Time to check out Update 1.18.1, Commanders! This update includes a ton of great features that will boost your game experience and add to the fun. Get ready for the brand-new Onslaught mode, the free Sixth Sense perk for your vehicle crews, modified Personal Reserves, balancing changes to four maps, and more. Dive into the game and check it all out!
What if you could play in teams of seven, with everyone rolling out to the battlefield in Researchable and Collectors’ Tier X vehicles? What if you could use upgradable skills based on your vehicle’s role, capture Points of Interest to get extra Tactical Skills, and band together in Super Platoons of seven players? Well, enough what-ifs! Join Onslaught mode to find out for yourself, and enjoy the new rating-based matchmaking. The rewards include “Wing and Claw,” the first-ever progressive 2D style. Find out more about Onslaught in the dedicated article for the new mode.
The Sixth Sense perk is now free for every existing vehicle commander, as well as those you obtain in the future. If any of your crew members already have the perk, all of the XP you invested into Sixth Sense will be refunded. This XP will first be used to completely train their major qualification to 100%, and then on the last skill or perk that was being trained, and finally, on Crew XP that can be spent on a new skill or perk. If you have questions, refer to the dedicated article.
Personal Reserves have been streamlined. Now, there are just three types of Reserves (one per slot) and two levels of bonuses. Plus, all Personal Reserves will have a duration of 1 hour. This means no more complicated calculations. The modified UI allows you to activate Personal Reserves on the fly, even during battle. Your old Personal Reserves have been converted into the new ones using a conversion rate that works in your favor. Check out the dedicated article for more details.
We have refreshed four more locations: Malinovka, Sand River, Fisherman’s Bay, and Himmelsdorf. While playing on these maps, you can now enjoy the fresh smell of new tactical opportunities, and more balanced and fair team competition. If you would like to familiarize yourself with all of the changes to the locations mentioned above, see the Common Test article, which features a bunch of “before and after” screenshots.
Players with Premium Accounts will be credited an additional 24 hours of WoT Premium Account time to make up for the update maintenance period. If you’d like to make any in-game purchases, please wait until the servers are running again.
World of Tanks servers will be down on October 11 at 12:30 PT | 2:30 CT | 3:30 ET to 6:00 PT | 8:00 CT | 9:00 ET.
With a slew of great new features to try and a couple of interesting events coming soon, we're sure that spirits will be high. Let’s play!