World of Tanks was created in Belarus by Wargaming.net. The authors describe the game as a massive shooter and strategy, where it is possible to play in role-playing mode.
The game is based on team-versus-team battles, which are carried out by disabling enemy tanks. Each individual piece of equipment is controlled by the user. The game essentially takes place in PvP mode.
There are five types of combat vehicles in World of Tanks: three types of tanks (light, heavy and medium) and two types of self-propelled guns. Depending on the choice of vehicle, the player will change specific characteristics and roles during combat battles in the vastness of the game.
The game started in mid-August 2010. Initially, only Russian was available in World of Tanks. However, the release of the version, where access to various languages appeared, was not long in coming, it happened already in 2011, when World of Tanks appeared in European countries.
Initially, World of Tanks was based on the principle of a free game, that is, the game did not involve the deposit of any money. The first versions of the game assumed free download and entry, but in mid-2013 it was announced that in the future all existing and future games are based on the principle that full equality of players is assumed, that is, regardless of the amount of money deposited, the chances of users to win remain on the same level.
The game World of Tanks has won the prestigious gaming award four times (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018). The game became the best in three different categories.
In addition, two world records were set in the game. So, in 2011, there were more than 90 thousand people on one server, and later a record was registered for the simultaneous presence of players on one server cluster (more than 1 million users).
As it developed , World of Tanks collaborated with a lot of famous people, such as film actor Dolph Lungren, composer Akira Yamaoka, Italian goalkeeper Gianuluigi Buffon.
According to statistics for 2018, the game has over 160 million registered users in all countries. In addition to the PC version, products have been released that are supported by mobile devices and game consoles. Also, three years after the launch of the computer version of the game,
World of Tanks – a popular massive computer user online shooter that provides a chance to play in real time. The game is an arcade simulator of tank battles, it features such battle tanks that were popular in the period from the 30s to the 60s of the 20th century.