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.
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!
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!
A tier 2 wheeled vehicle has appeared on the supertest -- the AM 39 Gendron-Somua. The vehicle follows a similar philosophy to the high-tier vehicles, with its' key features being very impressive speed & maneuverability. Although nothing has been made official as of yet, it can be inferred that this vehicle is likely to be a gift/reward vehicle at some point next year, considering (among other things) both its' tier and premium status. Ultimately, however, only time will tell. In the meantime, read on for more details!
Hi everyone! Quick reminder that the Holiday Ops for 2019 have officially begun as of this morning. Simply logging into the game will give you this year's gift vehicle (+a garage slot) - the tier 2 German light tank, MKA - but the rewards do not stop there! If you would like a refresher, check out our previous article to for more details, as well as to see all the rewards in store for each level of Festive Atmosphere. And with that, let the festivities begin! Happy Holidays, everyone!
Testing on a new, rebalanced version of the Minsk map has been announced to be starting soon on supertest. Check it out!
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