Update "Starfighters"

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Update "Starfighters" (changelog) was introduced on 26 May 2020. This update is notable for the introduction of the Italian naval tree, release of the F-104 Starfighter into numerous trees (including as the first Italian supersonic aircraft), as well as being the first update to move away from the previous numbered naming system for major patches.

Msg-info.png Though the update numbering has been dropped in announcements, the game version is still present in-game to indicate the update as 1.99

Contents

New vehicles

Aircraft

USA

Germany

USSR

Britain

Japan

China

Italy

France

Ground vehicles

USA

Germany

USSR

Britain

Japan

China

Italy

France

Sweden

Naval fleet

Italy

USA

USSR

Britain

Japan

Helicopters

Japan

"Regia Marina" (1.99.1.26)

Msg-info.png Update "Regia Marina", a key iterative update for "Update Starfighters", allowing all players who were not part of the Regia Marina, Italian Navy CBT, to play this stunning and almighty naval power in-game, boasting some of the most iconic and powerful ships in the world.

New vehicles

Naval Fleet

  • Italy — the naval tech tree is now open for research and purchase to all players.

Ground Vehicles

Britain
Japan
Italy

Changes to missions and locations

  • Enduring confrontation. The front line now reflects the shape of sectors (now it is drawn not with a curved line, but with rectangular lines along the borders of sectors).
  • Naval Enduring confrontation. Known and reported bugs with the visualization of the front line on Malta and Saipan after capturing and recapturing ports, have been fixed.
  • Naval Enduring confrontation. A bug has been fixed when the base targeted for bombing, located in the same square as the port, did not disappear when capturing the port.
  • Naval Enduring confrontation. Disabling the respawn point in port is now possible only when the number of enemy vessels is greater than the friendly ones (only for ships and player-controlled aircraft which have landed either on the ground or at sea). A lone vessel can no longer block the respawn.
  • A bug with a user mission crash involving infantry has been fixed.
  • Roads have been corrected in the following locations: Ladoga, Kuban, Hurtgen Forest, Stalingrad, Mozdok, Moscow.
  • Visual bugs have been corrected in the following locations: Abandoned Factory, White Rock Fortress, Tropical Island, Emperor's Garden, French Coast, New Zealand Cape, South Kvarken, Carelia, Kuban (Ground Forces), American Desert, Port Novorossiysk.

Ground Vehicle model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

  • T-72A — upper front plate protection parameters with kinetic and cumulative effects have been corrected. The equivalent of protection against kinetic effects is set equal to 405 mm, from cumulative - 500-510 mm. Previously, the protection against cumulative rounds was erroneously overstated.
  • T-80B — upper front plate protection parameters with kinetic and cumulative effects have been corrected. The equivalent of protection against kinetic effects is set equal to 420 mm, from cumulative - 520-530 mm.
  • T-64B — upper front plate protection parameters with kinetic effect have been corrected. The equivalent of protection against kinetic effects is set equal to 440 mm.
  • M3 Bradley - TOW launcher unfolding time has been reduced.
  • 9P149 Sturm-S - a bug allowing a shot on the move when the reload ends has been fixed.
  • A bug with lateral friction of tracks, where vehicles could climb steep mountains and hills, moving parallel to the slope, has been fixed.
  • A bug where switching the types of shells could not be fixed on replays has been fixed.
  • Centauro MGS - armour has been added to optics.
  • P40, P40 "G.C. Leoncello" - artefact obstructions have been removed from the gunner's sight (report).
  • M60A1 RISE (P) - artefact obstructions have been removed from the gunner's sight (report).
  • CV 90120 - the gun animation has been fixed (report).
  • Strv 122 - some NERA armour elements have been marked as volumetric.
  • SPz BMP-1 -the gun animation has been corrected.
  • T-34 (1st Gv.T.Br.) — smoke round has been added.

Aircraft model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

  • Firebrand TF.Mk.IV - a bug has been fixed where rocket pylons might appear on the model even on the modification without rockets.
  • Mi-35M - the protection cover has been removed from the electro-optical warfare system module.
  • SB2U-2, SB2U-3 - a bug with ‘shifting' mounted weapons has been fixed.
  • AH-1S Kisarazu — the tail rotor texture has been fixed.
  • UH-1B, UH-1C, UH-1C XM-30 — moving 7.62mm MGs aiming angles have been fixed.
  • F-104A, F-104C — a bug where the x-ray model was not consistent to the visual model, has been fixed (report).
  • F-104G — cockpit textures have been fixed on the external model.
  • Phantom FGR.2 — the lack of animation on mounted gun pods has been fixed.
  • J22-A, J22-B — the lack of animation of the right aileron has been fixed. (report).
  • P-40E (all series) — the visual model of the landing gear has been fixed.
  • P-51K — the lack of shooting animation of the wing machine guns has been fixed. (report).
  • Vautour (all series) — the display of speed on cockpit instruments has been fixed (report).
  • The launching of the air-to-air missiles Igla, Stinger and Mistral from a launcher is now carried out with an offset above the target instead of pulling-up after launch, this is exactly how the launch takes place in reality.
  • Hs 123 A-1 — an invisible tail hook has been removed (report).
  • Gladiator (all series) — the display of speed on cockpit instruments has been fixed.
  • B6N (all series) — the pilot camera position in the cockpit has been fixed (report).

Flight model changes

  • F-104 (all series) - the weight of engines in x-ray mode has been corrected; the max speed on 100% thrust has been increased.
  • F4U7/AU-1 - a bug has been fixed which caused decreased controllability in all types of controls.
  • Hunter (all series) - a bug has been fixed which caused increased fuel consumption.
  • Ki-100 - a bug has been fixed causing delayed achievement of desired revs.
  • Ki-45 (all series) - the flight model has been completely updated in correspondence to the actual abilities of the physics model. Polars of the wings, fuselage, and propeller blades have been recalculated and specified. Moments of inertia have been specified. Engine operating modes have also been specified. Fuel distribution in tanks has been corrected.
  • Mirage IIIC - a bug in the engine's thermodynamic in WEP mode has been fixed. The nature of stalling at high altitudes has been adjusted.
  • P-47-N15 - a bug leading to increased consumption of anti-knock liquid on WEP has been fixed.
  • PBM-3 - a bug with the bouncing of the aircraft in the hangar when switching to it has been fixed.
  • J35D - max speed at altitude has been increased according to reference data.
  • Sea Hawk (all series) - a bug with wing high-lift devices and the airbrake has been fixed.
  • Scimitar F Mk.1 - a bug leading to the incorrect operation of aileron amplifiers resulting in a decrease of the angular roll speed at subsonic speeds has been fixed. Now there will be no speed drop.
  • Swift (all series) - aircraft incorrect fuel consumption has been fixed.
  • B-17G - a bug leading to incorrect engine overheat has been fixed.
  • SBD-3 - the flight model has been completely updated in correspondence to the actual abilities of the physics model. Polars of the wings, fuselage, and propeller blades have been recalculated and specified. Moments of inertia have been specified. Engine operating modes have also been specified. Fuel distribution in tanks has been corrected.

Naval fleet model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

Armament:

  • The armour piercing capabilities of the front cone shrapnel for HE rounds has been increased towards splash penetration.
  • Vosper 70' GIS 811 — elevation and traverse angles of the stern quad gun have been increased.

