World of Tanks Update 8.1: Tea and Biscuits Edition

Wargaming.net has released Version 8.1 of their popular World of Tanks, introducing 22 new vehicles including classic British tanks such as the Centurion, the Cromwell and the Conqueror. In the continuing improvements that have recently allowed more realistic visuals and physics, a number of maps have been remodelled. Province, El-Halluf and Abbey have all been tweaked to promote more varied tactical options and Dragon Ridge has been reintroduced to the map cycle.
This article is over 11 years old and may contain outdated information

Wargaming.net has released Version 8.1 of their popular World of Tanks, introducing 22 new vehicles including classic British tanks such as the Centurion, the Cromwell and the Conqueror.

Recommended Videos

In the continuing improvements that have recently allowed more realistic visuals and physics, a number of maps have been remodelled. Province, El-Halluf and Abbey have all been tweaked to promote more varied tactical options and Dragon Ridge has been reintroduced to the map cycle.

Other key points in the latest patch:

  • Premium vehicles were added to in-game store: Tier 7 Soviet TD SU-122-44, Tier 7 German MT Panther M-10, Tier 6 German MT Pz IV Schmalturm

  • ‘Prohorovka’ Assault map removed

  • Added possibility to purchase premium rounds using credits in addition to the current gold variant (prices are based on 1 gold = 400 credits exchange rates)

Follow this link for the full World of Tanks v8.1 release notes.

It’s was puzzling to some that a game released that celebrates some of the greatest war machines of the 20th Century would take so long to feature British tanks. After all, it was the British who first deployed them in the World War One. Although in fairness to the French, they were kicking around similar ideas at the time and they did come up with the whole “flying artillery” concept in the Napoleonic era.

Interesting factoid: Tanks are so called because they were cunningly manufactured by the British as water carriers to hide their true purpose from the enemy. The Germans went for the more logical “Panzer” which means “armour”. Whilst we’re on random WWI facts, the British colloquial term for cigarettes: “fags”, comes from the morale-boosting packs sent to troops on the front lines. These packages would be filled with cigarettes and would be marked with the phrase “For A Good Smoke”, which was shortened to FAGS. Stop sniggering at the back.

World of Tanks Official Site


GameSkinny is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Author
Image of Mat Westhorpe
Mat Westhorpe
Broken paramedic and coffee-drinking Englishman whose favourite dumb animal is an oxymoron. After over a decade of humping and dumping the fat and the dead, my lower spine did things normally reserved for Rubik's cubes, bringing my career as a medical clinician to an unexpectedly early end. Fortunately, my real passion is in writing and given that I'm now highly qualified in the art of sitting down, I have the time to pursue it. Having blogged about video games (well, mostly EVE Online) for years, I hope to channel my enjoyment of wordcraft and my hobby of gaming into one handy new career that doesn't involve other people's vomit.