Announcement from WoT EU.
We know quite well that waiting for the end of an update to download and install on the release day is hardly convenient. That’s why we are testing a new approach to download Update 9.22 in advance, starting from 31 January at 10:30 CET (UTC+1). 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
Make sure “Enable the download of upcoming updates” is ticked. Click “Apply” to save the changes.
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: 400 MB for the SD client and 600 MB 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 Update 9.22 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.
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.