World of Tanks servers will be down on 12 July from 03:00 to 09:30 CEST (UTC+2) to get everything in order.
Current Premium players will be credited an additional 24 hours of Premium account time to make up for the maintenance period. If you’d like to make any in-game purchases, please wait until the servers are up and running again.
Two months into the 9.18 release, the game receives the first pack of refinements to the matchmaker, stemming from your input and the game data we collected. We saw a lot of confusion after stopping SPGs from entering and forming Platoons, and in hindsight, we could have explained the reasoning behind this decision a bit better. This restriction was designed as a temporary measure to help us assess the effect the comprehensive SPG changes had on the overall experience. Having analyzed the data, we are returning SPGs to Platoons with a maximum limit of one per Platoon.
Update 9.19.1 also streamlines team lists representation and improves the balance by vehicle types. The matchmaker now balances team makeups by TDs, LTs, arty and Platoons within a tier, trying to mirror these when assembling an opposing team.
There’re more improvements waiting to be made as we continue fine-tuning the matchmaking.
There’s good news for tankers who’ve just started exploring the game, wouldn’t mind revising the basics or want to bring a few more friends on board! 9.19.1 reinvents the in-game newcomer experience with a new interactive system, Boot Camp. It guides the player through the complex Garage interface step by step and introduces them to tank combat tactics and maneuvers using different maps and scenarios. Throughout the process, players get detailed information on the elements most relevant to their current stage.
We hope Boot Camp helps newcomers hit the ground running and welcome your suggestions about the onboarding course as we continue evolving it moving forward.
The difficulty level of a few Personal Missions skyrocketed after the introduction of the improved matchmaker and SPG revision. The team went over your feedback and adjusted mission conditions to better reflect the current state of the game. Thanks for bringing the issue up and helping us fix it!
The work on the matchmaking system is far from finished and there’s more in store for the onboarding experience. Get a taste of 9.19.1 and head to the forums to share your thoughts and suggestions with us. Your input is crucial as we continue working on improving your gaming experience!
Full List of Changes