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Update 1.3


Major Changes


Vehicles

  • Added:
    • German Durchbruchswagen 2 Heavy Tank (Tier IV)
    • VK 30.02 M Medium Tank (Tier VI)
  • Altered:
    • German VK 30.01 H becomes a Tier V Heavy Tank
    • German VK 36.01 becomes a Tier VI Heavy Tank
  • Tanks now have a different destroyed state if destroyed by an ammo rack explosion

HUD

  • Radial repair menu no longer remains on screen after the player uses a repair kit
  • HUD no longer disappears in postmortem mode
  • Spectated player is now highlighted on the team composition bar
  • If player is targeted, their gamertag displays on top of other gamertags
  • Aspect ratio fixed for the Damage Display Indicator for 4:3 screens
  • HUD now shows the correct status of each component when viewing different friendly tanks in Post Mortem Mode

Matchmaking

  • Increased delay before allowing an unbalanced or not-entirely-full match to occur
  • Decreased likelihood of Artillery or Scout imbalances
  • Improved team balance weighting
  • Improved rotation for maps with weather/time variations

UI

  • Ribbons display in the Post Battle Results Screen
  • Added Battle Efficiency back to the Post Battle Results Screen
  • Platoon UI redesigned for usability
  • Garage now displays the highest tier a tank or platoon will match against in a battle
  • Inscriptions are now translated for each nation
  • Re-skinned the background on the News Screen
  • Selecting a purchased tank in the tech tree sends you back to the Garage and highlights the tank in the tank reel
  • Tanks no longer appear as "Damaged" in the Tank Reel when coming back from a battle
  • Added more information on options in the Game, Video, and Audio tabs of the Option screen

Maps

  • Map Variants:

    • Himmelsdorf - Night
    • Province - Night
    • Westfield - Rain
  • Starting text for Westfield Assault displays the correct message when attacking or defending

Crew

  • If a tank returns from battle while you are in the crew menu it no longer kicks you back to the garage
  • Adjusted the amount of Crew XP an Elite tank earns to balance out the earn rate among other tanks. (reduced) **
  • Eliminated the penalty for earning Crew Experience in Premium vehicles that are not of the same class as the vehicles the Crew is trained on. **

Gameplay

  • Fixed Mines performance problems
  • Players receive 250 Gold upon the completion of Training (divided evenly among the objectives for a total of 250)
    • Players that have previously completed the training mission will automatically receive the gold on first login
  • Premium vehicles purchased in the Tech Tree come with a 100% crew
  • Optimized update downloads in the Launcher to improve the download time, progress bar, and defragmentation
  • New Achievements added:
    • Soviet Connoisseur
    • The 122 and U
    • Taking this Show on the Road
    • Sniper
    • Don't Scratch the Paint
    • Tanks with Benefits
    • Got Lucky

Audio

  • Added new music to the Battle Queue
  • Added a drum roll audio when crew is reassigned
  • Self-inflicted splash damage no longer gets registered as enemy damage

Additional Changes


Vehicles

  • Fixed a few instances where animated attachments were not animated
  • Tier IV thru VIII light tanks now matchmake at a slightly lower level
  • Animated attachments no longer move when exiting Strategic view
  • Realigned the destroyed models for several tanks
  • Updated packages for the Panther II
  • Emblems no longer appear on the destroyed tank model
  • Fixed display issue with SU-76 hull
  • Fixed rendering issue with the T-21 turret
  • Improved collision on parts of the tank models for the following vehicles:
    • American M4 Sherman (Tier V)
    • American M4A3E8 Sherman (Tier VI)
    • American T1 Heavy (Tier VI)
    • American T92 (Tier X)
    • American Hellcat (Tier VI)
    • American T26E4 Super Pershing (VIII)

HUD

  • Fixed the -1 display for Consumables when adjusting controller configurations while in game
  • Player information should always appear when begin targeted
  • The M5-Stuart's barrel fixed in Sniper mode
  • Having Consumables no longer stops the "Cannot Fire: out of ammo" message from displaying

