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7.5 Update Overview

 

Commanders!

In this article, we'll give you a preliminary overview of the changes coming with the 7.5 update. These changes are still being adjusted and will likely be tweaked even further upon review of the test information; that's why not all of the specific numerical values are provided just yet.  As we draw nearer to releasing the patch, more info will become available.

Summary of main changes in 7.5

Additional information on vehicle rebalancing

Additional information on economy changes

Additional information on the changes to the French tech tree

Changes in profitabliity and repairs costs of vehicles after Update 7.5

 

List of main changes in 0.7.5

  • Added 3 new maps: Seaport, Highway, and Serene Coast
  • Added new tier X medium tanks: Е-50 Ausf.M, Т-62А, M48A1
  • Added new tier V French light tank: ELC AMX
  • Added new tier X tank destroyers: JagdPz E-100, Object 268, AMX 50 Foch 155, T110E3, T110E4
  • Added new tier VIII German tank destroyer: Jagdpanther II
  • Added new premium British medium tank: Matilda Black Prince
  • Reworked mechanics for shell-shocked crew damage with high-explosive rounds
  • Reworked mechanics when hitting the internal module case; it will still deal damage even if the armour was not penetrated
  • Fixed the game crash that could occur when leaving a battle to go to the garage
  • Fixed density of some bushes
  • Many minor changes to the UI
  • Reworked matchmaking for most vehicles
  • Rebalanced tier II & tier III tank destroyers
  • Adjusted credit income and repair costs for some tanks

 

Vehicle Rebalancing:

Along with a host of other changes, there will be a rebalancing of a fairly large number of tanks with the 7.5 update.

Tier 2-3 Tank Destroyers:

Most of these changes stem from the fact that the matchmaker has been adjusted to give tighter tier spreads for most tanks.  The tier II & III tank destroyers would be massively overpowered in these match-ups if there were no adjustments.

  • Changes in Tier II-II TD’s of all nation.
    • For all Tier II vehicles the top reverse speed will be up to 8km/h
    • For all Tier III vehicles the top reverse speed will be up to 12km/h
  • Т18:
    • Corrected suspension manoeuvrability on certain terrain types
    • Slight durability reduction
    • Slight reduction of all guns characteristics (aiming time, dispersion on move etc.)
    • Increased dispersion after firing
    • Slight reduction of rounds per minute for the 75 mm Howitzer M1A1 gun
  • АТ-1
    • Reworked manoeuvrability for the upgraded suspension AT-1
    • Lowered turning speed
    • Slight reduction for all characteristics of all guns
    • Slight rate of fire decrease for 2 guns – 45mm 20KS and 57mm ZiS-8S
    • Increased dispersion after firing for 50mm gun
  • Panzerjäger I:
    • Corrected the vehicle's chance to become visible while on the move
    • Changed terrain manoeuvrability of both suspensions
    • Changed dispersion on move after mounting upgraded suspension PzJg-Ketten II
    • Slight reduction of characteristics of all guns
    • Slight reduction of RoF for 4.7 cm PaK 38 (t) and 5 cm PaK 39 L/60 guns
    • For PaK 39 L/60, the gun dispersion after firing will be increased
  • Т82:
    • corrected the vehicle's chance to become visible while on the move;
    • lowered armour for both suspensions
    • corrected terrain manoeuvrability for both suspensions
    • increased dispersion when firing on the move
    • decreased visibility to 370m
    • slight reduction of all gun characteristics
  • SU-76:
    • slight durability decrease
    • corrected terrain manoeuvrability for both suspensions
    • lowered turning speed
    • increased dispersion for firing on the move
    • slight reduction of all gun characteristics
  • Marder II:
    • corrected the vehicle's chance to become visible while on the move
    • corrected terrain manoeuvrability for both suspensions
    • lowered turning speed
    • decreased visibility to 360m
    • slight reduction of all gun characteristics

 

French TD's and SPG's that were added in 7.4:

French TD’s and SPG’s statistics have shown that they are over-performing compared to their counterparts from other nations. In the 7.5 update, characteristics for these vehicles will be tweaked for rebalancing

