In our efforts to improve the World of Tanks playing experience from moment one, we will soon begin a rollout of a new World of Tanks "mini client" to be available within the next couple of weeks.
The mini client offers you a smaller download size that enables you to start playing in less time by giving you faster access to tier I-II vehicles and random battles. This is first and foremost a great option for new players who would have to begin from tier I regardless, or secondarily as a way to check if World of Tanks runs appropriately on your PC and internet connection without having to wait for the entire game to download.
Once the client downloads enough of the game files to reach a playable state, then you're good to go! Start battling online with other low-tier players and get to grips with World of Tanks. Then when you're done playing, you can choose to download the rest of the game files to bring your client to full functionality!
Naturally, since the mini client only activates a portion of World of Tanks when it reaches its minimum playable state, some features will be unavailable.
Available in the Mini Client:
Unavailable in the Mini Client:
Keep in mind this can be a temporary limitation -- again, the mini client can continue to download the rest of the game and become the full client. In other words, once everything is downloaded, every feature of World of Tanks is available!
Look for the mini client soon! In the meantime, if you happen to be interested in World of Tanks or just started playing, check out Newcomer Central for a great selection of beginner content.