Warhammer 40K Invades World of Tanks

This is not a drill. World of Tanks and Warhammer 40,000 are grinding their tank tracks together in the most awesome way possible!

Everyone loves a well executed collaboration. They are great for both contributors and a fantastic way to bring fans of both into the same space and learn something about the other. And sometimes there are explosions involved – kind of like what will happen when you add in some iconic tanks from the Warhammer 40k universe in with Tanks from the World of Tanks game….

via World of Tanks Blitz

Both World of Tanks Blitz and Warhammer 40,000 are about fierce battles. Residents of these universes are tough, strong-willed, and brutal. Their only goal is victory, and there is only one way to achieve it—to destroy enemy forces. There is no place for weakness, no quarter is asked and none is given, and armored vehicles are extremely valued here.

For the Emperor! In Blitz!

The collaboration of these warlike universes was just a matter of time, and now the time has come!

«For over 30 years, Warhammer 40,000 has grown into one of the world’s best known science fantasy universes, featuring a huge variety of devastating war machines. The opportunity to combine 40,000 with the amazing game that Wargaming has created opens up a world of exciting possibilities for fans of both,” said Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop. “We can’t wait for all of them to join us behind the controls of the exclusive content that we’ve prepared together».

Warhammer 40k began as a tabletop miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop, set in a dystopian science fantasy universe. Over the years, the universe has expanded to video games, novels, comics and more, garnering a huge following around the globe.

«World of Tanks Blitz has brought lots of stunning collaborations in the past,” said Andrey Ryabovol, World of Tanks Blitz Publishing Product Director at Wargaming. “Warhammer 40,000 has such a rich universe, which opens up new ways to bring each of our worlds together. World of Tanks Bltiz is a game that revels in the fact it can create a place where real and alternative histories clash on the battlefield to delight its community. We’re really excited to unveil what we have in store, so our players can look forward to some exciting news soon».

World of Tanks Blitz will soon be visited by monstrous and unforgettable inhabitants of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and the rage of battles will heat up!

This. Is. Awesome.

We’ve got no idea how this is even going to work or what tanks are going to be brought over from Warhammer 40k. But this sounds like an awesome way to mix in some Grim-Dark Chocolate in some World War II era peanut butter! I’m genuinely excited about this simply because the idea of a Land Raider fighting with or along side a Sherman/T-34/Tiger sounds amazing. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one to see how it develops later on.

 

What tanks from the Grim Dark would you love to see in this game? Let us know in the comments below!

  • RS TROUT

    Aw yeah! Taste the Emperor’s might you fascist scum tiger commander!

    • Robert Mohun

      Hilarious cuz the Imperium is the epitome of a fastist, racist, totalitarian regime.

      • Matthew Pomeroy

        you need re-education citizen, please see your nearest commisar for assistance….or perhaps astartes chaplain?

      • James Regan

        burn the heretic! kill the mutant! purge the unclean!

        Also, whilst autocratical, the imperium is basically whatever the word for ‘ruled by a god’ is- the closest equivillent we have is a papacy, but that doesn’t quite figure in the adminustratum and eclesiarchy being at least technically seperate. So kind of nazi-ish, but closer to extremist religous rule (ala ISIS)

        • Simon Bates

          Theocracy is probably close enough.

          • Drew_Da_Destroya

            Deiocracy, maybe?

          • Martin B

            Sorry you beat me to it but Theocracy sounds right. Note to self read (most) comments before posting.

        • Martin B

          I think the word you’re looking for is Theocratic/Theocracy. Checking data coils of 8 redundant drives now…….

      • BaronSnakPak

        Theyre not racist. Fascists, authoritarians and xenophobic, sure; but all races of men are good enough to serve and die for the Emprah.

        • Josh Heinz

          Except all those abhumans. Then they are racist as hell…

          • lemt

            Even then. Ratlings and ogryns can prove their worth fighting in the name of the Emprah

          • Kiskatona

            I think the qualifier ‘and dying’ needs to be put in there……

          • Josh Heinz

            You seem to be forgetting that those aren’t the only abhumans, simply the ones they *allow to live*.

    • luke-vdv

      They aren’t fascists they are Nazis.

      • euansmith

        Nazis: giving Fascism a bad rep since 1920. 😉

        • luke-vdv

          Well, you’re not wrong haha. Mussolini in WWII didn’t help…

          • euansmith

            The Italians got in early (2000-odd years ago for their first go) 😉

  • georgelabour

    Leman Russes Vs T-34s….

    My money’s still on the T-34s.

    Maus vers BEHNBLADE!

