Release Notes

Update 9.17

Game Features

Added two vehicle branches to the Swedish Tech Tree:

  • Light tanks (tiers I-III), medium tanks (tiers IV-VII), heavy tanks (tiers VIII-X):
    • Strv fm/21
    • Strv m/38
    • Strv m/40L
    • Lago
    • Strv m/42
    • Strv 74
    • Leo
    • Emil I
    • Emil II
    • Kranvagn
  • Tank destroyers (tiers II-X). Tiers VIII+ have a distinctive "siege mode" gameplay mechanic and can aim using hydraulic suspension:
    • Pvlvv fm/42
    • Ikv 72
    • Sav m/43
    • Ikv 103
    • Ikv 65 Alt II
    • Ikv 90 Typ B
    • UDES 03
    • Strv 103-0
    • Strv 103B
  • Removed the Ranked Battles tab from the Missions window, since the mode is no longer available 
  • Added the first-person view for Spectators in Training Rooms
  • Increased the maximum number of participants (including Spectators) in Team Training and Special Battle to 20 players. The number of team members remains limited to 15 players
  • Enabled award windows for completed missions (previously, award windows were enabled only for Personal Missions)
  • Restored transition between related missions in the Missions window
  • New feature to save compared vehicles between game sessions
  • Fixed display error of the solid aiming circle
  • Fixed accessing unplayable areas on Pilsen, Karelia, Serene Coast

Sound-related improvements: 

  • New configuration presets for 5.1/7.1 surround systems that can be enabled in Settings
  • Reworked the system of collision with indestructible objects and other vehicles
  • Added a sound for auto-aim when locking onto a target
  • New option that re-configures the Push-to-Talk button in the Sound tab (previously the button could be reconfigured only in the "Controls" tab)

Vehicles

The following vehicles have new HD-quality models: 

  • SU-85I
  • Conqueror Gun Carriage
  • Pz.Sfl. IVc
  • Pz.Sfl. IVb
  • VK 28.01
  • KV-2
  • Sturer Emil
  • Tetrarch
  • SU-122-44
  • B1
  • SU-76I

Changed vehicle stats:

  • FV4202:
    • Increased top speed from 35km/h to 40km/h
    • Increased vehicle profitability by 10%
  • Panther mit 8,8 cm L/71:
    • Increased traverse speed of the Panther mit 8,8cm Kw.K. 43 L/71 from 38 to 40
    • Increased engine power of the Maybach HL 230 P30 engine from 600 h.p. to 700 h.p.
    • Changed the depression angle of the 8,8cm Kw.K. 43 L/71 gun from -5 to -8 degrees
  • Löwe:
    • Increased armor thickness of the upper front glacis from 130 to 150mm.
    • Improved gun depression angle from -8 to -10
    • Increased engine power of the Maybach HL 230 engine from 800 h.p. to 1000 h.p.
    • Increased thickness of hull armor
  • WZ-111:
    • Increased accuracy during movement for the WZ-111 model 2 suspension by 13%
    • Increased accuracy during hull traverse for the WZ-111 model 2 suspension by 13%
    • Decreased dispersion of the 122mm D-25TA gun from 0.46 m to 0.44m
    • Increased accuracy of the 122mm D-25TA gun during turret traverse by 14%
    • Improved aiming time of the 122mm D-25TA gun for the WZ-111 model 2 turret from 3.4 s to 3 s
    • Improved engine power of the NORINCO 12150L engine from 520 h.p. to 600 h.p.
    • Improved armor
  • M4A1 Revalorisé:
    • Increased accuracy during movement for the M4A1 Revalorisé suspension by 11%
    • Increased accuracy during hull traverse for the M4A1 Revalorisé suspension by 11%
    • Decreased dispersion of the 105mm D1504 L/51 gun from 0.36m to 0.35m
    • Increased accuracy of the 105mm D1504 L/51 gun during turret traverse by 19%
    • Improved aiming time of the 105mm D1504 L/51 gun for the M4A1 Revalorisé turret from 2.8 s to 2.4 s
    • Improved engine power of the Continental R975 engine from 460 h.p. to 550 h.p.
    • Changed the type of the Continental R975 engine from diesel to gasoline
    • Improved gun depression angle from -7 to -10
  • STA-2:
    • Increased top speed from 45km/h to 55km/h
    • Changed chance of fire for the Mitsubishi 12HM20WT engine from 0.15 to 0.12
    • Increased engine power of the Mitsubishi 12HM20WT engine from 500 h.p. to 570 h.p.
  • T26E4 Super Pershing:
    • Increased penetration of the AP M77 armor-piercing shell for the 90mm Gun T15E1 gun from 170 to 192mm
  • T34/ T34B:
    • Decreased dispersion of the 120mm Gun T53A1 gun during hull traverse from 0.32 to 0.28
    • Decreased dispersion of the 120mm Gun T53A1 gun during movement from 0.32 to 0.28
    • Decreased dispersion of the 120mm Gun T53A1 gun during turret traverse from 0.24 to 0.22
    • Improved aiming time of the 120mm Gun T53A1 gun from 3.4 s to 3.2 s
    • Increased the view range from 360 to 380m
  • M46 Patton KR:
    • Increased thickness of the frontal turret armor
  • 112:
    • Increased thickness of the lower sloped glacis plate in the side armor from 60 to 80mm
  • AMX 50 120:
    • Increased depression/elevation angles for all guns from -6..+6 to -9..+11
  • AMX 50B:
    • Increased depression/elevation angles for the 120mm SA46 gun from -8..+12 to -10..+12
  • Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger:
    • Increased vehicle profitability by 15%
  • VK 28.01:
    • Increased gun depression angle from -5 to -10
  • IS-3A:
    • Decreased repairs cost by 40%

Maps

The following minimaps were redrawn:

  • Karelia
  • Pilsen
  • Sand River
  • Mountain Pass
  • Tundra
  • Windstorm
  • Winter Himmelsdorf
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