The team at Wargaming is ramping up their very-anticipated F2P MMO, World of Warplanes, and today they’ve got the first of a series of tutorial videos that’ll give new players some insight into the various aspects of the game. Training missions, upgrades, research and development, teamwork, and all of the various stat tracking in the game all get the spotlight, with future videos promising a deeper dive into the complexities of the title. Our brush with the early betas, and more recently, with the closed beta have been pretty positive. You don’t have to take my word for it though….you can try it for yourself! The game has recently gone open beta and can be downloaded at the official site. Without further delay, let’s dig into a little bit about the game, as well as the aforementioned video. Enjoy!
World of Warplanes is the flight combat MMO action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. The game continues the armored warfare theme marked in the highly-acclaimed World of Tanks and will throw players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance.
Based purely on aircraft setting, World of Warplanes will allow players to build full-scale careers of virtual pilots offering machines of several key eras, staring from 1930’s with biplanes and up to Korean War jet fighters that led the way to modern air forces.
World of Warplanes will feature a wide range of warbirds, each of them unique in their effectiveness and behavior. Virtual pilots will choose from three main warplane classes — single-engine light fighters capable of engaging enemies in close dogfights, heavy fighters with their deadly straight attacks, and ground-attack aircraft, the fearsome threat for ground targets.
Every plane will feature multiple variations of ammo types, engines, and other crucial modules, and their various combinations will allow to pick the optimal configuration for the most effective behavior in combat.
World of Warplanes will likely go full-release soon, integrating the cross-game currencies from their award-winning World of Tanks title. It’s shaping up nicely – hop in the cockpit and check it out!
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