World of Tanks – 9.18 patch

Well this long awaited Patch is finally coming tonight. UK players take note server shuts down at midnight !!

From EU support.

We are happy to announce the release of the 9.18 patch for World of Tanks.

The World of Tanks servers will be unavailable on the 27.04.2017 from 01:00 CEST to 06:30 CEST due to this update.

Please also keep in mind, that due to the actualization:

  • Global map will be frozen from 02:00 CEST 27.04.2017 to 02:00 CEST 28.04.2017
  • Clan Portal ( will be unavailable from 01:00 CEST 27.04.2017 till 06:30 CEST 27.04.2017

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

There is a futher change to the Match Maker.


  • The top tier of three-tier battles will comprise the same number of tank destroyers, SPGs, and light tanks (of both Platoon and solo players) in both teams. For each of these vehicle types, the number of vehicles will be the same in both teams (i.e. they will be treated separately). In addition, the top tier will comprise the same aggregate number of medium and heavy tanks in both teams, but these vehicle types will not be treated separately.
  • The top tier of three-tier battles can have only one SPG.





For more information about the patch you can revisit previous RSR posts:

9.18 patch complete changelog/changes  Update 9.18: All-Round SPG Revision  Update Review 9.18 – World of Tanks PC  9.18 Patch Notes

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World of Tanks – 9.18 patch

40 thoughts on “World of Tanks – 9.18 patch

  1. the more i look to the changes the more i have to do printscreens on the tanks i owne, just to be on the safe side, if wargaming decides to do nerfs not publicly anounced like they did in the past…map rotations, ill see how long that will really last, and guess what they didnt bother in actually making new maps, so the light tanks still have to face those crapy corridor maps still… yes some good changes but not all good news, lets bump the light to tier 10 but lets keep the same fucking maps anyway… NOT CLEAVER

      1. unlike YOU the only complain i find and i have is regarding the maps, it doesnt change anything if there will be or not tier 10 light tanks if there isnt any changes to the corridor maps, in fact there asnt been any new maps for a good half year if not more, thats so far my only complaint, its pointless the introduction of tier 10 lights if the maps still favor mediums and heavies… but then again, im one of those that cry cry, right!!! .|.

      1. Joel Milhazes says:

        Easy, its you… Im not the one whos narrow minded and likes to be, wargamings biatch, i critecized, what i think is a issue that should have been adressed before having tier 10 light Tanks on the game, but instead of trying to defend wargaming, all you could say was that we the cry cry didnt like the patch,and we are trump suporters,fuck you, my ONLY ISSUE WHIT THIS PATCH was the none existing improvements on the corridor Maps… But i guess, that low IQ players like youreself, cant go beyhond… or think for them selfs

  2. littlefinger says:

    It’s very democratic. So long as the patch affects everyone in the same way you can’t really complain . . . a bit like nuclear Armageddon.

    1. Bro says:

      Unless e-100 gets stun effect not all players are affected the same 😀
      Jokes aside removal of ap from arty is a bit of a swift hit in the balls for arty players(althou i do agree shaving off 90% of hp is a tad hard ^^) but such is life lights got similar treatment…

  3. Jop says:

    @WOT121. For some reason I think you are a teenager. My guess, you would be 16 years. Please don’t. Arrogance is a kingdom without a crown.

  4. Partybooper says:

    Just tried the RU 251 on the EU server. Damn, what a blast! Amazing buff. The APCR rounds as primary ammo are so much better. The viewrange got buffed, the penetration…

    That the top speed was “nerfed” from 80 to 70 is not noticeable, because of the bad ground resistances the RU had. I rarely reached 80 anyway. Dealing 2000 damage per round in this beast now should be possible in many rounds.

    And finally, FINALLY the RU can defend itself against those T-54 Lights thanks to it’s upgraded gun!

    Loving it so far.

    1. Partybooper says:

      I didn’t test the new lights on the SB or CT, just tried them right now on live server.
      My trusty old RU was, as I expected, extremely buffed. Because, well, same tier (it gets into tier 9 and 10 matches just like before, so there is no change in the MM), but better penetration, better shell velocity, more engine power and better view range while maintaining the same camo values, same ground resistences and only a slightly worse DPM.

      Having played it now, to me, it’s a straight buff. I love it.

      1. The tier 8 that went to tier 9 are not that bad. But still there is no reason to use the lights as the meds and even heavies can do it all better.
        The tier 10 lights are barely a step up and are even worse tier for tier against the meds.
        The rest of the lights from low to mid tiers are nearly all completely useless.

        There are only 2 lights that seem to be useable in this patch. The t71 and vk1602 leopard.

        The problem is not just the lights or this patch. But the entire setup and meta of this game. In a map that is max 1 x 1 km, with loads of corridors and closed off areas lights are just useless.
        This patch wanted to define the light tank role more but all it did was make them even worse for this current meta. The reduction in firepower and DPM has a larger negative impact in comparison to the improvement via the mobility and spotting ability.
        In fact other than the high tiers the view range and mobility across the low and mid tiers was actually nerfed across the board.
        Spotting in this game is mostly redundant too with the maps as mentioned earlier being corridors and cities everywhere.
        At high tiers all the tanks hit max spotting range anyway so the difference is largely irrelevant. Not to mention that many of these lights just have flat out less view range.
        And with the way the camo mechanics works any equal tier meds, td or even heavy can outspot a light by camping bush.

        In conclusion what this patch does is reduce the lights tanks ability to impact on most battles but in very very specific situations they can do better. You sacrifice all your ability to do anything for 14 games and that 1 in 15 game you might do better than you would last patch.

  5. siralexice says:

    AMX 13 90 moved to tier 9. View range with BIA, vents, optics – 436m
    M26 Pershing, tier 8 medium, stabilizer, optics, gun rammer – 457m

    Because f* you paying customers.

  6. Shai Hulud says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but:
    With the new match maker we will get can only get into a match as top tier every 5 games because 3 out of 15 (or 20%) tanks will be top tier. While we will be low tier in 7 out of 15 games (lets say 47% which is ~50%).

    I’m not sure if that will really be a thing the people will like too much. On the other hand being lowtier won’t be as shitty as it was before 9.18.

  7. reaper no weaper says:

    well I fucking hate it. Made no money, got little or no damage oh and the most important thing didnt have any fun what so ever.. I think I have found the reason to take up golf.

    reaper signing out

  8. Bill grey says:

    Whens wg going to address their corruption,
    in making new tanks wr diabolical,
    so players spend gold, to research modules or skip tank.

  9. Bill grey says:

    Stun mechanism not applicable if you arent stupid enough to be driving around without first aid kit.
    Stun = instantly removed

  10. Rick says:

    Ever changing World of tanks, which is why you can’t be trusted. I enjoy playing light tanks and I spent a lot of time acquiring light tanks. I earned certain lights for the characteristics, ie the ru for its top speed and active scouting, 1390 for camo and close range clip damage and so on. It seems all my scouts accept a couple have lost the reason I liked to play them, which deeply disgusts me. I spent years working to get them the way I wanted and now its all gone without an consent from me. I feel betrayed, and although I still play i have begun selling my lights which i now detest. This will lead to my departure from this game. My point is if you want to change something then make a new tank and leave the old, if I or anyone else has earned it, it is ours.

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