Mariya Oktyabrskaya makes a glorious return to the game with her Fighting Girlfriend T-34! Based on the real Soviet war hero who bought a tank and fearlessly took the fight to Germany during World War II, Mariya’s Fighting Girlfriend T-34 is a solid all-rounder with great armour and agility, with the exclusive 'Track Mechanic' perk giving enemies hell as they struggle to put a stop to Mariya’s fight. The
Fighting Girlfriend T-34
is back for a limited time only – get it in Ultimate, Loaded, and Base bundles before March 16!
Our second heroine is the French Resistance spy Marianne Durieux, the star of the epic alternate history campaign War Stories: Runaway Tiger. With Germany in its ascendancy, the Axis powers are developing a dark secret amidst the golden sands of Egypt. Celebrate International Women’s Day by stepping into Marianne’s shoes and leading a ragtag crew on a race against time to steal Germany’s new weapon before they can use it against the Allies!
Soviet war hero Mariya Oktyabrskaya was World of Tanks' first historical female Hero Crew member when she first joined the game in September 2017. When Mariya received news that her husband had died fighting Axis forces in Kiev in 1941, she sold everything she owned to donate a tank to the Red Army, but with two stipulations: she wanted to name it, and she wanted to drive it. And so the Fighting Girlfriend, literally translated from Боевая подруга, was christened, and Mariya took the reins on her new T-34.
Her desire for vengeance against Germany went hand-in-hand with her incredible prowess in battle, and saw her promoted to the rank of Sergeant. She carved a reputation as a skilled driver and a fearless soldier, and was known to get out and repair her tank (despite contrary orders) in the midst of heavy gunfire and raging battles. She died after sustaining injuries while repairing her tank in 1944, but was posthumously honored as a Hero of the Soviet Union for her extraordinary acts of bravery in battle.
The memory of Soviet heroine Mariya Oktyabrskaya lives on in World of Tanks. Get the
Fighting Girlfriend T-34
today, and find out what this Soviet soldier is capable of!
Exclusive Perk: Track Mechanic True to her real life counterpart, Mariya Oktyabrskaya is able to repair tracks 20% faster than usual. Give your enemies hell as they struggle to affect your mobility!
Rewrite History with War Stories: Runaway Tiger
1942. Egypt. Germany reigns.
The Axis powers are developing a terrible secret within the golden sands of Egypt that would strike fear into the hearts of the Allies’ frontlines. However, hope remains in a French Resistance spy who has infiltrated the Germans' stronghold with the intention to steal their newest weapon, or die trying.
Marianne Durieux and her ragtag crew race against time in an epic adventure, across three thrilling missions that can be played in single-player or co-operative multiplayer. Secure the top secret Tiger I tank, escape from Marianne's Axis pursuers, and identify the tank's weaknesses before it’s reduced to rubble. Rewrite history with War Stories: Runaway Tiger.