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Public Test of Version 9.15

The public test server for Version 9.15 is now open.

 

Main Features of the current Public Test of Version 9.15

  • Rebalanced multiple vehicles, including many premium tanks (more info)
  • Introduced amendments to the new physics and sounds systems (more info)
  • Improved UI for displaying vehicle parameters (more info)
  • WT auf E 100 replaced by Grille 15

 

How the Public Test Works

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

Eligibility: Every player who registered their account before 18 April.

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

 

To avoid problems with graphics, performance, as well as with stability of the test client, it is strongly recommended to update the drivers of your video card to the latest version.

Test client download

  1. Download the test client installer (4.9 MB).
  2. Make sure you pick a save location that is different to your regular World of Tanks game files. Save and run the installer.
  3. Run the new copy of the game. The launcher will download all the additional data.
  4. Log in and start playing.

 

Please be aware of the following:

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.

 

Patch notes:

Second Public test
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Game Improvements:
  1. Fixed the issue where the dynamic view range in Technical Characteristics exceeded the maximum value of 445 m in the tooltips of Equipment such as Coated Optics.
  2. Adjusted the calibration coefficients of the guns that had incorrectly displayed the Firepower characteristic.
  3. Fixed the mechanism of calculation for the Survivability characteristic. Factors such as armour slope angles and the part of individual element's area on the armour projection are now taken into account.
Technical Improvements
  1. Fixed the issue where the invitation to Platoon was still received even with the "Accept invitations to Platoon in battle" disabled.
  2. Fixed the issue where the Battle Results screen only displayed the amount of credits earned without Premium Account.
  3. Fixed the issue where the game remained in windowed mode after minimisation.
  4. Fixed the issue where two mouse cursors were displayed after the player pressed ALT+TAB.
  5. Fixed the issue with pressing ALT+ENTER twice in the Garage caused the clan icon on the vehicle to turn into a striped yellow-red square that read "Problem?".
  6. Fixed the issue where Camouflage tiles were displayed in the Exterior menu (coloured squares with gradient were displayed instead of actual Camouflage).
  7. Fixed the issue where dirt and dust still flew out from under the vehicle even when the appropriate setting was disabled.
  8. Fixed the issue where technical text was displayed in vehicle characteristics. 
Tanks

I. Changes in Japanese vehicles:

1. Type 4 Heavy:

  • Crossing capacity on solid terrain for the Type 4 Heavy Kai suspension increased by 15%.
  • Crossing capacity on medium terrain for the Type 4 Heavy Kai suspension increased by 14%.
  • Crossing capacity on soft terrain for the Type 4 Heavy Kai suspension increased by 10%.
  • Maximum forward speed changed from 20 km/h to 25 km/h.
  • Reload time of the 14 cm/50 3rd Year Type gun for the Type 4 Heavy turret changed from 20.8 s to 19.8 s.

2. Type 5 Heavy:

  • Dispersion on the move with the Type 5 Heavy suspension decreased by 25%.
  • Dispersion on hull traverse with the Type 5 Heavy suspension decreased by 17%.
  • Maximum reverse speed changed from 10 km/h to 11 km/h.
  • Reload time of the 14 cm/50 3rd Year Type gun for the Type 5 Heavy turret changed from 17.7 s to 17.1 s.
  • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 14 cm/50 3rd Year Type gun decreased by 14%.
  • Traverse speed of the Type 5 Heavy turret changed from 18 deg/s to 20 deg/s.
  • Durability increased from 2,800 HP to 2,900 HP.

