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World of Tanks Update 8.5 adds premium features for F2P users, more German and Soviet tanks

Thursday, 4th April 2013 20:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wargaming has announced details for World of Tanks Update 8.5, which adds more medium and light tank goodness to both the German and the Soviet tech trees. Changes have also been made to the in-game economy, meaning all players will ow be able to purchase premium consumables with silver credits. In addition, all players, both paying and non-paying, will be able to create three-member platoons and companies. The update also comes with one new map, Pearl River, and three existing maps will get revamped visuals and shading effects, including Siegfried Line, South Coast and Malinovka. The UK tech tree will also get the Sexton, a premium SPG with a fast firing speed and quick reload times. A release date was not provided in the press release.

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  1. rrw

    Am i the only one that play this game here

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DSB

    I used to play it quite a bit, but the pay-to-win kinda pushed me away from it again.

    If “consumeables” means premium ammo, and the prices aren’t extortionate, then it looks like they’re moving away from that model.

    That would be amazing. It’s a truly good game.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Just what DSB said. Sometimes this types of biz models scare me away from games.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. rrw

    Premium ammo is not that bad.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. DSB

    That’s simply not true. All you have to look at is the values.

    Some premium ammo types have almost exactly twice the penetration of higher tier ammo.

    The Wespe premium ammo has three times the penetration.

    During the beta they gave everybody a small amount of gold each week, which was a great way to let everyone play on a level playing field, at least to a limited extent. This new approach seems to be a step back to that, which means I might consider playing again.

    It’s just no fun to keep getting into duels where you’re reduced to fodder because your penetration is no match for a higher level tank.

    #5 1 year ago