
Three premium Italian vehicles are currently available for preorder: the Semovente 105/25 M43 G.C., the P40 Gruppo Corazzato, and the M26 Pershing Ariete. You can read more about the preorder packs here.
Here’s a brief rundown of the Italian update:
We would like to share with you a major announcement! Now, all nations in War Thunder will have their own ground forces branch. In update 1.85, we will introduce the Italian ground vehicles research tree, and so you will soon be able to experience the distinguished originality of Italian tanks and armoured vehicles!
Early and mid-rank ground vehicles are of familiar design – such as the P40, already well-known to players. However, you will also find some unusual ones, such as the Breda 501 SPG, which has a considerably powerful gun, but with a limited horizontal drive; the vehicle is built to be based on the three-axis truck chassis.
Higher ranks introduce armoured cars with recoilless guns, extremely powerful SPAA’s, and tanks, which are not inferior in their combat effectiveness to the tanks of the other nations in-game.
Thus, Italian armoured vehicles are sure to bring more diversity ro ground battles in War Thunder – Are you itching to try the Italian ground force vehicles out?
War Thunder is available on Windows PC, Mac, Linux (all via Steam), PS4, and Xbox One.