1.0.1 French Heavy Tank Balance Changes

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Quick post on some changes coming to the French heavy line in the upcoming patch:

BDR G1 B:
• Reticle spread for Baudet-Donon-Roussel G1 suspension decreased by 6%
• Reticle spread for Baudet-Donon-Roussel G1 suspension decreased by 7%
• Shot scattering for Baudet-Donon-Roussel G1 suspension during rotation decreased by 6%
• Reticle for the Baudet-Donon-Roussel G1 bis suspension decreased by 7% during rotation
• Shot scatter of 90 mm DCA 30 on the FCM F1 tower decreased from 0.4 to 0.38
• Reticle spread for 90 mm DCA 30 during rotation FCM F1 turret reduced by 19%
• Reload 90 mm DCA 30 turret over FCM F1 turret reduced from 9.5 to 8.8 seconds
• HP with FCM F4 turret increased from 600 to 650
• HP with FCM F1 turret increased from 650 to 700

ARL 44:
• Reticle spread for ARL 44 suspension during motion and rotation decreased by 13%
• Reticle scattering for ARL suspension 44 bis during motion and rotation decreased by 14%
• Reticle spread 90 mm F3 on ARL turret 44 decreased by 12%
• Aiming time for 90 mm F3 guns on ARL 44 turret decreased from 2.9 to 2.7 seconds.
• AP penetration increased. MLE. 1940 (standard) for 105 mm Canon 13TR guns from 165 to 175 mm

AMX M4 mle. 45:
• Reticle spread for AMX M4 mle suspension. 45 during motion and rotation reduced by 17%
• Reticle spread for AMX M4 mle. 45 bis  suspension during movement and rotation decreased by 18%
• Reticle spread for  105 mm Canon 13TR on the AMX M4 mil 45 turret decreased by 29%
• Reticle spread for 105 mm gun Canon 13TR on the ARL 44 turret was reduced by 25%
• Aiming time for a 105 mm Canon 13TR gun on an AMX M4 mil. 45 shortened from 2.9 to 2.7 seconds.
• Aiming time for 90 mm DCA 45 guns on the AMX M4 mle. 45 shortened from 2.9 to 2.5 seconds
• Aiming time for 105 mm cannon Canon 13TR on ARL 44 turret reduced from 2.9 to 2.7 seconds
• Increased penetration of the AP missile. MLE. 1940 (standard) for 105 mm Canon 13TR guns from 165 to 175 mm

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26 comments on “1.0.1 French Heavy Tank Balance Changes

  1. Anonymous says:

    well its about damn time!




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  2. Infernal969 says:

    WG buffing tanks that need it? Tanks that are not premiums nor Russian? Holy crap.




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  3. Senzelian says:

    Yay, more powercreep instead of nerfing the other tanks!




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  4. rule201 says:

    why dindt they give The ARL 44 his armor back? it used to have 200mm effective armor at the hull front, but they nerfed it back then down to 150-160mm, with a turret that is even worse.
    Get the armor back up and it will be good again, never understood why they nerfed it in the first place




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  5. sippi81 says:

    none of those need a buff

    M4 45 is at least as good as the tiger I the arl is far better than vk 36 or M6
    BDR is already even one of the best tanks in the tier




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    • Infernal969 says:

      “M4 45 is at least as good as the tiger I”
      In what alternate reality?
      https://tanks.gg/tank/tiger-i/stats?cs=amx-m4-45

      “the arl is far better than vk 36 or M6”
      M6 is fine as a medium-heavy hybrid, good mobilily and a good gun. VK 36 is trash of its own level that badly needs a buff as well, but that doesn’t make ARL competitive with its horrendous soft stats and no turret armor. Now hopefully it will be able to keep up with Ruskies.

      BDR I can agree, the buff is not necessarily needed, but this is nowhere near making it OP, just a bit more fun to play – the soft stats on it are horrible, the DPM is lacking and a giant steel potato with no armor needs HP – all of those are addressed here. Almost makes you think that someone at WG has a functional brain.




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    • Pang zhu says:

      I don’t know where you get your info from, but the tiger will eat the AMX for breakfast in almost as ny regards and the arl has nothing going on for it except super penetration in exchange horrendous gunhandling – the m6 is far better in many useful regards, namely mobility, DPM and turret armor. You are right though about the vk 36, but that is a nuclear bombshell of a nerf for another time 😉

      The bdr is kind of good as is ,but the gun handling is deserving a slight buff.




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    • Joost says:

      M4 45 is ATLEAST as good as the Tiger I? Hell nah! Tiger I is easily superior imho.




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    • Anonymous says:

      M4 45 sucks d*** thats all




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    • cluster626 says:

      You are partially right. I use the 105mm and gold spam every single tiger I meet for my breakfast 😁




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  6. Tyrud says:

    The aim time buffs to the M4 45 is a god send. Having to sit there aiming for what seemed like an eternity to get the full benefit of your gun’s accuracy was always the worst thing about that tank and pretty much made it necessary to use a gun stabilizer just to make it playable. Grinding down the French heavies will be much more comfortable now.




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  7. Nameless says:

    Was saving up some money for the Panther II. Guess I’ll put it all on hold and buy the M4 45 instead 🙂




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    • Nameless says:

      Still, I would’ve buffed the ARL 44 further by giving the F3 an even better aiming time (I think 2.4 or 2.5 is juuuust right) and maybe the DCA 45 (2.7 instead of that atrocious 3.4).
      Weird how they didn’t nerf the increased damage on the premium shells on the 105, though. It still does 330 dmg and has 225 pen (compared to 300 dmg and 175 pen).




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    • Infernal969 says:

      You are just picking your poison. Both of those tanks are hopeless at their respective tiers.
      But in case you are going for AMX 65t, then enjoy, it’s the worst tank I’ve played in this game and I’ve played a lot of garbage.




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  8. cluster626 says:

    I like how WG is still keeping the 330 alpha for skill rounds of the 105mm guns on the tier vi and vii




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  9. Pang zhu says:

    I do not want to call the buffs to aim time and dispersions irrelevant, but what the art 44 and AMX 45 really need is a hint more armor…

    WG completely ruined the arl 44 when they turned it into HD – the upper frontal plate lost all its effective sloping and the turret got larger and weaker.

    The AMX 45 always just plain sucked.
    Just a tiger 1 with worse armor, HP and DPM, in exchange for a little bit of mobility.

    I don’t want them tough as the 2 top tier heavies, but just a little extra armor would be appreciated .




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  10. nrnstraswa says:

    Yay about time the ARL 44, M4 45 and BDR got some love.
    The ARL 44 is my favorite tier 6 heavy, so I’m very grateful for the buffs.




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    • wolvenworks says:

      it’s only accuracy buffs, and more pen to the 105mm and the F3. shame the DCA45 didn’t get buffed, because that’s what most ARL44 players use (due to the ridiculously high pen for a tier 6). DCA45 aims so slow even drunk russian gunners aim faster. might consider switching to the 105, now that it has better pen




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  11. sippi81 says:

    The 45 has far better gun depression and if you use it its armor is more than enough and better than the tiger armor by far furthermore it has more alpha with the 105 gun so you can trade pretty good
    It is also far better if getting brawled because it doesnt has such a slow turning turret and hull and the gd also helps in that
    although the tiger has better dpm it is quite useless if you re not able to use it which goes for a lot of situations without a 1 vs 1 in the open and I already stated its bad in that




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  12. Iron_Tsunami says:

    M4 45 105 memes just got upgraded.




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