World of Tanks 9.17 Common Test – Patch Notes & Delay

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Hello everyone,

World of Tanks 9.17 Common Test has been officially delayed until further notice. The Test Server should go live today, but seems there are some technical problems causing a delay. Some sources claim it will still go live today, but at a later hour.

9.17 Common Test #1

Game Features

  1. Added two vehicle branches in the Swedish Tech Tree:
    • Light tanks at Tiers I-III, medium tanks at Tiers IV-VII, heavy tanks at Tiers VIII-X:
      • Strv fm/21
      • Strv m/38
      • Strv m/40L
      • Lago
      • Strv m/42
      • Strv 74
      • Leo
      • Emil I
      • Emil II
      • Kranvagn
    • Tank destroyers. The distinctive feature of the Tier VIII-X vehicles is the “siege mode” mechanic, along with the capability of aiming the gun using the vehicle’s hydraulic suspension:
      • Pvlvv fm/42
      • Itv 72
      • Sav m/43
      • Ikv 103
      • Ikv 65 Alt II
      • Ikv 90 Typ B
      • UDES 03
      • Strv 103-0
      • Strv 103B
  2. Removed the Ranked Battles tab from the Missions window, since the mode is no longer available in the game.
  3. Added first-person view for Spectators in Training Rooms.
  4. The 2-caliber and 3-caliber rules are replaced with a single rule. Now, when a shell caliber exceeds the nominal armor thickness, normalization and ricochet limit angle will be increased depending on the ratio of caliber to armor thickness.
  5. Increased the maximum number of participants (including Spectators) in Team Training and Special Battle modes to 20 players. The number of team members remains limited to 15 players.
  6. Sound-related improvements:
    • Implemented configuration presets for 5.1\7.1 surround systems that can be enabled by players in the Settings.
    • Reworked the collision system with indestructible objects and other vehicles.
    • Added a sound for the Auto-Aim: the “locking onto a target” event is followed by a sound notification.
    • Implemented an option that re-configures the Push-to-Talk button in the Sound tab (previously the button could be reconfigured only in the Controls tab).
  7. Enabled award windows for completed missions (previously award windows were enabled only for Personal Missions)
  8. Restored transition between related missions in the Missions window
  9. Implemented the feature of saving the compared vehicles between game sessions

Vehicles

Reworked the following vehicles to HD quality:

  • SU-85I
  • Conqueror Gun Carriage
  • Pz.Sfl. IVc
  • Pz.Sfl. IVb
  • VK 28.01
  • KV-2
  • Sturer Emil
  • Tetrarch
  • SU-122-44
  • Lorraine 40 t
  • B1
  • SU-76I

Changed technical characteristics of the following vehicles:

  1. FV4202:
    • Increased top speed from 35 km/h to 40 km/h
    • Increased vehicle profitability by 10%
  2. Panther mit 8,8 cm L/71:
    • Increased traverse speed of the Panther mit 8,8 cm Kw.K. 43 L/71 from 38 to 40
    • Increased engine power of the Maybach HL 230 P30 engine from 600 h.p. to 700 h.p.
  3. Löwe:
    • Improved armor
    • Improved gun depression angle from -8 to -10
  4. WZ-111:
    • Improved accuracy during movement for the WZ-111 model 2 suspension by 13%
    • Improved accuracy during hull traverse for the WZ-111 model 2 suspension by 13%
    • Improved accuracy of the 122 mm D-25TA gun from 0.46 m to 0.44 m
    • Improved accuracy of the 122 mm D-25TA gun during turret traverse by 14%
    • Improved aiming time of the 122 mm D-25TA gun for the WZ-111 model 2 turret from 3.4 s to 3 s
    • Improved engine power of the NORINCO 12150L engine from 520 h.p. to 600 h.p.
    • Improved armor
  5. M4A1 Revalorisé:
    • Improved accuracy during movement for the M4A1 Revalorisé suspension by 11%
    • Improved accuracy during hull traverse for the M4A1 Revalorisé suspension by 11%
    • Improved accuracy of the 105 mm D1504 L/51 gun from 0.36 m to 0.35 m
    • Improved accuracy of the 105 mm D1504 L/51 gun during turret traverse by 19%
    • Improved aiming time of the 105 mm D1504 L/51 gun for the M4A1 Revalorisé turret from 2.8 s to 2.4 s
    • Improved engine power of the Continental R975 engine from 460 h.p. to 550 h.p.
    • Changed the type of the Continental R975 engine from diesel to gasoline
    • Improved gun depression angle from -7 to -10
  6. STA-2:
    • Increased top speed from 45 km/h to 55 km/h
    • Changed chance of fire for the Mitsubishi 12HM20WT engine from 0.15 to 0.12
    • Increased engine power of the Mitsubishi 12HM20WT engine from 500 h.p. to 570 h.p.

Maps

Reworked visual quality of the following minimaps:

  • Karelia
  • Pilsen
  • Sand River
  • Mountain Pass
  • Tundra
  • Windstorm
  • Winter Himmelsdorf

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