Every type of journalism has its repetitions. Real estate journalists will write “House prices are rising again” a hundred times in their careers, political journalists will be forced to announce “The government announces a turnaround in politics” most weeks, and sports journalists will run out of rubber on “Lewis Hamilton wins big prize”. In gaming journalism we say, “War Thunder players reveal military documents.”

Since 2019, military simulation multiplayer gamers share proprietary and secret military documents many times. Sometimes they just want to show off something they’ve discovered about a vehicle they love to pilot in the game, other times to win an argument. This week, however, could be a new record with two separate leaks of the weapons manual.

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