8.7 Update Notes

The 8.7 update went live on July 29, 2013

8.7 Update Notes

New Vehicles

- Added the new branch of SPGs in the British tech tree:

  • Loyd Gun Carriage (tier II)
  • Sexton II (tier III)
  • Birch Gun (tier IV)
  • Bishop (tier V)
  • FV304 (tier VI)
  • Crusader 5.5-in. SP (tier VII)
  • FV207 (tier VIII)
  • FV3805 (tier IX)
  • Conqueror Gun Carriage (tier X)
- Added a new Soviet light tank, the MT-25 (tier VI), as the replacement for the T-50-2. After the update, owners of T-50-2 will own the MT-25
  • If T-50-2 vehicle was researched, then MT25 will also be researched
  • If T-50-2 was available in hangar, it will be replaced by MT25
  • Crew with specialization T-50-2 will be retrained for MT25; will receive a 100% trained Radioman for MT25 as additional crewman
  • Camouflage patterns and statistics will move from T-50-2 to MT25
  • Experience from T-50-2 will be moved to MT25
  • Experience from T-50 will be moved to KV-1S
  • New ammunition won't be added
  • Emblems and inscriptions from T-50-2 will be sold per purchase price

- Added Premium British tier III SPG: Sexton I 
- Added Premium German tier VII tank destroyer: E-25
- Added new USSR-themed map: Severogorsk

Map Changes

- Reworked Highway and Port maps for the new rendering engine
- Removed Assault game mode from the Westfield and Malinovka maps
- Modified and optimized several special effects
- Fixed several destructible objects; these objects previously slowed the tank
- Modified and improved visual models of environment objects
- Fixed several problems with the matchmaker that took place after 8.6 Update
- Increased number of names and surnames of different tankers of all nations
- Fixed collision models of several objects and buildings
- Fixed issues in receiving Lucky and Sniper achievements

Vehicle Changes

- VK 30.02 (D) 

  • Maybach HL 210 P30 engine changed with Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 engine

- Rebalanced the ?-50

  • Gun dispersion of movement and turning decreased by 4%
  • Suspension resist on all soils reduced on 15%
  • Added V-3 engine
  • Removed M17E engine
  • Removed M-5-400F Bis engine
  • Tank price changed from 200,000 to 140,000 credits
  • Max speed reduced by 8km/h
  • Declination angles of 37mm automatic Sh-37 gun reduced by 2 degrees
  • Reloading time of 45mm 20K gun reduced from 2.3 to 2.1 sec
  • Ammo rack of 45mm BT-42 increased by 10
  • Inclination angle of 45mm BT-42 changed from 25 to 19 degrees
  • Declination angle of 45 mm BT-42 changed from 7 to 4 degrees
  • Reloading time of 45mm BT-42 gun reduced from 2.3 to 2.1 sec
  • Added 45mm BT-43 gun
  • Removed 57mm ZiS-8 gun
  • Turret turning speed of T-50 turret from 45 to 48 degrees per second

Update 8.6 notes can be found here.