STEEL HUNTER STAGE 2
21 September 2020, 07:00 UTC +8 – 28 September 2020, 05:00 UTC +8
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A fierce battle for survival is about to begin, Commanders!
Steel Hunter, one of the most exciting modes in the game to date, is finally returning to World of Tanks in a revamped format. It features a shared progression with Frontline 2020, called Expedition, and it will consist of four separate Stages, with the first Stage kicking off on August 17. Read up on all the details of this engaging Battle Royale mode!
THE EXPEDITION CONTINUES!
In addition to a bunch of in-game rewards (more on them below), during each of Steel Hunter’s 4 Stages, you can earn up to 3 tokens for a potential total of 12. Use tokens to grab any one of the three exclusive Tier IX vehicles listed below for 12 tokens each:
|The AE Phase I||The Object 777 Variant II||The Char Futur 4|
|Stage 1||17 August 2020 at 06:00 UTC||24 August 2020 at 02:00 UTC||Tuesdays to Fridays at 00:00 to 05:00 UTCSaturdays to Mondays at 01:00 to 05:00 UTC|
STEEL HUNTER: ESSENTIAL DETAILS
We’re sure you remember the basic rules of this mode, but here’s a quick refresher just in case:
- You are one of 20 players fighting for victory. It’s every Steel Hunter for themselves.
- Choose to fight solo or in one of ten Platoons of three (in this case, there will be a total of 30 players).
- Your main goal is to survive at all costs. Destroy all enemies and be the last Steel Hunter standing.
- Collect special objects (loot) that periodically spawn on the map. They contain resources, Battle XP, and vehicle upgrades.
- Battles will unfold on two huge maps whose playable areas will shrink with time. Escape Danger Zones as they will destroy your vehicle once the countdown ends if your vehicle is still inside.
- The total battle time is 15 minutes. Before the battle, you can choose from several spawn points on the map.
MAPS AND DANGER ZONES
In addition to Dreamland, a sinister new map called Arzagir 4.04 will appear in Steel Hunter.
The same size as Dreamland, but set in a dangerous abandoned town, this new location will offer you a fresh gameplay experience and many opportunities to experiment with all kinds of tactics.
This year, five vehicles will be joining the hunt. The three nations you know from last year received a makeover, while two new ones jump into the fray: a British Hunter and a French Scout. Each of the five available tanks can be upgraded from Tier I to Tier VII.
|Varyag (U.S.S.R.)||Walküre (Germany)||Harbinger Mk. IV (Britain)|
|Raven (U.S.A.)||Arlequin (France)|
You can’t buy ammo or mount additional equipment or customizations on these tanks.
Each vehicle will play a different role:
The Soviet and German tanks will perform more defensive roles, while the British and American vehicles are best suited for attacking and hunting. The French tank will serve best as a scout.
There are two Abilities that are common for all tanks:
Recovery. Gradually recovers a fixed percentage of the vehicle’s HP, but stops working if you take damage.
Repair Kit. Repairs vehicle modules (analogous to Large Repair Kits) and reduces stun duration.
The effects of Abilities that recover HP do not stack. If you use more than one at a time, the most powerful one will supersede the others.
Each vehicle also has one regular and one ultimate Ability unique to it:
Ability charges can be found in all types of loot except Ammunition. Regular Ability charges are in Consumables, Airdrops, and Spoils of War, while ultimate Ability charges are only in Airdrops and Spoils of War.
Crew members are exclusive to the vehicle they come in and can’t be sent to the Barracks, dismissed, or injured. They do not earn Crew XP, and each has Sixth Sense as a zero perk. In addition, the following perks will be fixed for the Commanders of each vehicle:
To upgrade your vehicle, you need to search for special loot points on the map. Once you reach these points, you will be able to collect loot that may contain XP, shells, and charges for your Abilities.
There are four (4) types of loot available:
|AmmunitionContains shells and Battle XP. Also repairs damaged modules. Marked by yellow smoke.||ConsumablesContains Battle XP, but less than in Ammunition, as well as one regular Ability charge. Restores HP and repairs damaged modules. Marked by green smoke.||Spoils of WarContains all resources of a destroyed vehicle as well as one ultimate Ability charge. Repairs damaged modules. Marked by red smoke.||AirdropsThe most valuable loot type. Contains one ultimate Ability charge, one regular Ability charge, and a larger amount of Battle XP. Restores HP and repairs damaged modules. Many players will want to get their hands on Airdrops, so you'll have to push yourself to the limit to get it before they do. Also, all players will be able to see on their minimaps where Airdrops land. Marked by blue smoke.|
The vision system uses Vision Cones and it is one of the most important aspects of Steel Hunter gameplay:
- Enemy vehicles become visible only when they appear inside your Vision Cone, which is depicted on the minimap. Activation of the Sixth Sense Perk doesn't mean you will notice enemies. They must be inside your Vision Cone.
- If enemies are within 50 meters of you, they will automatically become visible.
- When enemies are within sight, their markers and HP bars are displayed.
- When aiming at an enemy, the vehicle’s silhouette is also displayed.
RADIO DETECTION MECHANICS
All special vehicles are equipped with Radio Detection, which displays loot points and enemy tanks on the minimap within its coverage area. To activate it, press the "X" key. But be aware that using Radio Detection will reveal your current position on the minimap at the time of activation to all players within Radar range of your position.
REWORKED PROGRESSION SYSTEM
There are 15 Levels in Steel Hunter, and you won’t lose Levels for poor battle performance. You can earn special Hunter Points that allow you to progress through the Levels if you rank in the top 5 (solo) or in the top 3 (Platoon) at the end of the battle.
You can also get them by completing daily missions available in Steel Hunter.
Each Level reached earns you valuable rewards, including: