World of Warplanes is an aerial combat MMO action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. Throwing players into a never-ending battle for dominance of the skies, the game allows aircraft enthusiasts to pursue full-scale careers as virtual pilots, earning their wings in intense 12-vs-12 battles where supremacy in the air depends...
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Sep 12, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“World of Warplanes has already launched worldwide outside of Steam, but the Steam version has a new game client that needs to be checked. Early Access gives us the chance to gather feedback to implement changes and make necessary adjustments for more pleasant gameplay. We want to be sure that players will have the best experience before World of Warplanes is officially released.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Up to 6 months based on community feedback.”

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

“The main goal is to check everything, so the final version will not differ much from the Early Access one, as the game has already launched outside of Steam. We will focus on technical issues and gathering player feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version allows you to play on shared servers and enjoy all the content, so the Early Access version is almost identical to the live client. The only thing that needs to be checked is how stable the game client is. All the features and content currently implemented in the game are listed in the "About this game" section.”

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

“The game will remain free to play after Early Access.”

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

“We are going to gather the community’s opinions/suggestions/critiques and implement all necessary technical and gameplay changes, so we encourage players to share their feedback. We try to stay as open with the community as possible, investigating issues and ideas. Besides regularly checking feedback and answering questions, we are going to share the information about the development process to stay closer to our community.”
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September 14

Per Aspera Ad Astra


This weekend, play missions to receive equipment, consumables, and a hangar slot.

NA server
From September 14 04:20 PT / 07.20 ET till September 17 04:20 PT / 07:20 ET keep an eye out for:

EU server
From 14 September at 07:00 to 17 September at 07:00 CEST (UTC +2) keep an eye out for:

Bonus and Discounts
Triple XP for the first victory of the day.

Discount of free XP conversion: 35 points per 1 Gold.


«Mastery Ladder»
☆ Earn 500 XP in a battle
☆ Win a battle
☆ Tier IV–X
☆ Repeatable
☆ +25% XP

☆ Earn 5,000 XP per any amount of battles
☆ Once per account
☆ x3 First Aid Dressing Package II (period 2, valid for tiers V-VII)[/td]

☆ Earn 10,000 XP per any amount of battles
☆ Once per account
☆ x1 Stock Polished Skin II (period 2, valid for tiers V-VII)

«Ace Pilot»
☆ Earn 15,000 XP per any amount of battles
☆ Once per account
☆ x1 Hangar Slot
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September 13

Gold in World of Warplanes

World of Warplanes is a free-to-play online action game. Anyone can download the game client and take part in a never-ending battle for dominance of the skies in just half a minute after launching the game. You can try out both legendary machines of the World War II and unique prototypes that did never leave testing grounds.
Persistence and good playing skills allow you to get to the aircraft of any type and tier without spending a penny on it. However, with the help of small financial investments – microtransactions – you can make your life in World of Warplanes more comfortable and pleasant. Gold, a valuable in-game currency which is available for real money, will speed up your development in the game.

Pay attention: in-game gold is the single currency for World of Warplanes and World of Tanks.

So what Gold can help you with?

Premium Account
Premium account is the most popular purchase among virtual pilots. It allows you to get 50% more experience and credits per battle and thus quickly reach the desired battle aircraft in the tech tree. You may purchase Premium Account for a period of from one day up to two years. Premium Account grants you:
  • 50% more experience per battle;
  • 50% more crew experience per battle;
  • 50% more credits per battle;
  • clean and spacious hangar.

Pay attention: premium account is single for World of Warplanes, World of Warships and World of Tanks.

Exchange for credits
Sometimes it happens that the needed modules or aircraft have already been researched, and there is not enough credits for purchasing them. Of course, you may play several more matches and accumulate a sufficient number of credits. But the more rapid and convenient way is to transfer gold to credits and then go to the store for a shiny new thing.

Experience Exchange
The aircraft, which has all the modules and the model following it in the tech tree line researched, acquires an elite status. The experience gained on an elite aircraft accumulates after each battle. You can exchange this experience for a free one for gold and use it for researching any other aircraft.

Premium Aircraft
Premium planes are combat vehicles that do not need any research, and they are only available for gold. These planes do not give a decisive advantage in battles, they do not have superpowerful guns or impenetrable armor, but the revenue per combat on such a technique is higher than on researchable machines of the same tier. In addition, experience from premium airplanes can be immediately exchanged for free one.

Crew Training
When buying new airplane, you hire a crew who will be responsible for flying the aircraft and for firing at the enemy. The effectiveness of your plane in battle depends on the skills of the crew. You can choose the crew who passed the basic training (50% level of proficiency in the main specialization) for free or hire graduates of the training wing (75% level of proficiency in the main specialization) for credits. With the help of gold, you can invite a crew who has been trained in the combat wing and has a 100% level of proficiency in the main specialization. In this case, your aircraft will be the most effective from the very first battle.

Crew Retraining
Each member of the crew is specially trained for flights on a certain aircraft. If you want to assign him to another plane, he will have to retrain. There are several courses of retraining. The training wing and basic training will help retrain the crew members to new aircraft, but a certain percentage of professional experience will be lost. You can train the crew for other aircraft without losing experience, choosing the courses of combat wing. In this case, the earned experience of the crew that you assign to a new airplane will be completely preserved.

Additional Hangar Slots
All slots in Hangar are occupied with the planes that you love, but you really want to buy a new plane or even several? Buy extra Hangar slots for gold and expand your fleet.

Premium Consumables
Consumables are used during the battle to repair damaged modules, treat injured crew members or improve equipment performance. In World of Warplanes, there are standard and premium consumables. Premium consumables are more efficient and can be purchased for gold.

Enlarging Barracks
You can always expand the barracks for gold so that it has a place for new pilots.

Paint Schemes
Paint schemes in World of Warplanes is a coloring that can be applied to a plane, giving it a 15% bonus to camouflage. This bonus is valid only if the type of paint schemes corresponds to the type of map on which it is used. There are 4 types of coloring: summer, winter, desert and sea. The necessary paint schemes will be automatically applied to the airplane (if it is purchased) before the fight, depending on the type of map. You can apply paint schemes for a certain time – for credits, or forever - for gold.

Nose Art
You have the option to customize your plane, applying one of the proposed decorations on its nose. You can buy nose art and emblems for a certain time - for credits, and forever - for gold.

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About This Game

World of Warplanes is an aerial combat MMO action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. Throwing players into a never-ending battle for dominance of the skies, the game allows aircraft enthusiasts to pursue full-scale careers as virtual pilots, earning their wings in intense 12-vs-12 battles where supremacy in the air depends on not only a fast trigger finger, but also coordinated teamwork.

Five Aircraft types
Learn air combat skills with five different aircraft types, each of which is unique in its configuration, role, and behavior in battle.

Aircraft of different nations
Choose any aircraft you like from seven different nations—U.S.S.R., Germany, U.S.A., U.K., France, China, or Japan—and enter a battle.

Aircraft configurations
Upgrade your aircraft with various weapons, engines, equipment, and consumables.

Maps and layouts
In World of Warplanes, battles unfold at picturesque in-game locations. Although most of them are original, the maps are based on real landscape types that can be found in different corners of the planet.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-2xxx or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shaders 3.0 (NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB, Radeon HD 3870) / higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Minimum screen resolution: 1280х768
    • OS: Windows 7, 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2ххх, AMD FX 8xxx / higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 660 1GB, Radeon HD 7870 / higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 45 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Minimum screen resolution: 1280х768

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