UI

  • Added Descriptions for Colorblind and HUD Off/On Mode on the video tab of the options menu
  • Added the Map, Battle Type, and Completion time back to the Post Battle Results Screen
  • Added helper text to the options page
  • Options screen resizes according to the screen calibration settings
  • FV215b (183) accuracy stat has been fixed to display the range from lowest to highest
  • "Percentage of training remaining" number now displays the correct number
  • "Start Battle" button no longer appears in the Battle Queue
  • Selection indicator in the vehicle, Crew, and Store reels loop from end to end
  • Selection indicator no longer duplicates itself in the tank grid
  • Improved the accuracy of the progress bars in the launcher
  • Reduced the size of the buttons in the legend of the help screens
  • Enabled the help overlay when the player is in the Equipment screen
  • Fixed disappearing tank images when viewing packages menu
  • Fixed the turret names in packages of the T49
  • Fixed a bug where the selection indicator may appear off-screen when going from the crew menu to the packages menu
  • Adjusted the second package name for the T20
  • Adjusted the names of packages for certain modules in the packages of the T20, T49, E4A3E8 Sherman,
  • Post Battle Results Screen correctly displays numbers in languages that use periods for large numbers
  • Legend correctly updates in the Equipment screen
  • Pressing Start while assigning Crew no longer causes the UI element to duplicate
  • Damaged banner now disappears after tank is repaired
  • Added the SU-122-44 gun and engine names to the package screen
  • Purchasing a Garage Slot no longer places the cursor on the last tank in the tank reel
  • Tank XP updates in the tank reel even if the player is in the Garage when the match ends
  • Post Battle Result Screen no longer shows a previous game's medals if not viewed immediately
  • The Statistics screen now shows the correct stats for a selected tank after viewing the tank's medals
  • Fixed a control lock while opening a tank's detailed statistics when a tank returns from battle
  • Tanks with multiple prerequisite tanks now check the previous tanks' XP when determining if it can be researched
  • Improved the mapping of the legend in the garage
  • Selection indicator no longer remains highlighted across equipment screens of different tanks
  • Fixed an error caused by opening and closing the Start menu when reassigning Crews
  • Fixed several errors and issues in the Platoon UI
  • Adjusted the icon for the Avatar World of Tanks T-shirt
  • Reworded the Upgrade to Xbox Live Gold message to indicate it's one-time reward
  • Players are informed when they have to switch peripheries after a platoon invite
  • Post-Battle Results Screen displays when players earn extra silver due to a promotion in the Mission Awards section
  • Splash damage is now accurately displayed in the Post Battle Results Screen

Maps

  • Improved the collision between vehicles and the ground across the maps
  • Fisherman's Bay: Pier now uses correct effect when destroyed
  • Prokhorovka: Capture zone is more appropriately displayed on the Strategic Map
  • Lakeville: Fixed a bug that allowed Light tanks to areas that shouldn't have been accessible

Crew

  • Intuition has been reworded to better describe how it works
  • Crews can no longer be reassigned to damaged tanks

Gameplay

  • MVP achievement now awarded to both teams instead of just one
  • Increased performance on maps with high amounts of destructible objects
  • Increased performance of the post-mortem camera
  • Improved Force Feedback vibration when driving over uneven terrain

Audio

  • Eliminated some extraneous audio feedback in the Garage
  • Removed continuous audio when scrolling in the convert experience menu
  • Fixed audio callout for firing on another tank
  • Siren audio now stops when enemy players contest the base cap in Encounter Matches

