The latest War Thunder patch has been deployed that adds new planes, new combat maps, Direct X 11 support and, most significantly, a new Progression System. Under the new system, players will have the ability to choose which plane to unlock next as they progress through levels and what modifications they wish to research for it.
8 new maps provide diverse combat scenarios, and all of the game locations got a serious visual overhaul thanks to updated render with DirectX 11 support. Test-flights are much improved now: players can chose different missions, the skill level of AI-opponents, time of the day, weather effects and many other parameters.
And, with the upcoming addition of Ground Forces Expansion, every player will be researching tanks and other vehicles from the beginning, regardless of previous experience with War Thunder. To read the official developers diary in full on the new system: http://warthunder.com/en/news/
Read more at the provided War Thunder link above.
Check out the video below for more details about the update.