Get behind the cockpits of the best helicopters in the world – from the classic machines of the 1950s to the modern gunships of the 21st century. Play missions with your friends and compete with players from all around the world in various multiplayer modes!
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Oct 12, 2017
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November 14

Return to Weekly Live Streams



Pilots, good news!

We'll be returning to live streaming this weekend! I'll see you all on Saturday, the 18th of November at 1300hrs EST.

Located as normal on our official twitch channel: https://go.twitch.tv/jetcatgames

Countdown Clock - http://itsalmo.st/#streamtime

-Rayne
Team JetCat
Community and Media Relations



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November 7

Heliborne 0.87.7 — Updated Controls

Hello Pilots!

Update 0.87.7 is live! This is the third post-release Heliborne update. Its cornerstone is a big change to simple control scheme which allows players to turn without losing air speed. We believe that all pilots will benefit from it, especially new ones.

This update mostly fixes and adjustments of various gameplay issues. Upcoming updates will introduce sling-loading and extensions to coop gameplay.

Version 0.87.7 changelog:
  • Changes to simple controls - now when you try to turn without additionally pressing A/D - you'll have slow steady turn without losing a lot of air speed, if you additionally press A/D - you'll have the same turning speed as before
  • Changes to a number of helicopters and their flight parameters
  • A lot of transport helicopters from gen 2 to gen 4 health values were improved
  • Prices for transport loadouts of some helicopters from gen 3 and gen 4 were lowered
  • Several helicopters received changes to their respawn time after death (mostly faster respawn for less armed loadouts)
  • Treacherous map borders on Tonkin map are extended
  • Air-to-air Stinger and Igla missiles got their damage slightly reduced (by 10% or so), they should not be one hit - one kill missiles for most of the modern attack helicopters. R-60 and AIM-9 received no changes.
  • Heat seeker missiles no longer have lock speed bonus for next missile on the same target
  • Heat seeker missiles turning speed after successful flares is lower - its easier to avoid them by maneuvering after long-range flaring
  • Heat seeker missiles locking cone is smaller on distance now - you need to actually keep your aim on target for some time
  • MANPADS missile turning speed is a bit better
  • MANPADS squadron price is 12 now
  • MANPADS will now shoot no more than 2 missiles per 10 seconds on 1 helicopter from 1 location (70m radius)
  • Most of modern ATGMs max speed is lowered by 20-30%
  • Now ATGM aim will work without wiggling in flight if you are aiming at something directly along your helicopter's current course
  • TRS-132 and M-8 rocket damage increased by 30%
  • Minor network improvements
  • Saitek X52 default layout - thanks to rada660

Fly safe!
Team JetCat
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About This Game

Get behind the cockpits of the best helicopters in the world – from the classic machines of the 1950s to the modern gunships of the 21st century. Play missions with your friends and compete with players from all around the world in various multiplayer modes! You will be able to take part in a dynamic battlefield where you'll support the movement of ground forces that fortify positions and create supply lines.

THE RETURN OF HELICOPTER COMBAT GAMES

Heliborne marks the great return of a nearly forgotten genre - helicopter action games! Here you'll get to dive into historical conflicts, explore maps inspired by real-world locations and engage in ruthless air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.




By flying over 40 helicopters distributed over 3 different classes you'll fight other pilots as well as tanks, troops, and anti-aircraft artillery. You will test your skill in multiplayer modes, such as Skirmish (King-of-the-Hill style mode) or Frontline (as bases are captured by players, ground vehicles spawn in convoys and move across the map to fortify bases and positions), or play alone the new single player missions.



In Heliborne we wanted to to faithfully recreate the realities of armed conflicts and produce a gameplay model that is both dynamic and realistic. You will also get the chance to learn more about the development of rotary-wing aircraft. The game shows different historical periods, focusing on the technological innovation which changed helicopter combat over the years. For example, the load-outs for each helicopter are based entirely on weapons systems that ware or would have been employed in active combat theaters and operations. You won't see a weapons load-out on our helicopters that is not historically accurate!

PLAY HELIBORNE TO:
  • NEW! Battle the AI in the new single-player mode!
  • lose yourself in a dynamic combat flying game
  • fly over 40 legendary helicopters, including models from 1955 to 2000's
  • use over 100 possible payload variants
  • wide open maps, including The Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam), Operation Nguyen Hue (Vietnam), Badakhshan Province (Afghanistan), Khost Region (Afghanistan), and Kosovo
  • test your skills in single player, co-op, and competitive multiplayer for up to 16 players
  • play your way: fully supports gamepads, flight sticks, and keyboard & mouse!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, 986 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 3 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1536 MB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.8.5
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, 986 MB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: El Capitan 10.11.6
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1536 MB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ / SteamOS+
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, 986 MB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+ / SteamOS+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1536 MB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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