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Update 9.12 rolls out on 19th November! [UPDATED]

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Tank Commanders!

Update 9.12 will soon be upon us! With it will come some awesome new tanks, reworked view range system, HD remodels of previous vehicles, the new Berlin map for the Rampage event, and a whole host of other changes and improvements.

For more information, read the article or check out the full Update 9.12 patch notes here!

Server maintenance

Please be informed that there will be server downtime while we make preparations for the release of Update 9.12 on 19th November from 03:00 UTC+8 (18th November, 19:00 UTC). The approximate downtime is 4.5 hours with a shorter downtime expected for the portal services.

During this maintenance, the following will be unavailable due to the update:

  • WOT Asia Server
  • Login services for:
    • Portal
    • Support Site
    • Giftshop
  • Clan Portal
  • Clan Wars
    • The Global Map will be frozen on 19th November from 03:00 UTC+8 for 24 hours.
    • Stronghold battles will be reset from 19th November 01:59 UTC+8 until 20th November 02:59 UTC+8.

Note: All players, who had paid content (premium account etc.) by the start of release, will be compensated with additional 24 hours use term of that content.

Tutorial Mode

In Update 9.,12, a a new tutorial mode, “Proving Ground” will be available. “Proving Ground” is a tutorial PvE-mode that helps new tankers familiarise themselves with World of Tanks. It allows them to get acquainted with basic elements of game mechanics and to prove themselves in battle with a computer opponent. 

Essentially, new players will get to play against bots, to familiarise themselves with the game without the intimidating prospect of playing against experienced players in their early matches. For a fuller description of this feature, click here.

Changes to View Range System

There will be a major change to the principle by which spotted enemy vehicles are displayed. Previously, vehicles were displayed within a 1000m x 1000m area around the player's vehicle. This is now replaced by a circle with a 564m radius. The total spotting area is unchanged, and equals ~1 sq. km.

This will more realistically represent the way in which a tank may spot enemy vehicles. For a fuller description of this feature, click here. 


New Map for Rampage Mode: Berlin

The new and improved Rampage Mode now has an additional feature: a historically accurate map of the German city of Berlin. It is the very first map of its kind, and it promises a lot of exciting action for players.

Get set for some intense steel carnage as well, because high-tier vehicles can now participate in Rampage Mode!

New Vehicles

You've given them a go during the Common Test, but now, it's for real. The new Tier X Centurion Action X has replaced the FV4202 as the UK Tech Tree's Tier X Medium Tank. The FV4202 has been rebalanced and returned to the battlefield as a Premium Tier VIII medium tank.

Several other vehicles have been rebalanced or replace. For a full list of these vehicles, check out the full patch notes by clicking on the link at the bottom of this article.

More vehicles with HD quality textures

Expect to see the following tanks in mindblowing HD visuals the next time you open up World of Tanks after installing Update 9.12:

  • USSR: KV-220 (renamed to KV-220-2), KV-1, 212A, IS-8 (renamed to Т-10).
  • Germany: Marder 38T, Sturmpanzer I Bison, G.Pz.Mk.VI (e), Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A., Wespe, VK 20.01 (D), Pz.Kpfw. II, Grille, Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J, Tiger II, Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f), 8,8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger, Jagdpanther II
  • USA: T2 Medium Tank, M2 Мedium tank, M3 Stuart, M7, T34.
  • France: AMX 12 t, AMX AC mle. 46.
  • UK: Vickers Medium Mk.III, Matilda, Loyd Gun Carriage, Covenanter.


View complete patch notes for Update 9.12