The second Common Test for Update 1.10 is now available, Commanders!
Premium Italian Progetto and French EBR
The introduction of the previously announced changes to the Italian and French vehicles during the Common Tests resulted in a lively discussion among the game community.
We want to clarify. Changes to the Premium vehicles were the result of complex rebalances of researchable vehicles. Together, these actions contradict one of our basic rules: do not decrease the battle performance of Premium vehicles.
Reasons for Rebalance
Both the Italian branch of medium tanks and the French branch of wheeled vehicles needed a rebalance. Over time, the autoreloading mechanics became an increasingly effective tool on the battlefield—especially in competitive modes. The French wheeled vehicles became unrivaled scouts: When commanded by experienced players, they are an extremely tough adversary. All these factors meant a rebalance of these branches was required with the intent of keeping their gameplay features while adjusting their battle performance.
Rebalance of the Premium Vehicles
However, consistency in this approach affected the Premium vehicles, too—namely the Progetto M35 mod. 46 and the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10). Following the results of the first Common Test for Update 1.10, we decided the changes to the Progetto M35 mod. 46 and Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) would be compensated for with individual improvements to the battle performance for the former and individual physics settings for the latter. In this way, these vehicles would keep their level of battle performance after the Update.
Progetto M35 mod. 46
The Gun Rammer can no longer be mounted on the Progetto M35 mod. 46. Its gun handling parameters, however, will be improved to the level it would have been with the standard Gun Rammer equipped.
As a result, the parameters affected by the Gun Rammer on the Progetto M35 mod. 46 will remain unchanged.
|PARAMETER:||Without Gun Rammer mounted (before):||With Gun Rammer mounted (before):||Without Gun Rammer mounted (after):|
|Autoreloading time of the first shell||11.5 s||10.4 s||10.4 s|
|Autoreloading time of the second shell||8.6 s||7.8 s||7.8 s|
|Autoreloading time of the third shell||7.7 s||6.9 s||6.9 s|
|Damage per minute||1,877 HP||2,086 HP||2,086 HP|
|* Crew 100% bonus is considered
Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10)
As for the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10), the reworked mechanics of damage to the wheel suspension will affect the vehicle. However, we will compensate for this with individual physics settings, and the behavior of the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) within the new system will not differ in any way from its behavior in the current version of the game. As a result, the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) will basically remain the same as before the introduction of the system changes to the mechanics of damage to the wheel suspensions.
Please share your thoughts regarding these announced changes.
We’re entering the final stretch of this massive Equipment 2.0 system testing, so join the Common Test and seize your chance to try out the reworked concept! Get the lowdown on the changes to this fundamental feature from the following dedicated articles:
|Equipment 2.0 Sandbox Test||Equipment 2.0 Sandbox Test:
|Equipment 2.0 Sandbox Test:
Here’s a brief list of some key suggestions and changes to the equipment system that you can try out during this Common Test:
- Introducing new types of equipment, including those combining the advantages of several items.
- Introducing categories for slots and equipment. In the new system, there will be four special categories: firepower, survivability, mobility, and scouting. Each type of equipment will be assigned a category, and some items (for example, Ventilation) will be assigned all four categories. If the equipment’s category corresponds to the category of the slot in which it is placed, then the equipment will provide an increased bonus to the vehicle.
- Changing the number of available slots for equipment, consumables, and directives for Tier I–IV vehicles.
|Tier I||No longer receives damage to crew members or modules. Only their tracks can be damaged, but they're repaired quickly.|
|Tier II||Receives damage to modules, but crew members can’t be injured. Fire deals low damage to these vehicles.|
|Tier III||Receives damage to their modules and crew members. Like Tier II, fire deals low damage.|
|Tier IV||Can't use Directives, but in general won’t change compared to its current state.|
|Tier V–X||Won't change compared to their current state in terms of module/crew/fire damage/Directives.|
- Dividing equipment into classes. All equipment (with the exceptions of Camouflage Net and Spall Liner) will be divided into three classes with different costs and vehicle tier limits.
- Unifying existing and new equipment. Different versions of some equipment items for vehicles in the game will be reclassified into three classes based on price (for example, there will be three Enhanced Suspensions instead of 21).
- Conversion conditions. In general, old equipment will be replaced by new equipment, taking into account the specifics of the reworked system. More details can be found in the "Sandbox Results" article.
- Interface improvements. There will be no tank modules in the redesigned equipment panel. The Repair button will replace the Service button. The resupply of ammunition and consumables will also occur in new windows that are simple and user-friendly. The windows for selecting equipment and directives will become more convenient.
- All types of equipment will have the “drag and drop” feature, making it more convenient to interact with them.
Menacing Polish Medium Tanks Are Coming!
In 2018, we added Polish heavy tanks to the game. They quickly gained popularity and found their place in World of Tanks. Since then, we've been working on various development options for this nation while looking for potential candidates with unusual and exciting gameplay. Now we’re ready to show off the new reinforcements for the Polish brigade of steel predators.
