Update 1.0: Preload Option


Wargaming informational:

We know quite well that waiting for the end of an update to download and install on the release day is hardly convenient. Therefore, we have recently added the option to download updates in advance. As Update 1.0 is fairly big, the preloading will happen in multiple stages.

Preloading the update will decrease the load on the game services on the day of the official release. Having pre-downloaded the update, you will be able to join the game right after patch release without a delay.

Here’s how it works

In the Launcher. Make sure “Enable the download of upcoming updates” is ticked. Click “Apply” to save the changes.

In the Wargaming Game Center. Make sure “Download updates in advance” is ticked. Click “Save” to apply the changes to the settings.

Please note that this is just a test of a new process. It’s not guaranteed that this distribution method will be introduced permanently.

What is preloading?

Basically, you’re downloading files for a future update in advance (approximate size of Update 1.0: 5.65 GB for the SD client and 6.29 GB for the HD client). These files will be installed only on the day of the official release. The installation will be performed after starting the launcher, once the work on the game servers is over.

Does preloading affect the possibility of playing World of Tanks?

Not at all, you will be able to play World of Tanks whenever you like. However, if this function is enabled, the download process will be automatically paused and resumed right after quitting the game. You can pause the download at any moment.

What happens if I preload the SD version in the first stage but switch to the HD version in the next one?

In that case, the HD version of the current update plus the HD version of 1.0 of the first stage will be downloaded. Afterwards, the SD and HD versions of the next stage of Update 1.0 will be preloaded.

Where are the update files stored? Can I copy them to a portable device and share them with a friend?

Yes, you will be able to share them with your friends, since the update files will be stored in the standard folder on your computer С:\Games\World_of_Tanks\Updates (or, if your friend has installed the game in another folder Your drive:\Games\World_of_Tanks\Updates).

If I click the Pause button in the launcher, will the download continue the next time or start anew?

It will resume the download.

Can I select SD/HD options during preloading?

No, only files that correspond to the currently installed version will be downloaded.

Where should I report any technical issues if they arise during the preloading? 

We will answer all your questions regarding this topic in the forum thread about the news.

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Update 1.0: Preload Option

21 thoughts on “Update 1.0: Preload Option

  1. Seth H says:

    “Preloading the update will decrease the load on the game services on the day of the official release.”

    I say turn it off and make WG suffer for all the crap they have made us suffer through (and still do).

  2. DIADTEC says:

    I recommend everyone to NOT pre-download. Everyone who pre-downloaded last time ended up having to download the entire game, and so far wg did not say they fixed it

    1. jerryatrick53 says:

      If you are talking about the test server it was an entire game as it contained a whole new graphics engine and all the HD maps as will this update.

    2. heinz says:

      last time i did not pre download the entire game, just the update. i am not so sure this time because my launcher is currently pre downloading ~6GB

      1. Anonymous says:

        My laptop managed a couple of notches into HD at a playable framerate last Test Server iteration. Possibly 25 fps or thereabouts. Normally I currently play on maxed out SD with 40-50 fps. I prefer the test server HD option, the SD option doesn’t look as good, even maxed out.

  3. Partybooper says:

    This is a good thing. I only went up from a 6 MBit/s connection to a 100 MBit/s+ privately. I know the pain of having to wait hours, sometimes days (depending on the size of a game) until you’re able to play. And, while it’s downloading, noone else at home can do anything which requires some bandwidth (YouTube, Netflix, anthiny…).

    I’m still with the slow internet connection at heart, so I appreciate this preloading option.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Of cores the preload does not mean the fools that run SEA will release 1.0 at the same time as the rest of the world. 🙁

  5. heldermartins1 says:

    I’ve turn it on, on my end. The only thing that upsets me is that it doesnt let me turn off my pc. If I want to do this, I need to force a shutdown. Not good…

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