3. Chieftain\T95, Tier VIII U.K. medium tank is now a Premium vehicle.

Maps
  1. Adjusted the landscape on the following maps to prevent vehicles from driving onto zones that were not supposed to be passable:
  • Karelia
  • Mountain Pass
  • Sacred Valley
  • Tundra
  • Swamp
  • Mines
  • Siegfried Line
  • Ensk
  • Stalingrad
  • Himmelsdorf
  • Arctic Region
  • Kharkov
  • Pilsen
  • Mittengard
  • Airfield
  • Lakeville
  • Steppes
  • Abbey
  • Cliff
  • Serene Coast
  • Ghost Town
  • Empire's Border
  • Fisherman's Bay
Recommendations:
  1. To fix the unstable behaviour of the NVIDIA driver in SLI mode with DirectX 11, you are recommended to install driver version 365.10.
  2. The improved DX11 renderer will automatically turn on for video cards that support it. If your video card does not support DX11, the DX9 renderer will be used instead. The difference in renderers does not affect the game settings.
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First Public test
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Game Features
  1. Updated the display of vehicle characteristics in the Garage:
    • Simplified vehicle characteristics which are now arranged into five expandable groups.
    • Changed the list of main characteristics (added new characteristics to the list).
    • Vehicle characteristics are now dynamically updated to reflect any changes to vehicle crew, equipment, or modules.
    • Added the information to tooltips about the way modules, equipment, and consumables influence the vehicle's characteristics.
  2. Added a preview screen which allows you to preview any vehicles that you have not yet purchased with any modules and parameters in the 3D scene (available via the Research screen in the Tech Tree).
  3. Basic PvE Tutorial:
  • Changed the composition of the team, the teams now have 15 players from each side.
  • Reduced the waiting time in queue, added the ability to launch a battle as a solo player.
  • Added a starting point at the upper base.
  • Implemented alternative bot behavior scenarios on the Mittengard and Mines maps.
4. Changed the base capture bar. Added the information about the number of capturers and the time left until the base is captured.
5. Enabled the "Save addressee in battle" by default for all players, which forces the system to remember the last addressee in Chat until the end of the battle.
6. Added a warning that informs the player that the battle is coming to an end.
7. Improved several aspects of the improved vehicle movement physics:
  • Fixed the issue with the overly high damage caused when sliding downhill.
  • Decreased the probability that your vehicle will overturn when performing a maneuver.
  • Fixed the issue with vehicles getting stuck to other vehicles or objects.
8. Added new filters to the vehicle carousel in the Garage.
9. Added sound events upon activation of Camouflage Net and Binocular Telescope.
10. Added the ability to select the type of the sound system in the Sound tab of Settings, which allows you to further fine-tune the positioning of sound sources in battle.
11. Added a new aiming indicator — full circle.
12. Added two new magnification options in Sniper aim— x16 and x25.
13. The number of shells in the status bar in battle is now larger.
14. Added the promoscreen display button.
15. Replaced the intro video and changed the mechanics of its playback: the video is now played only once and then appears again only after an update (a patch).
16. Added the readings for latency and server state in the login screen and the Garage.
17. Re-designed the conditions of a number of personal missions.
18. Updated rules of Platoon creation:
  1. Players can join a battle in a Platoon that has any set of vehicles (regardless of their tiers).
  2. Players will see a notification in which they are recommended to assemble a Platoon in which all the vehicle are of the same tier (for doing so, the players in the Platoon will receive a bonus to their experience).
  3. If all the vehicles in the Platoon are of the same tier, all members of the Platoon will earn a bonus after battle (the amount of the bonus depends on the tier of vehicles in the Platoon: higher tiers mean a bigger bonus).
  4. If there is a more than three-level difference between the maximum and minimum tiers of the vehicles in the Platoon, the players in such a Platoon will be penalized in experience (the amount of penalty is larger, the higher the difference in tiers).
  • Note: the amounts of both bonuses and penalties are subject to change according to the results of testing.
Technical Changes
  1. Optimized the interfaces of drop-down menus and tooltips.
  2. The internal WoT Awesomium browser now uses Chromium Embedded Framework.
  3. Performed a switch to the CoreEngine 3.0 graphical engine:
    1. Implemented a number of technical solutions that allowed for an increase in performance of up to 30%, including:
      1. Average FPS has significantly increased for the Improved Graphics preset.
      2. Average FPS has slightly increased (up to 15%) for the Standard Graphics preset.
    2. Reworked the system of FX lighting for the Improved Graphics preset. As a result, smoke and explosions now look more natural in the in-game environment.
    3. Added the ability to use the modern DX11 graphics API.
    Because of this, we advise you to download the latest driver software for your graphical card from the manufacturer’s website.
Tanks
  1. Replaced the German Waffenträger auf E 100 tank destroyer with the Grille 15. Upon replacement, the crew will be trained for the new vehicle. The statistics from the Waffenträger auf E 100 will be saved in Personal Record, while the statistics for the Grille 15 will be tracked individually.
  2. Adjusted the parameters of the following vehicles:
  • Kanonenjagdpanzer
  • А-32
  • T-22 medium
  • 59-Patton
  • M56 Scorpion
  • T95E2
  • 112
  • STA-2
  • Pz.Kpfw. V/IV and Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha
  • T95E6
  • O-Ni
  • O-I Experimental
  • O-I
  • Achilles
  • Challenger
  • Heavy Tank No. VI, Škoda T 40, and other vehicles that have the 88 mm L/56 guns.

