Happy April 1, Commanders!
Today is normally filled with rampant silliness and jovial antics, and who doesn't like that? But strap in and sit tight—this is no April Fools joke!
Until April 2 at 02:00 CEST (UTC +2), the Advance mode under the Stonghold: Battles tab will be available for Tier I vehicles, instead of the usual Tier X vehicles. Advances will be available at 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, and 23:00 CEST (UTC+2).
That's right! Welcome to the ultimate test to confirm what we already know—Tier I is the best tier for competitive modes. Depending on how the test goes, there's a chance we'll switch clan wars and monthly tournaments to Tier I only as well, so stay tuned for more updates. If you're new to the mode, check out the guide below.
Why not turn the tide of battle and recognize the amazing Tier I tanks that thrill us with frenzied epic battles? Every player is familiar with the starting tier, and while some may be able to master Tier X vehicles, not everyone can handle a Tier I brute and dominate the combat arena.
Step back from your honed heavies and tactical tank destroyers, and take command of merciless machines. Lift up the hatch, jump into the Commander's seat, and prove your prowess with vehicles including the best tank in the galaxy: the
Don't fret, the mode will still be played in the 15v15 format on the usual maps for this mode. Just make sure to keep the peace among your teammates as you lose coordination in Tier I Random Battles! Give your teammates a break even if they falter early!
The Advance mode is a series of battles between two clan detachments on bridgeheads. The ultimate aim is to capture all enemy Lines and the Citadel.
To fight in an Advance, clans create detachments and choose bridgeheads. Opponents are matched by player skill. If there are no clans of equal skill in the queue, your enemy is selected at random and could be stronger or weaker than you.
Advances follow the rules below:
- Vehicle tier: Typically Tier X, although Tier Is will battle it out on April 1
- Number of players in a detachment: 12–15
- Maximum number of legionnaires: 5
- Battle type: Standard battle
- Single battle duration: Up to 10 minutes
- Advance duration: Up to 56 minutes