War Thunder Gets Early Release on Xbox One and Naval Closed Beta

Gaijin Entertainment is finally bringing War Thunder to Xbox One (with a catch, at least for now), while the beta for naval battle begins.

on June 19, 2018 1:18 PM

Today Gaijin Entertainment reached out with a press release making a couple of interesting announcements for War Thunder fans.

First of all, the game is now available in early release for Xbox One. Players interested in playing on Microsoft’s console will have to purchase one of the early access Founder’s Packs priced at ($19.99/£15.99/19,99€, $59.99/£44.99/59,99€, or $99.99/£64.99/99,99€). Otherwise, you can wait for the general availability as a free-to-play game that will come later this year.

The packs include vehicles for you to start with. The game is also enhanced for Xbox One X supporting 4K resolution, and has optional cross-play with the PC version, but (who would have guessed) not with the PS4 version. Unfortunately, if you’re already playing on PC, your account doesn’t carry over and you’ll need a new one.

On top of this, a closed beta of the game’s naval warfare mode has also started, and players can gain access by buying one of the game’s naval packs on PS4, Xbox One, or PC.

Below you can check out a couple of trailers for both the Xbox One version and the naval beta.


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