War Thunder Helps Military Crews Stay in Shape During Quarantine

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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:

  • Alaska
  • Finland
  • Middle East
  • Mozdoc
  • 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.

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer, which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the Unity 3D game engine (a powerful and easy-to-use engine) and learning 3D modelling in Blender.

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.