Big Hunt: The Key to Victory!

Update 0.9.10 delivers a new temporary battle type—Key Battles—to the game. Demonstrate your skills in a futuristic competition by assuming command over a ship that represents one of three corporations!

The event’s atmosphere can be felt even before entering the battle in the new themed Port.

Major Things You Should Know

  • The new battle type pits 16 players against each other and AI-controlled monsters on the gigantic Polygon map.
  • You start out alone, but you can gather a team of up to three ships directly in battle.
  • For destroying monsters and other players, you’ll get a temporary resource—Battle Points. Having accumulated a certain number of Battle Points in one battle, you’ll unlock the ability to reinforce your ship directly in that battle. However, upgrading your ship in battle will not actually spend Points—all earned Points will appear in your Port regardless of any upgrades made in battle.
  • The Battle Points you accrue can be exchanged for various rewards in the Armory.
  • As you get closer to the center of the map, you’ll find a specially marked monster with a key. After destroying the monster, you’ll receive its key. This will allow you to exit the map via the Portal.
  • When all the keys have been used or the Portal is closed, the remaining ships will be transported to a special area—the Octagon. The final battle takes place in a gradually shrinking combat zone. The last surviving ship will also leave the Polygon successfully.
  • Successfully escaping the Polygon will bring you additional Battle Points.
  • Each of the three ships offers a wide variety of modules that can have a significant impact on gameplay.


Tips

  • Try different combinations of modules and armaments—you can assemble a ship that’s to your liking. Don’t be afraid to experiment—you need to act unpredictably on the Polygon.
  • Destroy the first monsters you encounter and upgrade your ship as quickly as possible. This will give you an advantage in encounters with other players.
  • It’s not necessary to immediately attack players—the reward you would receive for attacking them at the beginning of the battle is minimal.
  • As you get closer to the center of the map, the monsters will become more dangerous, but you’ll also receive more Battle Points for destroying them.
  • If you don’t have enough keys for the entire Division, be prepared for the fact that your new comrades are highly likely to become enemies as you try to head for the Portal.
  • Divisions are also active in the final battle in the Octagon. But the winner will be the last ship afloat.

Rewards

The Battle Points you earn in battle can be exchanged for various rewards in the Armory.

In addition, new Commanders with 10 skill points and bundles with Commanders from the Halloween events of previous years can be obtained in in the Armory in exchange for doubloons.

Please note: Battle Points can be exchanged for rewards in the Armory only until the end of the Key Battle event. After the end of the event, they will be exchanged for credits at the rate of 1 Battle Point : 75 credits.


Key Battle Rules

Starts: Thu. 29 Oct. 06:00 CET (UTC+1) / your local time: Thu. 29 Oct. 05:00
Ends: Thu. 03 Dec. 06:00 CET (UTC+1) / your local time: Thu. 03 Dec. 05:00
To access Key Battles, you must have fought at least 21 battles in the available battle types.

Instead of the usual rectangular Minimap, the new battle type features a round one with the player’s ship at its center. It displays everything within the spotting range of your ship.

For destroying monsters and other players’ ships, you earn a temporary resource—Battle Points. Having accumulated a certain number of Battle Points, you can reinforce your ship directly in battle. To select one of the two improvements, use Ctrl+1 or Ctrl+2. You don’t need to spend any Battle Points to make your selection, and because improving your ship won’t cost any Points, don’t delay installing an upgrade—do it as soon as you can. After the end of the battle, Battle Points can be exchanged for rewards in the Armory.

You can earn additional Battle Points by exiting through the Portal in the center of the map. To do that, you need to destroy one of the special monsters and get a key. The number of available keys is limited. The Portal opens some time after the start of a battle, remains open for a few minutes, and then closes.

After the last key has been used or the Portal has closed, the remaining ships will be transported to a special arena—the Octagon. The final battle takes place in a gradually shrinking combat zone. Ships constantly receive damage when situated outside the boundaries of this zone. The last surviving ship will successfully leave the Polygon and receive additional Points.

Players are not allowed to enter Key Battles in Divisions, but you can assemble a team of up to three ships directly in battle. To invite a player to your team, aim at them and press F. When you receive an invitation, the top of the screen displays who sent the invitation and how to accept or decline it. While you are on the same team, you cannot deal damage to each other, and all Points earned are divided equally.

However, only one player can use one key, which is why you’ll face a choice—go all the way with your allies, or turn your guns against them and escape as a lone wolf via the Portal. When you decide to leave the Division of allies, hold Tab and open the Team Members tab. Under this tab, you can view the weapons and consumables of your temporary allies, as well as choose to leave the Division.

