Pilots, Players, Plane Enthusiasts,
It's time to get excited again for the next new update to World of Warplanes! Update 1.6 is landing on your hard drive, bringing a planeload of new content for old and new fans of the game alike. Check out our detailed review in the article below and get ready to battle!
MiG Aircraft Line
Fans of Soviet aircraft will no doubt enjoy the introduction of the first branch of the legendary MiG fighters. Starting at tier V with the early, Yak-inspired MiG-3, and going all the way through to tier X with the high-flying MiG-15bis, this new line offers new opportunities for everyone!
Five New Premium Aircraft
If you're looking to go on a trip around the world without having to leave your chair, then you might want to give the five new Premium aircraft of Update 1.6 a try. Every one of our five nations gets a new Premium contender, enlarging the plane pool by adding interesting new models, each with a unique flight style and gameplay personality. Learn everything on the coveted newcomers from the far-eastern Chinese P-51K, to the sky-storming U.S. XP-75 Eagle in our dedicated Update 1.6 Premium Aircraft Overview!
New Class of Multirole Aircraft
One of the most significant changes in Update 1.6 will be the introduction of a new plane class: the Multirole Fighters. As their name implies, these aircraft settle somewhere between fighters and heavy fighters in terms of their profile. Maneuverable enough to excel in dogfights yet sturdy enough to carry high-penetration guns and projectiles, these aircraft will allow for a more flexible, hybrid game style instead of just focusing on one role in battle.
Interface Improvements and Map Extensions
As is often the case, update also brings some finer, less noticeable new features that help improve the overall feel of the game. Update 1.6 introduces an array of interface additions, be it an improved training room menu or the ability to switch between Premium Hangars to your heart's content.
And while there are no new maps in this update, our level design team has still kept busy, enlarging the popular El Halluf battle arena to give you more ground to fight over in your low-to-mid tier battles.
And the Usual Fine Print...
While the main focus is set on the introduction of new planes and the corresponding balancing, Update 1.6 also features a lot of "under the hood" adjustments that will increase hardware performance and make controls more responsive and logical. Whether you're playing with gamepad, joystick or mouse, you will feel the benefits of these improvements as soon as you settle into your warbird's cockpit.
...And take a look at the Release Notes to see the full list of changes and additions!