World of Tanks 8.9 update adds team battles
Posted: 03.10.2013 12:23 by Comments: 4
Wargaming has announced that the upcoming 8.9 update for World of Tanks will add Team Battle mode, as well as new destroyers for the German armor line.

According to producer Mike Zhivets, “Update 8.9 will introduce the Team Battle mode, significantly adding to the competitive component of the game. The new combat scenario will allow tankmen to form teams and master their tactical skills, fighting against players with similar level of expertise.”

The patch adds a second line of German Tank Destroyers that go from Tier 4 to Tier 10. Armor in that line include the Marder III, which was originally built to combat Soviet T-34's, the Tier 6 Nashorn, the Waffenträger auf Pz.

The Northwest battle arena is also included in the 8.9 update, which takes place in a woody North American setting, and the Erlenberg arena gets the Encounter battle mode, too.
Related games: World of Tanks (PC)


By nocutius (SI Elite) on Oct 03, 2013
If they don't want me to take their games as a complete jokes when it comes to competitive gaming they need to get rid of the broken randomness first.

Seeing games being decided based on luck or the use of the now mandatory gold ammo is just a bunch of bull.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Oct 03, 2013
Well if you put enough marketing dollars behind it you can get anything called esports I guess >->
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Oct 03, 2013
Team battles in 8.9? Meh.... Waffentrager E-100? Yes please :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 04, 2013
I'll stick with "Theatre of War" and "Achtung Panzer", thanks all the same.