One of the biggest changes introduced in Update 9.6 is the refinement of how accuracy works. In an effort to demonstrate these changes, we've created a chart showing a general distribution of shots over an aim circle.
The rebalancing affects the general distribution of shots within the aiming circle, with fewer shots landing at the very center. This means there will be less of a chance of landing a bull’s-eye, especially when firing on the move or not being fully aimed.
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The diagram above depicts the general distribution after 3,000 shots.
In terms of gameplay, there will be fewer instances of players managing to land "unbelievable" shots. For example, shots against weak points without being fully aimed, while firing on the move or at great distances are less likely to be successful. With surprise shots being less effective, letting the aim circle fully focus will give players a higher chance of landing accurate shots.
The chances of hitting the "bull's-eye" while not fully aimed has decreased but not by much. The reworked accuracy system will make armor thickness more relevant on the battlefield again. Heavy tanks should experience increased survivability, being able to use their HP pool more effectively and ricochet more incoming fire.
If you want to maximize the effectiveness of your shot, be sure to let your accuracy reticle reach full focus!