Update 9.7

9.7 Update Notes

Highlights

  • Upgraded BigWorld Engine version to 2.8.1.
  • Updated the Team Battle mode.
  • Implemented separation of new and experienced players in battles (for Tier I–III vehicles).
  • Reduced the view range of SPGs.

 

Vehicles

  • Added the following new French vehicles:
    • Tier II LT FCM 36
    • Tier II LT Renault R35
    • Tier III MT Somua S35
    • Tier IV MT SARL 42
    • Tier V MT Renault G1
    • Tier IX MT AMX 30 1er Prototype
    • Tier X MT AMX 30 B
  • Added the following vehicles for testing by Supertest players:
    • USSR Tier VI HT Object 244
    • German Tier VII TD 8.8cm Krupp-Steyr Waffentrager
    • UK Tier VII HT FV201 (A45)
  • Reworked the following vehicles in HD quality:
    • IS-4
    • E 100
    • JagdPz E 100
    • Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H
    • ELC AMX
  • Fixed issues with the damage model of the Stuart I vehicle.
  • Fixed positioning of emblems on the T-15 German light tank.
  • Increased profitability of the following special vehicles:
    • Object 907
    • М60
    • VK 7201
    • T95E6
  • Added the following vehicles to the in-game store:
    • French Tier VIII MT AMX Chasseur de char (46)
    • Japanese Tier VIII MT STA-2
  • Added USSR Tier VIII MT T-54 First Prototype to the Premium Shop.

Detailed List of Changes to Vehicles

Changes in characteristics of U.S.S.R SPGs:

  • SU-122A: View range decreased from 340m to 300m.
  • SU-14-1: View range decreased from 360m to 330m.
  • Object 261: View range decreased from 390m to 350m.
  • SU-26: View range decreased from 320m to 280m.
  • SU-8: View range decreased from 350m to 320m.
  • SU-5: View range decreased from 330m to 290m.
  • S-51: View range decreased from 360m to 330m.

Changes in characteristics of German SPGs:

  • Pz.Sfl. IVb: View range decreased from 340m to 300m.
  • G.W. Tiger (P): View range decreased from 380m to 340m.
  • G. Pz. Mk VI (e): View range decreased from 320m to 280m.
  • G.W. E 100: View range decreased from 400m to 360m.
  • G.W. Panther: View range decreased from 370m to 330m.
  • G.W. Tiger: View range decreased from 390m to 350m.
  • Wespe: View range decreased from 330m to 290m.
  • Grille: View range decreased from 350m to 310m.
  • Sturmpanzer II: View range decreased from 340m to 300m.
  • Sturmpanzer I Bison: View range decreased from 330m to 290m.
  • Hummel: View range decreased from 360m to 320m.

Changes in characteristics of U.S.A. SPGs:

  • M44: view range decreased from 360 m to 320 m.
  • T92: View range decreased from 400m to 360m.
  • M12: View range decreased from 370m to 330m.
  • M40/M43: View range decreased from 380m to 340m.
  • M37: View range decreased from 340m to 300m.
  • M41 HMC: View range decreased from 350m to 310m.
  • M7 Priest: View range decreased from 330m to 290m.
  • T57: View range decreased from 320m to 280m.

Changes in characteristics of French SPGs:

  • AMX 105 AM mle. 47: View range decreased from 340m to 290m.
  • Bat.-Chatillon 155 55: View range decreased from 370m to 330m.
  • Bat.-Chatillon 155 58: View range decreased from 380m to 340m.
  • Lorraine 155 mle. 51: View range decreased from 360m to 330m.
  • Lorraine 155 mle. 50: View range decreased from 350m to 320m.
  • AMX 13 F3 AM: View range decreased from 360m to 310m.
  • AMX 13 105 AM mle. 50: View range decreased from 350m to 300m.
  • Lorraine 39L AM: View range decreased from 330m to 280m.

Changes in characteristics of UK Vehicles:

  • Crusader 5.5-in. SP: View range decreased from 370m to 330m.
  • Sherman Firefly: View range of the Sherman IC turret increased from 360m to 370m.

Maps

  • Added new map: Overlord, dedicated to the Allied landing in Normandy in 1944.
  • Removed the Northwest map from the Random Battle mode.
  • Improved the gameplay features of the Live Oaks map.
  • Improved the effects on the Karelia, Westfield, El Halluf, and Airfield maps.
  • Reworked the visual models of some barricades on the Stalingrad map.
  • Fixed the issues with the visual and damage models of some environmental objects.

Interface and Others

  • Updated all existing emoticons.
  • Added the "Accept friend requests" setting. With this setting disabled, all incoming friend requests will be automatically declined.
  • Improved the online indicator of contacts for colorblind players. With the "Colorblind mode" setting enabled, the "In battle" status will be displayed in purple instead of red.
  • Added the ability to create, edit, and delete notes for contacts in your Contact list.
  • Added the "Chat blocked" attribute. The attribute is displayed near the name of those players who are your mutual contacts and were banned by a moderator.
  • Fixed a large number of issues with the interface of new Contact lists added in version 9.6.
  • Fixed many hang-ups and crashes of the game client.
  • Reworked the display of hits and penetration marks on a vehicle.
  • Reworked some effects of damage caused to game objects by shell hits.
  • Fixed the issues with text conditions of some personal missions.
  • Fixed some issues with interface in the Stronghold mode.
  • Fixed some minor issues with interface.
  • Fixed an issue with the Motion Blur Effect.
  • Fixed some issues with the playback of battle replays.
  • Fixed the issue in the calculation of penetration damage to vehicles’ screens caused by HE shells, when it was considered that the shell penetrated the main armor and the “internal explosion” event was triggered, which could cause injury to all crew members, although in this case only some crew members should be injured.
  • Added the ability to use Combat Reserves in Skirmishes of the absolute format.
  • Added the ability to scale parts of the interface for higher resolution of displays.
  • Fixed the issue with the aiming circle declining lower in Arcade Aim than in the Sniper Mode if the vehicle was standing on an inclined surface.
  • Fixed track tension of HD vehicles in the Premium Garage.
  • Fixed unloading of worldoftanks.exe from system processes after the client is closed.

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