World of Tanks update 8.5 boosts German and Soviet arsenals

World of Tanks, Wargaming.net's free-to-play online tank-battling game, will introduce new German and Soviet tanks alongside a new map in update 8.5, according to a press release from the developer.

The German tech tree will receive medium-sized tanks, like the Leopard 1. The Soviet tech tree will be bolstered with light tanks, including the T-60, T-70 and the T-80, which date back to the early days of World War II. You can check out the new tanks in the gallery above.

Update 8.5 will also add a new map, Pearl River, and three existing maps — Siegfried Line, South Coast and Malinovka — will receive "revamped visuals and shading effects." For the first time, players will also be able to purchase premium consumable items with silver credits. Items like large repair and first aid kits were previously available for purchase only with gold.

Wargaming.net has not revealed the update's release date. Early last month, the developer released World of Tanks' 8.4 update, which added British and German tanks and four new locations.

More from Polygon

Destiny's beta comparison video: PS4 versus Xbox One

  • The Crew closed beta - Overview video

  • Polygon goes to Poland

  • DOTA 2 gameplay video

  • Battleborn debut trailer

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker