If you love space and also tanks, you're in luck. "World of Tanks Blitz" wants to fly you to the moon this week.
The free-to-play tank battle game has transformed the Sea of Tranquility — yes, the famed landing site of NASA's Apollo 11 (opens in new tab) mission — into a lunar battleground in a new Gravity Force mode. The limited-time game mode features crazy physics that send you flying across the lunar surface on cannon recoil and shows what tank fighting just might look like in the one-sixth gravity of the moon.
"We are excited to bring players an outer-space experience, with real outer-space prizes!" World of Tanks product director Andrey Ryabovol said in a statement. "Get prepared for moon mechanics that will have commanders and tanks fighting physics across many different maps, and we look forward to rewarding the best out-of-this-world warriors among you!"
Those prizes include certificates for moon land from the Lunar Embassy for the best Gravity Force players, according to World of Tanks developers. The Gravity Force mode can also be played on other game maps beyond the new Sea of Tranquility mode.
"World of Tanks Blitz" launched the Gravity Force mode on Saturday (April 10) — just in time for the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 13 mission (opens in new tab), but it won't last forever. The event runs through Thursday (April 16).
"World of Tanks Blitz (opens in new tab)" is a free massively multiplayer online (MMO) game available on on iOS, macOS, Android, Windows 10 and Steam (opens in new tab). You can get a taste of what World of Tanks Blitz on the moon looks like in the stream below.
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