Think you have what it takes to uncover the mysteries surrounding the eerie town of Mirny-13 this Halloween? To guide you through this new game mode, we've prepared a breakdown of what it’s all about and how it works.
Read on for some useful survival tips!
How to Play
There are 6 types of enemies you may encounter in battle. Each of them requires special tactics.
Mirium is a special matter that is required to activate Magnus. It can be collected from destroyed guards.
The collected Mirium must be delivered to Magnus to activate the mechanism to return home.
You will play as a team of 5 (or platoon of 2 to 5) and take on a fearsome team of AI whose sole task is to ensure you have no treats this Halloween. The goal is to progress through as many Phases and collect as much of the mysterious substance known as “Mirium” as you can.
Enemy vehicles drop Mirium when destroyed, so don't be shy about taking them out! Once you have collected enough Mirium, bring it to the collector, Magnus, to deposit before time runs out. The icons on the minimap will show you where your adversaries are going to spawn, and where to find Magnus in each Phase.
Important points to note:
- You will only see Mirium that can be collected directly by your vehicle.
- The more damage you cause to an enemy vehicle, the greater the amount of Mirium it drops.
- The amount of Mirium obtained by each player is shown in the purple circle next to their username on the top left of the screen.
- If your vehicle is destroyed, all collected matter is dropped. The dropped matter can be collected by any allied vehicle.
- You're free to farm more Mirium than is required to complete the Phase; the excess will carry over to the next Phase. But be sure not to run out of time!
We strongly suggest that you platoon to get the best out of this mode. Good teamwork is critical to your survival! If you haven't already formed your team, head on over to our official Discord channel to recruit like-minded tankers; you can also use the voice channels to communicate more effectively.
Enemies in Mirny-13
Now, let’s summarize what you’re up against and how to deal with each AI.
A basic enemy with "normal" behaviour.
Do what you need to do to take it down, but don’t waste too much time on these. These can be vicious in groups, so don’t allow yourself to get surrounded. Make sure you finish them off and collect all the Mirium quickly.
This particular enemy type will appear as a Churchill, Sherman, Pershing, Churchill BP, Patton or Caernarvon).
Leader of the Guards; a strong bot with aggressive behaviour.
Use teamwork to even the odds, and try to take it down quickly without losing too much time or HP. Try to avoid letting any of the other AI take advantage of any reckless behaviour.
Materializes in the form of a T28 Prototype.
A fast but weak enemy that tries to escape; can lure players to stronger bots. Has lots of Mirium on board.
Act quickly and decisively, but be wary of getting into a difficult and possibly, no-win situation.
You will recognize this tank as the Luchs.
A fast kamikaze tank that tries to ram into the player and explodes upon contact.
Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge–and if that fails, do a barrel roll. Whatever it takes, don’t let them touch you, and if you can, take them out before they get close. Fortunately, only one shot is needed to destroy them.
Constantly stalks the player who spawned him, until killed.
Like a puppy who knows you’ve got food, this AI will follow you until you give it what it wants–but don’t try to pet this AI, it bites.
This enemy will appear as either a Panther II, E 50 or an E 50M.
A static bot that can spawn on unreachable locations (like roofs or hills) and shoots from long range.
Get yourself to an angle of fire if you can, or just block their line of fire using cover, leaving them perched like an ugly gargoyle.
An indestructible enemy with huge damage and a fiery aura that steals Mirium and inflicts damage.
This one is simple: don't engage with it, don’t go near it, don’t even look at it... and when you see it, RUN! You’ve never seen a tank like this before, but you’ll know it when you see it.
Plan the Route
Planning your route wisely will help you meet the time limit. You'll manage to collect Mirium and deliver it to Magnus if you don't waste time.
Coordinate your actions. Remember that you can't handle this alone. Provide cover for your allies and keep in mind that the outcome of the entire operation depends on it.
Focus Your Attack
Try attacking as a close-knit striking force by concentrating fire on a single target. Use your auxiliary consumables wisely.
Maximise Free Battles
You can earn XP and credits in this mode, and though repairs and consumables cost credits, your ammo costs are free. Be sure to take advantage of your 3 free daily battles (one per tank class)!
Each time you recover your Commander, it costs an increasing amount of credits, and the count applies across all tanks. Complete Random Battle missions to earn Stimulants that instantly heal them for free!
Commanders level by collecting Mirium, and each level earns you Coins to spend in the event store. Activate your Experience Boosters and farm as much Mirium as you can in each Phase–make every battle count!
See you on the other side, Commanders!