World of Tanks’ Update 9.4 is now live. This update adds quite a few changes, a new map, a new battle format, and some new Strongholds options. All in all though, the update is rather small compared to past updates and may largely fly under the radar for many, particularly if you’re not in a clan.
The most noticeable change for most players are the changes in Team Battle mode. This mode has been renamed “Attack/Defense” and, like Assault mode, now features one attacking squad and one defending squad. Each team protects two bases, but only one capture is required to win. Points for each capture point are not added together. Squad requirements have changed as well and are now fixed so be sure to read up on the tier limitations on the update page.
The new Stalingrad map is nice from a historical point of view but is pretty on par with other maps having an open attack field in the center with a few nice entrenchment spots at other locations.
Strongholds can now be upgraded past level 5 and new pillaging options have been added for clans taking part in this mode. While no new tanks were added in this update, a few balancing changes were made to the existing line up. Be sure to watch the tour video above before jumping back into battle.