New German ground attack aircraft enter combat
Wargaming today announced that update 1.7 for its flight combat MMO World of Warplanes has been released in Europe and will be available to players from North America on February 19.
A new branch of German ground attack planes has been added to the mix, including the iconic Junkers Ju.87G Stuka and the Messerschmitt Me. 265 prototype.
Lower tiers of the new branch feature more classic ground attack planes, and middle tier planes are equipped with impressive major caliber weapons. For higher tiers there is a swift increase in speed, and players will find that they are excellent, all purpose vehicles.
Update 1.7 also introduces two new game locations, “Province” and “The Observatory”, both available for tiers 5–10. “Province” transports players to an Italian-themed warzone during spring. Here they can find snaking valleys of canyons and plateaus, littered with several towns and connecting bridges. “The Observatory” is a European-themed battleground. In this harsh winter environment, players can soar across mountain ranges to discover a wide canyon marks the center of the map.
Flight combat MMO gets new aircraft line, bigger map and revamped warplane roster in Update 1.6
Wargaming today announced the launch of content update 1.6 for its massively multiplayer aviation combat game World of Warplanes. The update adds a new line of Tier 5 and higher Russian MiG fighters as well as revamps the currently existing plane roster by adding a new multirole class of warplanes for ultimate player freedom and customization.
Known for their breakneck speed and power, the Russian MiG line of jets helped define an entire era of aircraft combat. Starting at Tier 5, the new line of aircraft includes the MiG-3, MiG-9 and the legendary MiG-15bis, one of the world’s first swept wing jet fighters to be ever produced and find success in the skies of battle.
Update 1.6 will also see major changes in the creation of a brand new class of warbird—the multirole fighter. Made specifically for players looking for fighters with a balance between both air and ground combat, the new multirole class will allow them to outfit planes with armaments balanced between high caliber guns and ground destroying bombs and rockets. Previous aircraft in the fighter class, as a result, have now been designated as pure aerial combat dogfighters, which will also benefit from new balance changes for both cannons and machine guns.
Lastly, the El Halluf map will see its boundaries extended, providing a more ample landscape for battle. For more information on World of Warplanes Update 1.6 and to register for a free account, visit:
· www.worldofwarplanes.com (North America)
· www.worldofwarplanes.eu (Europe)
Wargaming will be showing its strength at Gamescom complete with the public debut of World of Warships.
Wargaming today announced its presence at gamescom 2014, the world's largest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment, to be held at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany from August 13–17, 2014. Wargaming will bring an exciting booth spectacle, delivering its trademark mix of AAA military combat gaming experience and supply top-tier giveaways for attendees and viewers at home.
Developer diaries #7 for World of Warplanes highlighting some of the new additions including a PvE game type
Changes are incoming in World of Warplanes as the video below highlights. It looks like time to take to the skies once again with the developers at Wargaming.
Wargaming yesterday announced the Dornier Do17 aircraft’s final resting place at the Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford, Shropshire, United Kingdom upon completion of the restoration in 2015.
Wargaming heightens flight combat experience with new game functionalities
The support keeps on growing for World of Warplanes as new modes and fixes are coming out thick and fast. We will be taking a look at the update when it comes out this weekend but for now we leave you with the update details and some lovely new aeronautic screens.
Game-related news, interactive guides, and exclusive interviews to be featured in company's official journal
Wargaming today announced the launch of the company’s digital magazine, Let’s Battle. It covers all Wargaming projects, providing game related news and military history, and is available on all smartphones and tablets free of charge.
This update seems to suggest yes it is.
Wargaming today revealed details of Update 1.2 for its flight combat MMO action game World of Warplanes.
Experience the Dornier 17 Exhibition Globally with an Augmented Reality App From Wargaming and The RAF Museum
Augmented reality is an amazing piece of tech, unfortunately its applications have sometimes been a little lacking unless you fancy buying something from a scanned code. However Wargamiing and the RAF Museum are using AR to help teach people about a piece of history in the form of a Dornier 17 (a World War 2 aircraft). At the moment available on iOS with an Android app due for release soon this educationally based app will help give viewers impressions on the size of the plane as well as historical information. Best of all is that its free as is entry to the RAF Museum where it is housed. The museum location details are here and its open daily from 10AM.
For more info you can check out further details below.
“As a global games company that specializes in distributing digital content to every corner of the world, we are delighted to partner with the Royal Air Force Museum,” said Tracy Spaight, Special Projects Director at Wargaming. “Taking the Dornier outside the museum walls and bringing it to people all over the world is truly taking this great experience and bringing the museum directly to people around the world.”
