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Rumble in the West: Commentators’ Expectatio
Rumble in the West: Commentators’ Expectatio
The staff share their thoughts on the Rumble in the West finals happening this weekend! Read more Discuss on Forum
19.10.2014 16:13

World of Tanks Mac Solution
World of Tanks Mac Solution
Discover the software solution that allows Mac OS X users to join the army of World of Tanks fans! Read more Discuss on Forum
18.10.2014 13:44

First Public Test of Version 9.4
First Public Test of Version 9.4
The first public test server of Version 9.4 is now open. Read more Discuss on Forum
18.10.2014 11:34

Video: The Nuts and Bolts – Running Gear
Video: The Nuts and Bolts – Running Gear
Want to know more about how such heavy vehicles as tanks can move around? Read more Discuss on Forum
18.10.2014 11:00

Event Recap: Wargaming at Firstlook, Utrecht &ndas
Event Recap: Wargaming at Firstlook, Utrecht &ndas
On the weekend of 10-11 October we attended Firstlook 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands and showed World of Tanks on PC, Xbox and also iPad. Read more Discuss on Forum
17.10.2014 18:24

Premium Shop: The Bunker of Wonders
Premium Shop: The Bunker of Wonders
Check out this week’s offers in the Premium Shop! Read more Discuss on Forum
17.10.2014 17:45

Special: Mediums Are Not Rare
Special: Mediums Are Not Rare
Medium tanks are some of the most versatile vehicles in the game. Show them some love this weekend and enjoy a dedicated medium tank special! Read more Discuss on Forum
17.10.2014 16:54

Win Tickets with Wargaming for the Golden Joystick
Win Tickets with Wargaming for the Golden Joystick
Wargaming are giving you the chance to attend the legendary Golden Joystick Awards 2014! Read more Discuss on Forum
17.10.2014 14:24

Featured Clan: British 6th Armoured Division
Featured Clan: British 6th Armoured Division
We sat down with the founder of the British 6th Armoured Division for virtual tea and biscuits. Read more Discuss on Forum
17.10.2014 13:05

Team Battles 9.4 Changes
Team Battles 9.4 Changes
The new Team Battle format arrives with the next patch. Read more Discuss on Forum
17.10.2014 12:58

World of Tanks Assistant: Update 1.7 for iOS and W
World of Tanks Assistant: Update 1.7 for iOS and W
A new update of the app is available. Check out what’s new! Read more Discuss on Forum
16.10.2014 14:30

Fury Livestream Friday at 21:00 CEST
Fury Livestream Friday at 21:00 CEST
Wargaming talks Fury with writer/director David Ayer and cast while we take Fury on a romp through World of Tanks. Read more Discuss on Forum
15.10.2014 18:04

Meet the Blue-ribbon Players Rumbling in the West!
Meet the Blue-ribbon Players Rumbling in the West!
The list of teams competing in Rumble in the West is complete and everything is set. Get to know the teams representing your region! Read more Discuss on Forum
15.10.2014 17:04

Wargaming in Brussels : Recap from the Gathering a
Wargaming in Brussels : Recap from the Gathering a
On Saturday 11 October, Wargaming was in Brussels, Belgium, for a community gathering. Here’s a summary for those who couldn’t attend. Read more Discuss on Forum
15.10.2014 16:20

Top of the Tree: M48A1 Patton
Top of the Tree: M48A1 Patton
Check out the newest edition of the Special – American mediums take the spotlight! Read more Discuss on Forum
14.10.2014 17:00

Video: The IS-6
Video: The IS-6
Ever wondered what’s the Soviet IS-6 tank all about? Watch now to find out! Read more Discuss on Forum
13.10.2014 16:18

Rare Tank Spotted in World of Tanks Razer Boxes!
Rare Tank Spotted in World of Tanks Razer Boxes!
Looking for some stylish, high-performance gaming gear? Check out the World of Tanks Razer trio and get your hands on a rare German tank! Read more
13.10.2014 13:25

Video: Light Tanks of the Week
Video: Light Tanks of the Week
Curious about the newest additions to the light tank family? In that case, check out this awesome compilation of their best moments! Read more Discuss on Forum
12.10.2014 11:06

Video: Nuts and Bolts – Tank Layout
Video: Nuts and Bolts – Tank Layout
Ever wondered why does a tank look like a tank and how the design was conceived? Watch now to find out! Read more
11.10.2014 13:05

Premium Shop: Fire in the Hole
Premium Shop: Fire in the Hole
Check out the special offers for this week in the Premium Shop. Read more Discuss on Forum
10.10.2014 17:49

