With the view range and mobility to potentially outspot an enemy and camo values to remain hidden, Tier X light tanks excel at scouting, but are bereft of firepower to play at the same level as top-tier vehicles of other classes. Update 9.20.1 fixes it with a set of tweaks to gun handling, DPM, and alpha damage.
Insufficient firepower made it hard for the XM551 Sheridan to make an impact on maps where spotting is of little value. The top-tier American gets higher alpha damage for the105mm Lightweight Gun with no changes to reload speed. Simply put, it can deal even more damage per minute now, which should ramp up its chances of doing well against MTs.
The Rhm. Panzerwagen receives better gun stabilisation and aiming time. As it takes less time to prepare for a shot, the odds of being spotted decrease too, boosting the German’s survivability. We also ramped up its rate of fire to stress the Rhm.’s role as a fast-firing, manoeuvrable sniper that thrives off DPM rather than trading alpha damage with the other side. Alpha damage went down to cement this role.
Small, sneaky and insanely fast, the T-100 LT is at its best when played as an active scout. However, it was nothing but another “you don't scare me” light tank in terms of firepower. We’re punching up its DPM to turn it into an active scout that can give as good as it gets.
If you look at French light tanks, scouting is no loss important to the AMX 13 105 than damage dealing. We raised its alpha to stress this attribute and single out its firepower among the five Tier X LTs.
Finally, all five Tier X LTs (the Chinese WZ-132-1 included) get a bigger ammo load to ensure they can hammer enemies until the end of the battle.
Similar to the line of British heavies, the American LT branch gets reshuffled so that it unites vehicles that share key gameplay attributes. The line ending in the XM551 Sheridan now fits five LTs with guns that reload the traditional way. The T71 has been renamed “T71 DA” and has been relocated to the mixed line of light, medium, and heavy tanks and frees a spot for a newcomer, the T71 CMCD. Modelled after the T71, it loses a magazine-reloading gun but gets a few tweaks to its combat parameters to deliver a unique experience. The M41 Walker Bulldog stays, but bids farewell to its autoloader gun (76-mm Gun T91E5) that doesn’t fit the concept. Lastly, we also changed several connections between the two lines: