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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Mixed (65) - 60% of the 65 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,278) - 79% of the 1,278 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 12, 2017
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February 6

Heliborne 0.90.5 — Winter Offensive

Greeting, pilots! The update 0.90.5 officially starts the Operation Winter Offensive. Be sure to read the briefing carefully.

Changelog 0.90.5:
  • Start of the Operation Winter Offensive.
  • Ground effect mechanics updated (thanks to FatherSarge for consulting).
  • Altitude climb and ballooning mechanics updated (thanks to FatherSarge).
  • Increased course change speed on small turns.
  • Fixed CH-46 lag in certain cases, fixed Mi-8MTV aim problem.
  • Helicopter control tips added to training flight.
  • Fixed certain bugs in UI, fixed task list when entering Co-op game.

Team JetCat
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February 5

Operation Winter Offensive, February 6-8



Attention, pilots! Heliborne Headquarters announces a new battle operation — Winter Offensive. Please read closely the mission briefing.

Keep in mind that this is an announcement. You'll be additionally notified on the actual start of the Operation on February 6th. The Operation has started!

HELIBORNE HEADQUARTERS

For immediate distribution to all pilots.

SUBJECT: OPERATION WINTER OFFENSIVE, 6-8 February 2018.

MISSION: Fulfill following objectives to receive unique air efficiency awards. The awards may be received during the Operation only.

OBJECTIVES: Every medal requires a certain number of objectives to be fulfilled; pilots may choose any objective(-s) from the lists. The objectives must be fulfilled in a single battle, either PvP or PvE. At the event’s conclusion each player will receive a reward corresponding with the highest medal earned.


3rd Class Winter Offensive Service Medal (one objective to be fulfilled):
• Capture 3 Landing Zones
• Destroy 8 ground vehicles
• Destroy 4 helicopters
• Scout 40 targets

2nd Class Winter Offensive Service Medal (two objectives to be fulfilled):
• Capture 7 Landing Zones
• Defend 7 Landing Zones from enemy attacks
• Destroy 10 tanks
• Destroy 20 AA positions
• Destroy 10 helicopters
• Spotting resulted in 20 destroyed targets
• Deploy mortar troops which will destroy 15 targets

1st Class Winter Offensive Service Medal (three objectives to be fulfilled):
• Destroy 10 ground vehicles with RPG soldiers
• Destroy 3 helicopters with MANPADs
• Spotting resulted in 35 destroyed targets
• Destroy 2 helicopters with door gunners
• Destroy 20 helicopters with machine gun or cannon
• Destroy 30 ground vehicles with ATGM
• Return helicopter in critical condition to base 3 times (less than 10% HP; press G to return a helicopter)

In case of a successful outcome of the operation, the pilots awarded with medals of distinction will be assigned to additional awards:
  • For 3rd Class Medal — commemorative helmet patch.
  • For 2nd Class Medal — commemorative helmet patch and helmet.
  • For 1st Class Medal — commemorative helmet patch, helmet, and unique UH-1D Bundesgrenzschutz camouflage.


The Operation Winter Offensive is the first in-game event in 2018. It also serves us as a test run for other events which are planned for following months. Your feedback is extremely valuable!

Good luck, pilots!
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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