In-game screenshots of the new pair of Russian light tanks - T-50-2 and LT-432 - have surfaced, courtesy of WoT Express. Check them out!
Some more short info, this time pertaining to the Common Test: according to Rykoszet.info, if everything goes well, then changes to the premium vehicles with preferential matchmaking at tier 8 will be making an appearance on the Update 1.2 CT soon. Keep an eye out for more info.
Quick info: it appears Wargaming has finally added back the vehicle restoration function to the shop with yesterday's micropatch. The function, which has been in the game since update 9.16, allows for restoration of sold premium tanks directly from inside the game client -- for standard premiums, within 3 days of selling the vehicle, while "special" premiums can be restored whenever (no time limit). Upon introduction of the new shop, the function was still available, but could not be done directly through the shop itself -- a complicated workaround was required to get it to work previously. Thankfully, this is no longer the case -- the feature can now be found in Depot » Vehicles in the Garage » Recovery.
(As a reminder, only vehicles sold from the game client after the introduction of the feature [around update 9.16] will be available for recovery in the in-game store. Depending on your region's policies, vehicles sold before then may be available for recovery through Wargaming support [for example, NA allows for up to 4 vehicle restoration tickets per calendar year].)
War Thunder Presents - Update 1.81 “The Valkyries”! A new type of vehicle in War Thunder - Combat Helicopters - with the first rotorcrafts being presented in the US and Soviet research trees, 16 new ground vehicles / aircraft models, two new locations/missions (as well as an additional two for Naval battles) -- all of these and more arrive in this update!
Update 1.81 “The Valkyries” brings with it a small treat for all German pilots and fans of the deadly Komet in particular. With the release of War Thunder’s next major update, we’re happy to introduce a new version of the Me 163B along with an improved model for the existing modification!
Briefly: The pre-production version of the famous Komet, differing from the production model in its primary armament, consisting of 20mm cannons instead of 30mm ones.
In War Thunder update 1.81 “The Valkyries”, we plan to introduce a new modification of the fan-favorite Me 163B Komet rocket-propelled fighter. The new Me 163B-0 represents the pre-production model of the aircraft, which consisted of a few dozen units before the regular B-1 modification entered serial production in 1944.
The B-0 is neigh identical to its production counterpart in terms of design, layout and performance. The most notable difference between the two versions is their primary armament options. Namely, the Me 163B-0/R1 is armed with four 20mm MG151/20 cannons as opposed to two 30mm MK108 cannons.
Although the B-0s cannons are smaller in caliber and generate a lower burst mass, this drawback is well compensated by the much more forgiving ballistic properties of the 20mm cannon, making them easier to use than the MK108s, as well as the increased amount of ammunition the aircraft can carry (100 rounds per gun).
With the new B-0 modification, the Komet will become a more accessible machine to a greater number of pilots, whilst seasoned Me 163 veterans will get more choice. Those who previously skipped over the Me 163 because they dislike the characteristics of the MK108s, can now experience the joy of rocket-propelled flight without having to worry about cumbersome ballistic properties of their guns.
Of course, we haven’t forgotten about one of War Thunder’s oldest machines either! Beside the new modification, the classic Me 163B-1 will also receive a completely new 3D model with increased detail, improved textures and even a new cockpit! As an additional bonus, both machines also received a number of new camouflage schemes which players can purchase for golden eagles. We hope you like it!
The Me 163B-0 will soon become available to all War Thunder players as a researchable vehicle of rank V of the German aviation tree as part of upcoming update 1.81 “The Valkyries”. Until then pilots!
Source: War Thunder News Portal
World of Tanks Supertest - Object 432 (LT-432) (Updated with Full Preliminary Stats for Both Guns + Images)
UPDATE (15/9): Full preliminary stats for the vehicle in both 85 mm and 100 mm configurations added to the post, along with some images (both courtesy of Rykoszet & WoT Express). Check them out!
A new pair of Soviet light tanks has hit supertest -- the first of which - the Object 432 (a.k.a. LT-432, in this configuration) - is a tier 8 premium. Read on for more info, as well as the (nbw complete) preliminary set of statistics.
UPDATE (15/9): Full preliminary stats for the vehicle added to the post, along with some images (both courtesy of Rykoszet & WoT Express). Check them out!
The other big news from supertest today is that, after almost 5 years since its' removal, the T-50-2 is finally making another appearance in World of Tanks! Read on for the info, as well as the preliminary set of stats.
Today, we launch the first Common Test of Update 1.2, bringing some new additions to World of Tanks, so let’s check it out!
This new experimental fighter in the Soviet tech tree is particularly effective at high-altitude battles.
The Brits are receiving reinforcements, and it’s not the usual cup of tea and pudding -- it’s a whole new beast. Bolstering the U.K. line is a new Tier VIII Premium heavy tank, the Caernarvon Action X, and it’s the grand prize for the British Challenge, adorned in a unique camo especially for the event. Read on to learn how you can get your hands on of these for yourself!
The T54E1 is a prototype design of an improved version of the M48 Patton, incorporating an oscillating turret and improved firepower. This highly requested piece of American experimental tech will be joining the ranks of the U.S. ground forces tree with the release of the upcoming update 1.81 “The Valkyries”!
A top-tier light armoured vehicle for British tankers – the Warrior IFV with its multipurpose 30 mm cannon and MILAN ATGM!
Yet another style set has been created, this time to coincide with the "Royal Hunt" marathon, from which players can earn, among other rewards, the tier VIII British premium heavy tank -- Caernarvon Action X. Update: You will be able to earn one set for free in the marathon, and it has been reported that players will be able to purchase extra ones for 750 gold each. The set itself will be available for British vehicles which have full customization support available -- tiers VI, VIII, IX, and X. Keep on reading to see some more screenshots on various vehicles/maps.
Short information from Rykoszet: Reportedly, the common test for Update 1.2 should, if EVERYTHING goes well, arrive for players to try out on Thursday, 13. September in the afternoon. If not, the test will be postponed to Friday, 14. September. Here's what you can expect from this update thus far:
Wheeled vehicles make their debut on the Super Test! Read on for more info on how these vehicles will function in World of Tanks, as well as some special mechanics currently being tested for them.
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