Wargaming is launching a local World of Tanks server for Aussie and New Zealand players

Matt Sayer 17 October 2017 NEWS


Tankers Down Under will soon be able to fight without any pesky lag or connection issues.

Wargaming, the studio behind World of Tanks, has some exciting news for Aussie and New Zealand players of the enormously-popular tank 15v15 warfare game. This November, Wargaming will launch the first Aussie server for World of Tanks, which should drastically reduce ping times and improve network connectivity for all players Down Under.

Manager for Wargaming in Australia and New Zealand Travis Plane hopes that the improvements a local server will bring will encourage players to spend more time with the game, and potentially even draw ex-fans back for another round of the historically-authentic tank combat game.

A local server is the number one request from our community," said Plane. "It’s a long time coming but we hope that our players and the community can see that we’re truly committed to investing in Australia and New Zealand."

The local server will go online from 1 November, and to begin with it'll only be active from 6:00PM to 12:00AM AEDT. As the Aussie and New Zealand player base grows, Wargaming will extend those hours, with the aim to have full-time local servers up and running in 2018.

In celebration of the launch of a local server, Wargaming is hosting special parties for World of Tanks players in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne. The Auckland party will kick off on Friday 20 October, the Melbourne party will take place at PAX on Thursday 26 October and the Sydney party will wrap things up tight in time for launch on Wednesday 1 November.

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