9.16 Test Server preview


as the new month is here, if you recall it had been said in recent Q&As that 9.16 patch was coming mid-September, well, the test server is very near, this is what you can expect:

Update 9.16

First Swedish vehicle ready for release.

Paris map for Random Battles has been reworked.

A number of changes to address player toxicity in the game have been made.

Several new game interface features have been implemented


The First Swedish Tank

The first revealed Swedish tank (at Gamescon) Strv m/42-57 Alt A2, a Premium tier VI medium tank.

It’s got the French AMX 13’s oscillating turret mounted on a Strv m/42 suspension, making it the game’s first tier VI autoloader medium tank.

Its three-member Crew includes a Commander (who can also serve as a Radio Operator and Loader), a Gunner (can also perform as a Loader), and a Driver.

New Paris Map

    • Urban area for heavily armored vehicles
    • Open area for fast vehicles
    • Center with clear view and good firing positions
      (but not great cover)

“Battle Chat” Modifications

“We have received quite a bit of community feedback that “Battle Chat” between the teams during a battle has been a source not only of abusive language, but also of “griefing” and cheating. The cross-team chat often becomes too emotional and provocative, or is used to reveal your team’s position to the opponents. To prevent this, we’ve decided to disable the cross-team “Battle Chat” in all battle types except Team Training.

In addition, same-team Battle Chat can also be a source of toxicity, and so that chat will also receive a new feature: when hovering over another player’s nickname or a message from that player, the player will not only have the option to complain about another player or blacklist that player, but also to block messages from that player during the battle (or “muting”).  This option will be recipient-based; the muted player can type messages, but the player who muted them won’t see them.  This allows players to ignore or not receive messages from players they find offensive in battle.  The complaint system will also allow players to register a complaint about players using offensive language, but muting them will also mean they don’t have to continue reading it.”

Restoring Vehicles and Crew

“Right now, the only way to get back a tank or Crew that you’ve accidentally sold or dismissed is to contact Customer Service. With Update 9.16, you can get tanks and Crew back right from the Garage!”



Improved Spotting

In a continuing effort to optimise our server code performance, we’ve greatly improved the time it takes to display a vehicle that’s been spotted. For more info on the difference between spotting mechanics in Updates 9.15.1 and 9.16, watch the video:

Vehicle Comparison in Garage

The long-awaited ability to compare vehicles directly in the game is coming with Update 9.16. Compare vehicles, and see the effects of different modules, Crew Skills and equipment.


Adding Popular Mods

Single/Double Vehicle Carousel

Battle Indicators

New Minimaps

  • Cliff
  • El Halluf
  • Ensk
  • Erlenberg
  • Fisherman’s Bay
  • Kharkov
  • Lakeville
  • Malinovka
  • Arctic Region
  • Murovanka
  • Prokhorovka
  • Swamp
  • Paris
  • Siegfried Line


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