World of Tanks Blitz – Intro

Howdy gamers! World of Tanks was a big hit for Wargaming, but it wasn’t playable on mobile devices.  In 2014 World of Tanks Blitz came out as a free-to-play game for Android and iOS devices, as well as Windows.  There are a few things that changed to make the game more suitable for mobile devices such as smaller maps and team sizes, but it’s still a similar experience to the original version of the game.

There is a similar progressing system, as you earn experience to unlock upgrades in your tech tree, you will be able to unlock new vehicles to use on the battlefield.  The team sizes are seven players a side and the maps are much smaller.  The good thing is that this change actually leads to more vehicle encounters and more intense and fast-paced gameplay.  So matches are typically shorter but still just as satisfying.  

The game’s matchmaking system will also keep you facing tanks of similar level to you.  This means that people can’t just buy the top tanks and pulverize folks who haven’t made purchases.  They will be facing players with similar tank levels.  So if you have a higher skill level than others you will notice it in battle.  Each tank also has weak points, so you need to learn your tank and use cover to protect yourself while confronting the enemy.

Though this game is smaller in scale it actually amps up the matches to make you feel like you’re part of the action.  So jump in your tank, close the hatch and load your main gun on iOS, Android, or Windows right now.