Naval characteristics, physics and damage model:

  • Admiral Graf Spee, Admiral Hipper, Prinz Eugen, Leipzig, Nurnberg, IJN Furutaka, IJN Mogami, IJN Suzuya, IJN Mikuma, IJN Tone, HMS Belfast, HMS Hawkins, HMS Kent — an experimental system of anti-torpedo bulges has been introduced. Bulges on light cruisers are able to protect against torpedoes with an explosive weight not exceeding 200 kg in TNT-eq. Bulges of heavy cruisers protect against torpedoes up to 250 kg in TNT-eq. If the anti-torpedo bulge is destroyed/breached, any further torpedo hits inflict full damage to the ship's hull.
  • PGH-2, PG 02, Sparviero — the collision geometry on the boat's bottom has been specified.
  • Siebelfähre 40 Leichte Flakkampffähre, Siebelfähre 40 Schwere Flakkampffähre — the crew has been redistributed in the compartments, which gives them greater survivability to damage from heavy machine guns. Ammunition has been moved to the deck. The buoyancy(unsinkability) of the barge has grown significantly due to the restructuring of the pontoons.
  • AF D3, AF D1 — the crew has been redistributed in the compartments, which gives them greater survivability to damage from heavy machine guns. The volume of the radio room has been increased. The concrete rails have been refined.
  • LCS(L)(3) — the crew has been redistributed in the compartments, which gives them greater survivability to damage from heavy machine guns. The volume of the conning room has been reduced.
  • Admiral Graf Spee, Admiral Hipper, Prinz Eugen — the volume of the ammunition compartments has been specified. The volume of the handling rooms has been excluded.
  • Leipzig, Nurnberg, IJN Mogami, IJN Mikuma, IJN Suzuya — size and position of the crew compartments have been specified. The cutout in the deck inside the barbette has been made narrower.
  • IJN Tone — the location of the ammunition compartments has been fixed, additional armament magazines have been added, first-round shells for 127 mm anti-aircraft artillery have been added. The X-ray of ammunition compartments and elevators have been fixed. The thickness of the hull and structures has been fixed. Fuel tanks have been reworked from scratch. The narrowing of the belt in the magazines from 145 mm at the upper edge to 55 to the lower is implemented. The thickness of the bow traverse has been changed from 175 mm to 140 mm. Barbet base thickness changed to 75-100 mm for turret number 2, 75 mm for other turrets.
  • Prinz Eugen — the level of armour plates on the deck has been set according to the visual model.

Naval Visual models and visual parts:

  • IJN Tone — the radar has been changed from mk21 to mk22. Hydroplanes have been removed from the deck. Decorative plates under the 25mm AA guns have been added. Restricting structures have been added for 120mm guns.
  • IJN Furutaka — the visual models of the depth charge launchers have been added on the stern.

Economy and research

  • The number of vehicles required to research rank IV to get to rank V of the Italian navy has been changed from 2 to 3.

Customization

  • New decals "Numbers" have been added for Swedish ground forces.
  • Strv m/39 TD — default camo has been changed. "Twitch" camo added free, in the ‘Custom' section.
  • Bugs of the user camo template have been fixed for the following vehicles: Bf 109 F-4, Bf 109 F-4 (USA), Bf 109 G-6, Do 217 E-2, Do 217 E-4, F9F-2, F9F-5, He 111 H-16, He 111 H-3, He 51 B-1, Ju 87 D-3, C.200 serie 7, P-38J-15, P-38J-15 Bong's, PBY-5a "Catalina", Catalina Mk. IIIa, PBY-5a "Catalina" (USSR), SPz BMP-1, Pz.Kpfw. Churchill, KV-IB (Germany), leKPz M41, mKPz M47 G, Tiger II (H) Sla.16, Tiger (animal), M60A1 "D.C.Ariete", M43 "G.C.Leoncello", Strv m/39 TD, LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2 (USA), M4 748 (a), T-III (USSR).

Game mechanics

  • Navigation bombing interface (Continuously Computed Release Point, CCRP) has been changed — added a vertical line for more comfortable aiming on dives/pull-ups.
  • CCRP accuracy has been increased on dives/pull-ups.
  • Indication of sight operations for all types of aircraft/helicopter weapons has been added to the HUD.
  • Now, when the target is locked on by a helicopter optical tracking system, the correction mode is immediately activated. The player no longer needs to turn it on manually and press the target lock key twice to stop target tracking.

Sound

  • A bug has been fixed where the sound of a tank shot might not be heard if the shooting vehicle was not displayed on the map.

Other

  • It is now possible to zoom in when in first person view whilst using a VR headset.
  • Blackout and redout visual effects now work in VR.

Examples of bugs corrected by player reports

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  • Issues with the sound of the rocket reload on the Begleitpanzer 57 have been fixed.
  • Discrepency in several flight technical specification values of the Ki-100-1 concerning data in the vehicle passport on the forum has been fixed.
  • Efficiency of the air brake on the Saab fighters like B18A, B18B, T18B-1 has been improved.
  • Caernarvon's armour model in the area of the turret turning mechanism has been fixed.
  • Incorrect draw distance of the ground vehicles when viewing from aircraft in the locations Mozdok, Jungle, 38th parallel, Karelia has been fixed.
  • The thickness of the armour behind the gun mantlet of the Strv 101 has been changed from 152mm to 139mm according to the Centurion Mk.10 for Sweden, Acceptance of first production vehicle at Messrs. Vickers-Amstrongs, Ltd., Newcastle, November 1959.
  • The armour model for the hatch for expended C1 Ariete spent cartridges which didn't generate accompanying fragments upon penetration has been fixed.
  • Anti-aircraft gun has been removed from the runway in Finland.
  • The thickness of the front armour of the Nb.Fz. has been changed from 13mm to 20mm according to the Tanks of the Second World War. P 61. Panzer Tracts No.4.
  • Self-destruct parameters of the 28mm shell on the Somers (DD-381), Porter (DD-356), USS Atlanta (CL-51), USS Trenton (CL-11) have been fixed.
  • Fire rate of the Soviet naval 70-K 37mm cannon has been fixed according to the internal documentation.
  • The inclination angle of thr IJN Tone armoured belt has been changed to 20 degrees

New locations and missions

  • Kursk - changed based on player's feedback
  • Italy - changed based on player's feedback. Renamed "Campania" to avoid confusion.

