Release notes 8.4

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General Changes

  • Added a branch of Tank Destroyers to the British Tech Tree: Universal Carrier QF 2 pounder, Alecto, Valentine AT, АТ 2, АТ 7, Gun Carrier Churchill, АТ 8, АТ 15, А39 Tortoise, FV215b(183).
  • Added three new German light tanks: Pz.I, Pz.I Ausf.С , Pz.II Ausf.G.
  • New USSR premium Tier VI tank destroyer available in the in-game shop: SU-100Y.
  • Implemented new function of loading the necessary shell type within the countdown before the battle start.
  • Added the possibility to choose addressing system in battle chat: with or without auto save of the addressee.
  • Added the ability to remove heavy weight equipment and modules and replace them with lower weight ones when the chassis is overloaded. 

New tutorial

  • Battle tutorial for beginners has been added (tutorial mission has its own map).

 

Graphical changes


  • The following maps were reworked for improved graphics: Steppes, Fisherman's Bay, Ensk, Live Oaks.
  • Dragon Ridge and Serene Coast maps removed from random battle mode for re-working.
  • Game and visual fixes for the following maps: Cliff, Prokhorovka, Abbey.
  • Fixed rounding on roads and crater textures for the Ruinberg map.
  • Game supports NVIDIA SLI configurations
  • The FPS rate in hangar is forcibly limited to 60 FPS.
  • Reworked and optimised tank engine exhaust effect.
  • Added a windowed full-screen option (maximise button in the right top corner).
  • Added new pictures to the login screen.
  • Added additional effects for destroying big tanks.
  • When a client is minimised, the icon now blinks for 5 seconds before the start of the battle rather than at the start.
  • Fixed bugs in visual models: IS-3, Churchill LL, М41, Т69, KV-3, TOG-2, SU-14, S-51, Hetzer.
  • Fixed some bugs in the visual models of surrounding objects and building damage.

Achievements


  • Fixed glitch with "Sniper" achievement when damaging allied tank with HE shell.
  • Fixed some bugs in achieving Kolobanov's medal for cases when the members of both teams quit to the hangar before the end of a battle.
  • Fixed descriptions of the "Sniper" and "Steel Wall" achievements.
  • Complemented description of commemorative medals.

 

Changes in Vehicles


  • The following German light tanks have been moved to Tier IV, V and VI to match their rebalanced characteristics:  Luchs, VK 1602, VK2801
  • Angle of lower frontal hull armour of PzV Panther, PzV/IV, Panther M10, JagdPanther has been increased to 55 degrees
  • Thickness of lower frontal hull armour of PzV Panther, PzV/IV, Panther M10, JagdPanther has been reduced to 50 mm
  • Reduced slope of the lower nose plate of the T-44 to 45 degrees.
  • Improved the protection offered by the joint between lower and higher nose plates on Caernarvon, Conqueror and FV215b tanks up to 203, 203 and 254 mm accordingly
  • Tanks with auto loader system will reload the whole cassette/drum instead of one shell when the “Intuition” skill is triggered.
Chinese Tanks:

Type 2597 Chi-Ha:

  • Cost of 57 mm Gun Type 97 gun has been changed from 3000 to 2000

WZ-132:

  • Cost of the engine 8V135 has been changed from 43000 to 49000
  • Reloading time for 100 mm 59-100T gun has been changed from 8.6 sec. to 9.1 sec.
French Tanks:

AMX M4(1945):

  • Depression angle of 105 mm Canon 13TR gun changed from 5 degrees to 10 degrees
  • Depression angle of 90 mm DCA 30 gun changed from 5 degrees to 10 degrees
  • Depression angle of 90 mm DCA 45 gun changed from 5 degrees to 10 degrees
  • Depression angle of 90 mm F3 gun changed from 5 degrees to 10 degrees

RenaultBS:

  • Load capacity of RenaultBS M17 chassis changed from 7800 kg to 5000 kg
  • Load capacity of RenaultBS M26/M27 chassis changed from 8200 kg to 7000 kg
  • Body weight changed from 2750 kg to 2714 kg
German Tanks:

PzKpfw 35 (t):

  • Cost of 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 gun changed from 2130 to 1910

PzKpfw II:

  • Cost of 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 gun changed from 2130 to 1910

PzKpfw II Luchs:

VK 1602 Leopard:

