Commemorating 80 Years of D-Day: World of Tanks Presents a Special PvE Mode and a Series of Historical Activities

In honor of the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944, one of the most pivotal moments in World War II, World of Tanks is introducing a series of commemorative in-game events. These include a brand-new PvE mode called Operation Overlord, a themed Battle Pass Season, a special historical livestream directly from LCT 7074, the only known surviving Landing Craft Tank in the U.K. that participated in D-Day, and more.

From June 6, tankers can play a brand-new solo PvE mode inspired by Operation Overlord, which offers the chance to experience the combat of the Normandy landings. Participants will command the iconic M4A3E8 Sherman tank with the primary objective of breaching through the fortified enemy defenses. By destroying coastal bunkers that protect anti-aircraft batteries, players will activate extra AI-powered support from Allied forces recon planes and battleship artillery that will inflict colossal damage on targets.

Tankers will also face additional challenges, as the map is filled with deadly mines. To secure successful advancement, commanders will have a secret weapon on their side: the Sherman Crab—a specially designed mine-detecting tank that saw active service during WWII. During the historical landings, the Sherman Crab helped troops safely navigate the battlefield by deliberately detonating land mines, and it will be critical on the path to victory in the game mode.

In a special D-Day Battle Pass Season running from June until September, players will progress through three Chapters, unlocking three new Tier VI Premium tanks with Normandy-inspired 3D styles and three unique crew members. The Season offers extensive rewards that include bonds, credits, Premium Account, equipment, and other in-game goodies.

Tankers will also find a special interactive D-Day Events Map to help them learn about the events surrounding the anniversary. By progressing through a sequence of themed missions, players will get special Tokens that they can exchange for Premium vehicles, unique customizations, and days of Premium Account.

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The World of Tanks team has prepared a surprise, as it will be live-streaming on the official Twitch channel——on June 8 at 17:00 UTC+1 / 18:00 CEST from the LCT 7074, the only known surviving Landing Craft Tank in the U.K. that participated in D-Day.

And that’s not all, as a special D-Day collection will be available in the World of Tanks official licensed stores: and It features a range of commemorative products, including apparel (T-shirts and hoodies), mugs and tumblers, mousepads, puzzles, and Zippo lighters.

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