How do I join a multiplayer session? How do I set up a multiplayer session?
Posted by on 08 July 2015 01:16 PM

Click on the MULTIPLAYER tab on the left hand navigation bar of the main menu. If you are not already signed in, you will be offered the 'Sign in to Steam' or 'Sign on to LAN' screen.

Signing in via Steam will allow you to participate in or host games using Steam as the matchmaker.

Signing in to LAN, will allow you to see and advertise multiplayer sessions on your local area network.

Either way of connecting will allow also you to connect directly to a privately hosted game using the host's IP Address if you have previously arranged to do this.

If you choose the Steam option, your Steam name will already be entered into the Steam user ID field. Just click SIGN IN.

If you choose the LAN option, then you’ll need to enter a name into the field before you proceed to pressing the SIGN IN button. (Even though you are choosing to sign in via LAN, you must still be connected to the Internet.)

Once you’ve signed in, you will see the list of available games for you to connect to. Select the Session Name you want to connect to and click JOIN in the bottom right corner of the page.

The next screen lets you choose how you will participate in the multiplayer game - you can pick your aircraft, where you will be positioned and a host of other parameters.

A key option here is the CHOOSE ROLE option. You can choose to be either a PILOT or AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER.

  • Pilots fly planes just as in the single player version of the game, except that you will have other people operating planes in your vicinity and may have an air traffic controller coordinating the planes in the area
  • Air Traffic Controllers coordinate the activities of the other players.

Note that there is no requirement for the Air Traffic Controller to be the host of the multiplayer session - it is a role any of the participants can take.

The ATC Name makes it easy for other to identify you, so it is a good idea to pick something unique, such as the name of your favourite plane.

Click OK when you are ready to continue. You’ll then be taken to the Briefing Room. Review your choices and if you are happy, click JOIN SESSION to start your multiplayer experience.