20th June, 2012 — Wargaming, the award-winning global videogame developer and publisher, announced today the release of Update 7.4 for its distinguished free-to-play MMO action game World of Tanks that goes live on 20th June for North America and on June 21st for Europe. The update introduces some sweeping changes to the game, including two news game modes, an impressive collection of new French armored vehicles, new maps and two premium machines for the Soviet and German tech trees.
Encounter Battle and Assault, the two newly introduced game modes, will provide players with innovative new gameplay experiences that emphasize strategic team gameplay. In Encounter Battle, two opposing teams must fight over a single base. In Assault, one team must defend a single base against an opposing team, who must capture the point at all costs.
“Update 7.4 and its two new game modes definitely refresh the game and bring more exciting and challenging combat tasks to players”, comments Mike Zhivets, producer of World of Tanks. “The addition of new French SPGs and tank destroyers only enhances the game’s already deep strategic and tactical gameplay”.
Update 7.4 sees the French tech tree updated with new long range SPGs including Renault BS, Lorraine 39 L AM, AMX 105 AM, AMX-13 F3 AM, Lorraine 155 (50), Lorraine 155 (51), Bat. Chatillon 155, boosting excellent possibilities for thoughtful, slow-paced combat ground action. For even more firepower, the French reinforcements also include eight new tank destroyers: Renault FT AC, Renault UE 57, Somua Sau 40, S 35 CA, ARL V 39, AMX AC de 100, AMX AC de 120, AMX 50 Foch.
For players looking for new ground to conquer, Update 7.4 also delivers two new, diverse maps. Widepark brings the fight to a dense labyrinth of streets in a half-ruined European style town, ideal for deadly ambushes and dynamic “cat and mouse” games in an urban environment. Airfield takes players away to North Africa, where hilly terrain provides good cover from shelling and airbase installations satisfy those who like deliberate precision fire from higher grounds or high speed racing across open ground.
Update 7.4 also introduces new premium content, specifically for the German and Russian trees, including the Soviet made heavy tank IS 6 (tier VIII) and the German Jagdtiger, also known as the JagdTiger mit 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 (tier VIII).