Localization

  • Server-selecting dialog in the Options menu now fully displays in all languages
  • Purchasing Premium options no longer overlap with each other (Chinese, Korean, Italian)
  • Fixed truncation of Skills/Perks Level in the Garage Help Screen
  • Polish: Hull lock options are no longer truncated in the options menu
  • Polish: The Convert XP section of the store is no longer truncated
  • Polish: Fixed the server selection test in the launcher so that it's no longer truncated
  • Japanese, Korean: Silver earned is no longer truncated in the Post Battle Results Screen
  • Russian: Fixed Tank Destroyer Hull Lock truncation in the options menu
  • Japanese: Fixed display of Gamertags

Vehicle Characteristics

Vehicle Package Changes

  • Any of the listed tanks will require you to re-equip any non-stock packages due to underlying changes. Any new modules contained in a package previously researched/purchased have been added automatically at no cost.
  • If a component from a researched and purchased package is moved to another package that is not previously researched and purchased, the destination package’s research and purchase costs will be adjusted to credit the player properly
  • If a tank was previously Elite it will retain its Elite status but may not have all packages unlocked
GermanyU.S.A.U.K.
  • Panzerjager I
  • Sturmpanzer II
  • Marder II
  • Stug III
  • JagdPanther
  • Jagdpanther II
  • JagdTiger
  • VK 36.01 (H)
  • Pz VI Tiger
  • Pz VIB Tiger II
  • E-75
  • VK 30.01 (H)
  • Pz V Panther
  • Panther II
  • E-50
  • Pz III/IV
  • Pz IV
  • T57
  • M37
  • M41
  • M12
  • T40
  • Comet
  • AT-8
  • AT-7
  • AT-15
  • Churchill VII
  • Black Prince
  • Conqueror

Germany

  • Ammunition
    • Pzgr. 41 StK armor damage increase by 30
    • Pzgr. 41 HK armor damage increased by 30
    • Pzgr 39 (r) armor damage reduced by 10
    • Pzgr 40 (r) armor damage reduced by 10
    • Sprgr 18 (r) armor damage reduced by 20
  • VK 30.01 (H)
    • Hull Armor
      • Side increased by 20
    • Weight reduced by 530
    • VK 30.01 (H) chassis
      • Weight reduced by 1,050
      • Track armor increased by 5
    • VK-3001-(H)-Ketten Ausf. B chassis
      • Weight reduced by 1,050
      • Track armor increased by 5
    • VK-3001-(H)-Großturm turret
      • Weight increased 3,080
      • Turret armor
        • Front reduced by 40
    • VK-3001-(H)-Standardturm turret
      • Weight increased 500
      • Turret armor
        • Side increased by 20
        • Rear increased by 20
  • VK 36.01 (H)

    • Weight reduced by 2,550
    • VK-3601-(H)-Ketten chassis

      • Weight reduced by 250
      • Track armor increased by 5
    • VK-3601-(H)-Ketten Ausf. B chassis

      • Weight reduced by 250
      • Track armor increased by 5
    • VK-3601-(H)-Großturm turret
      • Weight increased by 3,650
    • VK-3601-(H)-Standardturm turret
      • Weight increased by 3,880
      • Turret armor
        • Front reduced by 20
        • Side reduced by 20
        • Rear reduced by 20
    • Maybach HL 174 engine

      • Weight increased by 180
  • Jagdpanther
    • Weight reduced by 187
    • JgPz-V-Ketten Ausf. A chassis
      • Track armor reduced by 5
      • Weight reduced 550
    • JgPz-V-Ketten Ausf. B chassis
      • Track armor reduced by 5
      • Weight reduced 550
    • Jagdpanther turret
      • Weight reduced by 50
  • Jagdpanther II
    • Weight reduced by 4,805
    • Panther-II-Ketten Ausf. F chassis

      • Weight increased 4,500
    • Panther-II-Ketten Ausf. G chassis
      • Weight increased 4,500
    • Panther-II-Ketten Ausf. A chassis
      • Weight increased 4,500
    • Panther-II-Ketten Ausf. B chassis
      • Weight increased 4,500
    • Jagdpanther II turret
      • Weight reduced by 70
  • Jagdtiger

