When MMA fighter Aaron Pico enters the ring this weekend, he will be doing so with the fans of World of Tanks Blitz, Wargaming’s mobile game based on the WoT franchise. He will be wearing specially branded shorts “featuring the iconic Blitz shield”. According to Pico, the partnership is fitting since “[his] great grandpa was a tanker” and that, after playing the game, he’s ‘hooked’.
World of Tanks: Mercenaries players will be able to become toy tanks during the game’s Winter Wonderland event that kicks off later today. During the “festive event”, players will be party to a free tank giveaway, find new Premium tanks, receive special gifts during the 12 Days of Tanksmas Ops. The event will run from today through the end of December with tons of fun for all.
If you’ve seen Mad Max: Fury Road, you understand how awesome the vehicle designs are. Once the World of Tanks: Blitz Halloween event, Mad Games, kicks off, you’ll be able to own a piece of Pound’s work as well. Pound has designed a pair of new tanks that can be unlocked during the Mad Games event from October 17th to November 12th.
World of Tanks console players are receiving a massive update today with the launch of the Mercenaries content expansion. The new addition “dramatically transforms its most popular franchise” for PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Wargaming considers Mercenaries “a re-launch of the 15-million player strong F2P console MMO”.
Wargaming has announced a World of Tanks console-exclusive expansion called Mercenaries. It is expected to launch for PlayStation 4, XBox One and XBox 360 on June 26th. This is a free-to-all console players expansion that developers call the “largest and most encompassing expansion of single- and multiplayer content for the beloved armor-themed World War II massively multiplayer online game”.
Gamasutra is reporting that rumors are beginning to spread that Wargaming’s Seattle office will be closing and over a hundred employees will lose their jobs. You may remember that Wargaming Seattle was the new name given after the buyout of Gas Powered Games, developers of the Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander series. We don’t have any definitive word of the veracity of the growing rumor, but we have seen industry veterans posting job vacancies in their own companies to those displaced.