9.20 Balance Overview

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Good day everyone,

WG has released a balance overview covering all of the tank changes we will be seeing in 9.20. However, rather than repeat things we’ve put up already over the past month or so, we’ll provide links to those articles and note any new developments, you may even like a few of them:

USSR

So far no major changes from the previously released info

Medium Changes

Heavy & Tank Destroyer Changes

The heavy changes will likely continue in the future, as WG wants to further distinguish the IS and KV lines, bringing back the KV’s old role as well armored damage dealers.

France

First update: After reviewing the test data and feedback, the Bat-Chat 25t will remain unchanged from its current form.

Medium & TD Changes

Note: The AMX 50 Foch (155) will for all intents and purposes will be replaced by the AMX 50 Foch B as the Tier X TD for France, players who have unlocked the AMX 50 Foch (155) prior to 9.20 will get to keep it as a special vehicle. Camo and crew will be transferred to the B (a new crew can be recruited with no penalties for the 155) and equipment will be de-mounted into the Depot, and shells will be taken out for a full credit refund. XP, MoEs and other achievements will stay with the 155.

Heavy Tank Changes

The AMX-50-100 will be receiving mobility and gun depression buffs. No specific info has been shown yet, but we’ll post as soon as they’re released.

Germany

Heavy Tank Changes

Note: The Mauschen will be receiving a mobility buff.

Tank Destroyers

The Jagdtiger 8.8 will also be recieving a mobility buff.

USA

No changes from the previously announced ones.

US Medium Tank Changes

Japan

No changes from previously announced changes.

Japanese Heavy Tank Changes

 

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33 comments on “9.20 Balance Overview

  1. Ragnarokbazil says:

    Pay to win prom rounds on batchat need to go…. Things so disgusting too disgusting…




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  2. Ragnarokbazil says:

    5 batHEATS on each team can’t prove anything then you need to read more…




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  3. James K says:

    So basically grind out the foch 155 asap




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  4. Anonymous says:

    So much stuff. Still worried about the leopard 1. Somewhat the e-50 but I think that will still live.




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  5. Iron_Tsunami says:

    Wait, they get to keep the 155??? Wuuuuuut???




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  6. jazzenova says:

    Yo chinese td’s commin’ to all servers it’s even on 9.20 preview




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  7. Aditya says:

    is-7 is back.




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  8. pacify says:

    Great news: no change to BatChat 🙂




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  9. cynicaldutchie says:

    The WoT portal doesn’t mention the chinese meds, have these buff been cancelled or not?




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  10. Eqro says:

    HALLLLELUJAH WG IS NOT NERFING BATCHAT HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Finally they listened to community




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  11. Thomas says:

    They cold have just gave us the M60A1 and drop the M48 to tier 9 but nooooooooooooo.




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  12. Thomas says:

    Also looks like the Chinese TDs will be relese on all servers.




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  13. Pedalpowered says:

    “First update: After reviewing the test data and feedback, the Bat-Chat 25t will remain unchanged from its current form.”

    Good, the changes looked terrible.

    “players who have unlocked the AMX 50 Foch (155) prior to 9.20 will get to keep it as a special vehicle.”

    Hey cool move WG, sure its not a really good tank but i’m sure some people will be happy to still have it in their garage.

    “The AMX-50-100 will be receiving mobility and gun depression buffs. No specific info has been shown yet, but we’ll post as soon as they’re released.”

    Yeah, the Lorraine 40t is pretty much the better tank all around. sure the clip size is different but overall the 50-100 is lackluster. Would prefer aimtime/gun softstats buff than depression though.

    Overall good news, maybe the high tier metagame will change a bit.




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  14. Havoc199 says:

    So…

    Some of these changes are good….some not so much.

    Leopard 1 and the 2 tanks before it are now completely useless.

    E50 and 50M are falling way behind.

    Jap medium line is a joke

    Tiger 2 needs a turret front buff

    T54 and OBJ 140 do not need buffs. That’s ridiculous. At least nerf the cHEAT ammo on the T54.

    British heavies need buffs

    Buff all tier 8 meds except the ones already mentioned and the Obj 416.

    Buff all tier 8 heavies to equal level of the IS3 and Defender

    Fix MM so it can make single tier games as often as before. Playing anything other than tier 9 or 10 is now useless.

    Once all this is done start buffing the tier 7 then 6 etc etc. That way all the tanks in the game can be rebalanced. Right now WG is just cherry picking which tanks they want to change.

    I mean seriously which monkey decided the 140 needed a buff? I mean wtf. It’s the best tier 10 medium excluding only the 907. The same applies to the T54 at tier 9.




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    • StyleZ says:

      How can you people not realize, that buffing everything to ultra retarded levels will not solve any problems in the game and WOT will die way faster than it is predicted?
      Do you really want a game, where in 2-3 years we will have a Toaster, 50-100, Batchat and Leopard 1 all with 250+mm frontal armor because of balance?
      All these problems could be solved much faster and a lot more reasonably by simply NERFING the overpowered tanks insted of continuously buffing everything until it looks like a T-62 on Tier4. But noooo, WG will loose shitloads of money in that way and people will cry a lot. Yea, it will happen until noone plays this game anymore in close future.. 🙁




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      • Havoc199 says:

        Trust me I agree with you. But to nerf premium vehicles is a massive snowstorm that is never ever going to happen. And with good reason to be honest.

        And with new premiums like the Defender the standard tanks are just not up to par. There isn’t a single tier 8 heavy that is even close to the Defender except the IS-3. It’s a ducking joke.

        Therefore all the tanks at that tier need to be buffed to be on par with each ither. Not to say all the same playstyle but the same overall effectiveness.

        Then all the other tiers also need to be treated the same way to keep balance between tiers relative.

        I’m all for nerfing the OP tanks…but do you seriously think that WG will nerf premiums? I don’t think so and if they did I would be asking for a refund for sure as would a lot of players. If they just nerf the OP standard tanks and leave the premiums as they are…..that is pay to win. No way around it.




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  15. heinz says:

    Why are heavys getting mobility buffs when they are 60+ km/h already while Patton tanks are still limited to 45km/h. Didn’t make sense to me




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  16. Psychopatton says:

    China?? Better give the T-34-3 more engine power too. It’s so sluggish.




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  17. SirNopp says:

    I can see triggered anti-batchat fans disliking the “BATCHAT IS NOT CHANGED” etc comments. Tears, very salty indeed. Mmmm delicious.




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  18. Anonymous says:

    So if im hearing this correctly I will keep my first ever tie 10 the F155 as a sort of premium tank as well as the new tier 10?!. Or will it be like what happened to the Wt E100?




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  19. Anonymous says:

    As i side note my faith might actually start to be beginning to be restored in wot.
    Imo wouldnt it be easier if the Foch Auto had the selection of both guns on the one tank like the E100 and Is4 does




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  20. wolvenworks says:

    aaaw no freebies for me…haven’t unlocked the AMX50 =(




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  21. StyleZ says:

    Where did you get the info about this Foch swap?
    If it’s true, then I should finish the Tier9 grind fast and buy the 155!




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  22. mi96romeo says:

    yes make the obj 140 even more biased…




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