Wage war like never before with War Thunder, the most intense military MMO you’ll ever play

Love military history?

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Love military history? Think you’ve got what it takes to conquer the land, sea, and skies? Prove it with War Thunder, a free, super-realistic vehicle combat game that boasts over 70 million players to battle.

Whether you’re a fan of tanks, planes, battleships, or other military vehicles, War Thunder has a massive 2,500 units to command, spanning the 1920s to the present day. Armored cars or tanks, biplanes or fighter jets, it’s up to you to decide. Spanning ten major nations, every single one of those units is accurately recreated, right down to their realistic appearance and authentic sound effects. 

It’s not just that the vehicles look the part, every major element has been modeled, and War Thunder’s X-ray vision shows you precisely what happens when a shell hits. You’ll see your shot take out an enemy crew, ignite a fuel tank, or pierce a battleship’s key compartment. That’s so much more satisfying than just watching hit points tick down. 

So even if your first battle doesn’t end well, you’ll still feel like a real military commander, taking charge of some of history’s most powerful war machines. With War Thunder’s in-depth customization, you can decorate your vehicles with everything from historical markings to community-created content. Nothing says victory like crushing your opponent with a battalion of anime girl-themed tanks. 

Choose how you want to play, with three different modes – arcade, realistic, and simulator. Arcade delivers fast-paced battles, while simulator mode is perfect for players who want the ultimate challenge. Feel like a change from PvP? Team up with other players for War Thunder’s wave-based co-op Assault mode.

But as impressive as War Thunder is, you don’t need a powerhouse PC to play it, thanks to its super-optimized in-house engine. Nor do you need any special controllers, just a keyboard and mouse is enough to plunge you into pulse-pounding tank skirmishes and nail-biting naval battles. War Thunder is also on PlayStation and Switch and, thanks to cross-play (and the game’s huge player base), you’ll never be short of opponents. 

If you live and breathe military vehicles, want to prove yourself on the battlefield or both, you absolutely need to play War Thunder. Download it here or head to the PlayStation and Xbox stores to begin your War Thunder career.  


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