Update 2.9 is Live

We've highlighted the major features you'll notive when Update 2.9 drops, but don't forget to scroll down for the full update notes and dig into all the new changes and improvements we've made! As always, remember to check the downtime schedule and timeframe for earning your free Premium time!

Update 2.9 is Live!

New Content

Training Rooms

Clan Supply Level 8

Black Goldville Improved

  • We've returned to Black Goldville to rebalance and improve the map for better, more balanced and more dynamic battles.
  • Click here for more details

Legendary Camouflage

  • Special camouflage only for specific vehicles is being introduced, starting with the E25 #1," Chi Nu Kai Shinobi and Type 62 Dragon.
  • Click here for more details

Server Downtime

May 3, 13:20 PT (16:20 ET) - 18:00 PT (21:00 ET)

[times are approximate]

Premium Bonus

The Premium time bonus is being offered a little later than normal this time around, so pay close attention to the dates listed below to ensure your receive your complimentary bonus!

  • To receive the two days of Premium time, you must enter the game and play at least one (1) battle, between May 14, 09:00 PT (12:00 ET) and May 15, 09:00 PT (12:00 ET). Regardless of the battle's result, you will receive the bonus immediately after the battle.
  • The two (2) Days of Premium notification will appear in the news section under "Notifications" showing that you have earned it!
  • This bonus Premium time will only be active for 48 hours after the battle.

Full Release Notes

Balance Improvements

Matchmaking has been adjusted for all vehicles except the Valentine II and Pz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f). Tier spread in matchmaking is now +1/-1. For more information click here. The profitability of some vehicles has been adjusted because of this change:

  • M4A3E8 Fury +25%
  • E 25 "#1" +12%
  • Type 62 Dragon +11%
  • Jagdtiger 8,8 and Jagdtiger 8,8 Snowstorm +20%
  • KV-5 +18%
  • T26E4 Super Pershing +25%
  • IS-6 +10%
  • Type 59 +17%
  • Shinobi +5%

Additionally, some vehicle characteristics have been adjusted because of this matchmaking change:

KV-220

  • 76mm ZiS-5 gun:

Reload time decreased from 8.65 seconds to 7.7 seconds.
Aiming time rounded to 2.28 seconds.

Matilda IV

  • 76mm F-96 gun:

Reload speed decreased from 7.95 seconds to 7.7 seconds.
Armor penetration of the UBR-354MP shell changed from 102/92mm to 121/109mm.

T14

  • 75mm Gun M3 gun: 

Reload speed decreased from 8.75 to 7.9 seconds.

Ram II

  • QF 6-pdr-Mk. IIIA gun:

100 meter dispersion decreased from 0.43 to 0.36.
Reload time decreased from 3.65 to 3.4 seconds.

Excelsior

  • 75mm Gun Mk. V gun: 

Reload speed decreased from 8.7 seconds to 7.8 seconds.

Matilda Black Prince

  • Turret armor of the Matilda Black Prince changed to the Churchill III standard.
  • QF 6-pdr-Mk. V A on the Matilda Black Prince turret:

100 meter dispersion decreased from 0.41 to 0.36.
Reload time decreased from 3.3 to 3.2 seconds.
Dispersion ratio on turret traverse decreased from 0.08 to 0.06.

VK 16.02 Leopard

  • 3cm M.K. 103 gun:

Reload time of the autoloader increased from 9.4 to 12 seconds.
Dispersion ratio on turret traverse increased from 0.12 to 0.16
Aim time increased from 1.2 to 1.8 seconds.

M4A2E4 Sherman

  • 75mm Gun M3 gun:

100 meter dispersion decreased from 0.46 to 0.43.
Reload time decreased from 7.65 to 7.3 seconds.

Pz.Kpfw. IV Hydrostat

  • 7.5cm Kw.K. 40 L/48 gun: 

Reload time decreased from 8.65 to 8.04 seconds.

Dicker Max

  • Terrain resistance changed from 1.1-1.2-1.77 to 1-1.1-1.65.
  • Maybach HL 120 TRM 112 engine power increased from 272 to 350 hp.
  • 10.5cm Kanone 18 gun:

Dispersion ratio on turret traverse decreased from 0.16 to 0.12
Reload time decreased from 2.3 to 2.1 seconds.

