Update 9.8

9.8 Update Notes

Highlights

  • Added Domination, a new special game mode.
  • Changed, rebalanced and reformulated conditions for some personal missions. Total changed: 36 missions.
  • Added the ability to fight Battles for Stronghold in Tier VIII vehicles for Strongholds of Level V–VII.
  • Added a restriction on creation of Battles for Stronghold during certain time periods. 
  • Added the ability to create a Platoon and invite a player to join during the battle.
  • Added the ability to switch between the SD and HD versions of the game client in the game installer and launcher. The SD version will include textures of a lower quality and consequently occupy less space on the hard drive.
  • Added Personal Reserves. Once activated, Personal Reserves of different types will increase the number of credits, Free
  • Experience, crew experience, or Combat Experience earned. Each Personal Reserve has a certain duration. You can earn
  • Personal Reserves by completing certain missions.
  • Added personalized discounts on purchase of Premium Account.
  • Added battle performance badges to the battle interface that are awarded for performing various actions in combat (can be disabled in Settings).

 

Vehicles

  • Added the following vehicles for testing by Supertest players:
    • Kanonenjagdpanzer, Tier VIII German tank destroyer.
    • Tiger I, Tier VI Japanese heavy tank.
    • IS-3 autoloader, Tier VIII U.S.S.R. heavy tank.
    • BT-7A, Tier III U.S.S.R. light tank.
    • 121B, Tier X Chinese medium tank.
    • 59-Patton, Tier VIII Chinese medium tank.
  • Transfered the T-54 mod. 1 Tier VIII U.S.S.R. Premium medium tank to the in-game Store.
  • Reworked the following vehicles in HD quality: Wolverine, Type T-34, Leopard 1, Hummel, M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo, M48A1 Patton, Type58, SU-85, Cromwell, T26E4 SuperPershing, T32, Pershing, IS-3, AMX 50 120.
  • Alloted a separate transmission in the damage model of the Fury.
  • Set the shell flight range at 400 meters for all low-caliber auto cannons and machine guns.
  • Improved some characteristics of the following vehicles:
    • А-20, BT-7, KV-13, IS-8, IS-7.
    • Durchbruchswagen 2, Pz.Kpfw. I, Pz.Sfl. IVc, Nashorn, Sturer Emil, VK 30.02 (D).
    • Churchill Gun Carrier, Vickers Medium Mk. III, Vickers Medium Mk. II.
    • M2 Medium Tank, T28 Prototype, T30.
    • D1, B1, ARL V39, AMX 13 75.
  • Decreased some characteristics of the following vehicles: Conqueror Gun Carriage, AT 7.
  • Fixed the icon of the T95 tank destroyer.

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 French vehicles:

  • ARL V39:
    • Dispersion on the move of the ARL V39 suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the ARL V39 bis suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Aiming time of the 90 mm AC DCA 45 gun for the ARL V39 turret decreased from 2.9 s to 2.6 s.
    • Dispersion on gun traverse of the 105 mm AC mle. 1930 S gun decreased by 12%.
  • AMX 13 75:
    • Dispersion on the move of the AMX 13 Type 1R suspension decreased by 9%.
    • Crossing capacity of the AMX 13 Type 1R suspension on solid terrain increased by 11%.
    • Crossing capacity of the AMX 13 Type 1R suspension on medium terrain increased by 10%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the AMX 13 Type 2A suspension decreased by 9%.
    • Crossing capacity of the AMX 13 Type 2A suspension on solid terrain increased by 12%.
    • Crossing capacity of the AMX 13 Type 2A suspension on medium terrain increased by 11%.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 75 mm SA50 gun decreased by 11%.
  • D1:
    • Crossing capacity of the D1 suspension on solid terrain increased by 17%.
    • Crossing capacity of the D1 suspension on medium terrain increased by 21%.
    • Crossing capacity of the D1 suspension on soft terrain increased by 15%.
    • Dispersion on the move of the D1 bis suspension decreased by 3%.
    • Crossing capacity of the D1 bis suspension on solid terrain increased by 9%.
    • Crossing capacity of the D1 bis suspension on medium terrain increased by 23%.
    • Crossing capacity of the D1 bis suspension on soft terrain increased by 17%.
  • B1:
    • Dispersion on the move of the B1 suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the B1 bis suspension decreased by 9%.
    • Durability increased from 116 to 126 HP.

Changes in characteristics of German vehicles:

  • PZ. Sfl. IVc:
    • Dispersion on the move of the Pz.Sfl. IVc suspension decreased by 7%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the Pz.Sfl. IVc verstarkteketten suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Aiming time of the 8,8 cm Flak 41 L/74 gun for the Pz.Sfl. IVc Flak 41 turret reduced from 2.3 s to 2.1 s.
    • Dispersion on gun traverse of the 8,8 cm Flak 41 L/74 gun decreased by 12%.
  • Durchbruchswagen 2:
    • Dispersion on the move of the D.W. suspension decreased by 17%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the D.W. 2 suspension decreased by 18%.
    • Aiming time of the 5 cm Kw.K. 39 L/60 gun for the D.W.-Versuchsturm turret reduced from 2.3 s to 2.2 s.
    • Aiming time of the 5 cm Kw.K. 39 L/60 gun for the VK 30.01 (H) 0-Serie turret reduced from 2.3 s to 2.2 s.
    • Dispersion of the 5 cm Kw.K. 39 L/60 gun decreased from 0.4 m to 0.39 m.
    • Durability with the D.W.-Versuchsturm turret increased from 380 to 390 HP.
    • Durability with the VK 30.01 (H) 0-Serie turret increased from 420 to 440 HP.
  • Pz.Kpfw. I:
    • Dispersion on the move of the Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. A suspension decreased by 6%.
    • Dispersion on the move of the Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. B suspension decreased by 10%.
  • Nashorn:
    • Dispersion on the move of the Nashorn suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the Nashorn verstarkteketten suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Dispersion on gun traverse of the 8,8 cm Pak 43 L/71 gun decreased by 20%.
  • Sturer Emil:
    • Traverse speed of the Schwere Betonknacker suspension increased from 30 to 32.
    • Crossing capacity of the Schwere Betonknacker suspension on solid terrain increased by 8%.
    • Crossing capacity of the Schwere Betonknacker suspension on medium terrain increased by 14%.
    • Crossing capacity of the Schwere Betonknacker suspension on soft terrain increased by 8%.
    • Traverse speed of the Pz.Sfl. fur 12.8 cm K. 40 suspension increased from 34 to 36.
    • Crossing capacity of the Pz.Sfl. fur 12.8 cm K. 40 suspension on solid terrain increased by 9%.
    • Crossing capacity of the Pz.Sfl. fur 12.8 cm K. 40 suspension on medium terrain increased by 15%.
    • Crossing capacity of the Pz.Sfl. fur 12.8 cm K. 40 suspension on soft terrain increased by 9%.
    • Reload time of the 10,5 cm Kanone 18 gun for the Pz.Sfl. V reduced from 8 s to 7.8 s.
    • Traverse speed of the Pz.Sfl. V turret increased from 26 deg/s to 28 deg/s.
  • VK 30.02 (D):
    • Dispersion on the move of the VK 30.02 (D) suspension decreased by 9%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the VK 30.02 (D) suspension decreased by 5%.
    • Reload time of the 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun for the VK 30.02 (D) Schmalturm turret reduced from 8 s to 7.9 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun decreased by 12%.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 gun decreased by 12%.
    • Traverse speed of the VK 30.02 (D) Schmalturm turret increased from 24 deg/s to 30 deg/s.

Changes in characteristics of UK vehicles:

  • Conqueror Gun Carriage:
    • Aiming time of the B.L. 9.2-in. Howitzer Mk. II gun for the Turret_1_GB31_Conqueror_Gun turret increased from 8.5 s to 8.8 s.
    • Dispersion of the B.L. 9.2-in. Howitzer Mk. II gun increased from 1.1 m to 1.2 m.
  • AT 7:
    • Aiming time of the OQF 20-pdr AT Gun Type A Barrel gun for the AT 7 turret increased from 2.1 s to 2.3 s.
    • Reload time of the OQF 20-pdr AT Gun Type A Barrel gun for the AT 7 increased from 5.8 s to 6.2 s.
  • Churchill Gun Carrier:
    • Traverse speed of the Churchill Gun Carrier suspension increased from 22 to 24.
    • Traverse speed of the Churchill Gun Carrier Mk. II suspension increased from 24 to 28.
    • Aiming time of the QF 3.7-inch AT Gun for the Churchill Gun Carrier turret reduced from 2.3 s to 2 s.
    • Aiming time of the OQF 32-pdr AT Gun for the Churchill Gun Carrier turret reduced from 2.9 s to 2.1 s.
  • Vickers Medium Mk. III:
    • Crossing capacity of the Vickers Medium А6Е1 suspension on medium terrain increased by 8%.
    • Dispersion on the move of the Vickers Medium А6Е3 suspension decreased by 5%.
    • Crossing capacity of the Vickers Medium А6Е3 suspension on medium terrain increased by 9%.
    • Crossing capacity of the Vickers Medium А6Е3 suspension on soft terrain increased by 5%.
  • Vickers Medium Mk. II:
    • Dispersion on the move of the Vickers Medium Mk. II suspension decreased by 6%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the Vickers Medium Mk. IIA suspension decreased by 9%.

