World of Tanks is getting its largest update to date when World of Tanks: Mercenaries is releases later this month on consoles.
World of Tanks has been a huge success on PC, with it attracting more than 250 million players.
Mercenaries is part of the 4.5 update which is released on June 26th. Here is the official lo-down on what you can expect:
World of Tanks: Mercenaries plunges the game into a radical new reality, where history has changed and rules mean nothing. Endless wars have left the world fractured, and in the vacuum of power left by the destabilisation of global powers, soldiers and civilians are now fighting for themselves. Anyone can be their own hero in the age of Mercenaries, and World of Tanks: Mercenaries invites players across the globe to join the fight.
A brand new Mercenaries ‘nation’ and a full tech tree of never-before-seen vehicles will be introduced to the game, giving players the chance to work towards a fascinating armada of powerful vehicles, helmed by unique Mercenary crews. Tailored to the new characters’ traits and needs, the vehicles are comprised of parts scavenged from vehicles of different nations and brought together to create something truly original. Five vehicles will be available at launch, so too will the Mercenary nation grow over the weeks and months to come.
Players will be introduced to the alternate reality of World of Tanks: Mercenaries through a thrilling new PvE story campaign: The Heist. An action-packed tale of espionage, nuclear tensions, and adrenaline-fueled tank battles, this adventure follows a motley crew of Mercenaries contracted to set up, execute, and escape from a raid on a secret facility. Their mission is to steal nuclear material for a client who harbours his own atomic ambitions, but the crew soon find themselves at the mercy of the combined powers of the United States and the Soviet Union. Players can tackle this story alone (like a true Mercenary), or band together with a friend for co-operative online multiplayer action.
In addition to the new story campaign, 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-favourite 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.
Take a look at the trailer for World of Tanks: Mercenaries and be sure to let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.