World of Tanks is known for being a free-to-play MMO from Wargaming alongside World of Warplanes and World of Warships. As is typical with MMOs, single player campaign modes are few and far between. Wargaming is changing that up with a new “War Stories” campaign launching for the console versions of World of Tanks next week.
“War Stories is the next evolution for our brand,” said TJ Wagner, Creative Director and Executive Producer at Wargaming’s Chicago-Baltimore studio. “As the first campaign series in the World of Tanks universe, War Stories allows us to bring a new narrative to the game and expand on our multiplayer experience with engaging single-player and online Coop content for our new and longtime tankers.”
As fun as World of Tanks is, it definitely has the game mechanics for a campaign mode to further expand playability and there are times when you just want to sit down for a PvE session. “War Stories” will be available to play in both solo and co-op mode, and allows gamers to relive historical events, discover alternate histories, or play-out fantasy campaigns.
War Stories consists of two campaigns with three chapters, each transporting players to raging battlefields both historic and imagined. Brothers in Armor focuses on Red Army soldiers fighting on the Eastern Front in Western Sherman tanks and serves as a tutorial for incoming players to cover basic movement, scouting, sniping, with an overview of tank armor and performance abilities. Flashpoint Berlin follows a British solider trying to break through a Cold War-era Berlin blockade. Two additional stories are on the horizon, with an Axis invasion of Great Britain, and a fight for the fate of humanity on the brink of nuclear war in an alternate ending of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
First released for the Xbox 360 in 2014 and the Xbox One in 2015, World of Tanks followed up with a release to the PlayStation 4 last year. The “War Stories” campaign will be playable at gamescom 2017 and will release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 22nd — complete in 4K for Xbox One X (once released) and PlayStation 4 Pro users. The new mode will also unlock new Xbox Achievements and PlayStation Trophies and will be free-to-play but will also feature new Storyteller bundles with tanks including a 100% trained Crew, its own Garage slot, a mix of standard and Premium ammo, and access to the vehicle’s Ace Op.
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