If your ship gets destroyed or you escape through the Portal, you don’t need to wait for the end of the battle to enter a new one—your ship will be immediately ready for the next battle.


Ships and Armaments

Three ships in total are available for Key Battles in Update 0.9.10. Each of them offers a wide variety of modules that can have a significant impact on the gameplay and ships’ exteriors.

The first ship, Valkyrie, is available immediately with the start of Key Battles.

In addition to the new ships, completing combat missions will also unlock new hull modules, primary and auxiliary armaments, and a special module that changes the ship’s consumables. More details are available in the game client.

Please note: Commander skills, camouflages, and signals are disabled in Key Battles.

Valkyrie

The first available ship is well-suited to trying out the new battle type. Her main armament doesn’t differ much from the usual guns, and her stock hull increases the effectiveness of ramming with the ship’s bow. For experienced Key Battle players, Valkyrie can offer mortars that deal damage with HE shells, even when landing in the water near the target, as well as a special consumable that provides temporary invulnerability.

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Gale

To obtain Gale, you need to complete a special combat mission playing Valkyrie. The mission will become available with the start of the event.

Instead of consumables, Gale uses energy distribution mechanics that improve the ship’s parameters. Select the desired bonuses and then reroute energy to them using the appropriate keys. If you activate two or three bonuses at the same time, an equal amount of energy will be supplied to each of them.

The ship’s main armament is torpedoes. The stock torpedoes don’t offer any surprises. However, among the weapons that are unlocked by completing combat missions, there are special torpedoes that can temporarily disable enemy weaponry, as well as plasma torpedoes. Plasma ammunition heats up the target’s armor and temporarily increases the damage dealt by subsequent hits of plasma shells and torpedoes to the same area.

Gale’s auxiliary armament is an effective secondary battery with a small firing sector.

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Heracles

To get Heracles, you must complete a special combat mission playing Valkyrie or Gale. The mission will be available from November 13.

The ship’s main battery utilizes wavecasters or lasers. The larger the area of the ship that’s hit by the wave is, the more damage that’s dealt. Waves can also destroy torpedoes and neutralize other waves. Lasers fire with a delay—taking the necessary lead on the target might take some getting used to for newcomers to Key Battles. They hit the target instantly and with perfect accuracy, inflicting heavy damage.

Heracles’s consumables enable you to select, for example, auras with bonuses for allies; an immediate 180-degree turn (U-turn); or emitting a circular wave, similar to that of wavecasters.

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Big Hunt: The Key to Victory!

World of Tanks – Micropatch 1.10.1_2

We have news from three regions of this patch.

Server Downtiimes

  • Asia: Asia periphery servers will be down for maintenance on 26 October, 2020 from 04:00 to 07:30 UTC+8 to deploy micropatch 1.10.1_2. The game and clan portal will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
  • EU: Game servers and Clan Portal will be unavailable on 26.10.2020 from 04:00 – 07:30 CET
  • NA:The World of Tanks servers and the Clan Portal will be unavailable from 02:00 AM to 05:30 AM PT (05:00 AM – 08:30 AM ET) on October 25

Patchnotes

  • Fixed some technical issues.

Planned restarts on this day will be canceled.

World of Tanks – Micropatch 1.10.1_2

Halloween 2020: Your Guide to Mirny-13

On October 26, a game event dedicated to Halloween, code-named Mirny-13, starts in World of Tanks. The events unfold in a secret town. You have five special tanks to fight against Guards and other dangerous enemies, all while collecting a special matter and bringing it to a specific collector. With every subsequent stage, the task gets increasingly harder, but the reward is worth it. Complete missions and receive coins that you can exchange for valuable resources. Get ready for the most mysterious World of Tanks event of 2020!

Halloween 2020: Your Guide to Mirny-13

Armada: Cheshire

Cheshire is a variant of a British heavy cruiser with a main battery comprised of 234 mm guns. In real life, this cruiser existed only on paper; in the game, she was modeled on the basis of cruiser Albemarle. When designing Cheshire, the World of Warships developers were guided by theorizing the logic of a possible evolution of the Albemarle class in the 1940s. The outbreak of World War II rendered all existing naval armament restrictions invalid, which untied the British engineers’ hands and would have allowed them to build a larger and more powerful heavy cruiser. Cheshire carries Mark XII guns with a caliber of 234 mm, which had demonstrated good performance on British monitors during World War I.

Armada: Cheshire

UPDATE 1.10.1 IS HERE!

