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v 7.0 Release Plan

Tankers!

The time to release version 7.0 is nearly here. We will be performing a staggering rollout of the update to World of Tanks game servers across the world. We would like to give you a heads up on the current release plan.

Version 7.0 is to be released on the World of Tanks game servers very and very soon. We will be updating one game server at a time to ensure a smooth downtime. We also need to make certain that the multi-cluster technology works properly on every server. That is why RU server is receiving it as you read, while EU and US will receive the update a bit later.

This long anticipated 7.0 update will introduce new camo patterns, and it will also let players to save and replay battle videos.

We would like to share the patch notes with you ahead of time so that you have a chance to check out everything that comes out in the update. Version 7.0 is a very important update for the game; it’s just the beginning of a fight for the global dominance. We’re very excited to share this update with you, and hope you will enjoy all of the new features.

You can also refer to OverLord’s blog, where some of your questions regarding v 7.0 have been answered.  

UPDATE NOTES
Featured changes:
  • Implemented several game clusters (multicluster technology).
  • Added the camouflage feature. Camo purchase and its mounting are available in the game section ‘Appearance’.
  • Added levels of tank companies varied by tier: up to tier 4, up to tier 6, up to tier 8 and up to tier 10 (including tier 10). Implemented tier limits for SPGs, LTs, and TDs in up to tier 4, up to tier 6 and up to tier 8 battles.
  • Added the complaint system. You can choose the complaint type while in battle by right-clicking on the player's nickname shown in the pop-up context menu.
  • Added a test system for recording and replaying battles. A ‘Record battle to replay’ setting saves battle videos in ‘Replays’ folder.
Content:
  • Added new maps – Marsh and Fjords.
  • Fixed multiple bugs in tank models.
  • Fixed multiple bugs, blockings and jam-ups on the majority of maps.
  • Added animated birds on several maps.

 Re-worked collision models for German vehicles:
- Pz B2 740 (f): new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Pz 38H735 (f): new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour). Added suspension spaced armour.
- Pz S35 739 (f): new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour). Added suspension spaced armour.
- Leichttraktor: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Panther II: small fixes in the gun mantlet armouring.
- Pz 38 (t): new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Pz 38 nA: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Pz III/IV: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Pz II Luchs: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Pz VI Tiger: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Pz V-IV: fixes in turret armouring.
- StuG III: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour). Hull front armour is now 80mm.
- JagdPz IV: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- VK 1602 Leopard: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- VK 3001 (H): new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- VK 3001 (P): new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- VK 3002 (DB): new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- VK 3601 (H): new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).

Changes of in-game characteristics of German vehicles and guns:
- Added a new special round type for the 8.8cm L/71 gun with damage increased to 240. Old type rounds will be sold from ammunition at purchase prices.
- Increased minimum battle levels for tanks VK1602 and T-50.
- Removed "improved ventilation" equipment in SPG GW Tiger and GW Panther. Players will be compensated (at purchase price) if they had this equipment installed
- SPG GW Panther gain decreased by 10%.

VK 3601 (H):
- Reload time for the 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58 gun increased from 3.5 to 4.5 sec.
- Aiming time for the 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58 increased from 1.1 to 2 sec.
- Dispersion by a turret rotation and movement for the 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58 gun increased by 10%.
- Old type rounds for the 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58 gun will be sold from ammunition at purchase prices.

PzKpfw V Panther:
- ammo rack durability decreased by 20%.
- top turret view range increased from 420 to 430 metres.

Panther II:
- ammo rack durability decreased by 10%.
- stock turret view range decreased from 460 to 430 metres.
- top turret view range decreased from 460m to 450m.
- reload time for the second turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6.1 to 6.7 sec.

E-50:
- ammo rack durability decreased by 5%.
- stock turret view range decreased from 460 to 450 metres.
- reload time for the stock turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6 to 6.6 sec.
- reload time for the second turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 5.8 to 6.4 sec.

PzKpfw VI Tiger (P):
- reload time for the first turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 7.3 to 8.0 sec.
- reload time for the second turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6.8 to 7.5 sec.

PzKpfw VI Tiger:
- reload time for the second turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6.8 to 7.5 sec.

PzKpfw VIB Tiger II:
- reload time for the first turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6.5 to 7.2 sec.
- reload time for the second turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6.1 to 6.7 sec.

