Good day all,
Quick cover of the recently announced update for WoT Console, which is bringing a few redesigned and updated maps and a handful of balance tweaks. Lets see what we have in store:
Starting off, a bit of good news regarding maps, no extreme weather variants!
And new variant of the previously winter only map inspired by the Battle of the Bulge
Redshire- Graphics Update
A graphical rework of Redshire. From the info available this is just making the map look a bit better, and not a full update to the the current Redshire on PC.
This will be a bit more interesting, a rework of the Northwest map. Overall the map seems to be flattened out a bit, with the north end of the map lowered and the southern portions of the map brought up. Should be interesting to see.
A new platoon UI will be coming. While not really spectacular on its own, it is noted that this is laying the groundwork for future changes.
Download Sizes –
Xbox One: ~36GB / Xbox 360: ~102MB title update + 3.3GB patch download
PlayStation 4: ~36.4GB
Not a major update chock full of new content, but those don’t need to be very often. The graphical updates to Redshire as well as the new art assets noted in the full patch notes are welcome, as a game with no real foreseeable life cycle needs a few nips and tucks from time to time.
The balance updates are a bit of a mixed bag. The Lowe has long needed some attention, though the buffs to the Panther 8.8 and STA-2, which have preferential matchmaking on console even after receiving their respective PC buffs seems a bit strange.
That said, the audio engine updates are particularly exciting. As noted by TG Wagner (PAINGod) in previous Q&As (and this week’s Battle Heroes) that sound updates will now be easier to facilitate with the new upgrade. Fingers crossed we won’t be waiting too long. Though form the notes and download size, some things will be sounding different right out of the box.
“Mitigating performance hitches on all consoles”. Well lets hope everybody’s respective grievances are covered in that, be it ghost shells or lag spikes.
What about our Console readers? What are you guys looking forward to in this one? Or perhaps something you wish was added in but wasn’t? (Kicking the hornets nest with that one.)