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War Thunder 2.9 ''Direct Hit'' arrives with two new maps, NVIDIA DLSS 2.2, new military hardware, and more

War Thunder 2.9 ''Direct Hit'' update now available with multiple changes in tow (Source: Own)
War Thunder 2.9 ''Direct Hit'' update now available (Source: Own)
Labeled 2.9 “Direct Hit” and released earlier today, the latest update to War Thunder sports a rich collection of new aircraft, ships, armored vehicles, and more. Its highlights include the MiG-27M (also the first aircraft in the game to carry guided bombs), two new battlegrounds, as well as visual updates for some older models (the B-17 bombers, for example).

Major updates to War Thunder usually hit 4 or 5 GB in size, but today’s arrival is massive, weighing no less than 7.62 GB (at least for Windows PC users, but I can safely assume that console and Linux PC players have to download about the same amount of data). This means that a lot of goodies have been added to the game, although the new naval aiming system might not be too popular, at least for a while.

Without any further ado, here are the highlights of the War Thunder 2.9 “Direct Hit” update:

  • No less than 17 new and updated aircraft, including the JA37C Jaktviggen and Saab J35A Draken, as well as the MiG-27M, which debuts as the first plane to carry guided bombs.
  • A dozen new ground vehicles, such as the Vickers Mk.3 and the Marder 1A3.
  • The YAH-64 (squadron vehicle) and detailed cockpit for a few other helos.
  • More than a dozen of new ships, overhauled naval aiming system, highly improved water visual effects.
  • Spaceport and Breslau ground locations.

In addition to the above, many (most/all?) gun sounds have been redone and they are more realistic now, mainly when talking about low-tier aircraft (this is what I can tell after just a few battles, the truth might be a bit different). Obviously, there are also a lot of under-the-hood tweaks and  fixes that can be discovered in the (very long) changelog.

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Codrut Nistor, 2021-09- 7 (Update: 2021-09- 7)