World of Warplanes 2.1 now available with drastic tech tree changes, new equipment, and more
World of Warplanes had serious problems taking off, but it might reach clear skies soon. Wargaming's aerial combat title is far less popular than World of Tanks, but it is not as bad as considered by some. Its latest update brings the current version number to 2.1 and introduces a tech tree for Europe which will bring together planes belonging to many minor nations from the old continent, but for now, is limited to a small number of premium aircraft and nothing more.
The list of new aircraft now available for purchase in the in-game shop includes the Israeli Avia S-199, the Polish PZL P-38 Wilk, the Swedish SAAB J 21RB, and the Czechoslovakian Avia Bk-534. There are also a few new special reward planes, namely the Avia B-534 (a Bk-534 without cannon armament), the Soviet Yak-7 M-82 A, and the North American P-82B Twin Mustang.
The nation of any European aircraft can be switched to any of the main nations and back to train other nations' crews on them or use already trained crews belonging to those nations on these premium planes.
World of Warplanes 2.1 also comes with a G-Suit for Period III aircraft, a piece of equipment that increases the overall performance of the aircraft. Japan gets a unique Lightweight Power Unit, while the USA gets Reinforced Bolt Carriers. While the first one increases the flight parameters of the plane, the second improves its firepower and accuracy.
In addition to the above, the game receives a bunch of improvements — including an updated lighting system that uses atmospheric light diffusion — alongside various fixes and restored gamepad support.
World of Warplanes 2.1 is available for Windows and macOS and is free to play on both platforms. This title includes more than 250 aircraft with well over 4,500 possible configurations, over 40 maps/layouts, as well as enough missions and challenges to keep a gamer busy for at least a few months. Obviously, some love it and others hate it. Have you played this game so far? What's your verdict?