Save 35% on a Rock Paper Shotgun yearly subscription this Black Friday!

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

World Of Tanks Adding Chinese Pottery. Kidding: Tanks

Well, that was quick. World of Tanks' Britain-themed 8.1 update - unfortunately not titled "Sir, You Are Being Hunted (By Tanks)" - came out just a hair over a week ago, and now Wargaming's already rallying the troops for update 8.2. This time around, the focus is mainly on a new Chinese tank tree, which actually houses creaking death machines you can buy in succession, but sounds like something humanity must never genetically engineer. And while that's certainly the main event of 8.2, it's lugging in a smattering of other bits and bobs as well.

Wow, now I really just wish tanks could actually burrow under buildings and then burst out of them at opportune times in World of Tanks: The Non-CG Trailer Edition. But alas.

At any rate, in addition to the 17-strong Chinese tree (which includes a hopefully toned down variation of the retired-due-to-overpoweredness Type 59), the update will also include more level updates - this time for Prokhorovka, Redshire, Erlenberg, and Ruinberg. Five new American tanks and three new premiums, meanwhile, round out the package.

For now, Wargaming's not talking release specifics, but it usually runs public tests for these things, so at least expect a couple of those to herald this update's arrival. I figure, though, that if we're really lucky, the update will drop on November 22nd. Happy Tanksgiving, America.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

More News

Latest Articles

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch