The commotion following the introduction of Version 8.0 hasn’t ended yet and we are already releasing the 8.1 update.
The 8.1 update is scheduled to be launched on the 31st of October and the downtime necessary to implement the changes to the server is scheduled to last from 07:00 until 13:00 CET (6:00 until 12:00 GMT). The download links for manual download of the update will be announced tomorrow.
This update will bring several new elements to the game as well as continuing the changes brought to World of Tanks with the 8.0 update.
The biggest new addition brought by the 8.1 update will be the long anticipated British tank tree. There will be a total of 22 new vehicles in this tech tree, including light, medium and heavy tanks of tiers I through to X.
Several of the currently existing maps have had a facelift to work with the new rendering system. They include the Dragons Ridge map, which has also been improved from a tactic point of view after being temporarily removed for some time. Now you will be able to once again roll over the rice fields, but now with far better graphics and lighting.
The new version will bring three new premium vehicles to the game. These are the German PzKpfw IV Schmalturm, a tier VI medium tank, and the Panther-M10, a tier VII medium tank, as well as the Soviet tier VII tank destroyer SU-122-44.
Finally, Update 8.1 will deliver a group of significant fixes to various issues in the game.
More information will be coming soon!