Location and mission updates

  • Rock collision has been fixed for the location "Finland".
  • Locations "Ash River", "Carpathians", "Korea" - Known camper positions which are not provided in the location design have been closed.
  • Location "Poland" — The height of the rocks on the cliff on the western side of the lake has been reduced.
  • Changes in aviation RB missions:
    • "[Operation] Smolensk" — mission has been removed.
    • "[Operation] Smolensk. 1941" — new mission.
    • "[Operation] Smolensk. 1943" — new mission.
    • "[Operation] Battle for Bastogne".
    • "[Operation] Berlin" — mission has been reworked completely.
    • "[Operation] Battle of El Alamein".
    • "[Operation] Guadalcanal" — mission has been reworked completely.
    • "[Operation] Hürtgen".
  • Changes for the above specified missions:
    • Base models for bombing have been changed to the correct ones, their functionality is now similar to "Enduring Confrontation" mode. After destruction, bases may respawn randomly in certain positions, designed for every mission.
    • Airfields have been removed from the target list, they can not be destroyed now.
    • Airfield models and their location towards the centre of locations have been standardised. In low-tier battles they are located 12 kilometres from the location's centre; mid-tier - 20 kilometres; high-tier - 26 kilometres. Previously, all tiers had airfields located 20 km away from the location's centre.
    • The size of an airfield now depends on the battle's rank.
    • Mid-tier missions now have stage airfields, located 12 km away from the location's centre.
  • Aviation Arcade battles change list:
    • Ground strike "Mozdok".
    • Ground strike "Port Moresby".
    • Ground strike "Ruhr".
    • Ground strike "Sicily".
    • Ground strike "Korsun".
    • Ground strike "Abandoned factory".
    • Ground strike "Frozen Pass".
    • Ground strike "Mountain Ridge, China".
    • Ground strike "Grave Robbers' Cliffs".
  • Changes for the above specified missions:
    • Base models for bombing have been changed to the correct ones.
    • Airfield models have been changed to a new, 1700 metres long.
  • Change list for all above mentioned AB and RB missions:
    • Destruction of player-controlled aircraft now gives victory points.
    • AI vehicle counters have been disabled. In fact, previously they duplicated the victory point lines, but might not depict the actual required number of vehicles for victory, for example when bombing zones are destroyed. Now the only indicator is the victory points scale.
    • All AI ground vehicles now affect the victory point scale, the number of AI vehicles has been increased. Previously, destruction of light vehicles didn't affect victory points. Players are now free to destroy any targets of their choice, both light (artillery, trucks, AA guns) and heavy (tanks and bunkers).
    • The automatic feature in the destruction of AI vehicles has been disabled. New AI vehicles will appear - ground attackers, which spawn for every team and destroy the AI ground vehicles.
    • AI ground vehicles distribution has been improved. Vehicles now appear all along the 10 km frontline, or split into 3-4 zones along the frontline. Previously, AI vehicles were grouped in a single 2-4 km zone, or the distance between groups of vehicles was too long.
  • Changes and fixes in missions for ground battles:
    • "[Battle] Alaska" — A bug where the respawn zone of the southern team appeared with one icon has been fixed.
    • "[Conquest] Karelia" — Unnecessary respawn zones have been removed from the mission briefing. The position of the respawn point which was located in front of the tree has been fixed.
    • "[Conquest] Fulda" — The size of the battle zone has been fixed in the mission briefing for RB.
    • "[Conquest] Poland" — The positions of the capture points and respawn points have been fixed in the mission briefing for RB and SB.
    • "[Conquest] Vietnam" — Respawn points have been moved closer to the capture point in the RB and SB.
    • "[Conquest] Second battle of El Alamein" — Unnecessary respawn zones have been removed. The size of the capture zones has been enlarged.
    • "[Conquest] Fields of Poland" — Respawn points have been moved closer to the capture point in RB and SB.
    • "[Battle] Fields of Poland" — The position of the capture points in the mission briefing has been fixed.
  • Changes and fixes in missions for naval battles:
    • "[Domination] Fuego Islands" — The position of the respawn zone protection has been fixed.

Ground Vehicle model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

  • Aerial weapon detection and locking has been implemented for missile SPAA's. These vehicles are now able to lock on rockets, missiles and bombs. The radar now also displays a player's own missiles. All laser rangefinder distance has been increased to 9999 metres.
  • Default sight scale distance has been increased for all ground vehicles. The maximum optic sight scale is now 6000 metres.
  • The following vehicles have received the Ostketten ("eastern tracks") modification to change the default tracks to special tracks with increased width:
    • Jagdpanzer IV
    • Nashorn
    • Panzer IV/70(V)
    • Pz.IV Ausf.E
    • Pz.IV Ausf.F
    • Pz.IV Ausf.F2
    • Pz.IV Ausf.G
    • Pz.IV Ausf.H
    • Pz.IV Ausf.J
    • StuG.III Ausf.F
    • StuG.III Ausf.G
    • StuH.III Ausf.G
    • the modification increases mobility and insignificantly increases durability in damage.
  • BMP-3 - ATGM reload time has been reduced from 2 to 3 rounds per minute. Source: Вестник бронетанковой техники, 1991, Комплекс вооружения БМП-3.
  • Т-10M - Fire rate of the cannon has been changed from 3.9 to 4 shots per minute. Source: Руководство по материальной части и эксплуатации танка Т-10М, 1960.
  • Object 268 - BR-540B shell initial speed has been increased from 750 to 760 m/s. Source: Источник: Отечественные бронированные машины. XX век. Том 3. 1946-1965, Солянкин А.Г, Желтов И.Г., Кудряшов К.Н
  • BMP-1, Spz BMP-1, Type 86 - gun depression angle has been specified (reduced) from -5 to -4 degree. Source:: Боевая Машина Пехоты БМП-1 Техническое описание и инструкция по эксплуатации.
  • Type 60 SPRG - Hull break mechanics has been added.
  • Type 89 - MG ammo has been specified (reduced) from 2000 to 1000 rounds.
  • Type 61 - MG ammo has been specified (reduced) from 4900 to 4000 rounds for 7.62mm, and from 2175 to 500 for 12.7mm.
  • Type 74 / Type 74G - MG ammo has been specified (reduced) from 5500 to 4500 for 7.62mm, and from 1000 to 600 for 12.7.
  • Leopard 2A5 / Strv 122 - The preset of the thermal image unit has been fixed. The gunner now uses the first generation thermal imager and the commander the second generation. Previously both used the second generation thermal imager. Source: 12 cm kanon strv 121/122. Skjuttabeller. // PRZEGLĄD SIŁ ZBROJNYCH nr 6/ 2014 // Vehicle Optronics, HENSOLDT brochure.
  • Pz.V Ausf.D/A/G/F, Panther II, Tiger H1, Tiger E, Heavy Tank No.6, M4A3E2, M4A3E2 Kobra King, M4A3E2 76 (W) - Armour on the gun mantlets has been clarified. Gun mantlet armour has been changed to volume armour.
  • M1A2 - thermal vision preset has been changed from Gen. 2 to Gen. 1. Source: Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optic, Common Modules, A Success Story, June 1988, AD-A195 937 // The M1A2: Current and Future Program Plans, 1997.
  • KV-1S - tank weight has been increased from 41,400 to 42,500 kg. Source: Инструкция по эксплоатации танка КВ-1С, издание завода, 1943.
  • XM-803 // MBT-70 - fire rate has been increased from 6 to 8 rounds per minute. Source: HEARINGS before COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, part 5 RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION December 1969 // ARMOR magazine july-august 1970 // HEARINGS on MILITARY POSTURE AND HR 3818 and HR 8687 July 1977
  • QF Ram AA - hull material has been corrected from rolled homogeneous steel to 19.05mm structural steel, except elements left from the basic chassis. Source: Canadian Microfilms, Project 14 SP 3.7 on Ram chassis
  • Sd.Kfz.234/1 — camera position has been specified for SB mode.
  • Lvkv 42 - Controlled suspension functionality has been added. The ability to turn in neutral gear has been added. Armour thickness has been changed from 8 to 10mm. Source: Blad nr 39, Upprattat 29/08 1955.
  • M3 Bradley - ATGM launch permitted driving speed has been reduced from 11 to 5 kph. The depression of the gun over the engine compartment has been limited by -1 degree. Source: TECHNICAL MANUAL TM 9-2350-252-10-2
  • Type 90, Type 90B - vehicle weight has been specified (reduced) from 51.6 to 50.2 t. Source: Japan Defense Agency (August 6, 1990) "Format Outline, Type 90 Tank, D9003 // Japan Defense Agency (August 6, 1990)(Modified March 12, 1993) "Format Outline, Type 90 Tank (B), D9003B"
  • Strv 74 — vehicle class has been changed from "Medium tank" to "Light tank". Light tank modifications have been added: "Scouting", "Improved optics", and "Airstrike".
  • Chieftain Marksman - driver's Night vision modification has been added.
  • 100-mm OF-412 (D-10T) shell - initial speed has been increased from 880 to 900 metres per second. Source: Наставление по стрельбе из танков. Основы стрельбы из танков. Издание второе, стереотипное. 1984 // 100-мм танковые пушки Д10-Т, Д10-ТГ и Д10-Т2С. Руководство службы. 1971
  • BMP-1, ZBD86, SPz BMP-1 - engine rpm has been specified (decreased) from 2880 to 2600. Source: БМП-1 - Техническое описание и инструкция по эксплуатации. 1979
  • T29, T30, T34 — first stage ammo rack mechanics have been added.
  • T14 (USA) — smoke shell M89 has been added.
  • Ru 251 — smoke grenades action type has been changed to instant.
  • Stormer HVM — thermal vision resolution adjusted to third generation.
  • ASU-57 - traverse and elevation aiming angles have been specified:
    • Vertical: -4/+12 to -5/+12
    • Horizontal: -7/+7 to -8/+8
    • Source: 57-мм самоходные пушки Ч-51М и Ч-51П. Руководство службы. 1956

