World of Tanks: Mercenaries Celebrates 17 Million Registered Players with Huge Update
A massive update rolled out globally for World of Tanks: Mercenaries on Console today to celebrate 17 million players. Mercenaries Update 4.6 is on both Xbox and Playstation 4 has a wealth of new content, like a new Artillery camera. This ‘Trajectory’ view comes alongside the bird’s eye view and allows players to have a camera lower to the ground and rotate to follow the trajectory of the tank’s shell. This is a new and immersive way to look at the game for certain. Another update, following a high level of demand from players, health bar numbers have been added to enemy and ally vehicles. 4.6 also expands the Mercenaries Tech Tree, with several new vehicles. Here is some info on these new Mercenary vehicles and Crews now available.
- Thresher: a well-armored Light Tank with an aggressive weapon. It’s operated by Dark Fox, a New Zealander who served under British command during World War II before going rogue and seeking revenge against Axis forces.
- Long Reach: a Heavy Tank that brings together the best of British, German and Soviet engineering. It’s captained by Brutal Beast, a Swiss ex-spy who travels across Europe, liberating towns and their people from German rule.
- Sharpshooter: this Medium Tank combines machinery from Axis and Allied tanks, making for a nimble vehicle that packs a reliable shot. It’s under the command of Red Sentinel, an Italian soldier driven mad by the heat as he held his position against waves of Allied soldiers in a small Tunisian town.
The Mercenary tree isn’t the only one receiving love though. New Tier X vehicles are coming to the Chinese and British trees. The WZ-111 5A is a fearsome new Chinese Heavy Tank that has excellent armor and speed – enemy tanks will struggle to get the jump on it! It’s joined by the British Heavy Tank, the Super Conqueror. With all-round thick spaced armor giving it top protection from every angle and great handling, it is a menace to slower enemies. More maps are also on the way in this update, with Caen – 1944 (inspired by a real town in north-western France, liberated from German control during the Battle of Normandy), and Pearl River, which features rugged terrain that should allow for some interesting maneuvers, flanks, and ambushes.
World of Tanks: Mercenaries is a social game at heart, with teamwork and cohesive action providing the key to victory. To improve the quality of matches, teaming up with friends in Platoons will now be easier and fairer. Players will now only be able to select tanks from the same tier as their Platoon leader, with only one Artillery vehicle allowed per Platoon. The new Persistent Platoons also mean that friends and recent players you’ve fought alongside in battle will easily be able to join you or others by joining games through player profiles.
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