7th 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.

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