The critically acclaimed and very popular tank-battling game World of Tanks has just received the biggest update in its eight year history.
The game originally launched in 2010 and version 1.0 has arrived for on PC.
This new update brings with it better visuals, a new soundtrack, and 29 “completely re-worked maps,” and a completely new map named Glacier.
Wargaming, the developers behind World of Tanks worked in conjunction with computing behemoth Intel on the update to ensure the game looked and run better. This was in addition to their own improvements on their internal graphics engine.
Milos Jerabek, PC development director for World of Tanks said, “Update 1.0 improves the baseline technology for the game, introducing the in-house developed Wargaming Core graphics engine.”
He further added, “Thanks to it, we’re now capable of elevating the entire game and can ensure World of Tanks is a fun and immersive experience for years to come.”
Wargaming highlighted the improvements to the games soundtrack saying “The sound is more dynamic in that every location on a map will have a unique theme based on the specific setting.”
The soundtrack is available to stream free and is published by Sony Music.
All the above is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s included in the update, to learn more visit the World of Tanks website to see a full list of what’s available.
To celebrate the launch of World of Tanks 1.0, Wargaming is holding an event named the Grand Extravaganza. The event runs from March 30th to April 14th and gives players the chance to win in-game bonuses, and prizes from Intel.
Currently it is only the PC version that has received the update, as of now there is no news on console or mobile versions of the game.