[Common Test 1.6] Be the First to Try A New Frontline Map

A new map for the Frontline mode, dubbed “Kraftwerk”, has just entered open testing. The rules are familiar to you: there are six zones (bases) to defend or capture, and five large guns (the main targets) for the attackers to destroy.

The new map is set in the suburbs of a post-WWII Central European city during winter. Here, you can battle it out in open patches with complex terrain, small towns, ruins of old castles, military bunkers, and more.


The map’s centerpiece is a “kraftwerk”, the German term for “power station”, with imposing cooling towers.

The first line of defence is chiefly made up of city blocks complemented by wide-open passages and approaches. Here, close-to-mid-range fighting will predominantly take place.

The second defence line includes spacious open grounds, featuring dramatic terrain changes at the flanks that favour bold and swift moves to take tactically advantageous positions. The power station in the middle of the map is one of the most densely built-up parts of the locale.

The last defence line where the crucial targets are located consists of a mixed landscape with varied terrain shapes. Here you’ll face military bunkers that constitute one of the map’s unique traits. And, fancy that, so large they are, you can enter them to fight right inside.

The balance and looks mentioned aren’t set in stone yet as the map is still in the works. If we’re happy with the test results, Kraftwerk will supplement the World of Tanks maps gallery in September’s episode of Frontline.

How to Join the Common Test

Preliminary List of Changes [Common Test 2]


Main Changes


  • Added the new Kraftwerk map for the Frontline mode (map type: winter, European).

Fixed Issues

  • Reduced the respawn cooldown in the Frontline mode from 30 to 10 seconds.
  • When pressing ESC during the animation of a decal changing its state (e.g., size, position, etc.), the screen no longer hangs.
  • Fixed the issue related to the display of the IS-7's left track.
  • Fixed some localisation issues.
  • Fixed the issue when the 3-D style outline overlapped the style information menu.
  • Fixed the issues when the Settings window could not be closed with ESC after switching between tabs.