Frontline Returns

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In the first quarter of 2019, Frontline finally returns to World of Tanks. This time your favorite game mode has received a slight revamp making it more enjoyable than ever.

We’ve tried to keep the friendly and relaxing atmosphere, where you can play just for fun, but at the same time give you the opportunity to accomplish more goals. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it!

Before we officially launch Frontline, we’d like to make sure that the changes and revisions we’ve proposed are the best they can be. We also want to see how the updated progression system will work outside test conditions. So, Frontline will be available to everyone in the upcoming Common Test 3.

Frontline is available during the 1.4 Common Test only for your consideration and for preliminary testing. Testing Frontline now does not imply the mode will launch immediately with Update 1.4. Frontline will be activated separately from it.

Values ​​and various characteristics that are relevant for the Common Test have been changed and do not correspond to those ​​in the final version of the mode!

In the first quarter of 2019, Frontline finally returns to World of Tanks. This time your favorite game mode has received a slight revamp making it more enjoyable than ever.

We’ve tried to keep the friendly and relaxing atmosphere, where you can play just for fun, but at the same time give you the opportunity to accomplish more goals. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it!

Before we officially launch Frontline, we’d like to make sure that the changes and revisions we’ve proposed are the best they can be. We also want to see how the updated progression system will work outside test conditions. So, Frontline will be available to everyone in the upcoming Common Test 3.

Frontline is available during the 1.4 Common Test only for your consideration and for preliminary testing. Testing Frontline now does not imply the mode will launch immediately with Update 1.4. Frontline will be activated separately from it.

Values ​​and various characteristics that are relevant for the Common Test have been changed and do not correspond to those ​​in the final version of the mode!

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Changes in WoT 1.4 Common Test

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This morning there was an update to the 1.4 Test Server. These appear to be the changes:

We have spent much time monitoring the tests of the wheeled vehicles and how you play them. When it was necessary, we urgently responded by changing particular characteristics of the wheeled vehicles (for example, their top speed). During the tests, we observed one thing: the boost mechanics available in the French wheeled vehicles was rarely used.

Why?

  1. Boost mechanics turned out to be too hard to use. Sometimes it was not clear when those extra seconds should be used to take full advantage of the mechanics. Within these precious moments, the combat situation could change and the use of the Boost lost its value.
  2. There was a high risk of losing control of the vehicle during the use of the boost. It was especially crucial on slopes and in confined spaces when it was impossible to predict how exactly its activation would affect controllability.
  3. Considering the current settings, the boost provides no significant “boost” to the dynamics of low-tier vehicles. Players would rather switch to the Rapid mode to achieve a similar speed-up effect.

All the above led to the fact that the mechanics were in low demand by players. To change the situation, we considered various options. However, each of them (e.g. improving to the boost mechanics or reducing the time of its activation) would result in deterioration of other technical characteristics of the wheeled vehicles or would negatively affect their balance.

Final Decision

After thoroughly considering all the pros and cons, we made the decision to disable the boost mechanics for the French wheeled vehicles at the third iteration of the Common Test.

Previous test server changes.

Wot – The Features of Update 1.4

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We have already posted the preview video. So now let’s take a look at the rest from Wargaming.

Wheeled Vehicles Roll Out!

In pondering the future of World of Tanks, we decided to take a closer look at the so-called military armored cars, lightweight wheeled tanks historically employed for reconnaissance, armed escort, and other battlefield tasks. So we figured that it would be nice to refresh our game and add something really special to it.

Wheeled vehicles are one of the hottest topics in World of Tanks, and some of you still have strong opinions about their introduction. Well, in December last year, some contributors along with other players assisted us in testing the EBR 75 FL 10, a Premium Tier VIII light tank in active combat conditions, on the “live” server. With the upcoming Common Test, the opportunity to playtest wheeled vehicles is available to everyone.

The French wheeled vehicles have new mechanics, previously unavailable in World of Tanks. These mechanics are the key features of all armored cars and make them truly outstanding. All military wheeled vehicles have historical origins. Some of them were mass-produced and even saw service.
The French wheeled vehicles have new mechanics, previously unavailable in World of Tanks. These mechanics are the key features of all armored cars and make them truly outstanding. All military wheeled vehicles have historical origins. Some of them were mass-produced and even saw service.

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