World of Warplanes patch 2.0.2 preview

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MAIN LIST OF CHANGES:

 The winter update for World of Warplanes will finally enlarge the pool of bombers in the game and bring the exciting way of receiving these aircraft and the first part of the branch of the British Hawker fighters. The main peculiar feature of the German medium bombers is that they are equipped with several defensive turrets, each of which can be controlled by a player.

Besides this, update 2.0.2 will include improvements for the graphics and interface in the Hangar and in battle, improvements for the reticle and camera. With the new update, players will also be able to watch videos in the game client, thanks to which they will be able to learn the basics of the game.

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With the release of the update, the global event “Skies of Albion” event will start and will continue until January 10. Every day, players will be able to fight for dominance in the sky over Great Britain either on the side of the Allies or Axis. Active participation and high performance in battles will be rewarded with loot crates containing equipment, consumables, trained crew members, paint schemes, slots in the Hangar, and bunks in the Barracks. The main rewards that can be found in crates are gold, Premium Account time, and Special Missions that, if completed, will reward players with the first German medium bombers, the British fighters of the Hawker branch, the Premium Tier VIII RB-17, Me 109 TL, and J8M, as well as other 8 Premium Tier II–V aircraft.

A player who receives a Special Mission containing a chain of tasks can complete it during peacetime (in between two confrontations). Once a Special Mission is accomplished, an aircraft will be added to a player’s account and will appear in a player’s Hangar.

 

New Aircraft

New branch of German medium bombers

The key peculiarity of the aircraft from the new branch is the high bomb load and availability of several defensive turrets with wide fields of fire. At the same time, these aircraft carry no forward-firing offensive armament.

  • Dornier Do 17 Z: Tier IV bomber
  • Junkers Ju 88 A: Tier V bomber
  • Dornier Do 217 M: Tier VI bomber

New branch of British multirole fighters

The branch consists of the first three Hawker aircraft. These are durable and quite maneuverable multirole fighters armed with a formidable battery of small-caliber machine guns or four powerful 20 mm autocannons.

  • Hawker Hurricane I: Tier IV multirole fighter
  • Hawker Hurricane II: Tier V multirole fighter
  • Hawker Tornado: Tier VI multirole fighter

And much more :

Balance changes, camera and mouse control adjustments, interface modifications, two new maps added…

32 comments on “World of Warplanes patch 2.0.2 preview

  1. Anonymous says:

    My concern with adding bombers, especially at lower tiers, is that they will unbalance gameplay and potentially wreck the game like arty (SPGs) did for World of Tanks.

    Wargaming please be careful with the idea of adding bombers.

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  2. RoadKill21 says:

    “The main peculiar feature of the German medium bombers is that they are equipped with several defensive turrets, each of which can be controlled by a player.”

    Maybe I’m reading into this too much but it sounds like multi-person crew. Anyone else reading it that way? Or should it have been written as “controlled by the player.”?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    it should be written as Controlled by Player.

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  4. Metalhead says:

    it should be written as controlled by player.

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  5. Milckenbom says:

    It’s actually a very big patch:
    – German bombers tier 4 to tier 6
    – UK multi-role fighters tier 4 to 6
    – improvement of graphics
    – interface adjustments to hangar
    – interface adjustments to battle screen
    – improvements for the reticle and camera
    – Video tutorials for ingame
    – a global event Axis vs Allies
    – a special mission with a free plane
    – camera controle adjustments
    – mouse controle adjustments
    – Balance changes
    – 2 new maps

    Big patch.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    How many bombers will be allow to play per battle? I have the premium tier 3, 6 and 8s, and I own the battlefield, normally finishing in the top 3.

    If too many are allow to play, it will definitely create an imbalance in the game.

    • I have no idea on the limit, but I do know that bombers are what heavy fighters are designed to kill. It will be nice for heavies to be able to kill bombers and attack planes. You probably dominate in your games when the heavies are controlled by bots. I do also think their service ceiling should be reduced a fair bit. They outclass almost every plane in the game at the same tier. That is why bombers feel so powerful

    • f16falcona46 says:

      Finishing in the top 3 is pretty normal, since the remainder is bots. I play multiroles and I usually also finish in the top 3. The most unbalanced one is the Blenheim, since it can fly at over 2000m, and fighters can’t. The A-26 and RB-17 both can be caught by multiroles at-tier (F4U-1 and F2G can both zoom climb to meet them) and heavy fighters can easily down them, if they bother doing so.

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  7. poppavein says:

    Will these 2 new branches be available right away, or will they only be available through special missions?

    • Mizutayio says:

      just like in the 2 past times a new line was introduced, first you get to earn them through the missions and then you can grind them if you don’t have them already.

      • Really? wow guess i really haven’t stayed up to date with WoWP over the past couple of years. I had no idea this is how they introduced new lines. To be completely honest, it is a smart way to not saturate the queues with those planes. I’m for this mechanic 🙂

  8. Wombat_ says:

    I look forward to the new lines and fixes. The event looks like it will be fun.

    It would be an understatement to say I am disappointed at what it takes to get a Hawker or German Bomber. I have a job and real life responsibilities, I play when I can but that is usually an hour a day at most. I was not able to get a Blenheim, it took too much time. Looks like I can’t get a Hurricane either now.

    I have been working on training a pilot for the line when it released and now that seems like a complete waste of time. Good going WG

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    • Mizutayio says:

      don’t worry, you will be able to research them when the event is over, it should be at some point after the 10th of January.

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  9. sturmi0545 says:

    Any ETA? still waiting for Wp to become actually playable again.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    No HE-111 bomber… That one was pretty common place in the Luftwaffe.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Finally Hawker Hurricanes! Now an F6F Hellcat for the US please.

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    • I’d like to see the P-61 black widow. It would be a better progression up the lightning line than the pancake. They could make it alternative like they did with the P-94 (I think that is its designation) and the F6F Pirate

      • f16falcona46 says:

        My concern with the P-61 is that its primary advantage (radar) is of no benefit in WoWP, but it also paid a significant performance penalty in order to mount that radar.

      • Anonymous says:

        Was there a version other than the night fighter variant? I’m sure they could use that version instead

  12. nrnstraswa says:

    Yay Hawker Hurricanes! Now an F6F Hellcat for the US please WG.

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  13. Thagomiser says:

    As much as I’d like to try WoWP, it forces the Games Centre onto players and, given my GC experience, I won’t touch it.

    Remove the need for GC, and I’ll try WoWP. Until then, I’m not going anywhere near it. No matter how good it might be.

    • Games center? what is that?

    • The game centre is not needed. You can stop autolaunch and autoupdate in the settings. You dont need to have the game centre runing if you want to play WoT or WoWP etc. Its just a convinient application that you can use at your own discretion. I have it installed on my pc and only use it to check if there are new updates and let the updates handle through the game centre. No problem. But i don’t use it to start my games.

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  14. Nick says:

    Great patch. Only it’s really sad to see how they promote their stuff. The patch should be here 20 Dec. But this is all we get of info. If you compare WOWp with WOWs . It’s like day and night. WOWs gives previews of their ships months before hand. They even have a separate post about a new harbor. The communication skills in WOWp are none existing if you ask me.

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    • Wulf Corbett says:

      Likewise their version of the ‘Advent Calendar’ special offer premium aircraft per day. WoT makes this into a whole event in itself, WoWP sneaks them in as though they’re reluctant to admit it.

      Mind you, at the prices for premium aircraft, they should be…

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