8.4 Update Notes

Tankers!

8.4 is nearly upon us and with it will bring a new line of British tank destroyers, the addition of more light tanks, and a new premium tank. But that's not all! We'll have a new tutorial, improved graphics on Stepps, Fisherman's Bay, Ensk, and Live Oaks!


Major Changes

  • Battle tutorial for new players has been added. The tutorial mission will have its own map
  • 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, and FV215b(183)
  • Added three new German light tanks:
    • Pz.I, Pz.I Ausf.С , and Pz.II Ausf.G
  • The following German light tanks have been moved to tier IV, V, and VI to match their rebalanced characteristics:
    • Luchs, VK 1602, and VK2801
  • New Soviet premium tier VI tank destroyer is available in the in-game shop:
    • SU-100Y
  • The following maps were reworked for improved graphics:
    • Steppes, Fisherman's Bay, Ensk, and Live Oaks
  • Dragon Ridge and Serene Coast maps have been temporarily removed from the "Random Battle" for balancing
  • Game and visual fixes for the following maps:
    • Cliff, Prokhorovka, and Abbey
  • "Assault" mode has been temporarily disabled for the following maps:
    • Malinovka and Westfield
  • Smoothed the road and crater textures for the Ruinberg map
  • Game supports NVIDIA SLI configurations

Balance Changes & Various Fixes

  • Changed slope of the lower nose plate of the PzV Panther, PzV/IV, Panther M10, and JagdPanther to 55 degrees
  • Changed thickness of lower frontal hull armor of PzV Panther, PzV/IV, Panther M10, and JagdPanther to 50 mm
  • Reduced slope of the lower nose plate of the T-44 to 45 degrees
  • 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, and Е-100
  • 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
  • Fixed bugs in visual models: IS-3, Churchill LL, М41, Т69, KV-3, TOG-2, SU-14, S-51, and Hetzer
  • Fixed left and right tracks on the damage model of the WZ-131 tank
  • Fixed camouflage costs for Chinese T-34-2
  • Fixed appearance of the final drive cover for Т-34 and vehicles built on its hull
  • Tanks with auto loader system will reload the whole cassette/drum instead of one shell when the “Intuition” skill is triggered.
  • Fixed the loss of performance on some configurations while using server reticule in sniper mode
  • The FPS rate in hangar is forcibly limited to 60 FPS
  • Reworked and optimized tank engine exhaust effect
  • Fixed the FPS drop for some configurations during the rendering of fire and explosions effects while in a sniper mode
  • Fixed most cases causing the game client crash during the loading of a battle when  Alt +Tabbed out of the game
  • Fixed some bugs in the display and update rate of dynamic shadows
  • Returned the option to train crew members for tanks missing in the hangar. A separate warning window has been added for this purpose
  • Fixed the ammo order during a turret or gun change
  • Fixed barrel scoring in some cases when targeting a nearby obstacle
  • Fixed the omission of damage randomization with HE shells when hitting the ground near a tank
  • Removed the restriction of the "external view" button for vehicles with incomplete crew
  • Added the option to choose who you address in battle chat: with or without auto save of the previous option
  • Added a windowed full-screen option (maximize button in the right top corner)
  • Fixed barrel scoring and turret turning after a hit
  • Fixed after-shot static in the left speaker for some configurations
  • Fixed some bugs in the visual models of surrounding objects and building damage
  • Fixed client crash when pressing "Update Device" in the settings menu
  • Fixed incorrect output for FPS values, ping and lag indication for the Logitech G19 keyboard
  • Added new pictures to the login screen
  • Improved the description of commemorative medals
  • Fixed a bug which mixed up the command order "Affirmative!" and "Negative!" for tank destroyers in some situations
  • Added additional effects for destroying large tanks
  • Added the ability to remove heavy equipment and modules and replace them with lower weight ones when the chassis is overloaded
  • Added the display of the drowning timer and module repair indicator in the postmortem observation mode
  • Fixed a rare client crash after fast-quitting and then connecting back to the game
  • "Damage upon detecting" in the after-battle statistics renamed into "Damage upon your detecting"
  • Fixed audio interruptions during the voice chat  test
  • Implemented restoration of voice chat after disconnection
  • When a client is minimized its icon will now blink five seconds before the start of battle
  • Fixed rewarding of the Sniper achievement medal when damaging allied tank with HE shell
  • Fixed incorrect amount of credits received for selling a vehicle being displayed in both vehicle selling window and following system notifications
  • Fixed report system in the post-battle statistics for players not involved in the platoon
  • Fixed camera panning close to some objects
  • Fixed the failure of "10 calibers rule" for internal ricochets
  • Fixed some bugs in achieving Kolobanov's medal for the cases when the members of both teams quitting to the hangar before the end of a battle
  • Fixed the display of a sold tank as not researched in the tech tree
  • Fixed a rare client crash when going to the tank research window
  • Added information on "potentially received damage" to the post-battle statistics. Considered all the potential damage that a tank could receive with ricocheted or not-penetrating shells (including side skirts armor)
  • 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 your shot
  • Fixed descriptions of the "Sniper" and "Steel Wall" achievements
  • Implemented new function of loading the necessary shell type within the countdown before the battle start
  • Completely re-worked tracers effect.

