Update 8.9 is coming, and it’s time to test the changes! The World of Tanks development team needs to conduct a thorough test and they want you to take part.
The development team want to make the game as good as possible and getting your feedback is a big part of that. Taking part in the public test is your chance to let us know your thoughts and suggestions on forthcoming updates. This means we can review your feedback and make any further changes before the update goes live.
All World of Tanks players are eligible to take part in the public test as long as they registered before 1st October 2013. You don’t need to be an experienced tester to join in; you just need to be willing to try out as many of the new features as you can and send us your feedback!
For the full list of changes, please visit the In Development section on our website.
When it is time to run a public test, the developers will release a test version of the client. This can be downloaded by following the instructions below. Make sure that you follow all of the instructions carefully, so that you don’t accidentally cause problems to your main play account.
Your test client account will usually be a copy of your play account, meaning that all the vehicles purchased and research that you have completed will be the same. However, please note:
The test account is completely separate to your normal account. Achievements and research that you complete on the test client will not be carried over to your play account.
Financial transactions are not possible on the test server and payments will not be accepted.
Depending on the needs of the test, your test account may be credited with gold, credits or experience.
The test server is subject to the same EULA and general rules as the World of Tanks game server. This means that you still need to play nice, or face the usual consequences just the same as on the official game server.
All test accounts will receive a one-time credit of:
The rate of credits and experience gain will not be increased for this test.
Once you have logged into the test client, you are encouraged to play as much or as little as you want. Feel free to try out all the new features and see what you can do!
Once you have been playing for a while, please let us know your feedback by posting to these special forum threads: The first is for bug reports and the second is for general feedback about the test version. The community managers will collect up all your responses on the thread and send them to the developers.
The sort of feedback we are particularly interested in includes:
Eager to get going? Follow the instructions below to join the test!
In order to make the test experience more efficient, it may be necessary to limit the number of players on the test server. . If the server is full when you log in, you’ll be placed into a queue.
The test server will be restarted regularly, according to the following schedule:
The test server may be subject to unscheduled restarts and maintenance.
And of course, remember that it is a test server! This means that you may encounter bugs and temporary features. Everything in the test version could change before the final release.
Patch Notes for Version 8.9 of Public Test 1
Added new German Tank Destroyer Tech Tree Branch:
Added T-34-3 and 112 Chinese premium vehicles to the in-game shop
Added 'Northwest' map. This is a North American map of 1000x1000 meters size and mixed (hills, forests, buildings, open areas) landscape
Rebalanced certain elements on 'Pearl River' map
Optimised 'Swamp' map performance
Optimised 'Erlenberg' map performance
Added encounter battle type to 'Erlenberg' map
Edited parameters of Personal Rating:
Due to the addition of the new German TD line, Panzerjaeger I and Marder II TDs were rebalanced
Panther/M10 camouflage and inscriptions will be changed from German to American nation. If player has active inscriptions and/or camouflage, their cost will be reimbursed.
8.8 cm Kw.K. L/56 added to stock turret of VK 30.01 (P)
Changed exterior, armuring and balance of Pz.Kpfw. V/IV and Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha vehicles
Rebalanced (slightly improved characteristics) the following SPGs: SU-26, SU-122A, SU-8, SU-14-1, SU-14-2, 212A, G.Pz.Mk. VI (e), G.W. Tiger (P), G.W. Tiger, M41, AMX 13 105 MA mle. 50
Rebalanced (slightly improved characteristics) the following vehicles: BT-7, Pz.Kpfw. I, Hotchkiss H35, D1, Cruiser Mk. I, Vickers Mk. E Type B, Jagdpanzer IV, Renault FT AC, Universal Carrier 2-pdr, Lorraine 40 t, Vickers Medium Mk. II, B1, Churchill VII, VK 30.01 (P).
Reworked 212A SPG visual and armour models
Reworked IS-3 visual and armour models
Corrected armour models for the following vehicles: Tiger, Tiger (P), Marder II, Panther II, KV-1С, SТ-I
Fixed visual issues with the following vehicle models: А-43, S-51, Т-28, IS, Т18, Tortoise, А-32, T-34-3, ISU-152, Birch Gun, Cruiser Mk. III, E-100, WZ-132, Somua SAu 40, M53/M55, 110, FV207.
