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War Thunder
What to expect:
  • Play against other players from around the world on your PC, PS4, Mac or Linux
  • Unlock and customize more than 600 historically accurate airplanes and ground vehicles
  • Choose how realistic you want the game to be
  • Explore complex PvE content including solo missions and a mission editor
  • Beautiful, lush graphics, authentic sound effects, and thrilling music
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  • PvP
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Take Aircraft and Tanks into Battle Online in War Thunder

The sky is the limit in War Thunder. Defeat your enemies in the sky or set their tanks ablaze to claim victory for you and your allies free online.


War Thunder originally started as a free-to-play flight simulator that put players from around the world together in intense dogfights featuring classic warplanes. Aviation warfare was the focal point of Gaijin Entertainment's online game. It was possible to experience what aerial combat was like from the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang or Messerschmitt ME-109 and prove that each player has what it takes to become an ace. All of this was possible in the first release of the game, but now the possibilities are even more in War Thunder due to the inclusion of even more game modes and a full tech tree of tanks and vehicles. Your gaming experience has even been extended in War Thunder. You can still enjoy the beauty of flight simulation in War Thunder, but what's more is that the devs have added an entirely new facet to the war game. With the Ground Forces expansion, players can finally choose whether they want to take seat in the cockpit of an airplane or the narrow interior of a tank. This has opened up a whole new plethora of tactical possibilities in matches.

Death from Above in War Thunder

For anyone that has wanted to experience online aerial combat in realistic vehicles, then War Thunder is the perfect game for you. You have the chance to pilot some of the most iconic flying machines in history, such as the US Air Force Flying Fortress, or the British Spitfire. No matter which aircraft you choose, you’re in for a fast-paced and tactical air battle. There are a wide range of different types of aircraft to choose, and each of them has their own playstyle:

  • Fighters: These are the most nimble and agile of all of the aircraft in War Thunder. They are designed to deal with other small planes. The weak guns mean that they are not well suited to bringing down heavy bombers.
  • Bombers: The bombers in War Thunder are heavy and slow moving, meaning that they are an easy target for fighters. They have a lot of gun turrets for defense, and they are used to bombard ground targets and slow moving tanks.
  • Torpedo Bombers: Much like their ground based cousins, the torpedo bombers are designed to take out naval enemies. They don’t have much in the way of defense, so stay clear of dedicated fighter aircraft. We have a guide here to help you make the most out of the torpedo bombers.

As you shoot your opponents out of the sky and claim victory in the skies, you will earn experience points which you can use to level up. By leveling up, you unlock new skills and traits that can help you in tight situations up in the air or on the ground. You never realize how valuable some improved armor is on your aircraft until you take a couple of direct shots to the fuselage.

Take Heavy Armor onto the Battlefield

It’s not only historic aircraft that you can pilot in War Thunder. The free-to-play war game also gives you the chance to get in the driving seat of some fearsome tanks. War Thunder is unique in that it puts the tanks and the aircraft on the same battlefield to fight for objectives. Anyone familiar with World of Tanks or Armored Warfare will feel right at home when taking the armored war machines onto the battlefield in War Thunder. The free-to-play tank game will keep you on the edge of your seat as you devise tactics and strategies to beat the enemy, all while avoiding fire from tanks and aircraft on the opposing team. War Thunder puts you in charge of some of the most iconic tanks from history, including the formidable Churchill and Pershing tanks of WW2.

Download War Thunder for Free!

With different environments available to budding pilots, War Thunder provides a unique gaming experience. See what it is like to fight epic sea battles above the Pacific against tough opponents or fly over Europe and see vast landscapes as bullets fly past your window. Battle it out against players on the ground and in the blue skies above. Of course, you will have to keep your cool and respond appropriate under pressure because the gameplay is very realistic. The free-to-play online game offers a very unique gaming experience as it pits tanks against airplanes. No matter the vehicle you choose, you will experience simulation type controls that make your gameplay challenging and fun. If War Thunder sounds like the perfect game for you, then you can download War Thunder by clicking the "play now" button and head over to the official Gaijin Site to get the game for free.

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War Thunder Tests

War Thunder Specials

  • Twitch Showcase: War Thunder

    04/05/2016 08:52 am - Welcome to the first in the series of our Twitch Showcase! We take the best new free games and give you the chance to watch them live on before playing it, and get your hands on some cool in-game items at the same time....more

War Thunder Videos

  • War Thunder: Firestorm Update Is Now Live

    11/06/2015 05:11 am - One of the biggest updates for War Thunder has finally been rolled out to the servers. Fans of the free-to-play tank game have a lot to look forward to in this update. There are new tanks, vehicles and maps to explore....more

  • War Thunder: Presenting a New Trailer at gamescom 2015

    08/10/2015 11:00 am - Another year has gone by. Gamescom 2015 came and went as quickly as we expected! Many free-to-play publishers take the gamescom as an opportunity to remind the general public of their already released video games. The guys and girls over at Gaijin En...more

  • War Thunder: New Maps, Many Tweaks, and Lots of Vehicles in Patch 1.43

    10/09/2014 04:59 am - We always get excited for updates in the free-to-play shooter by Gaijin Entertainment. Not only are new features and content regularly added to the online game, but the studio also makes sure to appropriately advertise them with videos, like this one...more

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War Thunder News

  • War Thunder: New Vehicles, Maps, and More in Patch 1.57

    03/03/2016 07:50 am - The next update for the action MMO War Thunder is almost ready for release. The developers over at Gaijin are currently finishing some last fewthings for patch 1.57 and are making sure to create some buzz before its release. Among many other things,...more

  • War Thunder: Dev Blog Reveals New Snowy Map

    02/22/2016 09:25 am - The free-to-play war game War Thunder is getting a brand new map in the near future! In their latest developer blog, Gaijin Entertainment revealed that they have been working on a new map for War Thunder....more

  • War Thunder: Royal Armour Update Is Live

    12/16/2015 07:21 am - War Thunder is getting a taste of the British armed forces in this latest Royal Armour update. There are brand new tanks, aircraft and a desert-themed map in the new content patch for the war game....more

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