Fly some 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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March 31

Destination Unknown



While Elon Musk is dreaming about colonizing Mars, we made it to a much farther place. The place with no helicopters, so we've built them from scrap.

Fuel is running low, we don't have much time left here. All pilots this net, request immediate air support!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO8TevKsIKU
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March 29

Heliborne 0.92 — The Transport Renaissance



Greetings, Pilots!

We've issued an update which will definitely make your day. And there are several reasons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC2lfhSeGuQ
First, it's a special day for transport helicopters — they are finally able to do sling loading! We've added two initial types of cargo — ammo crates and repair kit. Expect more in upcoming updates.



Second, we've finally introduced Steam Achievements. There are 50 of them at the moment. More are coming. Start earning them, you'll need them soon!



Third, you may now choose a size of a room, from 3x3 to 8x8 (depending on a map).



Also, good news for owners of Logitech controllers: we've recently introduced native support for Logitech 3D Pro, X52 HOTAS, X52 Pro HOTAS, and X56 HOTAS.

Full patch notes:
  • Sling Loading. The first two cargo types — ammo and repair kit crates. Transport helicopters can pick them up at bases and move anywhere on a map to create a reload/repair point for other helicopters.
  • Steam Achievements. The first 50 achievements have been added. More will be added in future.
  • Automatic Pre-Battle Slot Reservation System has been introduced. This will prevent simultaneous connection of several players for the same side and thus will help balance battles.
  • Correlation between vehicle armour and explosion damage has been updated. Medium and heavy armoured vehicles now receive less damage from fragments. It also depends on an armour of an affected part of a vehicle.
  • Online Single-player Mode. Those who want to play solo and earn progression points may now play this new game mode instead of password protected multiplayer battle. However, we recommend to play Heliborne with other players — this is what it has been designed for.
  • Flight model has been updated. Now high speed during dipping down may be achieved only together with Collective Increase (Space button). Altitude gaining rules have been updated as well.
  • Repair time and experience bonuses for outnumbered teams (1+ players) have been added to PvP modes.
  • Room size settings have been added to PvP: a host can limit number of players for a battle.
  • The last used camouflage (including Hangar) will be remembered and automatically applied when you add a helicopter to a squad.
  • AA sight on a one Mi-28N modification has been fixed.
  • Mortars info has been added to the after-battle report.
  • Net code fixes.
  • Hidden fixes for the next upcoming updates.
  • Native support for the following Logitech controllers has been introduced: 3D Pro, X52 HOTAS, X52 Pro HOTAS, and X56 HOTAS.

Special thanks to TRUMP's warhammer, KapukiCram, Sheepify, and Erkeo for help in preparing Steam achievements.

Team JetCat
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About This Game

Fly some 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

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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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