3. Reworked 19 vehicles for HD quality:

  • Т-46, Т-127, BT-7, Т-80, SU-85B, Т-43, SU-122-54, Object 430
  • Pz.Kpfw. 38(t), VK 30.01 (P)
  • T1 Cunningham, T67, M60
  • AMX 13 90
  • Bishop, Centurion Mk. I
  • WZ-131
  • Chi-He, Chi-Nu Kai

4. Improved the visual and collision models of the following vehicles: T-34-85, StuG III Ausf. G, Type 62.

Changes in U.S.S.R. vehicles:

  • T-22 medium:
    • Traverse speed of the T-22 med. suspension changed from 54 to 40 deg/s.
    • Dispersion on the move and hull traverse with the T-22 med. suspension increased by 50%.
    • Crossing capacity for the T-22 med. suspension decreased by 50%/43%/33%, depending on terrain.
    • Aiming time of the 100 mm D-54TS gun for the T-22 med. turret changed from 1.9 s to 2.4 s.
    • Reload time of the 100 mm D-54TS gun for the T-22 med. turret changed from 7.5 s to 8.1 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 100 mm D-54TS gun increased by 50%.
    • Dispersion of the 100 mm D-54TS gun changed from 0.33 m to 0.38 m.
    • Traverse speed of the T-22 med. turret changed from 48 deg/s to 30 deg/s.
  • A-32:
    • Dispersion of the 76 mm L-10U gun changed from 0.525 m to 0.44 m.
    • Added the UBR-354KB shell.
    • Replaced the BP-350A (75 mm penetration) with the new UBR-354KB shell (98 mm penetration).

Changes in Chinese vehicles:

  • 112:
    • Vehicle purchase price reduced from 12,250 to 10,500 gold.
    • Moved the fuel tanks from the front to rear.
  • 59-Patton:
    • Maximum reverse speed changed from 16 km/h to 20 km/h.
    • View range with the 59-Patton turret changed from 370 m to 400 m.
    • Aiming time of the 90 mm Gun M41 for the 59-Patton turret changed from 2.5 s to 2.3 s.
    • Reload time of the 90 mm Gun M41 for the 59-Patton turret changed from 7.6 s to 7.5 s.
    • Dispersion of the 90 mm Gun M41 changed from 0.38 m to 0.36 m.

Changes in German vehicles:

  • Kanonenjagdpanzer:
    • Dispersion on hull traverse with the Kanonenjagdpanzer suspension increased by 20%.
    • Aiming time of the 90 mm Rheinmetall DM1 gun for the Kanonenjagdpanzer turret changed from 2 s to 1.8 s.
    • Penetration of the DM13A1 shell for the 90 mm Rheinmetall DM1 gun changed from 212 mm to 238 mm.
    • Flight speed of the standard shell increased by 28%.
  • Pz.Kpfw. V/IV and Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha:
    • Vehicle's Tier changed from VI to V.
    • Tier of the Pz.Kpfw. V/IV suspension changed from VI to V.
    • Tier of the Pz.Kpfw. V/IV turret changed from IV to V.
    • Dispersion on the move with the Pz.Kpfw. V/IV suspension decreased by 33%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse with the Pz.Kpfw. V/IV suspension decreased by 11%.
    • View range with the Pz.Kpfw. V/IV turret changed from 350 m to 365 m.
    • Aiming time of the 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/48 gun for the Pz.Kpfw. V/IV turret changed from 2.3 s to 2.0 s.
    • Dispersion after a shot of the 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/48 gun decreased by 12%.
    • Dispersion of the 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/48 gun changed from 0.39 m to 0.37 m.
    • Traverse speed of the Pz.Kpfw. V/IV turret changed from 30 deg/s to 44 deg/s.
    • Durability decreased from 820 HP to 520 HP.

Changes in Japanese vehicles:

  • STA-2:
    • Reload time of the 90 mm Rifled Gun for the STA-2 turret changed from 7.1 s to 7.5 s.
    • Dispersion after a shot of the 90 mm Rifled Gun decreased by 14%.
    • Penetration of the M318A1 shell for the 90 mm Rifled Gun changed from 185.9 mm to 212 mm.
  • STA-1:
    • Dispersion of the 90 mm Rifled Gun changed from 0.37 m to 0.38 m.
    • Penetration of the M318A1 shell for the 90 mm Rifled Gun changed from 185.9 mm to 212 mm.
    • Reload time of the 90 mm Rifled Gun for the STA-3 turret changed from 7.5 s to 7.7 s.
    • Dispersion of the 90 mm Rifled Gun changed from 0.37 m to 0.38 m.
    • Penetration of the M318A1 shell for the 90 mm Rifled Gun changed from 185.9 mm to 212 mm.
  • O-I Experimental:
    • Traverse speed of the O-I Experimental suspension changed from 22 to 20.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse with the O-I Experimental suspension increased by 9%.
    • Traverse speed of the O-I Experimental Kai suspension changed from 24 to 22.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse with the O-I Experimental Kai suspension increased by 10%.
    • Aiming time of the 10 cm Cannon Type 14 for the O-I Experimental turret changed from 2.6 s to 2.8 s.
    • Reload time of the 10 cm Cannon Type 14 for the O-I Experimental turret changed from 9.7 to 10 s.
    • Aiming time of the 12 cm Short Barrel Gun for the O-I Experimental turret changed from 2.6 s to 2.9 s.
    • Reload time of the 12 cm Short Barrel Gun for the O-I Experimental turret changed from 9.6 s to 10.5 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 12 cm Short Barrel Gun increased by 29%.
    • Reload time of the 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 3 for the O-I Experimental turret changed from 3.5 s to 3.6 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 3 increased by 17%.
    • Aiming time of the 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 5 for the O-I Experimental turret changed from 2.2 s to 2.3 s.
    • Reload time of the 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 5 for the O-I Experimental turret changed from 3.6 s to 3.7 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 5 decreased by 20%.
    • Traverse speed of the O-I Experimental turret changed from 26 deg/s to 22 deg/s.
  • O-I:
    • Traverse speed of the O-I suspension changed from 20 to 16.
    • Traverse speed of the O-I Kai suspension changed from 22 to 18.
    • Dispersion on the move with the O-I Kai suspension increased by 11%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse with the O-I Kai suspension increased by 22%.
    • Reload time of the 10 cm Cannon Type 92 for the O-I turret changed from 11.1 s to 12 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 10 cm Cannon Type 92 increased by 14%.
    • Reload time of the 15 cm Howitzer Type 96 for the O-I turret changed from 25 s to 26 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 15 cm Howitzer Type 96 increased by 12%.
    • Traverse speed of the O-I turret changed from 20 deg/s to 18 deg/s.
    • Durability decreased from 970 HP to 950 HP.
  • Type 91 Heavy:
    • Dispersion on the move and hull traverse with the Dai-chi Osaka Sensha suspension decreased by 15%.
    • Dispersion on the move and hull traverse with the Type 91 Heavy suspension decreased by 17%.
    • Reload time of the 47 mm Gun Type 1 for the Type 91 Heavy turret changed from 2.2 s to 2.1 s.
    • Aiming time of the 7 cm Gun Type 94 for the Type 91 Heavy turret changed from 2.8 to 2.6 s.
    • Reload time of the 7 cm Gun Type 94 for the Type 91 Heavy turret changed from 4.2 to 4 s.
    • Dispersion of the 7 cm Gun Type 94 changed from 0.52 m to 0.48 m.
  • Type 95 Heavy:
    • Aiming time of the 7 cm Gun Type 94 for the Type 95 turret changed from 2.9 s to 2.3 s.
    • Aiming time of the 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 99 for the Type 95 turret changed from 2.5 s to 2.3 s.
    • Reload time of the 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 99 for the Type 95 turret changed from 3.4 to 3.3 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 99 decreased by 29%.
    • Durability increased from 430 HP to 440 HP.

