After the release of War Thunder 1.101, Gaijin decided to finally move to a new major version number and jumped all the way to 2.1. Dubbed “New Power” and launched earlier today, War Thunder 2.1 comes with noticeable graphics changes thanks to the Dagor game engine version 6.0, as well as many new pieces of military hardware, interface changes, new missions and updates, various fixes, and more.
All existing navies have been split into two different tech trees, namely Coastal and Bluewater fleets. This change also comes with new ships, including the first battleships to join the game and AI aircraft carriers.
The list of military planes present in the game gets two iconic additions, namely the well-known British Harrier and the ill-fated Russian Yak-38, both known for their vertical take-off and landing capabilities. Sadly, both come as premium aircraft and aren’t exactly cheap.
In addition to all the above, there are also multiple visual changes, bug fixes, minor improvements, and updates. A Battle Pass seasonal event will join War Thunder in the coming days via a minor software update. These being said, I will let the in-game screenshots and the official update video do the rest of the talking. Enjoy!