Seems Wargaming is sharing more and more information. Patch notes for update 9.16 have just been released and it’s officially out for Supertest. Here’s what we can expect from Update 9.16.
Updated: Updated with English pictures, Battle Chat Modifications and a few translations errors.
Source: World of Tanks Russian Portal
This is preliminary update content. The final set of update features will be revealed just before release.
The First Swedish Tank
In mid August at Gamescom we announced the introduction of the Swedish tanks to the game. In Update 9.16 the first Swedish Medium Premium Tank will be available, Tier VI Strv m/42 Alt. A.2. The tank project was to install a French AMX 13 turret on the Strv m/42 chassis. The French roots of the project led to a magazine loading system. This will be the first Premium Medium Tank with a magazine system.
The tank has a crew of three and it will be suited for training crews for the “top-end” tanks from the Swedish branch of Heavy Tanks.
New Map – Paris
Paris map was originally created for the Rampage Mode, but now it has been converted to fit into random battles. The map is divided into three areas, urban that is suitable for close combat, open area near the river Seine that allows more mobile tanks to roam free and the central square the most dangerous area, that allows you to fire to any location but doesn’t offer any reliable cover.
“Battle Chat” Modifications – Updated
We have received quite a bit of community feedback that “Battle Chat” between the teams during a battle has been a source not only of abusive language, but also of “griefing” and cheating. The cross-team chat often becomes too emotional and provocative, or is used to reveal your team’s position to the opponents. To prevent this, we’ve decided to disable the cross-team “Battle Chat” in all battle types except Team Training.
In addition, same-team Battle Chat can also be a source of toxicity, and so that chat will also receive a new feature: when hovering over another player’s nickname or a message from that player, the player will not only have the option to complain about another player or blacklist that player, but also to block messages from that player during the battle (or “muting”). This option will be recipient-based; the muted player can type messages, but the player who muted them won’t see them. This allows players to ignore or not receive messages from players they find offensive in battle. The complaint system will also allow players to register a complaint about players using offensive language, but muting them will also mean they don’t have to continue reading it.
Recover Premium Tanks & Crews
You will be able to recover that Premium tank or Crew that you accidentally sold from the Garage, no more need to contact the Client Support Team.
Improved Spotting Mechanism – Updated
In a continuing effort to optimize our server code performance, we’ve greatly improved the time it takes to display a vehicle that’s been spotted.
Vehicle Comparison in Garage – Updated
Players will now be able to compare tanks inside the garage using the new Tank Compare module.
Popular Modifications Added to the game
Players have been asking this for a long time, and the most popular modifications have been added to the game.
Carousel – Updated
There will be three options for the carousel, Standard, Duplex and Minimalist. The game automatically changes to Minimalist if the screen resolution is lower than 900 pixels vertically.
Damage Indicators – Updated
Players will have an option to activate extra panels where it will show the following:
In this update, we are adding 15 more minimaps into the game: Cliff, El Halluf, Ensk, Erlenberg, Fisherman’s Bay, Kharkov, Lakeville, Malinovka, Arctic Region, Murovanka, Prokhorovka, Swamp, Paris, Widepark and Westfield.