The team at Gaijin Entertainment announced that the Kings of Battle update for their online military action game War Thunder is now available.
Vehicles making their appearance as part of this update include the American helicopter MH-60L Black Hawk, experimental Soviet missile tank “Objekt 775,” andChinese JH-7A fighter-bomber. This is on top of modern self-propelled howitzers from NATO and China (the new ‘kings of battle!’)
The War Thunder Kings of Battle update also features a number of new mechanics. Panes now feature armor-piercing bombs that detonate after overcoming a certain thickness of armor. This, in turn, allows players to more effectively protected targets like large warships.
War Thunder now takes into consideration the damage dealt by parts of discarding sabot of the APFSDS and APDS tank shells, rather than only the core dart. This needs to be factored in when firing at lightly armored targets, as the hail of metal parts works not unlike a sheaf of buckshot from a shotgun barrel.
Finally, the game adds a highly sophisticated and detailed Multi-function Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) system. Called the JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System), this system is used on the F-16C Block 50 and F-16D Block 40 (Barak II).
See it for yourself with the trailer below: