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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June 14

Heliborne 0.96 — Dragon's Awakening



Hello everyone! We have several great new for you. First of all, Heliborne has received a new map — Binomo Islands, Operation Fznamznon.
https://youtu.be/xK8MDIdn5hQ
The Map

Operation Fznamznon is IV generation hypothetical scenario with an amphibious assault on an island located in South China Sea. It introduces a lot of brand new gameplay features. 60 percent of its 69 square kilometers are occupied by an island, the other part is sea.



The map is based on Frontline game mode with several significant changes. The biggest one is that instead of ground bases players start battle on heavy aircraft carriers. Those are USS Wasp (LHD-1) on US side and heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser Novorossiysk on Soviet side. They need to support an assault on the island, providing cover to the amphibious troops on their way to the shore and after that support the Marines while they are advancing through the island.



The map’s fleet also include dock landing ships (Ivan Rogov and USS Rushmore (LSD-47)), which deploy light armored vehicles and cover them until they reach the ground, and hovercrafts (Zubr and LCAC-1), which transport ground vehicles to the island.




Currently, Operation Fznamznon is available in PvP only, but we are going to add it to Co-op later.

We are currently looking into possible scenarios to expand sea operations related gameplay in the future. Looking forward to your feedback on this map and gameplay and waiting for your suggestions on how we could make it better!



Chinese localization

Today we are also happy to greet our new Chinese pilots on-board and present official Chinese localization for Heliborne! 欢迎您!

To commemorate this significant step in the game's development we've prepared a special in-game event — Dragon's Awakening. The event will last for 10 days during which everyone will be able to unlock unique helicopter camouflages and helmet patches.

The Manuscript

To all pilots,
Heliborne HQ has received an ancient Chinese manuscript from secret sources. Our translators and decoders have been working for months until they have finally discover its content. The manuscript is based on The Art of War by Sun Tzu and reveals how to become an invincible warrior. With the help of Chinese masters we've been able to adapt this knowledge to helicopter warfare.



The Objectives

Pilots, during the next 10 days, until June 24th 23:55 GMT, you'll have several temporary achievements available. Those are Tiger, Fox, Horse, and Dragon medals. Each of them has several objectives which have to be fulfilled during one battle.

Dragon medal can be received only by those who already have Tiger, Fox, and Horse medals!

1. Tiger medal
In one battle, complete 2 of 3 objectives:
- Destroy 25 ground vehicles
- Shot down 5 helicopters
- Destroy 10 AA positions

2. Fox medal
In one battle, complete 2 of 3 objectives:
- Scout 35 targets
- 15 spotted targets destroyed by your teammates
- Destroy 20 special soldiers

3. Horse medal
In one battle, complete 2 of 3 objectives:
- Capture 5 Landing Zones
- Show down 2 helicopters with MANPADs
- 10 targets destroyed by your mortars

4. Dragon medal
After Tiger, Fox, and Horse medals are received:
- Destroy 30 ground targets with door gunners
- Get ATGM-sniper 1st class ribbon (destroy 8 enemy vehicles with 8 ATGMs in a row)

The Awards

Every medal will unlock a unique helicopter camouflage after the event is finished.

Good luck, pilots!

Heliborne 0.96 changelog:
  • New map has been added — Binomo Islands, Operation Fznamznon (available in PvP only, will be added to Co-op later).
  • Operation Fznamznon map features updated Frontline mode: additional LZ which trigger deployment of vehicles have been added. Those LZs help to push forward on the map much faster, and without them being captured it is impossible to follow some of the routes.
  • New UI showing progression during special events.
  • 4 new medals available during Dragon's Awakening event.
  • Hit sounds for helicopters have been improved: they now depend on caliber of a gun (thanks to ChokDK).
  • Other sounds have been added: reconnaissance failure, picking up cargo (thanks to ChokDK).
  • Some bugs have been fixed (cargo, choosing of a helicopter), opacity slider for night maps has been added, team chat has been added as default, cargo has been added to the training map.
  • 5 missing helmet patches have been added to Deluxe Camouflage Pack.
  • Chinese Camouflage Pack has been added.
We've also prepared some new features which we did not include into this update. They will be added within following days.

Heliborne 0.96.1 changelog:
  • Armoring on vehicles has been unified on all maps. Overall, some vehicles became a little bit more armored, without significant changes.
  • Adjusted weapons of light vehicles on 3/4 generation maps. Vehicles will shoot for longer time, but each round will be less lethal.
  • Bonus to spotting range in ATGM mode, far turret zoom and artillery aim now is given only to scout helicopters.
  • Fixed UI for "8 ATGM kill-streak condition". Condition itself is reworked and should work without problems.
  • Fixed UI for several medals.
  • Added secondary cargo spawn location on new map.
  • Fixed turrets of LSD-47 on new map.
  • Fixed various bugs in achievements, game results, visual effects.


Team JetCat
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May 14

Heliborne 0.95 — Pre-Battle Lobbies



Greetings, pilots!

We have very good news: a long-awaited lobby system has finally been added to Heliborne!

Now you can create a lobby to gather more players before starting a battle. You can both wait until other players join or invite your Steam and Discord friends.

You had a great battle with an unknown pilot and would like to play together in future? We made it much easier to socialize with others: now each battle ends with a post-battle lobby where you'll be able to talk to other pilots and send them friend invitations.

Take a look at the full patch notes to learn more details about the Update 0.95:
  • This update adds "lobbies" or "pre-game rooms". How they work - now when you creating a multiplayer game (be it Coop or PvP) - you can choose an option to Gather Players and create pre-game room. People will be able to join that pregame room and a battle will be started when you (host) will decide to do so. We hope to utilize this new feature a lot more in upcoming PvE overhaul and additional PvP gameplay modes.
  • While in a pre-game room you will have access to pre-game chat, where you can talk with other players.
  • Also while you are in a pre-game room, you will be able to send join invites through Steam and Discord to your friends.
  • We've integrated Steam Rich Presence - you will be able to send invites to both in-game and off-game friends. And you will be able to join games of your friends from the Steam interface (Join game buttons in friend list and profile list). This depends on privacy settings of your Steam profile.
  • We also integrated Discord Rich Presence - you will be able to invite your friends to both pre-game and on-going matches. Also, information about details of what you are playing will be displayed in your Discord profile. This integration also depends on your Discord privacy settings.
  • Steam friend list menu is added to the game. Through it, you can message your Steam friends, find their current battle or invite them to a pre-game room you are currently in.
  • Now after all multiplayer games participant list will be displayed in a post-game menu. You will be able to check other player's in-game profile (helmet, rank, and medals) and send them friend invites.
  • Also, a post-game chat will be displayed after all multiplayer games.
  • Planet Plyuk map is now hidden from both PvP and PvE. We'll do something with it in future, meanwhile, a new game map is in its finishing stages and should arrive to the game soon.
  • Meanwhile, we've added Kosovo Night map to the list of Coop-playable maps.
  • Achievement for mortar support (Love-tube) was fixed.
  • Maximum team difference rules where changed. For teams of size 3 or less maximum team difference is now 1, for size of 4 and more — 2, like before.
  • Password protection menu changed — now it is one password for the battle itself, not per-team.
  • Coop settings menu changed — it looks differently and now allows for more option combinations.
  • Increased rocket, missile, and personnel reload speed. Rocket refill speed now different for small caliber and large caliber rockets.

Oh, and we are going to show you something special very soon, so stay tuned!

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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