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  • [INFO] 8.5 Update Notes

    Content Changes


    Added new branch of German medium and light tanks:
    VK 20.01 (D) tier IV medium tank
    VK 30.02 (D) v1 tier VI medium tank
    Aufklarerpanzer Panther tier VII light tank
    Indien Panzer tier VIII medium tank
    Prototype der Arbeitsgruppe A tier IX medium tank
    Leopard 1 tier X medium tank
    Added new branch of USSR light tanks:
    Т-60 tier II light tank
    Т-70 tier III light tank
    Т-80 tier IV light tank
    Added new map: Pearl River
    Changes and improvements for after-battle statistics screen
    Added notification for automatic conversions after version releases (change of shells, modules, vehicles, etc.)
    Added new inscriptions for five nations: USSR, Germany, USA, France, and United Kingdom
    Updated the description of the Situational Awareness skill
    Added a display of team status as a list of vehicle types icons at the top of the screen
    Victory bonus time has been reset to 11:00 UTC (04:00 PDT, 07:00 EDT)

    Gameplay and Game Mechanics

    Added gameplay and visual fixes for the following maps: Redshire, El-Halluf, Karelia, Prohorovka, and Sand River
    Added improvements for Assault mode for the following maps: Malinovka, Karelia, and Sand River
    Premium consumables (med kits, repair kits, etc.) are now available for credits (according to gold/credits exchange rate similar to that of premium shells)
    Creation of platoons for 3 players is now available for basic accounts
    Creation of tank companies is now available for basic accounts
    Added new Match Maker rule for the balancing of light tanks:
    All vehicles marked as Scout will be balanced according to the currently existing SPG rule: balance weight of Scouts in both teams won’t differ on more than +/-20 balance weight points
    The following vehicles will be marked as Scouts:
    USSR

    T-50
    T-50-2
    Germany

    Pz38nA
    Luchs
    VK 16.02
    VK 28.01
    Auf_Panther
    United States

    M24 Chaffee
    T21
    T71
    France

    ELC AMX
    AMX 12t
    AMX 13 75
    AMX 13 90
    China

    M5A1 Stuart
    59 16
    WZ 131
    WZ 132
    Reduced credit cost for temporary camouflages, emblems, and inscriptions
    Reduced terrain resistance when driving a tank on some destroyed objects

    Graphics


    Improved visual models for the following vehicles: IS-3, Valentine AT, Pz V Panther, Pz IV/V, Object 263, VK 3001H, Conqueror, IS-4М, Matilda Black Prince, IS-7, ARL-44, and Black Prince
    Reworked graphics for the following maps: Siegfried Line, South Coast, and Malinovka
    Increased the resolution for Inscriptions on vehicles and places where such changes were possible
    Optimized vehicle motion effects for dust and dirt that kicks out from under a vehicle's treads
    Reworked multiple object destruction effects
    Awards and Achievements Changes


    Changed the mechanics of how Expert and Expert Per Nation achievements work:
    Those who received the medal earlier (and the medal is greyed out) will get back the respective medal as active
    Neither Expert nor Expert Per Nation achievements will fade after new vehicle introduction in new update
    The rest will get the greyed medal (Expert and Expert Per Nation) that on mouse-over will show, which tanks should be destroyed to obtain the medal
    Fixed description of following achievements: Raider, Reaper, Dumitru’s Medal, de Langlade's Medal, and Lion of Sinai
    Vehicle Parameter Changes


    China

    Changed the Renault M26/27 engine price from 300 to 0 credits
    France

    Changed the Lorraine39 L AM tracks price from 1,730 to 590 credits
    Germany

    E-100
    Changed the ammo capacity of the 12,8 cm KwK 44 L/55 gun from 42 to 72 shells
    Changed the ammo capacity of the 15 cm KwK 44 L/3 gun from 28 to 50 shells
    JagdPz-E-100
    Raised the travel speed of all shells from 850 to 925 meters/second
    Maus
    Changed the DB 603 A2 engine type from diesel to gasoline
    VK 28.01
    Changed the research price from 52,100 to 28,500 experience
    Reduced the repair price by 60%
    Changed the declination angle from 8 to 10 grades
    VK 30.02 (D)
    Changed the suspension traverse mechanism of the VK 30.02 (D)
    Changed the suspension traverse speed of the VK 30.02 (D) from 36 to 38
    Changed the verstärkteketten suspension traverse mechanism of the VK 30.02 (D)
    Changed the verstärkteketten suspension traverse speed of the VK 30.02 (D) from 40 to 42
    Changed the MB 507 engine horse power from 750 to 720
    Added the Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 engine
    Fixed the VK 30.02 (D) Schmalturm and VK 30.02 (D) turrets armoring errors
    Slightly rebalanced all of the guns
    Raised the elevation and declination angles
    Changed the VK 30.02 (D) Schmalturm turret view range from 370 to 380 m
    Changed the VK 30.02 (D) turret view range from from 350 to 370 m
    Changed the VK 30.02 (D) Schmalturm turret traverse speed from 30 grad/sec to 24 grad/second
    Changed the VK 30.02 (D) turret traverse speed from 46 grad/sec to 32 grad/second
    Changed the VK 30.02 (D) HP from 1,180 to 1,150
    VK 36.01 (H)
    Shell penetration value of Pzgr. 41 HK of gun 7,5 cm KwK 41 L/58 Konisch changed from 225 mm to 221 mm
    Damage, made by shell Pzgr. 41 StK of gun 7,5 cm KwK 41 L/58 Konisch, changed from 65 to 165
    Shell penetration value of Pzgr. 41 StK of gun 7,5 cm KwK 41 L/58 Konisch changed from 167 mm to 157 mm
    United Kingdom

