World of Tanks Public Test of Patch 7.3

A Public Test of Patch 7.3 for World of Tanks has been announced, giving anybody the chance to participate, as long as you registered before April 17th, 2012. In order to take part in the testing you will have to download a Test Client, and install it in a separate folder (do not mix it up with your original files). Logging into the Test Server can be done with your normal account. There will be a “pop” limit of 26,000 players, so expect lines during peak hours.

Check out the trailer and details of patch 7.3 here, otherwise read below for details about the Public Test.

What to expect in the Public Test? The present changes will be as follows:

  • Added two new maps Dragon’s Ridge (first Asian map) and South Coast (a Crimea resort place).
    KV-3 moved from tier 6 to tier 7 as a Soviet heavy tank, and rebalanced.
  • T-150 substitutes KV-3 as a Soviet heavy tank tier 6.
  • KV-4 added as a Soviet tier 8 heavy tank.
  • ST-I added as a Soviet tier 9 heavy tank.
  • IS-4 moved from tier 9 to tier 10 in Soviet tech tree and rebalanced.
  • KV divided into KV-1 and KV-2. KV-2 becomes a Soviet tier 6 heavy tank.
  • Added previously tested French premium vehicles: TD FCM 36 Pak 40 and SPG 10.5 сm leFH18 B2.
  • Added vehicles, available for supertesters only: Soviet heavy tank IS-6 (tier 8 ) and German TD JagdTiger 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 (tier 8).
  • Fixed and reworked damaged models of M18 Hellcat, Т32, Т30, Ferdinand.
  • Fixed and reworked visual models of Т25/2, PzKpfw VI Tiger, KV-3, Т32, Т30, Т-46, KV-5.
  • Removed some special modules for top tanks from store.
  • Fixed a rare bug with base capture proceeding even though a shell falls between the two tanks capturing the base.
  • Fixed a rare bug with incorrect experience distribute among crew members during active “Accelerate crew training” option.
  • Fixed the bug when a skill pop-up hint disappeared, if the skill is 0% trained.
  • Fixed the “black terrain” graphics display for back issue Radeon video cards.
  • Fixed minor interface errors in the tank company window.
  • Extended text descriptions of perks and skills.
  • Fixed the incorrect cost of radio station FuG 37.
  • Fixed names of several American HE shells.
  • Added clan logos display on tanks.
  • Fixed the issue with non-destruction of antitank hedgehogs (Komarin map) when hit with HE shells in some cases.
  • Fixed non-receipt of Fadin’s Medal for tanks with autoloader mechanism.
  • Added view of ammunition rack explosion to vehicle overtarget markers.
  • Fixed several bugs with crew training.
  • Fixed the undersized research cost of Т49 from М8А1.
  • Fixed the cost of suspension in TD Т82.
  • Fixed mouse inversion operation in SPG view mode.
  • Combat levels for htier 5 eavy tanks reduced by 1.
  • Fixed disappearance of indicator showing distance to a vehicle in reticle.
  • Fixed the rare bug with client failure at screenshot saving.
  • Fixed the display of M103 front armor in the game interface.

The Public Test will last only untill the 25th of April, as such you will have limited time to test out all the features. On the other hand, in order to maximize your testing performance you will be granted 15,000 gold and earn ten times what you normally earn in experience and credits. None of your earnings, experience or gold will be transferred to your “normal” account. Furthermore, you cannot buy anything through the store (for real cash) for your “test” account.

The Test Server restarts every two days, meaning you will have a chance to test a slightly different angle after some time. Since this is a public test I also urge any players who want to take part to leave helpful comments on the Public Test Forum (login to access), so that the final Patch release will be at its best.

See you on the battlefield!

Alex “WriterX” Bielski

 

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Student of Psychology, he was identified as a Nut-Job even before he started the course. Having done some small work as a Modder for a number of titles, and worked as a Game Designer part-time, Alex now writes in third person. As Co-Owner and Editor of AlterGamer.com he aims high, while being armed only with a sling. In the future, he hopes to become a fully qualified Newspaper Editor, and purchase Google.

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