A brand new in-game Shop is coming soon and Wargaming decided to test it using the Common Test server. The shop needed a change for a long time now, it was outdated and clunky to work with, so the new shop was built with two main goals:
- Functionality: Wargaming wants the “Shop 2.0” to become the go-to place for anyone looking to get new in-game content. For this reason, the new shop will provide extensive information about every item available.
- Convenience: Instead of bringing small consecutive changes, Wargaming opted for making a completely new design from scratch with the focus based on usability and the overall look.
Everything Close at Hand
The horizontally aligned three-tab menu has been replaced with a vertical set of icons, which now only contain Shop items. The “Depot” tab has been redesigned and taken its place in the main menu, while special offers are now part of the Shop under “Best”.
The “Vehicles” section now has a cleaner look and clearer structure. The list of machines is presented in tiles and divided into several categories, reflecting bundles, as well as the Premium and regular tanks available. The familiar filter is now hidden behind the tank icon to the right of the search field not to get players frustrated with excessive visual information. Its functionality remains unchanged: if you want to search among a desired nation or vehicle class, click on respective buttons in the filter menu.
Once you click on any vehicle, it is displayed as if parked in your Garage, so you can literally “try it on”. If you choose a bundle containing several machines, you can switch between them by clicking on the desired icon at the bottom of the screen. Every vehicle will feature a historical note, a list of Crew members with their core abilities, and additional bonuses with descriptions, if you’ve chosen a Premium tank.
Equipment, Consumables, Personal Reserves, and Directives are all compiled in the unified “Service” section. Jump between the tabs to reach the type of items you’re looking for. In case you need an item for a certain vehicle, activate the filter in the upper right field and choose the desired machine.
Just like with vehicles, everything is divided into blocks; items available for Bonds are arranged separately. For your convenience, we’ve created a standalone section, “Items for Bonds”, where you can seamlessly access improved Equipment and Directives.
How the Shop 2.0 Common Test Will Work
After joining the test, you’ll be provided with a certain amount of all in-game currencies (Credits, Bonds, and Gold) to buy in-game items.
- XP: 100,000,000
- Credits: 100,000,000
- Gold: 20,000
- Bonds: 50,000
Together with this, Wargaming be running emulation of purchasing Gold and Premium Account with real money—to test the full-circle functionality. If you end up lacking Gold to purchase a Premium Package and you decide to buy more of the currency, after choosing a bundle and clicking “Purchase” you’ll head to the Premium Shop, where a payment operation will be completed. Upon release, Shop 2.0 will allow linking and remembering preferred payment methods by default, but during this Common Test, the operation will be automatic.