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War Thunder Ixwa Strike Update Now Live

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

Ixwa Strike’s name is derived from the fact that the update adds South African forces to the game as an offshoot of the British tech tree. There are over 20 new South African ground vehicles in the game, including the Olifant Mk.2, the Rooikat MTTD, and three variants of the Ratel.

There are also new aircraft and ships, including the Su-17M2 (the game’s first variable-sweep wing aircraft), the Mirage IIIE, the F8U-2, and the SMS Kaiser. Other new features include advanced pilot HUDs for many of the game’s more modern fighters, a new map, new air-to-ground missiles, upgraded graphical and sound effects, and more.

You can read more about the update here, and find the Ixwa Strike Update trailer below.

You can find the 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  • Over 1,800 highly detailed aircraft, helicopters, tanks, warships and other combat vehicles crafted carefully from historical documents and surviving sources.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.

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