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War Thunder update for 26 May 2021

It’s fixed! №6 + Update 26.05.2021 (2.5.1.149)

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Patchnotes via Steam Community

In this digest we would like to tell you about our continuing work on improvements and fixes in the game. You can find information about all updates that have been released in War Thunder on the website special section.

Cancelling entry into a battle

Did you ever find a thousand good reasons to cancel from a ‘queue for battle’ search and to instead remain in the hangar after clicking the “Battle” button but clicking on the “Cancel” button didn’t work and instead put you in a battle?

Let us not go into the peculiarities of session selection and instead just let you know that we have worked on this mechanic. Now, if the game session hasn’t been compiled, you will be able to leave the queue and you will not enter a battle after hitting the cancel button.

Tails and machine guns

Engineers working on an aircraft’s offensive weaponry regularly faced a difficult task - how to avoid the parts of their own aircraft being hit by gunners. In the heat of the battle it was more than possible that a careless gunner might easily sever the tail or create extra ventilation in the aircraft’s surfaces.

When recreating aircraft in War Thunder we take into account the characteristics of such restraints. This time we have clarified the no-firing sectors for vehicles with an overhead turret. The machine guns of such aircraft will no longer “somehow strangely” bend around the tail and the gunner will be able to fire much more confidently.

Power steering

The engine of your ground vehicle can be switched off. Such an insignificant feature is very useful in combined realistic battles where players can be guided among other things by their own ears. But a muffled (or broken!) engine on wheeled vehicles somehow stopped the rotation of the steering.

Very strange… Incomprehensible… But fixed! Now the strength of the driver will be enough to turn the wheels without the aid of power steering and in case of opening up your tactical position you will be able to depart quickly in the direction you want to go.

Getting ready for “Red Skies”

A major update is on the way. With new maps, game mechanic improvements and other features. Therefore the sixth digest includes mostly what the “It’s fixed” was designed for - fixing bugs!

Even before our update, we have paid attention to such improvements and want to invite you to check out the many fixes in Naval Force, aircraft and ground vehicles! These fixes will improve your game experience.

Once again, many thanks for all your bug reports that you submitted in our bug report section on the War Thunder forums.

Update 26.05.2021 (2.5.1.149)

  • “Cancel” button function has been improved. If a session is not complete yet, the “Cancel” button will immediately cancel the queue.

  • A bug has been fixed that caused the bomb sight to bind to a point when rockets are selected in the weapon selection menu.

  • A bug has been fixed that prevents wheeled vehicles from moving the steering when the engine is turned off.

  • A bug has been fixed that changed the firing sound on helicopters by activating the option of changing the rate of fire for those helicopters that don’t have it equipped.

  • Error in hit sounds for the M919 and M791 rounds have been fixed.

    Aircraft model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

  • F-104S / F-104G — the incorrect operation of the ballistic calculator in some cases has been fixed.

  • F6F-5, F6F-5N — radar cone has been corrected to 7.5 degrees.

  • Yak-38, Yak-38M —a bug has been fixed with the UPK-23-250 gun pods being designated as “High caliber guns” instead of “Additional guns”.

  • Harrier GR.1 — the display of the gun has been fixed for some weapon presets in x-ray mode.

  • A bug has been fixed on some bombers that prevented a turret aiming past the tail, trying to arc it instead. Changes implemented for:

  • Blenheim Mk.IV

  • Beaufighter (all series)

  • Ju-87 (all series)

  • Tu-2 (all series)

  • Su-2 (all series)

  • B6N (all series).

    Ground vehicles model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

  • Begleitpanzer 57, T32, T32E1, T95 - a bug has been fixed that prevented a part of the ammo rack from exploding, even if those parts were destroyed (“blackened”).

  • Jagdpanther, Bfw. Jagdpanther - sight magnification has been reduced from x10 to x5.

    Fleets model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

  • Prinz Eugen — missing tip of the right side torpedo launcher at the stern has been fixed.

  • Comandante Margottini — all-round aiming has been added to the third main calibre turret.

  • IJN Kuma — depth charges have been removed from the x-ray view of the torpedo preset.

  • USS North Dakota — aiming limits of the 127mm guns on the ship sides have been fixed.

  • HMS Enterprise — traverse aiming limits of the main calibre turrets have been fixed in order to not fire through the superstructure.

  • Kirov, Voroshilov — armour thickness on the roof of the conning tower has been fixed.

    The current provided changelog reflects the major changes within the game as part of this Update. Some updates, additions and fixes may not be listed in the provided notes. War Thunder is constantly improving and specific fixes may be implemented without the client being updated.

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