World of Tanks Tankfest 2024

World of Tanks Tankfest 2024
World of Tanks Tankfest 2024

World of Tanks and Players Co-Present the FV4005 at Tankfest, the Biggest Tank Event in the World

Thanks to its appearance in the popular video game, the FV4005 became so famous that players called on the Museum to restore the vehicle to running condition.

World of Tanks proudly announces its co-sponsorship of the FV4005 Restoration Project in partnership with The Tank Museum. With a shared dedication to preserving military history, World of Tanks is co-funding the restoration of the FV4005, a significant piece of the United Kingdom’s armoured warfare heritage. This initiative aims to preserve and maintain history for future generations by restoring the tank to its former glory.

Its appearance in the World of Tanks video game made the unique vehicle famous, creating fresh interest from a new generation of enthusiasts who have called on the Museum to restore the vehicle to running condition.

As part of this sponsorship, World of Tanks has pledged £20,000 towards the project, which will help cover the fabrication of missing parts and fittings.

The FV4005, also known as the "Stage II", holds a special place in military history, as it has what is almost certainly the largest gun ever fitted to a tank. It marks the high point of the race throughout the history of armoured warfare to build bigger and bigger guns that could defeat thicker and thicker armour at longer and longer ranges, and World of Tanks is dedicated to ensuring that its legacy lives on. Once restored, this tank will be the only running example of its kind in the world, serving as a tangible link to the past for enthusiasts and historians alike.

The culmination of this restoration effort will be revealed to the public at TANKFEST 2024, taking place from the 28th until the 30th of June at the Tank Museum in Bovington. TANKFEST is an armoured warfare event that attracts thousands of visitors each year, and World of Tanks is honoured to be the main sponsor.

"As a long-standing partner of The Tank Museum and main sponsor of TANKFEST, we were naturally more than happy to extend our support to enriching the Museum's exhibition and education programs", said Richard Cutland, Head of Military Relations at Wargaming. "This exciting historic revival of the FV4005 has captured both the interest and passion of our incredible player base. By investing in these initiatives, World of Tanks helps preserve and share the invaluable knowledge of tank warfare with enthusiasts, visitors and future generations. The Museum's dedication to educational offerings ensures that the historical significance of tanks remains alive and accessible to all".

World of Tanks PC will be featured at TANKFEST in the Gaming Zone along with the rest of the franchise, including World of Tanks Modern Armor, the console version for PlayStation®4 Pro, PlayStation 5, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X in 4K resolution, and World of Tanks Blitz, which is available on Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Windows 10, Steam and Mac OS.

In World of Tanks PC you can celebrate TANKFEST in Bovington, U.K., with the Battle Pass Tankfest Special Chapter, featuring a straightforward Progression to complete by the 8th of July. Earn two unique Wargaming employee crew members with voiceovers, plus additional rewards from 20th of June, 2024, through 8th July, 2024.

The voiceover crew members will be:

• Richard "The Challenger" Cutland: A Royal Tank Regiment veteran with nearly 30 years of service, experienced in driving and commanding various tanks, including the Challenger 1 and 2.

• David Baggley ("eekeeboo"): Known for his quirky tactics and tank-flipping skills, David also boosts team morale with his charismatic streaming on our official Twitch channel.

World of Tanks Blitz is releasing a special "Henhouse" skin for the FV4005 tank, available from 27th June, 2024, through 3rd July, 2024. Players can earn this exclusive skin by completing a special quest which spans seven days and is playable in all modes. The quest features multiple stages with various rewards, culminating in the "Henhouse" skin as the final prize. To complete the quest, players must achieve a total of 100,000 HP of damage.

World of Tanks Modern Armor will announce the Tankfest 2024 Challenge, running from 25th June, 2024, through 2nd July, 2024. This year, players will have the chance to earn the iconic Tiger 131 tank from The Tank Museum for free. The challenge consists of a personal Progression component, through which players can obtain the Tiger 131, and a community challenge that unlocks items for all participants. Players will earn points by playing in vehicles from The Tank Museum's collection, which further connects the event to the Museum. Additionally, a special skin for the FV4005 tank will be available—details on how to obtain this will be shared soon.

And that is not all! A special TANKFEST collection is available in World of Tanks official licensed stores: and It features a range of products, including clothing (T-shirts and hoodies), mugs and tumblers.

This is the 12th consecutive year of a longstanding partnership between World of Tanks and the Museum. Besides that, they have had other cooporations in the past, such as creating an education centre in 2013, plus supporting a multitude of restoration projects over the years. They also partnered in 2020 to co-launch TANKFEST Online, a pioneering digital event. Another notable addition to the visitor experience is the World of Tanks Gaming Zone, which offers a unique history-learning experience. These initiatives showcase Wargaming's commitment to restoration, education and innovation in promoting the appreciation of armoured warfare history.

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About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 16 offices around the world, including studios in Chicago, Prague, Shanghai, Tokyo, Vilnius and Belgrade. Millions of players enjoy Wargaming's titles across all major gaming platforms. Our flagship products include the free-to-play hits World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Tanks Blitz.

About The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks in modern, awe-inspiring exhibitions.

The Museum houses 300 vehicles, representing every major conflict since the First World War. Its moving exhibitions tell the story of this British invention, from the mud of the Somme to the beaches of Normandy and the deserts of Iraq—featuring powerful stories from the soldiers that fought in them.

With 10 exhibitions to explore, The Tank Museum is Dorset’s largest indoor attraction. The majority of visitors allow four to five hours for their visit—while others take full advantage of their annual pass to return the following day!
Highlights include the immersive Trench Experience and The Tank Story Hall—featuring key exhibits such as the first ever tank, the modern Challenger 2 and the notorious Tiger tank. Recently opened is a major Second World War exhibition, " World War Two: War Stories", and an exhibition that marks The Tank Museum’s Centenary examining the tank in popular culture.

About World of Tanks PC

World of Tanks PC is the first team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to tank warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with gamers all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 800 armored vehicles from 11 nations, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

About World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz is a cross-platform, free-to-play, team-based MMO action game dedicated to fierce tank combat. Available on iOS, macOS, Android, Windows 10, Steam and Nintendo Switch, the game lets players control over 400 legendary armored vehicles.

World of Tanks Blitz is a fun, lighthearted approach to the genre that bends the rules of reality and puts an engaging twist on tank combat. Deep mechanics and realistic physical models across both authentic and alternative historical settings, combine to create fluid gameplay and tactical diversity.

About World of Tanks Modern Armor

World of Tanks Modern Armor is a team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored combat. Players immerse themselves in fierce 15v15 tank combat with opponents from around the world, fight it out on a variety of maps and take command of their preferred vehicle out of over 900 tanks from 11 different nations.

World of Tanks Modern Armor is played by millions of players worldwide and is available on PlayStation®4 and 5 and on Xbox One and Xbox Series S and X. World of Tanks Modern Armor can be downloaded for free by all PlayStation Network and Xbox Live account holders, with stunning 4K resolution and HDR support on PlayStation®4 Pro, PlayStation 5, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

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