Posted Thu, Jun 21, 2012 by Martuk
Check out the World of Tanks 7.4 trailer and the official patch notes for all the latest changes.
New Game Modes, Armored Vehicles and Battle Arenas Enter the Fight
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).
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 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, the Soviet Union, and France, 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 900 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, and Asia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 30 million players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012, and the naval World of Battleships, scheduled for release in 2013.
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the epicenter of a battle-centric gaming universe that will gather the series under a single portal - www.wargaming.net.
Official web site: www.wargaming.com