The second Common Test for Update 1.4 is available now! Here is the list of changes which have been implemented, including some additions to vehicle exterior customization and revisions to the French wheeled vehicles.
Along with the release of the Update 1.4 Common Test, Wargaming has posted a list of what has changed from Update 1.3 to Update 1.4. Check it out!
It's 2019, and we're ready for Update 1.4: Common Test! The Update's a bit special — first and foremost, we're introducing the new long-awaited line of French wheeled vehicles. We've also made some improvements to Personal Missions and give new life to Ghost Town — an epic map with a fascinating legend!
Brief information: the public test of Update 1.4 will likely begin on Monday, January 14, 2019, around 2:00-15:00 Moscow time. Here is what is currently expected from the update:
A first for the American tree has arrived on supertest -- a premium tier 8 tank destroyer, known as the TS-5! Previously, the highest-tier premium tank destroyer in the US tree was tier 7 (the M56 Scorpion), but this is looking to change that. The vehicle should also perform more closely to the high-tier American TDs, since it is characterized by strong frontal armor protection (and a decent slab of health) at the cost of speed/maneuverability.
In short -- compared to the T28, the TS-5 currently has marginally better listed frontal protection (in addition to only having one cupola, rather than two) and top speeds, as well as a slight increase in rate-of-fire, offset by vastly-inferior accuracy (0.44 vs the T28's 0.38), a slightly lower power-to-weight ratio, and a taller hull/casemate profile.
Read on to check out the full details on this vehicle!
Happy New Year, everyone! Let's start off with some news on wheeled vehicles -- specifically, relating to the Panhard EBR 75 (FL-10).
After recent tests of the vehicle, it has been decided to introduce changes and corrections to the first French premium wheeled tier VIII vehicle. These changes will already be introduced in the public test of update 1.4, and it is possible that the vehicle may still be subject to further changes.
Seasons greetings to everyone! We hope you're enjoying this festive time of year. As an extra special Christmas treat, we have a bumper Q&A with War Thunder developer Vyacheslav Bulannikov!
World of Tanks - WG Fest Easter Eggs / Sneak Peeks(?): Visual Model Animations, Vehicle Lighting / Effects, & More
Among all the other content covered at WG Fest 2018, some interesting easter eggs relating to vehicle models & effects were shown. These include animation of parts on vehicles, functional lights, new visual effects, and more. Check them out! (Images included in post.)
With the recent news from WG Fest 2018 of a premium/special ammo rework on the horizon, the first batch of shell rebalances has arrived on supertest! This batch concerns a large number of vehicles with differing playstyles, and also includes a potential rework of the Type 4/5 Heavy's 15 cm gun. Check it out!
Testing has begun on the final vehicle planned for introduction in the new French wheeled vehicle line -- the tier 6 Panhard AMD 178B. Read on for details!
The first supersonic aircraft, Italian ground forces, guided Air-to-Air missiles, new ships, ground vehicles and aircraft, and much more! Start your engines!
War Thunder players -- get ready for the arrival of Update 1.85 "Supersonic"! At 08:00 GMT on the 17 of December 2018, the servers will go down for maintenance in order to implement Update 1.85 "Supersonic" on live servers for War Thunder. In store for this update: the release of the ground forces tree for Italy, a trio of supersonic aircraft at rank 6, air-to-air missile weaponry, and more!
Lots of very exciting news has arrived from Wargaming Fest 2018 -- namely, the plans for World of Tanks 2019! These include many changes, features, and fixes/improvements which have long been awaited for by the community, including premium ammo rebalance, fixing issues with matchmaking, improvements to vehicles (including the IS-4, Leopard 1, & STB-1), the return of Frontline mode, and much, much more! Lots of big changes are in store; check them out!
Today, the new tier 7 wheeled vehicle for the French line - Hotchkiss EBR - has arrived on supertest, complete with 6 wheels (3 axles), a 75 mm gun, and access to the "charge" ability (allowing it to launch at higher speeds from a standstill)! Check it out!
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