Welcome to the F.A.Q. page for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition! Below are some of the most common questions we've received from our community; hopefully you'll find one of your burning questions answered below. As always, we encourage you to visit the World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Official Forum to ask any other questions to the growing community. Roll out!
What genre does World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition belong to?
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is a huge mixture of multiple genres, such as MMO, FPS, RPG, and simulator.
What do I need to start playing?
You will need an Xbox 360 gaming console with at least 2.8 GB of free space and a Gold subscription to Xbox Live.
Where can I buy World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition?
The game is available on Xbox Live for free! Xbox Live Free members will be able to download World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition for a free seven day trial.
Can I play with friends?
Yes! World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition allows you to form teams with friends, called Platoons, and battle together.
How many tanks are currently in the game? Will this number increase or remain the same?
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition features more than 60 tanks from America, Britain, and Germany.
What types of armored vehicles are presented in World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition?
This game features armored vehicles produced and designed from early 1930s up to the Korean War. From these eras, players will play as light, medium, and heavy tanks, as well as tank destroyers and long-range self-propelled howitzers. In addition, prototype vehicles that never saw life behind design documents and small models are also playable.
What role do tank destroyers and long-range howitzers play in World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition?
Just like in battles of World War II, the role of these vehicles can't be overlooked. Tank destroyers are perfect defensive units with powerful weapons and thick frontal armor, capable of engaging enemy vehicles from long distances. Their weak points are low mobility, side, and rear armor that's susceptible to damage by maneuverable opponents.
The role of self-propelled howitzers is slightly different. They work in cooperation with light tanks that scout the map and reveal enemy vehicles. Their extremely powerful cannons are capable of taking out enemy vehicles in one shot, but they're incredibly vulnerable in close quarters battle.
What is the main objective of light tanks?
Light tanks are indispensable as scouts, engaging enemy artillery units, and hunting down enemy scouts. Their high mobility allows light tanks to reveal units on the battlefield and transfer their coordinates to teammates.
How realistic is World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition?
It's a balance between realism, fun, and great gameplay; it's not a hardcore simulator. The difficulty will lie in applying tactical skills and coordinating attacks with your teammates.
Does the behavior of game models correspond with the behavior of tanks in real life?
The models are nearly identical to their real life counterparts and prototypes. Their firing rate will be similar to the firing rate of real tanks in training ground conditions. When firing on the move shots will scatter, shells and positioning tactics will be similar to real vehicles, and dynamics like turret rotation will depend on particular models.
How many players are in a single match?
The game is made for incredible multiplayer. Up to 15 tanks will be assigned to each team putting 30 players in each match. Prepare for epic battles, console players!
How many players are in a single match?
The game is made for incredible team play. Up to 15 tanks will be assigned to each team; 30 players in each match.
How long does an average battle last?
An average battle usually takes between five to 15 minutes with victory going to the team that completes the listed objective (capture enemy base, destroy all enemy vehicles, etc.). However, at the end of 15 minutes in the Standard battle and Encounter battle modes, if tanks remain on the battlefield once the timer expired, the battle will be listed as a draw. In Assault battle mode, teams have 10 minutes to complete the victory condition: capture or defend the base.
Will there be a practice mode? Will this mode be available offline?
New players will get a chance to practice their skills and prepare for real battles during training missions and by participating in the tutorial. This will help newcomers get used to World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition's gameplay and dynamics. Since this is an online game, you will need an online connection to play these training missions and tutorials.
What camera mode does World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition feature? What are the controls?
The main mode is the third person view with four scales of view from your tank and the ability to rotate the camera around your vehicle. It also features a sniper mode and the exclusive howitzer mode for artillery. All of the controls of the vehicle will be through the Xbox 360 controller, with an optional cruise control option.
Does World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition support auto aiming?
The game features Aim Assist that helps you place your targeting reticule on enemy vehicles. To turn on Aim Assist, go into Game Settings and check the Aim Assist box.
Is camouflage supported?
Yes, when hiding behind bushes, trees, houses, and other environmental objects you'll be harder to detect.
What does the matchmaker look for when finding me a battle? Is it by nation?
Before each battle, the matchmaker will divide players into two teams according to their tier and development stage of their vehicles, being sure to make the battles as equal as possible. This means that teams could be comprised of different nations.
Are there any machine guns in the game?
While you may see machine guns on tanks, they exist only for show. There's no infantry units in World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition so there's no reason to use these machine guns since they would not be effective against armored vehicles.
What types of ammo are available?
Depending on a type of cannon, players can use cumulative, sub caliber, high-explosive, and piercing shells.
What about ramming attacks?
Ramming attacks are an essential part of gameplay. Consequences of a ramming attack will depend on the mass, speed, and section rammed on a vehicle. For example, if a light tank rammed a heavy tank, the light tank would take the brunt of the damage. Ramming is also a worthwhile tactic to use for "tracking" an enemy vehicle, making them an easier target for teammates.
Is there a free camera mode? When does it come into effect?
There's a follow camera that's available after you are been destroyed, allowing you to cycle between teammate's views.
How large are the maps? What goes into choosing a particular map size?
Currently the average map size is one square kilometer in open field maps; a little less than that for urban and city maps. The size of the map depends on a number of terrain elements. The less objects are on a map, the bigger it can be.
Are there any breakable elements on battlefields? How can destroying such elements influence the course of a battle?
There are lots of breakable elements. Such as a portion of a wall that can be used as a firing location to fire on enemy opponents. Of course, the enemy could be doing the same, so watch out!
Some maps are named after locations from historic battles. How accurate are these maps?
It’s important for us to keep the battlefields balanced, which in some cases wasn’t realistic on some of these maps. Our historic maps are inspired by these geographical locations, using extensive photographs of their landscape, yet tweaked enough to provide a balanced experience for gamers.
What’s a tech tree?
All of the armored vehicles in World of Tanks are divided by nation. Within each nation, tanks are compiled into a tech tree. In order to get a desired vehicle, players will climb these trees. You start off with the lightest and lowest tier of vehicles, and by playing through battles you’ll earn experience and Credits that can be put towards earning the next vehicle.
Do tanks have their own crews?
Every tank will have a tank crew. By taking that crew into battle they’ll earn particular skills that can add a bonus to a particular element to your vehicle, such as traveling faster across rough terrain or firing accurate shots.
Can I have more than one vehicle in my garage?
Players will be able to store every vehicle available in the game in their garage once they have purchased them. It helps to buy additional garage slots so you have a lot of vehicles ready and waiting to take into battle.
How does the economy work in World of Tanks?
Players have Credits that they gain through taking part in battles and eliminating their enemies. Apart from Credits, there is Gold that every player can purchase with Microsoft Points. Gold can be used to purchase Premium time that will provide a 50% Credit and experience bonus per battle played while Premium time is active.
Does a losing team get Credits after a battle?
Yes, but the total sum is much less than if the team won.
Will my in-game purchase carry over between Xbox 360 and PC?
No, as accounts for World of Tanks on PC and World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition will never be unified, all purchases for your WoT: 360 account must be made through the in-game interface, which goes through the Xbox Store. You cannot make purchases for your WoT: 360 account the Wargaming.net Premium Shop.
Are Xbox 360 Achievements available?
Players have the opportunity to explore and achieve various accomplishments in-game by unlocking Xbox 360 Achievements on their gamer profile.
How do players communicate?
There will not be an in-game text chat, but with your Xbox Live Gold membership you will be able to chat with friends using the Voice chat feature.
Will there be World of Tanks accessories available in the Xbox Live store?
In addition to adding player achievements, there will be a large number of World of Tanks accessories to personalize your Xbox Live avatar.