12th April 2011
After a decade of entertaining commanders across the world, Wargaming is pleased to announce that World of Tanks is starting the official celebration of its 10th anniversary. Running across four months, the anniversary celebrations will give players a plethora of surprises to get involved in – including several exciting thematic activities, throwbacks and missions, culminating in a big event in August.
The experimental project has been developed internally at Wargaming and uses “local cloud rendering” to achieve maximum quality and realistic experience for viewers. iPad is connected to PC like a 3D mouse, meanwhile PC does all rendering & sends that back to iPad as video. The AR experiences is based on ARKit for iOS and iPad sends its constant position/orientation to PC, in-game camera in World of Tanks on PC matches the iPad’s position/orientation and sends what it sees back to iPad as video. WoT skybox is made transparent, and the app controls what “slice” of the map in a replay the visitor is seeing at any time.
“1.0 was one of the biggest and most difficult updates we have ever had in World of Tanks, one that was nearly 3 years in the making. Yet even during that launch period we were already focused on the next steps. The reality is you only ever really have a minute to stop and look at what has been achieved before it’s on to the next challenge. That’s one of the reasons we were able to launch Frontline just over a month after 1.0. Frontline was the culmination of a number of ideas and concepts we had been playing with over the past couple of years as well as the experience we gained from Grand Battles (30v30 Tier 10 random battles) or one of the many unique events we have run in the past. As a team we are always looking at offering new experiences built around the high-impact tank battles that are at the core of our game.”Click here for our full World of Tanks: Frontline interview feature.
It was a great idea, yet implementing Frontline proved to be a huge technical challenge. “We want the widest number of players to be able to enjoy tanks without needing powerful hardware, and the Core engine which we developed for 1.0 has really helped in this regard. Even so, there were a number of technical hurdles we had to overcome to get Frontline to perform the way we intended, especially with the introduction of respawning and the challenge of potentially having 60 tanks congregate in multiple locations in real time.
The wait is finally over for PlayStation 4 tankers! Wargaming today announced that World of Tanks will launch January 20, on PlayStation 4. World of Tanks will feature enhanced visuals, utilising the full power of the PlayStation 4 system along with platform specific features and limited-time exclusive content for logging into the game.Have you been waiting for the game to hit PS4?
Built specifically for PlayStation 4, World of Tanks incorporates platform features that elevate tank warfare on console with complete DUALSHOCK 4 functionality, Share Play and PlayStation Vita Remote Play with optimized controls for the ultimate multiplayer experience. World of Tanks will offer Platinum Trophy, along with four different Founder’s Packs containing a variety of Premium in-game content available now in the PlayStation Store. Players that login before January 31, 2016, will be gifted the T1E6-PS US Premium Light Tank with exclusive camouflage.
World of Tanks on PlayStation 4 is free to all PlayStation accounts and does not require a PlayStation Plus membership to play. PlayStation Plus members will also gain access to a variety of exciting, exclusive content with more information to be shared at a later date.
Wargaming.net has teamed up with AusGamers to give away Amazon Vouchers valued at USD $1000 in its mega-successful World of Tanks title! Own all of the tanks!Click here to enter the competition now!
Despite the game being wholly not pay-to-win, punters still like shiny things, and shiny tanks, and so Wargaming.net has offered up a prize-pool of USD $1000, with a grand prize winner receiving a USD $500 Amazon Voucher, with five runners-up receiving a USD $100 Amazon Voucher each!
How to participate? Simply answer a simple question, register and play World of Tanks! You'll need to be an active player for at least 14 days and have purchased at least one tank.
You need a Wargaming account to win, so register here.
Also, please add in your Wargaming.net in-game name in the extra field when submitting your answer!
To enter, you just need to answer in 25 words or less:
What do you like about World of Tanks?
No, in World of Tanks on PC, a common tactic used by seasoned veterans of the game is rocking forward and backwards in and out of cover -- and that just isn't realistic at all. Not even from a mechanical point of view, although changing from forward to reverse in milliseconds did seem like a tough ask. From a perspective of pure physics, a tank simply can't move the way players make them move in the game, rocking backwards and forwards in and out of cover, usually on a 45 degree angle to increase the chances of a bounced round.Click here for Joa's full Xbox One World of Tanks launch write-up. And let us know if you agree with his points in the Comments below.