VK 2801:

British Tanks:

Crusader:

  • Cost of Nuffield Liberty Mk. V engine changed from 11500 to 12500

Cromwell:

  • Cost of Nuffield Liberty Mk. V engine changed from 11500 to 12500

Centurion:

  • Cost of 20pdr HE Mk.3 shell increased to 170 credits.
American Tanks:

M4A2E4 Sherman:

  • Elevation angle of 75 mm Gun M3 L/37 gun changed from 25 degrees to 20 degrees
  • Depression angle of 75 mm Gun M3 L/37 gun changed from 10 degrees to 5 degrees

Ram II:

  • Body weight changed from 12600 kg to 12670 kg

T57 Heavy Tank:

  • Elevation angle of 120 mm Gun T179 gun changed from 15 degrees to 12 degrees
Soviet Tanks:

Object 212:

  • Load capacity of Object 212 chassis changed from 55000 kg to 55500 kg

Object 261:

  • Load capacity of Object 261 chassis changed from 59200 kg to 59900 kg

S-51:

  • Load capacity of S-51 chassis changed from 50500 kg to 52000 kg

 

Rebalancing of German tanks 

PzKpfw II Luchs:
  • Camouflage cost increased to 33%
  • Load capacity of Luchsketten Ausf. A chassis changed from 12250 kg to 12500 kg
  • Traverse mechanics changed for Luchsketten Ausf. A chassis
  • Traverse speed of Luchsketten Ausf. A changed from 35 to 30
  •  Dispersion on move for Luchsketten Ausf. A chassis reduced by 4%
  • Dispersion on turn for Luchsketten Ausf. A chassis reduced by 4%
  • Resistance of Luchsketten Ausf. A chassis for solid grounds increased by 9%
  • Resistance of Luchsketten Ausf. A chassis for moderately soft grounds reduced by 24%
  • Resistance of Luchsketten Ausf. A chassis for soft grounds reduced by 19%
  • Research cost of Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis changed from 750 to 1950
  • Load capacity of Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis changed from 15850 kg to 15500 kg
  • Cost of Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis changed from 4650 to 9650
  • Traverse mechanics changed for Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis
  • Traverse speed of Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis changed from 38 to 33
  • Dispersion on move for Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis reduced by 4%
  • Dispersion on turn for Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis reduced by 4%
  • Resistance of Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis for moderately grounds reduced by 20%
  • Resistance of Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis for soft grounds reduced by 8%
  • Power capacity of Maybach HL 66 P engine changed from 200 to 180
  • Body weight changed from 7000 kg to 6830 kg
  • Tank tier changed from III to IV
  • Tank cost changed from 39000 to 155000
  • Repair cost increased by 21%
  • Max reverse speed changed from 20 km/h to 22 km/h
  • View range for PzKpfw-IIL-Großturm turret changed from 330 m to 360 m
  • Reload time of 2 cm Flak 38 L/112 gun changed from 3.4 sec to 2.7 sec
  • Reload time of 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 gun changed from 3.4 sec to 2.7 sec
  • Dispersion on turret turn for 3,7 cm KwK 36 L/46.5 gun reduced by 29%
  • Elevation angle of 5 cm KwK 38 L/42 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle of 5 cm KwK 38 L/42 gun changed from 8 degrees to 10 degrees
  • Dispersion on turret turn for 5 cm KwK 38 L/42 gum reduced by 25%
  • Added new 3 cm M.K.103 gun
  • Added new 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 gun
  • PzKpfw-IIL-Großturm turret tier changed from 4 to 5
  • Cost of PzKpfw-IIL-Großturm turret changed from 4700 to 10500
  • Turret traverse speed for PzKpfw-IIL-Großturm changed from 26 deg/sec to 38 deg/sec
  • Turret weight changed from 2500 kg to 2000 kg
  • View range of PzKpfw-IIL-Luchsturm turret changed from 320 m to 330 m
  • Aiming time for 2 cm Flak 38 L/112 gun changed from 1.6 sec to 1.5 sec
  • Reload time for 2 cm Flak 38 L/112 gun changed from 4.3 sec to 3 sec
  • Dispersion on turret turn for 2 cm Flak 38 L/112 gun reduced by 20%
  • Aiming time of 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 gun changed from 1.6 sec to 1.5sec
  • Reload time for 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 gun changed from 4.3 sec to 3 sec
  • Dispersion on turret turn for 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 gun reduced by 20%
  • Elevation angle of 3,7 cm KwK 36 L/46.5 gun changed from -20 degrees to -16 degrees
  • Depression angle of 3,7 cm KwK 36 L/46.5 gun changed from 10 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Added new 3 cm M.K.103 gum
  • Turret traverse speed for PzKpfw-IIL-Luchsturm changed from 39 deg/sec to 42 deg/sec
  • Total HP with PzKpfw-IIL-Großturm turret mounted changed from 230 to 340 points.
  • Total HP with PzKpfw-IIL-Luchsturm turret mounted changed from 190 to 310 points.