    • Weight reduced by 80
    • Jagdtiger-Standardketten chassis
      • Weight increased by 3,900
    • Jagdtiger verstärkte Ketten chassis
      • Weight increased by 3,900
    • Jagdtiger-Turm turret
      • Weight increased by 50
  • Panther II

    • Weight increased by 5,290
    • Panther-II-Schmalturm turret

      • Weight reduced by 4,755
    • Panther-II-Turm Ausf. A turret
      • Wight reduced by 2,100
      • Turret armor
        • Front increased by 20
        • Side reduced by 15
        • Rear reduced by 15
  • Pz.Kpfw. IV

    • PzKpfw-IV-Ketten Ausf. G chassis

      • Weight increased by 200
    • 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 gun

      • Price increased by 4,000
  • Pz.Kpfw. IV Hydraulic
    • Weight reduced by 140
    • PzKpfw-IV-Turm Ausf. J turret
      • Weight reduced by 100
    • 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun
      • Weight reduced by 1,020
  • Pz.Kpfw. Tiger II
    • Removed Maybach HL 230 P 45 engine in favor of the Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 engine
    • Weight reduced by 1,100
    • PzKpfw-VIB-Standardketten chassis
      • Weight increased by 3,350
    • PzKpfw VIB verstärkte Ketten chassis
      • Weight increased by 3,350
    • PzKpfw-VIB-Henschel-Turm turret
      • Weight reduced by 2,582
    • PzKpfw-VIB-Porsche-Turm turret
      • Weight reduced by 1,562
  • Pz.Kpfw. V/IV
    • Weight reduced by 1,540
    • PzKpfw-V-IV-Ketten chassis
      • Weight increased by 2,950
      • Track armor reduced by 5
    • PzKpfw-IV-Turm turret
      • Weight increased by 1,620
    • 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun
      • Weight reduced by 1,020
    • Maybach HL 210 P30 engine
      • Weight increased by 450
  • Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger
    • Removed Maybach HL 230 P 45 engine in favor of the Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 engine
    • Hull Armor
      • Side reduced by 2
      • Rear reduced by 2
    • Weight reduced by 650
    • Transportketten chassis
      • Weight increased by 1,000
    • Breitketten chassis
      • Weight increased by 1,000
    • PzKpfw-VI-Tiger-I-Porscheturm turret
      • Weight reduced by 50
      • Turret armor
        • Side reduced by 2
        • Rear reduced by 2
    • PzKpfw-VI-Tiger-I-Turm Ausf.H2 turret
      • Weight increased by 50
      • Turret armor
        • Front increased by 18
        • Side reduced by 2
        • Rear increased by 15
  • Pz.Kpfw. V Panther
    • Weight reduced by 1,725
    • PzKpfw-V-Ketten Ausf. 1943 chassis
      • Weight increased by 2,950
    • PzKpfw-V-Ketten Ausf. 1945 chassis
      • Weight increased by 2,500
    • PzKpfw-V-Schmalturm turret
      • Weight reduced by 3,055
    • PzKpfw-V-Turm Ausf. G turret
      • Weight reduced by 1,840
  • E-50 Ausf. M
    • Hull Armor
      • Front increased by 30
  • E-50
    • Weight reduced by 4,550
    • Hull Armor
      • Front increased by 30
    • E-50-Ketten Ausf. A chassis
      • Chassis weight increased by 6,000
    • E-50-Ketten Ausf. C chassis
      • Chassis weight increased by 6,000
    • E-50-Turm Ausf. A turret
      • Weight reduced by 3,382
    • E-50-Turm Ausf. F turret
      • Weight reduced by 3,600
  • E-75
    • Weight reduced by 5,800
    • MAN-Ketten Ausf. A chassis
      • Chassis weight increased by 7,350
    • MAN-Ketten Ausf. C chassis
      • Chassis weight increased by 7,350
    • E-75-Turm Ausf. A turret
      • Weight reduced by 2,582
    • E-75-Turm Ausf. F turret
      • Weight reduced by 2,000
  • Löwe
    • Hull Armor
      • Side increased by 20
    • Weight reduced by 2,550
  • Marder II
    • Hull Armor
      • Front increased by 5
      • Side reduced by 0.5
      • Rear reduced by 0.5
    • Weight reduced by 410
    • Marder-II-Ketten Ausf. B chassis
      • Weight increased by 900
    • Marder-II-Ketten Ausf. A chassis
      • Weight increased by 900
    • Marderturm turret
      • Weight increased by 100
      • Turret armor
        • Front increased by 5
        • Side reduced by 0.5
        • Rear reduced by 0.5
    • 7,5 cm PaK 40/2 gun
      • Weight reduced by 1,050
    • 7,6 cm PaK 36 (r) gun
      • Weight reduced by 1,210
      • Pzgr 39 (r) shell
        • Close piercing power reduced by 22
        • Far piercing power reduced by 21
      • Pzgr 40 (r) shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 8
        • Far piercing power increased by 17
      • Sprgr 18 (r) shell
        • Close piercing power reduced by 1
        • Far piercing power reduced by 1
    • 7,5 cm Pak 40/2 L/46 gun
      • Pzgr 39 shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 10
        • Far piercing power increased by 3
      • Pzgr 40 shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 28
        • Far piercing power increased by 24
  • Panzerjäger I
    • Hull Armor
      • Front increased by 1.5
      • Side increased by 1.5
    • Weight has been reduced by 350
    • Panzerjäger turret
      • Weight reduced by 100
      • Turret armor
        • Front increased by 1.5
        • Side increased by 1.5
    • 3,7 cm PaK 38 (t) L/47 gun

      • Weight increased by 20

Soviet

  • Ammunition
    • UBR-412 armor damage increased by 20
    • UBR-412P armor damage increased by 20
  • T-34-85
    • 76 mm S-54 gun
      • UBR-354MA shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 16
        • Far piercing power increased by 16
    • 85 mm S-53 gun
      • UBR-365K shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 6
        • Far piercing power increased by 2
  • T-43
    • 85 mm S-53 gun
      • UBR-365K shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 6
        • Far piercing power increased by 2
  • T-44
    • 85 mm S-53 gun
      • UBR-365K shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 6
        • Far piercing power increased by 2
  • T-50
    • V-3 engine

      • Weight increased by 60
  • SU-85
    • 76 mm S-54s gun
      • UBR-354MA shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 16
        • Far piercing power increased by 16
    • 85 mm D-5T gun
      • UBR-365K shell
        • Far piercing power increased by 3
  • SU-85B
    • 85 mm D-5S-85A gun
      • UBR-365K shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 2
        • Far piercing power increased by 7
  • SU-100
    • 85 mm D-5T gun
      • UBR-365K shell
        • Far piercing power increased by 3
  • SU-122-44
    • Weight increased by 90
  • IS
    • 85 mm D-5T gun
      • UBR-365K shell
        • Far piercing power increased by 3
  • IS-3
    • Kirovets-1 Turret
      • Turret armor
        • Front increased by 25
        • Side increased by 85
        • Rear increased by 20
    • US03 Turret
      • Turret armor
        • Front increased by 29
        • Side decreased by 48
        • Rear decreased by 120
  • KV-1
    • KV-1 LKZ Mod. 1940 Turret
      • Turret armor
        • Front decreased by 5
  • KV-1s
    • 76 mm S-54 gun
      • UBR-354MA shell
        • Close piercing power increased by 16
        • Far piercing power increased by 16

UK

  • Ammunition
    • HESH Mk. 1 explosion radius reduced by 0.01
    • HE Mk. 1 explosion radius reduced by 0.01

USA

  • M24 Chaffee
    • M24 Chaffee now matchmakes at a slightly lower level
  • T26E4 SuperPershing
    • 90 mm Gun T15E1 gun

      • Weight reduced by 499
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