One small step for man, one giant leap for tank-kind. Wargaming today announced that in celebration of the anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing, “Lunar Mode” has returned to World of Tanks on Xbox 360 for a limited time. While more than forty years ago man first set foot on the Moon in a bid for discovery, it’s time to forget all that nonsense and start blasting each other with tanks. Starting July 17 and running through July 20, players who log into the game will receive the exclusive M24 Lunar, a Tier 9 medium tank built exclusively for combat in space. Equipped with a high-tech blaster, this tank is capable of distributing punishment of the laser variety, perfect for eliminating the opposition on unforgiving lunar terrain.
Players who choose to battle in the M24 Lunar will be transported to a lunar landscape complete with gravity one-sixth of that on Earth, providing ample opportunity for both out-of-this-world combat and huge tanks getting massive air. With Earth in the distance, players will need to battle hard to take back the Moon.
Check out always-hilarious footage of tanks bouncing around the moon to the sounds of Strauss’ The Blue Danube below: