Sandbox: Test HD Maps

Sandbox reopens today with 12 HD maps. Recreated using the power of the new graphics engine, they provide even deeper immersion and give each battlefield a unique, distinguished flare with a range of new visual effects. Trust us, you haven’t seen World of Tanks quite like this! The long-term fate of these improvements will be determined, in large part, by you. So join in to get hands-on with new maps and share your input.

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Although we kept key gameplay-defining elements where they are, our enhancements made a huge difference to the look and feel of gameplay. That’s why the graphical overhaul begins on Sandbox. It gives us time to read your feedback, identify places where further tweaks make sense, and implement them to ultimately deliver a fine-tuned experience to production servers.

The second (but no less important) priority for us is performance. Changes this massive demand a lot from your graphics cards. So we put extra work to optimize stability and frame rate on medium settings and older PCs, while maintaining the improved visual fidelity. The Sandbox allows us to test graphical changes in the wild, see how they perform on different configurations, and further optimize the system.

This is a group effort, and we’re all trying to make the game better by working together. Apply to check out the changes and let’s get more discussion going where needed! And visit the Sandbox for a detailed preview of the upcoming test.