Special: Drums of Doom
Special: Drums of Doom
Can you hear it? This is the rhythm of the enemy being pounded to the ground! Read more Discuss on Forum
10.10.2014 17:03

Feel the Fury! – New Tank, Garage and Portal
Feel the Fury! – New Tank, Garage and Portal
Take a look at how the upcoming movie release of Fury is going to make its presence felt in World of Tanks! Read more Discuss on Forum
10.10.2014 16:50

Pro Play Watch
Pro Play Watch
All you need to know about our eSports streamers in one place! Read more Discuss on Forum
10.10.2014 16:20

Premium Shop: Fire in the Hole
Premium Shop: Fire in the Hole
Check out the special offers for this week in the Premium Shop. Read more Discuss on Forum
10.10.2014 11:15

Feel the Fury! – New Tank, Garage and Portal
Feel the Fury! – New Tank, Garage and Portal
Take a look at how the upcoming movie release of Fury is going to make its presence felt in World of Tanks! Read more Discuss on Forum
09.10.2014 13:00

WG Social Mod - share victories on your social net
WG Social Mod - share victories on your social net
Update 9.3 brings a great new mod to World of Tanks that lets you share your results with your friends! Read more
07.10.2014 18:06

Monthly Missions: TOGtober
Monthly Missions: TOGtober
Make sure to check out this set of special missions as they can grant you valuable prizes! Read more Discuss on Forum
07.10.2014 16:42

Special Public Test: Strongholds
Special Public Test: Strongholds
Join the tests and help us improve the Strongholds game mode! Read more Discuss on Forum
07.10.2014 14:53

Rumble in the West
Rumble in the West
25th October - the day the best of NA will come clash with the EU champions defending their home ground! Read more Discuss on Forum
06.10.2014 15:50

Community meeting in Outpost, Brussels – Sat
Community meeting in Outpost, Brussels – Sat
Save the date for our next community meeting! This time we propose you to meet with us in the heart of the Belgian capital city, Brussels. Read more
03.10.2014 21:00

FTR News

19.10.2014
- Stalingrad will come “soon”, it will be in the next test round (9.4 test 2) - apparently, the IS-7 gun model is still SD (developers didn’t manage to get a proper model for 9.4) - developers are currently collecting statistics in order to implement the XP for tanking - Storm is aware of the bug on 9.4, where shells fly through tanks, he will investigate - the feedback on the new gun sounds is “contradictory”, according to Storm – half of players really likes it, half hates it - the fact that some tanks were paper only or prototypes does not mean they will automatically be reworked to HD after existing vehicles - in patch 9.6 or 9.7, WoT will transfer to new Bigworld version. Storm states that it should mean a small performance boost for the game. - Storm confirms that after M4A3E8 is reworked to HD quality, it will get the same armor as the current Fury - artillery won’t be buffed - not having enough time to manage your Stronghold? “That means you are not the target audience for that mode” - Storm states that the sounds of the high caliber guns in 9.4 are “realistic” and historical
19.10.2014 18:18

9.4 Model Changes
Hello everyone, in this post, you can find 9.4 model changes. Most are quite subtle. The patchnotes tell us that visuals of some models were fixed (you know, SU-100 and others). Well… not exactly. From what I could gather, what WG basically did is they fucked up the texture resolution in 9.3 and introduced some HD models with lowres textures. In 9.4, this is getting fixed. You can see it really nice on the SU-100 example, watch the mudguards (rightclick-view image for higher pic resolution – the pictures are big, so be careful): Jagdpanther gets a new track color and a brace for the gun: KV-85 – top turret gets these purple… thingies, that detonate HE shells. Kinda important if you don’t want HE shells flying inside the space of your cupola, but nothing gamebreaking. Nevermind the missing mantlet, I removed it in the viewer when I was checking the space behind it for changes (gotta be thorough, you never know when WG fucks up) M24 Chaffee – apart from slight recoloring of top turret, I haven’t found any changes in visual or collision model. RU251 – it’s widely known that in 9.3, the collision model is wrong, the turret doesn’t correspond to the visual model. In 9.3 common test, there was a bug where they moved the turret too low (it “sank” into the hull). In 9.3 release, they corrected the visual model but not the collision model, which remained “sunk”, now they are correcting it again. and finally, T-34 – the tracks got a bit thicker and the turret got the periscope on top removed (collision model did anyway). Apart from these changes, there was a bug with the tracks of several vehicles (specifically Jagdpanther and Panther), where they acted weird, when it came to seeing them highlighted as silhouettes in WoT, I suspect this got fixed. Oh and M41 Walker Bulldog got a depression buff actually – in 9.3, the vehicle has limited elevation (worse by 2 degrees) in the sectors between 70 and 169 degrees on each side (from the axis of the vehicle, facing front). This was corrected and now M41 has the same gun depression it has when facing the turret to the front all around. It’s not really a buff, it’s a bug fix – the worse depression was there before because the early model had some visual elements that caused clipping, which were removed when it came out.
19.10.2014 13:28

