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World of Tanks developer announces Caliber team-based shooter

Published: 19:40, 08 August 2019
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Although Wargaming aren't exactly famous for shooters, what with their flagship game being World of Tanks, they certainly know tactics and they just announced Caliber, a 4v4 team-based tactical shooter they're bringing to Gamescom 2019.

Wargaming haven't exactly been generous with the information, but what they did share will have to do until Gamescom 2019, which is scheduled for Tuesday, 20 August, and lasts until 24 August.

Caliber is a 4v4 team-based tactical shooter, with four soldier classes, each with their own set of skills. The game offers PvP as well as PvE, where you fight AI-controlled enemies. 

If the tactical part wasn't indicator enough, Wargaming stressed that tactics will be key and that teamwork will win battles, and we're anxious to see what they have in store. 

Assault class are the mobile ones, and their assault rifle means they excel at medium range. As the name suggests, they don't sit in drum circles - their forte is attacking.

Caliber's Support class is "heavily armed and sturdy", although we're not exactly sure whether sturdy refers to armour or health pool. This is not Overwatch's support, mind you, so it's not a medic.

Wargaming wrote that Supports provide suppressive fire and judging by the images, it's some sort of large magazine bullet-hose.

Marksmen are Caliber's snipers, and as you'd expect - we're talking about sniper-wielding, long-range shooters. Surely everyone's favourite enemy in just about every FPS, no? Yeah, it's sarcasm. 

Last but not least is the Medic, whose job is to heal his Caliber teammates and carry medication. As for their weaponry, Wargaming said Medics are "menacing at close range", and they obviously carry submachine guns, which traditionally suck when the enemy is far away.

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Caliber

Speaking of tradition, Wargaming's expertise has usually been tied to strategy games, initially turn-based ones. Thankfully, their foray into MMOs with World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Planes carried over a lot of learned lessons, so we hope Wargaming can do it again.

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Caliber, upcoming team-based 4v4 shooter by Wargaming

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