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Latest World of Tanks update brings a new combat mode, a new map, and improvements to Strongholds

by: Russell -
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World of Tanks, one of the most popular games out there that I would love to make time to at least try out.  Still going strong after close to four years, Wargaming announced Update 9.4 that is now live in North America and Europe and will hit Asia and Korea on November 6th.

Update 9.4 brings some improvements to Strongholds, a new historical map of Stalingrad, and a reworked Team Battles Mode (also called 7/54 mode) 7/54 mode is similar to Assault Mode in that one team is attacking and the other is defending.  However, each team must also protect two bases at the same time.  To win, a team only has to capture one base.  The team lineups will now have a total of 54 tier points as well as fixed sets.  The sets will be either five tanks of tier 8 and 2 of tier 7, or six tanks of tier 8 and one of tier 6.

As for Strongholds, they can now be developed out to level ten.  In addition to that, clans can now seek out and attack other strongholds and also designate specific times that they are available to defend against opposing clan attacks.


World of Tanks Launches Two New Combat Modes in Update 9.4

Strongholds enhancements and new Team Battles mode bring new fight to the battlefield

November 5, 2014 ?? Wargaming today announced Update 9.4 for World of Tanks has released in North America and Europe, and will go live in Asia and Korea on November 6. The newest update introduces significant improvements to Strongholds, reworked Team Battles mode, and a new historical map Stalingrad, an extremely realistic imagining of 1942 Stalingrad.

Strongholds and the structures that produce Reserves for a Clan have been extended to level 10. In addition, Clans now have the ability to seek out and attack other Clan Strongholds and each Clan is able to designate specific times where they are available to defend opposing Clan attacks. Both of these actions can be completed by any Clan member.

??With Strongholds, we are creating an ecosystem for World of Tanks Clan players,?? said Anton Pankov, Executive Publishing Producer at Wargaming. ??We have continued to augment Strongholds with additional features since the release in 9.2, and plan to regularly develop content for the new metagame based heavily on player feedback.??

The all-new 7/54 mode format redesigns Team Battles play and adds 11 maps specifically adjusted for 7vs7 gameplay. The new setup will eliminate camping and low tier scout tanks from gameplay by requiring players to create a team of Tier 6??8 tanks adding up to a Tier total of 54. Each team will have a defined role in gameplay; the attacking team will attempt to capture one of the two enemy bases while the other one will defend those bases until the timer runs out or the opposing team has been destroyed.

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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 armoured vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, Japan and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

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

As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition and World of Tanks Blitz. Launched in 2014, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and the mobile MMO game World of Tanks Blitz has opened up Wargaming??s trademark team-based military IP to smartphone and tablet users worldwide.

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