This page was last updated on 28/05/15
The current version is 9.8, and you can read the full release notes on the dedicated page. More information about the next update for World of Tanks will be added below as it becomes available. If you want extra information on future changes that are currently being worked on by our developers, don't hesitate to have a look at our series 'Developers Diaries'.
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Also, we have a surprise announcement to make: soon we will be introducing a new vehicle to replace the German Tier IX Heavy Tank, the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B. The new tank is called Mäuschen, and we have really put a lot of effort into making its model exceptionally beautiful.
Despite the fact this model existed only on paper, we aspire to depict the tank as if it made it off the drawing board, was driven and waged war. This is explicitly implied by the rusted metal, cosmetic damage, flakes, oil and fuel drips and dust.
There is always a focus on the metal the tank is made of, which is represented by textures. In this case, if you look at the textures, you can see that the tank is made of thick sheets of rolled armour, interspersed with a few cast and drop-forged parts. Among all of these specially crafted parts, the thing that really stands out is the milled gun barrel. When you create a tank it is important to know, or at least imagine, how it would or could have been made. Even though the draft of this tank was never realized, its manufacturing method would have been the same as that of typical German engineering. Hence, the widespread cuts of armour plating, welding imposed in several passes, milling line, as well as various casting defects.