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Use Chat to Help Your Team
World of Tanks Blitz offers two ways to communicate with team members. Using the canned chat control at the bottom right of the screen, players can quickly send common messages to other players. These messages include useful phrases such as “capture the base”, “reloading”, “affirmative”, “negative” and a few others. These messages can only be seen by your team.
Players can also write short sentences by tapping the chat button on the top right of the screen. This will pop up the keyboard for text entry. After you have typed your message, you can send it to team members or the entire battlefield. The latter feature is great for intimidating enemies and trash talking.
If your tank has been destroyed in battle, you can still chat with players. You can also view the battlefield from the perspective of other team members. Simply tap on the tank icons to cycle between views from your team. You can move the point of view by sliding your finger on the screen.
Using chat and your team members’ point of view, it is possible to help your team even if your tank was destroyed. By keeping an eye out for enemy tanks and providing intel, you can really help your team. Even if your tank is destroyed, you will earn more credits and experience if your team wins. It is in your best interest to be helpful, but if the battle is a lost cause, cut your losses and play another tank.
Exit to Garage and Fight Another Tank
If the battle isn’t close (it’s a lost cause or a slam dunk), there’s no sense in helping your team. They will either win or lose without your input. In this case, it’s in your best interest to move on and play another tank. Tap on Exit to Garage and choose another tank to battle. This will improve the experience accrued to your other tanks, as well as earning free experience, which can be used to upgrade any tank.
Take Advantage of Experience Multipliers
When you first start World of Tanks Blitz, you may notice a “x2” or some other multiplier label on each tank. This means you will get two (or more) times the experience when you battle that tank. After a few times battling the tank, the multiplier disappears for that tank. This seems to encourage players to battle all of their tanks, instead of just sticking with the best one. It makes for better game play. Players will gain much more overall experience, as opposed to playing (and upgrading) one tank. This makes for more experienced players in advanced battles.
It’s a tough call. I usually prefer to play my best tank. I earn more credits and experience, and I really want to quickly progress to better tanks. However, if you take advantage of the experience multipliers, you may be better off in the long run. Instead of just having one advanced tank, you will have several. I also think it is more fun to play different tanks.
Take Advantage of the Terrain
World of Tanks Blitz offers several different maps, each with different terrains. There are hills, valleys, bodies of water, buildings and other features. Use these to your advantage, given the capabilities of a tank. For example, you can duck behind a hill or building after firing a shot. This provides cover while you reload. Buildings can’t be destroyed or penetrated. They offer solid protection. Some obstacles, such as hay stacks and shrubs only provide visual cover. If an enemy spots you ducking behind a hay stack or shrub, you are vulnerable to attack.
Keep in mind — the turret on a tank can only move vertically to a certain extent. This varies depending on the model of tank. So if you are on top of a hill, you may have to drive down the hill a little in order to fire. Some tanks don’t have fully rotatable turrets. The whole tank may need to rotate in order to aim at a target. Keep this in mind in case you need to retreat behind cover.
You can use the map overview on top left to quickly assess the terrain. As you play the game, you will likely find your favorite hiding spots, as well as vulnerable areas.