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World of Tanks General Information

Everything you’d ever wanted to know about WoT but couldn’t find. This section covers basics of in-game mechanics, provides solutions to common issues and contains other valuable information related to World of Tanks.

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June 8, 2016

Half of the Year Best Coubs of WoT

These short looped videos will make you cry with laughter!
May 31, 2016

Animated Tank Car-Flashmob in Chelyabinsk, RF

More than one hundred and twenty cars gathered together to form a tank with animated tracks.
May 15, 2016

Moscow Victory Day

An anniversary parade dedicated to the Victory in WW2.
May 8, 2016

Wargaming Goes into Hockey

How could WG and other sports than eSprots ever be connected? Well, the answer for hockey is clear.
May 7, 2016

A Reason to Remove Rampage Mode

Basically, that is an example of why developers decided to remove the Rampage mode from the World of Tanks.
May 3, 2016

Panoramic Video War Knows No Nation

WG published the panoramic video, which I have mentioned early. Get your ultimate 360 Dergees experience online!
May 1, 2016

PAX East Summary

Get an overall impression and watch interviews with Wargaming staff members.
April 29, 2016

WoT Movie "War Speaks One Language"

Wargaming can make decent movies. Now in 360 Degrees format. On 2nd of May a first run of "War speaks one language" will happen during the Moscow event by WG.
April 28, 2016

World of Tanks Test Server 9.15

Official web installer for common test client.
April 27, 2016

Cliff Rounds of GF 2016 Reviewed by QuickyBaby

QuickyBaby digs inside gaming strategies of HellRaisers and NaVi in three rounds on Cliff map including the decisive one.

World of Tanks in a nutshell

Wargaming introduced World of Tanks in August 2010. Since that moment, the number of concurrent online players was dramatically increasing every year, which was officially constituted by Guinness Record in January 2011. The registered World Record states that 91,311 players were present simultaneously on one server. In May 2015, WG CEO announced that the number of WoT users exceeded a milestone of 100 million.

Gameplay

World of Tanks, in essence, is a warfare simulator featuring armored vehicles of twentieth century. A player chooses a tank or SPG and participates in battles. The gamer controls firing and movement of the vehicle. The physics is based on real-life with little alterations towards more enjoyable and easier gameplay. The majority of game modes involves division of players into two teams. Victory conditions vary according to the type of battle but in most cases, destroying all enemy vehicles within the time limit is the way to go. Also, there are special in-game missions, by accomplishing which a gamer gets bonuses and other rewards.

A tanker in WoT has to learn some specific skills in order to be a successful player. The tactics and strategies depend on a type of vehicle and its technical specifications as well as peculiar aspects of different maps. In addition, there are other features of in-game mechanics such as types of shells, their velocity, penetration capabilities, module damage, camouflage, etc.

Experience and Customization

The levelling system in World of Tanks is subtle and mostly consists of advancing through 10 tiers of tanks along with training crew members for the vehicles. Progress is achieved by researching new technology in so-called Tech Trees of various nations.

Some degree of customization is available for each vehicle. Almost all parts are modular so that the player can mount different tracks, turrets, guns, and engines. Various options of camouflage schemes are present as well. National flags and slogans can be applied for further customization. Besides, each tank can carry up to three single-use consumables and can have three pieces of extra equipment, which improves rate of gunfire, durability etc.  

Clans and Platoons

World of Tanks supports creating a formation of players in platoons and clans. Platoon consists of 2-3 tankers, who can participate in the same battle. There is no other way to surely enter one combat for any number of players due to in-game mechanics called MatchMaker (shortly referred as MM). Clan is a formation of 15 to 100 players. Additional options are available for such teammates: Stronghold and Clan Wars. The latter provides unique gaming experience for World of Tanks with battles unfolding on another clan specific feature – the Global Map.  

Check out articles in this subsection for more general information about World of Tanks.