Wargaming.net has struck a golden chord with World of Tanks fans. The developer has released some statistics on its first successful year, now boasting to have more than 24 million registered players worldwide. In addition to that little milestone, Wargaming.net has also released some statistics from World of Tanks’ first year, which included more than 350 million battles, over 75 billion shots fired (only 48 billion hit something) and the destruction of more than 8 billion armored vehicles. That's a lot of virtual scrapmetal.

World of Tanks also set the Guinness World Record for the "Most Players Online Simultaneously on One MMO Server", an accomplishment that they have broken several times since the initial setting of the record.

As part of the anniversary celebration, Wargaming.net is offering World of tanks players a free code good for one day of premium account access. When activated, players will earn the following during that time:

  • 50% more experience per battle
  • 50% more crew experience per battle
  • 50% more credits earned in a battle
  • Opportunity to create a platoon of 3
  • Opportunity to create a tank company

The anniversary promo code – TANKSBDAY - can be activated between now and April 16th. Additional details are available in the World of Tanks Bonus Code Announcement. Check out the anniversary trailer and press release after the break.

24 Million Reasons to be Tankful

World of Tanks Celebrates a Massively Successful First Year

12 th April, 2012 — Wargaming.net, the award-winning global videogame publisher and developer, celebrates the first anniversary of its highly acclaimed online action game, World of Tanks, with more than 24 million registered players worldwide. World of Tanks, officially launched on April 12, 2011, has become one of the fastest growing free-to-play MMO games with servers in Europe, North America, Russia and China and recent expansion into Asia Pacific.

Over the past year, virtual tankmen from around the globe have:

    * Participated in 350 million battles

    * Fired more than 75 billion shells with 48 billion direct hits

    * Destroyed more than 8 billion armored vehicles

"Our growth over the last year has been nothing short of amazing," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net. "A year ago, no one in the company could possibly imagine that World of Tanks would have skyrocketed like this. As the growth dynamics show, the game isn't slowing down anytime soon. We have massive expectations for the upcoming year, and we'll continue to drive game development that will keep our players engaged and excited."

World of Tanks holds the Guinness World Record for the "Most Players Online Simultaneously on One MMO Server," reaching 91,311 concurrent players on the game's Russian server on January 23, 2011. Since setting this record, the popular MMO has broken its own record multiple times, now with more than 450,000 concurrent players on one server.

About World of Tanks

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, the Soviet Union, and France, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrades and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.

But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own steel empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank power!

Join World of Tanks:

* http://worldoftanks.eu/registration/ (Europe)

* http://worldoftanks.com/registration/ (North America)

About Wargaming.net®

Wargaming.net® is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Since 1998, the company has published more than 15 titles, including the highly acclaimed Massive Assault and Order of War series. Currently Wargaming.net are focused on establishing the MMO war trilogy that will include their flagship armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes (one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012), and the naval World of Battleships scheduled for release in 2013.

Official website:

* www.wargaming.net


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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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