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How to get into the War Thunder: Ground Forces closed beta (Hint: Prepare your credit card)

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If you want to coast around in a tank in combat-sim War Thunder, you’re going to need to drop some cash.

War Thunder developer Gaijin Entertainment revealed today that its Ground Forces expansion, which brings tanks to the online dogfighting game, is entering its second closed beta. Of course, this second test isn’t closed to those with resources.

Gaijin is currently selling packs of tanks in its store for $50 to $60. These packs will give players access to different Soviet and U.S. World War II-era fighting vehicles as well as immediate access to the “closed” beta. Gaijin will later hold an open beta for Ground Forces for players who do not wish to pay $50 and are willing to wait.

 

War Thunder is a free-to-play online title similar to Wargaming’s World of Tanks and World of Warplanes. It has matches of 32 players facing off against one another in WWII-era planes.

War Thunder has 5 million registered players and boasts 80,000 daily average users. The game is currently in open beta on PC and PlayStation 4 in Europe, and Gaijin also intends to release the title on Mac. War Thunder is due out on the PlayStation Network in North America in the next few weeks.


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