WoT: Behind the Scenes – Oyster Bay

Q: Players are really enjoying the wonderful landscape on the Oyster Bay map. How was this landscape created? For example, how did you design the rocks, seaside, and volcano?

A: We designed the landscape using models created with modern photogrammetry technology. This greatly increased the quality and detail of the landscape elements. We were able to capture the elements we wanted and add them to the map.

Q: We spotted a turret on the map that continuously fires at the seaside. Are there any other interesting features we should look out for?

A: The highlight of the map is the volcano that looks ready to erupt. At some points, you can see planes in pursuit between rocks or crashing into bunkers.

Q: Which part of Oyster Bay was the most challenging to create?

A: The whole map was a challenging experiment for the development team. However, the area we reworked the most was the port. We changed the setting and visual style of the area several times.

Q: How did the team overcome the challenges of making Oyster Bay?

A: Oyster Bay is a special map. The size and setting of the map are absolutely unique within World of Tanks. We put a huge amount of work into prototyping, creating new models and textures, and testing.

To adapt to these new conditions, we experimented a lot.

Q: How did you continue to work on Oyster Bay after Recon Mission? Were there any key changes to the map?

A: After Recon Mission, we hardly made any serious changes to the gameplay. However, we did heavily modernize the visuals. We kept the main concept of the map, which was the island, but created a more realistic setting. We designed the entire infrastructure on the island to reflect that of an important strategic base during the Second World War, and restyled one of the locations as a port.

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The Port

Q: During Recon Mission, players liked that Oyster Bay allowed them to try out a variety of tactics with every vehicle class. Can you tell us about how you created this balance in Oyster Bay?

A: One of our key reasons for creating such a large, unique map was to provide a variety of gameplay for all vehicle classes. We analyzed battles on existing maps to better understand the kind of gameplay players of each vehicle class prefer, then implemented our findings in the new setting.

  • Positions of Both Teams
  • Movement
  • Deployment of Vehicles
  • Directions of Shots

Blue – First team

Yellow – Second team

Orange – First team

Blue – Second team

Blue – Tank destroyers

Orange – Heavy tanks

Red – Light tanks

Turquoise – Medium tanks

Green – SPGs

Yellow – From the second team

Blue – From the first team

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Free Tanks: New players can receive free tanks by completing certain missions or by using a referral link from an existing player.

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To receive these signup bonuses, players need to create a new account and follow the instructions provided during the signup process. It's important to note that signup bonuses can vary depending on the region and time of signup, so players should check the game's official website or in-game notifications for the latest offers.

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Additionally, new players can take advantage of various tutorials and training modes available in the game to help them learn the basics of tank combat and improve their skills. These tutorials can also provide additional bonuses and rewards for completing certain objectives.

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