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