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World of Tanks Update 8.3 - Say 'Ni Hao' to the Chinese!

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Tank Commanders!

Update 8.3 is finally here! After weeks of hard work and much feedback, testing and tweaking, we're pleased to share this piece of great news with you, dear players and thank you for your tremendous support showered upon us during the public test. Today we release the latest addition to the World of Tanks family: the Chinese tanks. Newly inducted power houses will be rolling out in the fields of battle near you so don't miss out on all the action these tanks will bring!

It's an important step forward for World of Tanks as we gradually integrate the tanks of differents nations into the game and work to keep things as balanced as possible for everyone to enjoy the game to its full potential. We sincerely hope that all Tank Commanders will continue their support for World of Tanks and help us improve by trying out the new tanks and providing feedback on them on the forums. We appreciate and welcome all suggestions!

How to Download the 8.3 Update

If you have already installed World of Tanks, all you have to do is start the game launcher and let the client automatically update by itself. Otherwise, you can download the 8.3 game client from the following links:

Take the time now while you're downloading the new update to check out more details about the new introductions below. These information will help you to familiarize yourself with the contents and set you off on the right path once you get into the game.

Without further delay, let us present to you the exciting new features of this wonderful update.

Get Update 8.3 now!


It's time to say 'Ni Hao' and extend a warm welcome to the newest residents who have just moved into the neighbourhood. The Chinese have arrived and they'll be here to stay, so take the time now to familiarize yourselves with these tanks and get to know them better. The Chinese tech tree comprises of a combination of other nations' tanks with some tweaks and improvements made to them, so you can get to see familiar favourites like the T-34-85, T-44 and IS-3, albeit in a different light. The Chinese have soaked up all progressive engineering designs of foreign engineers and it is this creative approach to the adaptation and modernization of the vehicles that have helped the Chinese engineers to modify the original modifications of classic designs to create their own unique war machines.  The Chinese tanks have adopted the most successful battle characteristics of their predecessors: maneuverability of the Americans, accuracy of the British, rate of fire of the French and the striking power of the Soviet. The Chinese tanks are the renaissance of the Soviet vehicles of the war and post-war period. 

A total of 17 light, medium and heavy tanks have been added to this new tech tree and although you may recognise some of them as belonging to another nation, the Chinese branch gives you the chance to experience these beloved vehicles from a different angle. Since we're all pretty familiar with the tanks already, we'll get along fine, I'm sure!


In this Update 8.3, we'll be witnessing a list of changes to some tanks of the French, German, British, American and Soviet tank trees. Most of the changes to the vehicles will revolve mainly around the ability of the tanks to traverse on different terrains and the value of their hit points, while other aspects such as view range, reverse speed and reload time of canons are taken into consideration. The tanks that are affected by these changes are as follows:

  • French: AMX 105AM, AMX 13 F3, Bat Chatillon 155, Lorraine155 50, Lorraine155 51, Lorraine39 L AM, RenaultBS
  • German: GW Type E, GW Panther, GW Tiger, Grille, Hummel, Sturmpanzer II, Wespe, Sturmpanzer I Bison
  • British: Centurion Mk. I
  • American: M12, M37, M40/M43, M41, M7, M7 Priest, T21, T57, T69, T71, T92
  • Soviet: Object 212, Object 261, S-51, SU-14, SU-18, SU-26, SU-5, SU-8

Besides the introduction of the Chinese tanks, which forms the main bulk of changes in Update 8.3, other changes in this update focuses mostly on fixes such as tank model errors and armor discrepancies on a number of vehicles and some minor fixes on the battle results screen and font quality in the interface etc.

The complete list of the Update 8.3 Notes can be found here.

Have a great time in Update 8.3!