First, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the players who actively took part in testing and discussing the reworked Equipment 2.0 system. We really appreciate your continued interest and contribution, both of which are extremely valuable!
During the two test iterations, we were monitoring your reactions and feedback on forums and other online platforms, while also analyzing the data obtained. We’re now ready to share the results of this large test and announce several additional changes to Equipment 2.0, which we aim to introduce to the game in Update 1.10. You’ll certainly have the opportunity to try out all these changes and revisions during the Common Test of this update, as well as share your feedback.
In a nutshell, all tests have been successful so far, and we seem to be moving in the right direction. However, there are some aspects of this feature that still have room for improvement. Here’s a closer look at the revisions we suggest.
Major Changes After Two Sandbox Test Iterations
Ventilation will now be assigned to all four categories: firepower, survivability, mobility, and scouting. Previously, it was available for three categories, with the exception being survivability. Now, Ventilation will match all slots that have categories assigned, providing a nice performance bonus to your vehicles. If its slot doesn’t have a category, then Ventilation will provide a standard bonus.
In addition, we decided to slightly adjust the bonuses for the following types of equipment:
|Category||Equipment||New Standard Bonus||New Improved Bonus||Sandbox Iteration 2 (standard/improved bonuses)|
|Firepower||Improved Aiming Unit||5%||7%||7% / 9%|
Hull traverse speed: 15%
Hull traverse speed: 20%
Hull traverse speed: 10% / 15%
Acceleration: 7.5% / 10%
|Scouting||Low Noise Exhaust System||Light and medium tanks: 6%||Light and medium tanks: 8%||Light and medium tanks: 7% / 9%|
Maximum forward speed: 4 km/h
Maximum reverse speed: 2 km/h
Maximum forward speed: 5 km/h
Maximum reverse speed: 3 km/h
Maximum forward speed: 5 km/h / 6 km/h
Maximum reverse speed: 3 km/h / 4 km/h
The bonus amounts and characteristics of other types of equipment will not change compared to those in the second Sandbox iteration.
Conversion Conditions Changes
The cost of existing equipment will not exceed 50,000 for Tier II–IV vehicles and 300,000 for Tier V–VII tanks. The cost of equipment for Tier VIII–X vehicles will not undergo any significant changes.
All new equipment will be divided into three classes that share the same properties. Each equipment class will correspond to a certain vehicle tier. The higher the equipment class, the higher the cost.
The exceptions to this rule are Camouflage Net and Spall Liner. Camouflage Net will cost 50,000 for Tier II–IV vehicles and 100,000 for Tier V–X vehicles.
Spall Liner won’t have classes at all. Four different versions will be available, each suitable for certain vehicles.
- Light Spall Liner can be mounted on Tier V–X light tanks and light tank destroyers based on an LT chassis.
- Medium Spall Liner can be mounted on Tier V–VII heavy tanks, as well as Tier VIII–X medium tanks and medium tank destroyers based on an MT chassis.
- Heavy Spall Liner can be mounted on Tier VIII–X heavy tanks and tank destroyers weighing less than 75 tons.
- Superheavy Spall Liner can be mounted on Tier VIII–X heavy tanks and tank destroyers weighing more than 75 tons.
In general, old equipment will be replaced by new equipment, taking into account the specifics of the reworked system. For example, the Medium-Caliber Rammers for tanks and SPGs will become Gun Rammer Class 2, which you can mount on the Tier V–VII vehicles and Tier VIII–X tanks it was previously compatible with. The Large-Caliber Rammers for tanks and SPGs will become Gun Rammer Class 1, which you can mount on the Tier VIII–X tanks it was previously compatible with.
|Old Cost||New Cost|
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer: 200,000
Medium-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammer: 300,000
|Gun Rammer Class 2: 300,000|
Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer: 500,000
Large-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammer: 600,000
|Gun Rammer Class 1: 600,000|
The following types of existing equipment will be replaced with their own analogues:
- Improved Ventilation
- Gun Rammer
- Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
- Spall Liner
- Additional Grousers
- Camouflage Net
- Binocular Telescope
- Coated Optics
The following types of old equipment will be replaced by new equipment:
|Old Equipment||New Equipment|
"Wet" Ammo Rack
Fill Tanks with CO2
Toolbox (including Improved and Bounty Equipment)
|Enhanced Suspension (all types)||Improved Hardening|
In addition, we aim to introduce Directive for Improved Configuration as a replacement for Toolbox:
|Category||Type of Equipment||Effect|
|Survivability||Directive for Improved Configuration||Increases repair speed by 10%|
Equipment whose class will change compared to the current vehicle class will be indicated by a warning icon. Feel free to use this equipment on this specific tank, but it will not be possible to remount it after demounting. This equipment will be sent to the Depot at the start of the next update.
When the Equipment 2.0 system hits our live servers, all Improved Equipment mounted on your vehicles will automatically be sent to the Depot.
After the feature is released, you'll have a chance to earn Demount Kits by completing special Daily Missions in Random Battles. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to get even more Demount Kits by purchasing different bundles with credits. These bundles will be available once per account.
Finally, with the release of the Update, all players will receive a number of Demount Kits equivalent to the number of Tier VI–X vehicles in their Garage, but no more than 30 Demount Kits per account.
This will help you to familiarize yourself with the reworked Equipment system at a lower cost, and select the most suitable equipment items for your vehicles.
Thank you again for your contribution, Commanders! More details on future steps will be available at a later date.