VK 4502 (P) Ausf. A:
- reload time for the first turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6.5 to 7.2 sec.
- reload time for the second turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6.1 to 6.7 sec.

VK 4502 (P) Ausf. B:
- reload time for the stock turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6.1 tо 6.7 sec.
- reload time for the second turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 5.8 to 6.4 sec.

Е-75:
- reload time for the stock turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 6.1 to 6.7 sec.
- reload time for the second turret 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun changed from 5.8 to 6.4 sec.

GW Tiger:
- gain decreased by 20%.
- reload time for the 170mm K72 Sf gun changed from 27.3 to 25.5 sec.
- dispersion for the 170mm K72 Sf changed from 0.41 to 0.4.
- dispersion by turning for the 170mm K72 Sf gun decreased by 5%.

Re-worked collision models for Soviet vehicles:
- А-20: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- А-32: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- АТ-1: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- BT-7: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- SU-85B: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- IS-3: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour). Added suspension armour plates.
- IS-4: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- IS-7: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour). Improved front turret armour, re-enforced hull stem, added suspension armour plates.
- KV-13: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- KV-220: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- KV-3: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- KV: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Matilda: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- MS-1: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Object 704: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour). Added suspension armour plates.
- SU-14: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- SU-152: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- SU-18: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- SU-76: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- T-34: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Т-44: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Т-54: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).
- Valentine: new armour system (16 groups+spaced armour).

Changes of in-game characteristics of Soviet vehicles and guns:
- Changed models and parameters of the both turrets of IS-3.
- SPG SU-14 gain decreased by 13%.
- SPG S-51 gain decreased by 15%.
- SPG Object 212 gain decreased by 25%.
- 180mm F-600D round price increased from 1890 to 1980 credits.
- 180mm URB-600 round price increased from 1890 to 1980 credits.
- 203mm F-625D round price increased from 1442 to 1568 credits.
- 203mm G-620 round price increased from 1092 to1200 credits.

Т-44:
- ammo rack durability increased by 15%.
- stock suspension traverse speed increase by 2 deg/sec.
- top suspension traverse speed increased by 1 deg/sec.
- stock turret view range decreased from 430 to 420m.
- top turret view range increased from 430 to 440m.
- added the second turret LB-1 gun.
- added the 680hp B-54-6 engine.

T-54:
- ammo rack durability increased by 5%.

Reworked Collision Models of American vehicles:
- M12: fixed gun shields
- M2 Light Tank: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- M2 Medium Tank: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- M4A2E4: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- M4A3E8: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- M4 Sherman: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- M5 Stuart: change the display of hull armour thickness
- M7: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- Ram II: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- T-14: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour). Added spaced armour on sides.
- T1 Cunningham: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- T29: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- T2 Light Tank: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- T30: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- T32: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- T34: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)
- T40: new armour system (16 groups + spaced armour)

Changes of in-game characteristics of American Tanks:
- M4A3E8 Sherman: 105 SPH M4 L/23 gun added for both turrets
- T40 TD repair cost reduced in 2.5 times
- 105mm APCR T29E3M2 round price reduced from 12 to 10 gold
- M37 SPG gain reduced by 30%
- M7 Priest SPG gain reduced by 8%
- M41 SPG gain reduced by 3%
- M12 SPG gain reduced by 10%
- M40/43 SPG gain reduced by 20%
- T92 SPG gain reduced by 15%

T20:
- ammo rack durability increased by 10%
- stock turret view range increased from 400m to 420m
- top turret view range increased from 420m to 440m

M26 Pershing:
- gun dispersion by movement reduced by 10%
- stock turret view range increased from 430m to 440m
- top turret view range increased from 450m to 460m

M46 Patton:
- ammo rack durability increased by 20%
- stock turret view range increased from 450m to 460m

Changes in vehicle prices (in credits):
- Bison I : 6083 -> 6000
- Pz 38(t): 36066 -> 36000
- PanzerJager I: 3816 -> 3800
- Sturmpanzer II: 45066 -> 45000
- Pz III A: 53133 -> 53100
- Wespe: 53533 -> 53500
- Marder II: 52133 -> 52100
- BT-2: 7466 -> 7400
- T-46: 47466 -> 47400
- SU-18: 5316 -> 5300
- AT-1: 4483 -> 4400
- SU-26: 54333 -> 54300
- M2 light: 4166 -> 4100
- M2 medium: 45666 -> 45600
- T82: 56933 -> 56900

