In War Thunder's naval battles, light cruisers ideally place themselves at a distance from smaller opposing ships, as they themselves can survive the shelling of several destroyers. In close combat armor-piercing shells of lighter ships and torpedo boats become dangerous to them. Strategically deployed, light cruisers, with the help of destroyers and patrol boats, will be able to control an entire maritime sector while securing strategic points and access routes.

War Thunder players will be able to take part in a month-long event called "The Chronicles of War Thunder Golden Eagles World War II" that is dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of Victory Day. The event will run from now through May 10th and feature new battles on both land and in the air. Players will travel to cities in Europe, the arid deserts of Africa, the chilly Russian environments and to the balmy South Pacific.