Minigames will come next week to Tank Festival. This will help you complete dog tag collections.
Wargaming is experimenting with “Quality shadows” without utilizing Real Time Raytracing (RTX) technology, which allows to use the advanced ray tracing technique in the game without the need of a hyper expensive graphics cards. EnCore will receive an update as EnCore RT for testing your gaming rig with the new quality shadows feature enabled.
Shell rework. Premium shells are more effective than their standard counterparts, which makes the game unenjoyable and unfair. To fix this, in the Sandbox durability of all vehicles and the damage of standard shells will be increased. Feedback on the first 2 tests were super succesful, and 3rd sandbox iteration in Fall will begin. This new iteration will focus on HE shells and how damage is calculated.
Twin barrel tanks. We want twin barrel tanks to appear in our games. In a very short time the tests will start again in supertest. You can fire both shells at once, or fire them individually like Italian autoreloaders, however both shells have the same reload item. Salvo fire (Fire both shells), requires charge up time. This kills your DPM but allows to inflict massive burst damage.
WG wants to make something unique for people to return to. Steel Hunter will appear next year again.
Frontlines episode 8 brings a new map Kraftwerk and the tier 9 reward vehicle AE Phase 1.
Halloween. A new event. Players will face bots with all-new enhanced AI in a new spooky map. The previous AI was terrible and rather dumb, while the new one is much better. Homefront bots were a test of the new AI awareness, and it was well received. Silent Hill director is participating in the development of this mode. The new boss will be an invincible enemy that you can’t kill. Also, the Hunter AI will keep you on toes and will try to kill you as much as it can.
Service Reward (Free T-50-2). This will be continued this year with extra rewards. Rewards will be announced in few months time.
23rd September – Tank races. 3 available vehicles including M24 Chaffee. Available tanks are: Chaffee, an all rounder, T-50, a fast tank that’s less powerful at firepower, and the Leopard, an autoloading tank.
Anonymizer – Will conceal your name in the battle and will prohibit WN8 sniping.
New branches and nations – WG has been adding new stuff into the game and fixing the current , nations are not a priority.
Tier 9 premium vehicles. Might happen in the far future.
Matchmaker: the template system works and fixes the “tier 8 vs tier 10” problem, where you are never outclassed. WG is working on mitigating changes from special events that would influence the normal matchmaker balance. Next step for matchmaker – less battles with 3 arties per team, and more often with 2 or less.
Session statistics are going to grow.
Cheats in World of Tanks – It’s very hard to cheat in the game as nearly everything is server-based. While traditional cheats like aimbot exist, mods can give you an advantage as well. WG uses the prohibited mod list approach to deal with illegal mods. WG can also incorporate good mods directly into the game if they don’t provide a competitive advantage.
PvE modes are being worked on.
Few tanks have been rebalanced like the Type 5, Leopards and FVs. The Type 5 derp gun nerf has worked and put the 2 main guns into similar capability levels. The FV 4005 nerf made the tank adapt a lot more careful playstyle without hindering the damage output too much. STB is quite good now according to WG, and statistics show good performance levels.
430U nerf was cancelled as the nerf didn’t show any promising results. WG don’t want to overnerf the tank, so that they wouldn’t have to follow a buff – nerf – buff – nerf cycle.
The new tank rebalances are likely to be delayed as WG is focusing on shell rebalance first.
RNG changes – no plans. 25% is here to stay.
Artillery. After shells rebalance, changes might happen.
French cars are not getting changed for now. Statistics show them to be good but not OP. They are quite comparable to other nations’ light tanks. They are under constant monitoring and might be changed if needed.
British lights overall are made to be played in a very particular way. WG says that the tanks are performing well.