20 Things You Didn’t Know about Wargaming


We’ve collected a few scraps of intel for several of Wargaming’s products that may even have slipped by the biggest armored warfare fan. Whether it’s a cool fact related to one of our titles, a stat about a vehicle, or just an interesting piece of history, we’ve scoured our games and dug up some of our favorites.

World of Tanks

The White Tiger (used for special events in World of Tanks) has 14,960 hitpoints. This promotional tank was released for the 2012 film White Tiger. It was used as a boss in a special game mode and mounted a 88mm L/56, as well as having the same armor as the Tiger P.

The famous French Char 2C was once featured in the World of Tanks supertest. Fans will know that this tank was a French super-heavy which was developed yet never deployed during World War I. At the time, it was one of the largest operational tank ever made.

1,114,000 gamers were playing concurrently on January 19, 2014, on World of Tanks’ Russian servers. Andrei Yarantsau had said, “…although their overall number has long since surpassed several million daily active users, the PCCU has been hovering around 900,000 gamers for the past few months. Finally, we’ve breached the one million mark.”

Crush a tank if you have enough hit points and are significantly heavier than your opponent. Just make sure you’re in a good position before you make the leap.

Many German tanks in World of Tanks have frontal transmissions or engines, meaning that crippling engine damage is possible from frontal hits.

World of Warplanes

The Focke-Wulf Fw 57 has one of the largest wingspans in World of Warplanes. Historically, this was a German prototype fighter-bomber. It was built in 1936 but never saw production.

Featured in World of Warplanes, a significant number of the P-39 Airacobra were supplied to the U.S.S.R. under the Lend-Lease program. It was a treacherous journey so that the aircraft could fight in the Eastern Front.

As of December 2014, over 415,500,000 total hours have been spent in battles across all game modes.

In World of Warplanes, nearly 70,000,000 planes have been shot down across all game modes.

In World of Warplanes, over 775,000,000 credits have been earned by all EU players in 2014.

World of Warships

The battleship Nagato was selected to participate as a target ship in a series of U.S. nuclear weapon tests during Operation Crossroads. While she survived the first blast, she was sunk by the second.

Seashells and Wargaming merchandise were used to craft sound effects for World of Warships.

The Aurora cruiser featured in World of Warships fired the first shot of the 1917 October revolution. The ship is now currently preserved as a museum ship in St. Petersburg. It was a Pallada-class cruiser built for service in the Pacific Far East.

Action Stations is the general signal to a warship’s personnel that combat with a hostile attacker is imminent or deemed probable. The alarm can also be raised as a preventative measure such as just before dawn when cruising in hostile waters.

The Iowa is the fastest and longest serving battleship in naval warfare history. During World War II, she carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt across the Atlantic to Mers El Kébir on the way to meet with Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition introduced the exclusive custom painted American T26E4 Freedom right before the Independence Day in 2014. It’s a “Super Pershing” (M26) with upgraded protection in the form of spaced armor.

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition introduced the Halloween-themed M4A2E4 Ripper in November 2014. It was a special Sherman tank painted to look like a crazed, armored monster of the woods.

Players on World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition could fight battles on the Moon in the new Lunar Mode that launched April 3rd. In it, players could experience lighter gravity and take their battles to the special Moon River level.

For the special Lunar Battle mode, players used a tweaked M24 Chaffee that fired lasers.

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has a total 184 tanks as of February 2015. More than enough to keep any console tanker busy for a good while.


For Wargaming’s 15th anniversary, tankers could send a birthday card to the company. This competition could net players KV-5, Type 62, or maybe even a Type 59. You may also be eligible to win a prize of either 1,500 or 3,000 gold.

Wargaming’s first project was DBA Online—the digital version of miniature tabletop rule set De Bellis Antiquitatis—launched in 2000. This game centered around medieval warfare in the period 3000 BC to 1485 AD.

The crew names in Wargaming titles are assembled from era-specific name databases.

The World of Tanks Wiki has over 72,000 pages and over 7,600 articles. There, you can find all you need to know about any vehicle across Wargaming’s titles.

Wargaming recently sponsored the BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation and Rusavia in their recreation of the Alaska-Siberian Air Route. This was part of the Lend-Lease program. The aircraft were delivered to Ladd Army Airfield in Fairbanks, Alaska. After inspection, the craft were then flown to near Krasnoyarsk.

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