Update 1.16.1: Common Test 2 Is Here!


Join the second Common Test of Update 1.16.1 and try out the updated Art of Strategy event, now featuring leaderboards. Battle as a Strategist or Tanker and find out how you and your tactics compare to your peers. During the second Common Test, the Art of Strategy event will be available from April 2, at 08:00 CEST (UTC+2).

Art of Strategy is an event with complex game settings and high hardware performance requirements. During the early days of the Common Test, some players may experience longer times in queue to enter battle, especially when playing as a Tanker.

During the Common Test, we mainly focus on testing the event's mechanics. The number of credits earned, all Collection items and rewards for assembling the event's Collection are not final and will be adjusted later. Part of the event functionality is unavailable.

We kindly ask you to focus your attention on the Art of Strategy gameplay, which features many fresh mechanics and new opportunities. We’ll provide you with more details and finalize all numeric values and the event's rewards shortly before its release.

Event Leaderboards

There are three leaderboards within the Art of Strategy event: two leaderboards for playing as a Strategist (1v1 and 1v7 formats), and one leaderboard for playing as a Tanker. To get placed on the leaderboard, a player should fight a certain number of battles in the corresponding mode.

The position on the leaderboard will depend on the number of points earned for victories, defeats, and draws. The better the results you achieve, the higher your position on the leaderboard will be. Players who end up at the top of the respective leaderboards can consider themselves to be the most competent Strategists and true Ace Tankers!

Once the event results are finalized, the best players will receive unique rewards.

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


Eligibility: The cut-off was done on March 14, so all accounts created prior to 21:59 CET (20:59 UTC) March 13 can participate in the test.

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


WGC (Wargaming.net Game Center) has to be installed, in order to participate in the test.

  • Download and install the Test Server Client via the following button:

Common Test Server Client

  • The Wargaming.net Game Center will download all the additional data needed
  • Start playing

More details about WGC and the download for it are available here.

Patch Notes


Main Changes

Art of Strategy

For the Strategist (1v1) format, the number of Defenses of certain types that can be deployed in battle has been reduced.

  • AT Gun: up to 2 items
  • Flamethrower: up to 1 item
  • MG Turret: up to 1 item

For the Strategist (1v1) format, battles on the Ghost Town and Steppes maps have been disabled.

For the Strategist (1v7) format, battles on the Steppes map have been disabled.

The game event will be available during the Common Test starting April 2, 09:00 (MSK).

Changes to the Map Roster for New Players

If at least one new player (recently registered) participates in a Tier V or VI battle, the battle will take place on one of the following 14 maps: Karelia, Lakeville, Mannerheim Line, Malinovka, Mountain Pass, Sand River, Province, Prokhorovka, Ruinberg, Steppes, Widepark, Cliff, El Halluf, or Ensk.

Fixed Issues and Improvements

Some images on the Game Guide slides have been improved.

Fixed the issue of only one reward screen being displayed instead of several reward screens in Battle Pass. Players could only learn about the other screens from the Notification Center.

Fixed the issue of notifications about destroyed vehicles being displayed on the minimap for some players.

Fixed some localization issues.

Fixed some interface and technical issues.


Join the Common Test and share your impressions about the Art of Strategy event.