Prepare for 1.5 coming your way!

Tank Commanders!

New British tanks will be invading World of Tanks Blitz in Update 1.5 with lots of new content. That's not all, players will receive 2 free days Premium time! Brace yourself for the launch of Update 1.5.

We're also happy to announce that Blitz is now available in Vietnamese and Thai!

More details will be released upon the launch of update 1.5. At the moment, here is a video preview and patch notes of what's to come for the new update.

Update 1.5

Release Notes 1.5.0

New Features:

  • British tanks added to the vehicle filter in the Garage.
  • Vehicle filter in the Garage reworked so that new nations can be added in future.
  • The Back button support introduced for Android devices.
  • Panel showing time left till x2 experience reset added to the Garage screen.
  • Message text field moved to the top of the Chat screen. Now new messages are displayed from the top downwards.
  • Crew skills introduced, available for all vehicle types (light, medium and heavy tanks, tank destroyers). The following skills are now available for players:
    • Light tank skills:
      • Hasty Shot
      • Breakthrough
      • Soft Recoil
    • Medium tank skills:
      • Rage
      • Penetration Boost
      • Mentor
      • Smooth Ride
      • Smooth Turret Traverse
    • Heavy tank skills:
      • Robustness
      • Close Combat Master
      • Firefighting
      • Adrenaline Rush
      • Repairs
    • Tank destroyer skills:
      • Sniper
      • Smooth Turn
      • Deadly Accuracy
      • Camouflage
      • Clutch Braking
  • Now players can use experience earned on Premium vehicles and vehicles with 100% crew to acquire newly introduced skills.
  • Display of penetration zones in Sniper Mode improved:
    • Modified color highlighting for penetration zones when High-Explosive shells are used:
      • Red color: non-penetration, no damage.
      • Yellow color: non-penetration, partial damage.
      • No color: penetration, full damage.
    • Normalization and ricochets now factored in.
    • Shield thickness re-calculated.
  • Local push notifications on x2 experience reset added.
  • Server push notifications added:
    • Your tanks are gathering dust in the garage.
    • Your Premium Account expires.
    • Options to disable push notifications in the game.

 

Sounds:

  • Improvements to the sound accompanying the appearance of light bulb indicator for spotted vehicles.
  • Improvements to the base capture sound.
  • Several issues with sound playback fixed.
  • Voice notifications added in the following languages:
    • Arabic
    • Thai
    • Vietnamese
  • Sound effect added for hiding the sidebar in the Garage.

 

Tanks:

