How is Wargaming following up on its big Update 1.0 for World of Tanks? With Update 1.0.1, of course! It goes live tomorrow, May 3, bringing a new line of tanks to the game, along with a redesigned Province map and a new event.
It’s Italy’s turn to get in the spotlight, with 11 new tanks, ranging from the nation’s early designs to post-WW2 medium and heavy tanks at the higher end of the tree. Italy’s higher-end tanks even have an option to “switch between single-shot and autoloader firing modes on the go.” But can they deliver pizzas? Going along with the Italian armor is a new version of the Province map, meant to represent the Italian countryside.
There’s a new four-week “Frontline to Glory” event that will task tankers at Tier VIII with rising through the ranks from Private to General, winning XP and in-game goodies along the way. The 30v30 matches take place on a huge nine-square-kilometer map, with respawns, combat reserves, and repair/resupply zones playing into teams’ strategies. The event is scheduled to start on May 8, though Wargaming acknowledges that it might be delayed.
Mid-tier French tanks also get a boost with this update, and there’s a big change as to how shells and consumables will be purchased. From now on, they’ll only be purchasable with in-game credits and not real-money currency, a.k.a. gold. For more on World of Tanks’ 1.0.1 update, check out the summary and patch notes here and an even longer summary here.