Armor Changes to Object 257 From Tier X Reward to Tier IX Tech tree Tank

The really significant Changes are to the front and some to the side armor.For the back and turret I can not find any reliably significant changes. Though the suspension and transverse rear transmission are still no damage hit boxes ( the blue parts of the armor profile pics). Tier X left and Tier IX right. At all times great pains were taken to get alignment and impact points the same for both the live client and 9.22 test client. Screen shots taken with Tank Inspector.

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WoT Load-in Bug Announcement


We have an announcement rather than a micropatch which must mean a fix hasn’t been found yet. From Wargaming support:

We have become aware that in some very rare cases the battles are not loading. This is causing the battle to not be played.

It has also been noted that any player is affected is not able to log into the game for the full duration of the battle (15 minutes)

We are working very hard to resolve this issue and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Customer Support Team

The New Alpha in Town: Meet the Object 430U


Wargamings explanation/Justification as to how and why.

The common test for Update 9.22 is going full speed, and it’s a great chance to get hold of enhancements to the Soviet line of medium tanks—the A-44 line, to be exact. This is where we’re preparing a few shifts and one important addition that you’ve probably seen in our USSR Tree Revision article. We reported it here.

Reshaping the Object

The Object 430 has always been a decent Tier X medium tank. It had what it takes to become a popular choice for those who opt for close-range fights, as opposed to sniping out rivals or assisting frontline folks from mid-range.

But the Object never managed to become as successful among players as the T-62A and Object 140. The 430’s specs have always been very similar to those of its “elder brothers,” making it just a copy of renowned models. There’s more: to reach it, you had to go through a few machines with rear-mounted turrets and a completely different playstyle, forcing you to eventually throw away that experience gained at tiers VII–IX.

With an excellent gun, mobility, and view range, it’s still a good choice if you want to lock horns with an enemy. It even has decent armour for a medium tank, but it lacks something that could make it a fun-to-play machine—character. That’s why it’s not often you notice it on the battlefield.

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Update 9.22: Common Test


The test server is up and there is a queue already. This is the Wargaming information.

We posted the preview video HERE.

The first round of the common test for Update 9.22 is here. If you want to take the revised USSR line for a spin, then here’s your chance. After some time spent on the battlefield, head to the forums and let us know what you think of it so far.

We featured the preview HERE.

Discover how you can join the Common Test:

How the CT works

New to testing? Check out our handy guide to public tests.

Eligibility: All players registered prior to 21:59 CET (UTC+1) on 8 January can participate in the test.

 Test client

  • Download the test client installer (4,9 MB).
  • Make sure you pick a save location that is different to your regular World of Tanks game files.
  • Save and run the installer.
  • Run the new copy of the game. The launcher will download all the additional data.
  • Log in and start playing.

Server restarts

The test server will be restarted regularly, according to the following schedule:

  • First Periphery: 04:00 UTC every day. Average duration will be around 25 minutes.
  • Second Periphery: 05:00 UTC every day. Average duration will be around 25 minutes.
  • Central Database: 09:00 UTC every day. Average duration will be around 2 minutes.

The test server may be subject to unscheduled restarts and maintenance.


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