Free to play tank-porn World of Tanks has announced details regarding Update 7.2. It comes with two new maps called Live Oaks (the first with a North American setting) and Campania (Italy). Update 7.2 also features long-awaited substitutions for top-tier American heavies. The T34 and T30 will be replaced by the M103 and T110, respectively.
With Update 7.2, you'll also get tank destroyers with rotating turrets (tank destroyers will be so OPed), and 20 new crew skills to master. Finally, n00bs will get a better integrated tutorial to help ease them more gently into getting shot in the face with 100mm HE tank shell.
London, UK, Paris, FR and San Francisco, CA (2nd February, 2011) — Wargaming.net, the award-winning global videogame publisher and developer, announces Update 7.2 for their world-famous free-to-play MMO World of Tanks that will introduce a wide range of new gameplay features.
Along with two new maps - Live Oaks, the first map with North American setting, and Campania depicting traditional Italian landscapes - Update 7.2 will feature the long-anticipated substitution in top American heavies; the T34 (tier IX) and T30 (tier X) will be replaced with the M103 and T110 respectively providing well-rounded top-tier gameplay. The update will also introduce the new branch of US Forces - tank destroyers with rotating turrets.
Another major change is the updated set of crew skills that will add more than 20 new skills to master. Each crew member will have their personal set of skills providing various enhancements to vehicle performance.
Newcomers will be able to pass through an integrated tutorial that will introduce all main gameplay features and help ease the learning curve.
"We are always happy to introduce new features and game content to our community," said World of Tanks Lead game designer Mike Zhivets. "Many more new exciting features are on their way and will be introduced in the nearest updates."
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 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, the Soviet Union, and France, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
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.net® is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Since 1998, the company has published more than 15 titles, including the highly acclaimed Massive Assault and Order of War series. Currently Wargaming.net are focused on establishing the MMO war trilogy that will include their flagship armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes (one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012), and the naval World of Battleships scheduled for release in 2013.