  • New branch of Tier I-X British tanks added to the Tech Tree: Medium I, Cruiser III, Cruiser IV, Covenanter, Crusader, Cromwell, Comet, Centurion I, Centurion 7/1, FV4202.
  • Premium vehicles are now available in the Tech Tree: IS-6.
  • Models updated for the following tanks: Е 50 Ausf. M, Е 50, Е 100.
  • Changes in the Tech Tree for Tier I vehicles introduced:
    • Leichttraktor:
      • Engines Krupp M301, Krupp M311 removed.
      • Traverse speed for Leichttaktor Verstärkte Ketten suspension changed from 33 to 46°/s.
      • Now only stock gun can be mounted on the stock turret.
      • L.K.A. 2. turret is now researched from stock turret.
      • 2 cm Breda is now researched from L.K.A. 2.
      • Pz.Kpfw. II, Pz.Kpfw. 35(t), and Panzerjäger I are now researched from 2 cm Breda.
    • T1 Cunningham:
      • Cunningham E1 chassis removed.
      • Cunningham V-type engine removed.
      • Traverse speed for Cunningham E2 suspension changed from 32 to 38°/s.
      • Now only stock gun can be mounted on the stock turret.
      • Cunningham D2 turret is now researched from Cunningham D1.
      • 20mm Hispano-Suiza Birgikt gun and 37mm Browning semiautomatic gun are now researched from Cunningham D2.
      • T18 is now researched from 37mm Browning semiautomatic gun.
      • T2 Medium Tank is now researched from 20mm Hispano-Suiza Birgikt gun.
    • MS-1:
      • T-18 chassis removed.
      • Engines MS-1, GAZ M1 removed.
      • Traverse speed for MS-1 suspension changed from 36 to 50°/s.
      • Now only stock gun can be mounted on the stock turret.
      • MS-1 mod. 1930 turret is now researched from MS-1 mod. 1927.
      • 45mm mod 1932 and 23mm VJa are now researched from MS-1 mod. 1930.
      • BT-2 and T-26 are now researched from 23mm VJa.
      • AT-1 is now researched from 45mm mod 1932.
      • Auto-cannon of the Pz.Kpfw. 35(t), Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t), and Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. rebalanced to decrease damage per clip.
  • Characteristics of the following tanks changed after engine replacement:
    • Tiger II:
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 TRM P45 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 P30 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 P45 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 234 removed.
      • Top forward speed changed from 28 to 38 km/h.
      • Hull weight changed from 33,400 to 32,300 kg.
      • Crossing capacity for Tiger II Versuchs-Serie suspension:
          • on medium terrain increased by 30.77%.
          • on soft terrain increased by 36%.
      • Traverse speed for Tiger II Versuchs-Serie changed from 20 to 25°/s.
      • Crossing capacity for Tiger II suspension on medium terrain increased by 16.67%.
      • Traverse speed for Tiger II changed from 23 to 27°/s.
      • Tiger II Turm Nr. 1-50 turret:
        • Turret weight changed from 11,200 to 10,938 kg.
        • Elevation angle for 8.8 cm Kw.K. 43 L/71 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 10.5 cm Kw.K. L/52 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 10.5 cm Kw.K. L/68 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Ammunition capacity for 10.5 cm Kw.K. L/68 gun changed from 36 to 42 shells.
      • Tiger II Serienturm turret:
        • Turret weight changed from 13,520 to 9,638 kg.
        • Elevation angle for 8.8 cm Kw.K. 43 L/71 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 10.5 cm Kw.K. L/52 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 10.5 cm Kw.K. L/68 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Ammunition capacity for 10.5 cm Kw.K. L/68 gun changed from 36 to 42 shells.
    • Tiger I:
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 TRM P45 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 174 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 P30 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 P45 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 234 removed.
      • Top forward speed changed from 30 to 40 km/h.
      • Top reverse speed changed from 10 to 12 km/h.
      • Hull weight changed from 26,000 to 25,350 kg.
      • Crossing capacity for Pz.Kpfw. VI H Ausf. H1 suspension:
        • on solid terrain decreased by 15.38%.
        • on medium terrain increased by 13.33%.
        • on soft terrain increased by 9.68%.
      • Traverse speed for Pz.Kpfw. VI H Ausf. H1 changed from 18 to 26°/s.
      • Crossing capacity for Pz.Kpfw. Tiger Ausf. E suspension on solid terrain increased by 8.33%.
      • Traverse speed for Pz.Kpfw. Tiger Ausf. E changed from 20 to 28°/s.
      • Pz.Kpfw. VI H Ausf. H2 turret:
        • Turret weight changed from 8,200 to 8,250 kg.
        • Elevation angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Reload time changed from 5.53 to 4.9 s.