  • Renault UE 57
    • view ranged decreased to 360m
  • Somua 35 CA:
    • slight reduction of 90 mm canon DCA 30 AC and Canon de 105 mle. 1930 Schneider AC guns RoF
    • For all guns, except 150mm, dispersion on move and on turning increased
  • ARL V39:
    • Slight reduction of Canon de 105 mle. 1930 Schneider AC and 90 mm canon DCA 30 AC guns
  • AMX AC Mle. 1946:
    • Reverse speed decreased to 12 km/h
    • Slight decrease of HP
    • Corrected terrain manoeuvrability on soft soils
    • Slight RoF reduction for all guns
  • AMX AC Mle. 1948:
    • Reworked terrain manoeuvrability on soft soils
    • Slight RoF reduction for all guns
  • AMX 50 Foch:
    • Reworked terrain manoeuvrability on all soils
    • Slight durability decrease
    • Decreased RoF and accuracy of the 120mm SA 56 AC gun
    • Increased dispersion after firing
  • AMX 13 F3 AM:
    • Decreased RoF of Obusier de 155 mm C mle.1917 gun
    • Increased dispersion of Obusier de 155 mm C mle.1917 gun on turning
  • Lorraine 155 50:
    • Increased dispersion on move
    • Decreased angles of vertical aiming for all guns
    • Decreased RoF of all guns
  • Lorraine 155 51:
    • Increased dispersion on move
    • Decreased angles of vertical aiming for all guns
    • Decreased RoF of all guns
  • Bat Chatillon 155:
    • Increased dispersion on move
    • Decreased angles of vertical aiming for Canon de 155mm gun.

 

Tier IX Medium Tanks and Tier X Heavy Tanks:

With the addition of new tier X vehicles the current top tier tanks will be in need of adjustment.

  • M46 Patton:
    • Slightly lowered balance weight
    • Lowered suspension armouring
    • Corrected the M46T80E1 suspension (first one) on soft soils
    • Corrected dispersion upon movement
    • Increased turning speed of  the top turret (M46M67)
    • Decreased view range of the top turret (M46M67)  to 410 m
    • Decreased characteristics of the 105 mm Gun T5E1M2 on both turrets
  • T-54:
    • Increased durability with first turret T-54 mod. 1946
    • Slightly lowered balance weight
    • Increased turning speed of first suspension
    • Increased accuracy whilst on the move with first suspension
    • Corrected aiming speeds for both turrets
    • Corrected RoF for 100 mm D-10Т mod. 1945 gun
    • Decreased RoF for 100 mm LB-1 gun on stock turret
    • Increased characteristics of all guns, except the 100 mm D-54
  • E-50:
    • Slightly lowered balance weight
    • Decreased durability when E-50-Turm Ausf. F turret is mounted.
    • Slightly reduced turning speed  when E-50-Ketten Ausf. F is mounted.
    • Increased dispersion on move
    • Increased aiming time of 10.5 cm kwK 45 L/52 Ausf. B gun and decreased its RoF
  • IS-4:
    • Increased vehicle durability
    • Decreased dispersion for 122 mm М62-Т2 gun on turning the turret
  • Maus:
    • + 200 HP
  • E-100:
    • +100 HP
    • +5% to accuracy
    • +1.1 sec increase in reload time of 15 cm KwK 44 L/38 gun

 

USSR Medium Tanks and Tank Destroyers:

These changes became necessary in light of the MM adjustments.

  • Т-28:
    • Tank was overall rebalanced
    • 85 mm F-30 gun removed, research cost compensated as Free XP
  • Т-34-85:
    • 85mm D5Т-85BМ improved
    • 100mm D10Т gun removed
    • Added V-54К engine.
  • Т-43:
    • 85mm D5Т-85BМ improved
    • 100mm D10Т gun removed
    • Added V-54К engine
  • КV-13:
    • Tank overall rebalanced
  • T-44
    • T 4485mm D5Т-85BМ improvement necessitated overall rebalance of the tank
  • SU-85:
    • Added  85mm D-5S-85BМ gun
    • Removed 107mm ZiS-6S gun, research cost compensated as Free XP
    • Vehicle overall rebalanced
  • SU-100:
    • 85mm D5Т-85BМ improvement necessitated overall rebalance of the tank

 

Economy:

Changes to the in-game economy started with the 7.2 update and will be continued in the 7.5 update.

First of all, some of the Tier 2-4 vehicles will get an increase to their profitability. The speed of levelling through these tiers doesn't match the new concept. Players were able to earn the amount of experience necessary to research new vehicles quite fast, but they had a problem getting enough credits, so they had to farm credits over a much longer period of time. This problem has been resolved by increasing profitability and decreasing repair costs.

Some of the US Tier 6-7 medium tanks are much better situated when compared with their counterparts from other nations.  For example, the Sherman Jumbo and M4A3E8 Sherman have a very low repair cost and a fairly high profit potential.  This allows them to often finish matches with a greater net gain of credits than VK 3601.  We wanted to correct this imbalance. M26 Pershing players should be delighted to learn that their repair costs are being significantly reduced.

The second branch of US Tier 5-8 Tank Destroyers, introduced with the v. 7.2 update, are more profitable than was originally intended. This is mostly due to the exceptional combat characteristics of these vehicles.  This branch earns significantly more credits when compared to the original branch (ending in the T95). This imbalance will be fixed in the 7.5 update.

The economic model of German vehicles of Tier 7-8 will be changed as well. Players who have Jagdpanther and VK3002 (DB) will be happy to hear that we're decreasing their repair costs. At the same time, the Tiger (P) will get the same profit potential rate as the other representatives of “Tiger” family made by Henschel. Also, we have good news for those who have a Löwe in the Garage, we're increasing the profit potential and reducing the repair costs.

