SUPERTEST - RUSSIAN MEDUIM BRANCH CHANGES

The Soviet tanks have arrived to the Supertest for some rebalancing! The main idea is to significantly strengthen the armour on the turret front, which will allow Soviet MTs to tank with their turret when they manage to hide the hull behind cover. They will be able to cause damage from this position and live up to the idea of active Medium tanks with strong turret armour.

Let’s start with the crown jewel of the MT branch – the Object 140. It is an excellent vehicle that does a great job when fulfilling its intended role on the battlefield. However, it has a drawback, which you often reported, the armour on the turret roof. This was the reason why the Object could be penetrated in the turret even though it seemed like a solid cast construction. On the Super test we will change the armour of the top turret and will get it up to the level of its comrade – the T-62A. At the same time, the armour of the hatches on the turret will remain the same, so do not allow your opponents to aim at them.

Let’s go one tier lower and see what happened with the T-54. Besides significantly strengthening its turret armour, we’ll also revise the top guns and will set the roles of the vehicle according to the gun choice.


The 100 mm D-10Т2S gun that in the research tree leads to the Object 140 will be rebalanced for close-range fighting. Its reload time will be decreased thereby increasing its average damage per minute. At the same time the accuracy will be slightly decreased – this will force players to use the gun at medium and short ranges and to play in a more aggressive style more in line with how a medium range support tank should be played. The 100 mm D-54 gun (that leads to T-62A) will have significantly improved aiming time and accuracy at 100m, but at the same time the reload time will be increased. Now it’ll be easier for it to act as a long range fire support vehicle.



Let’s go to Tier VIII and test the updated version of the T-44. It will have a significantly strengthened turret roof. The effective armor of the turret front will reach about 200 mm (instead of the current 120-140 mm), and the effective side armor – more than 300 mm. Similar parameters will be implemented on the turrets of such premium tanks as the T-54 first prototype and the Т-44-100 (Р).




We will also change the performance of two of the T-44s guns. The 100 mm LB-1 gun will receive improved stabilization and aiming time, which will allow more accurate firing both while moving and while standing still. This change will affect both the T-44 and the T-44-100 (P).

The 122 mm D-25-44 gun will have a significantly improved rate of fire and slightly improved aiming parameters, which will allow this weapon to perfectly fulfil the potential at close range, causing high alpha-damage. That’s not all the changes that we are planning to test within the USSR tree in this version. Next in line are the Soviet Heavy tanks and TDs, but we’ll talk about them a bit later.

WORLD OF TANKS CONSOLE - NEW BRITISH PREMIUMS


In World of Tanks console in July, 3 new Premium British Tanks will be introduced. Although we are already quite familiar with them in the tech tree.

A new heroic tank from a far northern country will arrive in the game. The Frostbite Grizzly is a Canadian "Sherman" in frosty camouflage with a maple leaf on the armour to Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada.

On the anniversary of the Battle of Dunkirk, two new combat vehicles will appear on the battlefields: Defiance Matilda, the Tier 5 medium tank, and the Tier 8 Vindicator Charioteer.


WORLD OF TANKS - MAUS REBALANCED ON SUPERTEST


Recently the Maus statistics have started to stand out. Based on your opinions we decided to revise some changes. What changed? Maus will remain a fortress on tracks, but the damage will be reduced along with HP. We will also reduce the thickness of the chassis from 250mm to 50mm.

Mäuschen's situation is a bit different. We want to help you reach Tier 10, so we will increase your mobility a little. This makes it more convenient to play it.

Tier: HT-10, Germany
Health: 3000 ( -200 )
Maximum speed / reverse speed: 20 / -15 km / h
Hull rotation speed: 15 ° / sec
Turret rotation speed: 16 ° / s
Viewing range: 400 m

Hull armor: 200/185/160
Turret armor: 260/210/210

Damage: 490/490/630
Penetration: 246/311/65
Time to reload: 13.3 s ( +1.3 )
Accuracy at 100 m: 0.36
Aim Time: 2.1 s

MATCHMAKER AFTER UPDATE 9.18 - Q&A SESSION


During the last weeks, many of you have raised concerns and asked questions about the new matchmaking system. Today, we would like to shed some light on the most important questions and help you understand the mechanisms and logic of the revised matchmaker.

Head over to the Official World of Tanks portal to read about the matchmaker and the changes made - and what future changes are coming.

WORLD OF TANKS - COMMON TEST 9.19.1 SUSPENDED


On June 24, at 2:20 (MSK), the server for the common test version 9.19.1 was stopped due to technical work.

