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War Thunder 1.93 "Shark Attack" now available with a new Abrams tank, the Ka-50 and Mi-28N helicopters, first Swedish aircraft, and more

War Thunder 1.93 "Shark Attack" launched on October 29, 2019
War Thunder 1.93 "Shark Attack" now live
In addition to the iconic Kamov Ka-50 single-seat attack helicopter — surnamed "Black Shark" — War Thunder 1.93 comes with the first three Swedish planes, a new Abrams tank, the first Italian helicopter, a new location, the first rank V ship in the game, as well as the usual pack of minor tweaks and fixes.

Yesterday, War Thunder got a new major update and — although I might have missed some developer blog posts — it completely took me by surprise. Although it is not labeled as such, War Thunder 1.93 "Shark Attack" arrives just in time for the game's seventh anniversary — this title became available as an open beta piece of code for Russian users on the first day of November 2012.

Those who are not into high-rank vehicles and like to keep things in the more easy-going side of the tech tree can enjoy taking the new B.R.20M M1 Italian bomber, the French AMD.35 scout car or the twin-engined Bréguet 693A-B2 ground attacker for a spin, but War Thunder 1.93 is mainly about top-of-the-line military hardware. 

In addition to the above, the list of new arrivals includes the A-129 International Italian helicopter (a premium vehicle, unfortunately), a new Abrams tank — the M1A2, the first rank V ship in the game — the USS Pensacola heavy cruiser, the top-tier ZTZ96 Chinese main battle tank, the legendary Kamov Ka-50 "Black Shark" single-seat attack helicopter, a new location for naval battles — South Africa, the first Swedish aircraft in the game, and more.

Sadly, there are still some unresolved problems in the game, like the fact that Tiger II players often end up facing modern main battle tanks and vehicles that shoot anti-tank guided missiles and make the once-feared German steel monster feel like a pathetic joke. Battle tiers/ranks might still need — a lot of! — work, but given the fact that there are far more than 1,000 boats/planes/ground vehicles in the game already, anyone should be able to find a sweet spot where most battles will be enjoyable no matter the outcome.

The in-game screenshots and the official video below should say it all, so be sure to take a look and — as usual — feel free to drop a comment with your thoughts. Right now, would you go for Armored Warfare, World of Tanks/Warships/Warplanes, or War Thunder?

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-10-30 (Update: 2019-10-30)
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.