June 15, 2020 — The anniversary activities continue to ramp up as World of Tanks’ 10th birthday nears in August. The newly launched Act III will introduce a fun limited-time game mode, “Crouching Strumtiger”, focused on the widely fiercely requested Sturmpanzer VI Sturmtiger. Players can also take on a new set of anniversary missions, which will reward them with the third act’s unique 3D style.
As late as 2015, developers were considering adding the Sturmtiger to the game, but due to its unique characteristics and features, there was not a natural fit for it in the tech tree. Players continued to request it, but it was never added into the game. Now, several years later, there still might not be a place for this German SPG in the formal tech tree, but that doesn’t mean it can’t make its way into World of Tanks in a unique and fun way.
For the first time ever, players will be able to get their hands on this legendary war machine, and the Sturmpanzer VI Sturmtiger is unlike anything tankers have ever seen before. This Tier X German artillery goes against the grain of the abilities its real-life counterpart is known for: an incredible agility will leave tankers stunned. Fear not the Sturmtiger retains the devastating firepower that’s typical for top-tier vehicles and amplifies it to a new level of damage and mayhem.
“The Sturmtiger is a wonderful piece of military vehicle history, but the real-life vehicle itself is rather unbalanced, which made it very hard to naturally fit in our game all those years ago,” states Dmitriy Trofimov, Game Designer for World of Tanks. “It’s armor would be comparable to Tier VII or VIII, but its gun caliber… well, it’s something special. At 38cm, it’s 14cm more than anything else in our game.”
These colossal beasts will battle it out in teams of 10 on 5 different maps: Ensk, Widepark, Tundra, Mines and Airfield. The Crouching Sturmtiger game mode will be available for one week only, running from 17th June through June 24th.
For more information about Act III, visit: https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/game-events/10-year-anniversary-act-3-event/