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Update 9.16 is Here!

How to Download

If you are updating the game through the launcher:

  • The SD client is 833 Mb
  • The HD client is 832+426 Mb

If you'd like to install the update manually:

  • Download the file directly or via torrent
  • Move to the Updates folder in the game root directory (for example: C:\Games\World_of_Tanks\Updates)
  • Run the launcher (WOTLauncher.exe) and wait for the update to be applied to the game client

Teams all over Wargaming are keeping steady hands on the steering wheel for the release of Update 9.16. There’s a lot of cool stuff on the way, and we can't wait for you to all check it all out.

First, the technical stuff:

Important: Some third-party modifications may potentially be unavailable for some time after the update, and their outdated versions may cause technical problems. If you have any issues, try removing your mods or running the game in safe mode.


Game servers will be down October 5 from 01:00 - 05:30 PT (04:00 - 08:30 ET) to let the devs do their magic getting everything set up for you. Also, we’ll be freezing Clan Wars' Global Map for 24 hours as part of the prep. This includes the Clan Wars portal, and Strongholds battles (except skirmishes) will be canceled.

Premium Account & Payments

No need to worry if you have a Premium Account active during the downtime; you’ll be credited an additional day's worth of Premium time to make up for the maintenance period. If you’d like to make any in-game payments or purchases, please wait until servers are up and running again.

What's New

When work on 9.16 started, we combed forum threads and social media to see what feedback could be prioritized for our to-do list. During update testing, you shared with us an incredible amount of feedback, helping us fine-tune each and every new item on the list. As always, your efforts help make World of Tanks a better experience for everyone, and we’re extremely excited to share the result with you. 

Here's one last rundown on the key features of the update.

In the weeks leading up to release, we revealed new content and features in a series of news posts. If you’d like to find out more about a certain feature, click on the images below to jump to their overview. 

First Swedish Tank

We’ve been pretty preoccupied with fine-tuning the core of the game and fixing issues you were most vocal about, so the World of Tanks roster hasn't expanded much lately. But now it’s time to pile 'em in! This update brings the first Swedish tank, the Strv m/42-57 Alt A2. It’s also the game's first tier VI Premium medium tank with an autoloader. 


New Paris Map

The second big content addition is the "Paris" map. You enjoyed it in Rampage mode and wanted it for Random battles, so here it is, newly adjusted based on feedback. 


Popular Mods

We continue to enhance the UI by implementing the best features of popular mods, such as the two-level carousel allowing you to display more vehicles, and a battle UI that's more informative. In the latter, new indicators provide a fuller picture of what’s happening in battle: you can see how much damage you deal to enemy tanks with every shell fired, as well as how much damage you block and receive, and where it’s coming from. Damage indicators are also great for tracking your Personal Mission progress during a match. What’s great is that you can choose the features most relevant to you and switch off the ones that aren’t, right from the Settings panel.


Vehicle and Crew Recovery

No longer will you have to contact the Customer Service Center to reclaim previously sold Premium or rare tanks. You can get them (and Crewmembers) back with just a few clicks from the Garage.



Spotting Improvements

Server code performance has been optimized considerably, reducing the time it takes to display spotted vehicles.




Vehicle Comparison

You've done it on the Web, and now you can pick up to 20 vehicles at a time and examine them within the game client. Compare different configurations, including the Crew training levels. And it's not just for tanks you own -- compare the details of any vehicle, any nation, of any type or tier.


Battle Chat

At its core, World of Tanks is a game of skill and teamwork. However, this isn't always reflected when salty messages start showing up in Battle Chat. Many of you reported that negative chat is still a major issue, even with the ban system in place. Based on that, we made a few changes to Battle Chat designed to prevent toxic behavior, abusive language, and cheating. Cross-team chat in all battle types (except Team Training) is disabled, and you can instantly mute irritating players in your team chat.


Updated Minimaps

Update 9.16 has 30 more redrawn minimaps: Cliff, El Halluf, Ensk, Erlenberg, Fisherman's Bay, Kharkov, Lakeville, Malinovka, Arctic Region, Murovanka, Prokhorovka, Swamp, Paris, Widepark, and Westfield.



Mission UI

We made it easier to check the progress of missions, including Personal Missions. Not only can full mission info be brought up in the Garage, but you can also get notified about completing them, or one of their conditions, within battle. Also, navigation options were expanded so that you can browse the list of missions for a selected vehicle, arranged by type -- you can pick a tank and get a full breakdown of ongoing and completed missions. Related to all this is another requested feature: a separate carousel for your awards.



Notifications are now arranged in three groups: general notifications, invitations, and specials, making it easier to keep track of and browse the latest announcements.


More details on all the changes for 9.16

Along with working on 9.16, we've been keeping an eye on your feedback for new features and improvements you’d like to see. Rest assured we're always gunning to bring more of them to you in future updates.

The World of Tanks Team