World of Tanks update 8.1 teased, British tanks on the way

By Stephany Nunneley
5 October 2012 14:41 GMT

World of Tanks will have British armored fighting vehicles added to the mix with update 8.1, according to Wargaming.

Update 8.0 was just released, but the developer is still hard at work on more updates.

Here’s a few of the goodies rolling out with the next few patches.

Map Updates:

  • Province
  • El Halluf
  • Dragon’s Ridge
  • Abbey
  • Retouching all of the maps and making visual improvements with each update.

Introduction of the British Tree:

Light Tanks

  • Cruiser Mk 1
  • Valentine
  • Cruiser Mk IV
  • Covenanter
  • Cruiser Mk II
  • Cruiser Mk III
  • Crusader

Medium Tanks

  • Vickers Medium Mk I
  • Vickers Medium Mk II
  • Vickers Medium Mk III
  • Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda
  • Cromwell
  • Comet
  • Centurion Mk I
  • Centurion Mk III
  • FV4202 (105)

Heavy Tanks

  • Churchill I
  • Churchill VII
  • Black Prince
  • Caernarvon
  • Conqueror
  • FV215b

Introduction of new Premium Tanks

  • German tier 6: Pz IV Schmalturm (medium)
  • German tier 7: Panther M10 (medium)
  • Soviet tier 7: SU-122-44 (tank destroyer)

No word just yet on when update 8.1 will be released, but you can look at shots of the new tanks, the British tree, and a prototype shot below.

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