Drive a Laser-Equipped Tank on the Moon This Weekend in this Xbox 360 Game

Tanks on the Moon!

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Developer Wargaming has announced a limited-time event for World of Tanks where you'll get to drive a laser-shooting tank on the moon. The Russian developer is bringing back the Lunar Mode for the free-to-play tank game to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing in July 1969.

This year's Lunar Mode is available now for the Xbox 360 version of World of Tanks. Everyone who logs into the game will receive the M24 Lunar, a Tier 9 medium tank "built exclusively for combat in space." Instead of a traditional cannon, the M24 is outfitted with a blaster that shoots lasers.

While battling on the moon, players will find that gravity is reduced to one-sixth that of earth. This should allow for some insane combat scenarios, a sampling of which you can see in the trailer below.

Lunar Mode will be available through Monday, July 20.

It is unclear if the Lunar Mode is also coming to the PC or Xbox One versions of World of Tanks. We have followed up with Wargaming in an attempt to find out. The Xbox One edition recently launched in beta and will roll out widely at the end of the month.

In other Apollo 11 commemoration news, check out what Buzz Aldrin had to say in his tweet below. And if you're looking for a good documentary on Apollo 11, and the entire early NASA space program, you should check out the terrific When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions. Unfortunately, it's no longer on Netflix streaming, but you can buy the entire series on Amazon for $8.

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