Update 1.10: Common Test 2 Has Started!

The second Common Test for Update 1.10 is now available, Commanders!

Progetto M35 mod. 46 and Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) Characteristics Fixing

The introduction of the previously announced changes to the Italian and French vehicles during the Common Tests resulted in a lively discussion among the game community. This was because these changes were not properly communicated to the community. Changes to the Premium vehicles were the result of complex rebalances of researchable vehicles. Together, these actions contradict one of our basic rules: do not decrease the battle performance of Premium vehicles.

Reasons for Rebalance

First of all, let us take a closer look at the reasons for the rebalance. Both the Italian branch of medium tanks and the French branch of wheeled vehicles needed a rebalance. Over time, the autoreloading mechanics have become an increasingly effective tool on the battlefield, especially in competitive modes. The French wheeled vehicles became unrivaled scouts—when commanded by experienced players, they are an extremely tough adversary. All these factors meant a rebalance of these branches was required with the intent of keeping their gameplay features and adjusting their battle performance.

Rebalance of the Premium Vehicles

However, consistency in this approach affected the Premium vehicles, too—namely the Progetto M35 mod. 46 and the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10). Following the results of the first Common Test for Update 1.10, we made a decision that the changes to the Progetto M35 mod. 46 and Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) would be compensated for with individual improvements to the battle performance for the Progetto M35 mod. 46 and individual physics settings for the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10). In this way, these vehicles would keep their level of battle performance after the Update.

The Gun Rammer can no longer be mounted on the Progetto M35 mod. 46. However, its gun handling parameters will be improved to the level it would have been with the standard Gun Rammer equipped.

The characteristics of the standard Gun Rammer (not the Improved/Bounty Rammer) will be used for the improvement. Considering the fact that the vehicle basically receives one slot for equipment (which is especially interesting in the context of upcoming Equipment 2.0), improving the reload times to the level of the Improved/Bounty Rammer would make the vehicle far too powerful.

As a result, the parameters that were affected by the Gun Rammer on the Progetto M35 mod. 46 will remain unchanged.

Without the Gun Rammer mounted (before) With the Gun Rammer mounted (before) Without the Gun Rammer mounted (after)
Autoreloading time of the first shell: 11.5 sec

Autoreloading time of the second shell: 8.6 sec

Autoreloading time of the third shell: 7.7 sec

Damage per minute: 1,877 HP

Autoreloading time of the first shell: 10.4 sec

Autoreloading time of the second shell: 7.8 sec

Autoreloading time of the third shell: 6.9 sec

Damage per minute: 2,086 HP

Autoreloading time of the first shell: 10.4 sec

Autoreloading time of the second shell: 7.8 sec

Autoreloading time of the third shell: 6.9 sec

Damage per minute: 2,086 HP

Crew 100% bonus is considered

As for the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10), the reworked mechanics of damage to the wheel suspension will affect the vehicle. However, we will compensate for this with individual physics settings, and the behavior of the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) within the new system will not differ in any way from its behavior in the current version of the game. As a result, the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) will basically remain the same as before the introduction of the system changes to the mechanics of damage to the wheel suspensions.

Please share your thoughts regarding these announced changes.

Equipment 2.0

One of the main highlights of this Common Test is the updated Equipment 2.0 system. We’re entering the final stretch of this massive testing, so join the Common Test and seize your chance to try out the reworked Equipment concept! Feel free to get the lowdown on the changes to this fundamental feature from the dedicated articles (here, here, and here).

Here’s a brief list of some key suggestions and changes to the equipment system that you can try out during this Common Test:

  • Introducing new types of equipment, including those combining the advantages of several items.

Clicl smallSelect an equipment category tab to see more details about the effect and cost of certain equipment. In the equipment description, the first value is the standard effect and the second value is the increased effect (when the equipment and slot categories match).

Firepower

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Survivability

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Mobility

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Scouting

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As a result of the rework of the Equipment system, all Tier V lower vehicles will no longer have the opportunity to mount Gun Rammer, as well as some other modules. To avoid reducing the combat effectiveness of Tier V Premium lower vehicles, similar to the Progetto M35 mod. 46, we will improve the characteristics of these tanks. These changes are not available during the second Common Test, but will be available during the third iteration of Common Test.

  • Introducing categories for slots and equipment. In the new system, there will be four special categories: firepower, survivability, mobility, and scouting. Each type of equipment will be assigned a category, and some items (for example, Ventilation) will be assigned all four categories. If the equipment’s category corresponds to the category of the slot in which it is placed, then the equipment will provide an increased bonus to the vehicle.
  • Changing the number of available slots for equipment, consumables, and directives for Tier I–IV vehicles.

Tier I will no longer receive damage to their crew members or modules. Only their tracks can be damaged, but they’ll be repaired quickly.

Tier II will receive damage to modules, but their crew members can’t be injured. Fire will deal low damage to these vehicles.

Tier III will receive damage to their modules and crew members. Like Tier II, fire will deal low damage.

Tier IV can’t use Directives, but in general won’t change compared to its current state.

Tier V–X won’t change compared to their current state in terms of module/crew/fire damage/Directives.

  • Dividing equipment into classes. All equipment (with the exceptions of Camouflage Net and Spall Liner) will be divided into three classes with different costs and vehicle tier limits.
  • Unifying existing and new equipment. Different versions of some equipment items for vehicles in the game will be reclassified into three classes based on price (for example, there will be three Enhanced Suspensions instead of 21).
  • Conversion conditions. In general, old equipment will be replaced by new equipment, taking into account the specifics of the reworked system. More details can be found in this article.
  • Interface improvements. There will be no tank modules in the redesigned equipment panel. The Repair button will replace the Service button. The resupply of ammunition and consumables will also occur in new windows that are simple and user-friendly. The windows for selecting equipment and directives will become more convenient.
  • All types of equipment will have the “drag and drop” feature, making it more convenient to interact with them.