During the testing, a number of technical problems were identified, the decision was made to temporarily suspend the testing. At the moment, work is being done to eliminate the problems that have arisen. More information will be available soon.

FORGOTTEN WEAPONS - SS41 ANTI-TANK RIFLE


The SS41 was a bullpup, bolt action antitank rifle manufactured in small numbers by CZ for the SS. contrary to common assumption, the SS were not a part of the standard German military arms procurement system, and were forced to scrounge for their weapons from other sources. Czech factories were one of the more popular sources, as smaller production lines could escape being integrated into Wehrmacht oversight and were able to contract privately with groups like the SS (the ZK383 as used by the SS is another example of this).

The Model 41 had been in development by the Czech military when the Germans occupied, and it was adapted to the German Patrone 318 cartridge for this production run. That cartridge was also used in the PzB-39, and fired a 220 grain tungsten-cored bullet at 4000 fps - although even this extremely high velocity only allowed it to defeat 30mm of vertical armor at 100m. As with the other antitank rifles of WW2, it would obsolete almost as soon as it was introduced, although it did remain useful for attacking emplaced positions and light armored vehicles (much like the Soviet PTRD and PTRS rifles).

WARGAMING MOBILE AUTHENTICATOR APP


Wargaming has created its own Mobile Authenticator called Wargaming Auth, providing additional protection for your Wargaming.Net ID accounts. Wargaming Auth is an additional layer of security for your Wargaming.net ID. Designed to better protect your account from theft and generate temporary codes in a two-step verification process. This way hackers will not have the chance to get to your hard-earned tanks, ships, and planes even if they know your password.

Wargaming Auth enhances your Wargaming.net account security at no additional cost. It does not require the use of additional keys or security cards that are easy to lose. Instead, just install the app on your smartphone and connect it to your account.

Passwords in themselves are not such a sure means of security as we would like them to. With Wargaming Auth comes second security in the form of 6-digit, temporary code generated on personal devices, changing every 30 seconds. Drastically hampers the ability of hackers trying to gain unauthorized access to your account.

How it works:

  • Step 1 : On the Account Management page, enable 2-step verification.
  • Step 2 : Install the Wargaming Auth application, activate it by scanning the code and end the operation by entering the confirmation code.
  • Step 3 : When you want to log in to your Wargaming.net account, enter your password and confirm your identity by entering the current 6-digit security code from the Wargaming Auth application.

9.19.1 COMMON TEST SERVER IS LIVE


We've got the Update 9.19.1 Common Test kicking off on 22 June at 19:00 CEST (UTC+2), packed full of improvements and new content. You know the drill—read up on the incoming changes, then take it for a test drive, and chime in on the forums to help us see the update through to release.

For this installment, we’ve focused primarily on fine-tuning the core of the game, following the feedback on 9.18. You took the time to play and explain your concerns to us, so now we are taking the time to respond to your feedback with some adjustments. The update also introduces a new training program for newcomers and 13 tank models reworked in HD. Let’s take a closer look!

View more details at the World of Tanks official portal here.

BAT-CHAT 25 T - NEW STAT CHANGES AND HD MODEL


The French Tier 10 Bat-Chat has undergone changes on the Supertest. It has received new parameters for the gun to better define the tank. These changes are currently live on the Supertest and as always they could be subject to change before release;

Tier: MT-10
Hitpoints: 1800
Maximum speed / Reverse speed: 65 / -23 km / h
Hull rotation: 42 ° / s
Turret rotation: 38 ° / s
Viewing range: 400 m

Hull armour: 60/40/30
Turret armour: 50/30/15

Damage: 300/300/400
Penetration: 252/278/50
Full reload time: 34 s
Load time for one shell: 2.4 sec
Shells in magazine: 6
Spread at 100 m: 0.36
Aim time: 2.5 sec




POLISH TANKS - NATIONAL COMOUFLAGE PICTURES

Here are the images for the upcoming Polish national camouflage. Only one for each season at the current time, though that could be expanded in the future when the branch is released later this year.

WINTER



SUMMER



DESERT


TIGER 131 WILL BE IN THE PREMIUM SHOP SOON


The Tiger 131 will be clawing its way into the Premium shop soon (psst...soon is Thursday, June 22), but here’s your chance to capture one of these steel beasts! Earn a Mastery Badge in any tier VI vehicle and post a screenshot of the After Battle report to be entered into a raffle to win your very own Tiger 131!

