Wargaming’s finally ready to pull the beta plug on World of Warplanes, launching the game in its full glory late next month. The Belarus-based developer will launch the game on Sept. 26 in North America and Europe and a day earlier for gamers in the Commonwealth of Independent States, a.k.a., the former Soviet Union.




A press release accompanying the news states that over three million players participated in the beta, amassing 202 million combat missions. Said Development Director Oleg Gotynyan:

“We are extremely thankful for the feedback and data our testers provided to us through both Closed and Open Beta. They contributed a great deal to the process of helping scale the game, and we expect it to offer a deep and polished experience to both MMO fans and flight combat enthusiasts alike.”

Unlike World of Tanks, World of Warplanes has some feisty competition in the form of Gaijin Entertainment’s War Thunder, which also offers WWII-style aviation antics. I’ve played both and while I like the overall polish of WoWP, as well as the feedback, better, War Thunder’s got the advantage, at least in my mind, in controls and just a general “fun factor.”

The open beta for World of Warplanes is still going on, so check it out if you’re still on the fence!

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  1. CRAP GAME on August 26, 2013

    Its another pay to win game, its like world of tanks , if you not buy overpowered ammunition for real money you never win pay to win noobs, stupid game ballance and crap looks, not going to support greedy bums!

  2. Spider0804 on August 20, 2013

    Yep War Thunder is much much better.

    • Spider0804 on August 20, 2013

      What will Wargaming.net do when War Thunders ground forces update comes out?

      Tanks without gold ammo and hp?
      Tanks without slope normalization and hidden values?

      Sign me up!

  3. MrLoLMan on August 20, 2013

    It’s kinda funny, at first I thought War Thunder was going to be a ripoff of World of Warplanes yet it turned out to be a better game

  4. lulz on August 20, 2013

    War Thunder is infinitely superior to WoWP

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