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DiscorderlyChaos Nov 28, 2013 @ 3:30am
FAQ: War Thunder version for Sony PlayStation® 4
What is War Thunder?
War Thunder is a free-2-play MMO combat game dedicated to major World War II battles. It combines aerial, ground and naval multiplayer battles all in one gaming experience. The game's major battles are set during the period from 1939 to 1953.

Can I play the game offline?
No, you need permanent internet connection in order to play War Thunder.

Does the game require PS Plus to play multiplayer?
No, you can download the game from the PS Store for free and play it without any restrictions.

When the game will become available for PS4 in Europe?
It will be available of the launch day of the console itself, on November 29th. On this day War Thunder for PS4 will also launch in Australia and New Zealand.

When the game will become available for PS4 in North America?
It depends only on Sony of America, but we’re doing our best to bring War Thunder to US console players as soon as possible.

Is there some exclusive content for PS4 version?
Yes, all PS4 players will get a unique decal for decorating their planes and they can also purchase an exclusive “Invader” Advanced Pack which includes US attack aircraft A-26C-45-DT Invader and other bonuses.

Will be there any benefits for PS Plus owners?
Yes, PS Plus owners will get a discount for buying a premium account and another unique decal for decorating their planes.

Can I get some in-game advantages by paying real money?
No, you can’t! There is no way to get any advantage in battles by spending real money.
You can buy Golden Eagles – special in-game currency which you can use to train your crews faster and unlock planes and upgrades for them earlier. But you’ll be fighting against more experienced and better equipped users, who didn’t spend anything. Also, with Golden Eagles you can buy “premium” planes, which come prepackaged with all upgrades. But they aren’t any better than regular planes – these are just rare models, like Australian aircraft in the UK research-tree.

Can PC and PS4 users play together? Will the updates be the same as on PC?
Cross-platform play won’t be available on day one because PS4-version uses a more recent build (1.37) of the game than PC-version and thus is incompatible with it. We’re working closely with Sony on deploying updates simultaneously on PC and PS4, and when we have 100% confidence that it’s possible, the cross-platform multiplayer will be enabled in one of the updates.

How much does PS4 version differ from the PC one?
As described above, at the moment the game uses different builds on each platform. However in general, it is almost the same, except controls and interface. But in order for it to stay the same we need to make sure that the versions will be synchronized in reasonable timeframe.

Can I use my existing PC-account on PS4?
Sony's current policy requires you to create a new account for the PS4, so you can’t use your existing one. We really hope that Sony some day will change this, but it this is up to them only. If that day will come, we’ll try to make some merging of the accounts, and while it will be technically impossible to merge 100% of your progress on both platforms, we’ll try to do our best. But, again, even that possibility depends on Sony.

On the bright side - you can use your PS4 account to play on PC.

Can I play War Thunder on PS4 using flightstick?
The support of USB-compatible flightsticks will be added in future updates.

Does the game support the PlayStation Camera?
Yes, it is used for head tracking so the player can look around in-game without using the controller.

Does the game support Remote Play through PS Vita?
This feature is not supported at the moment, but it will eventually.
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Stickynote Nov 28, 2013 @ 12:35pm 
Premium account on console game
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The Hunter Nov 28, 2013 @ 12:37pm 
If the PS4 gets an exclusiv starter pack with the A-26C Invader PC players also should get something exclusive.
tutures Nov 29, 2013 @ 2:51am 
чо
Marines Nov 29, 2013 @ 2:51am 
Originally posted by The Hunter:
If the PS4 gets an exclusiv starter pack with the A-26C Invader PC players also should get something exclusive.
id be happy with having some of the rest of the planes but if i had to choose id like to have B29 or a British plane for PC exclusive
Johnny☻ Nov 29, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
Oh man, I would like to play this on the PS4 but I wouldn't like to start all over again. I sure hope the ability to merge accounts will come in the future.
ShadowFox Nov 30, 2013 @ 1:20am 
About to try the game on PC is the x box controller woking for the game? fling with joysticks is much faster and more dependable aka realstic in some ways, just thought it would update with ps4 controller support
The Hunter Nov 30, 2013 @ 1:25am 
Originally posted by Marines:
Originally posted by The Hunter:
If the PS4 gets an exclusiv starter pack with the A-26C Invader PC players also should get something exclusive.
id be happy with having some of the rest of the planes but if i had to choose id like to have B29 or a British plane for PC exclusive
B29 sounds perfect
PANDA Nov 30, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
PS4 player getting cool advantages with remote play feature:

Have a second player be you gunner!

Pilot plays using Dualshock 4.
Gunner plays using... The PS Vita!

When crossplatform comes, maybe having a 'pairing' works as you can jump into a match with someone and play as a gunner for their bombers or attackers, thus increasing the lethalness of turrets!

To balance this to traditional WT game, maybe offer a gamemode and only for historic battles when bombers are involved, etc.

So it enables over 30 players in a match, just has extra players being the gunners or even bombers in coordinates before the game starts (like squads, but for a single bomber!).

Increasing a bomber's lethalness means that to balance, there are more fighters than bombers, especially when 'dual seating' planes are used for attackers and fighters to control guns, bombs, and rockets.

Maybe to make it easier to use, is to utilize it in a more 'scenario' based gamemode...

Historic "Warfare" mode and/or Full Real "Warfare", where players don't bring their aircrafts, but brings their 'crew' to jump into AI planes to take over them (like co-op missions where you can jump between 4 planes, except in a PvP environment). If a crew goes down, he's locked out. The mode is mainly for Crew XP benefits so very little credit gain.
Last edited by PANDA; Nov 30, 2013 @ 3:34pm
DSPISDUMB Dec 1, 2013 @ 2:09am 
Originally posted by The Hunter:
If the PS4 gets an exclusiv starter pack with the A-26C Invader PC players also should get something exclusive.
Umm no.
The Hunter Dec 1, 2013 @ 2:40am 
Originally posted by DSPISDUMB:
Originally posted by The Hunter:
If the PS4 gets an exclusiv starter pack with the A-26C Invader PC players also should get something exclusive.
Umm no.
Then PS4 players shouldn't get something exclusive either...
Last edited by The Hunter; Dec 1, 2013 @ 2:40am
Psycho Shooter Dec 1, 2013 @ 4:55am 
Hallo ich bvin ein ösi
JohNever Dec 7, 2013 @ 2:49am 
PS4 its a lot of funny and its now far to PC
[7^11's] Sebbek8 Dec 14, 2013 @ 6:28am 
When will this come to Mac?
slimmo Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:14am 
After pacht 1.37 I can't login anymore. Have a psn account...
devilchkn Dec 19, 2013 @ 7:24pm 
Originally posted by slimmo:
After pacht 1.37 I can't login anymore. Have a psn account...

You should be thankful. New patch is horrid!
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