Update 9.17.1: Initial Patchnotes

9.17.1 goes live on:

EU: Thursday 23 February from 02:00 to 08:00 CET (UTC +1)

NA: February 23 from 00:00 to 05:30 PT

Mark your calendars, because Update 9.17.1 goes live February 23! On the portal over the past few weeks, we’ve fired a few salvos of information explaining changes to Tech Trees, balance tweaks, Strongholds, damage log improvements, and other additions. Now is your chance to jump in, give it a shot, and check for yourself if these changes make your gaming experience better. But before you do, let’s take another look at everything scheduled.

Ready? Let’s do this.

Important note for Type 5 Heavy owners: If you have “Accelerated Crew Training” enabled you’ll be unable to uncheck this option after Update 9.17.1. If it’s enabled after the update, the new gun can only be researched using Free XP.
Solution: Disable “Accelerated Crew Training” before the update goes live on February 23, or wait until a fix is released.

World of Tanks servers will be down February 23 from 00:00 to 05:30 PT to get everything in order. Also, we’ll be freezing the Global Map for 24 hours, temporarily closing the Clan portal and cancelling Strongholds battles.

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.

What’s new

German Tech Tree Revision

To bring the German Tech Tree up to speed with the rest of the game, we re-examined its structure, including three new heavy tanks. We also dealt with some balancing issues to make battles more enjoyable for medium tanks and select Premium vehicles.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The revised German Tech Tree features two completely new heavies: the VK100.01P (tier VIII) and Mäuschen (tier IX). If you researched the tier X Maus, these two will be credited to you as researched as well.

The tier IX VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B is now followed by another newcomer, the Pz.Kpfw. VII. This change won’t affect the XP you’ve earned on it.

The same applies to the Maus: all equipment, camos, emblems and Crew you have for it are there to stay.

Changes to Japanese and American Tech Trees

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