War Thunder is constantly evolving and changing — new vehicles are added regularly, the characteristics of individual vehicles are refined, and various elements of progression through the game are altered. To accommodate for these various additions, we’re always paying close attention to these areas.
Between the 21st and 23rd of November, we’re planning to release a minor update that will change the progression of some vehicles, so we’d like to give you a heads up in advance with the details in this article.
Reducing modification Research Point costs for endline vehicles
We’ve often read your requests to remove the rule that vehicles at the end of research branches have increased Research Point costs for modifications. After returning to this discussion recently and assessing the current metrics, we’ve decided to abandon this mechanic. The modification Research Point cost of these vehicles will be changed to the standard level, meaning that it will be calculated based on the rank of the vehicle and its position within the rank, without any additional multipliers.
Free backups when purchasing Squadron Vehicles for Golden Eagles
Buying Squadron Vehicles for Golden Eagles is effectively the same process as buying a premium vehicle. In the summer and autumn of this year, we started giving free backups when purchasing premium vehicles — and additionally when activating tradable vehicle coupons from the Marketplace. After completing some necessary improvements, we’ll now add a set of free backups when purchasing a Squadron Vehicle for Golden Eagles. The number of backups will depend on the rank of the vehicle, and will be displayed on the stat card before being purchased.
Correcting the research cost of the SKR-7 Squadron Vehicle
The research cost of the SKR-7 corresponds to Rank III in the old fleet research system. As it currently sits at Rank V the point cost will be adjusted. The points required to unlock this vessel will be increased from 180,000 to 520,000.
Increasing the Research Point multiplier and price of some premium Rank II vehicles
The Celere Sahariano and Strv m/41 S-I have had their Battle Rating increased since their addition to the game, and as such have a lower Research Point multiplier and price compared to their contemporaries. With the release of this update, the Research Point multiplier for both of these tanks will increase from 1.12 to 1.18, and the price from 700 to 850 Golden Eagles.