World of Tanks is the first MMO of its kind, a team-based game of armored warfare with tanks of the World War Two era. Developed by one of the original sites for wargamers, Wargaming.net, WoT gives players the choice of over 150 tanks to fight with, and allows them to be upgraded according to role and play style. Virtual tank commanders can now guide their battlefield behemoths with and against other players to find out who is the greatest iron cowboy/girl.
World of Tanks is expanding into a whole new media with the release of the game's first tie-in comic, Roll Out!, set to hit newsstands on August 31st. Penned by the renowned Garth Ennis (Preacher, War Stories) and illustrated by Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dreade, Strontium Dog), the comic is set in 1944, a pivotal time during WWII.
Wargaming is ready to rumble...literally...at this year's PAX West. From September 2-5, a real life Panzer tank will be on hand with a bevy of items to crush. The assembled crowds will vote between two items to crush. The "winner"...if such a thing can be said of the soon-to-be-flattened item...is moved to a special carpet to meet the tank's treads head on.
The Tank Museum in Britain will be celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of tanks in battle. Sponsored by Wargaming, the event will remember the Battle of Somme when the first British forces took tanks into battle on September 15, 1916. Trafalgar Square in London will host a British World War I tank for 1,100 hours on the anniversary.
Wargaming.net has announced that the WGL Gold Series Season 2016-2017 has begun. Season 1 will take place from August to October with Season 2 running from January to May.
Wargaming's cross-platform game World of Tanks: Blitz has been updated with the new game mode, called Supremacy. As the name implies, teams battle for dominance on the newly reworked version of the Falls Creek map.
Over the past weekend, over 20,000 World of Tanks fans showed up at Tankfest 2016, a huge increase over last year's 6,000. The event took place in the UK with folks coming in from all over Europe. Wargaming personnel were on hand as well, including Richard Cutland, the military historical specialist with the company. Check out the event video below to see how awesome this annual even truly is.
Wargaming has announced the release of the 3.1 update to the console version of World of Tanks. With this update players will be able to own and fight with the complete French line (PS4 edition) and newly added French tanks to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions.
Wargaming is thanking all fifty-five million players who have taken part in its cross-platform game, World of Tanks Blitz. Collectively, players have taken part in nearly 600M battles, scrapped 5.6 billion tanks, and spent nearly 4,400 years in the fight.
The PS4 version of World of Tanks has been updated with "The Tank Dynasty" patch that brings 20 tanks from the Chinese line into the game. The patch also includes the new map called Pearl River that brings an Asian themed location into the game.
World of Tanks players will be able to take part in Tank Football 2016, a special event that will run from June 10th through July 10th. Teams will take part in 3v3 battles to score the most goals during a seven-minute match. Goals are scored by shooting the ball with the tank's guns and into the opponent's net.