Update 1.10.1 for World of Tanks is coming your way, Commanders! We’re bringing back Dog Tags, so get ready to customize your unique signature on the battlefield! We’re also introducing Tour of Duty for clan players and increasing the rewards for Daily Missions while adjusting their difficulty. Finally, we’re making improvements to Equipment 2.0 and revising the battle parameters of several great German, Chinese, and Soviet high-tier medium tanks. Take them for a spin and try out all the other features of this update!

Dog Tags Are Back!

We’re bringing Dog Tags back to the game on a permanent basis, Commanders! A Dog Tag will now be your personal signature on the battlefield and will consist of three elements. The Engraving, its most important part, will carry the main information that your defeated enemies will see. There will be 3 Engraving categories, each of which is designed to demonstrate your supremacy over your adversaries.

Join the Tour of Duty!

All clan players now have the opportunity to participate in the engaging Tour of Duty activity. Fulfill special missions to earn cool clan customization items for your vehicles and contribute to your clan, getting valuable prizes and Industrial Resources to help develop and enforce your Stronghold. Some Tour of Duty missions can be completed solo in Random Battles, while others will require playing with your clanmates. This activity makes each player feel valued and important in their clan, helping it become more influential and powerful.

High-Tier Medium Tanks Rebalancing

We’re continuing the systematic rebalancing work we started in 2019. Now it’s time to take another step forward and adjust the performance characteristics of a wolfpack of high-tier medium tanks: the Е 50, E 50 Ausf. M, Panther II, Panther 8.8, 121, WZ 120, T-34-1, T-34-2, and Object 140.

All these vehicles will become more effective and competitive on the battlefield. We’re also adjusting the effectiveness of another popular German Tier IX medium tank, the Leopard Prototyp A, after statistics from the release of Update 1.10 indicated that it was over-performing.

Improvements to Equipment 2.0 Interface

We continue to study your feedback on the reworked Equipment system, making some interface improvements to this feature. In particular, we implemented the ability to change the order of shells in the ammo rack using the “drag and drop” feature. We’ve also improved the user interface, including the vehicle configuration screen, which now displays shell prices and improved indicators for different ammo types.

Daily Missions Rework

In March 2020, we introduced a new set of regular Daily Missions for Random Battles. We have been closely monitoring the statistics of their completion and your feedback on this feature. After carefully analyzing the data obtained, we came to the conclusion that the rewards for these missions are not valuable enough for most players, so we decided to increase them. The difficulty of Daily Missions has also been adjusted to reflect the new, more valuable rewards.

Coming Soon: Halloween 2020

World of Tanks is going to celebrate a spooky Halloween, Commanders! Get ready to try out an exciting new PvE mode where you will battle the supernatural and unravel the secrets behind the abnormal events that occurred in the forbidden town of Mirny-13. More details will be available at a later date, so stay tuned!
update 1.10.1

Premium Account

Players with Premium will be credited an additional 24 hours of WoT Premium Account time to make up for the update maintenance period. If you’d like to make any in-game purchases, please wait until the servers are running again.

update 1.10.1

Downtime

World of Tanks servers will be down on 21 October from 02:30 to 10:30 CEST (UTC +2).

 

UPDATE 1.10.1 IS HERE!

Dry Dock: Stalingrad

Today, we’re focusing on Soviet Tier X Special cruiser Stalingrad—one of the few heavy-artillery ship projects developed after the end of World War II. The technology used to build the ship was more sophisticated than that of her predecessors, with the Soviet Union’s shipbuilding experience and modern techniques from around the world being funneled into her design. The main propulsion plant envisioned for the cruiser was designed to be one of the most powerful in the world. Colossal design and production resources were used to build the ship—with dozens of plants working on her components until she was canceled in 1953, shortly before her hull was to be launched.

Dry Dock: Stalingrad

Preload Update 1.10.1

If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking to see into World of Tanks’ future. That’s a good thing because we’ll soon bring some improvements to your favorite game through Update 1.10.1.

If you want to be among the first players to check it out, don’t hesitate to preload this patch, which will be 3.1 GB (SD version) or 3.65 GB (HD version).

If you don’t know what pre-loading is, check out the dedicated content page here, it will give all the information you need on this process!

Preload Update 1.10.1

Painting Tanks & Planes | Ep.14: Tank Workshop Diaries

From The Tank Museum Bovington

In this episode, Head of Collections Chris van Schaardenburg visits The Fleet Air Arm Museum and discusses the research, conservation techniques and science behind painting historic vehicles with The Fleet Air Arm Museum’s Curator David Morris. David is an expert in his field. His book ‘Corsair KD431: The Time Capsule Fighter’ details the painstaking work David and his team carried out on what is probably the most original WW2 Corsair in the world, including uncovering its original paint and markings! @The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Painting Tanks & Planes | Ep.14: Tank Workshop Diaries