Aircraft characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements:

  • J35D — RB 24J missiles have been added.
  • B17A, B17B — turret aiming angles have been fixed, firing through tail has been removed.
  • B-17 (all series) — upper turret elevation angles have been corrected to 85 degrees. (report)
  • Swordfish Mk.I — elevation and traverse angles of the turret have been corrected. (report)
  • B17A, B17B, B3C — turret ammo belt type has been corrected from Offensive to Turret. (report) (report)
  • A21RB — separate rocket launch has been added.
  • Hornet Mk.III — modification data regarding the possibility of the RP-3 rocket mount has been corrected.
  • Yak-4 — ammo has been increased to 1000, turret elevation angle has been increased to +70 degree. (report)
  • Su-2 TSS-1 — turret aiming angles have been corrected, traverse increased to +/- 90 degree, elevation changed from -32/+50 to -30/+70 degree. (report)
  • B5N2 — turret aiming angles have been corrected, traverse increased to +/- 50 degree, elevation to -40/+80 degree. (report)
  • P-39Q-5, P-39Q-15 — wing machine gun ammo has been increased to 300 rounds. (report)
  • P-39N — wing machine gun ammo has been decreased to 300 rounds. (report)
  • F-100D — AGM-12B Bullpup launch button has been reassigned to air-to-surface missiles button for preset AGM12b bullpup x2+750lbs m117 cone 45 bomb x4, same as in AGM12b bullpup x2 preset.
  • Ki-100, Ki-100-II — incorrect data with missed protected fuel tanks has been fixed.
  • Sea Fury FB.11 — Modifications of the 20mm cannons have been redistributed to 1st and 3rd tier. Triplex R.P. rockets have been added. Modification with GRC mk8 has been distributed to the 3rd tier.
  • Avenger Mk.II — Uncle Tom missiles have been added.
  • Firebrand TF.Mk.IV — Modifications of the 20mm cannons have been redistributed to 1st and 3rd tier. Uncle Tom missiles have been added. Modifications of the rocket and bomb armament have been redistributed to 1st and 4th tier.
  • Mosquito FB.Mk.VI — Modifications of the 7mm machine guns have been redistributed to 1st and 3rd tier. Uncle Tom missiles have been added.
  • P-51K (China) — The appearance of the aircraft on aircraft carriers has been fixed.
  • S.O.4050 Vautour IIA - In some presets the rockets have been changed from T10 121 to T10 140.
  • SA.341F Gazelle — Double launches of the Mighty Mouse rockets have been fixed (report).
  • UH-1C — visualization of the auxiliary 40mm grenade launcher and its damage model in the x-ray. (report)
  • BO 105 CB-2 — night vision has been added to the gunner's sight. (report)
  • H-34 — Mk 4 Mod 0 gunpod ammo has been increased to 750 rounds.
  • AH-64A, AH-64A Peten — Guided AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles have been moved to the wing ends and different types of suspended weapons have been added to the pylons.
  • BGM-71 TOW, BGM-71 TOW-2 — The minimum launch range has been changed from 30 to 65 metres (report).
  • Mk.13 torpedo — has been changed to Mk.13-1, weight and range characteristics have been specified. (report)
  • Mk.XII torpedo — weight and range characteristics have been specified.
  • Wrf.Gr.21 rockets — self-destruction fuse has been corrected for distances up to 500 metres. (report)
  • M430 40mm grenade — hull break effect has been removed. (report)
  • 13mm Type 2 machine gun — fire rate has been increased to 936 rounds per minute. (report)
  • 20mm Ho-5 cannon — fire rate has been increased to 950 rounds per minute. (report)
  • Mk 4 Mod 0 gun pod — fire rate has been reduced to 4000 rounds per minute, alternative fire mode with rate of fire of 700 rounds per minute has been added. Shell characteristics have been fixed. (report)
  • Hо-203 37mm cannon — fire rate has been increased to 300 rounds per minute. (report)
  • DEFA 552 30mm cannon — The weight of the cannon has been adjusted to 81kg.
  • Aiming point for homing missiles on aircraft and helicopters has been fixed. Now it is always in the middle of the fuselage. Previously it could be located slightly higher so the air-to-air missiles without non-contact fuse (such as AIM-92 "Stinger") often missed the target.
  • The autopilot and cruise mechanics of homing missiles (air-to-air, homing ATGM's) have been reworked. Missiles now cruise more precisely, without crabbing, retaining any required overloads at all cruise speeds.
  • Displaying of the maximum speed and overload of the Р-60/Р-60М and AIM-9L missiles in the card has been fixed. Maximum speed of the rockets is here for the higher launch speed (M=1.0) and as maximum overload is now specified maximum achievable (at high speeds, i.e. M=2.0 and higher) and not the average one for the time of the controlled flight to the target at the launch speed of M=1.0 on the maximum range. For other rockets these overloads are numerically the same.
  • The cases when the full information hasn't been displayed in the ATGM card have been fixed.

Flight Model changes:

  • A-4B - A bug which leads to incorrect maximum speed and climb values in the vehicle card has been fixed.
  • Ki-44 (all modifications) - Flight model has been completely updated according to the current capabilities of the physical model. The wings, fuselage, fins and elevator and propeller blades have been recounted and refined. Moments of inertia have been updated.
  • Me-163 (all modifications), J8M1 – A bug which leads the aircraft to shift in releasing the landing ski has been fixed. A bug causing slower acceleration at runway in take-off by using a support trolley has been fixed (acceleration became faster).
  • Arado-234 B-2 - A bug with difficulties while taking off of the aircraft with full load has been fixed. Jet accelerators to facilitate take-off have been added.
  • F1M2 - Flight model has been completely updated according to the current capabilities of the physical model. The wings, fuselage, fins and elevator and propeller blades have been recounted and refined. Moments of inertia have been updated. Seaworthiness has been improved.
  • SAAB A21-RB – A bug which led to increased parasitic resistance of the rocket launchers has been fixed.
  • A6M2-N – Seaworthiness has been improved. Controllability in water during take-off and landing has been improved.
  • I-15 (all modifications) - Flight model has been completely updated according to the current capabilities of the physical model. The wings, fuselage, fins and elevator and propeller blades have been recounted and refined. Moments of inertia have been updated. Take-off mode (WEP) has been added for the I-15-M22 and I-15K. Detailed characteristics can be found in the aircraft passport on the forum.
  • Ta-152-H - Restriction on flap release in take-off position has been added according to the aircraft passport. Inertia of the propeller unit (start/stop of the propeller) has been clarified (reduced). High gain (climb) on the long term engine mode (90%) has been clarified (accelerated). Efficiency of the brakes has been improved. It requires now more careful use of brakes during take-off and landing. Efficiency of the ailerons at extremely low speeds (less than 140 km/h) has been significantly reduced.
  • Firefly Mk.5 - Maximum fuel volume has been reduced.
  • F-4C - Ballistic computer for bombs and rockets for ground targets has been added.
  • F-4EJ - Maximum speed at the medium altitudes has been increased. The wing sock animation has been fixed.
  • F-4E/EJ, Phantom FGR.2 - Bomb CCRP sight to randomly selected point on the ground or enemy base has been added.
  • Ki-61 (all modifications) / Ki-100 (all modifications) / Ki-96 / Ki-102 - Flight model has been completely updated according to the current capabilities of the physical model. The wings, fuselage, fins and elevator and propeller blades have been recounted and refined. Moments of inertia have been updated. Engine operation modes have been clarified. Fuel distribution by fuel tanks has been corrected.
  • Il-2 with AM-38F (all modifications) engines - A bug in the thermodynamics which leads to constant use of the forsage mode (WEP) without limitations has been fixed.
  • Il-2 (all modifications) - The operation of the landing plates has been changed. Now at speeds above 260 km/h on ias the plates can not be released. At speeds below 245 km/h on ias the plates will be deflected to the required angles completely.
  • Hunter (all modifications) - A bug which caused the air brakes being used when the chassis is released has been fixed. Now, if you will try to release landing gears (chassis) while your air brake is turned on, the air brake will be switched off automatically and the air brake can not be released if your landing gears (chassis) are released.
  • P-51 (all modifications) - Dashboard lighting during the night flight has been corrected.
  • Re.2005 serie 0 - Climb rate has been changed to the values of serial vehicles (6000 meters in 6'30"). Time of the execution of the established bend at 1000 meters has been increased by 1 second (19 second on wep, 20 second by 100%). Battle rating has been changed to 5.0.