Vehicle Changes

Chinese Tanks

Type 2597 Chi-Ha
  • Cost of 57 mm Gun Type 97 gun is changed from 3,000 to 2,000
  • Cost of 57 mm Gun Type 97 gun is changed from 3,000 to 2,000
WZ-132
  • Cost of the engine 8V135 is changed from 43,000 to 49,000
  • Reloading time for 100 mm 59-100T gun is 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 7,800 kg to 5,000 kg
  • Load capacity of RenaultBS M26/M27 chassis changed form 8,200 kg to 7,000 kg
  • Body weight changed from 2,750 kg to 2,714 kg

German Tanks

PzKpfw 35 (t)
  • Cost of 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 gun changed from 2130 to 1910
  • 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
  • Cost of 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 gun changed from 2130 to 1910
PzKpfw II Luchs
  • Camouflage cost increased to 33%
  • Load capacity of Luchsketten Ausf. A chassis changed from 12,250 kg to 12,500 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 15,850 kg to 15,500 kg
  • Cost of Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis changed from 4,650 to 9,650
  • 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 moderate terrain reduced by 20%
  • Resistance of Luchsketten Ausf. B chassis for soft terrain 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 39,000 to 155,000
  • 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 gun
  • 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
  • Camouflage price increased by 25%
  • Load limit for suspension on Leopardketten Ausf. A changed from 22,250 kg. to 21,900 kg.
  • Changed reversal mechanism for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. A
  • Traverse 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%
  • Maneuverability for suspension on Leopardketten Ausf. A on moderately soft terrain decreased by 29%
  • Passability for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. A on soft terrain decreased by 8%
  • Research cost for suspension Leopardketten Ausf. B changed from 2,615 to 5,100
  • Load limit for suspension on Leopardketten Ausf. B changed from 25,550 kg. to 24,000 kg.
  • Price for suspension on Leopardketten Ausf. B changed from 10,740 to 12,740
  • Changed reversal mechanism for Leopardketten Ausf. B
  • Traverse speed for Leopardketten Ausf. B changed from 33 to 36
  • Maneuverability for suspension on Leopardketten Ausf. B on moderately soft terrain decreased by 27%
  • Maneuverability for suspension on Leopardketten Ausf. B по on soft terrain decreased by 9%
  • Hull weight changed from 10,000 kg to 12,320 kg
  • Tank price changed from 210,000 to 355,000
  • Repair costs increased by 7%
  • Max reverse 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 м to 0.39 м
  • Added 3 cm M.K.103 gun
  • Removed the following gun: 3,7 cm KwK 36 L/46.5
  • Removed the following gun: 5 cm KwK 38 L/42
  • Turret 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 22,500 kg. to 26,500 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 terrain 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 28,800 kg to 29,000 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 10,500 kg to 13,438 kg
  • Tank tier changed from V to VI
  • Tank price changed from 705,000 to 945,000
  • 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 3,000 kg to 2,800 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 4,000 kg to 3,000 kg
  • Durability with VK-2801-Turm Ausf. A turret changed from 560 to 550 hit points

British Tanks

Crusader
  • Cost of Nuffield Liberty Mk. V engine changed from 11,500 to 12,500
Cromwell
  • Cost of Nuffield Liberty Mk. V engine changed from 11,500 to 12,500
  • Cost of 183mm HESH shell for British TD FV215b(183) raised to 20 gold.
  • Cost of 20pdr HE Mk3 shell raised 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 55,000 kg to 55,500 kg
Object 261
  • Load capacity of Object 261 chassis changed from 59,200 kg to 59,900 kg
S-51
  • Load capacity of S-51 chassis changed from 50,500 kg to 52,000 kg