World of Tanks Update 0.9.22 will be very last update to come before 1.0 gets released in March. It’s currently scheduled for February 2018 and it will bring a handful of new Soviet tanks, from Mediums, Tank Destroyers and even a brand new Heavy tank branch.
Wargaming announced during Wargaming Fest 2017, that the new branch would start from the KV-13, the same medium who is currently the bridge between the Medium and Heavy branches. This would increase the value this same tank currently has, but many have expressed their opinion against this and to be honest, it doesn’t felt like a natural progress having to go to the KV-13 to get the IS-M, that is supposed to be an IS upgrade.
Taking the community opinion into consideration, Wargaming decided to change where the new branch will start.
Following your feedback and suggestions received after the new branch had been announced, we changed the initial vehicle in the branch that will lead to the Object 705A. Tentatively, transition to the new branch will start with the IS – not with the KV-13. Transition to the new vehicles from the IS will be a more logical and convenient solution. That’s the branch composition that will be presented for the Common Test.
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If you are looking forward to this new branch, then you can now start grinding experience on the IS heavy tank.
Also, don’t forget to buy the Tier IX T-10 heavy tank, currently with 15% discount, as it will be moved to a new Heavy tank branch. This way you save some credits and you can also start grinding experience for the new Tier X tank.
The same applies to Object 430 II, as it will be moved to a new Medium tank branch, you can start grinding experience straight away. And last but not least, if you have Object 430 in your garage you will get Object 430U, new Tier X vehicle, in your garage and you get to keep Object 430 as Tier IX. If you are a fan of Soviet tanks, Update 0.9.22 will definitely bring a lot of new toys for you.