Game and Reality: The Industrial Widepark

Railways and train cars, industrial districts and huge plant chimneys - ravaged houses and the abandoned merry-go-round... Welcome to Widepark, the fictitious Western European town from World of Tanks. It presents a small yet complicated and asymmetric summer city map for dynamic battles. The unique, sightly landscape and the railway embankment dividing the teams are the most renowned features of the Widepark map. Today we ask, what are the historical places and real urban areas hidden by the artists on this small map?

You can open the slider image by hovering over the twinkling indicators on the map. To compare images, leave the cursor pointed at the slider - use the mouse button to shift the vertical bar in the centre of the image to the right and to the left. Each place of interest is followed by a brief description and exact coordinates.

The map used to have the working name "Munich", which is still mentioned in the World Of Tanks replay titles. To avoid any confusion, before the official release, the map received a more neutral name.

From version 8.6, the map is only available for Tier IV–VI vehicles in Random Battles.

In the upper section of the map, there is a town and a small pond. In the bottom part, there is the industrial area, where the artists have included many outstanding objects found in different parts of the world.

On Widepark, you can recognise the objects that first appeared on the Himmelsdorf map. This technique of repeatedly using particular objects in different maps allows us to save RAM and optimise the game client.

 

The town has plenty of hidden objects, that have real life historical counterparts: an old merry-go-round with coloured flags, a trolley car, a newsstand and an equestrian statue. Which object on the Widepark map do you like the most?

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Stay tuned for more tours of World of Tanks maps, coming soon!

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