    Price of QF 2-pdr Mk. X gun changed from 3,000 to 6,000 credits
    Price of 75 mm Vickers HV gun changed from 63,000 to 50,000 credits
    Price of OQF 77 mm Gun Mk. II gun changed from 50,000 to 63,000 credits
    Price of OQF 17-pdr Gun Mk. VII gun changed from 60,000 to 70,000 credits
    Conqueror
    Price of Centurion Mk. III turret changed from 50,500 to 42,000 credits
    Centurion Mk. I
    Price of Centurion Mk. I turret changed from 15,000 to 20,000 credits
    Price of Centurion Mk. III turret changed from 32,000 to 42,000 credits
    AT 15
    Research price of engine Rolls-Royce Meteor changed from 1,900 to 1,500 experience
    United States

    M4A2E4 Sherman
    Elevation level of the 75 mm Gun M3 L/37 gun increased from 20 deg to 25 deg
    T25/2
    Level of suspension T25/2T4 changed from 7 to 8
    Price of suspension T25/2T4 changed from 19,200 to 32,720 credits
    T82
    Price of suspension T82T55E2 changed from 1,850 to 740 credits
    Price of suspension T82T55E4 changed from 740 to 1,480 credits
    USSR

    Cost of 37 mm ZIS-19 gun changed from 2,560 to 4,250 credits
    Cost of 122 mm U11 gun changed from 59,920 to 45,920 credits
    Cost of 85 mm F-30 gun changed from 41,000 to 48,000 credits
    Cost of 76 mm S-54 gun changed from 41,480 to 40,130 credits
    Cost of B-2CH engine changed from 17,000 to 34,000 credits
    Cost of 85 mm S-31 gun changed from 42,200 to 49,200 credits
    Cost of 57 mm ZiS-4 changed from 40,130 to 41,480 credits
    А-20, Т-46, Т-50-2
    Damage dealt by UBR-243SP shell of 45 mm BT-42 gun changed from 49 to 55
    Damage dealt by UBR-243SPA shell of 45 mm BT-42 gun changed from 49 to 55
    Armor penetration of UBR-243SPA shell of 45mm BT-42 gun changed from 95 mm to 110 mm
    Damage dealt by UOF-243 shell of 45mm BT-42 gun changed from 63 to 65
    SU-85B
    Added M-80 engine
    Removed GAZ-203F engine
    IS-7
    Max speed changed from 50 km/h to 59.6 km/h
    SU-76
    Turning speed of SU-76 suspension changed from 32 to 38
    Turning speed of SU-76M suspension changed from 32 to 38
    Fixes


    Added fixes for collision models for the PanzerJager I and JagdPz E-100
    Fixed minor errors in the names of vehicles and modules
    Fixed issue where large vehicles would get stuck under hanging elements of map objects (e.g. bridges, etc.)
    Fixed rare bug when shell with a "small damage to modules" parameter disappears after it hits enemy gun of higher strength
    Fixed bug when HE shells don't cause full HE damage to the external module after penetration
    Fixed behavior of HE shell after hitting crew of a destroyed tank with an open-topped compartment
    Fixed bug of showing shells exploding in the air
    Fixed indication of damage to the fuel tank when it's destroyed in some rare cases
    Destroyed vehicles no longer absorb damage caused by HE shells. They are always exploding on the surface of these vehicles
    Fixed bug that didn't cause damage to lighter vehicles when located on top of heavy vehicles
    Partially fixed issue of emblems and inscriptions vanishing on vehicles after Alt-Tab or adjusting AA settings
    Fixed the wording on memory leak warning messages
    Fixed errors when creating a private chat channel (e.g. not displaying channel creator, freezing of chat window when closing, etc.)
    Fixed appearance of premium vehicles’ modules in the in-game shop
    Fixed description of consumables 100-octane Gasoline and 105-octane Gasoline
    Fixed minor bugs in the battle tutorial
    Fixed the loss of camouflage net and binocular telescope effects when attempting to move a vehicle with a damaged track
    Fixed Sixth Sense indicator that may have stopped working after rapid re-spotting
    Fixed the display of lag indicator with green color when server operational load is close to 100%
    Fixed the display of the tank collision effect when tanks are at a different height
    Fixed some ambient object models


    18th SF Operational Detachment Delta

  • #2
    Re: 8.5 Update Notes

    Just a note, if you can't update to 8.5, you'll either have to remove the mods you have installed or download and unpack the manual client patch (from here).

    Even though Socomseal assures me my mods wouldn't interfere with the auto updater, I can confirm that they do on 3 different systems (1 win7 desktop, 1 win7 laptop, and 1 win8 desktop). Even after unpacking and copy-paste-overwriting the patch files into your World of Tanks root folder, the auto updater might still run and redownload + reinstall the 8.5 patch. (No clue why.)

    After patching, just reinstall any mods with the current updated versions and enjoy. :)
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    • #3
      Re: 8.5 Update Notes

      A few of the mods unpack core files (in /res, I believe) and modify those. The updater won't recognize the original install as valid in that case. This is definitely true in the case of WoT Tweaker, but it may also be true for others. Me, I just started the full download in the morning and didn't have to worry about the mods.

      Also, from all reports and from my platooning with two of them, the Leopard 1 is stupidly fun, and rather scary to go up against.




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      • #4
        Re: 8.5 Update Notes

        Too bad I'm nowhere near to getting a Leopard 1, much less any Tier X tank. :(
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