The enemies are close, would you dare to join the Squadron? Tweak planes in a 1st person mechanic mode, set the clouds on fire in aerial fights sim and discover extra missions in an open world of RAF Base. Enjoy a gameplay based on a real history and become the Ace of Sky.
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Mixed (39) - 69% of the 39 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 24, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Since the beginning of our project we have been perceiving 303 Squadron: Battle of Britain primarily as a game, but also as a tribute to the great people, real heroes of the war. As such, we want the game to present the highest quality. During the Kickstarter campaign we have managed to create a unique bond with the Community. Similarly to the realities of the military units – we want to work closely with people who trusted us, in this case our fans and supporters. While developing the game in the Early access version, we hope to improve the game over the time, inspired by the invaluable suggestions of our community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will remain in Early Access for approximately 4 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We hope to include in the final version much more features in the RAF Northolt Base and the new, additional interactions which will allow the players to fully and realistically experience the life of a pilot during the war in the military base. Together, with the increase level of interaction on the airport, we would like to introduce more detailed Plane Mechanic mode, enabling more advanced operations around the planes.

Additional elements we wish to include in the final version:

- new Spitfire plane, available during the customised missions
- new plane mechanic mode dedicated to the Spitfire Plane
- customised missions (the player can configure the missions’ conditions and requirements )
- an option to play the completed missions one more time
- various camera views during the mission
- differentiation of the difficultness level related to the gameplay balance
- animations of the secondary characters
- graphics and UI upgrade
- Additional map-based missions
- additional mini games in the RAF Northolt Base
- visual modification of the planes – nose arts, various graphical extras
- bike-based challenges”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version is a full game that can be played from the beginning to the end of the main storyline, however some functionalities, features and interactions are not yet available. The size of the accessible area in RAF Northolt station is also reduced, comparing to the planned, final version.

To name the most important features, the Early Access version includes:

- Physics-based planes navigation and control
- Two mission modes: Arcade and Realistic
- Realistic RAF Northolt Base, partially available to explore
- Air missions based on the actual calendar of the 303 Squadron during the Battle of Britain
- Kill cam with X-ray effect
- Bike, enabling quicker movement around the base
- Plane Mechanic mode that allows to modify and tweak the planes”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“During the Early Access we won’t change the price of our game, however, once the Full Version will be released, we consider increasing the price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“First and foremost, the enthusiastic reception of our Community is the thing that drives us. Their support is the second very important thing, especially due to the fact that so many members of it are aviation enthusiasts with a great passion, knowledge and dedication to the game's topic. Therefore, we would highly appreciated all of their feedback that may allow us to improve the realism of the game in every possible way – from the visual aspects to the navigation and game mechanics.”
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June 15

Update 1.2.4

Patch 1.2.4 brings a lot of fixes and improvments for the game. Most prominent addition - new lighting and weather effects during missions. The game looks better now and additionally there should be a performance boost due to optimization. It's still WIP so if you have any addtional feedback do not hesitate to share it with us. That's not all. We have added a new german plane Heinkel He 111 to the game and an option to replay all the missions after main campaign is complete.

Once again, we would like to thank you for your precious feedback. Tally-ho!

Improvement
  • Better lighting and weather effects in missions (WIP)
  • Slight visual improvement of terrain
    [*Improved AI logic at better executing of defensive and offensive manoeuvres (HH, Bf 109)
  • New plane Heinkel 111 during mission "FOR HIS MAJESTY, THE KING"
  • Additional soundtracks
FIX
  • Lakes are now visible again (WIP - missing collisions)
  • Bf110 rear gunner shoots
  • Fixed Mouse sensitivity in mechanic mode
  • Small visual tweaks at the Airbase
  • Fixed mouse scroll keybinding not working in game.
Features
  • Added possibility to play again every mission after main campaign is complete )

!Note!
If you wanna play again just go to your hurricane near main hangar press "E" and select the mission of your choice.
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June 8

Update 1.2.3

We pushed a new patch with some improvements and fixes. Check them below.

Improvement
  • Improved keybindings UI layout.
  • Added option to reset keybindings to default.
  • Added advanced keybinding settings including dead zones and input preview.
FIX
  • Removed unecessary Camera Rotation binding in mechanic mode.
  • Fixed keybinding sensitivity not updating after it was set to 0.
  • Fixed gamepads applying reduced flight inputs.
  • Fixed mouse axes binding detection being too sensitive.
  • Fixed mouse scroll keybinding not working in game.

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About This Game

303 Squadron: Battle of Britain portrays the life of WWII heroes from an unique perspective. Joining the 303 Squadron you will fight with other pilots in realistic history-based battles, but also repair your planes in 1st Person Mechanic Mode. The open world of RAF Northolt Base allows you to experience the daily life’s struggles of War and discover countless additional side-missions.

Thanks to the variety of available roles, you will be able to embrace the real life of Fighter Squadron and get to know the importance of each role- from the ground crew to the pilot.

The gameplay is entirely based on historical events. All the characters, missions, even planes’ mechanics is precisely and realistically recreated in order to deliver the most exciting, unique and inimitable experience. Most importantly, 303 Squadron: Battle of Britain is a game, but also a tribute to all the heroes of 303, and other, Squadrons.

No. 303 Fighter Squadron was formed in Britain in July 1940 comprised of polish and other nations pilots. It fought alongside other RAF units in the Battle of Britain. The 303 Squdadron was well-known for its bravado, fearless attitude, precision and professionalism. During the WWII, they were one of the most effective units of Royal Air Force.

Now, you can learn about those heroes. And become one of them.

Main features:
  • Missions and aerial combats based on an actual day-by-day skirmishes documented in the Battle’s calendar by one of the participants
  • Realistic physics and movement of fighter planes based on their actual parameters
  • 1st Plane Mechanic Mode of Hawker Hurricanes
  • Open world of RAF Northolt Base with hidden side-missions and characters influencing the gameplay

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 270X with 2GB VRAM or more
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mobile GPUs are not officially supported, the game may work but we cannot guarantee it.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 Series with 4GB VRAM or more
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mobile GPUs are not officially supported, the game may work but we cannot guarantee it.
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