WoT 9.20 FAQ

Good day everybody. In today’s news: There is no news (yet), but WarGaming has put together a frequently asked questions Q&A regarding the latest major update:

You have tested the changes to British vehicles on the Supertest. Why weren’t the changes implemented in this update?

While we like to present you with early concepts and give you the opportunity to share your feedback, they are most of the time not finalised. When vehicle balance improvements hit the Supertest, they are normally at a very early stage.

Update 9.20 was supposed to make the climbs/boosts impossible on some maps, but the changes didn’t help. What is your official statement about the climbs/boosts? Are you going to continue making the changes to prevent players using the climbs/boosts?

If there are still zones that should not be accessible, please keep giving us detailed feedback in the forums. We are continuously analysing your feedback and our map statistics to get this issue under control.

What is the frequency of the Grand Battle compared to other gamemodes?

If you play with a Tier X vehicle, you have a 10% chance of getting matched into a Grand Battle. The chance of getting a Standard Battle is set to 60%, and the chance of playing in Encounter or Assault modes are 15% each. The numbers can differ when considerably fewer players are online.

Are you going to increase the ammunition some tanks can carry because of Grand Battles?

Right now it doesn’t seem like such a change is needed. Nevertheless, we will keep looking into the statistics; if we see that it affects the game too negatively, we will reconsider and find a solution for this issue.

Are Personal missions and Achievements available in Grand Battles mode?

You can complete Personal Missions in the mode and earn achievements. However, it will take a little more effort, as conditions for four of them are tailored to the new format.

  • Top Gun: Destroy at least 8 enemy vehicles in one battle (normally 6)
  • Radley-Walters’s Medal: Destroy 10 to 12 enemy vehicles in one battle (normally 8 or 9)
  • Pool’s Medal: Destroy 13 to 20 enemy vehicles in one battle (normally 10 to 13)
  • Raseiniai Heroes’ Medal: Destroy at least 21 enemy vehicles in one battle (normally 14 or 15)

Can you earn Marks of Excellence in Grand Battles mode?

Grand Battles won’t reward great performances with Marks of Excellence, unlike other Random Battle formats, because the potential damage one can do in this game mode is significantly higher. The requirements for Marks of Excellence would skyrocket, and players with Grand battles disabled wouldn’t stand a chance of getting into the top percentages.

When can we expect the next season of Ranked Battles?

The second Beta Season of Ranked Battles is going to start in the second half of September and will last for three weeks. More details are coming soon, stay tuned!

Do you plan on introducing an option to earn Bonds for lower tiers?

We plan to make Bonds way more accessible. In the future we are going to give you the possibility to earn Bonds through a wide range of in-game activities that are not restricted to certain game modes or limited to vehicle tiers. However, Bonds will remain a reward for players‘ performance, effort, and dedication.

Are you going to introduce more maps for Grand Battles?

For now we are looking forward to hearing your opinions about this mode, please join the forums and share your feedback. We will decide on future improvements and additions to Grand Battles, including new maps, based on your feedback.

Is it going to be possible to attain the Foch 155 in the future?

We are not planning to reintroduce the Foch 155 to the tech tree, so it’s rather unlikely it will return. However, all fans of the vehicle who had it in garage before Update 9.20 have kept it as a special vehicle.

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WoT 9.20 FAQ

15 thoughts on “WoT 9.20 FAQ

  1. Bumbler says:

    “Are you going to increase the ammunition some tanks can carry because of Grand Battles?”

    The tier 10 British tank destroyers only carry 12 rounds of ammunition. Considering there are 30 tanks on the enemy team and most tanks usually take at least 2 shots to kill depending on the ammunition you use, how is that not a problem?

    I usually end up with about 4 rounds left in a normal random battle… which is half the tanks.

    1. Rogelio says:

      Get a real tank or fu… That should be the proper answer. 12 is still more than enough, since you will probably get killed before using the 6th round.

  2. DZ says:

    I think ALL people who show that they owned the foch 155, but don’t have it in the garage for one reason or another, should be able to get it back, just like retrieving any other tank in the past that you can show u played a game in..

  3. SunShangXiang says:

    that last one about the foch 155 surprised me i thought it would become obtainable by clan war campaigns like the relationship between pzkpfw7 and vk7201k

  4. Berto72 says:

    with 9.20 spotting system fail again… like in some older versions of game, vehicles vanish and reappear in strange and not in “linear” manner… .really annoying, somethin need to be to fixed

  5. Anonymous says:

    “We are not planning to reintroduce the foch 155 in the tech tree” meaning “It will be available in Christmas for the low price of 500$ plus the tier 3 td and 15k gold”. Also what is so difficult in buffing is6 and kv5? Didn’t see them having difficulties making maus from the worst to the best tier 10….

    1. Anonymous says:

      Mm is broken as all hell,tier 6,7,8 most of all. Because its so difficult to think that with the 3-5-7 format and with most players playing at tier 8 tier 6-7 would always be top tier….but why would they want to fix it? Worse mm means toughest tanks to shoot at=more gold rounds=more profit for wg…

      1. tango_35 says:

        New MM causes tier 8 players to free experience to tier 9 in order to avoid being cannon fodder for tier 10’s.

      2. TheLord says:

        that’s a really good point. With the O-NI you’re getting 70% of all hits I get are premium rounds. So it’s unneccessary to drive a heavily armoured tank when the hull is like butter for gold ammo rounds 🙁

  6. FIX TIER 10 BATTLES! says:

    WoT comment on GRAND BATTLES: If you play with a Tier X vehicle, you have a 10% chance of getting matched into a Grand Battle. The chance of getting a Standard Battle is set to 60%, and the chance of playing in Encounter or Assault modes are 15% each. The numbers can differ when considerably fewer players are online.

    My comment: Grand Battles need to be a higher percentage. People in my clan on the US server have tried, but have not even had a chance to play it yet. What normally happens with tier 10, especially if you are tooned up with someone, is that you get an ALL tier 10 game. Wargaming I did NOT work hard and spend lots of time and $s for my tier 10 to play like I am on the test server!!! If I wanted ALL tier 10 matches, I would have never tried for tier 10. The whole reason for owning a tier 10 tank is to BE TOP TIER!!

  7. TheLord says:

    I’ve played just one GB. Got fucked with the BC25T like hell, because 3 IS-7 “medium tanks in heavy costume” rushed the nearly undefended flank. The lights weren’t doing their jobs -> Sniping in bushes at the very end of the map and the TD’S got instantly fucked by all sides as they got spotted. As I’m not playing very often, due to minimum of free time for gaming, it’s not possible to “train” the map with this low appear-rate. Despite this the MM is more broken than version 1.0. So they should role everything back to 9.17 otherwise I’ll end the storyline of The Witcher III 😉

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