World of Tanks Update 8.9 rolls out, crushes all opposition

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World of Tanks continues to steamroll its way over the free-to-play gaming community.  With the release of Update 8.9, tankboys and tankgirls everywhere can engage in the brand-new 7v7 team-battle game mode.  

Also, a brand-new branch on the German tank destroyer tech tree has sprouted, there's a new American map known only as "Northwest."  I guess that's something new for Portland and Seattle to fight over.  Finally, two new premium tanks (the Chinese 112 and T-34-3) are available if real money is how you roll. 

For full details and regional links to sign-up (Why haven't you done that yet?) can be found after the jump.

Team Battles Debut in World of Tanks

Update 8.9 goes live with a new combat mode and the second branch of German tank destroyers

October 30, 2013 — Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced the release of Update 8.9 for its highly acclaimed action game, World of Tanks.

Update 8.9 marks the official launch of 7 vs. 7 team battles, a new competitive game mode that allows players to form their own teams and match make against tankmen of similar skill and experience.

Along with a new game mode, the latest update enriches the game with an alternative branch of German tank destroyers across tiers 4 through 10, the Chinese 112 and T-34-3 premium tanks, and a brand new battle arena with North American setting, “Northwest.”


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 more than 300 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

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About Wargaming

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

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