The Hot Air Balloon Update

The Hot Air Balloon is now live! You'll find them all around the map, mainly in fields or other areas with flat ground. Hop on and fill it with Low Grade Fuel, hit the ignition and it's up, up and away… mostly.

To steer, you'll need to find a pocket of air moving in the direction you wish to go and attempt to stay in it by maintaining that altitude. To help you with this, the balloon has a windsock and various flags positioned around it to help you gauge the wind direction. If you're rising too far above the pocket, disengage the engine and allow the hot air to dissipate. This will lead you to lose altitude. Re-engage the engines to rise again, and rinse and repeat until you reach your destination. The HAB comes equipped with a small storage pouch to hold excess items, and can comfortably take 4-5 passengers.

Be wary of SAM Sites. The more damage the balloon takes the more it loses the ability to climb. It can be repaired with Cloth, though.

This is the first real form of direct transportation available in the game, and it was a major undertaking by many members of the team. It may have a few flaws and issues we are unaware of, but rest assured they will be addressed in upcoming patches.