We want all our players to have multiple options for fine-tuning their vehicles to suit their playstyle. The reworked equipment system and Field Modification contribute to this opportunity. Experimental Equipment will help you additionally increase the value of an important stat at the cost of another that is not so crucial for you. You will have more options to adjust your vehicle while remaining at peak efficiency since Experimental Equipment of the highest Upgrade Level has characteristics that are on a par with those of improved equipment (i.e., bond equipment).
The Update 1.19 Common Test will be available until 9th November at 09:00 CET (UTC+1).
Experimental Equipment combines stats from two or more sets already present in the game (as equipment parameters or a part of mechanics). It cannot be purchased; it will be a reward for various in-game activities and events, and we will notify you when it’s available.
We will provide enough opportunities to obtain a lot of Experimental Equipment over the course of the next year. We will start right now: pieces of Experimental Equipment will be included into Well-Deserved Rewards, and they will also become part of Holiday Ops and Battle Pass 2023 Seasons.
During the Common Test, you will be given Experimental Equipment on log-in every day and as mission rewards—to try out different combinations of new and old equipment and other vehicle fine-tuning options. With the resources allowing you to explore multiple configurations, you will learn in advance what you need before Experimental Equipment enters the game and demounting it starts costing you hard-earned components.
Upgrade Levels of Experimental Equipment
Experimental Equipment can be upgraded and features three Upgrade Levels as follows:
- The overall effect of Upgrade Level I corresponds to that of standard equipment.
- Upgrade Level II corresponds to that of upgraded Bounty Equipment.
- Upgrade Level III corresponds to that of improved equipment (i.e., bond equipment).
Players will receive Experimental Equipment of Upgrade Level I. The level can be increased using components—a new in-game entity that can be obtained by disassembling Experimental Equipment.
The number of components you get will depend on the type and Upgrade Level of the Experimental Equipment to be disassembled. The number of components required for upgrading will also vary. Upgrading from Level I to Level II will always require fewer components than upgrading from Level II to Level III.
|EQUIPMENT||NUMBER OF COMPONENTS NEEDED TO INCREASE UPGRADE LEVEL|
|Upgrade Level I → Level II||Upgrade Level II → Level III|
|Mobility Improvement System||400||2,000|
|Survival Improvement Suite||400||2,000|
|EQUIPMENT||NUMBER OF COMPONENTS RECEIVED DURING DISASSEMBLY|
|Upgrade Level I||Upgrade Level II||Upgrade Level III|
|Mobility Improvement System||100||400||1,600|
|Survival Improvement Suite||100||400||1,600|
Example: Experimental Equipment Disassembly and Upgrade
To take part, you’ll need the Wargaming.net Game Center (WGC), the latest Common Test game client, and a Wargaming.net account created prior to the cut-off date (see below).
All Wargaming.net accounts created before October 21 at 22:59 CET (UTC+1) can participate in the test.
Download and Install the Test Client
- Run the test client installer.
- Choose a different installation folder from where your regular World of Tanks game files are.
- Select the freshly installed test client from the dropdown menu at the top of the WGC.
- Roll out—and remember to pass on your feedback!
You can find more details about the WGC in the dedicated Wargaming.net Game Center guide.
Check out our handy public test guide with all the details about Common Tests, Sandbox Tests, and Supertests.