World of Tanks 7.5 is here!

World of Tanks 7.5, according to the most recent News Post, is to be released to the public at 10:00 GMT (12:00 CEST), Today (1st August). It will include the infamous Tier X Mediums and Tank Destroyers (Jagd-Panz E-100, Object 268, AMX-50 Foch (155), T110E3, T110E4, E-50 Ausf M, T62-A, M48A1) and a new Light Tank (ELC AMX). Why are they infamous? Many fear they will throw balance into a deep pit and bury it. The current Tier IX Mediums and Tank Destroyers were often extremely harsh to lower Tiers, so meeting a Tier X TD could bring to life the sensation of constantly being “One-Shot-Killed”. On the other hand, I have my belief, and hopes, that just like with any other tank present on the battlefield, these too will have their weak spots which the players will be free to exploit, under the right circumstances.

World of Tanks

They are coming…

I know what people say about SPGs, but their need is becoming more and more apparent, with the increasing number of “Super-Tier” tanks. I personally never found anything against them, other than their occasional ability to be flawless in their long-distance fire. I play an SPG though, and I know that among fifty in-accurate shots there is bound to be that one flawless one. A lot also depends on your opponents, but let us stick to the facts here. When faced with a Tier X TD? I would prefer a high Tier SPG to bomb it, rather than me trying to attack it from the front.

We will also have three new maps, Highway, Seaport and Serene Coast, as well as plenty of balance changes. If you want to find out every single thing that has been modified in the game read the list below. Or, just wait for the patch to arrive. It shouldn’t be long now.

Patch Notes

New Content:
  • Added 3 new maps: Seaport, Highway, Serene Coast
  • Added new tier X medium tanks: Е-50 Ausf.M, Т-62А, M48A1
  • Added new tier X tank destroyers: JagdPz E-100, Object 268, AMX 50 Foch 155, T110E3, T110E4
  • Added new tier V French light tank: ELC AMX
  • Added new tier VIII German tank destroyer: Jagdpanther II
Game Mechanics Changes:
  • The following French light and medium tanks have moved one tier up: AMX 12t, AMX 13 75, AMX 13 90, Lorraine 40t, Bat Chatillon 25t
  • Added a research path from Tiger P to Ferdinand (150,000 exp.)
  • Added a research path from AMX 12t to Lorraine 155 50 (140,000 exp.)
  • Added final set of parameters for tier VI Premium TD Dickermax and tier 8 Medium Tank Super Pershing. Both added to the in-game shop
  • Credit revenue and repair cost rebalanced for some tanks based on statistical results
  • Reworked Match-Making for the majority of vehicles. Now players won’t normally see vehicles of more than two tiers difference to the tier of their own vehicle
  • All experience from elite Ferdinand transferred to Jagdtiger
  • Rebalanced tier II and III tank destroyers (details below)
  • Basing on statistical results, French TD’s and SPGs that were added in 7.4 update have been slightly rebalanced
  • Rebalanced parameters of second USSR Heavy Line: Т-150, КV-3, КV-4, SТ-1, IS-4. (details below)
  • E-100 and Maus rebalanced according to the statistical results
  • Due to the introduction of tier X Medium tanks, the following tier IX vehicles have been rebalanced: E-50, M46 Patton, Т-54
  • Due to Match-Maker changes, parameters of following USSR medium tanks and TD’s were rebalanced: Т-28, Т-34-85, Т-43, КV-13, СU-85
  • KV-5 slightly buffed and removed from the in-game shop. Owners will still have it in their garage
  • Changed IS-8 armouring in the lower plate.
  • Reworked mechanism of knocking out crew members with HE shells
  • Now a hit to an internal module will still deal damage even if the armour wasn’t penetrated.
UI Changes:
  • Added and reworked some battle hints.
  • Reworked hint pop-up text on buttons in replays;
  • Added option to restore converted XP to the original vehicle by clicking on the vehicle checkbox in the XP exchange window.
  • Made some additions to the battle hint window which pops-up when pressing ‘F1′ in battle.
  • Added a notification for when Premium Account compensation has been made due to server maintenance.
Audio and Graphics Changes:
  • Added ‘planes in the sky’ environment effect to ‘Airfield’ map.
  • Slightly changed mini-map icon colours.
Fixes:
  • Fixed the name and characteristics of Lorraine 155 51 top suspension
  • Fixed a bug which made it impossible to buy а M24 Chaffee stock engine after selling it
  • Fixed errors in armouring of AMX 50 Foch TD.
  • Fixed name of Somua Sau 40 TD.
  • Fixed the extended view range of T1 Cunningham.
  • Fixed a bug where an enemy vehicle was not damaged during a hit to the suspension when it had already been destroyed.
  • Fixed a bug causing game crash when leaving battle to garage.
  • Fixed the density of some bushes. This influences camouflage level.
  • Fixed the WoT symbol not appearing on the white banner in ‘Encounter’ battle mode.
  • Fixed some rare cases of training room chat not being removed once the room is dismissed.
  • Fixed the login screen not displaying correctly when quickly pressing ‘Enter’ after the client loads.
  • Fixed suspension repair option when using ‘Ctrl + LMB’ click on the image.
  • Fixed a disparity between the actual state of the scrolling buttons and their display in ‘carousel’ of chat channels.
  • Fixed storage of the platoon window in garage.
  • Fixed the shortened names of tanks in the battle loading screen.
  • Fixed the position of vehicle icons in historical description.
  • Fixed the icon for French SPG: AMX 105 AM
  • Fixed the display of “ZigZag” camouflage on M18 Hellcat TD
  • Fixed some errors in the visual models of the following vehicles: AMX AC Mle 1948, ARL 44, IS-8
  • Fixed some errors in visual model of the Super Pershing tank.
  • Fixed the ‘We hit them hard’ voice replay when setting an enemy tank on fire.
  • Fixed the display of damaged modules when watching an ally vehicle in ‘postmortem’ mode.
  • Fixed the description and conditions for obtaining Fadin’s medal.
  • Fixed some errors in chat filter.
  • Fixed the display of durability marker over tanks with all crew wounded.
  • Fixed the functionality of ‘Attention to the sector X’ with max-scaled mini-map.
  • Fixed the pop-up hint for mastery badges.
  • Fixed the change of marker colours when toggling ‘alternative colour scheme’ on and off.
  • Fixed the functionality of alternative colour scheme in training rooms.
  • Fixed the description for ‘Ace Tanker’ mastery badge.
  • Fixed the description of some crew skills and perks.
  • Fixed some errors in the interface training.
  • Fixed some places where it is possible to get ‘stuck’ on ‘Wide Park’ map.

