WoT: Do You Want Team Battles to Return or Not?

Team Battles or Onslaught?

  • I preferred Team Battles
  • Onslaught is better

Team Battle was introduced to the game on 08/11/2013 with the 0.8.9 update and got discontinued on 11/07/2019This unique game mode allowed you to build small teams of 5-7 members and engage in highly competitive skirmishes with other similar teams.
Today’s equivalent of it is Onslaught which isn’t exactly what a competitive game mode in World of Tanks should be. Filled with Role Skills, Objectives on the map, and increased HP of tanks are distorting this game mode.

A little flashback to the past

Main Characteristics 

  • Maximum match time is 10 minutes.
  • Only the ‘Standard’ battle type is enabled in the game mode (no ‘Assault’ or ‘Encounter’).
  • For the time being, only the following maps are available:
    • Lakeville
    • Abbey
    • Prokhorovka
    • Mines
    • Ruinberg
    • Steppes
    • Himmelsdorf
    • Ensk
    • Cliff
  • Tier restriction: I-VIII.
  • In order to participate in battle, a team cannot exceed a tier points value of 42 (Tier I tanks cost 1 point, Tier II tanks cost 2 points etc.)
  • A standard team has 7 members. It is possible to participate with 6 or 5 members per team, but the tier points limit will be set in such cases to 41 and 40 points respectively.

Interface navigation

Finding a team

Team Creation

Permanent Teams and Ranked Battles

With the release of Version 9.7, it was possible to create a permanent team to participate in Team Battles. This meant that a group of 4-12 players could play together on a regular basis, with their own team name and logo.

These teams were be able to take part in Ranked Battles, which was held between permanent teams only.

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In standard Team Battles, the teams were balanced on the basis of individual tankers’ rankings. In Ranked Battles, opposing teams were chosen on the basis of their team ranking (calculated by the team’s success in Ranked Battles), regardless of the statistics of individual tankers.

In Ranked Battles, players knew the map before the battle started, and whether they were attacking or defending. During the 30 seconds before the start of the battle, players were able to choose their tanks. If the list of tanks has not been finalised within the 30 seconds, the team went into battle with the tanks from their battle room.

The Leaderboard

By fighting in Ranked Battles, teams appeared on the Team Battles leaderboard (as long as they met the requirements to do so).

The leaderboard was divided globally into six leagues, each with four divisions. Each division had an unlimited number of groups. However, the maximum number of teams in a group is fifty.

A specific number of points needed in order to qualify for each division. To move from division to division, the team’s points had to either exceed the maximum limit, or be less than a certain number (currently thirty). It was impossible to be relegated from the lowest division.

The leaderboard ran on a season-to-season basis. When a new season started, the ratings of all teams did reset. The results of the previous seasons didn’t affect the next.

World of Tanks offers various signup bonuses to new players, which can include:

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

  Screenshots of the Harry Hopkins I tank from the World of Tanks supertest

Premium Time: New players can receive a certain amount of free Premium Account time, which provides various bonuses, including increased XP and credit earnings, discounts on tanks and equipment, and more.

Bonus Credits: New players can receive bonus credits to help them get started in the game.

Personal Reserves: New players can receive Personal Reserves, which provide bonuses to XP or credit earnings for a set amount of time.

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.

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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