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World of Tanks Update 1.6.1: Common Test is Live

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Common Test of Update 1.6.1 is here and new functionality of multinational vehicles is being implemented… to one vehicle. A whole new update to bring one tank that can change nations and a few other styles, changes to Ranked Battles and nothing else. A small interim update that won’t bring much, so not negative but not that positive. Have a look at the patch notes to more in detail information about all changes coming with Update 1.6.1.

Main Changes

Multinational Vehicles

  • Now players can change the nation of some Premium vehicles. First of all, we are talking about the well-known captured vehicles, vehicles supplied under Lend-Lease, and representatives of historical and cultural heritage, such as the Polish T-34-85 Rudy.
  • This feature will allow players to complete missions that have national restrictions. Upon changing the vehicle’s nation, it becomes possible to use the crews, equipment, and consumables of the corresponding nation. A player’s configuration of the vehicle for another nation (crew, mounted equipment) can be saved, and the operation of switching between nations is free for players. The legendary T-34-85 Rudy will become the first multinational vehicle. Its nation can be switched between the Soviet Union and Poland. The Polish version will have a crew of four unique Polish tankers with 100% trained Brothers in Arms perk and a German shepherd. Players who have this Premium vehicle in the Garage, will receive the Polish crew as a gift, and the feature of changing the nation will become available.

Changes to Ranked Battles

  • Changed the qualification logic. Added Bonus Battles for the number of chevrons according to the results of the qualification.
  • Made some balance changes to the system of role experience.
  • Implemented bonuses to Combat Experience and bonds for high performance upon passing the qualification.


Added two new customization sets:

  • A unique historical 2D style for each nation.
  • A universal historical 2D style for all nations for all vehicle types.

Changes to the technical characteristics of the following vehicles


  • Added the following vehicles for testing by Supertest players:
    • Teir IX—Kampfpanzer 50t


  • Added the following vehicles for testing by Supertest players:
    • Tier VIII—Turtle Mk. I

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  1. STILL no bond shop and I bet the only changes they are making to rank role xp is to nerf tds xp per battle as they have done for random mode 20 times. What a fail update.

  2. What is up with steering, left turn, it goes right then left, just since update 4,2?

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