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War Thunder: Ground Forces expansion enters PC beta, paid options available

Thursday, 5th December 2013 10:29 GMT By Dave Cook

War Thunder developer Gaijin Entertainment has confirmed that the PS4, PC and Mac MMO will receive a new expansion in December. Say hello to Ground Forces, currently in beta on PC. If you haven’t been invited, you can pay a lot – and we mean a lot – of money to gain access.

In a press release sent to VG247 today, Gaijin confirmed that the expansion’s closed beta has started on PC today, and that it looks to encourage online battles in the air and on land. It’s part of an ongoing process that looks to expand the scale of War Thunder’s battles across oceans, skies and the ground.

Anton Yudintsev, CEO of Gaijin Entertainment said in a statement, “Our ultimate goal is to have hundreds of thousands of individual games made up of dozens of players who can experience intense battles where they come from the skies, the land and eventually from the sea. The launch of Ground Forces Expansion closed beta is another step towards that goal.”

Gaijin is inviting participants of War Thunder’s in-game challenges through November to take part in the closed beta, but you can also buy your way in, along with exclusive content.

Here’s a pricing table. It’s really steep:

M4A2 Sherman Starter Pack ($49.99)

  • Exclusive M4A2 Sherman, captured by the German forces, that will be available only for the owners of this pack;
  • 2000 Golden Eagles;
  • Access to the closed beta later in December

M4A2 Sherman Advanced Pack ($59.99)

  • Exclusive M4A2 Sherman, captured by the German forces, that will be available only for the owners of this pack;
  • Unique German “Panther” decal of 39th Tank Regiment, 51st Battalion;
  • Unique German “Knight with spear” decal of 505th Heavy Tank Battalion, 1944;
  • Unique title “Sherman Hunter”;
  • 3000 Golden Eagles;
  • Access to the closed beta later in December

T-34 Advanced Pack ($49.99)

  • Exclusive T-34 prototype, that will be available only for the owners of this pack;
  • Unique Soviet “Swift” decal of 15th Guards Mechanized Brigade, 4th Guards Mechanized Corps, 3rd Ukrainian Front, 1944;
  • Unique Soviet “Circles” decal of 7th Guards Tank Corps, 1945;
  • Unique title “T-34 Test Driver”;
  • 3000 Golden Eagles;
  • Access to the closed beta later in December

T-34 and M4A2 Sherman Advanced Pack ($99.99)

  • Exclusive T-34 prototype, that will be available only for the owners of this pack;
  • Exclusive M4A2 Sherman, captured by the German forces, that will be available only for the owners of this pack;
  • Unique Soviet “Swift” decal of 15th Guards Mechanized Brigade, 4th Guards Mechanized Corps, 3rd Ukrainian Front, 1944;
  • Unique Soviet “Circles” decal of 7th Guards Tank Corps, 1945;
  • Unique German “Panther” decal of 39th Tank Regiment, 51st Battalion;
  • Unique German “Knight with spear” decal of 505th Heavy Tank Battalion, 1944;
  • Unique title “Sherman Hunter”;
  • Unique title “T-34 Test Driver”
  • Unique title “Tank Pioneer”
  • 6000 Golden Eagles
  • Access to the closed beta later in December

That’s a lot of money.

Thoughts?

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3 Comments

  1. zme-ul

    quoting Anton Yudintsev, CEO @ Gaijin

    We’re not the greedy bastards here.

    no shit asshole!? that’s why you ask 50 EU for a BETA invite

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 I saw that one yeah, unbelievable. I’ve asked them for a comment.

    I said to them just now in an email:

    “Is there any chance of getting a comment from Gaijin on how expensive those DLC packs are? They’re really steep, seeing as they’re simply in-game credit, tanks and access to the beta.

    “I’m not trying to put the game or the studio down, but It just seems a lot to me.”

    Let’s see if they respond.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. TERMINATOR-SSD

    thoughts, i will continue to play MechWarrior in my walking tanks. And fly in the air in WarThunder……..and i will WAIT till open beta thank you very much.

    #3 10 months ago

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