World of Tanks: Mercenaries celebrates its 17 million registered players benchmark with a major update available worldwide August 28th on PlayStation®4 and Xbox. The new update will provide new content features, including a fresh perspective on playing with artillery vehicles to newly introduced mercenary vehicles, crews, maps as well as meeting players’ demands on popular requests.
The first major feature comes with the Artillery camera. The ‘Trajectory’ view is incorporated adding to the existing birds-eye Artillery view. This perspective brings the camera closer to the ground and rotates to follow the shell’s trajectory with the tank as the central pivoting point. It adds variety and options to the playstyle for Artillery, offering a more immersive feeling bringing players closer to the action than ever before.
When developing new features for World of Tanks: Mercenaries, Wargaming West listens and prioritizes requests from the community. One of the most demanded requests from players resulted in adding health bar numbers to enemy and ally vehicles. When switched on, this feature gives players an indication of the state of their own team, or how much health still needs to be done to their opponents.
For players looking for added challenges, they’ve got them! The previous update introduced the new Mercenaries Tech Tree. Powerful new vehicles, captained by fierce Mercenary Crews, can be earned for free through ‘Contract’ missions. Update 4.6 is expanding this roster of rogues and offers several vehicles right off the bat. Some of the Mercenary vehicles and Crews rolling out are:
- Thresher: a well-armoured light tank with an aggressive weapon. Operated by Dark Fox, a New Zealander who served under British command during World War II before going rogue and seeking revenge against Axis forces.
- Long Reach: A heavy tank that brings together the best of British, German, and Soviet engineering. Captained by Brutal Beast, a Swiss ex-spy who travels across Europe, liberating towns and their people from German rule.
- Sharpshooter: this medium tank combines machinery from Axis and Allied tanks, making for a nimble vehicle that packs a reliable shot. It’s under the command of Red Sentinel, an Italian soldier driven mad by the heat as he held his position against waves of Allied soldiers in a small Tunisian town.
Other additions include brand-new Tier X vehicles in the Chinese and British Tech Trees. The WZ-111 5A is a fearsome new Chinese heavy tank possesses excellent armour and speed, leaving enemy tanks up for a challenge. British heavy tank, the Super Conqueror with all-round thick spaced armour gives it top protection from every angle and great handling makes it a menace to slower enemies.
Two new maps will shake it up in multiplayer battles! Caen – 1944 is inspired by a real town in north-western France, liberated from German control during the Battle of Normandy. Originally used as the basis for the epic finale of the War Stories campaign Operation Sealion its undulating hills, a large central ridge and vast beach to the east, this map is primed for explosive showdowns. The peaceful Pearl River will also be joining the rotation. A valley bathed in golden sunlight, this map features rugged terrain that allows players to engage in ambushes and flanking manoeuvres. Stalk along the riverbed that cuts through the map to launch a direct attack on the enemy base!
World of Tanks: Mercenaries is a social game at heart, with teamwork and cohesive action providing the key to victory. To improve the quality of matches, teaming up with friends in Platoons will now be made easier. Players will only be able to select tanks from the same tier as their Platoon leader, with only one Artillery vehicle allowed per Platoon. The new Persistent Platoons also mean that friends and recent players you’ve fought alongside in battle will easily be able to join you or others by joining games through player profiles.
For more details on Update 4.6 of World of Tanks: Mercenaries, visit: https://console.worldoftanks.com/news/update-46/.