WoT: Frontline Episode 6 Begins!

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Episode 6 of Frontline 2019 will kick off on 15 July 07:00 CEST (UTC+2)  and will be available for one week, until 22 July 04:00 CEST (UTC+2). This is your chance to participate in and experience epic 30v30 battles, win heaps of rewards, and join the race for formidable reward tanks!

Also, we’ve got the intel on Episode 7. It will start on 19 August 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) until 26 August 04:00 CEST (UTC+2). Get ready for even more epic battles!

Find out all the details, including rewards and precise specifications, in our dedicated Frontline: Regulations article. 

Frontlines Regulations

Before the start of Episode 5, we announced a reduction of the cooldown on respawn to 10 seconds, instead of 30. Unfortunately, due to some technical issues, we weren’t able to bring this improvement to life. But now all the malfunctions are fixed, so in the new Episode, cooldown on respawn will be 10 seconds. Spend more time in the game, play, and grab your well-deserved rewards!

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World of Tanks: Micropatch 1.5.1_5.1

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SEA and EU have made this announcement two days earlier than normal but I suppose it saves someone working on Sunday.

For SEA.

World of Tanks Asia periphery servers will be undergoing maintenance on 15 July, 2019 at around 11:00 UTC+8 to deploy micropatch 1.5.1_5.1. No downtime is required.

Patch Notes.

  • Add new folder for mods.

For EU

The World of Tanks servers and Clan Portal will be unavailable on 15.07.2019 from 06:00 – 06:45 CEST due to this update.

But why does one region need to shut the servers down and another not ?

WoT: 1.6 Test server

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A new wave of Common Tests introduces high-tier British light vehicles and brings some improvements to Personal Missions. You’ll also have new opportunities for unique customization thanks to rectangular decals and other items. Finally, to allow you to better focus on the game, we’re disabling team damage and team kills caused by friendly fire and ramming.

Read on for a detailed overview of each feature!

High-Tier British Light Tanks Are Coming!

The Brits are receiving reinforcements, and it’s not a cup of tea or pudding – it’s a whole new branch of vehicles!

We know that among players of World of Tanks there are many fans of British tanks, and there is a vehicle for every Commander in this nation. You can pick a versatile medium tank, a heavy frontline brawler, or a tank destroyer from 2 branches. The only class the Brits have been lacking so far is high-tier light tanks.

Update 1.6 will correct this as four undetectable and menacing light British tanks, from Tier VII to Tier X, are going to storm the battlefields of World of Tanks! Researching the new light sub-branch will follow on from the Tier VI Cromwell.

One of the main features of these new light tanks is their size; they’re even smaller than the French light vehicles. They will sit among the smallest vehicles in the game and will only slightly exceed the ELC Even 90 in size. It will be very difficult to spot them, and even if you do, it will be difficult to hit them, especially when they’re on the move.

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World of Tanks Q&A On Redit.

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This is going to be a Monster. Thanks to DoM1N for collating  the questions with relevant answers.

EU
Question:
Will there me more tier X cosmetics like the ones we got in the Christmas boxes? They are a great way to monetize the game instead of op premium tanks.
Answer:
Yes, we are working on many more of those, you will see quite soon

Question:
Considering how some older premiums have already received buffs (Pz 58 Mutz, STA-2 as the latest examples) is there anything planned to say amx CDC, T34, Löwe and so on? These tanks are surpassed by a lot of tanks in their performance and statistics already, like comparing the Progetto M35 46 and the CDC there’s really no contest, or T34 to any other high alpha heavy tank.
Answer:
We are constantly working on actualizing premiums to current meta game. Currently we are running sandbox tests of new balance for all tiers and vehicles. Whatever the outcome of the tests is: we will balance all the vehicles up to a new scheme. If it doesn’t go to prod, we will do a balancing up to a current scheme.

Question:
Nobody likes to have 3 arty in one battle. Are there any plans for reducing the max number of artillery pieces in one match?
Answer:
With current MM we are trying to make sure that 3 arties battles as well as 0 arty battles happen with predictable regularity. No plans to change the limit from 3 to 2 at the moment.

Question:
With the new ammo changes introduced, are we going to see the super heavies with non-existent frontal weak spots (cupolas/lower plates) added weak spots to them?
Answer:
If new balance changes to ammo and HP goes live, we will have to look into all the vehicles and their behaviour in the new meta. We cannot give a definite answer at the moment.

Question:
Are there any plans to reintroduce 9.22 maps which were removed in 1.0, such as Pearl River and Swamp?
Answer:
Right now, we are looking what maps should be next, Pearl River is one of the candidates.

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Introducing the Decisive Support Special

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Do you know what’s better than winning? Winning as a team. Whether you’re convinced by this statement or not, take a look of our latest special: Decisive Support. From 9 July at 07:00 CEST to 16 July at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2), it’s all team playing and collective effort. We’re counting on you, tankers. Moreover, don’t forget there are great rewards waiting for you at the end of this brand new challenge.

Decisive Support Missions

  • Decisive Support #1

Rewards

  •  2 Personal Reserves: +200% Crew XP for 2 hours
  •  1 token for the “Decisive Support #2” mission

Objectives

  • Win 3 battles
  • A battle counts towards the progress if you’re in the top 3 of your team by base XP earned

Restrictions

  • Only in Random Battles
  • Only in Tier IV – X vehicles
  • Once per account

 

  • Decisive Support #2

Rewards

  •  2 Personal Reserves: +200% Free XP for 2 hours
  •  2 Personal Reserves: +50% XP for 2 hours
  •  1 token for the “Decisive Support #3” mission

Objectives

  • Earn 10,000 spotting damage over any amount of battles

Restrictions

  • Only in Random Battles
  • Only in Tier IV – X vehicles
  • Once per account
  • You need to have the token from the “Decisive Support #1” mission
  • Decisive Support #3

Rewards

  • 10,000 *
  •  3 Large Repair Kits
  •  3 Large First Aid Kits
  •  3 Automatic Fire Extinguishers

Objectives

  • Earn 10,000 base experience over any amount of battles

Restrictions

  • Only in Random Battles
  • Only in Tier IV – X vehicles
  • Once per account
  • You need to have the token from the “Decisive Support #2” mission

* This amount of XP will be credited on the vehicle you’re completing the mission with.

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WoT Supertest: M48E2 Räumpanzer Pt 2

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The predecessor of engineering vehicles, created on the basis of the American medium tank of the first post-war generation M48. Equipped with the M8A1 bulldozer blade, these vehicles began their service in the tank engineering companies of the Bundeswehr and were later used until the end of the 90s in the territorial troops, albeit with the guns removed. The numbers in service with the FRG was 53 vehicles.

FjMZOmcZv_UNow the usual stat and compare screens with some “In the wild shots”

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