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th January, 2013 - Wargaming today announced
first details of Update 8.4 for its armored MMO action game World
of Tanks. The new content update will expand the roster of in-game
tanks with an impressive array of new combat vehicles, including
new tank destroyers for the British and Soviet nations, as well as
new light tanks for the German tech tree.
The new release will allow players to get behind the controls of
10 of the finest British tank hunters, including the Universal
Carrier QF 2, the most widely produced armored fighting vehicle in
history, and the À39 Tortoise, a super heavy assault gun
carrier designed to smash heavy fortifications and directly combat
heavy enemy tanks.
"Update 8.4 will mark the second British invasion in World of
Tanks, strengthening the nation's tank choices with formidably
armed tank busters," said World of Tanks Producer Mike Zhivets.
"This new line of ironclads will really showcase the ultimate
evolution of the British tank destroyer design, from highly
maneuverable gun carries to mammoth land cruisers."
The Soviet tech tree will also be expanded with the massive and
hard-hitting SU-100Y tank destroyer, ideal at taking on the
heaviest of opponents. The German tech tree will see the
introduction of three new light tanks.
Four in-game maps will be getting a visual and rendering
overhaul in Update 8.4, including Steppes, Fisherman's Bay, Ensk
and Live Oaks. And, for players new to World of Tanks, the game
will be updated with a brand-new tutorial covering tank controls,
shooting mechanics, and basic combat tactics.
About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively
multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw
yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other
steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than
300 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union,
France, Great Britain and China, carefully detailed with historical
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrades and development
allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game.
Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable
light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose
medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing
armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers,
each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely
effective when operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In
World of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by
combining your combat skills with those of the other members of
your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add
your favorite strategy to build your own steel empire and manifest
the indisputable authority of the tank power!
Join World of Tanks:
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and
publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market.
Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped
more than 15 titles and employs over 1300 people across such key
regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia..
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series
dedicated to mid-20th century warfare that will include the
company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April
2011 and currently boasting 45 million players worldwide, the
flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated
MMOs, and the naval World of Warships, scheduled for release in
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the
epicenter of the online battle gaming universe that will gather the
series under a single portal -