As the crown jewel of this year’s Black Friday offers, we’ve prepared a very special Premium vehicle for you to enjoy – the Type 90 Japanese MBT!
The Type 90 is the current service main battle tank of the Japanese Self-Defense Force. On the outside, it vaguely resembled the German Leopard 2, but inside, the vehicle’s completely different. It was adequately armed and armored for the time it was developed in, but what made it really stand out were its cutting-edge Japanese electronics and its hydraulic suspension, allowing the tank to tilt itself forward or backward, enhancing its gun elevation and depression beyond what the turret would normally allow. This trait was considered to be an important for Japan, as much of its landmass is covered by mountainous areas. You can read more about it in our dedicated article.
In Armored Warfare, the Type 90 is a Tier 7 Premium Main Battle Tank. Gameplay-wise, it resembles the Leopard 2 and Abrams version of the same Tier, being placed in power somewhere between the basic (stock) and elite versions of the said vehicles. The difference between the Leopard 2A5 and the Type 90 MBT lie in the presence of an automatic loading mechanism – otherwise, the firepower and protection levels is roughly the same with the Japanese tank having a little less armor, compensated by more module hitpoints. Overall, it is not the best-protected MBT on the battlefield, requiring careful long-range gameplay. However, the advanced electronics installed in this tank allow it to aim faster than all its class and Tier counterparts.
But the truly special feature of this tank that sets it apart from the others will be its hydropneumatic suspension. Using their mouse (just like regular aiming), the players will be able to tilt the vehicle forwards or backwards, significantly enhancing its gun depression or elevation and allowing it to take shots other tanks could not. Additionally, this tank has a special ability to lower itself to the ground much like the Object 279, reducing its silhouette. If this feature is engaged, the tank will lose some of its mobility and view range, but will gain additional camouflage bonus and the ability to aim faster. The hydropneumatic elevation and depression abilities are not available in this lowered setting.
Between November 22 and December 1, 2018, you have the opportunity to obtain this unique vehicle from an Type 90 Loot Crate, although this time, the Loot Crate rules are quite different.
This Loot Crate contains mostly Type 90 blueprint pieces. You need to assemble one hundred of these pieces (that will appear in your Inventory upon the crate opening) to receive the Type 90. Each crate drops one of the following items:
- Type 90 Tier 7 Premium Main Battle Tank (rare drop)
- 1 to 99 blueprint pieces
- Temporary 1-day version of a random Tier 5 or higher Premium vehicle
- A part of an Special Type 90 Loot Crate (collect 10 to receive a Special Type 90 Loot Crate – Special Loot Crates are enhanced versions of the standard Loot Crates, offering more drops and higher chances to receive better items)
- An extra Type 90 Loot Crate
If a player already has the same Premium vehicle the Loot Crate dropped a temporary version of in his or her inventory, he or she will receive 125 Gold instead.
The Loot Crate is available by purchasing it in our Web Shop in the following bundles:
- 2 Loot Crates
- 5 Loot Crates (5% discount)
- 11 Loot Crates (11% discount)
- 23 Loot Crates (15% discount)
- 50 Loot Crates (25% discount)
- This offer starts on November 22 at 16:00 CET (7 AM PST)
- This offer ends on December 1 at 16:00 CET (7 AM PST)
- This offer is not available to players located in the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Belgium
Enjoy the offer and see you on the battlefield!