Blow stuff up: World of Tanks closed beta begins

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The closed beta for World of Tanks began today.  Wargaming.net is allowing players into the game to help with balancing and bug-squashing.  If you're looking for a key, why not ask us?  We've got a fewWorld of Tanks already poked fun at EVE Online and this time they're winking at Need for Speed World.  Enjoy teaser trailer number four!


World of Tanks Closed Beta Begins

London (8th July, 2010) — Wargaming.net® today announced that its brand-new “no-more-elves-and-orcs” panzer MMO action game World of Tanks has gone into the closed beta.

With servers open, the company has started sending invitations to the players who signed up for the beta on the game’s ! official site. Beta key holders can now activate their keys, download the client and jump into the tense armored warfare.

During the testing period, World of Tanks beta players will be the first to explore the in-game world and thus help the development team detect bugs and address balance issues by providing comprehensive feedback.

“It’s a great and exciting moment both for us and our players, as today is the first time we share the results of our work with them,” says Victor Kislyi, producer of the game. “We are looking forward to close cooperation with our community to make sure every single part in the complex mechanism of the game works properly. So don’t wait; just grab a key, choose your tank and get ready to wreak havoc!”

Register for the beta test at:
http://game.worldoftanks.com/registration/cbt/

Activate the invitation key at:
http://game.worldoftanks.com/registration/

Download the client at:
http://download.worldoftanks.com/versions/WoT_beta.0.4.5_eng_setup.exe

For more information on World of Tanks, visit http://www.worldoftanks.com/.

About World of Tanks

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it’s all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!
Key Features:

· Action-packed 15-vs-15 PvP Tank battles
· Mixture of Action, Strategy, Simulation and MMORPG genres
· 150 Vehicles, thousands of upgrades
· Unprecedented global Clan Wars

About Wargaming.net®
Wargaming.net® is an award-winning strategy game specialist, incorporated in the UK. Its 140-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998, the company has shipped 13 titles, including acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II. Wargaming.net's Operation Bagration RTS was awarded the Best Strategy Game of 2008 at Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI). At KRI 2009 and 2010 Wargaming.net® was named The Best Developer Company from ex-USSR. At KRI 2010 World of Tanks won “Best MMO” prize. Official web site: www.wargaming.net

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