Remembering the 100th anniversary of the first tank ever to roll into battle, we put together a list of not-so-well-known details about World of Tanks. Some of these you may know, others may come as a surprise. Find out how in tune you are with the mechanics of our favorite game!
So, when you're trying to capture an enemy base, stop trying to unnecessarily attack the enemy!
Because, y'know, cooties.
Keep this in mind when you're getting close to your next Skill.
Careful when banging into stuff; otherwise don't be surprised by the artillery shells.
Each bush on a map is unique -- some are larger, some more dense. Each provides different camo levels.
In a previous update, the World of Tanks developers made it so a tree that's knocked down can be treated like a bush, providing cover from the enemy.
If those points are behind cover but most of your tank isn't, you won't spot enemies -- but they could spot you. When hiding in a bush, find one that completely covers.
Spotting happens faster when you're closer to the targets.
Put smoldering enemies and allies to good use as cover!
Waiting until that circle is as small as possible will get you the most accurate shot.
Never again lose accuracy on the move!
C'mon, that's what your consumables and Crew are for!
Try zooming out about two notches on your mouse wheel for better accuracy.
If you're aiming at a target and it disappears, it may not have moved. Take a shot and cross your fingers!
With the correct angle, you can bounce a shot off one tank to damage another. Just be careful not to damage your allies!
If you're looking for sturdy cover, find a taller building that you won't accidentally bulldoze.
In front of a window? Find the correct angle and shoot through it to surprise your enemies.
Don't shoot at the ears on the T29's upgraded turret; it'll just nick it.
Not sure where the sweet spot is on that E100? See the "Reticle" tab in the "Settings" menu and swap your crosshair for one that says "with armor penetration indicator." Green means "go", and red means "no".
A tip for those nimble and fast-firing tanks -- load some HE shells to reset a base capture.