Metal fans will be excited to know that Wargaming has teamed up with iconic metal band Megadeth to roll out a music in-game event, dubbed Metal Fest. The latest collaboration brings the thunderous power of metal to all four of its games: World of Tanks Modern Armor, World of Tanks Blitz, World of Warships, and World of Warships Legends.
Kicking off on 28 August, the Metal Fest will feature an exclusive voicer over by Dave Mustaine, the frontman of Megadeth, James Lomenzo, Dirk Verbeuren, Kiko Loureiro, and an array of Megadeth-branded in-game items such as tanks and warships, in-game missions and quests, integrated songs and more.
“This is the first time our images have been immortalized in video games! Moreover, our mascot has unleashed its own roaring voice, adding even more metal mayhem to the games. We’ve laid down over 350 mind-melting voice lines, and players will feel the thunder as we command during the battles. We have tanks, we have warships, and we are ready for Wargaming Metal Fest!”Dave Mustaine, the frontman of Megadeth.
More details of the collaboration and their respective durations across Wargaming’s titles are as follows:
World of Tanks Modern Armor
29 August – 25 September 2023
By completing Challenges, players will unlock various Megadeth-themed rewards. Two new tanks inspired by the albums “Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying?” and “The Sick, The Dying… and the Dead!” will make their debut in the Store. Vic Rattlehead will appear as an exclusive 3D Commander, while Dave Mustaine, James Lomenzo, Dirk Verbeuren, and Kiko Loureiro will be added as 2D Commanders, all with their own unique voiceovers. Tankers will enjoy two Megadeth songs (“Soldier On!” and “Peace Sells”) in the garage if they own the Megadeth tanks, fueling the adrenaline of the battles with pure rock power.
World of Tanks Blitz
29 August – 3 September 2023
World of Tanks Blitz players can join in the action with a dedicated Megadeth quest, offering exclusive prizes such as static and animated camos inspired by various Megadeth album covers, a unique tank skin inspired by “Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying?” album for the Chieftain Mk. 6, avatars and collectible items. An exact replica of Dave Mustaine’s guitar will create a special atmosphere in the hangar, as players dive into the thrilling metal-infused battles.
World of Warships PC
28 August- 13 September 2023
World of Warships players will be engaged in special missions to obtain exclusive captains. Dave Mustaine will be immortalized as a ship commander with his original voiceover. Vic Rattlehead will also join the fray, issuing orders with a menacing voice. As a final reward, a powerful “Death Ray Patch” will be granted, marking the conquerors of the seas with true metal prestige.
Additionally, two special bundles will also be available for ship commanders. Players who obtained “Megadeth: Set the Seas Afire” Bundle will also get a ferocious “Rattlehead” cruiser ship inspired by the “Rust in Peace” album cover as a bonus. When playing this ship, you will hear the famous “Tornado of Souls” song from the same album, making battles even more intense.
World of Warships Legends
28 August – 2 October 2023
In World of Warships Legends, players will be rewarded with the “Rattlehead” cruiser. While using it, the captains can also embrace both Dave and Vic guises as their rewards. Moreover, players can also get a themed patch and flag featuring the band’s logo and Vic’s head, displaying their loyalty to the metal legends.