Wargaming’s latest World of Warplanes dev blog announces the return of lethal critical damage situations. Breaking a wing or a tail off of an enemy aircraft with a well-placed shot was “fun and rewarding,” according to the blog. It was also a high-skill endeavor, which left newbs wanting and adversely affected balance.
The new crit system, which debuts “this Autumn,” will see critical hits become “much more common” than they are right now, which will enable a single good shot to turn the tables in a dogfight. Different aircraft will have different susceptibility to critical damage, though Wargaming cautions that the changes are “a work in progress.”