Naval fleet model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

Naval weaponry:

  • HMS Southampton - First order ammunition shells have been removed for the main calibre cannons.
  • SGB 309 - The maximum number of 40mm ammunition rounds in battle has been corrected.
  • HMS Kent (54) — The guidance angles for the 102mm cannon have been corrected.
  • 28mm Mk.1 Chicago piano - Self-destruction distance of HE shell has been corrected.
  • 37mm/67 70-К automatic cannon - Fire rate has been increased to a theoretically possible rate: 180 shots per minute.
  • Technical characteristics of the (weight and amount of explosive mass) 25mm/60 shell of the Type 96 automatic cannon have been fixed:
    • 25mm HE: 250g, 17g tetril
    • 25mm HEF-T (self-destructive): 243g, 8,5g TNT
    • 25mm HEI: 255г, 5,52g TNT
    • 25mm AP-T: 283g.
  • The firing range of AI guns has been clarified depending on the weapon calibre:
    • 7 mm — 1000 m;
    • 12.7 mm — 2000 m;
    • 20-25 mm — 3500 m;
    • 30 mm — 4000 m;
    • 40 mm — 5000 m.
  • The Trotyl equivalent of Ledditt explosives has been corrected to 110%.
  • Jaguar-Klasse (140), Köln F220 - For the 40-mm/70 MEL58 launcher the following shells have been changed:
    • AP and HE shells have been removed.
    • M-DN51 HEF-T shell has been added.
    • HEF-T shell with radio fuse has been added.
    • Game currency and RP for researched removed modification have been returned to the account.
  • 40mm Bofors Flak 28 canon - British HE shell has been changed to the German 40mm HEF-Т Sprgr. Patr.
  • 283mm Spgr L/4,4 Bdz PB - Armour piercing has been corrected.
  • 152mm HE-VT shell on HMS Belfast — The operation of the radio fuse that previously triggered at the wrong distance has been corrected.
  • IJN Tone — Traverse angles of the low calibre units have been corrected.
  • Leipzig — Accuracy of the 37mm artillery has been corrected.
  • HMS York (90), Nürnberg — The issue with the incorrect rotation of the 20mm guns on the main calibre turret has been resolved.
  • Type 4 Model 4 — Display of the depth bombs has been corrected.

Naval modifications and crew skills:

  • Type 1924 Jaguar - The modification of the targeting speed of the auxiliary artillery has been fixed from anti-aircraft to the auxiliary one.

Naval characteristics, physics and damage model:

  • Hull break - Naval vessel hull break parameters have been revised. It can now be done by shells with sufficient blast force. For small boats it is therefore dangerous to be hit from 100mm calibre and higher HE shells. Hull break parameters are directly dependent on the size of the boat, so the larger the hull, the greater shell will be required to break it. It should also be noticed that some weak 100mm HE shells may not be able to cope with this.
  • USS Helena (CL-50) - Number of crew has been increased from 868 to 1188.
  • Shrapnel - The damage model of damage made by shrapnel has been fixed. Shrapnel distribution diagrams for all ship shells have been reworked. Calculation of armour penetration. Damage and radius of shrapnel hits has been recalculated for more realism. The total number of fragments that one shell can produce has been fixed.
  • HE shells - A bug where the HE shell could blow up the magazine of almost any undamaged ship has been fixed. The impact of an HE shell to the ship has been reworked to be more realistic. HE shells have received a greater ignition property and the shrapnel damage has been corrected.
  • Ship construction - Due to everything described above changes were made to the characteristics of the ship's construction. The thickness of the unarmored sides, superstructures, bulkheads and interior partitions have been corrected so that the explosion and secondary fragments can interact with them correctly - can penetrate in accordance with their energy and deal adequate damage.
  • Krasny Krym, Krasny Kavkaz - All mounts that have shields or turrets, a bug where it might receive damage from HE shells which don't have sufficient armour penetration has been fixed.
  • IJN Mogami, IJN Suzuya, IJN Mikuma - The guidance speed of the 25mm mounts with electric motors have been changed to 18-12 degrees per second.
  • USS Atlanta - Armour of the main calibre turrets mounted on the sides has been fixed (was previously missing).
  • HMS Kent (54) and HMS London (69) - Armour for the steering has been added.
  • IJN Ayanami — Number of crew has been increased by 221.
  • USS Brooklyn (CL-40), USS Helena (CL-50) — armoured mantlets for the main calibre guns have been added. The conning tower armour thickness has been fixed. The ammunition elevator armour thickness has been fixed.
  • IJN Mogami, IJN Suzuya, IJN Mikuma — unarmoured bulkheads of the internal bulges have been added.
  • Admiral Hipper — main armour belt has become more detailed.
  • MBK pr. 186 — main calibre turret armour now corresponds to turrets on T-34-85 tanks.
  • USS Phelps (DD-360) — the damage model of the quadruple Bofors AA guns has been specified.
  • IJN Kako — armour has been reworked completely in accordance with additional new historical data.
  • USS Portland (CA-33) — ship hull material has been changed to 19mm armour, main armour belt thickness has been changed (from 83 to 76,2mm), upper side armour model has been changed.
  • IJN Furutaka — deck armour has been specified (from 35 to 34,925mm).
  • Isuzu — the scale of the damage model for the funnel has been corrected.
  • VS-10 — the scale of the damage model of the water pumps has been corrected.
  • Type T-14 (Mod. 01) — the scale of the damage model of the water pumps has been corrected.
  • MBK-161 (1943), MBK-161 (1944), MBK pr. 186, MBK pr. 186 (MK 85), Pr.191M, Pr.191 — compartments position has been specified, bulwarks have been divided.
  • Pr. 1204 (late) —the armour element size which did not correspond to the visuals has been corrected.
  • HMS Belfast — ammo magazine position has been specified.
  • PGH-2, PG 02 — the hydrofoil physics have been changed.
  • HMS Tiger — air radar has been added.

