Update 9.0 brings the first of the brand new high-res textures to World of Tanks. To start, 10 tanks get the new graphical upgrades included the obvious heroes like the M4 Sherman, T-54, and Tiger I.
Update 9.0 also brings the new Historical Battles game mode to tankers worldwide. The three available right now are Operation Spring Awakening, the Battle of Kursk, and the Ardennes Breakthrough.
History Comes Alive in World of Tanks Update 9.0: New Frontiers
Experience tank warfare like never before with reimagined battle arenas, HD vehicles, and new game mode
April 16, 2014 ?? Wargaming today announced that Update 9.0: New Frontiers for World of Tanks will release in North America on April 17, 2014.
This addition kicks off Wargaming's plans for a massive visual overhaul for World of Tanks throughout 2014, featuring enhanced graphics for all battle arenas, tanks and in-game objects, high definition models for ten armored vehicles, and an all new Historical Battles game mode.
In New Frontiers, the American M4 Sherman, Soviet T-54, and German Tiger I are among the first ten iconic tanks to be revamped with high definition models and textures. New physics functions including blow-off turrets upon explosion of the ammo rack, and realistic suspension behavior in the HD models, create a more realistic environment allowing players to delve deeper into tank battles.
The new Historical Battles game mode pits enemies against each other in some of World War II??s most legendary tank encounters. Tankers will command historically-outfitted vehicles and relive three of history??s iconic battles: Operation Spring Awakening, the Battle of Kursk, and the Ardennes Breakthrough.
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About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 300 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.