Т-150

  • HP in top/stock form decreased from 970/1030 to 920/950.

TOG II*

  • OQF 17-pdr Gun Mk. II gun:

Reload time decreased from 5.95 to 5.4 seconds.
Dispersion ratio on turret traverse decreased from 0.2 to 0.16.

M18 Hellcat

  • M18 T67 suspension: 

Dispersion ratio on the move/upon hull traverse decreased from 0.25 to 0.2.

  • M18 T69 suspension: 

Dispersion ratio on the move/upon hull traverse decreased from 0.23 to 0.18.

  • M18 M1 turret:

Dispersion ratio of the 3-inch AT Gun M7 gun on turret traverse decreased from 0.16 to 0.1.
Dispersion ratio of the 76 mm AT Gun M1A1 gun on turret traverse decreased from 0.16 to 0.1.
Dispersion ratio of the 76 mm AT Gun M1A2 gun on turret traverse decreased from 0.16 to 0.1.
Dispersion ratio of the 90 mm AT Gun M3 gun on turret traverse decreased from 0.16 to 0.12.

KV-3

  • HP in top/stock modifications decreased from 1300/1400 to 1220/1300.

AT 15A

  • HP increased from 850 to 1100.
  • OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII gun:

Reload time decreased from 4.6 to 4.2 seconds.

E 25 #1

  • E-25 suspension:

Terrain resistance decreased from 1.2-1.3-1.77 to 1-1.2-1.5.
Dispersion ratio on the move/upon hull traverse decreased from 0.15 to 0.11.

Panther I

  • 7.5cm Kw.K. L/100 gun: 

Reload time decreased from 5.2 to 4.4 seconds.

Panther/M10

  • 7.5cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun:

Reload time decreased from 4.7 to 4.4 seconds.

Type 62 Dragon

  • HP increased from 1040 to 1150.

KV-4

  • HP in top/stock modifications decreased from 1600/1650 to 1470/1550.

IS-6

  • 122mm D-30 gun:

100 meter dispersion decreased from 0.46 to 0.43.
Reload time decreased from 3.4 to 3.1 seconds.

8.8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger

  • HP increased from 1250 to 1400.
  • Traverse speed for the Jagdtiger 8.8 suspension increased from 24 to 29 deg/second.

Jagdtiger 8.8 Snowstorm

  • HP increased from 1250 to 1400.
  • Traverse speed for the Jagdtiger 8.8 suspension increased from 24 to 29 deg/second.

Type 59

  • 100mm Type 59 gun:

Reload time decreased from 10 to 9.8 seconds.

KV-5

  • Traverse speed for the KV-5 suspension increased from 18 to 21 deg/second.
  • 107mm ZiS-6M gun:

100 meter disperstion decreased from 0.43 to 0.4.

E 75

  • E 75 suspension:

Traverse speed increased from 17 to 19 deg/second.
Stabilization on the move/upon hull traverse decreased from 0.24 to 0.22.

  • E 75 verstärkte Kettensuspension:

Traverse speed increased from 19 to 22 deg/second.
Stabilization on the move/upon hull traverse decreased from 0.22 to 0.2.

Centurion Mk. 7/1

  • 105mm Royal Ordnance L7A1 gun:

Reload time decreased from 10.55 to 9.8 seconds.
Aiming time decreased from 2.3 to 2.1 seconds.

Jagdtiger

  • HP increased from 1650 to 1800.
  • For the Jagdtiger suspension, soft terrain resistance in stock/top modifications decreased from 2 to 1.85.
  • For the Jagdtiger verstärkteketten suspension, soft terrain resistance in stock/top modifications decreased from 1.9 to 1.75.

Leopard Prototyp A

  • Leopard Prototyp A1 suspension, terrain resistance decreased from 1.1-1.2-1.6 to 0.9-1.1-1.5.
  • Leopard Prototyp A2 suspension, terrain resistance decreased from 1-1.1-1.5 to 0.8-1-1.4.
  • 10.5 cm L7A1 gun on the Leopard Prototyp A2 turret:

Reload time decreased from 10.5 to 9 seconds.
Dispersion ratio on turret traverse decreased from 0.12 to 0.1.

  • 10,5cm L7A1 gun on the Porsche Standardpanzer turret:

Reload time decreased from 9.5 to 8.5 seconds.
Dispersion ratio on turret traverse changed from 0.1 to 0.08.