This is currently for NA only at the moment, but should hit the EU and ASIA servers soon, I'll make sure to follow up with a post when more news becomes available.

JAPANESE HEAVY TANK CHANGES IN PATCH 9.20


For patch 9.20, the Japanese heavy tanks will be undergoing changes to improve the balance of the branch. These are currently on Supertest, but as always could be subject to change before release.

O-I Exp, Tier V
– Removed the 10 cm Type 14 gun
– Increased front armour from 75 to 100 mm
– Increased frontal turret armour from 75 to 100 mm
– Decreased turret rotation speed from 22.9 to 20.9°/s
– Decreased turret rotation dispersion from 3.8 to 3.45

O-I, Tier VI
- Lowered rear armour

O-Ho, Tier VIII
- Will receive premium rounds with a penetration of 250-260mm for the 10cm Experimental Tank Gun Kai.

Type 4 Heavy, tier IX
– Decreased turret rotation speed from 18.8 to 17.7°/s
– Decreased hull rotation speed from 22 to 17°/s
– Decreased turret rotation dispersion from 4.14 to 3.91
– Decreased hull rotation dispersion from 4.64 to 3.59
– Lowered frontal armour

Type 5 Heavy, tier X
– decreased turret rotation speed from 20.9 to 18.8°/s
– decreased hull rotation speed from 22 to 17°/s
– decreased turret rotation dispersion from 4.22 to 3.8
– decreased hull rotation dispersion from 4.22 to 3.26
– Lowered frontal armour

VALKYRIA CHRONICLES NOT COMING TO EU & NA SERVERS


In response to the recent feedback from the community in regards to the Valkyria Chronicles tanks that were recently introduced on the ASIA server, Wargaming have commented to reassure the EU and NA communities that the tanks will not be coming to their server. This news is probably welcome by a vast majority of the community, but some will be disappointed from the decision no doubt.

Mr.Conway from EU Community Team;
Just to clarify this for Quickybaby and all of you: We have no plans to release any of these tanks on the EU server.

This is of course something we considered, but judging by the feedback we have seen from the EU server, the majority of you don't want to have these "fantasy tanks" available here.

Please do however remember that this is a game and that we have no aspirations to be a historical tank simulator.

The_Chieftain from NA Community Team;
Any time I’ve asked about the VC tanks on NA, I’m happy to say, I’ve been told they are not in the pipeline.

SUPERTEST - GERMAN TIGER 217 TIER VI PREMIUM


A new premium tank has been added to the Supertest: Tiger 217 (Tier 6, Germany Heavy). Stats and other characteristics are as follows but are subject to change before release. It will go on sale at some point this year.

* In April 1944, Otto Karius received under his command the Tiger number 217. He fought using this tank before sustaining his injuries in July 1944. The tank itself was completely out of order and was destroyed by explosives under Pillau in 1945.




WORLD OF TANKS - POLISH TANK GUNMARKS


The gunmarks for the upcoming Polish tanks being introduced to World of Tanks in the near future. Although not entirely sure what they are at the moment, I'm sure someone more privy will have an explanation soon.

NEW TIER 10 CHINESE TANK THE WZ - 111 MODEL 5A


A new Tier 10 Chinese Heavy tank WZ - 111 Model 5A is now on the Supertest server. Not much information on this tank at the moment, preliminary stats are as follows but could be subject to change as always.

Armour and Mobility
  • Health: 2200
  • Armour F/S/R: 140/120/60
  • Turret armour F/S/R: 300/180/60
  • Turret traverse - 26 degrees/s
  • Hull traverse - 36 degrees/s
  • View range - 400m
  • Maximum speed - 50/15 km/h

Firepower
  • Penetration - 250/340/65
  • Damage - 490/490/640
  • Accuracy at 100m - 0.39
  • Aim time - 2.5s
  • Reload time - 11.2s



POLISH PREMIUM TANK - PANTHER AUSF.G PUDEL


The First Polish tank has been added to the Supertest server, the premium Tier 6 Panther Ausf.G Pudel. Also taking the crown of the best looking panther to date.

The tank is a sample of the most mass modification of the German tank Panther - Pz.Kpfw. V Panther Ausf.G. Two German tanks Panther Ausf.G. Were captured by the Poles on August 2, 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The rebels painted national colors and other emblems on the tanks, which is the distinctive element of the tank in the game. The tank became known under the nickname "Poodle" (in the original Pudel).




