Starting from August 26, you’ll be able to experience an exciting new game event, Steel Hunter. In this mode, you’ll fight alone or in a Platoon of three against other players. Battles will unfold on a huge city map called Dreamland, which shrinks over time. In addition to new core gameplay elements, Steel Hunter offers special combat vehicles and heaps of in-game rewards.
26 August 2019, 09:00 UTC – 16 September 2019, 02:00 UTC
Before the battle, you can choose in which part of the map you will spawn.
You are one of 20 players fighting for victory, and your main goal is to survive at all costs. Choose to fight solo or in one of seven Platoons of three (in which case there will be a total of 21 players). You need to dominate the battlefield, while looting spawned treasures and timely escaping Danger Zones that destroy your vehicle after the countdown.
If you prefer, you can just loot treasure without engaging with your enemies—the choice of tactics is yours. But remember: only one Commander or victorious Platoon will be left standing when the battle ends!
When the event begins, go to the Steel Hunter Garage through the drop-down menu right to the “Battle” button. There you will find three special vehicles to choose from: one from the USA, one from Germany, and one from the USSR. Choose one of these unique tanks and click the “Battle” button to start your exciting combat journey!
Each of these vehicles can be upgraded in stages from Tier I to Tier VIII, even during battle. You can earn Battle XP for these upgrades by looting treasures, destroying and damaging enemies.
One of your main tasks is to collect loot: special objects that periodically spawn on the map in predetermined areas. They offer great advantages over your adversaries and speed up your game progression. You’ll soon find that loot delivered by air, or Airdrops, are the most valuable loot you can obtain. Many players will want to get their hands on them, so you’ll have to push yourself to the limit to beat the competition and retrieve them. Both loot and Airdrops will be further explained in a later article.
Radio Detection is an exclusive tactical mechanic displaying stationary loot points, as well as enemy tanks, on the mini-map. It is activated manually using the “X” key. But beware: using Radio Detection will instantly reveal your current position on the mini-map at the time of activation to all players within the detection radius too.
But if the enemy comes to you close enough, they will automatically become visible, as in all other regular modes of World of Tanks.
In Steel Hunter, 4 unique types of consumables are available:
Temporarily increases the maximum speed and acceleration of the tank
Restores a fixed amount of HP
Increases aiming speed, gun stabilization and other combat parameters
Repairs all damaged modules, like Large Repair Kits in Random Battles
In addition to consumables, you can activate global Abilities, including.
Creates a temporary zone in which you and your teammates may recover HP
Allows you to attack opponents with bombs falling from an airplane
Creates a temporary zone in which enemy tanks are slowed down
Creates a smoke screen hiding you from enemies