Wargaming announced today plans for upcoming content patch 8.1 for World of Tanks. British steel machines will make their way into the ranks, giving players a 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.
"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."
Players will see British WWII armored stalwarts like the Centurion Mk. I-IV and the 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.
In addition to the new tanks, you'll also enjoy an overhauled rendering and lighting system on five more battle arenas (Province, El Halluf, Dragon Ridge, Abbey, and Prokhorovka), plus some more premium machines: the Soviet SU-11 44, the German PzIV Schmalturm VI and the Panther M10.
World of Tanks is a free-to-play armored warfare MMO by Wargaming.net with highly customizable and flexible gameplay. Upgrade and develop authentic vehicles, and try tons of weapons. Each unit type has strengths and weaknesses, and in the right hands can help to make or break team objectives.