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British Tanks Roll Out for ‘Royal Armour’ War Thunder update on Linux, Mac and Windows PC


Gaijin Entertainment today announced that its #awardwinning #MMO WWII online #game, War Thunder, will be introducing British tanks and a host of new vehicles in its latest ‘Royal Armour’ update for War Thunders ten million players to enjoy from today.

Thirty British tanks including variants of Valentine’s, Matildas, Cromwells and Churchills  will be introduced over the coming weeks with five regular and four premium tanks starting for the Brits. Over the next few weeks the British ranks will steadily grow and encompass self-propelled guns and the very first armoured cars in War Thunder in the form of the T172E2 and Mk.II AA. Follow the progress of British ground forces testing on the War Thunder website and in game’s communities across social media: check the news, screenshots and historical articles about upcoming vehicles.

As with all major War Thunder Updates this latest one adds new playable maps, this time  introducing War Thunder’s first ever desert themed locations which is  perfect fit for British armour, namely Tunisia and El Alamein. The new maps offer up a variety of challenging combat conditions from flat open ground with good visibility to undulating sand dunes and towns that offer up a deadlier close quarter battle and ambush environment.

Supporting the heavy armour of British tanks will be other vehicles in the update such as the formidable Mig-17 Jet fighter, the most modern Soviet aircraft in the game. That is further boosted with the addition of three new Japanese fighters consisting of the Ki-44-2, A7M2 and Ki-61 Tei, the only mass produced Japanese liquid cooled fighter during World War 2. The first American biplane in War Thunder in the form of the F3F will also join the mix, as well as new German and British bombers.

The Royal Armour update will later provide players with daily events in the form of personal battle tasks. Types of personal tasks will depend on user’s game play style and his vehicle and mode preferences. Players that successfully complete a task will receive war bonds. The rewarded War bonds can be used by players to purchase boosters, supply boxes and other items. Players can complete 3 tasks per day all with different levels of difficulty.

To see the full list of new improvements and features in the latest update be sure to visit the following War Thunder link:

For those who may not know, War Thunder is a Free-to-Play games available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.