October 3, 2013 — Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced that its highly acclaimed action game, World of Tanks, will soon be adding a new battle format and the second line of hard-hitting tank destroyers from Germany.
“Update 8.9 will introduce the Team Battle mode, significantly adding to the competitive component of the game,” said Mike Zhivets, producer on World of Tanks. “The new combat scenario will allow tankmen to form teams and master their tactical skills, fighting against players with similar level of expertise.”
8.9 will also introduce the second line of German Tank Destroyers, ranging from Tier 4 to Tier 10. The addition will include such glorious armored vehicles as the popular Marder III, built to combat Soviet T-34 tanks, the Tier 6 Nashorn, capable of destroying heavily armored tanks, and the Waffenträger auf Pz.IV, equipped with a 360-degree rotation turret. The formidable Waffenträger auf E 100 will take its place as the nation’s new top tier Tank Destroyer.
The update will also add a new battle arena “Northwest” with North American setting, and the Encounter battle mode for the Erlenberg.