Update 1.5: Common Test 2

The second Common Test for Update 1.5 is available now, which means you can storm into battle right away to check out all the new update features and improvements! There’s plenty to look out for: Swedish medium tanks and heavy tanks rebalance, excluded maps, SPG rebalance, and more!

In case you missed the update preview, or want a second look, here’s a refresher:

UPDATE 1.5

List of Changes

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Main Changes:

Grand Battles for Tier VIII Vehicles

  1. The Grand Battles became available to the Tier VIII vehicles (if the corresponding box is checked in the game settings).
  2. Matchmaking of the Grand Battles of Tier VIII vehicles is the same as that for Tier X vehicles, where:
    • SPGs are limited to 4 vehicles per team
    • Bonds are not credited for participation in this battle type, only for earning the Battle Heroes achievements

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed the issues of the shaking camera in Sniper mode when switching between the drive modes.

Changes to Technical Characteristics of Vehicles

Sweden

UDES 16:

  • Changed the load capacity of the stock suspension from 30,000 to 30,500 kg

Emil I:

  • Increased thickness of the hull armoring (side armor was improved from 20 to 35 mm)

Japan

Type 5 Heavy:

  • Changed the engine power from 1,200 to 1,370 hp

O-I:

  • Changed the damage value of the HE Type 96 shell for the 15 cm Howitzer Type 96 gun from 910 to 890

Type 4 Heavy:

  • Changed the reload time of the 15 cm/45 41st Year Type gun from 24.5 to 22 s

O-Ho:

  • Changed the reload time of the 15 cm Howitzer Type 96 gun from 17 to 22 s
  • Changed the damage value of the HE Type 96 shell for the 15 cm Howitzer Type 96 gun from 910 to 890

O-Ni:

  • Changed the reload time of the 15 cm Howitzer Type 96 gun from 23 to 24 s
  • Changed the damage value of the HE Type 96 shell for the 15 cm Howitzer Type 96 gun from 910 to 890
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Join the Common Test!

  • How the CT Works
  • Test Client
  • Server Restarts
How the CT Works

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

Eligibility: All players registered prior to 13:59 PT | 15:59 CT | 16:59 ET on Apr. 3, 2019 can participate in the test.

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

Test Client
  • Download the test client installer (4.9 MB).
    • Make sure you pick a save location that is different to your regular World of Tanks game files.
    • Save and run the installer.
    • Run the new copy of the game; the launcher will download all the additional data.
    • Log in and start playing.
  • If you do have Wargaming Game Center, use the following link: WGC
    • The WGC will download all the additional data.
    • Start playing.
Server Restarts

The test server will be restarted regularly, according to the following schedule:

  • First Periphery: 20:00 PT | 22:00 CT | 23:00 ET every day. Average duration will be around 25 minutes.
  • Second Periphery: 21:00 PT | 23:00 CT | 00:00 ET every day. Average duration will be around 25 minutes.
  • Central Database: 01:00 PT | 03:00 CT | 04:00 ET every day. Average duration will be around 2 minutes.

The test server may be subject to unscheduled restarts and maintenance.

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