        • Elevation angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Reload time changed from 7.4 to 6.8 s.
        • Elevation angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Reload time changed from 7.48 to 7 s.
      • Pz.Kpfw. Tiger Ausf. E turret:
        • Turret weight changed from 9,000 to 8,950 kg.
        • Elevation angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 17 degrees to -15 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Reload time changed from 5.53 to 4.9 s.
        • Elevation angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Reload time changed from 6.6 to 5.8 s.
        • Elevation angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 17 degrees to 15 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Reload time changed from 7.48 to 7 s.
        • Elevation angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K 43 L/71 changed from 17 degrees to 13 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K 43 L/71 changed from 6 degrees to 7 degrees.
        • Reload time changed from 7.79 to 7 s.
    • Panther:
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 174 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 P30 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 P45 removed.
      • Top forward speed changed from 48 to 55 km/h.
      • Hull weight changed from 20,500 to 18,775 kg.
      • Crossing capacity for Pz.Kpfw. Panther Ausf. A suspension on soft terrain increased by 8%.
      • Traverse speed for Pz.Kpfw. Panther Ausf. A changed from 26 to 37°/s.
      • Crossing capacity Pz.Kpfw. Panther Ausf. G suspension on soft terrain increased by 4.35%.
      • Traverse speed for Pz.Kpfw. Panther Ausf. G changed from 28 to 39°/s.
      • Weight of the first suspension changed from 12,050 to 15,000.
      • Weight of the second suspension changed from 12,500 to 15,000.
      • Braking force of the first suspension changed from 34,000 to 40,000.
      • Braking force of the second suspension changed from 34,000 to 45,000.
      • Pz.Kpfw. Panther Ausf. G turret:
        • Turret weight changed from 9,600 to 7,745 kg.
        • Elevation angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 17 degrees to -20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 changed from 17 degrees to 20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
      • Pz.Kpfw. Panther Schmalturm turret:
        • Turret weight changed from 10,800 to 7,760 kg.
        • Elevation angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 17 degrees to -18 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 17 degrees to -18 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
    • Panther II:
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 174 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 P30 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 P45 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 234 removed.
      • Hull weight changed from 20,200 to 25,490 kg.
      • Crossing capacity for Panther II suspension:
        • on solid terrain increased by 22.22%.
        • on medium terrain increased by 27.27%.
        • on soft terrain increased by 26.09%.
      • Traverse speed for Panther II suspension changed from 30 to 44°/s.
      • Crossing capacity for Panther II Verstärkte Ketten suspension:
        • on solid terrain increased by 25%.
        • on medium terrain increased by 20%.
        • on soft terrain increased by 9.52%.
      • Traverse speed for Panther II Verstärkte Ketten suspension changed from 32 to 46°/s.
      • Suspension weight increased from 12,000 to 16,500 kg.
      • Braking force of the first suspension increased from 35,500 to 48,000 kg.
      • Braking force of the second suspension increased from 35,500 to 53,000 kg.
      • Turm-Panther (schmale Blende) turret:
        • Turret weight changed from 9,600 to 7,500 kg.
        • Elevation angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 17 degrees to 20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. L/100 gun changed from 17 degrees to 20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. L/100 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 17 degrees to 20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
      • Panther II Schmalturm turret:
        • Turret weight decreased from 12,500 to 7,745 kg.
        • Elevation angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 17 degrees to 20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. L/100 gun changed from 17 degrees to 20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 7,5 cm Kw.K. L/100 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 17 degrees to 20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 17 degrees to 20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
        • Elevation angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K 43 L/71 gun changed from 17 degrees to 20 degrees.
