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World of Tanks is launching a special collaboration, and all of you can participate.
Created by Hasbro, G.I. Joe is one of the most popular action figure lines in the world. Generations of kids in the U.S. and beyond played with them and were captivated by the struggle of the international elite spec ops team against their sworn enemies of Cobra, a multi-faceted and masterfully coordinated global criminal network. Uncounted millions of battles which have been fought with plastic action figures (often commanded by present-day online tankers) have elevated G.I. Joe to the status of a cultural phenomenon.
And now, one global cultural phenomenon is about to meet another. The famous adversaries from G.I. Joe and Cobra have come to World of Tanks to settle their scores in their impressive new vehicles, the B.T.T. (having the same stats as the TS-5) and the B.O.A. (having the same stats as the T-54 first prototype).
Transmission Incoming: Cobra Commander
Greetings from one Commander to another!
You know, Commander, they call me mercilessss. I would say effective… Oh… I managed to get to you before that fool Duke? Then disregard what I said. You see, me and my associates, we’re not just rebels at heart. We’re inventors, industrialists, and armored vehicle enthusiasts. I can see you are into powerful tanks. Look at this specimen we’ve recently assembled in our secret lair… I mean, our skunkworks facility. The Cobra B.O.A. can obliterate your enemies… and finally give ussss a chance to prevail over G.I. Joe. I have some military experience and would like to help you reach your goalssss.
Your decision is now, Commander. COBRA!!!
Transmission Incoming: Duke
Wherever there’s trouble, G.I. Joe is there, Commander!
I’m Duke, a G.I. Joe operative, and I’m honored to make your acquaintance. I’ll cut straight to the chase. Our intel has confirmed that Cobra have recently developed a new secret armored weapon to get an edge over us. So, we’re going to establish a presence in World of Tanks to contain the threat. We could use the help of a seasoned tanker like you, riding in our brand-new G.I. Joe Breakthrough Tank. The B.T.T. is well protected, packs quite a punch, and should be able to deal with that crazy Cobra gizmo, the B.O.A., should you meet on the battlefield. Hey, I would even go to the frontline with you.
Can’t wait to get into action again. YO JOE!!
Park the B.O.A. and the B.T.T. in Your Garage!
Available from March 12 at 11:00 CET through March 26 at 11:00 CET (UTC+1)
We have prepared several packages with the new G.I. Joe and Cobra vehicles for you. Choose the one that fits your wishes (and your wallet) the most!
- 3D style for TS-5
- 3D style for T-54 first prototype
- TS-5 + 3D style
- T-54 first prototype + 3D style
- Full package
Legendary Tank Decals
The classic armored vehicles depicted on the decals in our G.I. Joe and Cobra packages are instantly recognizable to tankers who played with G.I. Joe action figures when they were kids.
G.I. Joe M.O.B.A.T. (Motorized Battle Tank, also Multi-Ordnance Battle Tank) first appeared in toy stores across the U.S. in 1982. In every box with a plastic vehicle (clearly resembling a real-life contemporary main battle tank), there was a figure of the driver named Steeler.
Cobra H.I.S.S. (High Speed Sentry), complete with a figure of a driver, was first released in U.S. toy stores in 1983. This futuristic war machine was armed with double Diablo cannons you could elevate and swivel.
Representing a different technological era, the M.O.B.A.T. and the H.I.S.S. didn’t make it into World of Tanks as playable armored vehicles. Instead, we’re introducing the B.O.A. and the B.T.T., which also embody the character of their respective factions to the full.
Awesome G.I. Joe and Cobra Inscriptions and Emblems
Getting the G.I. Joe and Cobra inscriptions and emblems for your favorite vehicles requires you to complete two sets of special missions, available from March 12 through March 26. Each set of missions will net you 9 customization elements from one of the factions, plus Personal Reserves. Those who obtain a package will have to complete a single mission to claim each set of these rewards.
- For all vehicles Tier IV or higher
- Once per account
- Random Battles, Grand Battles, Ranked Battles
- Damage at least 2 enemy vehicles in a battle
- 9 G.I. Joe inscriptions
- 9 Cobra emblems
- 10 Personal Reserves: +300% to Crew XP for 1 hour
Applying a G.I. Joe or Cobra inscriptions and emblems to your tank isn’t just about declaring your allegiance to one of the factions, but also a proclamation of your armored combat style, or even your current mood. So, what do you prefer today, Commanders? To smite or to bite?
Recruit Duke and Cobra Commander!
The legendary G.I. Joe and Cobra leaders will be available as tank commanders as part of the Prime Gaming Package, which Prime Gaming members will be able to claim beginning March 18. Stay tuned to find out what else you will get in the package alongside Duke and Cobra Commander!
Grab these G.I. Joe and Cobra goodies and join their timeless battle, Commanders!
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