Maus

  • Maus suspension:

Top speed increased to 25 km/h.
Traverse speed increased from 14 to 19 deg/second.

Leopard 1

  • Leopard Prototyp A1 suspension, terrain resistance decreased from 0.8-0.9-1.2 to 0.6-0.7-1.
  • 10.5cm Bordkanone L7A3 gun:

Reload time decreased from 7.5 to 7 seconds.
Dispersion ratio on turret traverse decreased from 0.06 to 0.05.

Map Improvements

Black Goldville

  • Oil plant area was extended and reworked: this part of the map is now the most suitable for heavy tank clashes.
  • Capture point transferred from the highway to the oil plant.
  • Center of the map reworked and rebalanced, new passages and cover points added. 
  • Sections and shoot through positions rebalanced for both teams.
  • Approaches to the cave rebalanced for both teams.
  • Spawn points rebalanced for both teams, more effective cover points for tank destroyers added.

Mines

  • Fixed issue with water texture overlapping other textures while in Sniper mode.

Fort Despair

  • Fixed issue with players driving outside of map boundaries.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Reduced cooldown time of Engine Power Boost and Adrenaline to 75 seconds.
  • Added 30 frames per second (FPS) option to game settings to allows better battery life and improved camera behavior on low-performance devices. Enabled for mobile devices with OS Windows by default.
  • Unfiied language selection dialog boxes.
  • Improved camouflage brightness for the following British vehicles: Vickers Medium Mk. I, Vickers Medium Mk. II, Vickers Medium Mk. III, Matilda, Churchill I, Churchill VII, Black Prince, Caernarvon, Conqueror, FV215b, Crusader, Cromwell, Comet, Centurion Mk. I, Centurion Mk. 7/1, Tortoise, AC 1 Sentinel, Universal Carrier 2-pdr, Churchill Gun Carrier, Valentine AT, Angry Connor, FV215b (183), Excelsior, Alecto, Cruiser Mk. III, Cruiser Mk. IV, Covenanter, TOG II*, Matilda Black Prince, FV4202, AT 15A, AT 15, AT 2, AT 8, AT 7.
  • Fixed brightness for all camouflages.
  • Changed lighting in Premium and Standard Garages.
  • Improved Tetrarch camouflage.
  • "Compatible" setting replaced with "Ultra-low."
  • Items in Store now blocked furing purchase process. An item is blocked on all tabs with in-game purchases (Bundles or Buy Gold), but the player can select the item and press the "Purchase" button. This was introduced due to the possibility of incomplete transactions.
  • Added notification of mastery trained to 100% for players with undistributed crew experience.
  • Added option to repair vehicles while in a Platoon.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug with the reticle rising up after Sniper mode has been disabled.
  • Fixed bug displaying the login form with email address and password after the error "Failed to connect to the server..." occurs.
  • Fixed bug with disabled scroll in some windows after switching from full screen to windowed mode and vice versa.
  • Reworked texture of Angry Connor.
  • Fixed bug that caused delays connecting to Game Center.
  • Fixed issue with situation tooltip behavior after completing turotials.
  • Fixed bug with double vehicle countour highlighting.
  • Fixed bug with displaying long player names on the Garage slot purchase screen.
  • Fixed bug with incorrect autoresupply of provisions, camouflage and ammunition. Pre-battle condition of provisions, camouflage and ammunition now considered before resupplying, i.e. if slots were empty before the battle, they will remain empty after the battle even when the resupply option is enabled.
  • Fixed position of the "Other Messages" tab in Clan notifications.
  • Fixed font size on Garage slot purchase screen.
  • Fixed bug prohibiting players from logging in via Facebook.
  • Fixed item positions on provisions purchase screen.
  • Fixed crash when exiting game.
  • Increased protection of the IS-3 Defender to 64%.
  • Fixed vertical scrolling on modules screen.
  • Fixed position of tooltip for nation selection in the Garage tutorial.
  • Fixed the French flag in battle statistics.
  • Fixed issue with inactive inverted consumables controls.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect behavior after displaying "Error reading from file" error message.
  • Fixed bug with notifications of unread messages displayed constantly on chat button.
  • FIxed in-game notification and description text.
  • Fixed a number of general game client errors and crashes.
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