UPDATE 9.19.1 SUPERTEST PATCH NOTES


List of changes in the version 0.9.19.1 ST1 versus 0.9.19.0.2

Training grounds
Added a new training mode for beginners and players who want to improve their skills - "Training ground". It will replace the existing "Battle Training" in the game. Briefing at the training ground will explain the basic nuances of the game: how to manage the tanks, how to win in battle, how the visibility system works, how to buy and improve your equipment, manage the crew and equipment. For beginners, the mode will be available the first time you enter the game, and for those already playing - in the menu by the Esc button.

Finalization of personal combat missions.
In this version, we reworked some personal missions, the implementation of which was complicated after the release of the updated balancer. Thank you for the feedback, thanks to which we were able to make the necessary changes.

Improved Fortification 1.6
Now in the fortified area the commander of the room in the offensive can indicate the direction of movement of forces on the mini-map even before the battle with the mouse. These instructions will be seen by all players who are in the combat room.

Improving the balancer.
  • Balance within one level. Within the same level in the team list, there will be fewer skews in terms of the number of LT, TDs, SPGs and platoons. For example, there will be fewer fights, where one team has LT at the top, and in the other - at the bottom of the list.
  • You can again invite the Artillery to the platoon (but not more than one unit).
  • Sorting within the same level of technology in the player panels by class has changed. New order: heavy tanks, medium tanks, TDs, LT, SPGs.
  • Improved crew stunning mechanics
  • Added convenient drawing of the marker of the Allied artillery sight over objects and bridges.
  • The damage done by the Allies with the help of artillery on the stunned enemy, now goes into the calculation of the distinctive marks on the gun. Now this damage is also taken into account, as well as damage from the caterpillar destroyed, damage from intelligence and damage caused directly to the enemy machine.
  • The "Medal of Horus" reward has been changed: now it's enough to inflict 2,000 damage to the enemy and not damage the allies.
  • In the feedback settings, the ability to separately customize the display of tapes and summary log for damage from a stunned target is added.
  • Changed camera settings in the alternative mode of aiming. Reduced the sensitivity of the camera to small irregularities.

Transfer of game models of tanks in HD-quality
1. SU-8
2. SU-26
3. M3 Easy
4. M4A3E8 Sherman
5. M36 Jackson
6. AMX 13 F3 AM
7. AMX 105 AM mle. 47
8. AMX 105 AM mle. 50
9. Lorraine 39L AM
10. Pz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat.
11. D1
12. Universal Carrier 2-pdr
13. Churchill Gun Carrier

Completion and actualization of the female voice recording of the crew
  • The Chinese female voice-over has been completely rewritten and recorded in the necessary dialect.
  • Russian female voiceovers have been updated. Some phrases are rewritten.
  • By the numerous requests of the players, the effect of a walkie-talkie for female voice-over was reworked. Now the girls' voice will sound more pure and accented.

Equipment

Germany:
• Tiger 217 is added to the game client.

France:
• Added a tank for the AMX super test Canon d'assaut 105.

Poland:
• Added a medium tank of level VI Pudel.

* From the description of the Tank: "The Tank is a model of the most mass modification of the German tank Panther - Pz.Kpfw. V Panther Ausf.G. Two German tanks Panther Ausf.G. Were captured by the Poles on August 2, 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The rebels painted national colors and other emblems on the cars, which is the distinctive element of the tank in the game. The tank became known under the nickname "Poodle" (in the original Pudel). Used in street fighting. "

** Poland will be added to the national search filter on the technology panel, the Polish national crew will appear in the game (only men's voices will be added at the time of the release, women will be added later) with titles, badges and passport details, as well as Polish camouflage colors, emblems / inscriptions And new national equipment "Bread with smaltz."

** The Polish nation will not be added to the research tree.

Change of parameters of Tanks:
Chinese 121: The angle of depression of the 122 mm gun 60-122TG is increased from -3.5 to -5 degrees.
Chinese 113: The angle of depression of the gun 122 mm 60-122TG is increased from -5 degrees to -7 (along the sides).

Other changes.
The mechanism of the "traffic light system" of armor-piercing in the crosshair has been redesigned.

WARGAMING LAUNCHING PUBLISHING PROGRAM


Wargaming today announces the launch of a publishing program for mobile games. It aims to help aspiring creative teams enter the market segment and make partnerships. The program provides creators with a unique set of tools from industry leaders such as Amazon, AppsFlyer, deltaDNA, and Epic Games.

Managed by the newly created Wargaming Mobile, the program allows its members to significantly accelerate game development and operations using analytical tools and development and communication solutions. All this is provided to them for 6 months. The most promising projects can be supported for up to a year or they can be offered with Wargaming.

