World of Tanks pushes out Update 9.19 with improved equipment and directives

The new hotness in World of Tanks these days is ranked battles, which is getting ready to kick off a beta season to iron out the kinks. Along with these increasingly challenging battles comes new types of rewards: improved equipment and directives.

Improved equipment comes in six types, each offering permanent boosts to various tank and crew systems when they are equipped. The only downside is that normal and improved equipment of the same type cannot be stacked. Directives are far more temporary, offering single battle boosts and crew skill unlocks to give an advantage during a fight.

So how do you get all of these new toys? You collect bonds: “Bonds are rewarded at the end of each stage, with the amount you earn tied directly to the rank you’re at, as well as by the end of the Season, with the amount depending on your final standing in the leaderboard. If you finish a stage at, let’s say, Rank IV, you gain 400 Bonds. Rank III brings in 300, Rank II gives you 200, Rank V earns you 500, and finally, if you don’t make it past Rank I, you get 100 Bonds.”

Update 9.19 is now live, and you can get a brief overview of its salient details after the break.

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Loopy

I’m actually kinda interested in jumping back into WoT with ranked mode. I’m interested to hear if you need to own a tier X tank, or if one will be made available for everyone just for ranked.

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silverlock

What tiers can take part in ranked battles? I’m always looking for a chance to make cash shop tanks cry with my Bishop and FV 304.

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Melissa McDonald

My Tiger 1 and Tiger 2 would be my picks. They’re Elites and have well-trained crews.

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Loopy

It appears it’s tier X only at this time.

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Melissa McDonald

Crew training is a big deal once your tank achieves Elite status. I always make sure to train my Commander in the “jack of all trades” skill, as it means he can step in to help each position if that person gets killed in battle. It can seriously affect your tank’s mobility if your Driver is killed, it affects your accuracy if the Gunner is killed, etc.

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