By: Robert Workman June 27, 2014 0 Comments

The global multiplayer phenomenon comes to mobile.

After spending years entertaining players on PC, Wargaming's World of Tanks has come to mobile with the new Blitz release. While limited in terms of controls (you'll use touchscreen tactics instead of a keyboard or joystick), Blitz offers plenty of tank-shooting fun with other players, along with a bevy of upgrades to make yourself the ultimate soldier.

Here some Blitz tips to pulverize the opposition. No need to "tank" us.

How do I play World of Tanks Blitz?

World of Tanks Blitz works similar to the previously released versions. You'll enter a battle alongside teammates in an effort to take over enemy bases and defeat rival tanks roaming through the territory. You'll need to move consistently and shoot accurately if you hope to survive, but practice certainly makes perfect.

The left virtual stick controls movement, and arrows on the ground show exactly where your tank will go direction-wise. Meanwhile, you'll use your right finger to move the camera around, locking onto targets. You can also lock in through a sniper mode, which limits your movement but gives you a better view of enemy positions.

Of course, there's also the fire button. When it comes to firing shells, remember that it takes a few seconds for your team to reload the cannon. Pace yourself and don't let loose with a bunch of shots. Time these rounds and hit enemies, particularly in non-armored sections on the side or back. Boom!

How do I take care of my team and tank in World of Tanks Blitz?

After defeating enemies, you'll have the option to use health packs and armor to keep your crew healthy and your tank up-and-running. You'll get blown to bits quite often, but it helps to keep things balanced, especially when you're in a winner-take-all match with fellow players. Make sure to keep plenty of these supplies on hand, especially when you enter new battles. You'll find plenty of rations and upgrades in your garage before heading into each fight.

Do you have any team tactics for World of Tanks Blitz?

The best thing you can do is keep moving and try to avoid open spaces. Enemy tanks will lock on if you roam out in the open. Look for alternate paths and rely on teammates to try and draw out rivals so you can blast them to smithereens. Just don't forget to keep moving.

How do I upgrade to a new tank in World of Tanks Blitz?

Simply head to your garage. As you win battles you'll earn plenty of credits, which you can turn around to fortify your tank, improve its performance or upgrade it to a new model entirely. Be sure to shop around and see what firing options and speeds are available. It never hurts to mix and match, and check out what other tanks are capable of doing in the long run.

Do I need to pay for anything in World of Tanks Blitz?

There are options to buy better equipment in the game, using in-game gold that ranges from $0.99 (for a Tiny Bundle) all the way to $74.99 (for an Advanced bundle). There are also various tank packs available for purchase from the get-go, so be sure to check out the shop.

However, when it comes to general multiplayer and having fun with your friends, that's completely free. You will need to have a solid Internet connection and maybe a little bit of patience, as it takes time to connect during certain matches.

Download World of Tanks Blitz: iPhone and iPad

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