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

Thursday, 4 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.