At first glance, it might appear as if the combat in World of Tanks is easy-going, where you can shoot wherever you want on an enemy tank to destroy them, and for the most part, that’s right. But, when you’re looking to improve at World of Tanks, it’s important to learn about where to aim, because it definitely matters where your hits land. This article will cover the basics that you need to know in order to understand where to aim at an enemy tank to do the most damage.
Where to Aim on Low-Tier Tanks
When you’re just starting out in World of Tanks, the only vehicles available to you will be the lower tier tanks. A low-tier tank could be considered anything below Tier 5, as these are the most easily accessible and some of the first tanks that a new player will aim to unlock.
On low-tier tanks, aiming at the exposed tracks or suspension will cause significant motion damage, often preventing full movement. A lot of the early tanks do not have large amounts of
While each tank has specifics weak points, it will not adversely affect your performance in World of Tanks if you do not aim at the weak points on low-tier tanks. The reason behind this is that a lot of the lower tier tanks lack
Where to Aim on Tier 5 and Higher Tanks
World of Tanks tends to shift in skill level and playstyle when Tier 5 tanks roll out onto the field. Tier 5 tanks bring with them some of the negatives of the lower tiers, like poor
Keep in mind that each tank is slightly different in its build and
On a lot of tanks there are guns and attachments that are purely cosmetic, but hitting them here will cause extra damage and have a higher chance of penetration. Look for the small, machine gun-like weaponry that is near the main cannon.
Another excellent spot to aim is where the turret meets the top of the tank. This ring that joins the turret to the tank is often extremely vulnerable to attack.
Sometimes this is the only location on a tank that is extremely vulnerable, so keep an eye out for the Commander’s Hatch. It will often be on the top of the tank and difficult to locate unless a tank is in a hull-down position.
While a lot of tanks have
Beneath a Tank
This is one spot on every tank that is extremely susceptible to damage. If you are able to shoot a tank from below, and hit beneath its tracks and chassis, you will be able to deal an incredible amount of damage. Whenever a tank is shooting from a high vantage point, try and angle your gun below their main body. Be careful to never be on the receiving end of a well-placed shot that could hit the undercarriage of your
Those are the basics on where to aim at enemy tanks in order to penetrate or deal more damage. As always, each tank is slightly different to the next, meaning some might not be vulnerable to a gun port shot while others are more susceptible to track hits. It’s important to practice and even inspect tanks in the Garage to see if there are any visible weak points, that way, when you’re in battle you’ll know exactly where to aim at a tank to hit its weak point.