For a free-to-play game, World of Tanks seems like the best value out there. It's huge, and constantly receiving updates not just to add in-game units or items, but also to improve how the game looks and plays. And today the update parade rolls on with Update 8.2. It's available right now in Europe and tomorrow (Dec 13) in North America.
What does Update 8.2 add? What doesn't Update 8.2 add?
New tanks? Check.
Overhauled rendering and lighting for four battle arenas? Double-check.
For the complete poop on Update 8.2, follow the jump then check out the following videos and screenshots.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US and British Reinforcements for World of Tanks
New armored machines rush to battlefields in Update 8.2
12th December, 2012 — Wargaming today announced that Update 8.2 is now available in Europe and goes live in North America on December 13. The release introduces players to five new US machines featuring autoloaders and oscillating turrets. The line of premium vehicles has been reinforced by the British TOG II prototype heavy tank, the heavily armed AT-15À heavy TD, and the French FCM 50t heavy tank with impressive speed characteristics.
To ensure players get a perfectly balanced experience, the previously announced deployment of Chinese tanks will now take place in the next update.
Update 8.2 also added overhauled rendering and lighting to the next four battle arenas: Prokhorovka, Redshire, Erlenberg and Ruinberg, making them more realistic and inviting players to reconsider their strategies and apply new combat tactics.
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 230 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
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.