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War Thunder Receives Ray Tracing and More in Latest Update

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Ray tracing has come to War Thunder in the latest update.

Also included in the update is a new Swedish aviation tech tree, Swedish ground vehicles, and the first South African ground vehicle.

The update also brings dozens of new vehicles for all nations, like the Rooikat Mk.1D, first South African ground vehicle and the German Admiral Graf Spee heavy cruiser. The visuals for War Thunder are now more realistic due to the new Ray Traced Global Illumination system, physically correct spark simulation, as well as HDR technology support.

Specifically regarding ray tracing, the implementation is meant to ensure, “in-game lighting is realistic, immersive, natural in appearance while making sure that it suits the time of day and weather on the battle map,” according to the press release.

Click here for the full list of updates.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.