World of Tanks Update 2.6 on PS4, Xbox One & Xbox 360 Adds Seven New Maps

February 3, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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Available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, World of Tanks update 2.6 adds seven new maps to the game: Serene Coast, Fjords, Sacred Valley and War! Variant, Northwest, Arctic Region – Snow, and Swamp.

Showing up as update 1.05 on PS4, Map Madness is a 2GB download, but the download status will show roughly 11GB. On Xbox One it’s 3.2GB, and on Xbox 360 it’s 500MB.

In addition to the new maps you’ll find Premium Store improvements, where categories have been separated to make searching for items more accessible. The new Tanks category has been added and will feature all the current Premium tank bundles that are available, while the Specials category will contain any non-tank related bundles.

Here’s the full list of patch notes for today’s update, applicable to all platforms:

New Features

  • New animated backgrounds in the Post-Battle Results Screen (HD only)
  • “Tanks” and “Specials” sections added to the Store
  • As requested by the community, Team Training rooms can now be made public or private after creation
  • While in Team Training lobbies, the tank reel will show the appropriate tier range restrictions set in the room
  • 7 maps added: Arctic Region – Snow, Fjords, North West, Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley – War!, Serene Coast and Swamp

Major Changes

  • Max battle tier on Ensk, Komarin, Port changed to VIII
  • Icon order in the Store reel changed
  • New indicator icons will appear over new bundles in the store
  • Added Pz.Kpfw IE package to PzKpfw. I Ausf. C (fully upgraded with 2cm Flak 38)
  • Added T43 package to M103 (fully upgraded minus gun)
  • Added KV-57M1 package to KV-1 (fully upgraded with 57 mm gun)
  • Added KV-14-152M package to SU-152 (fully upgraded with 152 mm gun)
  • Added PzKpfw 38(t) nA G IV package to Pz. 38 nA (fully upgraded with 2cm Flak 38)
  • Added T25E3 AT package to T25 AT (fully upgraded with 90mm T15E2 gun)
  • Added T40 package to T40 (fully upgraded with 105mm gun)
  • Added SU-100-60 package to SU-100 (fully upgraded with 85BM gun)
  • Added GAZ 74B package to SU-85B (fully upgraded with 57mm gun)

Additional Changes

  • Improved Garage lighting
  • Improved voiceover when dealing critical hits, splash damage critical hits, and non-damaging HE shell hits
  • Training tanks have been swapped out for new Premium tanks – Updated fire FX in levels (Target Practice: SU-122-44, Driving Practice: T-15, Live Fire: Panther/M10
  • Brighter shell tracers
  • Updated tank destruction’s aftermath effects
  • Accelerated scroll for ammo (Longer you hold the direction, the faster it will get)
  • New pop-up dialogue art

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed clipping on various tank destroyed states
  • Platoons will now properly see the Team Destruction game type when queuing for Random Battles
  • StuG IV: Replaced animated attachment on the rear
  • T22 Proto: Inscription placement moved to the turret. Mark of Excellence may no longer be applied to this tank.
  • Fixed ammo name
  • “Rock Solid” will no longer be awarded if your tank is destroyed and the speed requirement has been removed
  • Port: Adjusted lighting to be brighter
  • Animated attachments added to many tanks (for HD tanks)
  • Fixed a bug in WoT Attack where items could be used after destruction
  • El Halluf – Rain: Terrain now properly shows tread marks
  • Fixed in-queue music to play properly instead of with Garage music
  • Fixed issue where battle results in the “Log” tab would be a duplicate of a previous battle
  • Fixed “Log” tab background art
  • Silver celebration audio will no longer sometimes play indefinitely
  • “Confederate” medal description updated to indicate that damaging hits are required to obtain the medal
  • The info panel explaining the benefits of Premium tanks no longer references tanks needing to be the same type to switch crews between them (this was never required)
  • Damaged components listed in the efficiency tab of the Post-Battle Results screen are brighter and easier to see when in colorblind mode
  • Fixed the bug where pressing “Battle” and “Upgrade” at the same time in the Garage would sometimes cause the wrong field to become highlighted in the battle queue screen

World of Tanks is available as a free-to-play title from the PlayStation Store.

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