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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

First Swedish Tank in World of Tanks with update 9.16

Update 9.16 marks the debut of a Swedish Premium tank, the new Paris map, and player-requested improvements.

ABBA, Ingrid Bergman, Bjorn Borg, the Strv m/42-57 Alt A.2—things Sweden is known for, right? Well, maybe not that vehicle, but World of Tanks is planning to change that. The game is opening up its ranks, welcoming the first Swedish tank to the game in its latest update, with 19 more on their way later in the year. This Tier VI vehicle is the first Premium medium tank of this tier with a drum-type autoloader and is equipped with the well-known turret from the French AMX-13 light tank series.

“We already announced the new vehicle branch for further updates, and we’re happy to introduce the first Swedish tank,” said Thaine Lyman, World of Tanks Product Director. “It features pretty good mobility and an oscillating turret with an autoloader, and it is well-suited for levelling up your first Swedish crew and earning some extra credits.”

Along with the first Swedish vehicle, the Paris map is saying bonjour to Random Battles. It recreates many destinations from the romantic capital of the world, sending any tanker’s heart all aflutter. Landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Seine River bank, Théâtre national de Chaillot and districts of Haussmannian buildings can all be found as you explore. Every vehicle type is set to find some intense battles, wherever they decide to strike from.


Update 9.16 also brings improvements to the sound system. You’ll find that the range of sounds for high calibers was extended and sound indication for damage received was also enhanced. So, now it's even clearer to assess how serious the damage sustained by your tank is.


The in-game mini maps have also been updated based on player feedback, with 30 more rolling out with higher visual quality so you have a crystal clear idea of your surroundings. In addition, the in-game interface also features a range of improvements, including popular mods that will make your time on the battlefield and in the Garage much more enjoyable.

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