Wargaming had a pretty neat celebration to commemorate the initial deployment of tanks in World War I, 100 years ago on Sept. 15, 1916. If you couldn’t make it to the event — my plane ticket was clearly lost in my spam folder — there’s now a video you can view to see how it all went down.

As it turns out, the tank that was replicated in the event, a Mark IV, was present in London’s Trafalgar Square 100 years ago and served as an effective propaganda tool for the British people. Wargaming even tapped the grandson of Winston Churchill to deliver an opening address to the throng of spectators.

Meanwhile, in the actual World of Tanks game, Wargaming launched a pair of game modes featuring the WWI-era Mark I tank, for both PC and console players, as well as 7-vs-7 action in World of Tanks Blitz. You can read more about the centennial event and the Tank Museum that co-sponsored it, on the World of Tanks site.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. ASD on September 22, 2016


  2. noty on September 21, 2016

    pay to win

  3. Jäeger on September 21, 2016

    This is what they do with their budget instead of actually fixing/improving their game.


  4. trionisshit on September 21, 2016

    Faking pay to win scammers trying to make benefit from battlefield success

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  6. rickshaw on September 20, 2016

    Brilliant finally, After all the work done on “world of tanks” they actually opened & read a history book, Its been long time of the games development, but at least now they are on the par to where they should of started the game.

    • Todoran on September 21, 2016

      WW2 history book: TANKS! …. the END…… cars soldiers … etc etc….. nope! just TANKS!…