Beginning the Game
Launch the game to go to the title screen. Press to go to the Main Menu.
You will need at least 50GB of available space to install the full version of this game.
You will need at least 3MB of available space to create save data.
Your progress is automatically saved. In multiplayer mode, to save changes to AIRCRAFT SET settings on the Hangar screen, select “Yes” when asked to confirm.
Use the / to highlight a menu; press to confirm.
Campaign/Campaign Mode Single Player:
In this mode, the story proceeds as you clear various missions. Once you clear a mission, it becomes a “free mission,” and can be replayed anytime. After going over your assignment in the briefing, select “Start Mission” to choose your aircraft and special weaponry and then sortie.
Multiplayer/ Multiplayer Mode 2 to 8 Players:
Engage in combat online with players around the world.
Multiplayer can only be played online. You need a network connection.
DATA VIEWER: Check various game play data, and view any cutscenes, aircraft data, etc. you have obtained.
STEAM STORE: Connect to the store to access downloadable content. (Some require a purchasing.)
OPTIONS: Change various settings, such as the controls/HUD for missions, and the game’s audio. You can customise the mouse and keyboard via “Key Assignment Settings” and “Mouse Settings”.
CREDITS: View the staff credits.
QUIT GAME: Save your progress and return to the title screen.
Go to “Multiplayer” in the main menu to challenge players around the world online. Select “Multiplayer” followed by “Match”, and then any of the following:
SEARCH FOR A ROOM: Search for and join a room that meets your criteria.
CREATE A ROOM: Create and host your own room, where you decide the rules.
Regarding Online Play
You need a network connection for multiplayer mode. For info on connecting to the internet and other requirements, refer to your computer’s instruction manual, or contact your computer’s support team.
Make sure the following ports are available for use with your router, CTU, and provider: If you are unsure about the port settings, contact the manufacturer of your router and your internet service provider. Clear any existing port restrictions.
HTTP (TCP port 80) and HTTPS (443)
TCP port 27015 to 27030
UDP port 3478, 4379, 4380, 27000 to 27030
• When playing online, please obey all regulations and laws, and play in a respectful manner.
• Do not disconnect cables during gameplay.
• Make sure you have enough time to play.
• Do not act in a way that makes other players uncomfortable.
Once you create or join a room, you will be taken to the Lobby Screen. Here, you can check other players’ profiles, and prepare your aircraft. When everyone is all set, they select “Ready,” and the host selects “Sortie”.
View player statuses/ranks, as well as teams, names, and internet connection.
Chat using set phrases.
Player Rank and MRP
The rank increases as players accomplish things. You can use MRP to unlock items in the Aircraft Tree.