Source: EU Portal
Are you ready for a new Season of our battle royale onslaught, Commanders?
Steel Hunter is returning to World of Tanks! This year, we are discontinuing Expedition, the progression system shared with Frontline. Instead, you will earn Battle Pass Points based on your position in the post-battle ranking, and by completing special missions in Steel Hunter. There will be four separate Stages of this exciting mode, with the first Stage kicking off on March 15. Get ready to join 19 other brave hunters either solo or in a three-vehicle Platoon to be the last hero standing and emerge victorious!
Steel Hunter Stage 1
15 March 2021 at 07:00 CET through 22 March 2021 at 04:00 CET (UTC+1)
Each day will have a ceasefire period with the exact times listed in the table below. The start and end dates of the other upcoming Steel Hunter Stages will be added later, so stay tuned!
|15 March 2021 at 07:00 CET (UTC+1)
|22 March 2021 at 04:00 CET (UTC+1)
|Tuesdays to Fridays at 02:00 to 07:00 CET
Saturdays to Mondays at 03:00 to 07:00 CET
|More information coming in April 2021
|More information coming in May 2021
|More information coming in June 2021
The core gameplay mechanics of this mode remain unchanged, so you can find all details in the updated event guide. We’re sure you remember the basic rules, but here’s a brief refresher just in case:
- Choose to fight solo or in one of ten Platoons of three (in this case, there will be a total of 30 players).
- In Steel Hunter mode, it’s every player for themselves. Your main goal is to survive at any cost, destroy all your opponents, and be the last Steel Hunter standing.
- The total battle time is 15 minutes. Before the battle, you can choose from several spawn points on the map.
- Seek and collect special objects (loot) that periodically spawn on the map. They contain resources, XP, and vehicle upgrades.
- Battles take place on two huge maps (Dreamland and Arzagir 4.04) whose playable areas shrink over time. Escape Danger Zones, as they will destroy your vehicle once the countdown ends if your vehicle is still inside.
- Create a special Platoon for the mode. Gather three players, choose a unique vehicle, and storm into battle!
Steel Hunter will also feature 2 missions, each of which you can complete once a day. If successfully completed, each of these daily missions will earn you 20 Battle Pass Points. Plus, there will be an additional repeatable mission for both solo and Platoon players to earn a load of credits.
Harbinger Mk. IV (Britain)
All these special vehicles have been rebalanced. We revised their key battle parameters such as HP pools, durability, armor penetration, and other characteristics. These changes will allow you to choose a vehicle based not on its combat effectiveness, but on your personal playstyle. In addition, two new internal modules have been added to all five vehicles: Turret Rotation Mechanism and Optics.
We’ve also reworked the post-battle statistics in Steel Hunter. In addition to players’ nicknames and their position in the post-battle rankings, you will now see:
- Your and other players’ final vehicle tiers
- The damage dealt and the number of enemy vehicles destroyed
- National icons
These updated statistics will be available to both Platoon and solo players. Plus, you’ll be able to see which players used the Anonymizer.
A nice surprise awaits those who like to re-watch their battles or want to share their best games. Steel Hunter will now support the replay recording function. It will work the same as in other modes of World of Tanks.
In the new Season, you’ll have a chance to stay in battle and watch it to the end, even if your vehicle was destroyed. We’re introducing a special mode working on the principle of “follow the winner”. It automatically toggles on after your vehicle is destroyed.
In this mode, you can see the battlefield from the perspective of the player who destroyed your tank. If their vehicle is subsequently destroyed, the camera will switch to whoever came out victorious in their clash, and so on down the chain until the end of the battle. When playing in a Platoon, you will follow your Platoon mates as long as at least one of them is not destroyed. Then the camera will switch to those players who destroyed your Platoon’s vehicles.
Get ready to fight to the last in the new Season, Commanders! Battle for supremacy and boost your progress in the epic Battle Pass activity!
Brawl Club, our fierce Content Creator competition, is returning for Steel Hunter 2021! Once again, some of your favorite creators will get into the ring and fight for glory, honor, and of course fantastic rewards for their communities. Get ready to join them live on Twitch, cheer for their victory, and earn guaranteed rewards the longer you watch with Twitch Drops.
Check back on Portal in the coming days for the full details including the list of participants and what rewards await you!