“Black Sea Incursion” – Update 0.26 Preview


This summer’s pretty hot already but it’s time to make it even hotter with some of the most awaited and exciting features coming to Armored Warfare in the near future!


The Black Sea Incursion season continues with Update 0.26 and is chock-full with amazing content, including:

  • New Dealer with Israeli Vehicles
  • New Commanders
  • Armor Viewer
  • PvP map Salzburg
  • New Special Operations mission
  • Overhauled standard PvE missions
  • Mechanics improvements

And much more, including a large number of rebalances and issue fixes!

New Dealer and Israeli Vehicles

In Update 0.26, we are introducing a new player friendly dealer called Solomon Schreiber.

Solomon Schreiber is one of the most efficient agents of the Israeli Defense Forces procurement agency, he deals in both the export of IDF vehicles and the import of modern military technologies from all over the world – from cutting edge military laboratories to defunded old bases hiding technical marvels of the old world, nothing is beyond the reach of Sol’s agents.


He’s coming with a full branch of progression Main Battle Tanks, including:

  • M50 Super Sherman Tier 1 MBT
  • Sho’t Kal Dalet Tier 2 MBT
  • Tiran 6 Tier 3 MBT
  • Magach 5 Tier 4 MBT
  • Magach 6B Tier 5 MBT
  • Merkava Mk.1 Tier 5 MBT
  • Merkava Mk.2B Tier 6 MBT
  • Magach 7C Tier 6 MBT
  • Merkava Mk.3D Barak Zoher Tier 8 MBT
  • Merkava Mk.4 Tier 9 MBT
  • Merkava Mk.4M Windbreaker Tier 10 MBT

Two Premium vehicles are also included:

  • M51 Super Sherman Tier 2 Premium MBT
  • Magach 7A Tier 6 Premium MBT

Apart from the vehicles themselves, Solomon Schreiber will have its own set of special rules as well as its dedicated camouflages, base colors, decals and much more. You can read more about him in a dedicated article.

New Commanders

Two new progression commanders will also be available via the new vehicles that will be introduced in Update 0.26 – Rachel Kramer and Gia Tsiklauri. Rachel will be a newbie-friendly MBT commander while Gia will be suitable for advanced players. You can read more about them in an article about Sol Schreiber.


Additionally, we are introducing two Premium commanders described here.

Armor Viewer

Armor Viewer is a special Garage option that allows players to inspect the armor of each playable vehicle in the game, including its thickness and composition. Additionally, it allows players to determine whether that vehicle can be penetrated by a shell of their choosing and from what angle.


You can read more about it in a dedicated article.

PvP map Salzburg

We are introducing a new PvP map that is based on the design of the Austrian city of Salzburg, famous for its castle and the medieval salt trade that took place on the river the castle overlooks. The map offers a number of tactical choices and consists of both rolling hill countryside and of the city’s narrow streets. Whether you choose to advance through the open fields to the south of the map or through the urban area, be aware of your surroundings and make the river run salty with the tears of your opponents!


You can read more about it in a dedicated article.

New Special Operations Mission

The conclusion of the Black Sea Incursion story arc awaits you as the architect of Magnus Holter’s downfall is finally unveiled – or is he? Join Magnus Holter in his quest for vengeance and discover the truth about the events that transpired during the Caribbean Crisis arc.


You can read more about the Armored Warfare storyline in a dedicated article.

Overhauled standard PvE missions

In Update 0.26, we have overhauled four older PvE missions and are returning them to the game with new mechanics and without those pesky bugs that prevented them from running correctly. These missions are:

  • Operation Harbinger
  • Operation Stormy Winter
  • Operation Starry Night
  • Operation Ghost Hunter

We hope that you will enjoy them in their new form!

Mechanics Improvements

Update 0.26 is also bringing a large number of vehicle rebalances as well as an overhaul to the APS mechanics. You can read more about it in a dedicated article.

We hope that you will enjoy the second part of the “Black Sea Incursion” season and will see you on the battlefield!

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