Earlier today, developer Gaijin Entertainment released War Thunder on Xbox One ahead of its free-to-play release later this year. Fans who don’t want to wait for the free version of the game can purchase one of three War Thunder Founder’s Packs to get early access to the full game as well as the Naval Battles Closed Beta.
Although War Thunder is now available for both Xbox One and Xbox One X consoles, players must purchase a Founder’s Pack to access the game. War Thunder is scheduled to release as a free-to-play title on Xbox One later this year. The early access bundles are available for those who can’t wait to jump into battle on Xbox One.
There are three War Thunder early access Founder’s Packs to choose from. Each bundle comes with an exclusive premium vehicle, decals, and titles. Here’s a breakdown of each of the War Thunder Founder’s Packs for Xbox One:
- Starter Bundle ($19.99) - This bundle comes with an Xbox One exclusive Light tank M5A1 Stuart of 5th Canadian Armored Division (Rank 2 USA).
- Advanced Bundle ($59.99) - This bundle comes with an additional Chrysler XM-1 tank (Rank 5 USA) and F4U-4B Corsair aircraft of VMF-514 (Rank 4 USA).
- Elite Bundle ($99.99) - This bundle will get the Fletcher class destroyer USS Bennion (Rank 3 USA) as well as all the other Xbox One exclusive vehicles from the other two bundles.
War Thunder Naval Battles Closed Beta
Along with exclusive in-game items, each War Thunder Founder’s Pack bundle on Xbox One grants access to the Naval Battles Closed Beta, a new game mode that combines all aspects of warfare across air, land, and sea into a single battle. Players can take to the sky as a fighter pilot or opt to join the naval fleet using a selection of nearly 50 warships. The Naval Battles Closed Beta will also introduce a new progression system that allows players to unlock the ship they’d like to play first.
War Thunder is an MMO focused around military vehicle combat. The game brings a variety of different playable armored vehicles, ships, and aircraft from various countries and time periods into massive land, sea, and air battles. War Thunder is already available as a free-to-play game on PlayStation 4 and PC. The Xbox One version will follow suit later this year.