Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Beginners Guide – Plane Controls, Types and Story Mode

Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown Beginners Guide

In our Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown beginners guide, we will cover the basic introduction for the players who are new / beginners to the franchise. Our guide will allow you to know few basic information about the game so that you get acquainted with controls and story difficulty selection when you start to play the game.

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We have curated our Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown beginners guide so that you can understand basics about plane types in the game and how each category affects the playstyle. We will also cover on what type of story difficulty you should choose while starting the game. Lets dive right in.

Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown Beginners Guide – Plane Controls

Button Button Action
Left Stick Pitch Up/Down or Turn or Roll Left/Right
Right Stick Camera Controls
R3 Change View
R2 Accelerate
R1 Yaw Right
L2 Decelerate
L1 Yaw Left
L3+R3 Flare
Touch Pad Toggle Radar Map
X/A Fire Machine Gun
O/B Fire Missile or Weapon
Square/X Change Weapon
Triangle/Y Change Target
Options Pause Menu On/Off

Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown Beginners Guide – Types of Planes

There are three categories of aircrafts in Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown. Each aircraft category has its set of pros and cons. Regardless, all three aircraft groups offer a variety of play style. Each style will define how you want to experience the game as an individual. Here are three types of planes in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown which are represented by three different colors in the game.

  1. Fighter Aircrafts – Blue Color
  2. Multirole Aircrafts – Pink Color
  3. Attack Aircrafts – Red Color

Fighter aircrafts can navigate and maneuver faster but they do not have enough pay load on them. Fighter planes have upper hand in air to air combat and they should be used there. Attack aircrafts are well armored with higher defence but the weight reduces maneuverability and speed of aircrafts. They should be best used for ground targets as their arsenal and ammunition is quite ample. Multirole aircrafts have properties between the two.

Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown Beginners Guide – Story

Should You play previous ACE Combat games before this one? No, it is not necessary to play previous ACE Combat games before playing Skies Unknown in the series. The story of all Ace Combat games are not tied one after the other, although, they all fall in a same timeline where the world is under conflict and the game is set in fictional world named Strangereal.

Note: In Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown, once you have selected a difficulty level, it can not be toned up or down from the options menu throughout your campaign. You will need to play it with till you finish the campaign or start over as new game. So if you are beginner in the game, we will suggest you to select normal difficult, however, if you are veteran / returning player to the franchise, you should embrace more challenge and play the game on hard.

This sums up our Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown beginners guide. If you think we should add any more information in the guide, let us know about it in comments section below.

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