Update 9.21: Common Test

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Last week, we gave you a robust preview of the enhancements coming in 9.21: balance changes to non-turreted British TDs, a new line of French heavy tanks, and the ice-cold Klondike map for Grand Battles. As the update is heading full speed towards Common Test, we’re excited to invite you to get hands-on with all these. Read up on improvements and jump on board with us.

9.21 preview

Discover how you can join the Common Test:

How the CT works

New to testing? Check out our handy guide to public tests.

Eligibility: All players registered prior to 21:59 CET (UTC+2) on 6 November can participate in the test.

Feedback: please post your general feedback about the test version and bug reports in the special thread on our forum.

Test client
  • Download the test client installer (4,9 MB).
  • Make sure you pick a save location that is different to your regular World of Tanks game files.
  • Save and run the installer.
  • Run the new copy of the game. The launcher will download all the additional data.
  • Log in and start playing.
Server restarts

The test server will be restarted regularly, according to the following schedule:

  • First Periphery: 04:00 UTC every day. Average duration will be around 25 minutes.
  • Second Periphery: 05:00 UTC every day. Average duration will be around 25 minutes.
  • Central Database: 09:00 UTC every day. Average duration will be around 2 minutes.

The test server may be subject to unscheduled restarts and maintenance.

feedback 


Head over to our dedicated forum thread to tell us what you think, and stay tuned for more news on Update 9.21.

List of Changes

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Main Changes: Improved display of the team list in Grand Battles

Added the functionality of displaying a preferential group of vehicles in the team list (upon a click on it). Upon pressing TAB, the cursor will be automatically displayed: it will be more convenient to view the full vehicle list by scrolling.

Changes to the Strongholds

Players who take the Commander, Executive Officer, Personnel Officer positions will be able to take commander’s permissions in the Stronghold battle room from players of any other position in the clan.

Players who take the Reservist position will no longer receive bonuses of the active clan reserves.

Badges

Now, the badges are displayed in the team list in all game modes, including:

  • Team Battle
  • Team Training
  • Platoon

Grand Battle: New Map

Klondike: added the new map of the winter setting (1.4х1.4 km) for Grand Battles. The following battle types are available: Standard Battle, Encounter Battle.

Maps

Made terrain-related changes for difficult-to-access areas on the following maps:

  1. Swamp
  2. Serene Coast
  3. Redshire
  4. Ruinberg
  5. Fisherman's Bay
  6. Malinovka
  7. Fjords
  8. Sand River
  9. Pilsen
  10. Airfield
  11. Tundra
  12. Cliff

Changes to the technical characteristics of the following vehicles

U.S.A.

  • T28
    • Increased the side armor from 50 to 101 mm

U.K.

Added the following vehicle:

  • The FV217 Badger replaces the FV215b (183)
    • The crew of the new vehicle: Commander, Gunner, Driver, Radio Operator, two Loaders.

Changes to the technical characteristics of the following vehicles:

  • FV215b (183)
    • The vehicle is removed from the Tech Tree and transferred to the special category
    • Increased the ammo rack capacity from 12 to 20 shells
    • The cost of sale is 5 gold
  • Tortoise
    • Changed the reload time of OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 5 s to 5.6 s
    • Changed penetration of the APDS Mk. 2T shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 246 mm to 252 mm
    • Changed penetration of the AP Mk. 1 shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 214 mm to 220 mm
    • Changed damage of the HE Mk. 1A shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 330 to 370
    • Changed damage of the APDS Mk. 2T shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 250 to 280
    • Changed damage of the AP Mk. 1 shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 250 to 280
    • Increased hull armoring
  • Churchill Gun Carrier
    • Changed the reload time of OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 8.5 s to 9.5 s
    • Changed penetration of the APDS Mk. 2T shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 246 mm to 252 mm
    • Changed penetration of the AP Mk. 1 shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 214 mm to 220 mm
    • Changed damage of the HE Mk. 1A shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 330 to 370
    • Changed damage of the APDS Mk. 2T shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 250 to 280
    • Changed damage of the AP Mk. 1 shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 250 to 280
  • AT 15
    • Changed the reload time of OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 5.9 s to 6.6 s
    • Changed penetration of the APDS Mk. 2T shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 246 mm to 252 mm
    • Changed penetration of the AP Mk. 1 shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 214 mm to 220 mm
    • Changed damage of the HE Mk. 1A shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 330 to 370
    • Changed damage of the APDS Mk. 2T shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 250 to 280
    • Changed damage of the AP Mk. 1 shell for OQF 32-pdr AT Gun from 250 to 280
    • Increased hull armoring
  • AT 2
    • Decreased hull armoring
  • AT 8
    • Increased hull armoring
  • AT 7
    • Increased hull armoring

Germany 

Changes to the technical characteristics of the following vehicles:

  • VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B
    • Changed load capacity of the VK 45.02(P) Ausf. B verstärkteketten suspension from 80,800 kg to 81,400 kg

France

Vehicles added:

  • AMX 65 t
  • AMX M4 mle. 54
  • AMX M4 mle. 51

Changes to the technical characteristics of the following vehicles:

  • AMX 65 t
    • Changed the aiming time of the 100 mm SA47 gun for the Char de 65t turret from 2.8 s to 3.2 s
    • Increased dispersion of the 100 mm SA47 gun for the Char de 65t turret by 55%

Japan

Changes to the technical characteristics of the following vehicles:

  • Type 61
    • Changed the gun depression angle (in the rear part of the hull) of 105 mm Rifled Gun for the Type 61 turret from -5 degrees to -3 degrees
    • Changed the gun depression angle (in the rear part of the hull) of 90 mm Gun Type 61 for the Type 61 turret from -5 degrees to -4 degrees

HD Models

  1. T28
  2. T25 AT
  3. T25/2
  4. T-34-2
  5. 110
  6. WZ-120
  7. Somua SAu 40
  8. S35 CA
  9. VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B
  10. StuG III Ausf. B
  11. Light Mk. VIC
  12. FV207
  13. Type 61
  14. SU-14-2
  15. ST-I
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