We've got 500 keys to 500 tanks in War Thunder's Ground Forces beta. Want one?

Warrrrrrrrrr THUNDER (best sung to the tune of Goldfinger).

Gaijin’s Ground Forces beta server is trundling over this weekend and all through next week, a bit like a tank might. Why that particular, elegant simile? Because the free expansion finally delivers on War Thunder’s great promise: to complement its ace military flight sim with tanks, tanklets and tracked vehicles of all kinds.

That means populating its servers with as many ashen-faced APV drivers as it already has doomed pilots on the line back to Blighty. Perhaps one of them might be you?

For a chance at a key, you’ll need to enter your email address into the magician’s box in this post. We promise it won’t be sliced in half, or appear just behind your ear, hanging on by its [email protected] Instead, the box will punt out 500 keys to 500 new owners.

Please do follow us on Twitter and Facebook. That way, we’ll let you know where we’re up to in the coming days.

If you get a key, you’ll want to register, or login if you’ve already done so, at the War Thunder site. From there, click the ‘Redeem code’ button on the right-hand menu, download the CBT-launcher (direct link), and let it grab the beta client.

The beta server will be active from today across the weekend, and again from Monday April 7 - but be aware that the code will only activate on one PC:

Monday - 01:00 GMT - 07:00 GMT

Tuesday - 13:00 GMT - 19:00 GMT

Wednesday - 01:00 GMT - 07:00 GMT

Thursday - 13:00 GMT - 19:00 GMT

Friday - 01:00 GMT - 07:00 GMT

Saturday - 11:00 GMT - 16:00 GMT    

Sunday - 1:00 GMT - 07:00 GMT & 11:00 GMT - 16:00 GMT

Right then: would-be War Thunderers, make yourselves known.

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kackal Avatar
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3 Years ago

kurwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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krzyskle Avatar
3 Years ago

też tak myśle

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elvismiggell Avatar
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elvismiggell(6 days 14 hours played)
3 Years ago

Damnit, all gone. Apparently I don't check my email or your site regularly enough during the work day already!

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Lunatitch Avatar
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Lunatitch(10 days 17 hours played)
3 Years ago

I've been waiting for a while to get into the GF beta, thanks!

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MrJinxed Avatar
856
3 Years ago

Well, this was unexpected. I had quit War Thunder a while ago, and wasn't planning on coming back anytime soon. Guess this changes things.

Thanks, PCGamesN!

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DustyGerkin Avatar
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3 Years ago

Fairly useless weekday sever up times there. Will give it a punt though.

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MrJinxed Avatar
856
3 Years ago

The times are a bit off, I agree. But I can get a few hours in here and there throughout the week I expect.

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Grunt Avatar
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3 Years ago

Thank you.

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lubcacicek Avatar
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3 Years ago

ONLY ONE FROM ONE IP REGISTER ALOWED !!!!

ma Brother cannot register !!!!!

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f0xtr0t0ff Avatar
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3 Years ago

"you already participated on this campaign" on 2 brand new registered accounts not using steam, trying to get steam info much?

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PCGamesN Dev Avatar
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3 Years ago

Hi f0xtr0t0ff,

Sorry to hear you are having problems, it doesn't check your pcgamesn.com account but your email and IP address, if you haven't used this email for this giveaway perhaps you are in a house where someone has already?

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DanTheFatMan(16 days 6 hours played)
3 Years ago

I didnt get mine for some reason.Does a take a few minutes?

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PCGamesN Dev Avatar
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3 Years ago

It can take a few minutes to get the email, although you should have it by now. Can you reply to let us know?

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TonyPat Avatar
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TonyPat(9 days 13 hours played)
3 Years ago

I register using my steam acount at the bigin of this compagn and i still didint get nothing wher i can found the key please on my steam acout on the email accosiated to tyhe steam acount or wher?

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BRONKOSTAR(3 days 20 hours played)
3 Years ago

Wow all gone so fast

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relt Avatar
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3 Years ago

Even though I was too late to get one, thanks for giving out keys for the closed beta.

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Tukan Avatar
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3 Years ago

Thanks you!!11!

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gonghe1993(4 days 1 hour played)
3 Years ago

Thanks!

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MarkedOne Avatar
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MarkedOne(26 days 4 hours played)
3 Years ago

Wow I was 5 min late

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nenek123 Avatar
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3 Years ago

I need key plis givem me one ;D

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Mimic Avatar
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Mimic(1 hour played)
3 Years ago

want key i do

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Eurisu Avatar
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3 Years ago

Thank you :)

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Jayman Avatar
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Jayman(3 days 20 hours played)
3 Years ago

Please I've been wanting to play this for so long now! WoT just doesn't cut it....

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KingGoonIan Avatar
2
3 Years ago

key please

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vonSchwarz(37 days 21 hours played)
3 Years ago

nooooooooo

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weiyu0701(1 day 14 hours played)
3 Years ago

thanks for sharing!!

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FleSher|HuN| Avatar
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3 Years ago

pls more keys !

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xNuke(1 day 4 hours played)
3 Years ago

Awww. Was in the hospital with my mom the whole day, just got back and missed this :(

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zekodyl Avatar
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zekodyl(5 days 19 hours played)
3 Years ago

Dammit too late.

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TonyPat Avatar
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TonyPat(9 days 13 hours played)
3 Years ago

I need a key please

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Rotten_Death Avatar
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3 Years ago

how do you get in the magicians box??

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2532869198 Avatar
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3 Years ago

111111111111111111111111111111

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lopez16 Avatar
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3 Years ago

Does anyone have an extra key, please send an [email protected]

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SW NFMZ1 Avatar
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3 Years ago

thats funny the email just came and poof all gone... I smell bullshit lmao

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tairiek Avatar
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3 Years ago

when will you get more keys?

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SeaSwordfish Avatar
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TexasPancakes Avatar
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3 Years ago

All out huh?

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feanorr Avatar
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3 Years ago

Cebulaki chęożone

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TonyPat Avatar
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TonyPat(9 days 13 hours played)
3 Years ago

Its 1 GMT of the 07/04 Wher is the keys?

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BuRnInICE(49 days 8 hours played)
3 Years ago

Noooo missed outttt

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qq569752647 Avatar
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3 Years ago

I need a key please

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TonyPat Avatar
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TonyPat(9 days 13 hours played)
3 Years ago

explain please how much i have to wait to get a key

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TonyPat Avatar
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TonyPat(9 days 13 hours played)
3 Years ago

i still didint get a key

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丶安然Fumio Avatar
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3 Years ago

[email protected]

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bryant(4 days 13 hours played)
3 Years ago

Awesome. I gits mine fo sure.

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[NoPantsu]-Haqua-(15 days 12 hours played)
3 Years ago

Thanks PcgamesN :D I've been looking to play this! I regularly play the Air version and was looking for a change of pace :D

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Markauto12(1 day 15 hours played)
3 Years ago

Thanks again PCGamesN!

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TheLaska(3 days 2 hours played)
3 Years ago

Thank you very much, finally got key :)

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TonyPat Avatar
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TonyPat(9 days 13 hours played)
3 Years ago

How did you get it?

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savlozubazirafa(8 days 14 hours played)
3 Years ago

Finally :) thank you :))

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Mallorn Avatar
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3 Years ago

Thanks!

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Farnebrinki~(17 days 2 hours played)
3 Years ago

Zhank you!

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