ASIA Plans for Clanwars
Hello everyone, an interesting info found its way to me. I have absolutely no idea whether this is official or a leak, so I’ll just keep the person who sent it to me out of it. The message includes ASIA server plans from now to mid-2015. There are some parts of the message that made no sense to me, I ommitted them not to cause confusion. According to the info: - the cca 400 province clanwars map on ASIA is going to be removed and replaced by a 160 province one at the end of October - gold income is going to be reworked (cca “800 gold a province per timezone average”) - the map change will be accompanied by a wipe - 3rd campaign will come through Christmas - after Christmas, it’s possible that the ASIA map will be split into two versions: one “sandbox” for experienced players, one “newbie” version for new players with tier 8 max, no tank locking, but only 25 percent of gold compared to the “full one” - the above mentioned changes are temporary, in mid-2015, new full CW global map (“CW 2.0″) will go up, this map will be a full world map. If I understand it correctly, the entire world will not be used at the same time, but campaigns will take place in one part of the world at one time. Interesting I guess.
19.10.2014 12:15

Belgrade Military Parade
Thanks to DGVympel for the video and several Serbian players for mentioning this event! Hello everyone, on 16.10.2014, a huge military parade called “Korak Pobednika” (something like “March of the Victorious”) took place in Belgrade, Serbia with Vladimir Putin being the guest of honor. It was the largest military parade in Belgrade since 1985. If you are interested (there are some interesting armor vehicles), you can watch it here:     The vehicles (including artillery) start at cca 30:00, the armor at around 43:00
19.10.2014 11:59

Insider Info – Short
Hello everyone, just a really short info from the Insider about what’s going on in Wargaming: - Insider mentions that there have been MANY at WG reports of one bug (apparently on live server, this info comes from the day before the test started): HEAT is apparently broken, the mechanism of spaced armor triggering HEAT is allegedly not working and HEAT works thus as a regular AP shell. It was allegedly tested on E100 spaced armor (mantlet) and T110E3 mantlet and confirmed. I personally was not able to reproduce the results, so it’s possible it was hotfixed server-side. - developers are now strongly discouraged from mentioning War Thunder and comparing it to WoT and encouraged to focus on their own game design instead. - some developers (including apparently, Richard “Challenger” Cutland) found an interesting info about British ships for WoWs, they are asked to scan it over immediately, as the WoWs team wants to have the Royal Navy tree concept ready before the end of the year
19.10.2014 11:48

