Storm the beaches in the latest World of Tanks update

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A couple of days ago, Sean Cahill posted about an upcoming DLC for World of Tanks called The Siberian Wolf Pack that will bring players some of Russia's deadliest tanks.  In the meantime Wargaming has released version 9.7 of World of Tanks that adds new features as well as a new branch of French tanks, a third historic map (Overlord), and tweaked some balancing rules.

Team Battles will now have permanent teams which can now have up to twelve members with seven battling at a time.  They can also have their own name and logo provided that team has played twenty rated matches.  Leaderboards have been added and are divided globally into six leagues that require a set number of points in order to qualify for each division and climb the ladder.

For the new French tanks, players will be able to check out two new light tanks and five new medium tanks, including the Tier 9 AMX 30 1st prototype and the Tier 10 AMX 30 B.  In addition, the new Overlord historic map takes players to a level inspired by the D-Day Landings at Normandy where they'll be thrown into a chaotic environment of wreckage and destruction.

Storm the Beaches in World of Tanks 9.7

In the latest update players can find improved Team Battles, new French tanks and the thrilling Overlord map

April 23, 2015 ?? Wargaming is proud to announce the latest update for their video game phenomenon World of Tanks??9.7??is now available in North America. These updates will soon be available in Southeast Asia and Korea on April 24, and for Europe on April 28.

Exciting features added to the game range from enhanced Team Battles, a new branch of French tanks, the third historic map dubbed ??Overlord??, and tweaked balancing rules.

Team Battles now have permanent teams. Players?? teams can now have up to 12 members with 7 battling at a time. They can even have their own name and logo (after the same team has played 20 rated matches). The addition of leaderboards??divided globally into six leagues??requires a set number of points in order to qualify for each division and ascend the ladder.

The new branch of French tanks arrives with two new light tanks and five medium tanks. Out these, the Tier 9 AMX 30 1st prototype is a very mobile tank with one of the longest effective firing ranges of those in its tier. The AMX 30 B, a Tier 10, is another much anticipated quick tank with great view range and firepower.

New balancing rules will help newer and medium-skilled players get the most enjoyment out of matches by grouping users based on ability. Fledgling Tier 1, 2, and 3 players will find competition with others close to their proficiency, while more experienced Tier 1, 2, and 3 players will be matched similarly. These changes only affect Random Battles.

The historic map ??Overlord?? transports players to a level inspired by the D-Day Landings at Normandy. They will be thrown into a chaotic environment where beaches are littered with smoking wreckage and destroyed landing boats, combating enemies as they storm the hills.

Six vehicles have also been reworked for HD, now fully realized in astonishing detail. The E 100, ELC AMX, IS-4, Jagdpanzer E 100, Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H, and T26E4 SuperPershing will be available to roll out onto the battlefield in all their lifelike glory.

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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, Japan and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

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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.

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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