New Player Guide: Strategy and Tactics

With lots of new players jumping into World of Tanks Blitz for the first time via Windows 10 and Mac OS X, we’ve compiled a list of guides to help get you started.

No doubt you'll want to try a few battles to acclimate yourself, but don't forget to read the Illustrated Guides and Tank Academy articles. Both of these will give you a fundamental understanding of the different vehicle classes how to use them. From there, watch Bushka on Blitz’s video guide for some advanced strategies and delve into the resources on the forum with Blitz Resource Guide.

"Mouse and Keyboard" Queue

If you’re playing Blitz on OS X or a Windows 10 PC, you’ll be facing players using mouse and keyboard controls instead of those with touchscreens. Blitz uses one account, though, so your progress and Garage stays with you whether you’re playing on your computer at home or a mobile device on the go!

Illustrated Guides

Before jumping into our more detailed guides, we’d recommend you check out our Illustrated Guides. Presented in an easy-to-read comic format, each of these will give you the basics on each vehicle class in Blitz and give you a foundation to build on.

Tank Academy

Earlier this year we put together a series of guides in a quiz format. Each "Tank Academy" focuses on a particular class, so if you’re struggling with tank destroyers or heavy tanks, you’ll know which guide to dive into!

Recess Rumble

Learning how to play as a particular class is great, but what if you’re having problems fighting against them? As a follow-up to Tank Academy, we published a series of guides called "Recess Rumble," each focusing on how to play against and defeat vehicles of a particular class.

How Not to Explode

Blitz player Bushka on Blitz put together a great video series with tactics and suggestions to improve your gameplay called "How Not to Explode." You’ll find details on how to employ tactics like sidescraping or juking, use map geography to your advantage, and avoid common newcomer mistakes. There’s a lot of content to get through, but it’ll definitely help your game!

A Comprehensive Strategy Guide to Blitz

If you’re looking for something a bit more "meta" and grounded in real-world military doctrine, we’d suggest you read this useful article by forum user KimJongSpoon. Rather than focusing on detailed specifics, KimJongSpoon’s guide will help you think of the "bigger picture" and prioritize your in-game goals to get the results you’re looking for.

Blitz Resource Guide

Of course, the deeper you dive into Blitz the more you’ll realize just how much there is to learn. To that end, and as an endcap on this guide, we’d like to point you in the direction of an exhaustive list of player resources compiled by forum user putnamJavi. There’s a lot to dig through, but you’ll definitely want to bookmark this thread!