So I was busy today the whole day and just had time to get the daily mission for Tank rewards. I logged on and joined a battle in the T7 Combat car that was one of my favourite low tier tanks. Sadly I had to realize that either it was broken recently or was stealth nerfed (no patchnotes indicated a change in the vehicles) with it’s MG brother, the Light Mk. VIC alongside. Previously if you held down the fire button the gun fired until it ran out of ammo, like in the following video at 0:59:
Today though both tanks had to wait 0,5-1 seconds between the 5 round bursts killing off the fun and effectiveness of the tanks as the DPM was decreased and you have to stay in the open for longer if you want to empty the whole magazine on a target. Here is a video comparison of the current shooting mechanic:
Last time I’ve played with it a few weeks ago the machine gun worked like it was supposed to do so I suspect something happened in the patch 1.10.1. Other autocannon wielding tanks might be affected too, I haven’t had the time to check those.