WG EU Events in November
Hello everyone, again, thanks to the Insider, a list of missions and events for EU server for November. Enjoy! By the way, notice the amount of missions (specifically the monthlies), that lead to increased XP on “dead end” vehicles (tier 10′s, premiums) – it’s a nice attempt to make people convert XP. Top of the Tree (1.11.-15.11.) – Object 140 Top of the Tree (15.11.-1.12.) – Object 261 1.11.-1.12. Monthly Missions - play tier 10 vehicle in random/SH, be in top 10 in XP, get double XP - play 10 battles in a tier 5+ vehicle once per day, be in top 10 XP, get 5 gold repair kits - repeat the mission above 20 times, get 500k credits (once per account) 3.11.-8.11. “Fury weekly missions” - get 3000XP on tier 4-8 US tank (while being in top 10 in XP, maximum 3x per day), get 2 gold repair kits - get 3000XP on tier 4-8 German tank (while being in top 10 in XP, maximum 3x per day), get 2 gold repair kits - win 5 battles using the M4A3E8 “Fury” special tank while being in top 10 XP, get x5 XP 8.11.-11.11. “Fury weekend” At the end of this weekend event, Fury hangar disappears. - triple crew XP - equipment discount 25 percent - consumables discount 50 percent - premium account discount (3 days for 350, 7 days for 680) - free 2 days of premium for everyone upon login - destroy at least 2 US tanks in one battle while being in top 10 XP (in a tier 4+ tank, must survive the battle), get 25 percent XP bonus - destroy at least 2 German tanks in one battle while being in top 10 XP (in a tier 4+ tank, must survive the battle), get 25 percent XP bonus - earn 75000 XP during this event on a tier 4+ tank, get 5 gold extinguishers, 5 gold repair kits, 5 gold medkits and 500000 credits - win 5 battles using the M4A3E8 “Fury” special tank while being in top 10 XP, get x5 XP 11.11.-17.11. “Veteran’s Day” event Oddly enough, this week-long event also has discounts and such. - 5x XP for first victory - tier 8 regular vehicles: 15 percent discount - 50 percent discount on camo, emblems, inscriptions - destroy 11 vehicles once per day in tier 7+ vehicle, get 25 percent credit bonus for that one battle - win 11 battles once per day in tier 7+ vehicle, get 50 percent credit bonus for that one battle - earn 111.111 (yes, 111k) XP while being in top 11 in XP in a tier 7+ vehicle once per account, get 11 gold repair kits and coated optics (there are elevens everywhere because of the number 11 symbolism related to WW1) - complete the three missions above at least once each, get 3 days of premium - win a battle in tier 9 and 10 tank while being in top 10 XP, get 50 percent crew XP bonus (between 17.11. and 22.11. there is nothing special, only the monthly missions) 22.11.-25.11. “Brothers in Arms” - double crew XP for every battle - win a battle in platoon while recieving the Brothers in Arms medal in a tier 4+ tank, get triple XP - win 30 battles in platoon, every platoon member has to do at least 750 damage in a tier 4+ vehicle, get coated optics equipment (once per account) - earn 60000 XP in random battles on tier 4+ vehicle (once per account, must not be in platoon), get coated optics equipment 29.11.-3.12. “Winter is Coming” Discounts: - triple XP for first victory - 50 percent credit/gold discount on tier 2-5 regular premium and regular vehicles - 50 percent discount on crew training, crew reset, - 50 percent discount on consumables - 50 percent discount on barracks slots, garage slots Missions: - get 20000 XP (must be in top 10 in XP) on tier 4+ vehicle, get 10 gold fire extinguishers - complete mission above 2 times, get 1 day of prem
19.10.2014 11:33

18.10.2014
Nothing much today really - Storm is now aware of the “ghost shell” bug in 9.4 (shells are flying through tanks) - Storm confirms that in 9.4 there will be no HD models At this point it is not actually sure, whether Stalingrad will appear in 9.4 or not. Might appear in second iteration of the test (this info is cca 2 days old, so it’s possible it was decided in the meanwhile).
18.10.2014 20:44

9.4 Feedback – Sounds And All That
Hello everyone, I downloaded the 9.4 test server today to test… well, nothing. There is not a single thing to test, because the patch is kinda full of fixes. There were some minor changes to maps and I just ran Arctic to see if I would spot them, but I didn’t, so I guess it’s the “we added a bush here” and “we moved this rock a bit to the left” level. If anyone has a list of map changes or something, I’d be grateful. The patch comes with two things: - first, the shadow render is supposed to be optimized and there are supposed to be more optimizations as well. Hm… I don’t know. I tested the patch on two computers actually (specifically because of the performance) – my old PC (with shadows disabled): no real FPS increase, but no noticeable drop. The new PC, that can run shadows – the shadows look the same (not sure what exactly got “optimized”) and there seems to be a tiny FPS increase, but it might be a placebo. On the other hand, other players report FPS increases, so there’s that at least, hopefully the patch helps you as well. - second, MANY players report a nasty bug, where shells disappear or fly through tanks. Again, hard to say, I haven’t noticed it, but as I said, more players report it. Either way, it’s just the first iteration, I guess they’ll get any such nasty bugs fixed. Oh yea and then thery’s the new gun sound. I made a video of the sounds – you be the judge, but personally, the high caliber “pop” is… not so cool. I don’t know how the hell they recorded it and where from, but there’s no way a high caliber cannon, capable of blasting buildings to bits, sounds like an airgun. See separate post for that. Anyway… no HD models, no new tanks, no Stalingrad (what happened to it anyway, if you don’t want to release it, why put it in ASAP video?)… nothing to really write about. At least the FPS didn’t drop.
18.10.2014 19:44

9.4 New Gun Sounds
18.10.2014 19:43

9.4 Test is Live
Hello everyone, so, I was right, the test started today – technically (Moscow time anyway :P) – here’s the link to the client: http://dl.wargaming.net/wot/ct/files/WoT_internet_install_ct.exe And here’s the link to patch notes. Edit: contrary to what the ASAP video showed, Stalingrad map is NOT in 9.4 CT, which brings the amount of new content to… well, zero.
18.10.2014 10:35

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