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Update 9.3 is now available!

Tank Commanders!

Update 9.3 welcomes more tanks into the game's expanding collection of classic war pieces. You can now introduce new high-tier Light Tanks to your garage and explore new possibilities in scouting roles. There's also new features in the Strongholds mode. Your clan can now earn in-game bonuses by completing quests from the new building - the War Department. In the Strongholds mode, you can also test the talents of non-clan members by adding them as Legionaries.

As with every update, check the patch notes below for the full list of updates of new HD models, gameplay updates, and bug fixes.

In the meantime, watch ASAP Episode 24 for an explanation of the main updates in 9.3 by our game designers.

How to Download the 9.3 Update

If you have already installed World of Tanks, all you have to do is start the game launcher and let the client automatically update by itself. Otherwise, you can download the game client from the "Download World of Tanks" link:

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Starting from Update 9.3, all maximum resolution HD-textures of vehicles are going to be provided in a separate archive file.

How to Update HD Models

  1. Please download the HD-Pack using the links below:
  2. Extract files from the archive using appropriate apps (WinRAR, WinZip, 7-Zip etc)
  3. Place the extracted files into ‘res_mods’ folder (e.g.: F:\Games\World_of_Tanks\res_mods)

 

Note:

  • You will have to download a new archive file and repeat the steps mentioned above after each release of a new version of the game.
  • Usage of HD-models may impact performance of the game.

 

Download HD-models for version 9.3 (980 Mb)

 

Strongholds: War Department and Legionaries

Two new features have been added to Strongholds in 9.3 - the War Department and Legionaries. With the introduction of the War Department building, players can now take on quests and receive special rewards when they are completed. Legionaries are for players who are interested to join skirmishes but are not in a clan. Becoming a legionary allows a player to join an existing clan to battle in Skirmishes.

 

NEW! High-tier Light Tanks

There is now more variety in high-tier Light Tanks to choose from. Players can now research a total of 6 new Light Tanks from the USA, USSR, and German tech tree:

  • U.S.A.: T37 (Tier VI), M41 Walker Bulldog (Tier VII), T49 (Tier VIII).
  • U.S.S.R.: LTTB (Tier VII), Т-54 ltwt. (Tier VIII).
  • Germany: Spähpanzer Ru 251 (Tier VIII).

Happy scouting!

 

NEW! Achievements

A set of easily-obtainable awards have been released. Try earning these medals!

 

Shellproof

Have total damage blocked by armor exceed the hit points of your vehicle.

Conditions

  • Survive the battle.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Battle Buddy

Do not cause any damage to allies for 50 battles.

Conditions

  • Hits on modules with no damage caused to them are not included.
  • Ricochet and non-penetration are not included.
  • The series can continue while driving any vehicle.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Spotter

Spot enemy vehicles, enabling your allies to cause 1,000 HP of damage in one battle.

Conditions

  • Win the battle.
  • The series is extended for every 1,000 HP of damage caused by allies to enemy vehicles spotted by you in one battle.
  • Every vehicle has its own series.
  • Only the longest series is counted.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Fire for Effect

Cause more damage to enemy vehicles than the hit points of your vehicle.

Conditions

  • Damage caused by ramming or setting enemy vehicle on fire is included.
  • Unavailable for SPGs.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Fighter

Destroy four or five enemy vehicles in one battle.

Conditions

  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Duelist

Destroy at least two enemy vehicles that caused damage to your vehicle in the battle.

Conditions

  • Damage to modules is included.
  • Ricochet and non-penetration are not included.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Demolition Expert

Destroy an enemy vehicle by causing its ammunition to explode.

Conditions

  • No more than one award per player in a battle.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Arsonist

Destroy an enemy vehicle by setting it on fire.

Conditions

  • No more than one award per player in a battle.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Bruiser

Damage enemy vehicles' modules or injure crew members at least five times in a battle.

Conditions

  • Modules damaged by fire are counted.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Hand of God

Survive and win the battle, having received damage from at least four different enemy vehicles.

Conditions

  • Only hits that caused damage are included.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

Eye for an Eye!

Simultaneously destroy, and be destroyed, by the same enemy.

Conditions

  • Enemy vehicles destroyed by setting them on fire or by ramming are counted.
  • Can be obtained in Random Battles only.

 

View the complete patch notes for Update 9.3 here

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