8.9.3 Public Test

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Tankers!

As the Wargaming Universe continues to evolve, so too does World of Tanks. We're pleased to announce that the third iteration of the 8.9 public test is now underway!

How the Public Test Works

To participate in the test you need to take the following steps:

  • Install a small launcher update found here (10.5 Mb)
  • Update World of Tanks via the launcher (5.9 Gb)
  • If you have already installed the Public Test game client the launcher will update it to the Public Test 8.9 second iteration automatically (59.5 Mb)

Be sure to install the test game launcher in a different folder, rather than the current game client version. Also, switch off the game client before installing the update. Only players who have registered prior to 04:00 PDT (07:00 EDT) on October 10, 2013 can participate in the Public Test.

Please keep in mind certain features of the public test server:

  • Payments are not accepted on the public test server
  • All test accounts will receive a one-time credit of:
    • 100,000,000 XP
    • 100,000,000
    • 20,000
    • Progress won't be transferred to the main NA server
    • Credits and experience rates will not be increased for this test

Scheduled Server Restarts

First periphery: 21:00 PDT (00:00 EDT) every day. Average duration: ~25 mins
Second periphery: 22:00 PDT (01:00 EDT) every day. Average duration: ~25 mins
Center: 23:00 PDT (02:00 EDT) every day. Average duration: 2 mins

Public Test Version 0.8.9.3

Please note: these patch notes are preliminary and do not contain the details of characteristic changes of some tanks. The detailed list of these changes will be provided in the final patch notes during the update 0.8.9 release.

  • Fixed some errors in Team Battle UI
  • Removed option to change servers while in queue for battle
  • Improved reloading time indicator
  • Fixed lag and freeze issues for players using custom or modified CPU settings

Public Test Version 0.8.9.2

  • Added a lot of fixes and improvements to 'Team Battle' user interface
  • Added a separate tab for 'Team Battle' to the 'Statistics Record' tab
  • Fixed small issues in visual models of following tanks: Waffenträger auf Pz. IV, VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B, M7 Priest, Type 64, Pz.Sfl. IVc, IS, Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger, KV-1S, AT 15A, M103, BТ-2, Object 140, Waffenträger auf E 100, StuG III.
  • Fixed tank icons: Waffenträger auf E 100, Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger, Pz.Kpfw. V/IV, ИС-3, Pz.Sfl. IVc, Pz.Sfl. V.
  • Fixed client freezes during launch of training battle
  • Fixed battle types description in the battle menu
  • Fixed small issues in Statistics window
  • Fixed inconsistency of information regarding medals on different vehicles
  • Added details to the amount of battles as a tool-tip (victories, losses, draws)
  • Added animation to 'Personal Rating' in 'Statistics' tab
  • Fixed display of negative time values of reload timer after using a medikit
  • Fixed de-synchronization of actual and displayed point of the gun
  • Fixed several issues in 'Missions' window
  • Fixed small issues with 'Northwest' map
  • Fixed issues with stucking in a bridge on 'Komarin' map
  • Removed 'Encounter' battle type for 'Mountain Pass' map
  • Fixed the error of using Russian crew sounds in Tutorial disregarding nation of the tank
  • Fixed incorrect work of 'suspension effect'
  • Fixed impossibility to change training battle settings, if players entered the battle without training room creator
  • Fixed 'horizontal stabilization in sniper mode' option saving
  • Fixed random client freezes during battle launch
  • Fixed reload sound replay
  • Fixed platoon chat display after leaving the platoon.
  • Fixed several problems with changing focus between different hangar elements
  • Fixed display of battle chat in replays.

Public Test Version 0.8.9

  • Added new German TD Tech Tree:
    • Marder III (Tier IV)
    • Pz.Sfl.IVc (Tier V)
    • Nashorn (Tier VI)
    • Pz.Sfl.V (Sturer Emil) (Tier VII)
    • Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger (Tier VIII)
    • Waffenträger auf Pz.IV (Tier IX)
    • Waffenträger auf E 100 (Tier X)
  • Added T-34-3 and 112 Chinese premium vehicles to the in-game shop
  • Supertesters received following vehicles for tests:
    • Light Mk. VIC, Tier II British Light Tank
    • T7 Combat Car, Tier II American Light Tank
  • Added 'Northwest' map. North American map with 1000x1000 meters size and mixed (hills, forests, buildings, open areas) landscape
  • Fixed and rebalanced some part of 'Pearl River' map
  • Optimized 'Swamp' map performance
  • Optimized 'Erlenberg' map performance
  • Added encounter battle mode to 'Erlenberg' map
  • Edited parameters of Personal Rating:
    • Strongly reduced influence of battle quantity after reach of certain limit
    • Added limiting factors on 'cheating' with percentage indicators
    • Removed low end limits on average damage dealt and average XP receieved
  • Due to addition of new German TD line, Panzerjager I and Marder II TD's were rebalanced
  • Panther/M10 camouflage and inscriptions will be changed from German to American nation. If player had installed incriptions and/or camouflage, their price will be reimbursed
  • 8.8 cm Kw.K. L/56 added to stock turret of VK 30.01 (P)
  • Changed exterior, armoring and balance of Pz.Kpfw. V/IV and Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha vehicles
  • Rebalanced (slightly improved characteristics) 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) of 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 armor models
  • Reworked IS-3 visual and armor models
  • Corrected armor models of following vehicles: Tiger, Tiger (P), Marder II, Panther II, KV-1С, SТ-I
  • Fixed visual issues with following vehicles 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 error with incorrect position of E 50 Ausf. M. gun mantlet
  • Slightly changed form of Panter II Schmalturm turret gun mantlet
  • Fixed incorrect visual model of D-10T 100mm gun mounted on IS tank first turret
  • Fixed small errors in FCM 50t 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
  • French Saurer engine type changed from gas to diesel. Chance of fire reduced from 20% to 15%
  • New game mode: "Team Battle." Battles for teams up to 7 players with balancing them by players' experience level
  • Re-worked the window of choosing the game mode
  • Removed the rule for HEAT shells that excludes ricochet if the shell's caliber exceeds the armor thickness in 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 stabilization in the dynamic camera mode
  • In the battle results window the line "Damage upon spotting" changed into "Damage dealt with your assistance" 
  • Returned the classic mechanics of saving the battle camera: player starts the battle with the camera position, which was in the end of the previous battle
  • All types of reticle have the reload indicator in seconds (including hundredths of a second)
  • Fixed inability to exchange the 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 of non-displaying effect of Improved Ventilation in a crewmember tool tip
  • Improved the display of a dialog window with the message that 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 stop 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 selection "Insults and provocations" in "Complaints" menu added to the after-battle statistics window 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, if it was switched on in improved graphics
  • Now the cost of consumables that were purchased earlier is not being 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 the 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 Garage returned to the speed level of 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 awards 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 dissynchronization for the option "Censored messages"
  • Fixed incorrect display of the long clan name in the statistics window of another player
  • Fixed inability to enable/disable accelerated crew training for the tank that is in battle