Cue Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, because the skies of War Thunder are going to get busy with the addition of combat helicopters in the near future. No, this is not an April Fools’ Day joke, Gaijin Entertainment confirmed this news today, with a nifty trailer that showcases the fearsome flying beasts in great detail.
As usual with new additions to War Thunder, at first players will have to obtain access either by paying for special packs, or completing certain tasks ingame that prove the applicant’s commitment to the game. According to the development team, only the US and the USSR will have access to helicopters at the start of the closed beta period, with more nations coming at a later date. Premium helicopters will be available, and eligible players who wish to access the research tree for this new addition to the game will need to have reached Rank V in either the Ground Forces or Aviation tree first.