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The skies have become even more dangerous with the release of the new 1.03 update ‘Wings of War’.
This update adds new medium and heavy fighter planes as well as new options for flight controls, making it easier to be a pilot.
New Plane Controls
Flying a plane with the new default controls is basically as easy as aiming the mouse at where you want to go – we call this mouse aim mode.
You also have the option of using a camera aim mode as well as classic controls. And you can change how the throttle works, all to suit your individual play style.
We know that It takes skills to be a good pilot. That is why we have chosen to add different types of flight control options in the ‘Wings of War’-update making it fun to be a pilot for both new and veteran players.
Read more about the new plane controls here.
Three new planes
Three new planes are taking off in the 1.03 update ‘Wings of War’ – two heavy fighters and a medium fighter.
Soviet pilots get to fly the new Petlyakov Pe-3bis and German pilots can take off in the new Messerschmitt Me 410B-2. Both of these planes are heavy fighters.
Meanwhile American pilots get a brand new Curtiss P40N Warhawk Medium Fighter, as their current US P-38 now takes its proper place as a heavy fighter.
New Assault Teams in the war
With the release of the ‘Wings of War’-update all three factions now have a Reconnaissance airplane, a Medium Fighter, and a Heavy Fighter – making a difference in both battles and the war.
The new Heavy Fighters (and the upgraded P-38) flies in the Heavy Fighter Squadron assault team. You can now upgrade an assault team from Fighter Recon, to Fighter Squadron and then to Heavy Fighter Squadron.
Heavy Fighters uses a separate resource production, just like the other types of planes.
Update to Factory Map
A number of tweaks have been made to the Factory Map to make it safer to deploy without getting attacked instantly.
Based on heatmaps and replays of how the map plays, our Level Designer Reto.Desji has also changed some routes through the buildings to improve the flow of the gameplay and make it more fun for both attacker and defender.
New paint jobs for old planes
It is cool to be a great pilot. It is even better when you look good while flying.
This is why the three fighter planes, that have seen the most air time in Heroes & Generals, are getting brand new paint jobs and new factory paint jobs.
If you already own a Yak-9, Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 or US P-38 Lightning you will get to keep and use the old factory paint jobs – something that will set you apart as a veteran pilot.
Have a look at the new paint jobs here.
Here is a list of some additional features in the 1.03 – Wings of War update.
- War had to be ended – in order to introduce the Heavy Fighter Assault Team and ensure production resources we had to end the war.
- Speed adjustments have been made for the planes. They fly slightly slower, and you will not stall as easily at low speed.
- Updated Anti-Cheat
…and much more
For a more detailed view take a look at this changelog post.
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