[Fleet] Start of pre-beta test of the War Thunder Naval Forces

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We are pleased to announce the start of the naval pre-beta test in War Thunder!

The long-awaited naval forces are ready to welcome their first commanders aboard from among the beta test participants. Are you ready to join the crew and take part in a full cycle of testing for War Thunder’s new type of warfare?

How do I join?

It’s very simple. Become the owner of one of the pre-order packs. Your purchase will automatically make you a member of the beta test. In addition, the set contains some fantastic game bonuses, including a unique premium German, Soviet or US craft which will be available in beta test.


Please note! Game sessions for the first testing stage will be available in special Events (Events and Specials - Naval Battles) at specific times, several times a week.

Naval Pack Project 1124 MRLS  Naval Pack John F. Kennedy’s PT-109 Naval Pack S-204
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This pack includes:

  • Project 1124 armored river boat (USSR);
  • 1000 Golden Eagles;
  • Naval battles closed beta access.

This pack includes:

  • PT-109 torpedo boat (USA);
  • 1000 Golden Eagles;
  • Naval battles closed beta access.

This pack includes:

  • The S-204 "Lang" Torpedo boat (Germany);
  • 1000 Golden Eagles;
  • Naval battles closed beta access.

Naval Bundle with 30% discount will available only till 28th of November


119.97 - 83.98


This pack includes:

  • Naval Pack Project 1124 MRLS ;
  • Naval Pack John F. Kennedy’s PT-109;
  • Naval Pack S-204 Lang.

Players who pre-ordered Naval Packs have already received the following bonuses (depending on what packs have been purchased):

  • Pre-order bonus 3D-decoration 'Matrosov Anchor'/'Danforth Anchor;
  • Pre-order bonus decal 'Soviet Navy peakless cap'/'Dixie cup hat';
  • Pre-order bonus title 'Lookout';


We’ve also opened an application for players who want to participate but haven't purchased the packs for the closed beta test, which starts later. You can send in an application and we’ll review you as a candidate for the role of captain on a military vessel.


How do I participate?

Do you own an early access package? Congratulations, for you it’s easy!

Launch the game as normal and you will be presented with the option to download the main testing files on joining one of the test events, there is no requirement for a different launcher. After this, visit the game’s official forum, log in with your account and check out the special forum section!

How beta test will be?

Testing of naval battles will be done in several stages.

In the first stage (pre-beta testing) special missions will be available at a specific time, several days per week. Vehicles that require test will be pre-allocated in the missions. The test will be primarily focused on vessel physics and controls - your feedback is extremely important at this stage, join the pre-beta testing and share your ideas in the special section of the forum.

In the following testing stages (beta testing) the participants will be able to research the trees of several nations and for testing will join some selected players that submitted a request for testing.

Also, in the second stage the owners of the early access packs will have access to the vehicles from the pre-order packs.

Attention! You can participate in the testing from no more than two PC’s.


In the special forum section, you can find out about the testing schedule and news. You can also discuss future naval vessels with the developers. We hope to see you there!

First testing session will be held on :

Friday 25th


17:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT

Saturday 26th


01:00 GMT to 05:00 GMT
17:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT

Sunday 27th


01:00 GMT to 05:00 GMT


Second testing session will be held on :

Friday 2nd


17:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT

Saturday 3rd


01:00 GMT to 05:00 GMT
17:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT

Sunday 4th


01:00 GMT to 05:00 GMT

The next set of dates and times for closed testing will be announced on the main page and on the forums.

Be ahead of the game – refresh your knowledge on the naval fleet that will soon be at your command in our digest.


Question: Can i participate in the testing from my work PC for example?
SnailW.pngYou can login to your account from two different PC’s. Only on these two PC’s will you have access to the testing missions until the end of the test stage. If you login into your account from a third different PC (or more) you will not have access to the fleet testing from it.


Question: Do i have to download the update if i am not participating in the tests?
SnailW.pngNo. Access to the necessary files will be only offered to those players that have access to the testing. The test will appear when logging into the game and by clicking the “participate” button in the special maritime event.


Question: When will I receive the vehicle that i purchased in the pre-order pack?
SnailW.pngAccess to those naval vessels will appear after the introduction of the researchable trees for the respective nations.


Question: Will we have any additional restrictions on the testing stage, where the research trees will be opened? 
SnailW.png The restriction for two PC’s will remain, other restrictions are not planned.


Question: Can you tell us more about the modifications on naval vessels?
SnailW.png Within the first closed testing stages we will not have any vehicle modifications.


Question: What about crew skills?
SnailW.pngIn the second stage, when vehicles are available for adding to crew slots, research points after a naval battle will still not be transferred for crew research.


Question: Will CBT available for PS4 users?
SnailW.pngYes, we are planning to start CBT on consoles, but it will start a bit later than CBT for PC’s. Follow the news and pre-order packs in the Sony store.


Question: Is recording and streaming gameplay permitted?
SnailW.pngSure. But remember, you are a participant in early testing. The gameplay, vehicle performance and game mechanics for naval battles may and will likely change before moving to the next stage.


Question: If I purchase a Naval Pack after the opening of the test, when can I join?
SnailW.pngYou will be able to join the test immediately - according to testing schedule.


Question: Will there be a reset of naval battle progress before moving to normal open testing?
SnailW.pngThis will be highly likely.

New vehicles, new gameplay, new battles in War Thunder!


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