Naval Visual models and visual parts:

  • For large calibre guns, an animation for the automatic ejection of the spent casings has been implemented where it was on turrets in the historical prototype:
    • Albatros-Klasse (143), Köln F220, Chikugo, Ikazuchi, HMS Tiger, Asheville (PGM-84), USS Brooklyn (CL-40), USS Helena (CL-50), USS Atlanta (CL-51), USS Pensacola (CA-24), USS Portland (CA-33), USS Phelps (DD-360), Porter (DD-356), Bennion (DD-662), Cowell (DD-547), Fletcher (DD-445), Somers (DD-381), Sumner (DD-692), Chapayev, Sverdlov, Pr. 41 Neustrashimy, Pr. 56 Spokoinyy, Pr. 35, Pr. 159.
  • Ikazuchi - Ship texture has been improved.
  • Köln F220 - Ship texture has been improved.
  • HMS Kent (54) - The display of the ammunition magazines when pointing with a mouse cursor has been fixed.The display of the torpedo textures has been fixed.
  • HMS London (69) - Bugs where the 102mm cannon and crew parts could rotate separately have been fixed. The Display of the torpedoes on the torpedo launchers has been fixed.
  • MPK Pr.122bis, MPK-163, MPK pr. 122A - Bugs where the cannon and crew parts could rotate separately have been fixed.
  • SGB (S309) - X-Ray view model has been fixed.
  • Ya-5M and G-5 TKA 106 - The display of the materials on the rocket launcher has been fixed.
  • Prinz Eugen, 165 ft PC-451, Type 1939 (T31) - Issues in the flag animation have been fixed.
  • HMS London (69) — A bug with the level of detail where the objects were displayed suspended in the nearer part of the ship has been fixed.
  • Albatros-Klasse (143) — Radar rotation axis has been fixed.
  • МО-4 — Wrong position of the commander's arms have been corrected. The axis of the vertical aiming of the 12.7mm DShK machine gun in the X-ray has been corrected.
  • Elco 80 ft PT-556 — Incorrect position of the gunner's feet on boat bow during traverse has been fixed.
  • Class Isles (T-285) — The pipe LOD (level of detail) error has been fixed.
  • Pr. 41 Neustrashimy — The discrepancy between the visual model of the torpedoes and x-ray view on the second torpedo launcher has been corrected.
  • Köln F220 — X-Ray model of the depth bombs has been selected according to the visual model.
  • Albatros-Klasse (143) — The animation of the barrel recoil when shooting has been improved.

Economy and research

  • T-55AM-1 - BR in all game modes has been changed from 8.7 to 8.3
  • KPz-70 - BR in all game modes has been changed from 9.0 to 9.3
  • XM-803 - BR in all game modes has been changed from 8.7 to 9.0.
  • MBT-70 - BR in all game modes has been changed from 9.0 to 9.3
  • Re.2005 serie 0 — Battle rating in all game modes has been changed from 6.0 to 5.3.

Customization

  • "Helmet" decorations for China and Sweden with the possibility of receiving them for performing tasks and purchase for GE have been added.
  • Achievements for Italian fleet have been added.
  • Decals for Swedish aviation and ground vehicles with the possibility of receiving them for performing tasks and purchase for GE have been added.
  • Player icons for Swedish crew with the possibility of receiving them for performing tasks have been added.

Interface

  • In the hint for most air-to-air missiles the maximum speed has been fixed.
  • In the main menu in the "Help" section you can now see the changelog.
  • For Windows and Mac OS:
    • When activated, "Multifunctional menu" full control over your vehicles is now available.
    • In the "Multifunctional menu" are not available (gray) points which can not be applied to the current player's vehicle.
  • The suspended weaponry menu has been reworked.

Game mechanics

  • New game mechanics have been added - target designation inside a squad. You can specify a point on the surface through a third person view, by using sight or binocular for your squad members. The target designation will also be duplicated on the minimap. You can do it when using aircraft or ground vehicles. To do this you need to assign the specific key in the control settings in general. The target point will be now displayed to your squad members with a small random accuracy deviation which varies depending on the distance to the point. The maximum error value is 15metres.
  • Cycle launch options for flares has been added. Number of flares in one cycle, period of a cycle, and period between cycles can be set in options.
  • Flare launch can be enabled/disabled in MAW (missile approach warning system) mode.
  • New mechanics for locating the last enemy vehicle has been added to air RB mode. It will activate after 15 minutes from when the mission begins and only a single (last) player is left. It marks a sector on the map corresponding to the position of the last player for the opposing team. This indicator will be updated every 20 seconds.
  • Invulnerability at the respawn point will be disabled when you use artillery strike.
  • In ground battles in RB game mode the parameters of active scouting have been changed:
    • Delay between successful uses: 10 → 6 seconds.
    • Delay between failed uses: 60 → 45 seconds.
    • Duration of the marker for the spotted enemy: 30 → 45 seconds.
  • The basic costs for respawn (in respawn scores) for ground RB has been changed for following vehicles:
    • OTOMATIC: 220 → 150
    • ADATS: 220 → 130
    • WZ305: 110 → 150
    • M24 Chaffee (all modifications and nations): 90 → 110
    • PT-76B: 90 → 110
    • BMP-3: 150 → 110
    • Object 685: 150 → 110
    • Type 89: 150 → 110
    • PT-76 (China): 150 → 110
    • Type 63-I: 150 → 110
    • Type 62: 150 → 110
    • ZBD86: 150 → 110
    • AMX-13 (FL11): 150 → 110
    • Ikv 91: 150 → 110
    • Strf 90C: 150 → 110
    • CV90120: 150 → 110
    • Strv 74: 150 → 110
    • CV90105 TML: 150 → 110
    • Strv m/31: 150 → 80
    • Strv m/38: 150 → 80
    • Ho.229 V3: 750 → 600

Changes specific to the PlayStation®4 platform.

  • Initial support for touchpad gestures has been added. "Tap", "Flick Left/Right/Up/Down" gestures can be assigned to various in-game actions like any other button.
  • Touchpad tap no longer conflicts with LMB click making it an independent action bindable in controls settings. (Double Tap should be used to activate objects in GUI.)
  • "Pinch to Zoom" can now be used to zoom the view in the hangar.
  • Toggle "Use touchpad for aiming" has been added to Common Controls for those who prefer legacy touchpad behaviour (it disables Flick gestures).
  • New option "Cross-platform gameplay" has been added that, when disabled, will limit matchmaking to PlayStation®4 players only.
  • New option "Only PlayStation®4 players in leaderboards" has been added.
  • The option to disable cross-platform communication has been added. Users who have chosen this option will only see text messages from other PlayStation 4 users. In-game voice chat will disabled - these players can use the PlayStation 4 "Party" functionality.
  • PlayStation 4 players who linked an email to their account and entered the PC version of the game can no longer spend Golden Eagles in the PC version of the game. The Premium account included in the PlayStation Store packs will also not be transferred to the PC version. However premium accounts purchased in the game and also purchases for Golden Eagles made in the PlayStation 4 version will be transferred to the PC version as before.
  • New option "Only PlayStation®4 players in leaderboards" has been added.

Changes specific to the Xbox One platform.

  • PlayStation®4 and Xbox One players can now meet each other in battles.
  • Simulator Battles and World War game mode (during the current season) are now available for Xbox One players.

Graphical

  • The mechanism of the indication on the HUD (head-up display) of modern battle helicopters has been improved. Now the indication will be displayed according to the physical principles of such devices.

