Update 9.20.1: Matchmaker Improvements

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Wargamings own round-up of the up-to-date matchmaker changes in the forthcoming patch.

Have you ever played Himmelsdorf against a team that has more heavies than you? Or perhaps, you’ve watched victory slip from your fingers on an open map simply because the other camp was lucky enough to have more medium tanks in their ranks. Update 9.20.1 clamps down on these frustrating scenarios by adding an extra parameter to the matchmaker: vehicle combat roles. Simply put, we taught the matchmaker to see the difference between the Maus and IS-7, for example. Now, it balances them separately. To create two evenly assembled teams, it would place the former against other heavily armored tanks (the E-100, Type 5 HEAVY, etc.), while the IS-7 gets to face the likes of the Т110Е5 and FV215b. Let’s take a closer look! Continue reading

Abby HD Flythrough

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A short Official video from Wargamings VK portal.

Just a teaser before the Sandbox test starts on Wednesday. The available maps will be:       1. Sand river 2. Redshire 3. Prokhorovka 4. Murovanka 5. Mountain Pass 6. Mines
7. Malinovka 8. Himmelsdorf 9. El Halluf 10. Cliff 11. Abby 12. Steppes. Enjoy.

New Graphics Engine and HD Maps

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Sandbox: Test HD Maps Starting October 11

It’s almost a year since we first saw glimpses of HD maps. Now WG have decided to put testing into the wild to see how real world hardware copes with the changes. If you want to join the test click the link APPLY NOW .

From Wargaming:

Although we kept key gameplay-defining elements where they are, our enhancements made a huge difference to the look and feel of gameplay. That’s why the graphical overhaul begins on Sandbox. It gives us time to read your feedback, identify places where further tweaks make sense, and implement them to ultimately deliver a fine-tuned experience to production servers. Continue reading