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The UPDATED Bestiary of Monster Tanks

October 21, 2021

Can you feel the chill, Commander? Once more, Halloween has crept across the battlefield, bringing with it a spine-tingling array of fun and fearful events!

And there’s still more to come. This year, from October 26th through November 1st, any Monster Tanks that you’ve earned through the Monster Hunter Challenge or purchased will be unchained to reveal their hidden powers on the Dead City map in Monsters Awakened Mode!

Every tank has its own unique Awakened Powers available only in Monsters Awakened Mode at this frightful time of year. And this year, a new Monster Tank has risen to unleash its fiendish strength—beware The Creature!

Click below or read on to learn all about each Monster Tank and see what abilities await…


2015

The Spectre

Tier: VI
Nation: U.S.S.R.
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:
Every year, come Halloween, the Spectre rises to haunt the grounds of Dead City. Its body is an ethereal fusion of every tank ever lost in battle, locked in an eternal conflict; its crew, a skeleton crew of souls who gave everything the fight demanded… and then some.

During the brief time each year when the window to the spirit realm is open, every tanker can command the Spectre—it welcomes all into its ghastly embrace. It moves eerily and quickly, making almost no contact with the ground, and it fires globs of ectoplasm at a high rate of TERROR!


2016

Lycan T71

Tier: VII
Nation: U.S.A.
Class: Light Tank

Background Information:
This is the Lycan version of an experimental airborne light tank with an oscillating turret. The T71 was developed from 1952 through 1953 as a replacement for the M41. The armament was deemed ineffective, and the development was discontinued. Only one wooden prototype was built.

Awakened Powers:
As soon as the Lycan T71 finishes loading its ammo, it enters Lycan mode. It receives enormous boosts to its speed, handling, rate of fire, and accuracy, and it becomes invulnerable to falling damage!

The Lycan T71 returns to its normal state and loses its boosts once its ammo clip is empty, so stay aware… and be wary!


Revenant Kraft’s Panther

Tier: VII
Nation: Germany
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:
The destroyed Revenant Kraft’s Panther has returned from the dead to terrorize the battlefield! This famous tank was produced from January 1943 through April 1945, with a total of 5,796 vehicles built plus eight vehicles built on the F-series chassis.

Awakened Powers:
As a way to deceive its prey, when not moving, the Revenant Kraft’s Panther appears as a destroyed tank that doesn’t reveal its position when spotted. It blends in with the numerous tank corpses that are littered around the decayed battlefield.

It may move slowly, but it’s also nearly impossible to track. What else would you expect from the dead come back to life?


Gorynych KV-5

Tier: VIII
Nation: U.S.S.R.
Class: Heavy Tank

Background Information:
This ancient dragon will strike fear into the hearts of its enemies. The development of the KV-5 was started in June 1941, with design evaluation completed by August. The project was canceled because of the Siege of Leningrad.

Awakened Powers:
Just like the mythical dragon that gives it its name, the Gorynych KV-5 breathes fiery destruction. Not only can it ignite nearby tanks with fire breath; it can also spit powerful fireballs that do HE damage.

As if that doesn’t make the Gorynych KV-5 formidable enough, it also regenerates health slowly over time!


Kaiju O-I

Tier: VI
Nation: Japan
Class: Heavy Tank

Background Information:
This monstrous, lizard-like tank can really throw its weight around! Development of the superheavy O-I tank was started after the Battles of Khalkhyn Gol in 1939. The vehicle was designed as a maneuverable fire unit that was unprecedented in scale—its hull alone weighted 100 tons. Only one prototype was built, without a turret and made of construction steel. Trials were discontinued due to the unreliable engine, and the prototype was scrapped at the end of 1944. The 15 cm Howitzer was to be mounted on the tank after assembly.

Awakened Powers:
In true mega-monster form, the Kaiju O-I shoots lightning-fast electrical bolts and releases a fiery atomic breath that causes heavy damage to tanks foolish enough to get close to it.

And as for defense? In addition to its ability to repair its modules at super-sonic speeds, it boasts an immunity to fire damage!


2017

Dragon Type 62

Tier: VII
Nation: China
Class: Light Tank

Background Information:
An ancient dragon awaits to return from the spirit realm to wage battle once more. The Type 62 light tank was the first tank originally designed in China. Under development since 1958, the tank was intended for the southern regions of China. In 1962, after thorough testing, the vehicle entered service. By 1989 a total of 1500 vehicles were produced. The Type 62 was exported to Albania, Congo, Mali, Sudan, Vietnam, and Zaire.

Awakened Powers:
The Dragon Type 62 has the unique ability to teleport around the map using spirit portals. Whether it uses them to escape pursuit or surprise enemies, the portals are open only to the Dragon!


Höllenhund leKpz M 41 90 mm

Tier: VIII
Nation: Germany
Class: Light Tank

Background Information:
The leKpz M 41 90 mm was the German modification of the M41A1 Walker Bulldog U.S. light tank. Major changes were introduced to the 76 mm gun M32, which was reamed out to 90 mm and shortened by 425 mm.

Awakened Powers:
With every bit of health that the awakened Höllenhund leKpz M 41 90 mm loses, its ferocity increases. Its reload speed, aim speed, and handling all increase dramatically as it takes damage… and it becomes an even more savage beast to behold!