Changes of vehicle prices (in gold; used for selling vehicles converting into credits):
- M6A2E1: 10000 -> 7500
- PzV_PzIV: 1500 -> 3000
- A-32: 1250 -> 2500

Gameplay and in-game mechanics:
  • Changed the mechanism for finding minimal armour thickness while penetrating with HE rounds
  • Added tracers representation from enemies in sight – the narrow sector in a direction of a player’s gun
  • Added tracers representation from enemies in the SPG mode, if the firing tank is in the view screen
  • Once exiting the battle, your tank will stay on the battlefield till the end of the battle. If it is not destroyed, it will automatically be destroyed at the end.
  • Fixed the rare issue of scouting the whole enemy team while they are not in sight.
  • Fixed the rare issue with the horizontal violent movement of the gun sight while switching into sniper mode.
  • Fixed the rare bug with the low turning velocity of the Pz IV.
  • Fixed the rare issue of the gun sight freezing while it’s moved in sniper mode near a building
  • Fixed the issue with ‘Invader’ achievement
  • Fixed the issue with not receiving the ‘Mouse Trap’ achievement. All not yet received achievements will be added to the account after a battle, in which at least one tank is destroyed by a player.
  • The normalization of AP and APCR rounds was slightly downgraded.
Interface:
  • Improvements of the mini-map: scale change, transparency change, turning on/off, markers for commands: ‘Help’, ‘Follow me!’, ‘Attack’
  • Added tips for garage interface elements. They can be activated by pressing ‘F1’ button in garage screen.
  • Improved vehicle markers: range sorting added.
  • Added more settings for markers above vehicles.
  • Added the possibility to switch to alternative marker colors for vehicles (‘Alternative Colour Scheme’ in Settings).
  • Reworked players lists in the map loading window
  • Added the battle tasks description at the map loading window
  • Added the new mode of representing player lists; Buttons for switching between modes were added as well (Ctrl+Tab as defaults)
  • While selling a tank you can now quickly remove crew and equipment from it
  • Added clan information in the player’s statistics window
  • In the battle interface, additional equipment (camo net and binocular telescope) performance will now be shown.
  • Added the automatic removal of consumables that cannot be mounted with a current vehicle set-up
  • Added a notification sound for when the gun reticle is at its smallest
  • Changed the sound of hitting and damaging a tank module.
  • Changed the sound of collision between a static object and tank at speeds higher than 10 km per hour.
  • Added the sound of friendly base capture notification.
  • Added a filter for symbols, smiles and messages spamming in-game chats.
  • Added the option of mapping the controls on additional mouse buttons.
  • Added a notification if attempting to sell a tank, which cannot be purchased in the shop (PzKpfw V-IV, for example).
  • Functions of personal file opening, demobilization and sending to barracks remapped from Left Mouse Button to Right Mouse Button.
  • Added a notification for a successful screenshot.
  • Screenshots are now saved into a separate folder.
  • Added a notification of reaching the daily tank sale limit.
  • Added a notification for attempting to resupply gold ammunition and consumables with gold or without it.
  • Fixed the button order for in-game and garage menu’s.
  • Removed the control setting ‘Camera position’.
  • The Caps Lock indicator is now enabled on the login screen.
  • In tank crew personal files all achievements other than ‘Battle Heroes’ and Epic Achievements were removed
  • In tank crew personal files removed statistics of battles participated and w/l ratio.
  • In tank crew personal files added representation of XP amount needed for acquiring new skills.
  • Fixed the representation of additional XP earned in the first battle during specials
  • Fixed and reworked the names of some American vehicles
  • Fixed and reworked the text of some interface tips and dialogue screens
  • Added the representation of awards received by World of Tanks on the login screen
System:
  • Improved game performance on some PC configurations
  • Reworked the system of special effects; new effects for shots, hits and explosions
  • Added more settings for special effects
  • Improved game settings behavior when using Logitech keyboards and Alienware notebooks.
  • Fixed some troubles with running the game on multiscreen PC configurations.
  • Completely reworked the mechanics of improved dynamic shadows.
  • Added the new anti-aliasing type – FXAA.
  • Improved the quality of in-game voice chat.
  • Added the ‘vignette’ post-effect.

We are looking forward to receive a lot of feedback from you regarding the new Update. Please follow the link.

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