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th November, 2012 — Wargaming today
announced details for Update 8.2 for its armored MMO action game
World of Tanks. The release will add to the game a new line of
steel behemoths from China.
Update 8.2 will invite players to experience the very best in
Chinese tank development, across 17 new armored vehicles. The new
Chinese tech tree will be composed of modifications on the Soviet,
French, British, and American combat machines, and will also
include a number of the Chinese-made tanks that never went into
"The Chinese not only produced their own tanks, but also evolved
their own unique designs through the modification and improvement
of some of the best foreign machines on the planet," said Mike
Zhivets, producer of World of Tanks. "The time has come for the
Chinese to show their technical achievements. So, prepare to face
the speed, hardiness and firepower of the best of People's
A large majority of the Chinese designs were influenced by the
Soviet Union, but also modified with Western technologies. Thus,
Chinese tanks often featured the best possible traits from their
foreign counterparts: the maneuverability of the American tanks,
the shooting accuracy of the Brits, the fast firing of the French
and the sheer power of the Soviets. Some notable names on the list
include the light tank Type 62 (WZ131), the medium tank Type 59,
and the heavy IS-2U.
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 and Britain, carefully detailed with historical
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!
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 1200 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 over 40 million players worldwide, the
flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated
MMOs for 2012, and the naval World of Warships, 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 —