War Thunder: Update Resolves Runaway Cursor Issue

Update Steam

War Thunder can be quite intense at times, and a single error could determine a player's fate. When playing the game in fullscreen mode on multi-monitor setups back then, there was a problem where the cursor could escape to the other display. This occurred whenever the player did something specific during naval and helicopter battles, such as pressing the Alt key or opening the chat box. As a result, players would lose control of their vehicles, and likely, the match as well. The good news is that Gaijin Studios has finally squashed this annoying bug in Update, now available on all supported platforms.

Update also implements new mechanics for torpedo sights. The ships in War Thunder have different torpedo tube orientations. There are torpedo tubes on the axis of the ship capable of firing from both sides like the Japanese IJN Shimakaze. There are some ships with side-mounted torpedo tubes that traverse through the left or right side of the vessel as well, such as the USS Atlanta and HMS Southampton.

Previously, torpedo tubes had to be selected manually by pressing Q, which can be quite cumbersome in heated battles. To address this, the torpedo tubes’ sight now follows the direction of the player instead of switching between available ones. Pressing the default hotkey now only turns this sight on or off.

What does this change mean? Players can now activate all torpedo tubes by pressing Q. After that, they can just choose which torpedo tube they want to fire from based on the available traverse angles.

If the torpedo sight is disabled and there’s an enemy within range, players can press the fire button to unleash a volley of torpedoes.


  • AB-205A-1: a bug has been fixed that caused a FPS drop after empty rocket tubes were discarded (report).
  • MiG-29: ammo count of the secondary munitions has been added to the HUD.
  • AGM-12: a bug has been fixed that caused an underestimated number of fragments when fired from helicopters.
  • F-105D: the number of chaff rounds for the AN/ALE-2 pod has been fixed from 16 to 192.
  • SAAB J-35 (all versions): controllability at low speed has been improved for the “simplified’ and “mouse aim” control modes.
  • A bug has been fixed where there might be spaces between a 3d decoration and a ground vehicle hull after a model update.
  • A bug has been fixed where 3D decorations mounted on additional armor remained in air after disabling this modification.
  • A bug that caused the cursor and cannon marker to display jerkily during turret rotation when looking from the player’s view in referee mode has been fixed.

So, what can you say about the new torpedo sight mechanic?

Update Steam

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

Join the Discussion
Top Stories