World of Tanks is gaining a new three versus three combat mode in the form of a World Football Championship.
The mode will only be playable in the customised sports tank and will be available until July 13.
Launching today and running through to July 13, coinciding with the start and end dates for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the mode will involve seven minute three-tanks-a-side battles. To win, each team needs to score goals through the use of their tanks and tactical shelling.
The battles take place on a modified version of the Himmelsdorf map, converted into a football field. A specially created ‘sports tank’ is the only vehicle that can be used and is free for all registered players.
Participating in the event will allow players access to more experience points and will let them earn the Football Player 2014 medal.
Wargaming’s World of Tanks has proved to be a critically and commercially successful free-to-play title on the PC and was released on the Xbox 360 earlier this year. As well as the console version receiving a significant content patch boosting the roster of USSR tanks earlier this month, the developer is also currently preparing to launch a retail boxed edition of the Xbox 360 edition.
First released in 2010, World of Tanks has surpassed more than 60 million registered users to date and Wargaming is currently working on World of Warships which is currently in alpha testing. World of Warplanes also launched last November.