"The mobile gaming publishing program is a complete publishing and distribution solution for small businesses that can be built into customer awareness," says Keith Kawahata, chief of Wargaming Mobile.

To find out more about Wargaming Mobile and the possibilities offered by the mobile game publisher program, visit the official site of the new branch at wgmobile.net.

Companies interested in joining the program should complete the form available at publishing.wgmobile.net

About Wargaming Mobile
Wargaming Mobile is a new division of Wargaming, committed to creating and publishing mobile games. Founded in 2017, it includes an independent mobile game publisher program that offers the best solutions from the early stages of production to the world premiere. Wargaming Mobile also connects numerous mobile projects of the company and its partners under one brand to offer maximum marketing and distribution efficiencies. Official Wargaming Mobile Website wgmobile.net

WARGAMING PULLING OUT OF UNITED KINGDOM



Authors note: There may be inaccuracies within the translation due to the complexity of the situation, but I believe that everything stated it correct at the time of writing.

The London-based Wargaming.net LLP, owned by Cyprus-based Wargaming.net Ltd, has filed for liquidation. This is stated in the materials of the British Registration Chamber.

The reasons for this decision has not yet been indicated. Although the company is liquidated via the standard law on bankruptcy, an expert in jurisprudence says that in this case, this is not a classic bankruptcy. Market participants believe that this decision was made in order not to disclose the company's financial statements anymore.

Wargaming.net LLP in the form of a limited partnership was registered in London in 2008 by a group of companies from the British Virgin Islands, which became the owners of rights and the holder of the trademark World of Tanks.

In the British accounts it is stated that Wargaming.net LLP owns two companies in Australia and one in Cyprus, which own the other subdivisions. Earlier it was reported that since 2011 the headquarters of Wargaming is located in Cyprus, where the founders of the company also migrated. The press service of the company confirmed that the head office is located in Cyprus but declined to comment on the issue.

SABATON AND WORLD OF TANK COLLABORATION


Metal gods collide!

Today marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration between World of Tanks and the heavy metal band Sabaton. It turns out that not only is Sabaton a big influence for fans of the game, but the band themselves love playing World of Tanks when they have some time between the shows. It just goes to show that this kind of united inspiration brings a massively diverse bunch of people together to share their passion…and blow stuff up.

And you’d better stay tuned for more information, because more surprises are coming.

WARGAMING WORKING ON A NEW PROJECT


Below is a post from the Official Wargaming Russian Facebook page. It confirms that there is a new IP in development for the console. Wargaming are currently advertising multiple job roles meaning that development is very early at this stage.

Friends!

Until today, we kept it a secret, but it's time to tell! The Wargaming team in St. Petersburg is starting work on a new project for the PS4 and Xbox One.
We open many exciting vacancies: for those who have already established themselves in the game or just dream of getting there.

Jobs for professionals with console experience: Technical Director, Lead GD, QA lead, Game Designer. 
Other hot jobs: Game designer, 3D Tech artist, Client / Technology programmer, Sound programmer, UI Designer, GL programmer, Server programmer, Deploy & Automation, Compliance QA, Core technology QA, Core gameplay QA.

Join the universe of Wargaming games!

We are waiting for your resume: e_petukhova@wargaming.net
Also we are expanding our areas of PC (our flagship project World of Warships) and Mobile. The full list of vacancies is here: https://spb.hh.ru/employer/662769?dpt=662769-662769-piter

WORLD OF TANKS - A GIFT FOR LOYATLY


Over the last couple of months, some of you might have experienced some connection issues or server crashes. We worked hard on finding solutions for successfully fixing this problem. We will however, keep monitoring the situation, as we want you to experience World of Tanks with the highest quality possible.

To show our appreciation of your loyalty during those times, everyone who wins a battle between 12 June at 07:00 and 22 June at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) will receive the following gift:

  • 1 x day of Premium Account
  • 3 x Personal Reserves: +50% XP for 2 hours
  • 3 x Personal Reserves: +100% Crew XP for 2 hours
  • 3 x Personal Reserves: +100% Free XP for 2 hours

WORLD OF TANKS - PATCH ARRIVING THIS WEEK


A patch to fix several bugs in 9.19 will be arriving on the 8th of June on the Russian servers, followed by EU/US either on the same day or the next.

In addition to fixing bugs and restoring the original controls for lock turret/free look, the patch will also add two folders /mods/0.9.19.0.2 and res_mods/0.9.19.0.2; As before all mods will no longer work and will need to be updated.