World of Tanks Celebrates 100 Years of Tanks with the Mark I

World of Tanks Celebrates 100 Years of Tanks with the Mark I

World of Tanks is celebrating the anniversary of the first Mark I tank by releasing it for play in the game as well as a new Centennial T95 tank.

The Mark I tank is the first vehicle to be given the monikor “tank” and released onto the battlefield of the Great War. On the PlayStation Blog Jeff Gregg, Lead Designer, talked about developing the gameplay for the Mark I.

We leaned on classic World War I trench warfare engagements. Keeping your vehicle protected from fire, risking rushes across no-man’s-land, and covering your team’s flanks all play into the Mark I battles and are hallmarks of how World War I was fought. But that still didn’t satisfy us; we needed something more. So we looked to you, our community.

Our players are very vocal and have lots of great ideas. We listened to them and poured through feedback on previous events such as the Lunar Tank (on the moon) and the TOG Boat. After analyzing what we wanted to do and what we thought you the player would want to play, we decided this Mark I tank event needed something extra special to stand out. To that end we gave the Mark I a flame-thrower for intense close-quarters battle. Combining this new weapon that could be replenished via pickups to Mark I tank combat turned out to be a great combination. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

You can find a trailer for the new content releasing below, as well as images of the Mark I in-game.