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World of Warplanes 2.1 now available with drastic tech tree changes, new equipment, and more

World of Warplanes 2.1 now live (Source: Own)
World of Warplanes 2.1 now live (Source: Own)
After more than six years since its initial release, World of Warplanes has just been updated to version 2.1. This new build comes with a Europe tech tree that replaces the previously available France tab, quite a few new premium and special reward planes, new equipment, as well as various tweaks and fixes.

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?

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-07-11 (Update: 2019-07-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.