World of Tanks Update Now Available

By Ellis Spice, 2 years ago
Following on from the update to version 1.1 last month, another title update has arrived for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, bringing with it new maps, tanks, weather effects and achievements.

Two new maps have been added in this update: Fisherman’s Bay and Abbey. Fisherman’s Bay features sloping hills covered in bushes, allowing for many ambush opportunities, whilst Alley contains three roads that allow passage from the north and the south to the courtyard, the map's highest point. Meanwhile, the 'Weather Variant System' now allows players to experience combat in snowy, rainy and night-time conditions, forcing them to battle the elements as well as their enemies.

In addition to this, seven new American tank destroyers have also been added in this update alongside new tank package upgrades, giving players deeper tank customization options as they progress through tech trees.

Here is the full changelog for Title Update 1.2:

Major Changes


• New maps added:
• Fisherman's Bay
• Abbey
• Rainstorm variant added to maps:
• Malinovka
• Mines
• Cliff
• Night variant added to maps:
• Prokhorovka
• Abbey
• Sand River
• Snowstorm variant added to map:
• Mountain Pass
• Malinovka - Assault mode rebalanced
• Improved water graphics


• Animated attachments are now present on all tanks (gas cans, cables, antennas, bed rolls, etc.)
• New American Tank Destroyers added:
• M8A1
• T49
• M18 Hellcat
• T25/2
• T28 Prototype
• T30
• T110E4
• New packages added based on player discussions with developers on forums:
• VK 36.01H
• New package allows players to use the 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58 Konisch after purchasing the first upgrade
• Pz.Kpfw. IV
• New package allows players to use the 7.5cm KwK 40 L/48 at the final upgrade
• E-75
• Two new packages
• New package off 1st package to get the 10.5cm KwK 46 L/68 sooner
• New package allowing you to upgrade the tank but keep the 10.5cm KwK 46 L/68 gun
• T29
• New package from stock to allow people to buy the 90mm Gun M3 without having to upgrade anything else
• JagdPanther
• Two new packages
• Both packages allow the players to keep the 8.8cm PaK 43 L/71 if they wish while upgrading other parts
• Panther II
• New package at end to allow people to keep the 7.5cm KwK 45 L/100 and upgrade everything else
• Luchs
• Two new packages
• First package off of stock allows player to research / get the 3.7cm KwK 36 L/46.5 by itself
• Second package off of end allows player to use the best engine with the 5cm KwK 39 L/60
• Matilda
• Two new packages
• First package off of stock allows player to research / get the QF 2-pdr Mk. X-B by itself
• Second package off of end allows player to keep the QF 2-pdr Mk. X-B and get all the other upgrades too


• Event Ribbons added to the HUD
• Inform players when they've done an action that earns them XP and Silver
• Capture bar displays how much time is left until capture is complete as well as how many players are capturing the base
• Post-Mordem Tips and Ribbon feedback can be displayed in the options menu


• New Battle Results Screen
• More detailed breakdown of awards and bonuses
• More information on detail page
• View battle statistics per player
• Added lower price 850 Gold Pack for $4.99
• Server selection added to the launcher


• Eight new awards added:
• Top Gun
• Kamikaze
• Bombardier
• Steel Wall
• Pasucci
• Skilled Commander
• Perks of the Job


• Crew training can now be upgraded to 80-100% without needing to change tanks
• The UI now updates correctly when an unassigned crew is assigned to the current tank

Additional Changes


• Platoon icons are now visible on the Tactical Map
• Players who are disconnected while the detected or Sixth Sense icon is on screen will still see the icons when they reconnect to the match if they are still detected/spotted
• Tank images are the correct size when spotted while the Tactical Map is open
• VK 36.01 shows the correct tracers when firing the ACPR shells
• Camera adjusted for the M4A2E4 to accurately reflect the tank's gun depression
• Improved colorblind mode for artillery sniper mode
• Colorblind mode now implemented in tank status panel for crew and modules


• Destroyed model for the fence on Lakeville has been reduced to make it more passable by large tanks on steep terrain


• Quick repair now works when moving the tank with the same thumbstick
• Controller now vibrates when the tank is destroyed
• Fixed random control lockout and preferences changing


• Attack formula for a tank's gun display in the garage has been adjusted so that autoloaders are not always displayed as the best options for each tank
• Added the upsell rewards to the message displayed when a player attempts to sign in to the garage after their free trial has ended
• Xbox Live Free Experience players are able to purchase lower priced Gold packs (note: an Xbox Live Gold Subscription will be required to continue to use purchased items after the Free Trial expires)
• Crew training status updates correctly as the player views different crews
• Players who select a tank without a Crew in the tank grid are taken to the correct tank instead of the most recently researched one
• The Devastator medal now displays the correct text when viewed in the Stats tab
• Fixed error when backing out of the "Changing Skill/Perk" menu when accessed via the Skill Grid menu
• Crew is no longer dismissed if a player's controller is disconnected when dismissing a Crew
• Text for "percentage skill/perk training remains until new skill" no longer says "tank training after tank mastery is 100%"
• Battle Loading screen regarding Team Communication has been updated with correct communication options
• Equipement help overlay now displays correctly in the "What is it" section
• The overall download bar now reflects progress more accurately
• Options description text now displays correctly
• Longer crew commander last names will now be displayed


• Crew callout for damaging an enemy with splash damage now plays the correct audio instead of the audio for when a player takes splash damage
• Tank explosion audio no longer plays every time a player views a tank in post mordem that was destroyed in water


• Crew Training status is now localized in languages other than English
• Vehicle Damaged overlay in the Garage aftered to say just Damaged (German only)
• "Removable vs. Complex" text now reworded to fit in the Equipment help screen (Polish only)
• "Why Buy Premium?" text now resized in the Tech Tree help screen (Polish only)
Wargaming has also released a trailer and new screenshots to show off the features added in this update:

8th May 1

8th May 2

8th May 3

Fisherman’s Bay
8th May 4

8th May 5

8th May 6

Weather Variants
8th May 7

8th May 10

8th May 11

8th May 12

8th May 13

New Tanks
8th May 8

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8th May 15

8th May 16

8th May 17

8th May 18

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is a free-to-play game and is available to download now.
Ellis Spice
Written by Ellis Spice
Ellis is a newshound and former manager of the walkthrough team. When he's not busy writing the latest news, he'll likely be found battling through his backlog, playing indie games, buying yet another indie game bundle or making a game of his own.