We're pleased to announce that on August 19, 11:00 UTC, the New Global Map will officially open!
For two months, we've had an Open Beta Test of the New Global Map. With your active participation, major changes in functionality have been made, and now Clans will fight for world domination on a new stage.
What changes will the New Global Map bring to Clan Wars?
The New Global Map will be divided into separate regions called Fronts, each with a custom border, set of provinces, battle rules, and available tiers. Unlike the old Map, Clans will be able to choose the vehicle tier they fight with, and each Front will have a different team size according to the tier. Now, Clans without top tanks that previously only dreamed of landing on the Global Map will be able to do this, even with low-tier tanks.
The New Global Map will launch with the following Fronts:
The Fronts' geography will cover territory from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. In comparison with the OBT, the number of provinces on the New Global Map will be increased to more than 800. However, the number of provinces can change based on the level of activity on the Map.
In order to fight and perform other operations on the Map, Clans will need Influence. To get Influence, Clans will have to destroy enemy Divisions on the Global Map or participate in Stronghold Skirmishes. Influence may be used in Auction bids (below), purchasing and equipping Divisions, and increasing province income.
On the New Global Map, a new format to capturing provinces will be introduced: Auctions. In Auctions, Clans will be able to use their Influence to place bids to have the right to fight with the province's owner. A Clan with no provinces will be able to apply for participation in landing Auctions on any province (except landing provinces), and if the Clan wins the Auction, a battle with the province owner will be scheduled. This functionality significantly reduces the time required for capturing territories, unlike the old Map, where Clans had to spend considerable time for landing and capturing provinces.
From now on, no Clan can feel completely safe!
In place of the previous chips, we have a new tactical unit: Divisions, which do not depend on the number of Clan members. Now you don't need to keep inactive players in your Clan, you no longer need to move one chip to take a province, and you can be sure that if a battle was scheduled, it will take place. Divisions are purchased with Influence earned in battles on the New Global Map and in Stronghold Skirmishes. In addition, each Division can be equipped with special modules, lending several different advantages.
By using Influence, Clans will be able to improve captured provinces and get more Gold. Province income will depend on your desire, the amount of Influence needed for improvement, and the success of your Clan on the Global Map -- the more your Clan wins, the higher your ELO rating gets, and the more income you will be able to receive from your province!