        • Depression angle for 8,8 cm Kw.K 43 L/71 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees.
    • JagdTiger:
      • Top speed increased from 28 to 38 km/h.
      • Hull weight decreased from 47,500 to 47,420 kg.
      • Weight of the first and second suspensions increased from 18,450 to 22,350 kg.
      • Braking force of the first suspension increased from 34,000 to 67,000 kg.
      • Braking force of the second suspension increased from 34,000 to 75,000 kg.
      • Superstructure weight increased from 50 to 100.
      • Crossing capacity for JagdTiger suspension:
        • on solid terrain increased by 8.33%.
        • on medium terrain increased by 21.43%.
        • on soft terrain increased by 30.77%.
      • Crossing capacity for Jagdtiger Verstärkte Ketten suspension:
        • on medium terrain increased by 23.08%.
        • on soft terrain increased by 4.17%.
    • JagdPanther:
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 174 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 P30 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 P45 removed.
      • Top speed increased from 46 to 55 km/h.
      • Hull weight decreased from 26500 to 26313 kg.
      • Weight of the first and second suspensions decreased from 15,550 to 15,000 kg.
      • Braking force of the first suspension increased from 34,000 to 40,000 kg.
      • Braking force of the second suspension increased from 34,000 to 45,000 kg.
      • Crossing capacity for Jagdpanther suspension:
        • on solid terrain increased by 8.33%.
        • on medium terrain increased by 21.43%.
        • on soft terrain increased by 30.77%.
      • Crossing capacity for Jagdpanther Verstärkte Ketten suspension:
        • on medium terrain increased by 15.38%.
        • on soft terrain decreased by 4.17%.
    • Е 100:
      • Reload time for 12,8 cm Kw.K. 44 L/55 gun: rounded up to 13.23 s
      • Reload time of the 15 cm Kw.K. L/38 gun: rounded up to 16.27 s
    • E 50:
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 234 TRM P30 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 P45 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 234 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 295 Ausf. A removed.
      • Traverse speed for E 50 suspension has been changed from 24 to 32°/s.
      • Traverse speed for E 50 Verstärkte Ketten suspension has been changed from 26 to 34°/s.
      • E 50 Ausf. A turret:
        • Reload time for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun: rounded up to 5.4 s
        • Reload time for 7,5 cm Kw.K. L/100 gun: rounded up to 5.4 s
        • Reload time for 8,8 cm Kw.K 43 L/71 gun: rounded up to 6.8 s
        • Reload time for 8,8 cm Kw.K. L/100 gun: rounded up to 6.26 s
      • E 50 Ausf. B turret:
        • Reload time for 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun: rounded up to 5.4 s
        • Reload time for 7,5 cm Kw.K. L/100 gun: rounded up to 5.4 s
        • Reload time for 8,8 cm Kw.K 43 L/71 gun: rounded up to 6.62 s
        • Reload time for 8,8 cm Kw.K. L/100 gun: rounded up to 6 s
        • Reload time for 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/52 Ausf. B: rounded up to 8.82 s
    • Е 75:
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 234 TRM P45 added.
      • Engine Maybach HL 210 P30 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 230 P45 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 234 removed.
      • Engine Maybach HL 295 Ausf. A removed.
      • Top forward speed changed from 30 to 40 km/h.
      • Hull weight changed from 53,300 kg to 47,500 kg.
      • Crossing capacity for E 75 suspension:
        • on solid terrain increased by 8.33%.
        • on medium terrain increased by 46.15%.
        • on soft terrain increased by 41.67%.
      • Traverse speed for E 75 suspension changed from 14 to 24°/s.
      • Crossing capacity for E 75 Verstärkte Ketten suspension:
        • on solid terrain increased by 18.18%.
        • on medium terrain increased by 41.67%.
        • on soft terrain increased by 22.73%.
      • Traverse speed for E 75 Verstärkte Ketten suspension changed from 16 to 26°/s.
      • Weight of the first and second suspensions increased from 15,000 to 22,350 kg.
      • Braking force of the first suspension increased from 39,500 to 72,000 kg.
      • Braking force of the second suspension increased from 41,500 to 80,000 kg.
      • E 75 Ausf. A:
        • Turret weight changed from 13,520 to 10,938 kg.
      • E 75 Ausf. B:
        • Turret weight changed from 18,520 to 16,520 kg.
    • Marder II
      • Changed gun tiers:
        • 7,62 cm Pak 36 (r) from V to IV
        • 7,5 cm Pak 40/2 L/46 from IV to V
      • 5 cm Pak 38 L/60 gun removed
      • Guns mounted:
        • 7,62 cm Pak 36 (r) mounted as a stock gun
        • 7,5 cm Pak 40/2 L/46 mounted as a top gun

