World of Tanks gets Red Steel Rain

By Dread Reaver, 2 years ago
Wargaming have released its free expansion pack "Red Steel Rain" for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition globally. This update includes a whopping 15 new tanks for both the U.S.S.R and Germany factions, and two new maps - the urban themed "Port", and the dreary rain soaked "Live Oaks". As can be seen below, the maps will have some dynamic settings; for example, battles in Port may occur at day or night:

New Maps Red Steel Rain

New Maps Red Steel Rain

New Maps Red Steel Rain

New Maps Red Steel Rain


New Tanks
The Soviets gain access to several more artillery class tanks, and one new heavy class; while the German side rounds out its numbers with a few more artillery class tanks. The full list of brand new tanks are as follows:
U.S.S.R.
* KV-2 (tier VI)
* SU-18 (tier II)
* SU-26 (tier III)
* SU-5 (tier IV)
* SU-122A (tier V)
* SU-8 (tier VI)
* S-51 (tier VII)
* SU-14-1 (tier VII)
* SU-14-2 (tier VIII)
* 212A (tier IX)
* Object 261 (tier X)

Germany
* Pz.Kpfw. I (tier II)
* Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C (tier III)
* VK 28.01 (tier VI)
* Aufklärungspanzer
* Panth
New Game Mode
Finally, the update will include a brand new game mode titled "Platoon Battle", whereby players can join platoons of up to seven strong (up from the original three), and compete in the standard 15 vs 15 matchmaker. This means a lot more of your friends can help you out:

Red Steel Rain

Red Steel Rain

Red Steel Rain

Red Steel Rain

Red Steel Rain


"Red Steel Rain" for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is available now for free.

If you still need to get on the World of Tanks bandwagon, you might consider grabbing a copy of the World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Combat Ready Starter Pack (containing the premium Panzer 38H tier II German light tank, three days of premium account time, in-game silver and gold, and a 30-day code for Xbox Live Gold), available in American stores now. This pack will also be coming to other regions soon; August 14th in Asia-Pacific, August 21st in Japan and August 29th in Europe.