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Today we mark one hundred years since armored vehicles were first used in battle. To celebrate, we're launching the new in-game event "Convoy!"

In Convoy, you find yourself on the pastures of Somme, France on September 15, 1916, when the world faced devastating new war machines for the first time. So began the journey on the road to a new world -- the world of tanks!

From September 15 through October 5, take a trip down memory lane and fight in this new, exciting event, where combat is intense and dynamic, and the rules of play are novel and engaging. 

The Iron Beast

Two teams battle it out in Lanchester armored cars. One team protects the lumbering battle beast known as the Mark I, while the other team races to collect bombs to put it out of action. The Mark I rumbles across the battlefield from point "A" to point "B" -- can one team stop it in time, or will the other team guide it to victory?

The AttackersThe Defenders

For the attacking team, the objective of "Convoy" is to escort the Mark I heavy tank to the enemy base. The tank can't be harmed by enemy fire, so the opposing team will be trying to deliver bombs to the Mark I in attempts to hinder its advance or destroy it. Each successfully delivered bomb reduces the Mark I's hit points by 20 percent and destroys its tracks. Should an enemy Lanchester slip past your defenses and detonate a bomb, locate a nearby Repair Tools pick-up. Head over, grab it, then bring it back to the injured beast so it can resume its triumphant march. If the Mark I reaches the enemy base, you win. Don’t lose one second.

For the defending team, victory is achieved one of two ways: by destroying the enemy's Mark I, or otherwise preventing it from reaching your base within the time limit. Do not try to impede its advance by ramming: the beastly Mark I will snap up a Lanchester like it's a cookie. Use your wits and keep a watchful eye on the minimap: locate and pick up a bomb, then deliver it to the Mark I. Again, a delivered bomb explodes and immobilizes the Mark I, as well as taking 20% of its HP. If you fail to detonate the bomb, don't linger; move to grab a new one and try again. Time is of the essence! Do everything it takes to prevent the attackers from repairing their Mark I.

Good to Know

  • The Lanchester armored car (with a unique WWI Crew) is automatically added to your account when you log into the game.
  • In battle, all players have unlimited respawns, so don't focus on destroying enemy vehicles; rather, concentrate on fulfilling the main objective.
  • If either a vehicle carrying a bomb or the Repair Tools are destroyed, the "payload" is dropped, but other players can pick it up again for a certain amount of time. If no one retrieves it, the payload reappears where it was originally found.

Missions and Awards

Honor Guard

  • Win a battle by helping the Mark I successfully capture the enemy base
  • Awarded only once to all members of the winning team

Base Protector

  • Win a battle by keeping the friendly base secure
  • Awarded only once to all members of the winning team

Bomberman

  • Blow a track off the Mark I using a bomb
  • Awarded as many times as completed

Field Repair

  • Repair a track on the Mark I
  • Awarded as many times as completed


 Field Repair Part I

Conditions
  • Win the battle
  • Damage at least one enemy Lanchester
  • Your team must repair at least one Mark I track
Reward 15,000
Restrictions
  • Repeatable

 Field Repair Part II

Conditions
  • Damage at least one enemy Lanchester
  • Your team must repair at least one Mark I track
Reward 750 XP
Restrictions
  • Repeatable

 Field Repair Part III

Conditions
  • Complete "Field Repair Part I" 10 times
Reward
  • Personal Reserve: +100% XP (one hour)
  • Personal Reserve: +300% Crew XP (one hour)
Restrictions
  • 50 times per account


 Bomberman Part I

Conditions
  • Win the battle
  • Damage at least one enemy Lanchester
  • Your team must blow up at least one Mark I track
    using a bomb
Reward 15,000
Restrictions
  • Repeatable

 Bomberman Part II

Conditions
  • Damage at least one enemy Lanchester
  • Your team must blow up at least one Mark I track
    using a bomb
Reward 750 XP
Restrictions
  • Repeatable

 Bomberman Part III

Conditions
  • Complete "Bomberman Part I" 10 times
Reward
  • Personal Reserve: +100% XP (one hour)
  • Personal Reserve: +300% Crew XP (one hour)
Restrictions
  • 50 times per account

Important: After the release of the micro-update, the client will change the main folder for game modifications in order to avoid technical problems, making third-party modifications for 9.15.2 temporarily nonfunctional. We strongly recommend refraining from installing mods before they're updated and adapted to the current version of the client.

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