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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Wargaming
Release Date: Jan. 19, 2016

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'World of Tanks: Mercenaries' (ALL) Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With In-game Events

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2019 @ 7:01 a.m. PST

In World of Tanks 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.

World of Tanks: Mercenaries is World of Tanks’ largest and most encompassing expansion of single- and multiplayer content for the beloved armor-themed World War II massively multiplayer online game.

World of Tanks: Mercenaries plunges players into a terrifying new reality, where history has been rewritten and law and order ceases to exist. Endless wars have left the world fractured, and in the vacuum of power left by the destabilization of global powers, soldiers and civilians now fight for themselves. World of Tanks: Mercenaries invites players across the globe to join the fight; anyone can be a hero in the age of Mercenaries.

World of Tanks: Mercenaries introduces a brand new Mercenaries “nation” and a full tech tree of never-before-seen combat vehicles, giving players access to a fascinating armada of powerful tanks, helmed by unique Mercenary crews. The new suite of tanks in World of Tanks: Mercenaries are comprised of parts scavenged from vehicles from different nations, becoming original war machines tailored to the traits and needs of the new Mercenary characters. Five vehicles will be available at launch, and as their notoriety across the world’s changed landscape grows, so too will the Mercenary nation over the coming months.

World of Tanks first made its console debut five years ago today when it launched on Xbox 360. Today, World o fTanks: Mercenaries is also available on PS4 and Xbox One, and remains one of the biggest free-to-play console games in the world.

Wargaming is pleased to announce that the game has now recruited over 18 million commanders, and to celebrate this milestone and the game’s anniversary, a series of special in-game events and prize giveaways are about to be deployed!

From February 12-18, commanders who take to the battlefield for just one battle can unlock an exclusive free tank: the Steadfast Light MK VIC. This fast and faithful British Light Tank is a special gift to thank the millions of players who have supported and played World of Tanks: Mercenaries since its launch in 2014. This vehicle will not be available after the anniversary celebrations are over, so don’t miss out on adding it to your collection!

Players will also be able to get up to 75% off anniversary collections of the best vehicles released to date, from a mega pack that rounds up every original Premium Mercenary vehicle, to a hard-rockin’ band of the game’s famous Heavy Metal Hero tanks! Free XP to Crew XP conversion is also available for a limited time only, alongside 20% discounts on Gold to Silver exchanges in the Store.

The celebrations don’t end in-game – this is a real party, and we’re ready to dish out some real prizes! In partnership with Initial Games and Incredible Adventures, World of Tanks: Mercenaries is hosting its biggest prize giveaway ever this month, with over 6,500 physical prizes up for grabs. Starting February 12, players who visit the official website will be able to enter to win exclusive game merchandise, including custom jackets and backpacks, branded bottle openers, badges, medals, and even a one-of-a-kind custom PS4 or Xbox One X console. Five lucky winners will also be invited on an epic once-in-a-lifetime trip to drive tanks, crush cars, and get a taste of life as a real tank commander in Minnesota, USA this May!

New tanks are rolling out fresh from the factory! Stealthy commanders can unleash some French fury with the AMX Canon d’assaut de 105, a speedy Tank Destroyer that combines a swift and agile combat style with a knack for concealment and surprise attacks. Also coming on February 12, the T-VI-100 is a hybrid based on blueprints from a Soviet project that would have seen a captured German tank fitted with a powerful new weapon. It’s a Tiger at heart, but it’s burning with Soviet firepower!

And finally, the Winter Games campaign has entered its second phase! 2019’s new Ops and rewards system encourages players to fight to earn daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual rewards by racking up points from in-game Ops. Winter Games Bravo is the second phase of this event, and players who complete it can look forward to a hefty discount on the electrifying Thunderbolt, a soon-to-be-released Premium tank.

Players can immerse themselves in the alternative history setting of World of Tanks: Mercenaries by taking on the riveting new PvE story campaign, The Heist. This action-packed tale of espionage follows a motley crew of Mercenaries contracted to set up, execute and escape from a raid on a secret war facility. Their mission is to steal nuclear material for a client who harbors his own atomic ambitions, but the crew soon finds itself at the mercy of the combined powers of the United States and the Soviet Union. Players can expect adrenaline-fueled tank battles as they tackle this story alone – like a true Mercenary – or band together with friends for co-operative online multiplayer action!

In addition to the new story campaign, the Mercenaries will have a far-reaching impact across the entire game, with the addition of new maps to Multiplayer battles. Players can expect to explore and fight through an array of fan-favorite maps ravaged by war and time, with original Mercenary vehicles available to battle with or against the game’s existing roster of over 680 vehicles.

Expect more electrifying Mercenaries content in the future, with frequent post-release updates.

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