Update 1.18.1 Pre-loading


Can't wait to experience the latest features in World of Tanks? Here's how to pre-load the upcoming Update so you can enjoy it as soon as possible when it's released!

Update 1.18.1 will be a particularly big and complex update, bringing lots of important adjustments to the game. If you experience any technical issues once the Update is released, please report them to the Player Support team.

We aim to deliver you the latest new features as smoothly as possible, and appreciate your patience and support.

How It Works

Make sure "Download updates in advance" is ticked in your Wargaming Game Center. Click "Save" to apply the changes to the settings.

What is pre-loading?

Basically, you're downloading files for a future update in advance. These files will be installed only on the day of the official release. The installation will be performed after starting the launcher, once the work on the game servers is over.

Does pre-loading affect the possibility of playing World of Tanks?

Not at all, you will be able to play World of Tanks whenever you like. However, if this function is enabled, the download process will be automatically paused and resumed right after quitting the game. You can pause the download at any moment.

Where are the update files stored? Can I copy them to a portable device and share them with a friend?

Yes, you will be able to share them with your friends, since the update files will be stored in the standard folder on your computer С:\Games\World_of_Tanks\Updates (or, if your friend has installed the game in another folder Your drive:\Games\World_of_Tanks\Updates).

If I click the Pause button in the launcher, will the download continue the next time or start anew?

It will resume the download.

Can I select SD/HD options during pre-loading?

No, only files that correspond to the currently installed version will be downloaded.

Roll out!