Updated Thu, Sep 12, 2013 by Martuk
Update: Wargaming has informed us that the original NA release of the World of Tanks 8.8 update expected to deploy today has been pushed back to Wednesday, September 18th, 2013.
Original Story: It’s almost patch day once again for World of Tanks. The 8.8 update begins deployment September 11th, allowing players in European to first experience the new content with the North American deployment scheduled for September 12th followed by Korea and APAC on September 16th and 18th.
8.8 includes the new Tundra battle arena, new Soviet medium tanks ranging from Tier 6 to 8, and updates to the German tech tree. Get a peek at the new content in the trailer below and browse the 8.8 PTS patch notes for more.
New Soviet machines enter the battlegrounds
10th September, 2013 - Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced the release of Update 8.8 for its MMO action game World of Tanks. European players will be able try the new version on September 11, with North American gamers getting their hands-on with 8.8 starting from September 12. In Korea and APAC, the Update will go live on September 16 and 18, respectively.
Along with a brand new battle arena, Tundra, the latest update enriches the game with a long-awaited branch of Soviet medium tanks ranging from Tier 6 to Tier 8, as well as Object 140 that will join the rankings as the nation's other top medium tier choice.
Other significant changes include new updates to the German tech tree with the debut of the Tier 4 DW heavy chariot and Tier 6 VK3002 (M) medium tank, the transformation of VK3001H and VK3601H into heavy tanks, and addition of two new Chinese premiums-the Tier 8 T-34-3 medium tank and the 112 Tier 8 heavy tank.
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 close to 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. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal - www.wargaming.net.
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