World Of Tanks Update Takes Us To France

By Megan Walton, 2 years ago
Continuing with the new content, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition takes us to France in the latest update. You'll get to try a variety of new tanks, including the high-tier AMX light tanks and tank destroyers like the Foch. We're promised these new tanks will bring a new kind of play style to the game. There's also two new maps for you to explore in battle: "Karelia" and "Pearl River". There's a new trailer for this update in which the developer takes us through the new content.


There's also a huge selection of new screenshots for the game, showcasing some of the tanks and locations you will be getting to experience.

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Here's a full list of what the new update has brought to the game.

New tanks: The French tank line!

Tank Destroyers
FT AC
UE 57
Sau 40
S35 CA
ARL V39
AMX AC 46
AMX AC 48
Foch
Foch 155

Heavy Tanks
B1
BDR G1 B
ARL 44
AMX M4 45
AMX 50 100
AMX 50 120
AMX 50 B

Medium Tanks
D2
Lorr. 40 t
B-C 25 t

Light Tanks
D1
H35
AMX 38
AMX 40
ELC AMX
AMX 12 t
AMX 13 75
AMX 13 90
Renault FT
Premium
FCM 50 t
FCM 36 Pak 40

New maps
Karelia
Pearl River

Gameplay
Vive la France! You will find your tier I Renault FT and its free garage slot in your garage.
You can now view your recent transactions as well as special announcements in our new transaction log tab.
We're now celebrating your feats when you complete Ops with new celebration screens in your Garage and Ops tab!
Activated Ops will now be displayed in the Garage as a reminder when you select your vehicle.
Active Ops will also be displayed during the battle countdown. Get those rewards!
Ops are now linked to the battle that they were activated for: you can now leave a battle before it is over when your tank is destroyed and still accrue Ops progress if you select a different one before the actual end of the battle
The Community spoke, and we listened: When converting free XP, you can now select which elite tank's free XP pool to draw from!
Added a reload countdown so that you can plan your next shot more accurately
If you have already researched a tier X vehicle, you will receive the "Absolute" achievement upon login!
Premium tanks now have better XP earn rates! Here are the new XP multipliers per tier:
Tier II: 1.7 (61.9% increase)
Tier III: 1.6 (52.4% increase)
Tier IV: 1.5 (42.9% increase)
Tier V: 1.4 (33.3% increase)
Tier VI: 1.3 (28.3% increase)
Tier VII: 1.2 (14.3% increase)
Tier VIII: 1.1 (4.8% increase)
Tier X: 1.05 (5% increase)
Changes to the Platoon system to address some issues with the matchmaking and wait time
The new maximum number of players in a single Platoon is 5
Platoon members can only select tanks that can see the same maximum tier battle as their Platoon leader
The new Platoons will be placed in the regular matchmaking queue

Maps
Encounter game types added for Province (Base location at E5) and Port (Base location at B1)
Malinovka Assault defenders now are split into three spawn locations (B9, D0, and A0) with Artillery spawning at the top of the hill (A0)
Sand River returns with a new Assault base and spawn location layout (base located at B3, attackers at G9 and J8)
Sand River Encounter base slightly moved to J6
Westfield returns with Encounter game type added, base located at H7 in the middle of the valley village
Westfield spawns for Standard battle are now all located at the top of the valley
Westfield Assault base was slightly moved to D4
Widepark returns with Encounter game type added, base located at E6 in the center over the train tracks
Arctic Region returns with new Standard battle base and spawn locations (A6 and J6)