World of Tanks Generals will be available through web browsers, with versions for Android and iOS arriving in the future. Players can test the PvP mode and PvE training battles, master the game’s basics, build a number of decks, refine their strategy and unlock cards to suit their playstyle.To claim your key, be sure to click here and also let us know how the beta is in the Comments below.
There are over 200 unique cards available in the Closed Beta Test, split between three factions: the USA, Germany and the USSR; these are then divided into several types. With a huge arsenal of cards and strategies at players’ disposal, battles are an intense skirmish of sudden strikes, tactical trickery and dynamic dueling where Generals must adapt to survive.
The game will utilise the unified Wargaming.net ID that provides instant access to other Wargaming titles, including World of Tanks, World of Tanks Blitz, World of Warplanes and World of Warships.
Ultimately, it's the combination of accessible gameplay with riveting depth that makes World of Tanks so engrossing. It seems a little strange that the Xbox 360 has received a killer app so late in its life cycle; if you've yet to upgrade to the Xbox One, then this is another good reason to keep your trusty 360 around.Read on for his full World of Tanks review.
World of Tanks comes to Xbox 360 with the custom built version of the global online multiplayer phenomenon dedicated to tank warfare in the mid-20th century. Command some of history’s most powerful tanks and experience intense combat where the excitement of battle is enhanced by working together with your tank platoon to win the fight.For those wanting to participate in the beta program you will need to have a Xbox Gold Membership according to the signup, which is also required for those actually wanting to play the full game when it becomes available.
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.Stay tuned for more on the first free-to-play title to come to a Microsoft console.
The total prize pool for the live finals will be $10,000 AU as well as additional hardware. The prize pool has been divided so every team can be compensated for travel.The first qualifier is scheduled for March 17th, and will be casted live on ESL TV. Interested parties should head over to the official tournament portal at http://www.wot.eslanz.com.au/ to get in on the action.
1st: $3000 AUD
2nd: $1800 AUD
3rd: $1000 AUD
4th- 8th: $840 AUD
*Cash prizes will be paid out via bank transfer within 30 days after the event.
"It's been a pleasure to assist a world-class company like Wargaming," said Stephane Panyasiri, CEO of SEA Gaming Pte Ltd. "The partnership allowed us to leverage powers of each other for the combined benefit and reach considerable results in less than a year's time."The change affects both Australia and New Zealand in that all future in game and on ground events, and also future leagues will be included in the SEA branch. For more information you can check out their official website which includes SEA specific updates.
"We'd like to thank our partners, SEA Gaming, for their assistance in establishing our presence in Southeast Asia," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "We stand firmly on our feet now and are focused on maintaining sustainable long-term growth in the market."
•Added new vehicles: premium heavy Lowe and KV-5, KV-13 and Pz38NA, tier 8 SPGs: Object 261, GW-E serie, T-92.You can download the full World of Tanks client now locally from AusGamers (~2GB), or if you're an existing Tanker we have the patch available as well (~900MB). promoted/edited forum item
•Readjusted visibility parameters of all vehicles while standing still and on the move.
•Introduced detailed damage mechanics for tracks. Reworked durability of tracks and repair time for all vehicles.
•Increased match-making value for tier 9 medium tanks.
•Reworked vehicle movement system – sticking at vertical surfaces and map borders is nearly eliminated. Reduced chance of getting stuck in terrain objects.
•Changed damage mechanics for tracks. You can damage tracks if you hit the leading or the rearmost wheel of the tank. It will be much more difficult to detrack it by hitting middle part of the tank.
•Added the possibility of dismounting non-demountable equipment (Rammer, Coated Optics and other) for 10 gold.
•Added the automated ban system for teamkillers.
•Added new maps: Mountain Pass and Steppes.
•Corrected a lot of mistakes connected with objects’ disposition, passing ability, getting stuck on most of the maps.
•Fixed a lot of rendering errors, increased the efficiency of advanced dynamic shadows