War Thunder: Update Enables Protection Map on Consoles

War Thunder Update
War Thunder Update Steam

War Thunder has received a new patch that adds the Protection Map feature on supported consoles. It also improved and fixed the bugs in Terramorphing.

Nifty Tool

Update adds the Protection Map feature to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game.

For the uninitiated, this handy tool lets you see a “map” of a particular vehicle’s weak points based on a selected shell type.

With this, you no longer have to make guesses because you already know where the best spots are.

Improved Terramorphing

Terramorphing Steam

Terramorphing was introduced in the Ground Breaking update. This is a feature where you can equip some ground vehicles with huge blades to create a mound of soil to protect your units. Alternatively, this can be done using explosives.

Anyway, some fixes and improvements have been implemented. Certain objects that remained in the air, for example, have been removed. The artifacts that may appear on certain platforms have been addressed too.

Update Highlights


  • A bug on several vehicles where a tank sight couldn’t be used in SB game mode because it was covered with textures has been fixed
  • A bug with the possible re-appearance of grass with repeated entrenchment has been fixed
  • A bug where after entrenching, some objects in the location design like stones, boards, etc might remain hanging in the air has been fixed
  • Strv 103С: the possibility of entrenching with a blade not connecting to the ground has been fixed.
  • The ability to use the night vision channel from the gunner view with the AA machine gun sight has been revoked for all vehicles, except for those with NVD for an AA machine gun: XM-803, MBT-70, KPz-70, Leopard-2K, 2S25M, Challenger 2 (2F)


  • A bug that caused the RWR (radar warning system) on aircraft to not respond to radar detection has been fixed
  • A bug with the disappearance of the HUD on helicopters in some instances has been fixed
  • The night vision mode toggle has been fixed for seeker cameras on guided bombs when used with surveillance and targeting pods
  • F4U-4: separate bomb drop has been added for the 2x1,000 lbs preset
  • F7F-1 / 3: a separate bomb drop has been added
  • A bug where defensive turrets on some aircraft were not able to rotate has been fixed


  • Thunderbolt (PT-556): the ability to toggle ammo types on the auxiliary caliber (37 mm) has been introduced
  • USS Mitscher: flooding dynamics have been corrected. A bug where masts were seen above the water surface after the ship was sunk has been fixed


  • A bug where some textures might disappear has been fixed

War Thunder Update is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Mac.

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