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War Thunder 1.47 update brings out the Big Guns

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Greetings Friends. It Seems Like This Is A News Post About War Thunder's New Update.

Sorry, you caught me trying to impersonate the narrator of free-to-play war-'em-up War Thunder's 1.47 update; a man who talks like every word in a sentence starts with a capital letter. It's pretty remarkable:

The update is called "Big Guns," and so should probably feature some Big Guns. Let's see... contrails? No. Animated cockpit canopy? That's not it. New aircraft and ground vehicles—completing the US vehicle line, and this finishing the Steel Generals beta phase? Yeah, that's probably it.

As for the planes, the B-29 Superfortress makes its debut, as does a 1941 version of the USSR's famous IL-2.

Also in this update, terrain deformation means vehicles will handle differently depending on their surface. And there's a plethora of new visual effects. The update is now live, and you can see its full list of features over at the official War Thunder site (opens in new tab).

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.