Project CW, Wargaming’s upcoming title, has finally been revealed and is now playable through the closed alpha.
If you're familiar with World of Tanks and its developer, Wargaming, you're in for some exciting news. They've just revealed their latest title called Project CW. Just like World of Tanks, Project CW is a tank-based combat game to be played online against others. Or is it? It appears there's more than meets the eye with this title. Wargaming is ambitious and aims to release a much more youthful title which caters to players interested in games like Battlefield 1 and Overwatch 2. So what do we know about Project CW so far?
Project CW is not a World of Tanks sequel
Just to set the record straight here, Project CW is not related to World of Tanks in any way. It's a separate Wargaming project which aims to attract a much younger crowd. World of Tanks has tried to attract a younger player base on occasion, but it's simply not a game designed for such a demographic. Project CW is designed to be a lot more colorful and employs features from popular hero shooters and modern multiplayer FPS titles like Battlefield. All it shares with World of Tanks is the tank shooting aspect.
What do we know about the game so far?
Not a lot. As of now, Project CW is in its closed alpha phase. Interested players can sign up for the playtesting on the game's website. The alpha testing phase began on Jan. 17 and runs until Feb. 1. While the core combat of the game revolves around shooting at and destroying other tanks, it adds hero-shooter elements to it.
Additionally, it isn't just a tank shooter. It shares some similarities with War Thunder in that regard by adding combined arms elements to it. It appears players can just play tanks in the alpha test. However, it wouldn't be unsafe to assume that Wargaming intends to add planes and perhaps, eventually, warships to the mix.
The game also allows players to mount unique upgrades and special abilities to vehicles and customize the commander. This is where its hero shooter elements come into the picture. For instance, players can unlock abilities for tanks like critical strikes, artillery and air strikes on specific enemy targets, and a rocket launcher. Players can also assign specific commanders to tanks, or "agents" as the game refers to them. Each of these agents comes with their abilities and upgrades. Players start with a limited range of tank and agent combinations, but as they play the game, they can unlock a lot more of them.
What are the system requirements for Project CW?
The system requirements aren't too intense, but they're certainly much higher than World of Tanks. Most modern computers with a dedicated graphics card should run the game fine.
Minimum System Requirements:
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670k or AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1050 or AMD Radeon RX 560
Recommended System Requirements:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
The game recommends an SSD at the very least for ideal loading times and runs on both Windows 10 as well as Windows 11. Since it's an online game, a broadband connection is necessary.
Can I play it now?
You can sign up for The CW's closed alpha playtest on the game's website. Remember, you only have until Feb. 1 to try the game before the playtest window closes. An invitation is not a guarantee, either. Nevertheless, it looks like an interesting game to keep an eye on.
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