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World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition 1.1 update adds weather system, vehicles and maps

The latest addition to World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, the 1.2 update, introduces a new weather systems, new vehicles and new maps. The weather system adds rain, snow and night-time to the game. Rainstorm variant are now added to three maps, two maps receive the night variant, while one map gets the snowstorm variant. Two new maps are also introduced in the game, the Fisherman's Bay and Abbey. Update 1.1 features six new American-themed tanks, the M8A1, T49, M18 Hellcat, T25/2, T28 Prototype, T30 and T110E4. The game receives eight new achievements, HUD tweaks, UI fixes along with audio and control changes. Crew training can now be upgraded to 80-100 percent without needing to change tanks and the UI now updates correctly when an unassigned crew is assigned to the current tank. C...

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World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition 1.1 update adds crews and more

The latest addition to World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, the 1.1 update, gives players access to new vehicles, maps and the game's crew options. Crews must be assigned every time players purchase a new tank. Each crew has different skills; players can choose whichever crew they desire, though the game's "best option" will be highlighted for easy selection. When a crew is reassigned to a tank or class, it must be retrained through schooling or battlefield experience. Crews can only be assigned to tanks from their own country. For more on crews, check out the tutorial video above. "Crews are essential to success in World of Tanks," the video's narrator said. "Every tank needs a crew to operate it, or it will not be able to roll out to battle." Update 1.1 also adds five new U.K.-themed...

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World of Tanks video details clan fortifications historical battles

World of Tanks will add new ways for players to build and battle this year, and a developer diary released today on the game's official YouTube channel explains what's headed to the game. Developer Wargaming.net will add a historical battle mode with the game's 9.0 update. To give each side a fighting chance, the developer wants to ensure that matches are balanced in a way that real-life battles weren't. "One of the solutions is unequal team numbers," a developer said. "This means that one team may have 15 vehicles while the other may have only three." Additional changes include revamped hit points, maneuverability, speed and view range unique to the tanks in historical battles mode. Another mode will give teams a mixture of heavy vehicles and a larger number of lighter support...

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Big graphic improvements are coming for the tanks of World of Tanks

World of Tanks is getting a comprehensive update in 2014. Developer Wargaming.net has already outlined its plans for the free-to-play shooter's physics package, and this latest developer diary shows what is in store for the graphics. World of Tanks launched in North America in 2011, at a time when its models had to account for lower-performing PCs. The graphics upgrade will introduce tank models ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 polygons — where tank models had about 8,000 polygons at launch. The dev diary presents a detailed look at how this level of, well, detail is supported. Essentially, artists create an ideal tank model — something far beyond normal capacity — and then in post-production the model will be optimized to a point where current technology is able to process it. See...

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World of Tanks destructibility increases in 2014

Wargaming.net will introduce numerous physics engine upgrades to World of Tanks in 2014, highlighting the upcoming changes and destructible elements in the latest developer diary. The massively multiplayer online game's physics engine will be upgraded, introducing dynamic suspension, more damageable parts and destructible turrets that can cause damage to other objects. Buildings have been remodelled so they now de-construct in parts based on construction material. The developer is also experimenting with a server-side building destruction system. The last video in the series of developer diaries explained plans to revamp the graphics renderer, experiments with modifying the view range based on weather and a meta game called Fortified Areas. For more on Wargaming.net, read our...

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World of Tanks is getting prettier and more destructible in 2014

World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net is planning a slew of changes, and a developer diary released today reveals what's headed to the free-to-play shooter this year. The massively multiplayer online game will get a "revamped graphics renderer," according to the developer, which will add more detail to vehicle models. The game's physics engine will also be upgraded, allowing for things like dynamic suspension, more damageable parts and turrets that can be blown to bits. World of Tanks will also receive historical battles as well as a new and currently unexplained "meta game" called Fortified Areas. Wargaming.net will explain the game's new features in a series of developer diaries this year. Press play above to see the first, in which developers give an overview of what's to come,...

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World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition beta brought in half a million players

Booty, who has served as producer on the title for a year a half now, told Polygon those 500,000 players proved to Microsoft and developer Wargaming West that its technology is ready — ready to roll and ready for the inevitable launch-day strain of a massive player influx. The game launches tomorrow worldwide at 4 a.m. ET. "Our main goal was to be absolutely sure that the infrastructure and the servers and all the connections to Xbox Live were in good shape before we launched worldwide," Booty said. "So we've had half a million players in the beta so far and I think we've been really pleased with how solid the tech is that Wargaming has built. We've had really great long play sessions. We've seen people stick with the game and lot of other encouraging results as we head into launch...

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World of Tanks interactive video asks you to help a tank find Christmas

A new "TankQuest" interactive video from World of Tanks maker Wargaming tasks the player with directing one of two tanks to a Christmas tree. The two tanks seem perfectly friendly before they see a column of tanks with Christmas presents, and are informed that only one present remains at the tree ahead. That sets off a race, with the tanks having to choose their routes in order to beat their companion to that final present. Depending on which tank the viewer chooses, certain routes may be open or impassable. An earlier installment of TankQuest saw a tank trying to come to his allies' assistance before they wound up destroyed in an ambush.

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World of Tanks update adds more Japanese tanks and a new map

The latest update to massively multiplayer online game World of Tanks is slated to hit this week, bringing with it a new Japanese tech tree as well as an additional map, developer Wargaming announced today. Update 8.10 is available now in North America and Europe and will go live in China and Vietnam on Dec. 26 and in Korea on Dec. 27. The new Japanese tech tree brings with it 14 armored vehicles including four new light tanks, nine medium tanks and one Japanese premium tank: the Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai medium. Featured among the new light vehicles are the Type 5 Ke-Ho and medium-weight vehicles will feature the STB-1 tank. The update also adds two new tanks to the Soviet tech tree, the Tier 9 Object 430 Variant 2 and the Tier 10 Object 430 medium tanks, and the Japanese-themed Hidden...

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World of Tanks adds Japanese war machines and tech tree

World of Tanks is rolling out a line of Japanese war tanks and a Japanese tech tree, developer Wargaming announced today. The line will feature five light tanks and nine medium ones. This span of machines include a Chi-Ri prototype, the a Type 61 featuring the first post-war Japanese design, the light Type 95 Ha-Go tank and medium Chi-Ha tanks. Additionally, the Type 64 (STB-1) tank will be moved to Tier 10 and be reclassified as a medium model. The addition of the Japanese tech tree now brings the number of trees available to players up to seven: these currently include China, France, Great Britain, Germany, the U.S. and the USSR. The Japanese tree will be added with the next World of Tanks update. "The introduction of Japanese tanks allows us to explore the design and innovation of...

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North America
  • Windows
    • Released 2011-04-12
    • Publisher Wargaming.net
    • Developer Wargaming.net
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2014-02-12
    • Publisher Microsoft Studios
    • Developer Wargaming.net
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