The next update for World of Tanks will be arriving soon. Known as version 9.15, the Update will be released in the Asia Server on 31st May 2016.
Apart from these major changes, Update 9.15 will also provide a range of feature introductions and bug fixes. Check out the full patch notes in this page for the complete list, or read on for a condensed version of what you can expect.
Please be informed that there will be server downtime while we make preparations for the release of Update 9.15 on 31st May from 03:00 UTC+8 (30th May, 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:
Based on general player feedback and careful monitoring, we're deploying a few tweaks to improve the overall feel of the new physics system introduced in the previous update. Now, your vehicles will move and respond even more realistically to your controls.
Aside from that, the sound engine in World of Tanks has also received some minor tuning in Update 9.15, including new sound effects to indicate the activation of Binocular Telescopes and Camouflage Nets.
Up until now, platoons were just a simple way for like-minded players to group together as one effective fighting unit, with no inherent bonuses and penalties. With Update 9.15, we'll be making the act of platooning a much more desirable part of World of Tanks.
To put it simply, players who platoon together while using tanks of the same tier will receive a small EXP bonus. On the other hand, players with large differences in Tiers used will also incur an EXP penalty.
More details about the platoon changes can be found in the article here.
Tired of using the same tank characteristics panel in the garage to study your tank's stats? The release of Update 9.15 will give it a facelift that increases its visibility and makes it easier to view the vehicle's strengths and weaknesses.
Have a look at a preview here.
There's much more to Update 9.15 than the features outlined above. How about a revision of Personal Missions with tweaked mission parameters, new filters to sort out your vehicle collection, aiming reticle improvements and more besides? These have been teased in a recent article here.