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World of Tanks

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Wargaming.net
Release Date: Feb. 12, 2014

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'World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition' (X360) Red Steel Rain Update Adds Tanks, Maps, Platoon Battles

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2014 @ 7:38 p.m. PDT

In World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles, featuring more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War.

Custom built specifically for the Xbox 360, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will bring the franchise’s trademark team-based tactical online tank warfare action and free-to-play accessibility to the millions of dedicated Xbox Live gamers around the globe.

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition features revamped controls, matchmaking, a new user interface and other components to take advantage of the Xbox 360’s technological capabilities and online features. World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will also feature in-game purchases such as premium tanks, consumables and premium accounts to boost experience and currency accrual rates.

On August 12, 2014, the Red Steel Rain update will be available as a free download for all Xbox Live Gold members globally. All other Xbox Live account holders can get in on the action for a free seven-day trial. 

Players will get to experience the highly anticipated Platoon Battles feature, which will allow players to deploy into battle with up to seven friends in a single platoon. The update will also unleash a total of fifteen new tanks, including a new line of Soviet artillery, four German light tanks including the famous Panther, and the Soviet KV-2 heavy tank. In addition, two new maps will be added to the game, which will allow players to battle in the urban snow variant of the Port map and rainy Live Oaks map.

Up until now, players could form up to three member platoons in the game and still play within the normal 15 vs. 15 matchmaker. The brand new Platoon Battles system now adds a second matchmaking pool available only to platoons.

Throughout the month of August, gamers can begin purchasing the World of Tanks: Xbox 360 EditionCombat Ready Starter Pack at participating retailers worldwide for a valued price of $19.99. The bundle, containing exclusive items such as the coveted premium Panzer 38H tier II German light tank, three days of premium account time, in-game silver and gold, and a 30-day voucher code for Xbox Live Gold status, will be available starting on August 12, 2014 in North and South America. Street dates in additional regions are as follows: August 14 in Asia-Pacific, August 21 in Japan and August 29 in Europe.

As part of Wargaming’s month-long August Extravaganza, the biggest Wargaming battle universe celebration of the year, all players are welcomed to participate in a special World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition event from August 15 to August 17. During this time, players can take advantage of special promotions to get up to 5x XP on first win, discounts on vehicles and more, plus Wargaming will reward all players who log into the game with a free premium T1E6-X tier II American light tank!


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