Hot Tracks Update Now Live For War Thunder

War Thunder

Gaijin Entertainment have released the Hot Tracks update for their vehicle-based multiplayer shooter, War Thunder.

This new update adds loads of graphical enhancements and performance optimizations, particularly in the ground combat portion of the game.

The update also adds lots of new vehicles. These include the German Sd.Kfz. 251/21, Chinese ZTZ 99, Russian ZSU 37-2 Yenisei, Canadian ADATS, American A7D Corsair II, British Buccaneer S.2, Italian A.129CBT Mangusta, British HMS Invincible, and German SMS Von der Tann, among others.

You can read more about the update here, and find the Hot Tracks update trailer below.

War Thunder will also be getting a special limited time Christmas event that allows players to earn rare vehicles, like the French EBR-75, Soviet MiG-21 PFM, and the South African Class 3 (P). More details will be released soon.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

War Thunder is the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game for Windows, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One dedicated to aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval craft from World War II and the Cold War. Join now and take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with millions of players from all over the world in an ever-evolving environment.

In War Thunder, aircraft, attack helicopters, ground forces and naval ships collaborate in realistic competitive battles. You can choose from over 1,700 vehicles and an extensive variety of combat situations many of which are exclusive. You can find yourself blasting your pursuers from a bomber turret, defending your teammates on the ground from an air raid with anti-aircraft guns, shooting down enemy planes with a firestorm from multiple rocket launchers, or trying to sink an enemy warship with a torpedo from a fast attack boat.

Features include:

  • Seamless cross-platform gameplay between Windows PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One with Xbox Series X|S – everyone on the same server
  • Over 1,800 highly detailed aircraft, helicopters, tanks, warships and other combat vehicles crafted carefully from historical documents and surviving sources.
  • 100 maps representing the main historical battle theaters.
  • Intense PvP experiences in full-scale combat missions at various difficulty settings for all play styles and degrees of experience.
  • Rich PvE content including dynamic historical campaigns and solo missions.
  • Regular content updates including new vehicles, maps, missions and nations.
  • Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects and beautiful music creating an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in.
  • Create custom content for War Thunder and share it on War Thunder Live, with the prospect of earning real money through the Revenue Share Partner System!

War Thunder is available on Windows PC, Linux, Mac (all via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

Image: Steam



Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

Where'd our comments go? Subscribe to become a member for $1/month and get commenting access and true free speech!