 

Maps:

  • Fog settings fixed for the following maps:
    • Rockfield
    • Desert Sands
    • Falls Creek
    • Copperfield
    • Mines
    • Dead Rail
    • Fort Despair
    • Oasis Palms
    • Black Goldville
    • Winter Malinovka
  • Issue with the game area border on the Falls Creek map fixed.
  • Winter Malinovka map added.
  • Battle Tutorial map updated:
    • Issue with a tank reticle sticking to rocks during the Battle Tutorial fixed.
  • New effects for all maps:
    • New effects added for hitting metal, stone and wood.
    • Effect for hitting water with machine guns improved.

 

Localizations:

  • Localizations added:
    • Thai
    • Vietnamese
    • Arabic
  • Region selection control on the login screen changed. Region flag is also added to the Garage loading screen.
  • Battle controls size and layout settings adjusted.
  • Pudding and Tea, a new consumable increasing crew skills added for the British vehicle branch.
  • The following medals added:
    • WoT Blitz Testing on Android
    • Technical Engineer: U.K.
    • Expert: U.K.
  • New button added to the Settings screen: Grass in Sniper Mode On/Off.
  • Player’s name length is now automatically limited to 24 characters when registering with Game Center or Google Plus.
  • Notification of space shortage on Android devices during DLC files extraction improved.
  • Battle Results screen:
    • Team tab:
      • Color highlighting added for the player’s statistics.
      • Color highlighting for destroyed vehicles fixed.
  • Detailed tab/Statistics:
    • “Time of destruction” line removed if the player’s vehicle survives.
  • Efficiency tab:
    • Issue fixed: incorrect display of information on enemy vehicles destroyed by ramming.
  • Maximum length of Chat message increased to 512 characters.
  • Time in queue increased: now server waits till 75% of players are ready.
  • Visualization added for processing long interactions with the payment system.
  • Vehicle type markers for destroyed and active tanks display more clearly.
  • Minor improvements added to screen graphics.
  • Player’s record and Store caching implemented to make the Garage load faster.

 

Fixes and Improvements:

  • Issue fixed: a recently added friend’s status was incorrectly displayed in Chat when reentering the game.
  • Issue fixed: incorrect drowning countdown in case of several submersions in a row.
  • Issue fixed: Android device was unable to find the client installed on SD card.
  • Issue fixed: word duplicates occurred as a result of Chat messages autocorrecting.
  • Issue fixed: the camera dashed into Tier X German Tank Destroyer Jagdpz E 100.
  • Issue fixed: vehicle equipment was demounted without sale.
  • Issue fixed: the player did not receive the notification of battle results if the device was put in hibernation mode after the battle end.
  • Issue fixed: the Auto-Aim button turned untappable.
  • Issue fixed: the player remained in a Platoon after it was dismissed.
  • Issue fixed: the application hanged on the battle loading screen.
  • Issue fixed: the application hanged when the player used Joypad.
  • Issue fixed: the player was unable to see online friends in Chat after reconnection to server.
  • Issue fixed: auto login failed after restarting the application.
  • Issue fixed: results of the previous battle displayed incorrectly.
  • Issue fixed: the sidebar regularly re-appeared showing battle results already seen by the player.
  • Issue fixed: an empty Chat message was sent on Android devices. Line break characters replaced by space characters.
  • Issue fixed: notification of incorrect data entry was cut off on the login screen.
  • Issue fixed: it was impossible to set the maximum joystick size using controls slider in the Controls tab of the Settings screen.
  • Now the player receives a single notification after each purchase.
  • Issue fixed: an error occurred after the player closed a Facebook window on the Profile screen.
  • Issue fixed: a friend request disappeared after reentering the game.
  • Issue fixed: the player did not receive system notifications on battle results, credits and experience earned after the server disconnection and subsequent reconnection.

 

Crashes

  • Crash occurring in case of repeated opening/closure of a sidebar on the Garage screen fixed.
  • Crash after completing the Battle Tutorial on Android devices fixed.
  • A number of recurring errors and crashes on iOS and Android devices fixed.
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