With the recent launch of World of Warplanes and development spent on World of Warships, one might think that World of Tanks might be a bit lacking in the new features category. Not so much, if the new dev diary from Wargaming for Update 9.0 is to be believed.
To break the stranglehold on the world map that the biggest clans have, fortifications will be added to the game, allowing smaller clans to create buildings that give clans various advantages, like a bonus to income. And, of course, you can ransack opposing clans’ fortifications, but only once they’ve reached a certain level, to protect smaller or newer clans. As for the battles themselves, players will be granted the ability to call in airstrikes, plant mines, and do a number of other things to help defend their bases.
Historical battle mode will also be a big part of the new update. The video goes into quite a bit of depth about the difficulties in accurately portraying these battles, and even introduces respawns for lighter, support-style tanks.
Finally, a garage battle mode is in the works, where players will get to roll out with multiple tanks in their garage. Shades of War Thunder, anyone?
So what do you think of the new game modes?