By Michael Fontanini / May 1st, 2020
Gaijin Entertainment has announced a limited-time event called “Pentagon vs. Euro Forces vs. Minoboron” in their online military game, War Thunder. The event will be available starting this weekend, according to the press release. The event will run from 11:00 GMT on May 2nd until 11:00 GMT on May 4th. The press release also notes that experienced War Thunder players will also have access to this event. However, there is one requirement for them. You MUST have at a minimum at least one rank V combat vehicle of the relevant countries to take part in the event. The “Pentagon vs. Euro Forces vs. Minoboron” event has been specifically planned for peaceful and combined remote training of US, European and Russian helicopter and ground vehicle crews. The chosen battle grounds for the training will be the following maps:
- Middle East
- and Sea Terminal
The participants of the special “Pentagon vs. Euro Forces vs. Minoboron” War Thunder event will be choosing one of three sides. The press release says that all tanks, APC’s, helicopters and self-propelled anti-aircraft systems relevant to the special event will be accessible automatically without having to unlock them through normal gameplay.
Gaijin Entertainment founder, Anton Yudintsev, said that this special War Thunder event was inspired by an article on the US Army website. This article is about how some quarantined tank crews are choosing to use War Thunder as a remote training tool. As their preferred remote training tool, it is helping them to maintain combat readiness in the current landscape of lockdowns and quarantines. After being inspired by that article, the developers decided to create this event to help these crews do just that. The remote training also benefits crew morale, letting soldiers stay safely at home to avoid the Novel Coronavirus.
You can find out more about the “Pentagon vs. Euro Forces vs. Minoboron” special event at this post on the War Thunder official website.
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