After a long beta and delayed launch date, Wargaming is finally ready to take off with World of Warplanes. The WWII-era combat flight sim is the second in Wargaming’s planned three-tier assault on combat fans, joining World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warships.

Players have over 100 planes, fulfilling a variety of roles, spanning five nations — U.S., USSR, Germany, Great Britain, and Japan — to choose from. In addition, Wargaming is officially rolling out its Unified Premium Account system for its games, linking Warplanes and Tanks, allowing players to share their premium currency, Gold, between accounts.

Finally, if you’re a competitive player, you can participate in the First to the Top promotion, which will reward players with Premium (“subscription”) time for unlocking tier V and up airplanes over the game’s first two weeks. The first player to unlock the highest level, a tier X plane, will receive a whole decade of premium time!

So are you planning to jump into World of Warplanes? What’s your nation of choice? And do you think you’ll take a shot at the First to the Top prizes?

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  1. Tankz on November 15, 2013

    Oh yeah thanks for reminding me to play War Thunder even more!

  2. Name (Required) on November 14, 2013

    it was so hard to get into a game in open beta.. there were literally like 40 people online.

  3. GalahadIV on November 14, 2013

    Authentic airplanes :oooooooooooooo

  4. Thunder Warrior on November 13, 2013

    Well they couldn’t fix this crap at all, i installed/uninstalled the game today cuz the controls still feeling so darn heavy and stiff since the first beta day, which is annoying as hell, WOW is dead for me. See ya in WT guys!!

  5. Catching ZzZ's on November 13, 2013

    War Thunder is 10 times better than this.

    • Cristian on November 14, 2013


    • Hiyatto on November 14, 2013

      It really is and their tank version should be coming out soonish so that will take WOT out.

      • warblunder on November 19, 2013

        rofl jokers are funny, tanks suck on WT

    • nonono on November 19, 2013

      it was when it was in beta

      oh try useing a joystick 😉