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European World of Tanks players will be the first to partake of the latest v8.5 update to the game. SE Asia and North America will see its arrival on April 25th, South Korea on May 7th. The patch brings an expanded German and USSR tank tree and offers players the ability to purchase premium consumable items with in-game gold.
Also of note in Update 8.5, players will now be able to purchase all premium consumables with credits. Previously, premium consumables were only purchasable with gold, the in-game currency purchased with real-world money. In addition, all players, both paying and non-paying, will be able to create 3-member platoons and companies.Update 8.5 is further rounded out with the introduction of a new battle arena, Pearl River, as well as visual revamps of the Siegfried Line, South Coast, and Malinovka maps.
Read the beta patch notes on the World of Tanks site.