Gaijin Entertainmet have announced that version 1.39 of War Thunder is now live and it brings with it some spiffing new features. Squadron battles, new maps, new missions and new planes and (drum roll, please) user generated content! Phew, those fine fellows over at Gaijin have been busy, haven’t they?
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Budding aeronautical engineers can now create their own planes – from the smallest detail to completely new skins – to use themselves or share online and bask in the adulation of the user community.
But wait, there’s more (as explained by the official press blurb)…
Players can now also make their own scenarios using existing stand-alone maps and missions editor. Players can ingeniously build upon existing maps, using them as a blueprint, or go off on an inspired tangent to devise their own brand of new maps. Players can share as well as test out user generated content via a special area housed within the War Thunder forum. Instructions for the creation of content can be found here: http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=War_Thunder_CDK
1.39 also offers Squadron Battles – competitive events for player created factions complete with PvP-rating for squadrons, calculated by the Elo system. In addition, this latest update includes an additional 18 new aircraft, changes in the interface and improvements for player progression.
Lucky players can also get their hands on the Ground Forces expansion; as a tank or an aircraft, take place in the historic Battle of Kursk. Based on the real-life historic engagement that took place in July and August 1943 where the Soviets defeated the German strategic offensive, thereby turning the tide on the Eastern Front. In the game, Kursk will provide players with AI-tanks,field artillery and planes fighting alongside real players
You can find full details of the update on the official Gaijin Entertainment site right here.