Supertest News: T-116

Very soon, the T-116 light tank will enter the Supertest. This Tier III Soviet is a fast and dynamic vehicle created for reconnaissance needs. It has great top speed of 60 km/h and a decent view range of 320 meters. Its 45-mm gun is enough to score penetrating hits against adversaries of the same tier.

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Please take note that the stats of the vehicles undergoing the Supertest may change. Follow the news and good luck in every battle!

Good Luck and Good Hunting, 

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Supertest News: Kharkov map

Greetings Tankers! The final Supertest stage for the Kharkov map is about to start. We’ve already made our choice regarding the exact prototype that will most likely see release.This is an enlarged (1000 x 1000 meters) version with the open area significantly reworked. The map has also been rotated by 45 degrees (relative to the previous variant), becoming vertical-aligned instead of diagonal-aligned. This creates well-pronounced flanks to suit different vehicle types. 

 • The city blocks and the central square: We tried to keep the familiar gameplay setup intact here. This zone is for heavily armoured vehicle clashes, and for races to take good positions in the square. Still, new elements are present too: embrasures, barricades, ‘balconies’ at block exits (accessible from one side), etc.

• The central part of the map is a new zone. It features an anti-tank moat by the city edge, craters formed by explosions, and small fields. The moat is to keep players from fast and unchecked crossing from this zone to the city and back. You may use the moat to encroach on the enemy base and to light up foes but be warned—it’s a dangerous route as you may face opponents head-on here with an overwhelming force. The central zone suits fast and manoeuvrable vehicles able of mobility-, camo and terrain-based play.

• The western part of the map is hilly, with a few destructible covered positions. It agrees well with mobile vehicles, and those able to snipe. Taking this zone means controlling almost the entire map, with an option to sneak up on the enemy from behind. During the coming Supertest we plan to make the final estimate of the new Kharkov’s playability and introduce some limited balance changes if needed. The following stage will deal with polishing the look of the map, and after that, we’ll hit the short and straight road to release.

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Supertest: TS-5

Today, a Premium Tier VIII US tank destroyer makes its debut in closed testing.

This is a well-protected machine designed for close quarters combat. And we mean it, it’s very, very well-protected—the frontal armor of the hull hits 260 millimeters! The weapon is fast-firing and hard-hitting—the DPM is more than 2800 hit points, with single-shot damage of 400 HP and basic shell penetration of 248 mm. As for the mobility, it’s the norm for a heavy machine with a max speed of 26 km/h.

The precision and speed of the shells do limit the effectiveness of the TS-5 over long distances, but it’s not terrible and, if needed, this American can get up close to deal with opponents. After all, this is a hard-shelled tank destroyer, which will feel right at home in defending a line of attack during the battle. It can also help bring out those “entrenched” enemies from their safe positions. Moreover, it can shake off shells from higher tiered opponents when played effectively, especially if you can hide the lower frontal plate, which is its biggest weak spot.

In summary, the TS-5 is a hard-shelled, but a slightly sluggish armored vehicle with a quick-firing, hard-hitting armament perfect for getting up close and brawling.

As always, depending on the test results, the characteristics may change. Follow the news and good luck in your battles!

Coming to the Supertest Soon: Minsk, Rebalanced

Greetings Tankers, 

We will soon start the closed test for a new version of the Minsk map. The second iteration is smaller in size (900×900 meters) with the main area of action relocated.

The changes are intended to increase the importance of spotting and make play in the open part of the map more of engaging for mobile vehicles. There will also be a significant reduction in the number of destructible objects, meaning the space will be more open for the exchange of fire between players.

The Shorter distance will contribute to coordinated movements by the team in a unified direction, creating more tactical options, further adding more variety to battles. The city blocks on this stage of testing are far from being final with further adjustments based on test results.

Supertest: Panhard AML Lynx 6×6

The French Tier VIII wheeled armoured vehicle, the Panhard AML Lynx 6×6 enters closed testing today. We will continue to test new game mechanics and balance settings of the vehicle. A decision will then be made, regarding the final mechanics and performance characteristics for the entire mini-branch, based on the test results.
The current build uses a different wheelbase to the previously tested Panhard EBR, having three axes instead of four. However, it still retains the all-wheel drive from the EBR. The new set of game mechanics for wheeled vehicles will feature on this vehicle.
The Lynx is armed with a 90-mm autoloader with a single-shot damage of 240 points. It follows the general concept of wheeled vehicles; fast and manoeuvrable when in motion but not able to turn when stationary. It also boasts good gun stabilization and concealment, countered by a reduced view range.
Depending on the test results, the specs of the Lynx and the game mechanics linked to it may change.
Follow the news and good luck on the battlefield!