Update 8.4 brings new tank destroyers into the limelight
7 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 theĀ39 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 accuracy.
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!
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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 2013..
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