In Update 1.10, seven (7) Polish medium tanks join the game. We’re introducing a whole new branch consisting of six (6) researchable Tier V-X tanks, and one (1) Premium Tier VIII vehicle.
The new Polish medium tank branch will start after the Tier IV 14TP. These Winged Hussars are versatile vehicles with good gun depression angles, mobility, and maneuverability. Able to play on any terrain, they’re destined for mid-to-close combat.
The crown jewel of the new medium line is the CS 63, a Tier X vehicle featuring a gas-turbine engine. Because of this unique mechanic, this top-tier vehicle boasts two different speed modes—standard and rapid. When you switch to rapid mode, the engine power increases while the vehicle’s top speed and acceleration dynamics go up. At the same time, gun stabilization and aiming time worsen, making it harder to reliably hit enemies.
This unusual mechanic is now ready for preliminary testing, so take this Polish hurricane for a spin and share your thoughts! In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for a dedicated article revealing more about the new Polish tanks and their gameplay.
The testing of other features for this massive update is also ongoing. Join Common Test 2 right now and give us your feedback to help further improve Pearl River, the new in-battle communication system, the revamped Bonds mechanics, Steel Hunter, and other new features.
List of Changes CT2Expand
New mechanic for the Tier X Polish medium tank.
The Tier X Polish medium tank received the mechanic of switching between drive modes:
- Standard mode: the vehicle moves at standard speeds and has standard gun handling parameters.
- Spinning turbine (turbo) mode: the vehicle travels significantly faster while gun handling parameters considerably decrease.
Reworked the equipment/consumables U.I. and completely reworked the equipment system.
- Four equipment categories were added: Firepower, Survivability, Mobility, or Scouting:
- When equipment is mounted into a slot of the corresponding category, the received bonus increases.
- All vehicles of Tiers VI–X now have slots with categories.
- Reworked several existing equipment items.
- Added several new equipment items.
- The interface for mounting equipment was reworked, including windows for mounting equipment/consumables and replenishing ammo; the technical characteristics section was extended.
- The number of slots for equipment and consumables was changed for Tier I–IV vehicles:
- Directives can now only be equipped starting from Tier V.
- The mechanics of damage to modules/crew, as well as damage caused by fire was reworked for Tier I–III vehicles.
- Increased the Improved Equipment bonus.
Rewards for Players Who Have Fought Many Battles
We added a number of new medals and progressive decals for players who have fought a large number of battles.
Progressive decals are available for applying to the following 3D styles:
- Pretty Fly (TL-1 LPC)
- Stable Communication (T-44-100)
- Captured King Tiger (King Tiger)
- Mordian (BDR G1)
Missions to increase progressive decal levels are available for the following vehicles:
- Valhallan Ragnarok (KV-2 (R))
- Captured King Tiger (King Tiger)
- Fury (M4A3E8)
- Increased the penetration values of all guns for the Arlequin, Raven, and Harbinger Mk. IV
- Decreased the amount of restored durability for the Recovery Zone and Repair Zone abilities.
- Decreased the damage caused by the Minefield ability.
- Decreased the initial number of shells for vehicles, as well as the number of shells that can be
- replenished from loot points.
- Fuel tanks were excluded from modules that can be damaged.
- Made changes to the characteristics of the double guns that allow using the salvo more effectively.
- Fixed various minor issues.
- Fixed the issue when a new account was able to connect to the server after closing the User Agreement window with the "X" key.
- Fixed the issue related to first-person view in Spectator Mode in Team Trainings.
- Fixed the issue of endless waiting when leaving a battle after re-entering the game if the "Enable battle communication" option was disabled in settings.
- Fixed the issue of the missing notification about leaving the Exterior screen when going to the WoT Premium Account info-page.
- Fixed some technical issues.
Changes to Technical Characteristics
- Tier I vehicles no longer receive damage to their crew members or modules. Only their tracks can be damaged, but their repair speed is increased.
- Tier II vehicles receive damage to modules, but their crew members cannot be injured. Fire causes low damage to these vehicles.
- Fire causes low damage to Tier III vehicles.
Nation-specific Vehicle Technical Characteristic Changes
Added the following vehicles (the branch starts from the 14 TP):
- DS PZInż (Tier V)
- B.U.G.I. (Tier VI)
- CS-44 (Tier VII)
- CS-53 (Tier VIII)
- CS-59 (Tier IX)
- CS-63 (Tier X)
Progetto M35 mod 46
- Changed the times for autoreloading shells from 8, 9, and 12 to 7.2, 8.1, and 10.8 s (third, second, and first shell in the magazine).
Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) (Tier VIII) and AM 39 Gendron-Somua (Tier II)
- The previous wheel damage mechanics are retained.
Join the Common Test!
New to testing? Check out our handy guide to public tests.
Eligibility: All players registered prior to 13:59 PT | 15:59 CT | 16:59 ET on June 28, 2020 can participate in the test.
Feedback: Please post your bug reports and general feedback on the test version in the special thread on our forum.