Today, we launch the first Common Test of Update 1.1 with a new campaign of Personal Missions, new maps and those long-awaited Polish tanks. Read on for the details!
Personal Missions: The Second Front
The anticipated second set of Personal Missions are here and they are coming in hot with a new name: “The Second Front”. Based on the same principles as the original set, it’s a completely new challenge for you to take on and you’ll be thrown into the midst of battle on the Second Front. Each success on the Front will bring even more rewards.
The Second Front will be available to all players. For those who haven't completed the 1st campaign, both sets of Personal Missions can be run in tandem.
Don’t think with the new set that it’s no longer about skill. Now Personal Missions will have three operations with different sets of conditions:
For a full list of the missions for this operation, see here.
A big change to the feature is that tank classes will no longer be the restriction for Personal Missions. Instead, we now have a collection of national allegiances, which can take on certain missions.
The spoils of war are great for The Second Front. Three brand-new tanks, exclusive only to these missions with some interesting features. These tanks are:
Tier VI British tank destroyer. One vehicle of a British project that would be collectively known as “bugs” due to their odd-looking hulls.
Tier VIII British medium tank. The result of trying to make a British version of PzKpfw. V Panther.
Object 279 (early)
Tier X Soviet heavy tank. A project tank with 4 tracks, which was proposed by designer Troyanov in 1948, later evolving into the Object 279.
All operations of The Second Front will have strict Tier limits:
And finally, you will also be able to check your progress towards the mission whilst in the heat of battle. For now, this is only for the new missions added with The Second Front, but we do aim to create a similar feature for the first set of Personal Missions.
A dedicated article will be coming to give further information and dive into the more juicy details of The Second Front.
Not based on any historical location in particular, but inspired by the great battle near Studzianki, this map combines open spaces with some brawling spots. The location encompasses large fields, lots of vegetation, small village houses centered around a tall church. Dead center of the map is a small brick factory that will become a important point of interest during the course of battle.
As we all know, Minsk is a city that is close to the heart of Wargaming. After all, the company was founded in the Belarusian capital. The new map creates the city’s center at the beginning of the 1970s. Though some things have been adjusted for the sake of gameplay, if you’ve visited Minsk, landmarks will be instantly recognizable. If not, just take in the scenery of this virtual city and dive into the past!
Important: The map is still on its final stage of optimization. During the Common test players might have some performance issues with the map.
Changes to Current Maps
For the interest in gameplay balancing, many positions (including the aircraft carrier and the serpentine road) have been reworked. Both teams will see a more balanced fight when taking to the sub-zero climate of Glacier.
Siegfried Line has seen positions strengthened for the northern-spawning team. Many positions have been fortified with the addition of rocks and more opportunities have been added with terrain adjustments.
Reduced the battle tier of the map. It’s now IV-VII. With slight modifications to help out the southern team, the majority of changes were made to add shelter in various positions to help hide from fire.
The map is now in HD and has been increased in size from 800x800 to 1000x1000. Many edits have been made to improve the experience for all vehicle classes throughout the map. You may also note that the eastern part of the location has been completely redesigned.
Just before the release of Update 1.1, there will be a dedicated article to really get into the details of what’s changed on each map and how the new maps play.
With the new Poland map, it’s the perfect time to add the compatriots that did battle on these lands. So please welcome the latest nation to be added to World of Tanks and the 10 new Polish tanks.
We decided to add this nation due to the size of our Polish community and their importance in both World Wars, with their homeland becoming the gateway to the East and the West.
Starting with light tanks and evolving into heavies further up the line through the mid-tier mediums, it’s time to take these tanks for a spin!
Note: The full preliminary list of changes is coming in a separate article. Keep an eye out!
Source: WoT EU Portal
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