Blitz on Your Wrist!
Here's some good news for artillery fans. A new companion app for World of Tanks: Blitz is coming right up! Very soon, you can release a devastating rain of ammo on selected areas with the press of a button.
Our development team has been really excited about the newly finished "World of Tanks: Artillery" companion app. We are happy to announce that it will be ready for deployment soon!
To simulate the teamwork required to call an artillery strike in real life, this app has been developed for Apple Watch users to support each other in battle.
Here's how the strike request system works:
An artillery strike is a truly devastating attack. We wanted to make sure that the implementation of this new mechanic didn't suddenly undo Blitz's balance, so only one player on each team is awarded a strike. In order to be awarded a strike, a player must spot two or more enemy vehicles and have synced their World of Tanks: Blitz account with a World of Tanks: Artillery account.
Once all enemy vehicles have been spotted, a player is randomly selected from the pool of potential candidates. That player will then be able to set the target area using their Apple Watch.
Requesting a Strike
Once a player is awarded a strike, and after they set the target area, they must then make a successful request from their fellow Blitz player equipped with an Apple Watch.
The friend receiving the request need not be involved in the battle. They simply need to respond in time. Think of it more like sending a radio communique to the artillery battery waiting well behind the front lines.
Confirming a Strike
Once you've acknowledged the strike request, you'll then receive a second prompt to deploy the requested strike. A red/green yes/no interface is sure to keep things simple. As soon as you hit the green checkmark, it only takes a moment for the barrage to begin.
Every time you confirm a strike, you'll accrue account medals for successful artillery missions. Collect enough medals within World of Tanks: Artillery and you'll receive a special Bombardier insignia within World of Tanks: Blitz!
The requesting party, on the battlefield, will be rewarded with epic explosions (hopefully only upon enemy vehicles). It's entirely possible to wipe out the entire enemy team if the strike zone and timing are perfect!
Even if you aren't a part of the battle at hand, the status of a successful strike will display on your Apple Watch in real time, including a count of total targets in the strike zone, total targets hit, and total targets destroyed.
Stay tuned for further updates on our latest app!