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War Thunder Naval Fleet beta has launched on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Published: 19:55, 19 June 2018
Gaijin Entertainment
A plane is flying high up in the skies in War Thunder
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Gaijin Entertainment have kicked off the beta for War Thunder Naval Fleet finally in the next step of finally completing the land, sea and air vehicular warfare in their flagship game. They have also announced early access for Xbox One.

Coinciding with the Naval Fleet beta is the announcement of Xbox One early access that will be available to players who purchase one of the three founder's packs standing at $19.99, $59.99 and $99.99. This is basically a fancy way of saying players who pre-order various editions of the game get to play it before the official launch.

The most expensive founder's pack will also have the controversial Xbox One exclusive vehicles such as XM-1 Chrysler tank, F4U-4B Corsair aircraft and USS Bennion destroyer. All founder's packs will have unique decals, titles and at least one of the aforementioned exclusive vehicles. Players who don't want to shell out the cash just yet will get to play the game later this year.

Meanwhile, the Naval Battles closed beta is launching simultaneously for PC and the consoles. Naval Battles will bring warships into the game ranging from the small patrol torpedo boats up to the massive cruisers. It will be interesting to see if Gaijin Entertainment will manage to keep the balance up since there is a staggering number of different vehicles in all three aspects of the combat, be it on land, sea or air.

The USA and Germany will be the only nations available at the start of the closed beta and players will have access to almost 50 warships as well as research trees with the new progression system in tow. The new progression system will allow players to unlock their desired ship in quick fashion.

Gaijin Entertainment A ship is cruising on water in War Thunder Naval Forces. War Thunder Naval Forces

The Naval Battles closed beta doesn't come without a hitch either though, as it will be available immediately for Xbox One players, but it will require PC and PlayStation 4 players to purchase a founder's pack first. This pack includes one destroyer class vessel, USS Cowell for USA or Karl Galster for Germany. Premium currency and a premium account will also come with the pack, priced at $49.99.


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