Attention Commanders! Mark your calendars for the unveiling of Update 1.23.1 on January 10! This update brings you six brand-new Japanese heavies featuring double aiming mechanics and hydropneumatic suspension.
On top of that, brace yourselves for the return of the revamped Onslaught mode with the Season of the Crimson Pegasus, kicking off the day the update goes live. Finally, try out a pack of rebalanced low-tier vehicles in Random Battles, and get ready for the fourth Episode of Frontline, which will be released later. Let’s dive in!
Six fresh Japanese heavy tanks stand prepared to dominate the battlefield! These versatile brawlers feature well-sloped armor and robust turrets. The higher-tier tanks in this branch come equipped with two gameplay-changing mechanics: double aiming (gun cooling) and hydropneumatic suspension.
Double aiming allows the gun to fire more accurately if you wait a little after the reload. The second aiming circle shows this improved accuracy, which starts working as the gun cools down. Opt for higher DPM with slightly compromised accuracy, or shoot less frequently with pinpoint precision.
Embark on the next chapter of your Onslaught journey with the Season of the Crimson Pegasus! Participate and make progress toward the Annual Reward, which includes an exclusive version of the Tier X Polish CS-63 medium tank. This special reward comes with a stunning 3D style and custom crew members, along with other enticing rewards.
- New maps: The fresh Season introduces three new maps—Oyster Bay, Studzianki, and Outpost—promising a new tactical experience.
- Cool items for bonds: The in-game Store, featuring exclusive items for bonds, is reopening its doors, so don’t miss out!
- Three new combat modifiers: To elevate the thrill, the Season of the Crimson Pegasus will showcase three new modifiers (on top of the existing two), ensuring even more exciting battles ahead.
We shift our focus back to vehicle rebalancing, concentrating on 11 low-tier vehicles ranging from Tier II through Tier IV. The fine-tuning of their characteristics aims to improve accessibility and enhance the overall experience for newcomers embarking on their World of Tanks journey.
At the same time, experienced veterans can look forward to new gameplay hallmarks, enriching their experience. Roll out and enjoy!
Stay tuned for the upcoming updates—our focus will shift to rebalancing high-tier vehicles, too!
The next Frontline Episode is on the horizon, showcasing the dynamic battle scenarios system. In each battle, a randomly selected scenario from three Combat Reserves options will unfold, as follows:
- Standard Battle follows regular rules
- Operational Support accelerates Reserves recharge
- Twist of Fate offers a choice between two randomly selected Combat Reserves from a diverse pool
With all three scenarios randomly available during Episode 4, gear up for an electrifying gameplay experience!
WoT Premium Account
Players with WoT Premium Account will be credited an additional 24 hours of Premium Account time to make up for the update maintenance period. If you’d like to make any in-game purchases, please wait until the servers are running again.
World of Tanks servers will be down on January 10 from 01:30 to 07:30 CET (UTC+1).