A brand-new in-game shop has been under construction for several months within the dev team, and it’s finally available for everyone to test. We’re planning to drastically change the shop’s interface and functionality, so we’re rolling out a separate Common Test specifically for the feature. Check it out!
Why We’ve Done This
The current shop allows you to browse through the list of available vehicles, modules, shells, and other items, providing decent filtering tools and featuring special offers. Its design hasn’t been updated, however, leaving much to be improved. We started working on the new version, pursuing two main goals.
For a better understanding of what should be improved, changed, or even removed, we’re asking everyone to join the test and share their feedback (please see the forum links at the end of the article).
Now, let’s take a closer look at what the upcoming shop will offer.
Everything is Close at Hand
The horizontally aligned three-tab menu has been replaced with a vertical set of icons, which now only contain Shop items. The “Depot” tab has been redesigned and taken its place in the main menu, while special offers are now part of the Shop under “Best.”
The "Vehicles" section now has a cleaner look and clearer structure. The list of machines is presented in tiles, divided into several categories (reflecting bundles), along with available Premium and regular tanks. The familiar filter is now hidden behind the tank icon to the right of the search field, so as not to frustrate players with excessive visual information. Its functionality remains unchanged: if you want to search a desired nation or vehicle class, click on respective buttons in the filter menu.
Once you click on any vehicle, it is displayed as if parked in your Garage, so you can literally “try it on.” If you choose a bundle containing several machines, you can switch among them by clicking on the desired icon at the bottom of the screen. Every vehicle will feature a historical note, a list of Crew members with their core abilities, and additional bonuses with descriptions (if you’ve chosen a Premium tank).
Equipment, Consumables, Personal Reserves, and Directives are all compiled in the unified “Service” section. Jump between the tabs to reach the type of items you’re looking for. In case you need an item for a certain vehicle, activate the filter in the upper right field and choose the desired machine.
Just like with vehicles, everything is divided into blocks; items available for Bonds are arranged separately. For your convenience, we’ve created a standalone section, “Items for Bonds,” where you can seamlessly access improved Equipment and Directives.
How the Shop 2.0 Common Test Will Work
After joining the test, you’ll be provided with a certain amount of all in-game currencies (Credits, Bonds, and Gold) to buy in-game items.
Note: As long as the majority of players tend to explore and use Tier X vehicles in combat, we advise you to do the same in order not to waste time in pre-battle rooms.
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