Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Upcoming tier 10 Soviet MT T-22

Hello Warriors,

this is the upcoming tier 10 Soviet medium tank (likely a CW reward or so), T-22


The mockup of the A-22 hull built from highly sloped rolled armor was made in 1949. Firing trials have shown high resistance of the mockup to large caliber AP shells. Based on this hull a paper project of a T-22 medium tank was made. The work on the project was stopped after the suspension and the general setup were drawn. The successful solutions were used during the development of Object 907

Tier: 10 MT
Hitpoints: 1900
Engine: 750 hp
Weight: 36 tonnes
Power-to-Weight: 20,83 hp/t
Max speed: 55/20 km/h
Hull traverse: 54 degrees per second
Turret traverse: 50,1 degrees per second
Terrain resistance: 0,575/0,671/1,438
Viewrange: 400 m
Radio range: 850 m

Hull: 100/80/? mm
Turret: 230/170/? mm

Tier 9 Japanese heavy tank, Type 2604

Hello Warriors,

this is the upcoming tier 9 Japanese heavy tank, the Type 2604:


The Type 4, also known as Type 2604, was one of the superheavy O-I tank variants, developed during WW2. This tank was mainly designed to break through armored areas of the enemy and for coastal defense.

Tier: 9 HT
Hitpoints: 2050
Engine: 1200 hp
Weight: 160,51 tonnes
Power-to-Weight: 7,48 hp/t
Max speed: 20/10 km/h
Hull traverse: 22 degrees per second
Turret traverse: 18,8 degrees per second
Terrain resistance: 1,247/1,342/1,918
Viewrange: 390 m
Radio range: 782,1 m

Hull: 250/140/? mm
Turret: 250/200/? mm

"Tank Wednesday" Stream Q&A

Hello warriors,

here's a summary from the "Tank Wednesday" stream with WG developers:

- the penetration nerf will not happen for now, devs will think how to do it properly
- KV-2 in HD the pics of which appeared on the internet is a fake
- FV4202 switch will be this year
- RU players will get additional bonuses to make the A45 marathon easier
- VK4502B will stay, Mauschen was shelved
- tier 7 VK4502B will not come for now
- developers are experimenting with economy: they are now testing a variant where you never lose money in the Domination mode
- developers are now testing the option of switching the mail tied to an account
- there will be seriously reworked Historical Battles with separate (unique) maps
- artillery will not be removed, it will be rebalanced
- there will be many free things and bonuses on RU server during the "WG birthday" (whether other servers will have these too depends on the local management)
- Kanonenjagdpanzer is a JT88 replacement, JT88 will be removed from sales
- Modern tank? "*cough cough*"
- new trees and grass will be implemented
- M56 Scorpion is shelved for now
- There will be a Czechoslovak branch. New upcoming branches feature Czechoslovaks and Swedish tanks.
- Sturmtiger will be implemented soon, likely as a part of a "fun mode" in summer or PvE
- there will not be any permaban amnesty
- it's not decided yet how BT-7A will be implemented

9.9 Test 2

Hello warriors,

the 9.9 test 2 started. Here's a list of changes compared to test 1:

- removed the Mauschen
- added Japanese Tiger and Kanonenjagdpanzer for players to test
- SPIC viewrange increased from 380 to 400m
- fixed bugged armor models of T-62A (frontal turret), M6A2E1 (frontal and side turret) and T110E3 (entire frontal armor)
- fixed many visual issues with following models: Skorpion, Object 777, M6A2E1, JagdPanther, Ferdinand, Caernarvon, SPIC, Т-62А, JagdPz E100, Maus, autoloader IS-3

- removed the "Fiery Salient" test version of the map
- fixed a large number of visual errors and bugs on many maps
- fixed the bug where water didn't desplay on the old render on some maps
- improved the tank visual camo brightness
- fixed the shadow display on integrated GPU's Intel HD Graphics
- fixed the bug with semi-transparent leaves with new anti-aliasing turned on
- improved the performance of effect display in sniper mode
- reduced the tank track (the traces the tanks leave behind when driving in mud etc) brightness

- Steel hunt economy rebalanced: you will get less credits but repairs are much cheaper, allowing players to earn (and not lose) credits in each battle
- fixed a large number of Steel hunt bugs
- fixed a significant number of client crashes and freezes
- fixed the bug where some limited MM tanks got unlimited MM
- fixed the incorrect display of statistics when playing in platoon
- fixed the incorrect work of radial command menu and minimap pinging
- fixed some small UI issues
- fixed some number of  issues in Team Battles

Type 2605 Renders

Hello warriors,

this is the Japanese tier 10 heavy, Type 2605 render. It's a Wargaming-invented tank loosely inspired by some very vague reports with a 140mm gun. It is larger than Maus.

01.07.2015 Q&A

- Storm states that the flat shadow under vehicles has no influence on performance because it's not a real, calculated shadow but a simple piece of flat texture
- Storm considers the new 9.9 shadows to be really good
- developers are aware that some of the functions of the dynamic platoons are bugged in 9.8
- Storm confirms: the Mauschen will not replace the VK4502B for now
- AFK Panther replacement is confirmed and final
- SPIC will get its viewrange buffed from 380 to 400 meters
- the KTTS show came out only today and not earlier because "too many things were changed on the run"
- Russian players have a lot of fun reading the negative reactions on WG EU lack of A45 marathon

And to end the day.... creepyStorm

KTTS/ASAP 9.9 (RU with subtitles)

Don't forget to turn on subtitles. Inside:

- new Domination variants
- Kjpz and Japanese Tiger premiums
- armor fixes
- about 12 new HD tanks
- Swamp and Highway changes
- new shadows, water render and TXAA antialiasing