Updates to Altitude have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
Added "Ace" System:
Upon reaching level 60, players can click a button under Hangar Deck -> Stats to become an Ace.
When you become an Ace you will start over at level 1 with unlocks and challenges reset.
There are no gameplay advantages to becoming an Ace.
You will receive a new badge and the first 5 Ace ranks will each unlock an extra slot on the plane selection screen.
The max Ace rank is 10.
Aces can only gain XP in multiplayer games: single player skirmishes and bot kills don't generate XP
Ace XP gain is slower on high player count servers to discourage XP farming: with 10 or fewer players aces gain experience at 140% the pre-patch rate; at 14 players experience accumulates at the normal rate; beyond 14 players experience accumulates slower in proportion to the excess player count (e.g. 20 players -> 14/20 = 70% normal XP gain)
Ball Mode Improvements:
Added "Ball Camera" spectate option: press C to toggle between Free/Chase/Ball spectate modes
Added goal assist tracking
Added "time of possesssion" to end of round award screen