Wargaming puts out the call for test pilots, as World of Warplanes
into open beta testing, allowing everyone access to this MMO aerial combat
shooter. Signups are being conducted on the
North American Website
for the game, and
here's the rundown of what to expect:
July 2, 2013 — Wargaming, the
leading free-to-play developer and publisher, today announced that the company's
highly anticipated free-to-play flight combat MMO World of Warplanes has
officially gone into open beta testing, inviting all virtual pilots to climb
into the cockpits of some of the most iconic warbirds from the 1930s to the
early 1950s. Open beta goes live today in Russia and North America, and July 4th
in Europe. In total, the closed beta saw more than 2.7 million applications from
194 different countries.
Featuring planes from the United States, the Soviet Union, Germany and Japan,
players will be able to jump into white-knuckle 15 vs. 15 PvP matches, where
supremacy of the skies is determined not only by skill, but also coordinated
teamwork and cooperation.
World of Warplanes enters open beta with features including a real-time tactical
feedback system to help players learn the best possible combat tactics, as well
as crews and crew skills, consumables and various types of ammunition. The game
will also feature a brand new tutorial to give fledgling pilots a chance to
learn the ropes before they hit the deadly skies.
At the late stages of the open beta, World of Warplanes will also see the
official launch of the Unified Premium Account system, allowing players of
either World of Tanks or World of Warplanes to purchase a premium account and
have its benefits extend to both titles.
As a bonus, players who took part in the closed beta testing phase will also
receive special prizes.
"We thank every single World of Warplanes player out there, whether they're just
getting into the game during open beta or have been with us since the very
start," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "The game has grown and evolved
tremendously since we first announced it and I'm confident virtual pilots are
going to be extremely excited when they get behind the cockpits of the game's
truly amazing warbirds."