Waffenträger auf E 100 was from the very beginning a very controversial vehicle. When first introduced was overpowered, with the ability to clip any Tier X vehicle, this vehicle could change the course of a battle alone.
While Wargaming did try to balance it, ultimately it got removed and replaced by the Grille 15. But the ghost of WT E100 past is always lingering and players fear it’s return.
And the fear has now returned again, with rumours that Wargaming needs to step up their game, create better rewards for Personal Missions, and are now testing this same vehicle, after a small rebalance, for the possibility of being a Tier VIII Reward vehicle…
But why, why would Wargaming do this? And on what ground does these rumours? I present to you, the only image of what it could be, the new Waffenträger auf E 100… Not! This image is from World of Tanks Blitz and that’s is not a Waffenträger auf E 100.
Yes, that’s it, rumours are based on this picture. But are they true? Are also the rumours that Waffenträger auf E 100 got it’s stats changed, and the number one reason why it’s coming back, it’s because the game files were never removed from the game?
What do you think? Could it be true?
Of course not. I’ve started to investigate a little bit this theory and first of all lets check another image I’ve found.
Seems someone used the wrong Grille 15 model. Yes, I say wrong, because after checking my sources, I’ve found there was another possible proposal for the Grille 15, and if you look close enough, the new Waffenträger auf E 100 isn’t even a E 100. It’s a Grille chassis with remodelled turret and smaller gun. And why would Wargaming tease PC players, with a image on World of Tanks Blitz, that is supposed to represent a race between Tier X Tanks, being the new Waffenträger auf E 100 a Tier VIII? Makes no sense.
What I can say, that most probably happened, is the fact some designer just used the wrong Grille 15 model. Nothing more, just a mistake with no hidden agenda.
And then comes the stats, that after checking with two other sources that datamine information, found no changes to this vehicle. “Wargaming didn’t remove the vehicle files from the game, that must mean something.”, might you be thinking, and I can confirm this. The files weren’t removed from the client, in fact any vehicle that was removed from the game, never had it’s files removed from the client. It’s just normal, it doesn’t mean the tank will come to the game again.
But there is one last argument, that not many know, but there are some who can confirm: Murazor confirmed during Tankfest 2017, Waffenträger auf E 100 isn’t making a return and any rumours of it, are false.
Making this statement in front of over 30 Community Contributors, isn’t something you just say. Wargaming considers the vehicle isn’t suitable for the game, was something that was necessary to remove and has no plans to return it.
Please remember, I have based my opinion and arguments based on the information I have found, and based on this I can say: the King is not returning to World of Tanks, not as a normal vehicle, Premium or Reward vehicle.