2018

Bog Horror

Tier: VIII
Nation: U.S.A.
Class: Heavy Tank

Background Information:
From the murky depths emerges a beast made from the very swamp it inhabits. The M6A2E1 was a further development of the T1 and M6 heavy tanks. Developed in August 1944, the vehicle mounted a large turret and the 105 mm gun. It never saw mass production.

Awakened Powers:
This amphibious atrocity’s Ensnaring Shell ammo traps the enemy in vines, immobilizing their tracks for three seconds.

Additionally, the Bog Horror’s height advantage not only strikes fear into the hearts of its enemies. It also allows it to shoot over obstacles and take advantage of positions on the battlefield that other vehicles can’t reach!


Wraith Panzer 58

Tier: VIII
Nation: Germany
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:
A deadly shadow that stalks the battlefield, hungering for its next meal. The Panzer 58 was developed in 1953 as a Swiss project to create a medium tank with improved combat characteristics and the ability to fight in mountainous terrain. The plans called for using the gun from the British Centurion tank. A total of two prototypes and ten vehicles were produced, but the vehicle never saw mass production.

Awakened Powers:
The Wraith Panzer 58 possesses the uncanny Life Leech ability. Every bit of damage it does to an enemy allows it to leech life from that very tank and heal itself for that same amount. In other words, the ratio of damage to health gained is 1:1. Anyone challenging the Wraith faces daunting odds!


2019

Inferno Chimera

Tier: VIII
Nation: U.K.
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:
The adamant beast whose soul slumbers until the night of terror returns. The Chimera was the result of a project for a heavy British tank, designed to counter the Soviet IS-3. Despite non-standard solutions and the application of German tank-building technologies, the project was discontinued and existed only in blueprints.

Awakened Powers:
The Inferno Chimera will re-spawn for a total of three lives, each with its own ability.

  • First Life: Goat (Purple)
    • Quick repairs and intense ramming power.
  • Second Life: Snake (Bluish Green)
    • Dramatic gains in engine power, turret rotation, and camouflage.
  • Third Life: Lion (Lighter Purple)
    • Fearsome piercing ability and relentless reload times.

Bellerophon Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC

Tier: VIII
Nation: U.K.
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:
The fighting spirit of an ancient Greek hero rests until the inevitable return of the Chimera. The Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC was a variant of the British post-war Centurion Mk. 5 tank with improved frontal armor, machine guns, and a more powerful engine. The vehicle featured a 100-gallon additional armored fuel tank in the rear, and was not provided with screens. The tank saw service in Australian tank units in Vietnam.

Awakened Powers:
As an homage to one of the greatest heroes and hunters in mythology, the Bellerophon Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC uses three brutal types of ammo:

  • Impaler: Standard ammo—a spear that hits enemies and shatters to do damage.
  • Force Push: A spear that hits enemies, sticks into them, and pushes them away.
  • Skewer Pull: A spear that hits enemies, sticks into them, and pulls them towards the attacker.

2020

Fangula™ AE Phase 1

Tier: IX
Nation: U.S.A.
Class: Heavy Tank
Playable, but no longer available to purchase or earn

Background Information:
The AE Phase 1 was developed in 1951. The advantage of four-track vehicles was the capability to continue moving when two tracks were damaged, as well as to mount a large-diameter turret race ring. After studying the project, Associated Engineers Inc. was asked to develop a second variant with another track drive system, one drive on each side. It existed only in blueprints.

Awakened Powers:
The Fangula™ AE Phase 1 decimates its enemies in several ways. It comes with two types of ammo to unload: Crimson Fangs (AP) and Boiling Bursters (HE).

But if you’d prefer to give your enemies an unforgettable ending, press the handbrake to jump in the air and come crashing down on your opponent!


Dread Dozer M48A2 Räumpanzer

Tier: VIII
Nation: Germany
Class: Medium Tank
Playable, but no longer available to purchase or earn

Background Information:
This was the predecessor of engineering vehicles developed on the basis of the American M48 post-war medium tank. Equipped with the M48A1 dozer blade, these vehicles entered service in Bundeswehr engineering units and were used until the late 1990s in territorial forces, but with demounted guns. A total of 53 vehicles saw service in the Bundeswehr.

Awakened Powers:
That blade, that vicious blade! Put the Dread Dozer’s blade to good use by ramming it against your enemies and sending them flying through the air.

Or, send your enemies off in a more traditional way by firing the Dread Dozer’s unique Toxic Spikes (AP) or Muck Bomb (HE) ammo!


2021

The Creature

Tier: VII
Nation: Germany
Class: Tank Destroyer

Background Information:
Created in an obscure lab in Ingolstadt, Germany, The Creature is a diabolical fusion of parts scrapped from tanks in the Sturmpanzer line. Its engine roared to life when lightning struck it one fateful night. Afterward, its creator mysteriously vanished, leaving the dismal Creature alone to wander the world in search of a Tanker to share its existence.

Awakened Powers:
The Creature’s awakening has granted it a supernatural piece of Equipment that allows it to call down a chain of lightning onto enemies in its path. To use this power, aim The Creature’s gun at a location on the map and press right on the D-pad to watch the storm wreak havoc!


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