Changes in characteristics of USA vehicles:

  • T28 Prototype:
    • Aiming time of the 120 mm AT Gun T53 for the T28P D1 turret decreased from 2.3 s to 2.1 s.
    • Dispersion of the 120 mm AT Gun T53 decreased from 0.39 m to 0.38 m.
  • M2 Medium Tank:
    • Crossing capacity of the T48 suspension on medium terrain increased by 18%.
    • Crossing capacity of the T48 suspension on soft terrain increased by 14%.
    • Crossing capacity of the T49 suspension on solid terrain increased by 9%.
    • Crossing capacity of the T49 suspension on medium terrain increased by 8%.
    • Crossing capacity of the T49 suspension on soft terrain increased by 9%.
  • T30:
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the T80E3A suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the T84E38 suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Dispersion of the 155 mm AT Gun T7 decreased from 0.39 m to 0.37 m.

Changes in characteristics of USSR vehicles:

  • IS-8:
    • Dispersion on the move of the T-10 suspension decreased by 9%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the T-10M suspension decreased by 10%.
    • Aiming time of the 122 mm M62-T2 gun for the T-10 turret reduced from 3.4 s to 3.2 s.
    • Aiming time of the 122 mm M62-T2 gun for the T-10M turret reduced from 2.9 s to 2.8 s.
  • KV-13:
    • Dispersion on the move of the KV-13 mod. 1942 suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Crossing capacity of the KV-13 mod. 1942 suspension on solid terrain increased by 9%.
    • Crossing capacity of the KV-13 mod. 1942 suspension on medium terrain increased by 8%.
    • Crossing capacity of the KV-13 mod. 1942 suspension on soft terrain increased by 5%.
    • Dispersion on the move of the KV-13 mod. 1943 suspension decreased by 9%.
    • Crossing capacity of the KV-13 mod. 1943 suspension on solid terrain increased by 10%.
    • Crossing capacity of the KV-13 mod. 1943 suspension on medium terrain increased by 9%.
    • Reload time of the 85 mm D-5T-85BM gun for the KV-13 mod. 1943 turret decreased from 5.9 s to 5.7 s.
    • Dispersion on turret traverse of the 85 mm D5T-85BM gun decreased by 14%.
  • IS-7:
    • Dispersion on the move of the IS-7 suspension decreased by 10%.
    • Aiming time of the 130 mm S-70 gun for the IS-7 turret reduced from 3.4 s to 3.1 s.
  • A-20:
    • Dispersion on the move of the A-20 mod. 1938 suspension decreased by 8%.
    • Dispersion on the move of the A-20 mod. 1940 suspension decreased by 8%.
  • BT-7:
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the BT-5 suspension decreased by 11%.
    • Dispersion on hull traverse of the BT-7 suspension decreased by 12%.

Maps

  • Fixed various issues and improved gameplay on the following maps: Siegfried Line, Karelia, Sand River, Airfield, Westfield, Murovanka.
  • Fixed the bases in Attack/Defense on the Himmelsdorf map.
  • Removed the Komarin map from the Random Battle mode.
  • Deleted resources of the Northwest map from the game client.
  • Reduced the battle level of the Hidden Village map.
  • Added a new map for the test mode.
  • Improved effects on the following maps: Lakeville, Erlenberg, Siegfried Line.
  • Reworked destruction effects for some environmental objects.
  • Fixed the issues with the visual and damage models of some environmental objects.

Interface and Others

  • Added notifications about upcoming modules that will be unlocked for research and purchase for a player’s vehicle.
  • Reworked tips on battle loading screens.
  • Reworked the interface of invitations to tactical units such as Platoons, Tank Companies, teams, etc.
  • Expanded the list of names for female crew members of all nations.
  • Improved the Garage interfaces of personal missions.
  • Fixed some issues with the operation of personal missions.
  • Added automatic starting of the next personal mission when the current one is completed.
  • Added the coat of arms of Omsk to vehicle Emblems.
  • Fixed the issue with the flickering of vehicle track marks in some cases.
  • Fixed some gameplay and interface issues in the Stronghold mode.
  • Fixed the calculation and display of the “Experience required to increase skill” value in Personal File of crew members.
  • Fixed many issues with the new features of the Team Battle mode.
  • Fixed twitching of the aiming circle in Artillery mode.
  • Fixed the bold font in battle chat on some PC configurations.
  • Fixed some hang-ups and crashes of the game client.
  • Fixed some minor issues with interface.

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