 

 VK 1602 Leopard:
  • Cammo price increased by 25%
  • Load limit for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. A changed from 22250 kg. to 21900 kg.
  • Changed reversal mechanism for suspencion Leopardketten Ausf. A
  • Traverce speed for Leopardketten Ausf. A changed from 30 to 33
  • Gun dispersion on movement with Leopardketten Ausf. A decreased by 4%
  • Gun dispersion on turning with Leopardketten Ausf. A decreased by 4%
  • Passability for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. A on moderately soft grounds decreased by 29%
  • Passability for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. A on soft grounds decreased by 8%
  • Research cost for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. B changed from 2615 to 5100
  • Load limit for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. B changed from 25550 kg. to 24000 kg.
  • Price for suspencion Leopardketten Ausf. B changed from 10740.0 to 12740.0
  • Changed reversal mechanism for Leopardketten Ausf. B
  • Traverce speed for Leopardketten Ausf. B changed from 33 to 36
  • Passability for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. B on moderately soft grounds decreased by 27%
  • Passability for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. B по on soft grounds decreased by 9%
  • Hull weight changed from 10000 kg to 12320 kg
  • Tank price changed from 210000 to 355000
  • Repair costs increased by 7%
  • Max reverce speed changed from 20 km/h to 22 km/h
  • Max forward speed changed from 68 km/h to 60 km/h
  • View range for turret Leopardturm changed from 350 m. to 380 m.
  • Aiming time for 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 changed from 2.3 sec. to 1.7 sec.
  • Elevation angle for 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle  for 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 gun changed from 6 degrees to 10 degrees
  • Reloading time for 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 changed from 2.5 sec. to 2.1 sec.
  • Dispersion for 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 changed from 0.4 m to 0.39 m
  • Added 3 cm M.K.103 gun
  • Removed the followin gun -  3,7 cm KwK 36 L/46.5
  • Removed the followin gun -  5 cm KwK 38 L/42
  • Turrer rotation speed for Leopardturm changed from 42 deg/sec to 40 deg/sec
  • Turret weight changed from 3000 kg to 2000 kg
  • HP changed from 390 to 440.
VK 2801:
  • Camouflage cost increased by 20%
  • VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. A suspension load capacity changed from 22500 kg. to 26500 kg.
  • Gun dispersion on move with VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. A suspension increased by 33%
  • Gun dispersion on hull turning with VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. A suspension increased by 33%
  • VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. A suspension performance on solid ground decreased by 9%
  • VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. A suspension performance on moderately soft ground decreased by 15%
  • VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. A suspension performance on soft ground decreased by 9%
  • VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. B suspension load capacity changed from 28800 kg to 29000 kg
  • Gun dispersion on move with VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. B increased by 64%
  • Gun dispersion on hull turning with VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. B increased by 64%
  • VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. B suspension performance on soft ground decreased by 10%
  • Hull weight changed from 10500 kg to 13438 kg
  • Tank Tier changed from V to VI
  • Tank price changed from 705000 to 945000
  • Maximum speed changed from 72 km/h to 60 km/h
  • View distance of VK-2801-Turm Ausf. A turret changed from 350 m to 370 m
  • Elevation angle of 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle of 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Dispersion of 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 gun on turret traverse decreased by 33%
  •     Elevation angle of 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle of 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Reloading speed of 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun changed from 4 sec to 3.8 sec
  • 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun dispersion on turret traverse decreased by 17%  
  • Dispersion of 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun changed from 0.54 m to 0.55 m
  • Elevation angle of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Reloading time of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43 gun changed from 4 sec to 3.8 sec
  • Dispersion of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43gun on turret traverse decreased by 17%
  • Elevation angle of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Reload time of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun changed from 4 sec to 3.8 sec
  • Dispersion of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun on turret traverse decreased by 17%
  • Turret weight changed from 3000 kg to 2800 kg
  • Aiming time of 10,5 cm KwK 42 L/28 gun changed from 1.7 sec to 2.3 sec
  • Elevation angle of 10,5 cm KwK 42 L/28 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle of 10,5 cm KwK 42 L/28 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Dispersion of 10,5 cm KwK 42 L/28 gun on turret traverse increased by 33%
  • Dispersion of 10,5 cm KwK 42 L/28 gun changed from 0.54 m to 0.55 m
  • Elevation angle of 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle of 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Elevation angle of 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun changed from -17 to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle of 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Reloading time of 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun changed from 3.7 sec to 3.4 sec
  • Dispersion of 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun changed from 0.54 m to 0.55 m
  • Elevation angle of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Reloading time of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43 gun changed from 3.7 sec to 3.4 sec
  • Elevation angle of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun changed from -17 degrees to -20 degrees
  • Depression angle of  7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun changed from 6 degrees to 8 degrees
  • Reloading time of 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun changed from 3.7 sec to 3.4 sec
  • Turret weight changed from 4000 kg to 3000 kg
  • Durability with VK-2801-Turm Ausf. A turret changed from 560 to 550 hit points

