The World of Tanks team is announcing the start of a new event on the Global Map, where clans will meet again to prove their dominance and demonstrate their battle skills. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the tank's first appearance in battle. Birth of Titans is therefore held in conjunction with that date and will remind us of those chapters of world history.
Tank. This exceedingly common word is always mentioned in conversations about modern armies. This was certainly not the case a hundred years ago, however. When these steel monsters appeared on the battlefield, they produced the same psychological effect as the first unstoppable roar of guns. The nature of World War I warfare didn’t anticipate critical changes on the front line, with opposing forces dug into the ground and defending their boundaries for months. It took a new class of military machines to change everything.
The British Mark tanks were the first steel titans, which joined the war in great numbers. Here’s how their appearance was reported:
German soldiers were deeply shocked when they saw the tanks. Someone in the front trench line cried out “The devil is coming”, and his words spread like a wildfire. The British tankers saw through the vision slits the silhouettes in the grey “feldgrau” uniform running away from their positions. The attempts of some brave men who started firing at the steel monsters were useless.
Later, many countries saw the true value of the new vehicles’ potential and started developing and implementing their own inventions. All of this resulted in the iconic image of the tank that we now know, an armored fighter capable of fulfilling tasks requiring speed, firepower, and protection of its crew.
The introduction of such a powerful force changed land-based warfare tactics and strategy forever. In addition, tanks have managed to bring together both history and military machines enthusiasts alike in World of Tanks, which made it possible to experience what it’s like to control heavy but graceful vehicles.
Birth of Titans will take place from 23 August 05:00 UTC+8 to 7 September 2016 05:00 UTC+8 [UPDATED], and will be played in Tier VIII vehicles.
The event will be held according to the following system.
In keeping with the scenario, clans will complete tasks to earn Fame Points and orders to attack provinces that have a Mark IV — special provinces where players and clans will get the maximum number of Fame Points.
Like in previous campaigns and events, clans will be earning clan Fame Points, while individual players will be awarded personal Fame Points.
The main prize for the event is 1,400 Premium Tier VIII vehicles. Players will be awarded vehicles according to the number of stockpiled personal Fame Points. Those players, who meet the conditions, will be able to select one of the three available vehicles. You can select only one vehicle that is not in your Garage at the end of the event.Awards
If a player does not select a prize vehicle within 14 days, then the default vehicle, KV-4 Kreslavskiy will be awarded.
In Birth of Titans an updated clan awards system will be introduced—awards will be distributed among the top clans based on their rank at the end of the event. In addition to vehicles, clans will also be able to earn gold, Industrial Resource and Reserve that will be added to the accounts of top-clan members.
Details about the awarding system will be announced in upcoming Rules and Regulations.
In addition to the main prizes, players will also have a chance to earn unique medals.