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February 06, 2019

Burn some rubber with wheeled vehicles in World of Tanks


Those looking to feel the need for speed in World of Tanks are in luck, as Wargaming has announced that the first major update for 2019 adds wheeled vehicles to the game for the first time.


The update that adds them has begun to roll out, pun intended and brings the game up to version 1.4

“We’re looking forward to releasing the French wheeled vehicles onto the live server with Update 1.4,” states Maxim Chuvalov, Publishing Director, World of Tanks. “By adding them, we hope players will like the new range of vehicles and enjoy mastering the new gameplay role on the battlefield.”

Starting at Tier VI, the French can be researched after reaching the tracked Tier V AMX ELC bis.


The wheeled vehicles are:

  • AMD Panhard 178B, Tier VI
  • Hotchkiss EBR, Tier VII
  • AML Lynx 6x6, Tier VIII
  • Panhard EBR 90 (mle. 64), Tier IX
  • Panhard EBR 105, Tier X
The addition of the French wheeled vehicles creates a new role on the battlefield: the true active scout. These machines need to get closer to their targets to light them up for teammates, thanks to their high camouflage values.

The newcomers will also introduce two new mechanics that are unlocked through the sub-branch. Both of the mechanics are unique to the French wheeled vehicles, they are:

  • The lock-on feature
  • Two driving modes: Drive and Default
Due to sufficiently higher speeds, enabling auto aim would become a challenge. The lock-on feature massively simplifies this feature and is unlocked with the AMD Panhard 178B. Drive and Default are available from the AML Lynx 6x6:

  • Drive will allow extreme speed, but sacrifices handling
  • Default allows for better maneuverability, but less pace







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