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World of Tanks

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Wargaming
Release Date: 2015

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'World of Tanks: Mercenaries' (ALL) v4.10 Update Adds RTS Mode, Gameplay Features, and More

by Rainier on May 20, 2019 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT

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: Mercenaries is ready to kick off the summer with its latest update - 4.10. This massive update includes new in-game content, features, interface adjustments, tank customization, and the limited-time return of Commander Mode, the beloved RTS-style in-game event.

As part of the new update, players are introduced to the new Exact Armor Value Indicator, which gives tank Commanders immediate feedback into the health of their vehicles and adds a whole new tactical level to gameplay. Each highlighted armor plate on the player’s tank will now display the exact amount of armor it has, instead of a range. No more guessing means players have a better chance at surviving a battle and deciding when it’s best to hold back, or when it's time to rush in and eradicate the enemy!

Additional Camouflage options have been added for tank lines from Czechoslovakia, Italy, USSR, and Germany, letting Commanders better customize (and hide) their favorite vehicles. Players will be able to take the new collection for a spin in the adjusted Map Rotation and face off on more equal terms, thanks to new tank balance changes.

In other Mercenaries news, Wargaming is happy to introduce fresh new armor options to bring to the battle - the German Mauerbrecher VK 168.01 (P) and the French ELC Even 90. Available only until June 10, the Mauerbrecher sports thick armor and a powerful 128mm gun. This tank is a double threat - with heavy armor to shield your team, and a gun capable of dealing massive damage. Available only until June 11, The ELC Even 90 is a light, mobile tank with excellent fire support - perfect for scouting, or high-speed smash and grab attacks. 

As part of this World of Tanks: Mercenaries update, players will see a return to a very popular game mode - Commander Mode. Available from May 21 through May 27, this limited time mode provides an action-packed Real-Time-Strategy playstyle for fans who love on-the-battlefield strategy and tactics. Players will take control of multiple tanks, in an overhead isometric gameplay format, versus World of Tanks: Mercenaries’ traditional FPS-styled combat. Enhancements to Commander Mode consist of improved controls, including revamped mouse and keyboard controls, more tanks, the introduction of a new map (Berlin), and more.

With summer on its way, Wargaming brings the newest edition of War Chests. This season’s War Chests include diverse content from the Commander’s War Chest, General’s War Chest, and the Heroes War Chest! With War Chests, players can get Gold, Consumables, Free XP, and powerful Premium tanks.

Last but not least, Deals of the Week returns on May 21 with two fan-favorite tanks! Players will get 50% off the Bear KV-122 and the Primo Victoria for one week only! With its powerful gun and improved aim time, The Bear KV-122 will become an instant favorite for the fans of Heavy tanks. The flexible Primo Victoria is a Swedish Tier VIII Medium tank unlike any other - combining superior spotting and built-in camouflage bonuses to make it incredibly flexible on the battlefield as both a scout and fire support. All Premium vehicles purchased from the in-game Store come with a 100% trained Crew, their own Garage slot, and a mix of standard and Premium ammo.

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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