Vehicle Rebalancing

French Vehicles

AMX 12t:

  • Load capacity of stock suspension increased by 350 kg
  • Gun dispersion on move and rotation decreased by 8%
  • First suspension manoeuvrability on solid soils increased by 8%
  • First suspension manoeuvrability on medium soils increased by 14%
  • First suspension manoeuvrability on soft soils increased by 15%
  • Second suspension manoeuvrability on medium soils increased by 15%
  • Second suspension manoeuvrability on soft soils increased by 10%
  • ER 53 radio replaced with SCR 528 radio
  • View range increased by 20m
  • Vehicle durability increased by 180 hit points
  • 75 mm Long 44 and 75 mm SA32 guns removed
  • 75 mm SA50 gun added to research tree after 75 mm SA49 L48
  • Reloading speed within the drum of 75 mm SA49 L48 gun increased by 22%
  • Dispersion of 75 mm SA49 L48 gun during turret rotation increased by 11%

AMX 13 75:

  • Dispersion on move and rotation with first suspension decreased by 8%
  • First suspension manoeuvrability on solid soils increased by 10%
  • First suspension manoeuvrability on medium soils increased by  9%
  • First suspension manoeuvrability on soft soils increased by 11%
  • Dispersion on move and rotation with second suspension decreased by 4%
  • Second suspension manoeuvrability on solid soils increased by 11%
  • Second suspension manoeuvrability on medium soils increased by 10%
  • Second suspension manoeuvrability on soft soils increased by 13%
  • Tank durability increased by 250 hp
  • View range increased by 10m
  • Turret turning speed increased by 2 degrees per second
  • Aiming time for 75 mm SA49 L48 gun decreased by 0.2 sec
  • Reloading speed within the drum of 75 mm of SA49 L48 gun increased by 9%
  • Reloading time (of new drum) of 75 mm SA49 L48 gun decreased by 1 sec
  • Aiming time for 75 mm SA50 decreased by 0.2 sec
  • Reloading speed within the drum of 75 mm SA50 increased by 11%
  • Reloading time (of new drum) of 75 mm SA50 gun decreased by 1 sec
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Student of Psychology, he was identified as a Nut-Job even before he started the course. Having done some small work as a Modder for a number of titles, and worked as a Game Designer part-time, Alex now writes in third person. As Co-Owner and Editor of AlterGamer.com he aims high, while being armed only with a sling. In the future, he hopes to become a fully qualified Newspaper Editor, and purchase Google.

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