WoT Blitz 8.3 news and new PBR tanks – coming soon!

WoT Blitz 8.3 news and new PBR tanks – coming soon!

No doubt players would love to see all their tank models updated at once, but reality is that it’s a huge undertaking and it takes a lot of time. WARGAMING chose iterative approach and currently we have three branches of tanks updated to PBR:

  • American ‘Yoh’ heavies
  • British light tanks
  • European swedish heavies

In 8.3 update another batch of tanks will be updated to new PBR models

WARGAMING has upgraded the appearance of both the tanks themselves and their legendary camos. The stars and the Soviet Guard sign look more prominent on the “Battle-hardened” camo for the IS-7, and the “Stalwart” for the E 100 now features the Balkenkreuz insignias—emblems of the Wehrmacht. Along with PBR, HD textures, and environmental effects, the IS-7 and the E 100 have received completely redesigned 3D models with improved detail and the corresponding collision (server) models. The overall armor profile of both vehicles remained the same.

One premium tank will also receive the PBR treatment – the american heavy VIII T54E2.

Withdrawing premium vehicles from the tech tree

In Update 8.3, WARGAMING will remove the majority of premium tank offers from the tech tree UI—except for the Dicker Max, IS-6, and T23E3. There has been no demand for the other vehicles according to WG stats, so they decided there’s no more need to keep them in the tech tree.

Those tanks had been added to the tech tree long ago, when the in-game store lacked diversity of offers for those who wanted to get a premium vehicle. Now, the ingame store provides great variety of bundles which are more beneficial than just buying tanks via tech tree, and some deals are even better than the ones on the tech tree.

 

World of Tanks Blitz Upgrade 8.1 preview

World of Tanks Blitz Upgrade 8.1 preview

Many seasoned veterans of World of Tanks Blitz well know a tool created by lltwox, which displays more information than WARGAMING’s own API: the Blitz Hangar.

The tool is based on the game’s own internal XML files, rather than the open API that WG offers to 3rd party developers. This gives it one advantage: it can show the differences between the current version of the game client and the upcoming one (from Opentest). You should also know that game files are now compressed with a WG proprietary algorithm (based on LZMA), and it isn’t so easy to access them without some additional hacking.

Based on the 8.1 preview changelog on Blitz Hangar, the new update 8.1 of World of Tanks Blitz will bring a huge wave of balance changes.

 

WoT Blitz: Coming Soon! New Polish Tanks and a New Map

WoT Blitz: Coming Soon! New Polish Tanks and a New Map

Yesterday WARGAMING has posted a new video with ‘leaks’ which shows what to expect from World of Tanks Blitz in the coming months.

Let’s have a look at the folders presented in the video:

  • 1_T110E3_Stream
  • 2_New_Event
  • 3_New_Models_Quality
  • 4_Battle_Pass
  • 5_New_Map
  • 6_Lorraine_Fearless_4rating
  • 7_New_Tree_60TP

T110E3 “Worthy” Legendary Camo

First thing we can see on the video is T110E3 with a Legendary Camo. The new paintjob is typically american, with a very light olive hue and a white star, along with the “Worthy” name painted on the side of the upper hull.

UPDATE: Wargaming said on Twitter this camo will be coming to the game in patch 8.1

New event Enigma

The next is a new event with the top prize being a german VK168.01 Premium Heavy tank. The theme of the event strongly suggests to be related to Enigma – german mechanical encryption machine used during WWII.

New Models Quality

WG has recently introduced new PBR textures in World of Tanks Blitz 8.0. Initially only the new American Heavy line and the Kunze Panzer had the new textures. In this “Coming soon” video WG promises more tanks with the new textures coming to the game. However, some of the tanks presented are totally new premium tanks rather than any of the existing ones.

New Battle Pass

Battle Passes are here to stay (in so many games now), because they offer a multitude of rewards for a really modest price. So here’s a glimpse of the upcoming one. Looks like we will be getting a VK 30.01 (D) based submarine tank.

However this time completing the Battle Pass will grant a special container, which may contain a very unusual american heavy – the Tier IX AE Phase 1, which sports four tracks instead of two.

New Industry Map

This summer will also bring a new map to Blitz, one set in an industrial area. There is little details regarding the new map, but Blitz veterans will quickly notice it bears some resemblence to Falls Creek, Faust and Yukon.

Lorraine Fearless for Rating

One of the rewards for Rating Battles in summer will be Lorraine Fearless, which is very much similar to Lorraine 40t (so at this point it’s hard to tell if this is a whole new tank or just Legendary camo for existing one). What we know for sure however is that it’s really beautiful, and of course has the new PBR textures:

Last but not least – polish Heavy Tank line

Update 8.0 has brought new “Yoh” american Heavy line. We can expect another heavy line in the nearest future – the polish line. These tanks are based on blueprints developed in cold war Poland. WG has presented the Tier X 60TP Lewandowskiego, which will be waiting at the top of the tree.

World of Tanks Blitz 7th Anniversary

World of Tanks Blitz 7th Anniversary

On 25th of June, 2014 WARGAMING has released its blockbuster tank battler on iOS and Android: World of Tanks: Blitz.

World of Tanks: Blitz started small, with only 3 playable nations, only one game mode (Random) and only two supported platforms. But over the years a lot of content was added, and the most recent version 8.0 of Blitz has introduced a new line of American heavy tanks, Physical Based Rendering for tanks (with mud, water and snow which can cover the tank), realistically animated tank suspensions and many UI improvmenets. Plus there is currently 454 playable tanks across 9 nations, which you can play on iOS, Android, PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch (and you can use controllers!).

WARGAMING says thank you to it’s playerbase every year by giving away lots of goodies in the game.

And as usual, the longer you’ve played, the more gifts you will get:

One year or less

  • 3 Days of premium account
  • 100 Gold
  • 10,000 Free Exp
  • One year anniversary avatar

1 – 2 years

  • 5 Days of premium account
  • 200 Gold
  • 20,000 Free Exp
  • Two year anniversary avatar

2 – 3 years

  • 7 Days of premium account
  • 300 Gold
  • 30,000 Free Exp
  • Three year anniversary avatar

3 – 4 years

  • 10 Days of premium account
  • 400 Gold
  • 40,000 Free Exp
  • Four year anniversary avatar
  • Rising Fury Rare camo for all of your vehicles

4 – 5 years

  • 14 Days of premium account
  • 500 Gold
  • 50,000 Free Exp
  • Five year anniversary avatar
  • Stellar Shine Rare camo for all of your vehicles

5 – 6 years

  • 30 Days of premium account
  • 600 Gold
  • 60,000 Free Exp
  • Six year anniversary avatar
  • Venomous Shock Rare camo for all of your vehicles

6 – 7 years

  • 30 Days of premium account
  • 700 Gold
  • 70,000 Free Exp
  • Three year anniversary avatar
  • Stained Glass Epic anicamo for 10 tank

If your account was registered before June 25, 2016 will receive A Lucky V Container with guaranteed premium or collector tank drop. If it drops a tank you already have, it will drop A Lucky VI Container.

If your account was registered before June 25, 2015, you’ll receive A Lucky VII Container with guaranteed premium or collector tank drop. If it drops a tank you already have, it will drop 2500 gold.