World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition gets content update, all-new weather

by: Nathaniel -

The Xbox 360 version of World of Tanks, simply called World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition - because ain't no one got time for fancy names and stuff when somewhere tanks remain un-blown up - has received a major content update.  The update will feature new maps, American tank destroyers, tank package upgrades, eight new achievements, and perhaps most importantly, a variable weather system.  That's right, now you'll be able to tank in the rain, snow, and darkness.  

I didn't realize "darkness" counted as weather, but whatever.  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Launches Content Update Today


New Maps and Tanks, Plus Never-Before-Seen In-Map Weather Effects Enter the Battle

May 8, 2014 ?? Wargaming today announced the release of a new content update for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition. Available now worldwide, this update adds seven American Tank Destroyers, including the legendary M18 Hellcat, two new maps, additional packages for tank upgrades, as well as new Xbox Live Achievements. Most excitingly, the update also introduces the new weather variant system, providing maps with rain, snow and night modes; a first for the entire World of Tanks Universe.

Custom built specifically for the Xbox 360 Edition, the weather modes are entering the game alongside new battle arenas and vehicles, tank upgrades and more.

Players can look forward to the following features and enhancements in this update:

Weather Variant System ?? For the first time in World of Tanks, experience combat in three different climates: rain, snow, and night. Be prepared to battle the elements along with your enemies.

Two New Battle Arenas ????
Fisherman??s Bay ?? Take advantage of excellent ambush opportunities with sloping hills covered in bushes, plus a combination of open spaces and irregular terrain.
Abbey ?? Find the abbey??s courtyard at the highest point on the hill and explore three roads that allow passage from the north and south.

American Tank Destroyers ?? Take out the competition from a distance with seven new tank destroyers that offer great speed, guns and penetration: M8A1, T49, M18 Hellcat, T25/2, T28 Prototype, T30, T110E4

New Tank Package Upgrades ?? Guns, lots of guns! Choose from a variety of new loadout packages that provide an even deeper tank customization during tech tree progression. Use these packages to research or obtain new guns without giving up previously acquired modules.

Xbox Live Achievements ?? Earn eight new achievements within World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition to increase your Gamerscore.

Soviet Premium Tanks ?? Earn credits and increase crew skills with these five new tanks??Valentine II, Matilda IV, IS-6, SU-122-44, and Churchill III??that were introduced into the game earlier this week.

More information about this latest content update can be found at: http://worldoftanksxbox360edition.com/en/news/news/update-1-2/

To register to play World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition for free, please visit: www.worldoftanks.com/xbox

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About World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is a team-based massively multiplayer online game dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20th century. The game marks the very first console title ever developed by Wargaming, following the massive success of its free-to-play PC MMO action game World of Tanks, which has more than 80 million registered players around the world.

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition delivers an exciting, tactical warfare experience where team-based coordination is the key to victory, all built exclusively from the ground up for the Xbox 360. Taking full advantage of Xbox Live, the title supports a rich and deep progression and customization system, including features such as achievements and Live matchmaking.

For more information, please visit the official website: www.WorldofTanks.com/Xbox
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