Notebookcheck

War Thunder 1.79 "Project X" is now live, Xbox One release coming soon

War Thunder 1.79 "Project X" major update downloading June 12
War Thunder 1.79 "Project X" launcher
In addition to the upcoming release on the Xbox One, this major update for Gaijin Entertainment's popular cross-platform vehicular combat MMO title also includes various "X items" like the Fritz-X guided bomb, the AMX-40 and XM-1 tanks, and more. War Thunder 1.79 is now rolling out to Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Shield Android TV.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Currently wanted: 
News Editor - Details here
Italian Translator
 - Details here

Those who were looking for a single game that brings together World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, and World of Warships — something that WarGaming once promised but failed to do so — should get ready to celebrate because Gaijin Entertainment's War Thunder is on the right path. This vehicular combat MMO title has been offering land/air battles for a while, and the Naval Battles component is now ready to enter a new Closed Beta stage.

War Thunder 1.79 "Project X" is a major update that started to roll out a few hours ago and its nickname points at the many "X-related" changes: the soon-to-arrive Xbox One version of the game, the infamous Fritz-X guided bomb (known for sinking the Italian battleship Roma and as the world's first precision guided weapon deployed in combat), two XM-1 US tank variants (one by Chrysler and one by General Motors), the French AMX-40 tank, and more.

To sum it all up, this massive update brings 13 new ground vehicles, 17 new or updated aircraft, a new location for combined battles (Italy), a new location for air battles with two missions for it (Ladoga with "Frontline" and "Air Supremacy"), as well as a huge amount of various changes that can be checked out on this page.

War Thunder will hit Xbox One consoles with a few exclusive vehicles in tow, but the launch date has not been unveiled yet. In the meantime, those who play the game on other platforms will be able to enjoy a new closed beta test for the Naval Battles component, which includes larger ships than before, including destroyers and cruisers.

If you tried War Thunder a few years ago and decided it's not worthy of your time, you might want to give it another chance. The in-game screenshots and the official update trailer below should help you decide. Once you do that, feel free to drop your comments below and don't be afraid to ask any questions. Although I play arcade battles almost exclusively and sometimes I stay away from the game for months, I might be able to help you out.

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment this article

Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Please, switch off ad blockers.

Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2018 06 > War Thunder 1.79 "Project X" is now live, Xbox One release coming soon
Codrut Nistor, 2018-06-12 (Update: 2018-06-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.