World Of Tanks Blitz Is Out Now For Nintendo Switch.
Developer Wargaming has just announced that their free-to-play MMO 3D tank shooter World of Tanks Blitz is now available for the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop.
Wargaming announced on August 27 morning that WoT Blitz, the mobile spin-off of the main World of Tanks series, would be making the jump to the Switch. WoT Blitz is already on PC, Mac and all mobiles. But the Switch version makes it the first time one of Wargaming’s MMO titles (World of Tanks, World of Warships) has made the jump to the Nintendo platform.
The Switch version will have cross-play with other platforms. So multiplayer lobbies shouldn’t be an issue. There is an option to search for only other Nintendo Switch players, however. Which is an option I’m sure we’ll see deployed more and more as cross-play becomes standardised on all platforms.
WoT will bring 7 vs. 7 tank battles to the handheld console
WoT Blitz is a 7v7 game, which is half the size of the 15 v 15 battles in World of Tanks. Although WoT: Blitz matches are also designed to last around 7 minutes each. Interestingly, WoT Blitz won’t require a Nintendo Switch Online membership account despite being an online-only title.
Regarding its performance on the Nintendo console. The game will run at 30 frames per second in 720p resolution while in handheld mode. As for being hooked up to a TV, the game will be able to support 1080p resolution. Certain improvements have also been made for the Nintendo Switch since this is the first time that Wargaming has released WoT Blitz for the console.
World of Tanks Blitz will not require Nintendo’s Switch Online membership subscription to play. Cross-play will also be entirely free across all platforms such as macOS, iOS, Android, Windows 10, and Steam.