Remember this article where we mentioned the fact that the new armor mechanics are gone, well here’s the official reply by
Based on your input from the 1st Common Test, we decided to cancel this feature.
Initially, we planned to revise the ricochet and overmatch mechanics for all vehicles. However, tests showed that it will cause increased ricochets on thinly armored tanks (the IS-3, IS-4, etc.) that used to be generally bad at angling. This disrupted gameplay overall (a lot more ricochets where chances of them used to be zero), which you reported to us during the Common Test. We analyzed your feedback and decided to stick to the old, time-proven mechanic for all vehicles including the tier VIII–X Swedish tank destroyers.
I think it’s awesome that they reverted the changes – but I think that they could use them only for the Swedish vehicles. The real change they should do is make gold ammo not available for credits anymore and get back to the old Clan Wars in order for the large sum of gold earned by clans to have an usage.
It’s most probably only temporary. Swedish vehicles need this new mechanic.