The M6A2E1 is also due for a credit increase and repair cost reduction.

The profit potential for the Jagdtiger and Object 704 tank destroyers will be slightly lessened. They will earn slightly less credits so that their earnings are more in line with the other tier 9 tank destroyers.

In addition to the Object 704 getting an adjustment, the KV-3 having been moved in the 7.3 update to Tier 7, turned out to have too high of a repair cost; this will be decreased.  Profitability for the IS-3 is a bit higher compared to the other tier 8 heavies. We'll be adjusting the profit potential for this tank with the 7.5 update as well.

 

French Tree Changes:

With the 7.5 addition of a few new tanks the French Tech Tree is in need of some rearranging.

With the addition of the ELC AMX, the АМХ 12t is going to be moved up to Tier 6. Its place at tier 5 in the Tech tree will be taken over by the ELC AMX.
  • Case 1. AMX 12t isn’t in the garage at the time of the update release, but is fully researched:
    • Both tanks, ELC AMX and AMX 12t, will be researched
    • All undistributed experience goes from AMX 12t  will be moved to the ELC AMX
    • Any crew member in the barracks or in a tank, who possesses the tier 5 AMX 12t skills, get the ability to be used in the tier 6 AMX 12t without any changes or losses
    • Tier 5 AMX 12t combat statistics will be moved to the tier 6 AMX 12t  without any losses
    • All AMX 12t modules in the depot that don’t fit other tanks will be automatically sold at the original purchase price
    • All AMX 12t modules fitting other tanks will be saved in the depot, the same goes for shells of the respective guns
  • Case 2. AMX 12t is in the garage at the time of the update release. All the rules as mentioned in Case 1 apply along with the following:
    • AMX 12t as tier 5 light tank is substituted with AMX 12t as tier 6 light tank
    • Ammunition mounted onto the AMX 12t goes to the depot
    • Consumables and Equipment mounted onto the tier 5 AMX 12t remain on AMX 12t  at tier 6.
    • Players get the light French Tier 5 tank ELC AMX (without equipment, consumables, ammunition) and a garage slot for this tank for free
    • Players get a new full crew for the ELC AMX with 100% training
    • Camouflage mounted onto the Tier 5 AMX 12t  is moved to tier 6 AMX 12t and to ELC AMX as well
    • The expiration date of the camouflage on both vehicles stays the same as it was for the AMX 12t at the moment when the substitution takes place.

 

Other French Tech Tree Changes:
  • AMX 13 75 is going to be moved up to Tier 7
  • АМХ 13 90 is going to be moved up to Tier 8
  • Lorraine 40t is going to be moved up to Tier 9:
    • There will be no additional compensation
    • Modules will be changed to equivalent new ones
    • Maybach HL 230P45 Engine and Gun 90mm DCA 45 mounted onto the tank go to the depot. The tank will have only stock modules and ammunition for the stock gun
    • Shells for Gun 90mm DCA 45 go to the depot
  • Bat Chatillon 25t is going to be moved up to Tier 10:
    • There will be no additional compensation.
    • Stock modules will be changed to equivalent new ones (both in the Tech tree and mounted onto the tank).  There is nothing being moved to the depot
    • All stock modules in depot that don’t fit other tanks are sold at original purchase price and credits go to player’s account
    • Suspensions in depot are sold at original purchase price and credits go to player’s account
    • Gun  105mm CN 105 57 will be mounted onto the tank only if the Gun 100 mm SA 47 was researched and mounted onto the tank
    • If there was a Gun 90 mm DCA 45 mounted onto the tank the shells for it go to the depot and the gun will be replaced with the Gun 90mm F3

 

Changes in Profitabiliity and Repair Costs of Vehicles after Update 7.5.

All values in green represent income increase and reduction in repair costs.

All values in red represent income reductions and increase in repair costs.

Nation Tank Income change, % Repair cost change, %

France

 

 

 

D1

Hotchkiss H35

AMX 40

BDR G1B

+7

+7

+5

 

 

 

 

-16

USSR

 

 

KV-3

IS-3

Object 704

 

 

-7

-15

+5

 

USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M8A1

T49

M4A3E2

M4A3E8 Sherman

M18 Hellcat

T25/2

T25 AT

Pershing

T28 Prototype

M6A2E1

+20

-7

-6

-7

-9

-20

 

 

 

+25

-50

 

+35

+20

 

 

-4

-6

+6

-30

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

Hetzer

Jagdpanther

VK 3002 (DB)

PzKpfw VI Tiger (P)

Löwe

Jagdtiger

 

 

 

-4

+5

-5

-20

-8

-9

 

-8

 

Stay tuned for more news about the 7.5 update!

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