    • Kefka

      the Leman Russ struggles with its piss-poor speed and it’s sheer height of ~4.5m.
      Theoretical: The T-34 would have to score a good hit against the flanks to penetrate the far thicker armour of the flat area. All around the Leman Russ is plain too well armoured to be penetrated by even the ZiS-S-53 of the T-34-85.
      Practical: Use visible track elements to immobalize, then move for a kill

      • marlowc

        They are going to have to “modify” the 40K vehicles extensively aren’t they.
        In reality, a tank the size of the Leman Russ with 14″ armour on the front and 13″ on the sides would be confined to the roads, or hard standing surfaces. Those narrow tracks would sink into any sort of off road surface – even if you could create an engine capable of moving something with that gargantuan weight!

  • Frank

    Just a note before people get too excited: This is happening in Blitz, not the main WoT game. Blitz is the mobile/tablet version that has been watered down for the platform and regularly includes fictional and fantasy tanks from anime and video games.

    • It’ll be worth it just for the screenshots!

    • Snord

      Blitz is already plagued by weird and overpowered fantasy tanks, so they might as well let WH40k in. It would be fun to drive a Land Raider around, although I guess it will cost real money.

      • zeno666

        All Free to Play games costs money 😉

  • Companymaster97

    I’m definitely hyped for this!

  • luke-vdv

    Damn, WoT sucks. I wish they would have collaborated with War Thunder instead.

    • Loupis Cannis

      Warchunder , phaa , dunt think so!

      • luke-vdv

        Objectively speaking it is better than WoT in every way except the number of vehicles available. It’s fine if you prefer the extreme arcadiness of WoT better, but it’s just way more realistic for a game.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Sure then Peoples tanks of Russia Mother beat allz comerz! Witness mighties t-26 deflect puny tiger no problemzk! It can fightz all tans, all timez, all once! Just flips and explodes from tiniest of rock on road, no problem, Ivan fix with extinguisher!

  • Crevab

    The Imperium’s tanks are going to need some serious buffs to stand a chance.

    • marlowc

      Not so sure about that – 12″ of armour is pretty damn impressive. More like a battleship from WW2 than a tank!

      • Crevab

        In the Imperial Armour books, Forge World attempted to compare Warhammer terms with real life.

        They didn’t realize just how much better modern vehicles are than the WW1-2 tanks Imperial stuff is based on

        • Emprah

          Forge world is best not listened to, their fluff is utter dung.

          • Crevab

            Haha, what?

          • TheArtificer

            LOL Wut? was my response too. I think Emps has missed the last four or five years of releases.

  • NikosanPrime

    Hey, has anyone else noticed that the GameWire is down? I keep seeing a Post saying

    “Forbidden”

    “You don’t have permission to access /widget/special-widget.html on this server.”

    • We’re doing maintenance – it will be back up soon.

  • MechBattler

    So, they’re going for the sh1tty mobile version. Again.
    Just like the mobile Freeblade. AGAIN.

    They’re not even doing anything this time. They just licensed out their tanks to the other company, and they can’t even get that right.

    Does GW actually LIKE shooting itself in the foot? I’m starting to think they’re just completely incompetent where decisions about video games are concerned.

  • Troy Dean

    Yeah, but… Blitz.

  • Emprah

    And here I was hoping for a world of tanks game set in 40k as an expansion.

  • Vorac1ty

    They already did a collaboration for World of Warships with a naval combat anime franchise. It was just unlockable skins for existing units that were similar enough to the fantasy versions to be re-skinned without altering the hit box.

  • Admiral Raptor

    If they scale down 40k’s tanks to the size of WW2 armour I will be absolutely booty blasted >:(. Otherwise it sounds pretty neat, any one here play the game and know if it’s any good?

    • zeno666

      Played it, not very good.

    • Derpius Prime

      same. but they’re more than likely going to….

  • Loupis Cannis

    BLITZ !! Ya fookin kiddin, right , Try the real game ya fookin muppits!

  • Richard Mitchell

    Under the competent developers for World of Tanks, this game will be a big hit.

  • Tushan

    Fun, since the clueless imperial armour idiot authors over at FW actually gave the land raider the same armour protection as a ww2 sherman (look it up).

    • MechBattler

      But it’s a-okay because the Imperium has unobtanium metals that are WAY stronger than conventional metal! Just like the rolled homogeneous metal tanks used to be made out of are nothing compared to the composite armor modern tanks have, adamantium and ceramite are similarly more advanced.

      Doesn’t change that the authors are idiots and probably didn’t consider what I just said though….

  • Phillip Taylorleathley

    Typical of the lost souls team to say that warhammer is the worlds best know sci-fi, I hate to break it to you but it ain’t. Try either star wars or star trek. But hey why let the truth get in the way of yet another souls so called post.