 

Fixes


  • "Assault" mode has been temporary disabled for the following maps: Malinovka and Westfield.
  • Removed the restriction of the “external view” button for vehicles with incomplete crew.
  • Returned the option to train crew members for tanks missing in the hangar. A separate warning window has been added for this purpose.
  • Added the display of the drowning timer and module repair indicator in the post mortem observation mode.
  • "Damage upon detecting" in the after battle statistics renamed into "Damage upon your detecting".
  • Added information on "potentially received damage" to the post-battle statistics. This considered all the potential damage that a tank could receive from ricocheted or non-penetrated shells (including side skirt armour).
  • Fixed minor bugs with the damage model of the following tanks: AT-15А, Matilda Black Prince, Matilda (USSR), Grille, AMX 13-75, AMX 13-90, AMX 12t, Churchill I, VK 4205B, M12, M41, Object 212, Caernarvon, M46 Patton, Maus, Е-100.
  • Fixed mixed up left and right tracks in the damage model of the WZ131 tank.
  • Fixed camo costs for Chinese T-34-2
  • Fixed appearance of the final drive cover for Т-34 and vehicles built on its hull.
  • Fixed the loss of performance on some configurations while using server reticle in sniper mode.
  • Fixed the FPS drop for some configurations during the rendering of fire and explosion effects while in sniper mode
  • Fixed a game client crash occurring in some cases during the loading of a battle when using alt +tab
  • Fixed the damage randomisation of HE shells when they hit the ground near a tank.
  • Fixed barrel scoring and turret turning after a hit.
  • Fixed after-shot rattle in the left speaker for some configurations.
  • Fixed the ammo order during a turret or gun change.
  • Fixed barrel scoring in some cases when targeting a close obstacle.
  • Fixed client crash when pressing "Update Device" in the settings menu.
  • Fixed wrong output for FPS values, ping and lag indication for the Logitech G19 keyboard.
  • Fixed a bug which mixed up the command order "Affirmative!" and "Negative!" for tank destroyers in some situations.
  • Fixed some bugs in the display and update rate of dynamic shadows.
  • Fixed a rare client crash after fast quitting and then connecting to the game.
  • Fixed audio interruptions during the voice chat test.
  • Implemented restoration of voice chat after disconnection.
  • Fixed inconsistent amount of credits received for selling a vehicle being displayed in both vehicle selling window and following system notifications.
  • Fixed complaints in the post-battle statistics for players not involved in the platoon.
  • Fixed camera in-tank-entry when you are close to some objects.
  • Fixed failure "10 calibers rule" for internal ricochet.
  • Fixed the display of a sold tank showing as not researched in the tech tree.
  • Fixed a rare client crash when going to the tank research window.
  • Fixed damage from falling received by absent turret for TDs and SPGs.
  • Fixed display of team damage and team kill for the post-battle statistics window when allied tank was destroyed by fire after your hit.
  • Completely reworked tracer effects.

 

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