Vehicle Changes
New Vehicle Packages
Conqueror: Conqueror Mk I** (Stock turret, OQF 20pdr Type B barrel gun, Rolls-Royce Meteor MK. IVC, Stock suspension)
Conqueror MK III* (Fully Upgraded, but uses OQF 20pdr Type B barrel gun)
Caernarvon: Caernarvon BP* ( Centurion Mk. II Turret, OQF 20pdr Type A barrel gun, stock engine and suspension)
T25/2:T25/2 (M3) (Stock turret and gun, upgraded engine and suspension)
T32: T32E2 (90) (Fully upgraded but uses stock 90mm gun)
M7: Added M7E1 (6-pdr) (Fully upgraded but uses 6-pdr gun)
Valentine: Valentine Mk. XI* (Fully upgraded with 6-pdr gun)
VK 16.02 Leopard: VK 16.02 (G) III (Upgraded engine and suspension, stock gun and turret)
Valentine A: Valentine AT Mk II** (Fully upgraded with 6-pdr gun)
Alecto: Alecto Mk III* (Fully upgraded with 6-pdr gun)
Vickers Medium I: Vickers Medium Mk IA** (Fully upgraded with 15mm BESA machine gun)
Cruiser Mk I: Cruiser Mk IA** (Fully upgraded with 2-pdr gun)
Cruiser Mk II: Cruiser Mk II* (Fully upgraded with 2-pdr gun)
Cruiser Mk III: Cruiser Mk III** (Fully upgraded with 2-pdr gun)
Cruiser Mk IV: Cruiser Mk IVA** (Fully upgraded with 2-pdr gun)

Interface
Platoon invites will no longer work outside of the Garage tab
We've added gun and engine names to the Soviet SU-122-44 package details
Your Commander will no longer show as "injured" when your tank is destroyed
We've added more information about what Audio Ducking is in the Audio Options Menu so that you can better customize your experience
We've corrected the Panther II 7.5 Lange package icon to reflect Damage instead of Speed
The new highlight in the "Customize" menu is now brighter and more easily visible!
We've fixed an inconsistency with the M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo's "child tanks" tech tree icons
We've given the tech tree a good once-over and have fixed a few name inconsistencies
Your cursor will no longer default to the first slot after completing an upgrade in the Upgrade menu
We have added a warning screen when selling a Premium tank: "Premium tanks can only be purchased with Gold"
We've adjusted the Gold conversion animation to match the amount of Gold converted
While Platooned, selecting a crewless tank will now show the "Manage Crew" menu
We've updated the Garage banner to say "In Battle" when returning from an ongoing battle
Fixed issue that prevented you from selecting a tank when Platooned if your leader switched tanks
The details of the VK 30.02 M stock package now refers to the VK 30.02 M
Eliting the IS 8 now correctly refers to the IS 8 in the Celebration screen!
The French flag now appears behind the French Commanders in the "Match Summary" screen popup
Fixed rounding issues in ops tab and post battle result screen; you will no longer see numbers followed by ten decimals, as we are now rounding up to the closest second decimal
X and B will now cycle the radial chat menus left/right (in addition to the existing LT and RT)
It is now easier to cancel a selection in the Healing and Repairing radial menus
Adjusted tank destroyer icons so the top edge is no longer white
Your artillery communication radial options will now update when an enemy tank is in your sights

Graphics
Himmelsdorf Night is now brighter in Artillery strategic view
Sparks are now present when tanks collide!

Localizations
Polish: Fixed the translation of the "Enemy Damaged" Ribbon
Spanish: Realigned objective names in the post battle training screen
Japanese, Spanish: Fixed errors in the "Congratulation" screen after purchasing a premium vehicle
Japanese: 15 character Gamertags no longer overlap into the next column in battle results
Japanese: Fixed translation error for selling equipment
Swedish: Fixed Post battle results showing 0 silver or XP earnings with local set to Switzerland
Russian: Fixed description truncation in "Tank Mastery"
This new update for World of Tanks: 360 Edition is available now, so it's time to take a trip to France!
Credit for this story goes to CasperTC
Megan Walton
Written by Megan Walton
Megan is a TA newshound and reviewer who has been writing for the site since early 2014. Currently working in catering, she enjoys cooking extravagant dishes, baking birthdays cakes for friends and family in peculiar shapes, writing depressing poetry about life and death, and unlocking every achievement possible.