World of Tanks has spent almost a year in beta and during that time many battles have been fought between players that destroyed enough virtual hardware to build several city-states. This week Wargaming.net decided to share some of the numbers and statistics from the last year of testing and just how much damage and destruction players managed to rain down during the last year.
Over 700,000 players in NA and EU managed to fight in more than 5.6 million battles that claimed more than 115 million tanks. That's a lot of scrap-metal. But the fun doesn't stop there. Wargaming.net is giving all players that fought in 1,000 or more battles the M4A2E4 tank in-game for their contribution to the development of the game. Check out the official press release after the break for more statistical goodness.
World of Tanks Beta Results Announced
Wargaming.net is glad to reveal the beta statistics of its upcoming free-to-play MMO-action game World of Tanks that is scheduled for the release on April 12.
Over almost a year of beta-testing World of Tanks recruited about 700,000 players in Europe and North America that took part in 5.6 million battles battering 1.7 billion shells to destroy more than 115 million tanks and artillery units. PCCU number surpassed 25,000 players.
According to the statistics PzIV, KV and M3_Grant were the most popular German, Soviet and American tanks respectively over the course of the beta.
All closed beta-testers and those with 1000 and more battles fought will be awarded with the M4A2E4 tank in acknowledgement of their contribution to the development of the game.
ÂComrades, we all are on the brink of an epoch-making event Â World of Tanks releaseÂ, said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net. ÂYou still have a couple of days to spend with your friends and families before the War breaks outÂ so spend it the right way.Â
Join the open beta at:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â http://game.worldoftanks.com/registration/ (North America)
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â http://game.worldoftanks.eu/registration/ (Europe)
About World of TanksÂ®
World of TanksÂ® 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, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade 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 TanksÂ®, itÂs 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 iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!
Â Key Features:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Action-packed 15-vs-15 PvP Tank battles
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mixture of Action, Strategy, Simulation and MMORPG genres
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 150 Vehicles, thousands of upgrades
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Unprecedented global Clan WarsÂ·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Wargaming.netÂ® is an award-winning strategy game specialist, incorporated in the UK. Its 140-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998, the company has shipped 13 titles, including acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II. Wargaming.net'sÂ® Operation Bagration RTS was awarded the Best Strategy Game of 2008 at Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI). At KRI 2009 and 2010 Wargaming.netÂ® was named The Best Developer Company from ex-USSR. At KRI 2010 World of TanksÂ® won ÂBest MMOÂ prize. Official web site: www.wargaming.net