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World of Tanks

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Wargaming.net
Release Date: April 12, 2011

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'World of Tanks' (ALL) Update Adds Changes To Physics, Tanks, UI and UX Elements

by Rainier on May 25, 2016 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT

In World of Tanks player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles, featuring more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War.

World Of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

Ride the legendary Tiger tank, or choose the fast-and-furious Soviet T-34, practice your sharp-shooting skills with the American 155mm M40 Gun Motor Carriage or try experimental/prototype machines such as the Germany's monstrous Maus tank. A Player can have an endless number of tanks in "garage", and all machines can be upgraded in dozens of ways: better turrets, chassis, guns, engines, radios, various ammunition types, plus tank crew members can be leveled up as well.


Wargaming is excited to bring a pack of community-requested changes to World of Tanks with Update 9.15, which is now live today in North America. The update introduces balance tweaks to tanks, as well as changes to UI and UX elements along with further physics and sound improvements—all of which have been implemented based on feedback the development team has received from players.

Evolution in World of Tanks is a gradual process, but thanks to our dedicated players, the development team has been able to incorporate elements that were in high demand with the community. The improved physics and sound, which were introduced last update are still being enhanced with the chances of tank toppling decreased and the damage taken from falling has been lowered..

“Work on Update 9.14 started with having a conversation with the players,” said Anton Pankov, World of Tanks Global Publishing Producer. “We connect with them on social media, our forums; speak to opinion leaders in the community and trial changes on test servers to get to the core of what people want. It’s invaluable, and from this we’re able to further polish features and mechanics.

“In the future, we’ll be addressing more player requests and introducing the sandbox: one of the biggest changes in World of Tanks history. We’ll be rebalancing every single tank in the game—a truly massive task and the players will be at the heart of this change. Feedback matters more than ever, and we’ll be in close communication with the community every step of the way with exciting news in the future.”

This update also adds UI and UX improvements including a number of popular mods that have been added to the client to make vehicle technical characteristics easier, manage Garage filters and more. Over the years players have modded the game for the greater benefit of the community and the World of Tanks Team has recreated these mods in game, making them safe for everyone to enjoy.

The features in 9.15 are all united by engine optimization, which enhances performance up to 30% and increases FPS stability. The development team is also working diligently to launch the new balance sandbox, and looking forward to everyone taking part and providing us with their feedback.


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