World of Warplanes update brings more American heavy fighters


Wargaming is announcing the release of the newest patch for its flight combat MMO World of Warplanes today. Update 1.3 introduces a new line of American heavy fighters and an auto detect feature for graphic settings so everyone isn't playing on the medium setting by default.

Wargaming will also be attending the Chicago Comic Con and Entertainment Expo where it will host two panels on World of Tanks and World of Warplanes. For those who can't attend, a stream will be available on the con's Twitch channel.

[Source: Wargaming press release]

Fly New American Heavy Fighters in World of Warplanes Update 1.3

Implementation of new and improved features to help players achieve air dominance

April 25, 2014 - Wargaming is pleased to announce the global release of Update 1.3 for its flight combat MMO World of Warplanes. World of Warplanes Update 1.3 introduces a new branch of American aircraft, automatic detection of graphics settings, and improved video system for recording replays. The new content is now live and available to gamers worldwide for free.

World of Warplanes pilots get to try out and explore the unique specifications of six new American heavy fighters: Lockheed P-38F Lightning, Lockheed P-38J Lightning, Grumman F7F Tigercat, Chance-Vought XF5U Pancake, McDonnell F2H Banshee, and Lockheed XF-90.

As a direct result of player feedback, the game has been optimized to automatically detect a player's PC graphic settings and adjust accordingly, opposed to the previous default medium graphics setting configuration.

The Replay feature in World of Warplanes allows players to record their battles, observe their performance, and share these videos with friends. Enhanced functionalities such as extended playback control features or detailed help screens offer tools to help pilots work towards air supremacy.

For more information on World of Warplanes Update 1.3 and to register for a free account, visit:

Chicago Comic Con Schedule

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 – Built from the Ground Up

What: From the studio that brought the award-winning World of Tanks PC version to Xbox 360, Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore provides an in-depth look at the transition from PC to console market.
When: April 25, 2014, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CT

World of Warplanes – From Blueprints to Blue Skies

What: Wargaming takes you through the detailed process of in-game design and development, production and why planes are nothing like tanks.
When: April 26, 2014, 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. CT