Update 1.25.1 Common Test 1: Familiar Modes and Overwhelming Fire

The first Common Test of Update 1.25.1 is here, Commanders!

It brings the updated Overwhelming Fire event, featuring unusual vehicles with automatic cannons. You can also try out a standalone launch of Onslaught with simplified rules—Onslaught Light—and experience two other modes, Steel Hunter and Frontline. Enjoy!

All features on the Common Test are currently in active development. Any values, rewards, technical characteristics, and other feature settings that are relevant for the Common Test are not final and may not correspond to those in the release version.

Onslaught Light: Less Challenging, More Relaxed Battles

With the release of Update 1.25.1, you can experience Onslaught Light, a special variation of our competitive mode with less challenging rules. This standalone launch is designed for fun and relaxed gameplay and is not connected to coming Onslaught Seasons.

Key features:

  • Tier VIII Battles: All battles will feature Tier VIII vehicles, with no restrictions on vehicle choice—all researchable and Premium vehicles are allowed, apart from a few exceptions.

Since Onslaught Light is an experimental mode, some vehicles are unsuitable for this new format due to their combat roles. Plus, some tanks overperform under these special battle conditions at Tier VIII in the Onslaught format and can decide the outcome of battles. Considering this, we've decided to ban them. Check the list of these tanks under the spoiler below.

  • No Ranked System: You neither gain nor lose Rating Points in battles—play for fun without worrying about your rank! The mode will use a random matchmaker according to Onslaught rules.
  • Special Progression System: Earn points and get rewards for your progress, such as unique 2D customizations, bonds, Personal Reserves, and other useful goodies.
  • Availability: Onslaught Light will be available from the update's release.

All other combat rules for Onslaught Light battles remain the same as in regular launches, but have been reconfigured specifically for Tier VIII vehicles.

Join the Common Test to enjoy this easy and enjoyable variation of Onslaught!

Steel Hunter: Test the New Tournament Qualifying System!

The upcoming launch of Steel Hunter will include several quality-of-life improvements. But the major new feature is a qualifying system for players to participate in a planned future tournament. Here's how this feature works:

  • Join the Common Test: To register for qualifying, click on the special widget in the Steel Hunter Garage.
  • Battle: After your first Steel Hunter battle, all subsequent battles will count toward your qualification.
  • Scoring: The system will evaluate your performance over each set of 10 battles. Improved results will boost your score.
  • Rewards: The top 20 players in the qualification will receive up to 1,000 , up to three days of WoT Premium Account, and 2,000 Steel Seals each, which can be used during the upcoming event launch. These rewards will be credited to your main account within two weeks after the Common Test completion.

Additional improvements coming to Steel Hunter:

  • Marauder loot grants more abilities toward the end of the battle.
  • Loot within your vision cone is displayed on the minimap.
  • Updated ability tooltips with more detailed and useful information.
  • Visual indicators of vehicle strengths and weaknesses in the Steel Hunter Garage.
  • Transparent loot when viewed through the sniper scope, ensuring a clear view of enemies and objects behind it for easier targeting.

Finally, we're introducing a new Progression reward: a 2D progressive style with five stages! Improve this style by completing dedicated battle missions in Steel Hunter.

Experience the new qualifying system and see who comes out on top!

Overwhelming Fire: The Fun Mode Returns with New Features!

Overwhelming Fire will be available only during Common Test 1.

The Overwhelming Fire event returns with balance tweaks, new visual effects, and eight familiar vehicles with fast-firing guns. During Common Test 1, you can try out three of these unusual tanks, each with unique automatic cannon sub-mechanics:

XM551E4 Hailstorm
(XM551 Sheridan)

Flakpanzer VIII Flakmaus

M5YE2 Thunderclap

The remaining five vehicles with automatic cannons will be available when the event goes live.

Additionally, the updated Overwhelming Fire event features:

  • A new Progression system with new missions and stage rewards (remember that all rewards are for testing purposes and are subject to change when the event goes live).
  • A new post-battle screen with your combat statistics and all in-game resources earned.

Join the Common Test and share your thoughts on the updated event!

Frontline: Get Ready for Episode 2!

Continue your Frontline 2024 journey with Episode 2, kicking off in late August! Prepare for epic 30v30 battles with the dynamic battle scenario system on huge maps—Normandy, Kraftwerk, and Fata Morgana. As always, earn attractive rewards, including Experimental Equipment, a selection of directives, bonds, and more!

How to Join the World of Tanks Common Test

The Common Test offers a sneak peek at the upcoming game version before its official release. We're eager to hear your initial thoughts on the upcoming features, new game modes, vehicles, game changes, and more. This way, we can understand how the community feels about the next update and catch issues ahead of time.

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Share Your Feedback
  • New to Testing?
  1. Requirements: Ensure you have the Wargaming.net Game Center (WGC), the latest Common Test client, and an active World of Tanks account. Your live account progress was cloned to the Common Test server on 2024-06-10 at 20:00:00 (UTC) and won't include changes made after this date.
  2. Install the Test Client:
    • Run the installer and select a different folder from your main game files.
    • Choose the test client in the WGC's drop-down menu.
  3. Dive In: Test new features with increased resources. Your feedback is invaluable!

For more details, visit the Wargaming.net Game Center guide.


Your voice matters! Share your thoughts and insights on the latest Common Test iteration and the introduced features on our dedicated Discord channel.


Your feedback directly influences the development process and helps us to shape and refine the game for the entire community. Join the conversation now and be part of the future of World of Tanks!

Check out our handy public test guide with all the details about Common Tests, Sandbox Tests, and Supertests.


Patch Notes


Main Changes

Arcade Cabinet

Resources for the upcoming Overwhelming Fire game mode have been added.

Steel Hunter

Main Changes

  • The option to access Steel Hunter tournament qualification from the event Garage has been added.
  • A new banner displaying vehicle strengths and weaknesses has been added in the Garage.
  • More information about how abilities work has been added to tooltips.
  • A progressive 2D style has been added to the mode, with players able to earn elements for it across multiple Steel Hunter launches.
  • Nearby loot has been made more transparent in Sniper mode.
  • All loot within the player's Vision Cone will immediately be displayed on the minimap.

Some changes have also been made to vehicle balance:

  • The Harbinger and Walkure have been slightly improved.
  • The effectiveness of all the Arlequin's guns has been reduced (except its dual gun).
  • The Beowulf's durability has been reduced and its guns have been made equally effective in the final stages.


Main Changes

  • The new Onslaught Light game mode has been added.

New Onslaught Light 2D customization elements have been added:

  • 2D style: "Enlightenment"
  • Decal: "Artyless"
  • Decal: "W for Wictory"

Other Changes

  • Changes have been made and partly applied to the visual features of certain images, such as a red cross on a white background and similar elements.



The following vehicle has been added for testing by Supertest players: DZT-159


The following vehicle has been added for testing by Supertest players: E 77


The following vehicle has been added for testing by Supertest players: SDP wz 66 Grom

Changes to the technical characteristics of the following vehicles:

SDP 57 Gowika

Velocity of the Pocisk podkalibrowy DAP shell for the 100 mm DAP gun has been increased by 22%

SDP 44 Burza

Velocity of the Pocisk podkalibrowy DAP shell for the 100 mm DAP gun has been increased by 22%


The following vehicle has been added for testing by Supertest players: XM57

Fixed Issues and Improvements

Known Issues


We'll provide more detailed information in the coming weeks as we approach the update release on the live server. Join the Common Test and share your feedback on these additions, Commanders!

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