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World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz is a 3D cross-platform action MMO dedicated to ferocious tank vs. tank combat simulation in a World War II setting. The game emphasizes strategic, cooperative gameplay, and supports up to 14 players per match.

Publisher: Wargaming
Playerbase: High
Type: Mobile Shooter
Release Date: June 27, 2014 (NA)
PvP: Teams
Pros: +Smooth controls. +Highly competitive gameplay. +Over 100 vehicles to unlock.
Cons: -Steep learning curve.

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Overview

World of Tanks Blitz Overview

World of Tanks Blitz is a free-to-play 3D action MMO that shares a variety of gameplay elements in common with the highly popular PC game World of Tanks, such as a variety of mid-20th century tanks to unlock and learn, realistic tank physics, and strategic combat. Blitz focuses on quickness and ease of play, featuring smaller maps, simplified crew management, a more casual community, and shorter match lengths overall; as opposed to the lengthy, difficult matches of World of Tanks. Blitz offers a more casual experience that can be played on the go with Android and iOS devices, giving players a way to experience World of Tanks without a PC.

World of Tanks Blitz Key Features:

  • 7-vs-7 Combat – enter a map with up to 14 players where you fight for strategic points and total enemy team destruction.
  • Over 90 Armored Vehicles – learn to control a variety of mid-20th century tanks from Germany, the US, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain by unlocking them through the game's massive tree of vehicles.
  • Gamepad-inspired Controls – snipe enemies while moving into safe positions using the game's tight controls that stand high above most mobile games.
  • Quick Matchmaking – jump into a randomized game within seconds, entering the game map almost instantly.
  • Clans and Platoons – join a clan of up to 50 players to find teammates, and then create a platoon of up to two players to enter games together to help fight the randomness of matchmaking.

World of Tanks Blitz Screenshots

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Full Review

World of Tanks Blitz Review

By, Marc Marasigan

World of Tanks Blitz is a 3D cross-platform version of the widely-popular World of Tanks game. Like the base game, players take on the role of tank commanders and fight it out in a variety of World War II era environments. The game’s visuals, although a bit lacking in environment and lighting detail, are almost at par with the original game and looks quite good on the PC. The user interface, however, is a dead giveaway of the game’s mobile roots, but, like the game’s visuals, works well on the PC. The frame rate, however, is locked at 60fps which makes the game feel a bit sluggish. The game audio is similar to that of World of Tanks and might even have been recycled from the original game. Not complaining though, considering that the audio in World of Tanks’ is already great to begin with.

Welcome to the Battlegrounds

Players logging in to the game for the first-time go through a few quick tutorial missions that covers the basics of the game, such as movement, combat, and an introduction to the tech tree, along with a few practice matches against AI. The entire tutorial should only take about 15 minutes or so, but if you’d rather jump into the action right off the bat, the rest of the tutorial can easily be skipped after the first mission, but you lose any rewards if you do so.

Fire! Fire! Fire!

World of Tanks Blitz plays exactly like the World of Tanks Encounter Battle Mode and follow the same combat mechanics. Two teams of 7 players each spawn at opposite sides of the map and must either capture the base located in the middle of the map or destroy all opposing tanks. Like the original game, tanks take different amounts of damage depending on where they’re hit and the type of ammunition used. The sides and rear of the tank take more damage than their heavily-armored fronts while armor-piercing rounds tend do more damage than high explosive rounds. Although the latter is more likely to cause fires that do damage over time. However, even with the same combat rules in place, matches in Blitz are much more casual in nature and much shorter than the original World of Tanks game. That being said, the combat isn’t any less intense, maybe even more so considering how short the rounds are.

Tech Tree

Like the original game, players can unlock, upgrade, and purchase various parts of their tank, such as gun mounts and armor, using a combination of experience points and in-game currency. Players can also unlock and purchase better tanks, and one’s from other nations, using the same method. A large assortment of camouflage designs can also be purchased using in-game currency which, contrary to the name are more cosmetic than functional. But hey, it pays to look cool. What I like about World of Tanks’ tech tree, and this goes for both Blitz and the original game, along with World of Warplanes and World of Warships, players can buy any number of premium tanks from the cash shop but they can only be used once they’ve unlocked the tanks’ specific tiers by actually playing the game and grinding experience points. This keeps the game from being pay-to-win. Plus, the premium tanks in Blitz aren’t that OP either.

The Final Verdict – Great

World of Tanks Blitz is a fun game with decent visuals, outstanding audio, and fast-paced action-packed matches that definitely lives up to the World of Tanks name. Unfortunately, with only one playable game mode, the game’s replayability suffers a massive hit. Not a big problem, if you only play two or three matches on your mobile device while on the train to work, but from a PC standpoint one game mode probably won’t be enough to keep players interested. Overall, World of Tanks Blitz is a great game especially and one that I’d definitely recommend if you like tank games or are looking for a fun casual game to pass the time on your daily commute.

Screenshots

World of Tanks Blitz Screenshots

Videos

World of Tanks Blitz Videos

System Requirements

World of Tanks Blitz System Requirements

Minimum Requirements (Windows):

Operating System: Windows 7, 8.0, 8.1, 10
Processor: 2 GHz
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 256 MB RAM
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 3 GB

Minimum Requirements (Mac OS X):

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 3 GB available space

Minimum Requirements (Android and iOS):

Operating System: iOS 7.0 or later, Android 4.0 or later

Music

World of Tanks Blitz Music & Soundtrack

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Additional Information

World of Tanks Blitz Additional Information

Developer: Wargaming
Platforms: iOS, Android

Languages: English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Czech, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Vietnamese

Release Date (iOS): May 2014 (EU)
Release Date (iOS): June 27, 2014 (NA)
Release Date (Android): December 4, 2014 (NA)
Release Date (Steam): November 10, 2016

World of Tanks Blitz was developed and published by Wargaming, an international MMO developer headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus, notable for its highly successful World of Tanks franchise. Following the success of World of Tanks, its mobile counterpart, World of Tanks Blitz was announced in May 2013 as a game that focused on 7v7 battles instead of 15v15 battles. Its closed beta test started on March 19, 2013, and was released initially only for iOS in European countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland in May 2014. The game released in North America on iOS on June 27, 2014, with its Android version coming at the end of that year in December 4th, 2014. Blitz has been downloaded over 10 million times on Android as of December 2015.  The game is available globally in over eighteen languages, including English, Russian, German, French, Spanish and Polish. The game was also ported to PC and Mac through the Steam platform on November 10, 2016.