Sound

  • New sound events for all machine guns for ground vehicles and naval vessels have been created. The principle of sound formation in burst fire has been changed. Now it is a sequence of single shots and in the past it was a pre-render of the whole burst.
  • Changes in the direction of greater sound integrity and increasing dynamics have been made to the sound events of ground vehicle engines.
  • Authentic sound for the engines and tracks of the T-34 tank modifications have been added.
  • Authentic sound for the engines and tracks of the T-72 tank modifications have been added.
  • The shock wave from supersonic aircraft flying over sounds now more obvious. Previously it wasn't sufficiently distinguished among other engine sound events.
  • New sound event for the suspension of wheeled vehicles has been added.
  • The dynamic sound system for wheel/track friction on a surface depending on its type (dirt, sand, snow, etc) has been added for ground vehicles.
  • The following aircraft cannons have received new sound design: M61, M61A1 and JM61A1.

Controls

  • Slider "Cursor control speed" has been removed from "Options -> Gamepad options" - it has had no effect for some time already but was still visible in the UI.
  • "Mouse smoothing" toggle has been moved from Aircraft controls to Common controls since it affects all vehicles.
  • A bug that caused the "Mouse Aim" control mode to be forcibly selected when loading a previously saved control preset has been fixed.

Smaller updates that came afterwards

27.05.2020

First update (1.99.0.15 (XBOX 1.99.0.11))

  • A bug which would cause the detonation of closing-in air-to-air missiles and rockets with a non-contact fuse has been fixed
  • The sound of helicopter blades when they break has been changed.
  • Su-7B - the animation of the rudder and ailerons has been fixed.
  • A bug which would result in incorrectly sized ship damage models when making contact with other ships has been fixed.
  • A separate leaderboard is now available for Xbox One players, depending on the cross-platform settings.

Second update (Server update)

  • The "Controller camera sensitivity" menu tab has been renamed to "Controller aim sensitivity" and moved to Controls > Common > View controls. This adjustment works as before in setting the aiming sensitivity with controller/gamepad sticks.
  • Flare launch parameters have been added.
  • Mounted weapon select has been added for test flight for non purchased premium aircraft.
  • Mi-28N, Mi-35M, AD-4, Vautour IIA IDF/AF, S.O.4050 Vautour IIA, UH-1C, Venom FB.4, Super Mystere B2 — Elements positioning has been fixed for the mounted weapon menu.
  • A delay has been added for empty case ejection in ship turrets.
  • Incorrect armor data in some cruiser info cards has been corrected.
  • Some player icons that can be obtained in modern vehicles have been temporarily removed.

28.05.2020 (1.99.0.20)

  • Visual effects for the dropping of empty shells in water have been added.
  • The balance of the sound mix has been corrected towards lower frequencies.
  • The purchase cost of Italian torpedoes has been reduced.
  • MiG-21 (all modifications) - a bug where the tachometer would show incorrect engine data in the cockpit has been fixed.
  • F-104A (China) - incorrect flight characteristics on the info card have been corrected. The description of the engine in x-ray mode has been corrected.
  • The bug that caused reduced sensitivity in the Dualshock 4 touchpad when the "Use touchpad for aiming" option was enabled has been fixed.
  • An issue causing reduced sensitivity of controller/gamepad sticks in Mouse Aim mode has been corrected.
  • Navigation in the Multifunction Menu now correctly blocks vehicle controls with controller/gamepad sticks.
  • A bug causing an excessive amount of SPAAGs in the Tank Arcade Assault mode has been fixed.

29.05.2020 (1.99.0.24)

Client update

  • The hulls, and other parts, on ground vehicles will no longer dim (in terms of brightness) on ultra-low GL3 graphics presets.
  • A bug which would cause destroyed vehicles to potentially look undamaged has been fixed.

Server update

  • B.R.20M M1, M.R.20DR — Images of suspended weaponry in the weaponry modification menu have been replaced for a visual differentiation of the bombs by weight.

01.06.2020 (Server update (XBOX))

Squadrons and squadron battles are coming to XBOX ONE players! It's about time to join your favorite squadron or create your own.

Earn squadron activity and research the squadron vehicles. There are already favorites in the current 'squadron battles' season, but cheer up XBOX players - this is a good opportunity to learn a new gaming mode and master your strategy and tactics. Special awards for squadron battle ratings will be available for you in the upcoming season beginning on July the 1st.

The following options are now available for XBOX ONE players:

  • Creating and joining squadrons;
  • Squadron battles (daily, 1:00 am - 2:00 pm GMT);
  • Special awards for squadron battle winners;
  • Squadron vehicles for squadron activities.
Squadron vehicles
  • Squadron players receive activity points, these can be allocated towards exchange for squadron vehicles:
    • M901 ITV — ATGM carrier, USA, rank VI.
    • SKR Pr.35 — patrol ship, USSR, rank III.
    • B-48 Firecrest — fighter/attacker, Britain, rank IV
  • Every 3 days squadron players receive research points that are used towards selected squadron vehicles for activity during the 3 days. The award depends on:
    • A player's activity in comparison to the average activity of squadron members;
    • The overall activity, gained by all squadron members.
  • Every squadron player may select a vehicle of their own choice.
  • Non-squadron players may purchase the squadron vehicles for Golden Eagles.

02.06.2020 (Server update)

Aircraft Realistic Battles

  • Friendly fire has been temporarily disabled.

03.06.2020 (1.99.0.29)

  • A bug has been fixed where the sound of naval autocannon burst might continue when the burst is complete.
  • Sound events for all explosions have been reworked.
  • Volume of T-34 tracks has been increased.
  • A bug has been fixed with the helicopter HUD stopping updating data after opening of the multifunction menu.
  • The flame effect on destroyed and exploding ground vehicles in replays has been restored.
  • Double tap on a Dualshock 4 touchpad can again now be bound to in-game actions in the Control settings on PlayStation 4.
  • GUI interaction with single tap on the Dualshock 4 touchpad on PlayStation 4 has been restored.
  • A rare bug with excessive long loading for the game on the XBOX has been fixed.
  • A rare bug has been fixed causing shutdown after switching camera to the arbiter mode.

05.06.2020 (Server update)

  • IJN Tone — Spare torpedoes that can now be taken into battle have been fixed.
  • Frunze — A bug related to the ship's ammo magazines has been fixed.
  • 12,7-13,2 mm calibre cartridges — Armour penetration in naval battles has been fixed.
  • For all ground vehicles an alternative sighting grid with markings limited by a distance of 2,800 metres has been added. It can be selected in "Tank battle settings → Use alternative sight grid". If you can see in the helicopter's sight in the tank sighting grid you need to update your client to the latest version.

08.06.2020

First update (1.99.0.41)

  • Issue has been fixed with displaying decals, camos, and saving of replays when using Cyrillic alphabet in the game path.
  • The sound events for shells hitting player and enemy armour have been reworked. Authentic recordings of shells of different calibres hitting armour plate has been used.
  • The M8 Greyhound has been given authentic engine sounds.

Second update (Server update)

  • Friendly fire in the air Realistic Battles has been re-enabled.

09.06.2020

First update (1.99.0.43)

  • The player's eye-view camera will now work again in server replays.
  • B-17G - A bug causing the engine to quickly overheat in the automatic controls mode has been fixed
  • P-51D-20/30 - A bug resulting in incorrect boost data when the engine is idling has been fixed.
  • F-84G (all series) - Incorrect engine weight in the x-ray mode has been fixed.

Second update (Server update)

BMP-2M - This squadron vehicle is now available for squadron activity research.

17.06.2020 (Server update)

  • New visual detection system for missile launch.
    • The text message for missile detection has been removed from the interface. Now in game modes with markers you will see the "◇" marker and distance on launched guided missiles.
    • The range of the smoke trail of missiles has been increased.
  • BMP-2M - engine's power has been increased from 300 to 360 hp for the UDT-23T engine.
  • Type 93, AMX-30 Roland, FlaRakPz 1, Lvrbv 701, Stormer HVM - scouting functionality has been added. The modifications "Airstrike" and "Improved optics" have been added.

