Prepare to expand your battle plans as Update 8.6 will soon be hitting World of Tanks.
The next iteration on the phenomenally successful free-to-play game will bring economy changes, a new British medium tank -- the A33 Excelsior -- and other additions that will add breadth and depth to the already accomplished action/strategy combat experience.
As part of National Military Appreciation Month, World of Tanks has already been running a special bundle sale where 10% of proceeds will go to three charities: Homes for Our Troops, AMVETS and the Military Families Fund.
Update 8.5 is now live for World of Tanks, bringing a raft of changes to the wildly successful strategic, vehicle combat game. The new patch adds new German medium and light tanks, Soviet light tanks, the Pearl River map, improvements to the UI, an informative after battle statistics screen, more premium consumables and added access to in-game features for free-to-play combatants.
Developer of World of Tanks, Wargaming has warned they have detected a security breach in its account system, players are advised to change their password immediately and will get 300 gold for doing so. We are assured no financial information was accessed, but Wargaming believe that "some password hashes and email addresses may have been affected by the compromise."
For being just two years old (in North America), World of Tanks has already left a large mark in gaming.
WoT's upward trajectory doesn't look to be changing any time soon and players are being invited to join in the celebration.
Across this weekend, players will receive bonuses such as a 5x experience bonus for the first victory of the day in each vehicle, 50% Gold and credit discount to crew training and retraining and much more.
The new mobile title will be available on Android and iOS devices, but don't let that fool you into thinking that this is just a dumbed down version of Wargaming's flagship PC title. World of Tanks Blitz promises to deliver "console-quality visuals and realistic physics".
Among the impressive list of speakers from last week's DICE 2013 Summit was one man of particular interest to the Free-2-Play gaming industry, Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi. As one of the forerunners of the F2P revolution, Kislyi is more than qualified to speak to the current state of the F2P industry and what the future may hold for it.