Update 1.17: Recon Mission Hits Common Test 2!

Join the Common Test to become familiar with the updated Recon Mission mode, Commanders! 

The feedback and suggestions that we received after the first iteration of Recon Mission last year showed how important the topic of new maps is to you, confirming the great potential of this mode. We took the time to analyze the data obtained, and now we’re ready to relaunch the mode. This June, Recon Mission will return to the game in a revamped format and with fresh maps!

Everyone can take part in testing—you just need to join the Common Test during Prime Times.

Prime Times

NA: 05:00–23:00 PT | 07:00–01:00 (next day) CT | 08:00–02:00 (next day) ET

SA: 05:00–20:00 PT | 07:00–22:00 CT | 08:00–23:00 ET

During this Common Test, you can explore three new locales in the late stages of development. Plus, three refined maps from previous launches will also be available, so you can test all six maps in one iteration! In addition, we reworked the mode’s format—more details will be announced in a dedicated article, so stay tuned!

During the Common Test, we kindly ask you to focus mainly on testing the mode’s mechanics and functionality rather than the maps themselves. All six locales are still under active development and will be subject to balance adjustments and other final refinements.

When Recon Mission hits the live servers in June, you can fully explore these maps and vote for the locale you like the most and least.

General Rules

The core rules of Recon Mission remain unchanged, but let's go over them again, just in case:

  • Battles in Recon Mission follow the rules of Standard Battles and take place in Tier VIII–X vehicles.
  • Personal and clan missions are not available, but you can complete other battle missions, including Daily Missions.
  • The battle economy is the same as in Random Battles.
  • You can earn Battle Pass Points.
  • You can earn various rewards.

Your input is crucial as we continue to evolve this mode, and we're looking forward to improving Recon Mission and all new maps together with you.

Join the Common Test and share your ideas—let’s make World of Tanks even more exciting!

List of Changes CT2


Main Changes

Recon Mission

Starting June, six (6) new maps will be available to explore for 14 days.

Reworked the questionnaire: The design was improved, the response speed was increased, and the questions were worked out.

Improved the reward progression system: After the specified period, the player's progress is reset; the progression can now be completed several times; the map progression will not be reset.

Fixed Issues and Improvements

  • Loza's M4-A2 Sherman: Fixed the issue of the tracks texture duplicating when the tracks are destroyed.
  • Topography Mode:
    • Fixed the issue of the vehicle model not displaying in the Field Modification preview menu in the Garage.
    • Fixed the AI behavior in Scenario 4 on the El Halluf map.
  • Stronghold: Fixed the issue of the statistics incorrectly displaying in the Service Record tab.
  • Recon Mission Mode: Fixed some UI issues.
  • Bootcamp: Fixed the issue of the pre-battle countdown music continuing to play during and after the battle during Stage 4.
  • Fixed some localization issues.
  • Fixed some technical issues.

Join the Common Test

  • How the CT Works
  • Test Client
How the CT Works

New to testing? Check out our handy guide to public tests:


Eligibility: All players registered prior to April 25 at 13:59 PT | 15:59 CT | 16:59 ET can participate in the test.

Feedback: Please post your bug reports and general feedback on the test version in the special thread on our forum.

Test Client

In order to participate in the test using the Wargaming.net Game Center:


  • The Wargaming.net Game Center will download all the additional data
  • Start playing


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