World of Tanks update 8.5 launch begins today, new German and Soviet tanks shown in trailer

World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net launched the game's 8.5 update starting today, adding to the German and Soviet arsenals, and the studio released a trailer and screenshots to show off the new content.

Update 8.5 is now available in Europe; it will be released in the U.S. and southeast Asia tomorrow, and on May 7 in South Korea.

The update adds a new map to the free-to-play tank combat title, as well as multiple tanks for the Germans and Soviets. In addition, it changes the game to allow credits to be used for premium consumables; until now, they could only be purchased with in-game gold.

Check out the update 8.5 trailer above, and nine new screenshots below. Wargaming.net launched World of Tanks' 8.4 update last month.

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