WoT 9.20: Chinese Mediums

Good day everyone,

Brief overview of the changes to Chinese mediums being tested for 9.20.


  • HD model
  • Armor modified, making it identical to Type 59
  • Turret Armor: 200/130/60mm
  • Hull Armor: 100/80/45
  • Aim Time reduced from 3.4 sec. to 2.9 sec.

Type 59

  • Stabilization improved by 30%
  • Shot dispersion during movement reduced from 0.18 to 0.14
  • Dispersion during turret rotation reduced from 0.16 to 0.12
  • Aim time reduced from 2.9 sec. to 2.3 sec.


  • Standard penetration increased from 190 to 212mm


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WoT 9.20: Chinese Mediums

40 thoughts on “WoT 9.20: Chinese Mediums

  1. cynicaldutchie says:

    These are certainly welcome changes but how about the T-34-2? It suffers from the same awful gun handling as the type 59 and T-34-2 but doesn’t have the benefit of pref mm.

  2. Mitko says:

    It looks like they are just buffing tanks in the next patches (except Maus and Type 5 because they were buffed too much before).

      1. SpeedyCraft51 says:

        Its not a buff nor a nerf.
        It loses a tiny bit of clip potential damage, but gains an additional shot (additional kill at end game) and faster clip reload (more flexibility). Its a nerf for early game but a huge buff for end game.

        This is an actual “rebalance” for once. Yes you wont oneclip tier Xs, how terrible, no more OP for you. You’ll be more useful to your team at the end of the match though.

      2. cynicaldutchie says:

        The only T10s the batchat can clip are other batchats and TVPs and you need to be very lucky to hit all 5 shots. The batchat is far from OP…

      3. Its a NERF… BIG ONE.
        Loses some gun handling… pen too.

        Gains 1 more shot, at the cost of 90 less damage per shot… so the old entire clip could do 2k if you pen EVERYONE (that never happens, WG mechanics) and now, the full clip will do 1.8k, and you must be exposed MORE TIME.

        Less pen, less damage… to get a better reload, but exposing a paper made tank.


  3. Vidar Hook says:

    Hello? T-34-2? Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice that they decided to buff this instead of the maus, but it’s just the premiums.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Why would wg care about the t34 2? Only premiums are their concern at tier 8… They only care about the moneyzz. Still welcome the buffs but they will continue to underperform greatly in comparison to the op trio (defender,liberte,patriot)

      1. sippi81 says:

        wouldnt be so sure about that the defender is out of question but the patriot and the liberty are within reach for both tanks
        especially as they are meds and so probably more fun to play (at least for me)

  4. Ragnarokbazil says:

    Type59 needs more pen… As super Pershing has more pen then it and more armor then it in general… And has pref mm buff types pen id say to more then what it has to at most to 195 pen… At least…

    1. nuke97 says:

      Super Pershing is slow as fuck with a tons of weakspot while Type is more mobile and has better angled armor, if you want more pen to your type then I want more mobility to my super pershing. 181mm pen is more than enough for a T8 medium.

    2. Anonymous says:

      Pref mm is useless now. You never see tier 6s due to the gigantic pool of tier 8s and since tier 6s can only see 3 tier 8s you are almost never top tier. Just compare is6 to defender,fcm 50t to liberte and jt88 to sorption. Pref mm is dead… (sad kv5 owner). But yeah 59 patton should get some love.

    3. sippi81 says:

      you really wanne compare the buffed type 59 with a super pershing?

      The gunstats are far worse in the super pershing it has less alpha and the mobility difference is like to compare a maus with a t 54 lightweight and the armor is also worse in the super pershing if you know where to aim

      if you like you can have my super pershing for your type 59
      I would even do this without the incoming buff of the type

  5. Pang Zhu says:

    Good buffs to the t-34-3 an type 59, but why does the 59-patton need that extra penetration? Most Tier 8 medium tanks with 200+ pen have less armor / turret armor. With exceptions, tier 8 mediums should have less than 200 pen to not invalidate the armor on most things…

    Is-6 is almost unplayable now. Too much tier 8-9 armor around that it can’t penetrate and to many high pen tanks that will pen it. Making it rather useless.
    Same for kv-5, kv-4 and others. Soon every medium tank penetrates it directly through the turret

    1. Anonymous says:

      Wg wants you to buy defenders so even after buff they ll still suck. And I love my kv5 and is6. Won’t buy the defender though! Ain’t gonna be part of their system..Still I love when I squash a defender like a cockroach with my kv5 ramming it to death

    2. sippi81 says:

      IS 6 was a tank given for free and it is a tank that has improved matchmaking wargaming wanne sort these kind of tanks out instead of making them interesting to play they wanne make money that means buff all new premium tanks so the players get bored from their old bought premiums and buy new ones

      milk the money cows

      even if the is 6 will recieve a buff I would bet a lot of money it will be just such a completely useless buff as they gave it the last time
      Maybe one or two degress more angle for the frontal plate or 10 milimitres more penetration

  6. Psychopatton says:

    T-34-3 gun is as unreliable as the tank is sluggish.. At least give the soft stats some love. 175 pen on that gun is freaking awful. Appreciate the aim buff though.

  7. Tiger says:

    I sure do hope to see some good significant buffs to the CAX and Leo 1.

    As of now those 2 tanks have the worst WR across the board (~47% as per Vb addict data)

    WG would need to pull something out of their ass to make those tanks decent tbh.

    Cent may get some decent turret armour given the way they have buffed the other meds. The problem will lie with the Leopard 1 and its “historical” armour.

  8. StevoMS says:

    anyone else think its possible to give the t34-2 the 110’s 100mm gun instead of its current terrible 100mm gun? Its not like WG is above historical inaccuracy + that tiny turret can mount a 122mm gun so…

    1. StevoMS says:

      Also this would fit the Chinese ‘gimmick’ of large guns on mediums and would give a significant buff to t-34-2 which is very much needed

  9. sippi81 says:

    I dont have the feeling historical means anything for wg anymore so why not change the armor of the leopard also
    but I think they should just give it a very good snapshot and fire on the move ability and the leopard would be fine even without touching its armor this way it would stay in its long distance role

    I would not give the cent also a strong turret armor the american ll get it the french also why not give the cent something else maybe a special ammo or 4 k dpm with the 20 pounder
    anything that makes it unique makes no sense to grind all lines if they all are so similar

  10. Bushwik says:

    T-34-3 is still complete trash. With the new get fucked MM it almost never gets top tier in 3/5/7 matches. It’s slow, the gun is garbage with terribad aim, accuracy and pen. Go luck trying to fight defenders, patriots and that new retarded german heavy.

    I am so happy I stopped playing when 9.17 came out.

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