 

Menacing Polish Medium Tanks Are Coming!

In 2018, we added Polish heavy tanks to the game. They quickly gained popularity and found their place in World of Tanks. Since then, we’ve been working on various development options for this nation while looking for potential candidates with unusual and exciting gameplay. Now we’re ready to show off the new reinforcements for the Polish brigade of steel predators.

In Update 1.10, seven Polish medium tanks will join the game. We’re introducing a whole new branch consisting of six researchable tanks, from Tier V to Tier X, and one Premium Tier VIII vehicle.

The new Polish medium tank branch will start after the Tier IV 14TP. These Winged Hussars are versatile vehicles with good gun depression angles, mobility, and maneuverability. Able to play on any terrain, they’re destined for mid-to-close combat.

The crown jewel of the new medium line is the CS 63, a Tier X vehicle featuring a gas-turbine engine. Because of this unique mechanic, this top-tier vehicle boasts two different speed modes—standard and rapid. When you switch to rapid mode, the engine power increases while the vehicle’s top speed and acceleration dynamics go up. At the same time, gun stabilization and aiming time worsen, making it harder to reliably hit enemies.

This unusual mechanic is now ready for preliminary testing, so take this Polish hurricane for a spin and share your thoughts! In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for a dedicated article revealing more about the new Polish tanks and their gameplay.

The testing of other features for this massive update is also ongoing. Join Common Test 2 right now and give us your feedback to help further improve Pearl River, the new in-battle communication system, the revamped bonds mechanics, Steel Hunter, and other new features.

  • HOW THE CT WORKS

New to testing? Check out our handy guide to public tests.

Eligibility: The cut-off was made on June 29, so all players registered prior to 22:59 CEST on June 28 can participate in the test.

Feedback: Please post your bug reports and general feedback on the test version in the special thread on our forum.

  • TEST CLIENT 

In order to participate in the test using the Wargaming.net Game Center, use this link.

  • The Wargaming.net Game Center will download all the additional data
  • Start playing

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Patch Notes

Main Changes

New mechanic for the Tier X Polish medium tank.

The Tier X Polish medium tank received the mechanic of switching between drive modes.

  • Standard mode: the vehicle moves at standard speeds and has standard gun handling parameters.
  • Spinning turbine (turbo) mode: the vehicle travels significantly faster while gun handling parameters considerably decrease.

Interface Changes

We reworked the equipment/consumables UI while the equipment system was completely reworked.

  • Four equipment categories were added: Firepower, Survivability, Mobility, or Scouting. When equipment is mounted into a slot of the corresponding category, the received bonus increases. All vehicles of Tiers VI–X now have slots with categories.
  • Several existing equipment items were reworked.
  • Several new equipment items were added.
  • The interface for mounting equipment was reworked, including windows for mounting equipment/consumables and replenishing ammo. The technical characteristics section was extended.
  • The number of slots for equipment and consumables was changed for Tier I–IV vehicles. Directives can now only be equipped starting from Tier V. The mechanics of damage to modules/crew, as well as damage caused by fire was reworked for Tier I–III vehicles.
  • The Improved Equipment bonus was increased.

Rewards for Players Who Have Fought Many Battles

We added a number of new medals and progressive decals for players who have fought a large number of battles.

Progressive Decals

Progressive decals are available for applying to the following 3D styles:

  • Pretty Fly (TL-1 LPC)
  • Stable Communication (T-44-100)
  • Captured King Tiger (King Tiger)
  • Mordian (BDR G1)

Missions to increase progressive decal levels are available for the following vehicles:

  • Valhallan Ragnarok (KV-2 (R))
  • Captured King Tiger (King Tiger)
  • Fury (M4A3E8)

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed the issue when a new account was able to connect to the server after closing the User Agreement window with the “X” button.
  • Fixed the issue related to first-person view in Spectator Mode in Team Trainings.
  • Fixed the issue of endless waiting when leaving a battle after re-entering the game if the “Enable battle communication” option was disabled in settings.
  • Fixed the issue of the missing notification about leaving the Exterior screen when going to the WoT Premium Account info-page.
  • Fixed some technical issues.

Changes to Technical Characteristics

  • Tier I vehicles will no longer receive damage to their crew members or modules. Only their tracks can be damaged, but their repair speed is increased.
  • Tier II vehicles will receive damage to modules, but their crew members cannot be injured. Fire will cause low damage to these vehicles.
  • Fire will cause low damage to Tier III vehicles.

Poland

The following vehicles were added:

  • DS PZInż (Tier V)
  • B.U.G.I. (Tier VI)
  • CS-44 (Tier VII)
  • CS-53 (Tier VIII)
  • CS-59 (Tier IX)
  • CS-63 (Tier X)

The branch starts from the 14 TP.

Italy

Changes to technical characteristics:

Progetto M35 mod 46

  • Changed the times for autoreloading shells from 8, 9, and 12 to 7.2, 8.1, and 10.8 s (third, second, and first shell in the magazine)

France

Changes to technical characteristics:

  • The previous wheel damage mechanics are kept for Premium wheeled vehicles: the Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) (Tier VIII) and the AM 39 Gendron-Somua (Tier II).
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