FAQ

 

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 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!


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General

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 3 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. 

 

Tanks

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 190 armored vehicles from the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and Germany. More nations are planned to be added at a later date.

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 artillery. In addition, prototype vehicles that never saw life behind design documents and small models are also playable.

What role do tank destroyers and artillery 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 cannons capable of engaging enemy vehicles from long distances. Their weak points are low mobility, weak side armor and a lack of a turret which make tank destroyers vulnerable to being flanked.

The role of artillery 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. They're best used as forward observers where they reveal the enemy position and relay that information back to the rest of the team.

What role do heavy and medium tanks play?

Heavy tanks are slow, well armored vehicles designed to turn the tide of a battle. Given their slow speed, heavies are best suited at going straight towards the action, where their armor can deflect enemy shots allowing opportunites for your teammates to fire. Heavies also pack a punch with their powerful cannons allowing them to be a dominant force on the battlefield.

Medium tanks are versatile, all-around vehicles capable of filling multiple roles admirably depending on how the battle progresses. Some mediums are quick and maneuverable, perfect for taking forward positions to detect or flank the enemy. Slower mediums tend to have better armor and are best suited at supporting heavy tanks or defending the base.

 

Gameplay

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 including coordinating attacks with your teammates, controling important areas of the map and which enemy vehicles need to be eliminated first.

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 action. Up to 15 armored vehicles will be assigned to each team putting 30 players in each match. Prepare for epic battles, console players!

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.

What game modes are there?

Teams of up to 15 players will clash with other teams in three different battle modes, each with its own unique victory conditions.

Standard Battle - Your most common battle type, teams will spawn on opposite sides of the map and victory can be achieved by either eliminating all members of the enemy team or capturing the enemy base.

Encounter - A king of the hill battle type where both teams must capture the neutral base which is located usually in the center of the map. You can also destroy the entire enemy to achieve victory.

Assault - This mode designates one team as the attacking team and the other as the defenders. The defending team must protect the sole flag either by destroying the attacking team or until the 10 minute game limit expires.

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 also provides a one time bonus of Free XP, Gold and Silver! You can also refer to our guides section here.

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. There are currently four control schemes and all control 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. You'll also be able to add additional camouflage bonuses to your vehicle after you begin earning Silver through playing battles. 

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.

 

Maps

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.

 

Development

What’s a tech tree?

All of the armored vehicles in World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition are divided by nation. Within each nation, vehicles are compiled into a tech tree. In order to get a desired vehicle, players will climb these trees. You start off with the oldest and lowest tier of vehicles, and by playing through battles you’ll earn Experience and Silver that can be put towards earning the next vehicle along the same tree.

Do vehicles have their own crews?

Every vehicle will have its own Crew member - the Commander. By taking Crews to 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. Check out this video guide for more information.

Also, you can assign an existing Crew member to a Premium vehicle as long as he is trained in the same vehicle type and nation. Example, you can assign the Crew of the VK 36.01 (H) to the Löwe because both vehicles are German heavy tanks.

Can I have more than one vehicle in my Garage?

Players will be able to store every vehicle available in game in their Garage once they have purchased Garage Slots. It helps to buy additional Slots when planning to purchase new vehicles. When vehicles are sold, the Slot remains vacant in your Garage.

Premium vehicles purchased via the Store tab in the client come bundled with its own Slot.

 

Finances

How does the economy work in World of Tanks?

Players earn Silver by taking part in battles and contributing to their team. Apart from Silver, there is Gold that every player can purchase with Microsoft Currcency. Gold can be used to purchase Premium time that will provide a 50% Silver and Experience boost per battle played while it is active.

Does a losing team get Silver after a battle?

Yes, but the total sum is less than if the team won.

Will my in-game purchase carry over between World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition and World of Tanks PC?

No, as accounts for World of Tanks PC and World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition will never be unified, all purchases for your console account must be made through the in-game interface, which goes through the Xbox Store. You cannot make purchases for your console account on the Wargaming.net Premium Shop.

 

Features

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.