What is World of Tanks Blitz?

An overview of World of Tanks Blitz and where to download it.

Players who are new to the World of Tanks scene may not be familiar with the game’s mobile counterpart, World of Tanks Blitz. To bring these players up to speed, we've put together a brief overview of what World of Tanks Blitz is, how it differs from the PC version of World of Tanks, and where players can go to download it.

World of Tanks Blitz is the mobile version of World of Tanks that originally was available for Android and iOS devices before releasing for Windows 10 and eventually launching on Steam in late 2016. It shares many similarities to the standard PC version of World of Tanks, but due to mobile device limitations, Blitz has a simpler subset of features. In a sense, Blitz can be seen as World of Tanks “lite”.

Like the original, World of Tanks Blitz is a free-to-play MMO focused on fierce multiplayer tank battles. Players use touch screen controls to maneuver their tank across the battlefield. As we previously mentioned, World of Tanks Blitz is not only available for mobile devices, but it’s out for Steam as well. The game is cross-platform, which means that Blitz players on Steam are paired with players on mobile to maintain a thriving pool of competitors.

How to Download World of Tanks Blitz

Here’s where you can download World of Tanks Blitz based on your chosen device or platform:

Online matches in Blitz consist of smaller 7-vs-7 team battles on 18 different multiplayer maps. The game also offers Training Rooms, Battle Missions, Clans, and special in-game events that come standard to World of Tanks. There are over 200 playable vehicles available from seven different nations, including Germany, China, Japan, the USSR, UK, USA, and now France. Check out the French vehicles that were recently added to World of Tanks Blitz in the update review video above.

Aside from allowing players to play tanks on the go, one of the more enticing qualities of Blitz for World of Tanks players is the +1/-1 matchmaking system. This means that opponents on each team will only be one tank tier away from each other. You won’t face an enemy two tiers higher than your tank tier like you do in World of Tanks PC. Since the teams are much smaller, matches are much shorter as well, meaning you can jump into new battles more often.

World of Tanks Blitz is a free-to-play mobile game that offers a familiar yet fun way to get your tank on. If you are a World of Tanks player who plans to transition to Blitz, keep in mind that the player base has a different feel than what you may be used to on PC.

The maps are smaller as well, which can alter how certain tank roles are played. For example, players that are used to long range sniping in Tank Destroyers may have to adjust their play style to accommodate for the shorter distances of the Blitz maps.

World of Tanks Blitz is a great option for players looking for a simple yet addictive alternative to the tank MMO we know and love, especially for those looking to get in a few battles while away from their gaming PC. If you play World of Tanks Blitz, let us know what your favorite aspect of the game is in the comments below!


Larryn is a full-time editor who has written guides and editorial features for various gaming websites. She is obsessed with Witcher 3 and is known to put hot sauce on everything.

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