Wargaming is celebrating 100 Years of Tanks with a host of online events in remembrance of the Mark I, the first tank to ever enter the battlefield. Various in-game modes featuring the Mark I, will be featured across all products beginning September 14th for World of Tanks on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Other variations of the game like World of Tanks PC will going the celebration on September 15th while World of Tanks Blitz kicks off September 19th.
“Trench Warfare Mode” for World of Tanks on consoles, the first of the Mark I game event deploys on September 14th and introduces a limited time mode, featuring the Mark I and console-exclusive map Thiepval Ridge. In addition to the Mark I game mode, players can earn the British Tier VIII Centennial Chieftain/T95 Medium Tank with special commemorative Trench Warfare camouflage by completing an earned operation mission.
“Wargaming was created with a passion for history and video games. It runs through everything we do,” said Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi. “This September, we are celebrating an event that not just changed the history of military engineering but inspired generations of creators to build ingenious vehicles. We would like to thank the Mark I, which sparked an age of tanks, and to commemorate this historical moment with our passionate community.”
As for World of Tanks on PC, players will get a special in-game event on September 15th. In “Convoy” mode, players will be driving an entirely new vehicle type: four-wheeled Lanchester armored cars, armed with fast-firing machine guns. Players will be divided into two teams of seven. One team will protect the Mark I as it moves across a World War I battlefield, providing cover and repairs to the Mark I, while the other team tries to use explosives to stop it in its tracks.
Wrapping everything up, World of Tanks Blitz is hosting the 100 Years of Tanks event. Starting September 19th and running for one week, players will take control of a modified Mark I in a 7-vs-7 battle. Once 10 battles are completed in the Mark I during, a special medal will be unlocked.