Tank battles and historical past will collide this month because the makers of the free-to-play sport “World of Tanks” honor the legacy of famed cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin for the sixtieth anniversary of his historic launch into house.
Gagarin’s historic launch on Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961 kicked off the period of human spaceflight that continues to at the present time. To rejoice, “World of Tanks” developer Wargaming has launched its “To The Stars!” occasion, which recruits Gagarin into the sport together with Vostok 1 themed goodies for gamers. The occasion launched Wednesday (April 7 ) and runs by means of April 19.
“To the Stars! is a two-pronged in-game occasion which is able to see gamers purchase Star Factors. By buying this particular type of in-game forex by means of each day missions, they themselves will get nice rewards, resembling a singular 2D fashion based mostly on Vostok 1 and the person himself, Yuri Gagarin, in addition to another useful gadgets,” reads an occasion description.” Gagarin might be an in-game commander, wearing his iconic orange flight go well with, who will symbolize the usS.R. nation.”
In images: Yuri Gagarin, first man in space
“World of Tanks” creators labored with Gagarin’s daughter, Galina Gagarina, to launch a commemorative web site for the sixtieth anniversary of Vostok 1. You’ll be able to see that “To The Stars! website here, the place gamers may also observe their progress within the occasion.
“Yuri Gagarin proved that people can stay and function in house. His flight inspired and gave hope to all those that dreamed of this! It kickstarted the deep understanding of humanity’s position in preserving and creating our cosmic dwelling—Earth,” Galina Gagarin stated in an announcement. “I am pleased to know that, by means of the millions-strong viewers of World of Tanks, the reminiscence of mankind’s first foray into house might be preserved for years to come back!”
The Wargaming/MS-1 staff behind the cell tank sport “World of Tanks Blitz” additionally marked Gagarin’s historic flight not too long ago by launching a tank mannequin to the stratosphere.
The developer despatched a 1:32 scale mannequin of a modified Tier VI Cromwell B, a British tank that was used throughout Allied Second World Warfare operations within the mid-Forties. A highlight reel on YouTube exhibits the tank hovering first above a snowy plain, earlier than you possibly can glimpse the curvature of the Earth under.
The 15-mile- (24-kilometer-) excessive launch was carried out to promote a brand new “cosmic taste” coming to the sport in April together with a Battle Go – referred to as Operation Purple Planet – that’s starring this tank mannequin. The battle go consists of a number of occasions operating as much as and in some instances, by means of the April 12 anniversary of Gagarin’s first-ever spaceflight.
For the subsequent two week, the sport guarantees a “bathe of cosmic actions,” in keeping with a press launch. They embrace:
- The grand return of the “Gravity Force Mode” between April 12 and April 18, together with a brand new capability that “permits tanks to leap up and function within the air,” in keeping with the press launch. Final yr in April, the battle sport remodeled the Sea of Tranquility – the well-known touchdown web site of Apollo 11 in 1969 – this limited-time sport mod. It permits gamers to play with physics and see how tank preventing can send you flying across the lunar surface.
- A “Sheridan Rocket occasion” between April 9 and 16, permitting gamers to get a Sheridan Missile Tank by means of performing sure actions, not but disclosed within the press launch.
“April is a standard ‘cosmic’ month in World of Tanks Blitz, once we encourage our gamers to step out of the earthly limits and take pleasure in a very out-of-this-world expertise,” Natallia Pershyts, publishing product director of World of Tanks Blitz, stated in an announcement. “This time, we’re treating them to a complete cluster of particular actions so everybody can discover one thing to their liking.”
“World of Tanks Blitz” is a free massively multiplayer on-line (MMO) sport obtainable on iOS, macOS, Android, Home windows 10, Steam, and Nintendo Swap.
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