Over one million players log onto Russian game's cluster simultaneously
World of Tanks is continuing its domination of the free to play action MMO realm. Having over a Million users online at the same time says a lot for the game but also the company as they are able to handle the numbers and keep a great gaming experience. Some people were a bit anxious when World of Warplanes released that World of Tanks would be neglected by players but these stats seem to suggest otherwise.
Wargaming today announced that its free-to-play MMO action game World of Tanks has set a new record with a total of over 1,114,000 gamers playing concurrently on the Russian cluster on January 19, 2014.
History is a very important part of who we are, Wargaming is a company who's franchise is based firmly in the past. Below you can see a video detailing the marrying of both history and gaming as the RAF museum together with Wargaming rescue and then exhibit a World War 2 Dornier17. It shows a wonderful community spirit from both parties but also the desire to preserve a piece of history.
Below the divider is the full press release for the new joint venture between War Child and World of Tanks.
Its a bold link for the two organisations but I think the message that the reality of War is far removed from its on screen depiction is an important one.
Games are not the only medium that depicts war but the active way companies like Wargaming are supporting this initiative shows their commitment to educating as well as entertaining their player base.
To find out more you can read below or please consider going to the War child website to donate.
World of Tanks partners with War Child UK to engage the gaming world in the reality of war for children
Wargaming.net and War Child UK share the belief that Real War Is Not A Game. To raise awareness of the real, unacceptable issues that children face in conflicts around the world today, in partnership with Wargaming.net, War Child UK is launching the campaign ‘Real War Is Not A Game’ to engage the wider gaming industry in these issues.
Wargaming.net is a major Free to Play publisher that has raised with its success the awareness for history and education of history with a wide audience of players. We strongly believe that with success comes also the responsibility to give back and support the community. As such, Wargaming.net has made many efforts to support museums such as the Bovington Tank Museum where it has funded their educational classroom for example.
Between 20th and 27th of September Wargaming.net sold three “Charity Packages” on their World of Tanks Gift Shop, a quarter of the total sales revenue would be donated to the Charity War Child UK who help children affected by the consequences of conflict in the real world.
Wargaming presented a cheque to War Child, the total amount raised was €100,000. Attending these preceding where:
o Rob Williams, CEO War Child UK
o Rinaldo Andreolli, General Manager, Wargaming Europe SAS
o Ben Knowles, Fundraising Director, War Child UK
o Richard Cutland, Military Specialist, Wargaming Europe SAS
Armoured warfare is something that Wargaming.net believes should take place on people’s PCs at home and not in the real world. By supporting museums and other educational institutions that showcase the atrocities and consequences of armoured warfare, we try to support the efforts of ensuring that history is not forgotten and that people will not repeat the mistakes of the past that have brought so much suffering to so many people.
We are however consciously aware that in reality many children around the globe are affected by the horrific consequences of warfare and are in dire need of assistance. Children are always hit hardest by conflict. They are beaten, raped and tortured; their homes, families and schools are destroyed - everything a child needs to build a better future for themselves is lost.
Given these realities, Wargaming.net has been on the lookout for an organization that shares our belief that children are not only innocent but also our only hope for a better future. Protecting children and helping them overcome the horrific conditions they are exposed to in armoured conflicts around the globe is an imperative that Wargaming.net would like to support.
With War Child UK we have found a partner that is exceptional in many ways. War Child is not only actively promoting and helping to create conditions in conflict zones that allow children to be protected from the immediate effects of armoured conflicts, but is doing much more than that. By enabling children to receive an education and assisting families and young adults in acquiring skills that will allow them to make a living from a sustainable income on their own, War Child’s activities make a lasting difference in the life of many.
We are gladly supporting War Child’s efforts both financially as well as through raising War Child’s profile within our community. By alerting more people to the crucially important work War Child is doing, we hope to be helping to raise more funds so that War Child can reach and help more children.
Keen gamers celebrate project’s release in Himalayas
Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, has revealed details of the Everest expedition, organized by seven World of Warplanes players who have tackled the treacherous slopes of the Himalayas to commend the release of the game.
About World of Warplanes
World of Warplanes is a flight combat MMO action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. Throwing players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance, the game allows aircraft enthusiasts to pursue full-scale careers as virtual pilots, earning their wings in intense 15-vs-15 battles where supremacy in the air depends not only on a fast trigger ringer, but also coordinated teamwork.