New content is coming to Wargaming's World of Tanks
in the form of tanks, a game mode, and a battle arena. Patch 8.9, set to go live "soon," introduces tier IV-X German tank destroyers
, the Northwest battle arena, and Team Battle mode to WoT
, which currently holds the world record for player concurrency
in an online game.
New tanks include the Marder III, Nashorn, and the Waffenträger auf Pz.IV. The new top-tier German tank destroyer will be the Waffenträger auf E 100. Team Battle mode allows World of Tanks
players to form teams and compete on the battlefield for ranking against players of similar experience and skill. According to producer Mike Zhivets
, Team Battle mode "[significantly adds] to the competitive component of the game."
[Source: Wargaming press release]