WoT Console: Things to Come?

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Well, been a while since anything of significance has been hyped for World of Tanks Console, outside of continued map removals and War Stories (some of which were also removed after release).

Up until the middle of May, where slowly hyped up hyped up something over the course of a week, for that something to end up being a teaser for another announcement date two weeks later.

However, thanks to a quick post on the forum this last Sunday (June 3rd), we do have some hint as to what may be coming in this next update (along with hinted at balance passes and sound effects that will finally be updated a year after the sound engine was upgraded), an image of a splash screen:

 

The thread containing this image was deleted fairly quickly, but not quick enough that several people weren’t able to save it.

For those of you from PC, these screens show up when you first open up a game on console, and with WoT they are usually always updated to show off the newest “thing”. The “beta” bit in the title would indicate this comes from the Supertest version of the game available to testers.

These “Mercenaries” may hint at the addition of a ‘Mercenary’ tech tree hinted at years ago (in Creative Director PAINGod’s own posts from 2015, which you can see here) as a dumping ground for tanks and variants from nations that can’t fill a proper tech tree. If done correctly, this could be a neat way of introducing tanks that have long been suggested by the community without making each one into a $60 premium. Though this is the same development team that took three years to finally get around to making a new tank for console “from scratch” just for it to be another Sherman variant.

Still, more intriguing than yet another reskin premium:

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Well, we can always hope it’s not only reskins. Fingers crossed this one turns things around.

14 comments on “WoT Console: Things to Come?

  1. Sounds like they might be trying to recoup some of the work Wargaming Seattle sank into their Excalibur project now that they’ve shuttered that studio.




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  2. RAD FROOD 25 (Console) says:

    Well we shall see what happens on Wednesday and see the shit storm on the forums about how crap it is




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  3. Anonymous says:

    I played (past tense) PC, and my son plays console. Console is actual quite different than PC play wise, and you do not have the power creep or MM problems on console.




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    • DecoNoir says:

      “Don’t have power creep”…

      Yeah, not like we haven’t had near every tank and tech tree that PC complains about regularly added or anything….




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Console is SO MUCH better than PC, in that it has all the maps (and more), you actually play top tier most of the time, and real power creep premiums.

    I wish there was a way I could play it on PC without having to own a Xbox.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    I think this is more of a game mode then it is a tech tree. I’m betting on a battle royal gamemode for console. Everyone’s doing it. The next Call of Duty, Battefield, and so on. I personally hate them all, but I could see how this is a batteroyal mode.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I can see them trying out a FFA mode with semi-limited tank selections, for example (like a choice of 3-4 different tanks of each nation)
      which would be interesting, would be cool to “take on all comers” in some of my high-end light tanks 🙂




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  6. Anonymous says:

    well……… i like trains choo choooooo

    (totally not related to this post)




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  7. Is that An amx 13 105 Hull with a Sheridan turret!?(in the wot mercenary picture top right)




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  8. Well the first part of the announcement was posted on the console website today with some rather amusing and horrifying pictures.. of a console exclusive tech tree that will start with 5 tanks and be updated from there. Things such as the new mini mutant born between an is1 hull and a t29 turret with the gun and mantlet of a tiger. Mobility of the Russians, turret of the Americans, firepower of the Germans. Im kinda looking forward to it but I wont hold my breath. Hopefully they will give us the proper update notes soon.




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