Say goodbye to the current version and get some rest, because Update 9.8 releases tomorrow morning on 28th May 2015! With a new gamemode event to play in, the new ability to join platoons while in a battle, HD model replacements, reworked mission objectives and more, there's so much to experience in World of Tanks when it's finally here.
Eager to learn more? Read on for a preview of things to come, or check out the full patch notes instead!
Please be informed that there will be server downtime while we make preparations for the release of Update 9.8 from 05:00 UTC+8 (27th May, 21:00 UTC). The approximate downtime is 4 hours with a shorter downtime expected for the portal services.
During this maintenance, the following will be unavailable due to the update:
Onwards to total domination! This new game mode has been covered extensively on a previous article, but here's a little summary of what you can expect:
Are you having an excellent time demolishing the other team with a friendly teammate? Usually you'd need to get back to the Garage before forming a platoon, but with the new Dynamic Platoons feature, you can recruit formidable allies right in the middle of battle and charge straight into the next one.
For those of you wishing to play World of Tanks on your trusty systems without having the need to upgrade, we now have an answer. Choose the SD client for better performance and lesser harddrive space requirements, or the HD client for higher quality textures and an explosive experience.
The objectives and requirements for completing Personal Missions have been tweaked according to player feedback. Complete them all to receive unique female tank crewmembers!
Want another way to boost your Credit, EXP or Crew EXP earnings? You'll want to use the new Personal Reserves. Obtainable by completing certain missions, activate the reserve of your choice to gain the bonus of your choice.
Expect to see the following tanks in mindblowing HD visuals the next time you open up World of Tanks after installing Update 9.8: