Commander Mode

Strategic victory. Play as a Commander or Tanker and achieve domination - just as planned!

Welcome back, Commander! The battlefield awaits you in the newest edition of Commander Mode, our limited time, action-packed RTS mode for the lovers of strategy.

This time we did a host of changes and improvements including updated controls, new methods for tank possession, new tanker and commander lineups, an all-new map and more!

Commander Mode is available for a limited time only – play it from May 21 through May 27!

From
21 May
17:01 Local Time
Until
28 May
08:59 Local Time

What's New?


Since the previous iterations of Commander Mode, we have received plenty of feedback from the community! We carefully analyzed this feedback and have some exciting updates for you!

  • Improved Controls:
    • The D-pad no longer functions with 'Next Tank/Previous Tank'. Instead, you'll find new ways to quickly select all Tanks of a Class and new ways to quickly camera snap to the closest Tank. See the control schemes below for more detail.
    • Create custom Groups by holding 'RT' on Xbox controllers and 'R2' on PS4 controllers to change D-pad functionality. With Units selected, you can now assign them to a custom Group by holding down any direction on the D-pad with 'RT/R2' held. Hold 'RT/R2' once more and tap the direction on the D-pad to select your Group. 
    • Holding down 'A' on Xbox controllers and 'X' on PS4 controllers brings up a Marquee Selection Tool. Utilize this to quickly paint over your Units to select them. 
  • Additional ways to Command Units:
    • Waypoints - Place Waypoints to give multiple Move To Commands to a Unit, or group of Units. 
    • Retreat - Selected Units will move in Reverse towards the Retreat Command placed in the world.
  • Increased understanding of controls:
    • The new Contextual Legend in the bottom right of the screen provides information depending on what you are currently doing as a Commander. This Legend will provide Control information throughout the course of the battle. 
    • During the pre-battle countdown, the HUD now displays the basic controls, such as Move To, Attack, Select, and Retreat.
    • Loading screens have been revamped to provide new information for advanced controls and tactics. 
  • New VO representing the Commander's radioman
  • New Method for Tank Possession
    • Activating on current group selection, instead of just on the hovered-over tank
  • Additional Tanks to control:

In order to keep things fresh, most of the tanks from the previous Commander release have been swapped for new ones. Here is the new Commander Tank Line-up:

We also changed the Tanker line-up, with one less Medium on the Tanker team. The new line-up consists of:

Make sure to take your new line-up for a test-drive downtown, in the latest map - Berlin. 

In this iteration of Commander Mode, you will be able to perform special Ops and get Premium time, Silver, XP & Silver Boosts and Spring Games points.

Commanders VS Tankers

From
21 May
09:01 Local Time
Until
27 May
09:21 Local Time
Goals Rewards Restrictions

Tank Commander I

Goals

Earn 10 TC points

Rewards
  • 25k Silver
  • Tier 2 Ops unlocked
  • Unlocks Tank Commander II
     
Restrictions

Tank Commander II

Goals

Earn 25 TC points

Rewards
  • (1) x2 XP Boost
  • Unlocks Tank Commander III
Restrictions

Tank Commander III

Goals

Earn 35 TC points 

Rewards
  • 50k silver
  • Tier 3 Ops unlocked
  • Unlocks Tank Commander IV
Restrictions

Tank Commander IV

Goals

Earn 50 TC Points

Rewards
  • (1) x3 XP Boost
  • (1) x1.5 Silver Boost
  • Unlocks Tank Commander V
Restrictions

Tank Commander V

Goals

Earn 60 TC points

Rewards
  • 500 free XP
  • (1) Garage Slot
  • Unlocks Tank Commander VI
Restrictions

Tank Commander VI

Goals

Earn 50 TC Points

Rewards
  • 3 Premium Days
  • (1) x4 XP Boost
  • (1) x2 Silver Boost
  • (1) x4 Crew XP Boost
Restrictions

Now that you passed selection, here are your new missions Commander. Good luck!

