Tank battles and history clash this month as the creators of the free game “World of Tanks” honor the legacy of the famous cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. to the 60th anniversary of its historic launch into space.
The historic launch of Gagarin to Vostok-1 on April 12, 1961 marked the beginning of the era of human space flights, which continues to this day. In honor of this event, the developer of World of Tanks, Wargaming, released the project To The Stars! An event in which Gagarin participates in the game along with themed gifts for Vostok-1 players. The event started on Wednesday (April 7) and will run until April 19.
“To the stars!” is a two-way in-game event during which players will receive Star Points. By acquiring this special form of in-game currency in daily missions, they themselves will receive great rewards, such as a unique 2D style based on Vostok-1 and the man himself, Yuri Gagarin, as well as some other valuable items, “the event’s description says. . “Gagarin will be the in-game commander in his famous orange flight suit, which will represent the nation of the USSR. “
On photos: Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space
The creators of World of Tanks, together with Gagarin’s daughter Galina Gagarina, launched a commemorative website dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Vostok-1. see the website “To The Stars!” herewhere players can also track their progress in the event.
“Yuri Gagarin proved that people can live and act in space. His flight inspired and gave hope to everyone who dreamed about it! It marked the beginning of a deep understanding of the role of humanity in the preservation and development of our space home – the Earth, ”said Galina Gagarina in an interview. statement: “I am glad to know that thanks to the millionth audience of World of Tanks, the memory of the first flight of mankind into space will be preserved for many years to come!”
Wargaming / MS-1 team behind a mobile tank “World of Tanks Blitz“also marked the recent historic flight of Gagarin by launching a model tank into the stratosphere.
The developer sent in a 1:32 scale model of a modified British Tier VI Cromwell B tank, which was used by the Allies during World War II in the mid-1940s. The YouTube video shows the tank first hovering over a snowy plain before you can see the curvature of the Earth below.
The launch to an altitude of 15 miles (24 kilometers) was carried out to advertise a new “space flavor” coming to the game in April, including a battle pass – called “Operation Red Planet” – starring this model of the tank. The Battle Pass includes several events upcoming, and in some cases up to April 12, the anniversary of Gagarin’s first space flight.
According to a press release, the game promises to be “a rain of space activity” over the next two weeks. They include:
- Great comeback “Gravity mode“Between April 12-18, including a new ability that” allows tanks to bounce and act in the air, “the press release said. Last April, a combat game transformed the Sea of Tranquility – the famous landing site. Apollo 11 in 1969 is this time-limited game mod. It allows players to play with physics and see how tanks can fight. send you flying on the lunar surface…
- The “Sheridan Rocket Event” between April 9th and 16th, allowing players to obtain the Sheridan Rocket Tank by performing certain actions, is not disclosed in a press release yet.
“April is the traditional” space “month in World of Tanks Blitz, when we encourage our players to go beyond the earth and immerse themselves in truly unusual sensations,” – Natalya Pershits, director of publishing at World Tanks Blitz, said in a statement. “This time we offer them a range of special events so that everyone can find something to their liking.”
World of Tanks Blitz is a free Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game available for iOS, macOS, Android, Windows 10, Steam, and Nintendo Switch.
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