Changes in U.K. vehicles:

  • Achilles:
  • Dispersion on the move and hull traverse with the Achilles IIC suspension decreased by 4%.
  • Reload time of the OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII for the Achilles Duck Bill turret changed from 4.6 s to 4.4 s.
  • Dispersion of the OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII changed from 0.33 m to 0.32 m.
  • Challenger:
    • Traverse speed of the Challenger suspension changed from 26 to 28.
    • Dispersion on the move with the Challenger suspension decreased by 14%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse with the Challenger suspension decreased by 7%.
    • Dispersion on the move with the Avenger suspension decreased by 15%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse with the Avenger suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Reload time of the OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII for the Challenger turret changed from 4.5 s to 4.4 s.
    • Dispersion of the OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII changed from 0.34 m to 0.32 m.
    • Aiming time of the OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII for the Avenger turret changed from 1.7 s to 1.6 s.
    • Reload time of the OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII for the Avenger turret changed from 4.1 s to 3.9 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII decreased by 20%.
    • Dispersion of the OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII changed from 0.33 m to 0.3 m.

Changes in U.S.A. vehicles:

M56 Scorpion:
  • Dispersion on the move and hull traverse with the M56 Scorpion suspension decreased by 12%.
  • Maximum reverse speed changed from 12 km/h to 17 km/h.
  • Aiming time of the 90 mm Gun M54 for the M56 Scorpion turret changed from 2.0 s to 1.9 s.
  • Dispersion on barrel move of the 90 mm Gun M54 decreased by 29%.
T95E6:
  • Crossing capacity for the T95E6 suspension increased by 22%/20%/10%.
  • Aiming time of the 120 mm Gun T123E6 for the T95E6 turret changed from 2.3 s to 2 s.
  • Dispersion of the 120 mm Gun T123E6 changed from 0.4 m to 0.38 m.
T95E2:
  • Dispersion on the move and hull traverse with the T95E2 suspension decreased by 36%.
  • View range with the T95E2 turret changed from 390 m to 400 m.
  • Traverse speed of the T95E2 turret changed from 32 deg/s to 44 deg/s.

Changes in shell penetration for the following vehicles:

  • Škoda T 40:
    • Penetration of the Vz. 39N OPG shell for the 8,8 cm vz. 37N gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • Heavy Tank No. VI:
    • Penetration of the Pzgr. 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • TVP VTU Koncept:
    • Penetration of the Vz. 39N OPG shell for the 8,8 cm vz. 37N gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • Pz.Sfl. IVc:
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Flak 37 L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • Indien-Panzer:
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • Nashorn:
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Pak L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • Tiger (P):
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A:
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • VK 30.02 (D):
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • Jagdpanther:
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Pak L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  •  VK 36.01 (H):
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  • Jagdpanzer IV:
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Pak L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
  •  Tiger I:
    • Penetration of the Pzgr 39 shell for the 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 132 mm to 145 mm.
Maps
  • Improved the Mittengard and Mines maps in order to comply with the requirements of the newly released PvE Tutorial:
    • Balanced out the teams; 15v15 play is now possible in all current scenarios.
    • Added the support of the scenarios of playing solo (14 bots + 1 player in one team against 15 bots).
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Thank you for taking part in the public test! Good luck and have fun!

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