Tier 1 Ops

Goals Rewards Restrictions

Spot on

Goals

Land 5 hits or more in a battle 

Rewards
  • 25% XP
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 10x

Damage Dealer

Goals

Do 2k damage 

Rewards
  • 25% silver
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 10x

Controlled Destroyer

Goals

Kill one tank 

Rewards
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 10x

Commander Win

Goals

Win 1 battle as a Commander or Tanker 

Rewards
  • Small Repair Kit
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 10x

All I Do Is Win

Goals

Win 1 battle as a Commander or Tanker 

Rewards
  •  2.5k silver
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
 
Restrictions

Repeatable 10x

Tier 2 Ops

Goals Rewards Restrictions

Dealing Damage

Goals

Do 1.2k damage or more with a single tank 

Rewards
  • 30% XP
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

Winner

Goals

Win two games as a tanker 

Rewards
  • 30% silver
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point 
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

All I Do Is Win

Goals

Win 2 battles as a Commander or Tanker 

Rewards
  • 3.5k silver
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

Commander Win II

Goals

Win 2 games as Commander 

Rewards
  • Large Repair Kit
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

Close Quarters

Goals

Kill 1 tank within 100m in the same match 

Rewards
  • Large First Aid Kit 
  • 1 TC event point 
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

Tier 3 Ops

Goals Rewards Restrictions

All I Do Is Win Win

Goals

Win 3 battles as a Commander or Tanker 

Rewards
  • 5k silver
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

Commander Win III

Goals

Win 3 games as Commander 

Rewards
  • Automatic Fire Extinguisher
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

Tanker Supreme

Goals

Kill 3 tanks or more in one match and survive 

Rewards
  • Case of Cola
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

Nearly Half of A Dozen

Goals

Kill 5 tanks 

Rewards
  • 40% silver
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

Two-peat

Goals

Win two games in a row 

Rewards
  • 40% XP
  • 1 TC event point
  • 1 Spring Games event point
Restrictions

Repeatable 5x

Play Commander Mode between May 21 and May 27!

FAQ

Will you be able to earn silver in Commanders Mode?

No silver earnings will be available when playing the mode, there will be chained ops that can be completed as the Commander or Tanker.   

 Will you be able to earn XP or Crew XP in Commanders Mode?

Players cannot assign crews to their tanks, as a result they will not receive any Crew XP. Tank XP will be earned on the Commander and Tanker vehicles.

Will I pay for repair costs on any tank lost in battle?

No repair costs!

Can you use consumables?

You cannot use or equip consumables. 

Will I be able to equip the tank with camo and inscriptions?

No customization of any kind (camo or otherwise). Also, no equipment.

When the event is over, will the tanks and garage slots be removed?

Tanks and garages slot will be removed at the end of the event.

Do I need to have premium to play?

No, premium time is not necessary.

Will Commander Mode have its own Battle Queue?

Yes! 

What are the team sizes in Commander Mode?

Commander Mode features 1 v 6 gameplay. A single Commander will face off against six individual Tankers!

Controls

Possession

Commanders can now take control of a single tank in battle and change the "possessed" tank on the fly. Players must be hovering over a single tank and press the correct input (LB / L1 / V) to toggle possession on and off.

Keyboard and Mouse

Keyboard and Mouse support has been added for Commander Mode. Players on either Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be able to plug-in a keyboard and mouse and play as a Commander or Tanker.

Cursor States

Commander Controls

Selection

F1                       

F2                       

F3                       

F4                       

Double Left Click         

Left Click           

 

Select Light Tanks

Select Medium Tanks

Select Heavy Tanks

Select Tank Destroyers

Select all of Type

Select/Deselect


Control Groups

1 - 4                                 

CTRL + (1-4)                   

5                                   

5 + 5 (Double Tap)       

 

Select Group #

Assign Control Group

Select All On Screen

 Select All in Level


Movement

W,A,S,D

Q, E, Middle Mouse

Tab, Space

 

Camera Pan

Camera Rotate

Toggle Close-up Camera


Commands

Right Click

R + Right Click

(CTRL/SHIFT) + Right Click

 

Move to/Attack

Move Backwards

Add Waypoint


Possession Controls Keyboard

W

A

S

D

Left Shift

R

Space

 

Move Forward

Turn/Move Left

Move Backward

Turn/Move Right

Aim/Zoom

Cruise Control

Handbrake


Possession Controls Mouse

Left Click

Right Click 

Middle Mouse

Mouse Movement 

 

Fire

Auto-Aim/Zoom

Camera Zoom

Camera Rotation


Misc

V

Q

E

F

 

Toggle Possess Tank

Posses Previous Tank

Posses Next Tank

Change Formation 


Tanker Controls

L Shift

Z

M

Esc

Left Mouse Button

Right Mouse Button

F

WASD

Mouse Movement

R

Middle Mouse Button

 

Aim/Zoom  

Radial Command 

Hide/Show Map 

Menu

Fire

Auto Aim/ Lock Target

Handbreak

Move

Camera Rotate

Cruise Control

Camera Zoom

 

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