Buckle Up for the British Invasion in World of Tanks
World of Tanks Update 8.1 will see the Royal Tank Corps storming the battlefield like proper war machines.
“Tankmen will get their chance to follow the history of the British tank building mastering 22 iconic steel fortresses from the Royal Tank Corps, starting from the tiny Vickers Medium Mk I tank, and ending up with the intimidating FV 214 Conqueror top-tier heavyweight,” said World of Tanks developer Wargaming in a release.
The fps mmo will introduce three branches for the British national tech tree: WWII armored behemoths like the Centurion Mk. I-IV and Centurion Mk. V-XI medium tanks; the heavily armored Matilda medium; and the legendary Churchill heavies to comprise the first three branches of the British national tech tree.
Update 8.1 also mobilizes medium and light tanks, known for their speed and heavy firepower, as well as slower and better armored heavy vehicles. The British tank fleet will eventually be reinforced by the lines of SPGs and tank destroyers in one of the later mmorpg updates, says Wargaming.
“The Brits invented the first tank, pioneering the evolution of the whole industry, and it's an honor for us to greet them in World of Tanks. They are so close, you can hear their tracks rolling!" said Mike Zhivets, World of Tanks Producer. "Their looks are as daunting as their guns, and I'm sure the Brits will make great competitors to other nations in World of Tanks."
There are other features coming with the British-centric Update 8.1 like the overhauled rendering and lighting system on five more battle arenas (Province, El Halluf, Dragon Ridge, Abbey, and Prokhorovka), as well as the addition of new premium MMOFPS machines: the Soviet SU-11 44, the German PzIV Schmalturm VI and the Panther M10.