You are viewing a news item in the old website format. There may be display issues in some browser versions.


8.5 Preview: New German Tanks


We're still working on the 8.5 update so it will still be some time before it's released into the wild. But that doesn't mean we can't share some details about some of the newest additions to the World of Tanks arsenal. Below is a brief overview for the six new German tanks that will be coming soon. For more details, be sure to visit our In Development section.

VK 20.01 (d)
Tier IV Medium Tank

This is a very fast and nimble tank. A lot of that goes to its spring suspension that allows for the VK 20.01(d) to turn on a dime. It's armor keeps it well protected on its sides, and the very accurate gun allows the VK to perform well in a close quarters fight with opponents of the same tier.

VK 30.01 (d)
Tier VI Medium Tank

With its accurate gun, great armor angles, high speed, and great agility this tank a great addition to the German medium line. And thanks to the unique position of its turret, you might have a few advantages when firing from behind cover.

Tier VII Light Tank

Another higher tier light tank will be coming in with the8.5 update; it'll feature a decent gun that delivers some good armor penetration and high accuracy on the move. Once you equip the best turret on this vehicle, you'll get a larger depression angle which significantly facilitates firing from uneven terrain.

Tier VIII Medium Tank

Don't mistake this for a Lowe. Sure, it may look like it, but this tank will be one of the most heavily armored tier VIII vehicles, obviously affecting its mobility on the battlefield. It's also quite easy to research this vehicle up to the top configuration set since there are very few alternate modules available for mounting.

Leopard PT A
Tier IX Medium Tank

This vehicle is incredibly fast and maneuverable with a powerful (and accurate) gun. If you're a fan of the Hellcat TD, you'll find a lot to like here thanks to its speed and ability to dish significant damage on the battlefield.

Leopard I
Tier X Medium Tank

This is an improved version of the Leopard PT A, through and through. It's more responsive and might just have one of the most well-rounded guns in the game thanks to its high accuracy, fast aiming speed, and low reticule dispersion while firing on the move. It's armor may not be that strong, but thanks to its high speed it can quickly turn any encounter to its favor.