Following the growth of the local World of Tanks community, Wargaming has confirmed they are launching a local server for Australian and New Zealand players. The locally hosted server is a game changer for the widely popular, 15 vs 15 tank combat PC title, World of Tanks, which will see faster ping rates and greater connectivity coming on November 1, 2017.
“A local server is the number one request from our community and we are finally rolling them out on November 1, from 6pm – 12am AEDT. 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. As our player numbers grow and the matchmaking continues to improve, we plan to widen these hours and are aiming for a full-time local server in 2018,” said Travis Plane, Wargaming Australia New Zealand Country Manager.
It’s certainly a step in the right direction for all Australian and New Zealand players and will surely bring a lot of players back to the franchise (me included). While the “Prime Time” server is a bit of tease for dedicated players, it could be a test for Wargaming to see if the expansion into ANZ will pay off for them but any extra reason to get back into the grind of World of Tanks is a good one.
To celebrate the launch of the local Australian server, Wargaming are hosting Australian and New Zealand player gatherings in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne. The Auckland player party will be held on Friday 20 October, the Melbourne player party on Thursday 26 October and the Sydney player party, on Wednesday 1 November.
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