If you’ve always wanted to know what all the fuss is about World of Tanks, but haven’t wanted to play on servers located overseas, now’s your chance. Mark your calendars, as Wargaming has confirmed a brand new Australian server, set to launch on November 1, 2017.
Travis Plane, Australia New Zealand Country Manager for Wargaming, explains:
Tankers can now storm the battlefield, roll in guns blazing and ambush their opponents quicker, making team combat more intense, fun and enjoyable.
Described as a “game changer” for the 15 v 15 military battler, the new server promises better ping rates and greater connectivity for gamers in ANZ. If nothing else, it should be more reliable – World of Tanks (like many games hosted in Asia) has been all-but unplayable for weeks, following a cable break in the link between Perth and Singapore.
Plane hopes the better performance will help bring back lapsed World of Tanks players, even if it’s only for a few hours a day.
A local server is the number one request from our community and we are finally rolling them out on November 1, from 6pm – 12am AEDT. It’s a long time coming but we hope that our players and the community can see that we’re truly committed to investing in Australia and New Zealand.
The team is hoping to launch a full-time local server in 2018, as player numbers grow and matchmaking improves.
Wargaming’s Asia-Pacific General Manager, Jungwon Hahn, echoes Plane’s statements:
The World of Tanks PC community is growing year on year, with over 130 million players worldwide. Some of our most passionate tankers are based in Australia and New Zealand and it’s exciting to be finally giving our community what they’ve been asking for.
To celebrate the new hardware, Wargaming is hosting a series of player gatherings, hitting Auckland this Friday October 20, before a pre-PAX event in Melbourne on Thursday October 26, and wrapping up in Sydney on Wednesday November 1. For more details on how to get involved, stay tuned to Player Attack!