As promised, today we have more details about Armored Warfare to share with you! Let’s talk about the development of your vehicles and the progression system!
In Armored Warfare, arms suppliers are independent dealers who are willing to sell vehicles from their catalogues to players that lead their own military corporations. However, they are not going to offer arms to just anyone. Players need to build up their reputation with the dealer through victory on the battlefield; only then will they have access to the most powerful machinery.
Progress is shown through a tree graph where each branch represents a separate dealer. Each dealer offers unique vehicles, so players need to determine which play style they prefer, and then specialize. Vehicles may be collected on a particular branch of one dealer based on common features, rather than nation of origin. The vehicles on a branch are divided by level, from 1 to 8. Levels are determined by the overall efficiency of the vehicles in battle as compared to other vehicles.
Aside from dealer branches, vehicles will also be combined into blocks that share a common parameter, such as country, region, class, manufacturer, role in battle, play style, armament, etc. Players will always have access to the first vehicle of all dealers (the starting block) once that dealer is unlocked, but all other blocks for that dealer must be unlocked. This unlocking could require that certain achievements be completed, such as defeating a certain number of enemies with a particular tank, or inflicting a set amount of damage with a given weapon. This will prove your worth to the dealer, and they will unlock a new block of vehicles, where each vehicle can be subsequently unlocked. This flexible system provides gameplay diversity and means progress is not dependent on an abstract sense of experience, which is unrelated to player skill and sometimes out of the player’s control.
After selecting and obtaining vehicles, the player gets access to a block of upgrades for the specific vehicle that they’ve purchased. These will include various modifications, but this is a big topic that we’ll discuss separately.