WoT Top of the Tree: Bat.-Châtillon 25 t

Use the latest Top of the Tree special and explore a Tech Tree branch that leads to the crown jewel among French vehicles. While the line consists predominantly of fast light tanks with typical French autoloaders, it culminates in two versatile and very dangerous medium scouts.

The X Bat.-Châtillon 25 t at Tier X is certainly the highlight of this branch. It might seem small and humble, but this medium tank with a powerful autoloader can cause big trouble on the battlefield. Each of the 5 shells per clip can deal 390 points of damage and penetrate an average of 259 mm of steel. This potential burst damage is high enough to make short work of any opponent that gets ambushed by a sneaky assault. And catching an enemy off-guard is surprisingly easy thanks to a combination of a small silhouette, good camouflage values, high acceleration, decent maneuverability, and a top speed of 65 km/h. It is the perfect tank to isolate and take out unsuspecting opponents.

However, keep in mind that a lack of armor means even tiny mistakes can cost valuable HP. It’s better not to rush in, but to carefully scout the battlefield. Wait for your heavy tanks to distract the opponents before swooping in to unload the finishing blow. The Bat.-Châtillon 25 t is also an excellent scout interceptor and artillery hunter, so keep an eye out for enemy light tanks or swiftly relieve the other team of their biggest guns.

Make your way up the Tech Tree branch from April 20 at 07:00 CEST through May 20 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) and take advantage of great discounts and missions all the way to the top. Don’t forget that you can also purchase an extra boost if you want to speed things up!

Available from April 20 at 07:00 CEST through May 20 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2)

You’ll have something to fight for every day for a month! This includes XP per vehicle every day, Crew XP bonuses, and other significant rewards to help you reach Tier X. You can find more information about the missions below:

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WoT: Matchmaker for Low-Tier Battles

It’s not always easy for new players to get used to the game, learn the battle mechanics, and show decent performance, especially if they find themselves in matches with experienced commanders. The Random Battle matchmaker and the introduction of AI players at lower tiers helps novices play in more comfortable battles and hone their skills faster.

Read on below to find out more, and don’t miss the frequently asked questions!

Helping Novices Hone Their Skills

Novices in low-tier Random Battles (Tier I–V) will find themselves matched against fellow novices to ensure they play in more comfortable battles.

A player is considered to be a novice if they have not played a single battle in a researchable Tier VII or higher vehicle in any game mode. If they show good performance in battles with novices, they will be assigned the status of a regular player.

If they purchase a Tier VII–VIII Premium vehicle, but continue to fight in low-tier (Tier I–V) battles, they will still be considered a novice.

If a novice enters a battle using low-tier (Tier I–V) vehicles, the matchmaker will try to assemble the battle in a separate queue involving only novices on both teams. But if there are not enough novices to create two full teams, the matchmaker will try to add regular players to these specific novice battles. If they enter a battle using a Tier VI vehicle as a novice player, they will instantly be placed in a standard Random Battles queue with regular players.

There are five maps for Tier I–III battles: Mines, Himmelsdorf, Abbey, Ensk, and Steppes, which will be randomized regardless of the opponents a player will face in battle (novices, regulars, or AI players). All other maps are available for battles involving Tier IV and higher vehicles.

AI Players at Lower Tiers

Our priority is to make sure that novices play against fellow novices so they can adapt to the game more easily.

But, depending on the server, time of day, and the current state of the queue, the matchmaker may not have enough players to form equal and competitive teams in Tier I–V matches. Adding AI-controlled tankers helps us quickly get players into battle and allows the matchmaker to assemble battles faster. On highly populated servers, players will be less likely to encounter AI players, but it may still happen from time to time.

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