TGS 2014: World of Tanks to Get Race Mode

If you’re tired of pew pewing or boomz boomz boomz in World of Tanks, Wargaming has announced the addition of an exciting Tank Rally mode to the free-to-play game. The new mode will allow players to pit against each other in teams of 3 on a racing track full of ‘destruction and explosive action’.

Sort of like Nintendo’s Mario Kart. And it’s getting me excited.

According to Wargaming, Tank Rally features a revamped version of the Port game map and players must race to the finish line and capture a solitary control point – while taking pot shots at the opposition along the way. Add in the joys of ramps, explosives and other interactive objects…and you can pretty much imagine the potential carnage and destruction.

The only tank available in the new mode will be the custom built M24 Chaffee Sport tank that will be given to all registered players for free. Tank Rally mode will also come complete with a special in-game medal, “Racer 2014,” awarded for being on a winning team, as well as a set of combat missions enabling tankers to earn experience points and credits.

Now here’s the bummer. Tank Rally will only be available for a limited time in-game from September 29th through October 12th. But if the response is overwhelming…there’s no reason why Wargaming won’t make this a permanent feature with more maps and tanks.

Aaron Yip

Aaron Yip is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience. When not spending time on his gaming PC and consoles, he can be found in Hyrule solving ungodly puzzles and collecting gems.