World of Wartanks – Intro

Howdy gamers!

Some of the most feared vehicles in combat have been tanks.  World of Tanks (WoT) lets you get in the belly of the beast and compete against other players for battlefield domination!  The game was released in 2010 by Wargaming and its success has spawned other vehicular combat style games.  

The vehicles of WoT feature mid-20th-century vehicles and can be broken into 6 types: light, medium and heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled guns, and main battle tanks.  There are over 600 tanks to choose from and can be customized as you unlock parts from the tech-tree.  Up to 3 pieces of additional equipment can be added to each tank to enhance things like firing rate, as well as 3 consumables that can be used: repair kits, medical kits, and extra rations.

There are several battle modes to choose from in WoT.  Each battle type also has missions that offer special rewards for completing them.  The Standard game mode has 2 bases, one for each team.  The goal is to either eliminate the opposition or take control of the enemy base before the match time expires.  In Assault mode, one base is controlled by the defending team, and to win the opposing team must either capture the base or destroy the defender’s tanks.  The defending team can claim victory also by destroying the other team, or holding their base until the time is up, which is typically 10 minutes.  The Encounter mode is almost the same as Standard mode, except that capturing is much slower, and if the battle timer runs out it’s a draw.  The Random battle mode will choose from Standard, Assault, or Encounter and place the player in a match.  Frontline matches have multiple phases with 2 teams of 30 vehicles.  T

hey are only offered once a month for tier VIII tanks, and if you don’t have one they can be rented.  In Grand Battle mode it’s a 30 player free for all, and only the top tier, X tier, tanks can be used.  Team Training lets a player choose many parameters for the match, make it private or public, and assign players to teams.  This is primarily used for experimentation as this mode gives no experience points or credit, but repairs are free.  Clan wars is a browser-based component of the game where clans battle over territories on the global map.  Strongholds let clans use their Industrial Resource to create buildings that offer benefits to the clan.  Your clan can team up and enter a queue to fight in the Skirmish battle mode.  

As you can see there is plenty to do in WoT to keep you engaged.  So start moving in double time to find a match on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 4, iOS, Android Mac, or Nintendo switch now soldier!