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Update 2017


Here you can find how World of Tanks has evolved over time (2017), with a quick overview of each update. If you're looking for something in particular, feel free to click on the "full patch notes" buttons below and explore the depth of our changes!

Update 2017

Update 9.21

December 2017
  • New customisation system: More freedom in personalising your own vehicles with colours, patterns, and emblems for different parts of the vehicle. An option has been added to only show historical camouflages in battle.
  • FV217 Badger: This new British Tier X tank destroyer replaces the FV215b (183) in the tech tree, which becomes a special vehicle. Its gameplay is now in line with the preceding vehicles in the line.
  • Improvements to British vehicles: Along with the introduction of a new Tier X tank destroyer, other vehicles of this line have been improved, especially in terms of armour.
  • More French heavy tanks: An alternative heavy tank line has been added to the French tech tree, ending with the AMX M4 mle. 54. They feature non-autoloader guns and tough frontal armour.
  • New map for Grand Battles: Klondike has been introduced in this update and is the second map for the most recently added Random Battle type.

Update 9.20.1

October 2017
  • Revised Personal Missions: Simplified mission conditions, plus introduction of orders to skip missions
  • Bonds for Medals: Added the possibility to earn Bonds by obtaining Hero and Epic medals. The amount of Bonds varies per tier.
  • Matchmaking improvements: Now vehicles of the same role (e.g. support heavy tanks or super-heavy tanks) are matched against each other.
  • Super Conqueror: This new British Tier X heavy tank replaces the FV215b in the tech tree. The FV215b is now a special vehicle.
  • Improvements to British vehicles: The combat parameters of mid and high-tier British heavy tanks, medium tanks and tank destroyers were improved.
  • Balance changes to Tier X light tanks: Several top-tier light tanks were improved to increase their battle efficiency.

Update 9.20

August 2017
  • New battle type: The Random battles have been extended with Grand battles (30 vs 30), limited to Tier X vehicles.
  • New map for Grand Battles: Nebelburg was introduced for the 30 vs 30 battle mode. Size: 1.4 x 1.4 km
  • Chinese tank destroyers: A new branch of Chinese tank destroyers has been added to the game, with the WZ-113G FT as the top-tier vehicle.
  • AMX 50 Foch B: This vehicle replaced the AMX 50 Foch 155 in the tech tree. The AMX 50 Foch 155 is now a special vehicle.
  • Balance changes to medium tanks: A variety of medium tanks from all nations were improved to make them more competitive.

Update 9.19.1

July 2017
  • First Polish vehicle: The Pudel, a Polish Tier VI medium tank, is now available in the game.
  • Changes to SPGs: One artillery can join a platoon. Other minor changes have been introduced.
  • Boot Camp: A new and improved PvE tutorial for new players with many different scenarios to cover the basics of battle.
  • Revised Personal Missions: Simplified mission conditions and changes to SPG missions because of the stun mechanics.
  • WZ-111-5A: A new Chinese Tier X heavy tank is now available in the game, and can be researched through the WZ-111 model 1-4, next to the 113.

Update 9.19

May 2017
  • Ranked Battles: A new seasonal game mode for Tier X only. Climb up the ranks and unlock bigger and better rewards!
  • New currency: Next to the Ranked Battles, Bonds have been introduced, with which you can purchase Improved Equipment and Directives.

Update 9.18

April 2017
  • New matchmaking system: Now, teams are created with the 3/5/7 for 3-tier and 5/10 for 2-tier matches.
  • Revision of SPG gameplay: The focus for SPGs is no longer on dealing huge damage but on stunning enemy vehicles. New shell trajectory perspective has been added.
  • Tier X light tanks: The light tank branches have been reshuffled and five top-tier light tanks have been introduced – T-100 LT, Rhm. Panzerwagen, AMX 13 105, Sheridan, and the WZ-132-1.
  • Reusable consumables: Now, after using a consumable, you can re-use it after a cooldown of 90 seconds.

Update 9.17.1

February 2017
  • Reworked minimaps: For better visibility, the minimaps have been given a new style.
  • New German vehicles: The Maus has its own branch now. The VK 100.01 (P) on Tier VIII and Mäuschen on Tier IX have been introduced. The Pz.Kpfw. VII has been introduced as well and can now be researched via the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B.
  • Balance changes: A vast variety of vehicles, mainly British and German ones, have been improved.