Update 1.9 is Live!

We've got a whole host of new things for you in this patch, from game improvements and bug fixes to an entirely new line of German Medium tanks.

Mobilize!

Update 1.9 arrives May 19!

Servers will be unavailable May 19 from 14:00 PT to 17:50 PT.

Premium Bonus

As with prior updates, we don't want you to miss out on any fun. Enjoy two free Premium days for an extra boost while you try out the new tank line. If you already have a Premium account, you'll be credited two days.

Premium Bonus Conditions

  • To receive the bonus, you must be an active World of Tanks Blitz player before Friday, May 22, 09:00 PT  -- that's when we give everyone the bonus
  • This bonus Premium time will only be active for 48 hours beginning on the weekend following the update, May 23, at 09:00 PT

Release Notes

New Content

  • Second branch of German Medium tanks added to the Tech Tree: 
    • Pz III              
    • Pz III/IV               
    • VK 30.01 D               
    • VK 30.02 D               
    • Indien-Pz               
    • Leopard PT A               
    • Leopard 1

General Fixes and Improvements

  • Bombardier achievement excluded from the list of awards: players will no longer be able to get this achievement. Players who have already received this award will retain it in the Commemorative Tokens list.
  • Mission descriptions corrected and improved.
  • Offensive words vocabulary filter improved.
  • Skill interface improved.
  • Map translations updated.
  • Automatic calculation of free experience required to accelerate skill training added.
  • WoT Blitz Beta tester medal added to Google Achievements.

Tank Balance Changes 

E-100

  • For the 12.8 cm Kw.K. 44 L/55 gun, reload speed changed from 13.23 to 13 s.

Maus

  • For the 12.8 cm Kw.K. 44 L/55 gun, reload speed changed from 13.78 to 13 s.

Lowe:

  • Traverse speed for Löwe suspension increased from 24 to 28 deg/s.
  • For 10.5 cm Kw.K. L/70 gun, reload speed changed from 12 to 11 s.
  • Aiming time rounded to 2.85 s.

Tiger II:

  • For the 10.5 cm Kw.K. L/68 gun, reload time changed:
  • For Tiger II Turm Nr. 1-50 turret: from 12.13 to 11.5 s.
  • For Tiger II Serienturm turret: from 10.98 to 10.5 s.

VK 45.02(P) Ausf. B:

  • For VK 45.02(P) Ausf. B suspension, terrain resistance changed from 1.1 / 1.7 / 3 to 1.1 / 1.4 / 2.5. (for 3 types of terrain)
  • For VK 45.02(P) Ausf. B verstärkteketten suspension, terrain resistance changed from 1.1 / 1.5 / 2.5 to 1.1 / 1.3 / 2.3. (for 3 types of terrain)

Conqueror:

  • For FV214 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.14 to 0.19.
  • For FV214A suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.12 to 0.17.

FV215b:

  • For FV215 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.1 to 0.15.
  • For 120 mm Gun L1A1 gun, dispersion on turret traverse changed from 0.08 to 0.12.

Centurion I:

  • For Centurion Mk. I suspension:
  • Traverse speed changed from 34 to 35 deg/s.
  • Dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.17 to 0.15
  • For Centurion Mk. III suspension:
  • Traverse speed changed from 36 to 37 deg/s.
  • Dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.15 to 0.13
  • For Centurion Mk. III turret:
  • For OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel gun, reload speed changed from 6.46 to 6.2 s.
  • For OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel gun, dispersion on turret traverse changed from 0.1 to 0.08.

Centurion Mk. 7/1:

  • For Centurion Mk. 7 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.17 to 0.14.
  • For Centurion Mk. 9 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.15 to 0.12.
  • For Centurion Mk. 9 turret, dispersion on turret traverse for 105 mm Royal Ordnance L7A1 changed from 0.18 to 0.14.

T26E4 SuperPershing:

  • For М26Т80Е1 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.24 to 0.2.
  • For 90 mm Gun T15E1 gun, reload speed changed from 7.622 to 7.2 s.
  • For 90 mm Gun T15E1 gun, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.16 to 0.12.

IS-3:

  • For IS-3 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.23 to 0.27.
  • For IS-3M suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.21 to 0.25.
  • For Kirovets-1 turret:
  • For 122 mm BL-9 gun, reload speed changed from 13.72 to 15 s.
  • For 122 mm BL-9 gun, dispersion on turret traverse changed from 0.08 to 0.18;
  • For IS-3 turret:
  • For 122 mm BL-9 gun, reload speed changed from 13.72 to 14.5 s.
  • For 122 mm BL-9 gun, dispersion on turret traverse changed from 0.08 to 0.16.

IS-4:

  • For IS-4 suspension, terrain resistance changed from 1.2 / 1.5 / 2.7 to 1.1 / 1.4 / 2.5. (for 3 types of terrain)
  • For IS-4 suspension, traverse speed changed from 21 to 25 deg/s.
  • For IS-4 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.25 to 0.2.

IS-7:

  • For IS-7 suspension, terrain resistance changed from 1.3 / 1.5 / 3.1 to 1.2 / 1.5 / 2.4. (for 3 types of terrain)
  • For IS-7 suspension, traverse speed changed from 20 to 25 deg/s.
  • For IS-7 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.25 to 0.2.
  • Aiming time of 130 mm S-70 gun changed from 3.4 to 2.9 s.

IS-8:

  • For T-10 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.23 to 0.17.
  • For T-10M suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.21 to 0.15.

KV-4:

  • For KV-4 suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.25 to 0.27.
  • For KV-4 Bis suspension, dispersion on the move or traverse changed from 0.23 to 0.25.

Bug Fixes

  • Bug with incorrect numeric parameters display in skill descriptions fixed.
  • Bug with incorrect functioning of “elite” vehicles markers fixed.
  • Bug with absence of UI elements names on the battle screen fixed.
  • Bug with graphics on slot purchase screen fixed.
  • Bug with battle tutorial start fixed.
  • Bug with excessive level of a sound accompanying enemy detection fixed.
  • Bug with incorrect values display during vehicle speed characteristics comparison fixed.
  • Bugs with sounds accompanying object destruction fixed.
  • Bugs with absence of reflections on the Lost Temple map fixed.
  • In-game notification and description texts fixed.
  • Several general game client errors and crashes fixed.
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