Fixed an error with the incorrect position of E 50 Ausf. M. gun mantlet
Slightly changed the form of Panter II Schmalturm turret gun mantlet
Fixed an incorrect visual model for the D-10T 100mm gun mounted on IS tank’s first turret
Fixed small errors in FCM 50 t’s suspension geometry
Fixed firing effect of 7,5 Pak 39 L/48 Hetzer TD gun.
Fixed firing effect of 10,5 cm KwK 46 L/68 Е-75 tank gun.
Fixed exhaust visual effect of Bat.-Châtillon 155 55 SPG.
Type of French Saurer engine changed from gas to diesel. Chance of fire reduced from 20% to 15%.
New game mode "Team Battles": battles for teams of up to 7 players with balancing based on player experience levels.
Re-worked the window for choosing the game mode.
Removed the rule for HEAT shells that excludes ricochet if the shell's caliber exceeds the armour thickness by 3 or more times.
Deflection angle for HEAT shells changed from 80 to 85 degrees.
Fixed bugs and reworked design for medals tooltip in the Achievements window.
Descriptions were changed for some achievements.
Added an option to disable horizontal stabilisation in the dynamic camera mode.
Changed the line "Damage upon spotting" in the battle results window
Returned the classic mechanic of saving the battle camera: player now starts the battle with the camera position being the same as at the end of the previous battle.
All types of reticle now have the reload indicator displayed in seconds (including hundredths of a second).
Fixed inability to exchange experience from elite tanks to free experience in some cases.
Fixed some bugs in the combat missions window.
Fixed inability to save the "Dynamic effects' quality change" option change.
Fixed the display of the empty barracks window.
Fixed the bug with non-switching language in the "post-mortem" mode when the option of the national voiceover is enabled.
Fixed some problems with "freezing" in training rooms.
"Turret rotation speed" removed from characteristics of TDs that have no turret.
Fixed some cases where the effect of Improved Ventilation didn’t show in a crewmember tool tip.
Improved the display of the dialog window that informs you if the version of a replay does not match the client version.
Fixed the availability of improved graphics options in the general graphics mode.
Fixed the problem with replay recording stopping after re-login during the battle.
Fixed the display of the voice chat indicator on a player nickname.
The display of "Expert" and "Engineer" active achievements removed from the upcoming awards.
Fixed incorrect display of numerical values for Kay's medal.
Fixed some objects to avoid "driving in" and following "glitches".
Fixed the display of Bölter's Medal as unachieved award.
New point "Insults and Provocations" added to the "Complaints" menu in the after-battle statistics window that is activated by clicking right mouse button on a team member.
Fixed inability to turn off the FXAA anti-aliasing option when switching to the standard graphics in cases where it was switched on for improved graphics.
The cost of consumables that were purchased earlier is no longer added to the total cost after "manual" repairing.
Fixed the missing display of another player statistics in some cases.
Fixed the display of tanks that are not available for purchasing in thein- game store in the combat missions window.
Fixed inability to dismiss a tank crew member if the tank he was trained for is not in the garage.
Fixed the blinking of the Service button after pressing "Ready!" for platoon/company.
Scrolling speed of the tank list in the hangar returned to the speed level of the version 8.7.
Fixed the missing checkbox "Accelerated crew training" for elite tanks (in some cases).
Fixed the problem with non-displaying ally team killers in the after battle statistics window (in some cases).
Fixed inability to close a player info window in the after battle statistics (in some cases).
Fixed a rare bug when the voice chat is not separated in the training room.
Fixed the missing award tips in the after battle statistics after the list of players was sorted.
Fixed inability to type in the platoon chat window (in some cases).
Fixed some cases of excessive barrel lift when one moves the sight on the close obstacle.
Fixed incorrect saving of some hangar "Depot" and "Store" windows options.
Fixed incorrect display of the "Brothers in Arms" perk effect (in some cases).
Fixed client-server dis-synchronisation for the option "Censored messages".
Fixed incorrect display of long clan names in the statistics window when looking at another player in the "Battle efficiency" tab.
Fixed inability to enable/disable accelerated crew training for the tank that is in battle.
Thank you for taking part in the public test! Good luck and have fun!