18.06.2020 (1.99.0.60)

  • A bug that prevented tracers from AA and low-calibre AI guns appearing to a player has been corrected in naval battles.
  • A bug that stopped floats from operating correctly (retracting/extending where equipped) or being deployed after a float plane was repaired has been fixed.
  • When loading to the server replay page from the battle results, automatic authorization is implemented.

22.06.2020 (Server update)

  • Now you can specify several vehicles or even whole vehicle classes for which a custom reticle can be applied. Read more on the Wiki. Custom sights available at War Thunder LIVE.

25.06.2020 (1.99.0.76)

  • A bug on the PS4 and Xbox One, where the multifunctional menu axis settings disappeared from the interface after selecting the "Keyboard + Mouse" control preset, or after resetting the controls, has been fixed.
  • A bug on the PS4 occurring when the DS4 was disabled, where it wasn't possible to rotate the camera with a mouse in the hangar, has been fixed.
  • A rare client crash on PS4 occurring while using a joystick has been fixed.
  • Now, in VR mode, the cursor will not disappear when opening the tactical map window.
  • A rare client crash which would occur when displaying the hit camera has been fixed.
  • A rare client crash which would occur when using the in-game browser has been fixed.
  • Now, on the preview window of a squadron vehicle, the price of the vehicle will be displayed in GE.
  • Tu-14T - rear turret aiming angles have been changed according to technical specifications.
  • M.B.174A-3 - the position of the pilot's head relative to the aiming sight has been improved.
  • AH-1G - the ammo cartridge capacity of the M129 grenade launcher has been changed from 231 to 300.\
  • BMP-2M - the sound of the AGS-17 grenade launcher has been changed so that it sounds authentic, like it does in real life.
  • The sound of explosions when contact is made with a target has been added for low-calibre HE shells and AGS-17 grenades.
  • Weather conditions have been corrected in all night missions. Now there will always be a moon and clear weather.

26.06.2020 (Server update)

  • A bug where shells fired from machine guns and cannon weapons mounted on helicopters might fly through buildings and their surroundings has been fixed.

29.06.2020 (1.99.0.85 - BR & Economy Update)

BR changes

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Research, purchase, crew training costs and other related parameters for vehicles have been changed (tablesheet with the main parameters).

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All economy indicators for vehicles will be changed according to rank.

Ground forces tech tree changes
  • USA:
    • M15A1 CGMC — moved to rank II.
    • M19 — moved to rank III.
  • Germany:
    • Begleitpanzer 57 and TAM — moved to another research branch, after SPz BMP-1.
    • RakJPz 2 and RakJPz 2 (HOT) — moved to another research branch, after Jagdtiger.
  • Italy:
    • 90/53 M41M - moved before 75/46 M43.
    • 75/46 M43 - has been positioned out of the group.
    • 105/25 M43 and 75/34 M43 have been grouped.
  • USSR:
    • Т-55A and T-62 — switched places.
    • Т-62 and T-62M-1 — have been grouped.
    • BMP-3 and Object 685 — moved to rank VI.
    • KV-2 (1939) — moved out of the group, now located before the KV-1S — moved to rank II.
    • SU-76М - moved to rank I, ahead of the ZiS-30.
    • SU-152 - location moved after the SU-85 and before the SU-85M.
    • ISU-152 - moved to rank III and grouped with the SU-152
  • China
    • SU-76М (China) - moved to rank I, ahead of the LVT(ZiS-2).
  • Japan:
    • Ho-Ro - moved to rank I.
Aviation tech trees changes
  • USA:
    • SB2U-2 and SB2U-3 — have been grouped.
    • A-26B-10 and A-26B-50 — have been grouped.
  • Germany:
    • Ta 152 H-1 and Ta 152 C-3 — have been grouped.
    • Me 410 A-1/U4 and Me 410 B-2/U4 — have been grouped.
    • He 111 H-16 — have been moved to rank II.
    • Do 217 K-1 and Do 217 M-1 — have been grouped.
  • USSR:
    • IL-10 and IL-10 (1946) — have been grouped.
    • Yak-9UT and Yak-3U — switched places.
  • France:
    • D.500 and D.501 — have been grouped.
Navy tech tree changes
  • Germany:
    • MZ1 and Jaguar-Klasse (140) — switched places.
  • Italy:
    • VAS 201 and MS-15 — switched places.
    • MV-611 and MS-472 — switched places.
Ground forces SB setup changes
  • Setup 1_5
    • Removed: T18E2, Т-126
    • Added: 75/18 M41, 75/32 M41
  • Setup 2_5
    • Removed: Mk.VIA AA, T18E2, Panzerjäger I, M14/41, 47/32 L40, 75/18 M41, 75/32 M41
    • Added: 15 cm Pz.W.42, T 34 747 (r), 75/34 M43, 105/25 M43, M43 "G.C.Leoncello", M4 Hybrid
  • Setup 3_5
    • Removed: ZSD63, M4A2 (USSR), Т-50, 75/34 M42
      • Added: T18E2, 75/46 M43
  • Setup 8_5
    • Respawn point costs for heavy tanks have been increased to 450 RP.
  • Setup 8_2_5
    • Removed: Object 906, Т-10
  • Setup 10_5
    • Removed: Centurion Action X, Begleitpanzer 57, Swingfire, M247, M60A3 TTS
  • A bug has been fixed in air SB, where a player might have an aircraft in a slot that can not be used in current session due to its BR being higher than the minimal permitted.

30.06.2020 (1.99.0.90 PS4 and Xbox)

  • A bug was fixed that caused warning message about Radial Menu axes not being defined when using "Mouse and Keyboard" presets on XBox and PS4.

02.07.2020 (1.99.0.106)

  • A bug where some parts of a destroyed/burnt tank might have appeared undamaged has been fixed.
  • A bug which caused server replays to potentially not record to the end of a match has been fixed.
  • A bug where the 'join battle' button in the menu of World War mode would be inactive if a player had chosen a nation in the hangar other than one of the participating nations of the battle, has been fixed.
  • A bug where the 'Create a vehicle setup' button in World War Mode would not work correctly if a player had chosen a nation in the hangar other than one of the participating nations of the battle, has been fixed.
  • A rare client crash which would occur after joining 'Fulda Gap' missions has been fixed.
  • Fixed network synchronization with poor ping and guided missiles before and after launch. Before launch: now the capture marker will not move back from the target. After launch: the rocket should no longer jerk from side to side.

03.07.2020 (Server update)

  • Now loading a ground army is only possible when the helicopter and transport army (e.g. landing craft) is stationary.
  • A single helicopter army now always fights a ground army in auto mode. You will still be able to send helicopters as reinforcements to a battle involving ground armies.
  • Balance changes to the "Battle for the Fulda Gap" scenario:
    • USSR ground army:
      • MBT: 70 → 60;
      • Combat vehicles: 30 → 40;
    • USSR infantry army:
      • Combat vehicles: 15 → 30;
    • Germany infantry army:
      • MBT: 10 → 20;
      • Combat vehicles: 15 → 20;
    • Initial starting USSR fighters: 100 → 70.
    • German MBT units: The Leopard I has been removed from the list of available vehicles; the M48A2 G A2 has been set as the default vehicle.
    • German infantry armies have been deployed to sectors E3 and F5.

08.07.2020 (Server update)

  • A bug has been fixed that allowed cloning an infantry army during embussing to transports that resulted in a crash in the current operation.

09.07.2020 (Server update)

  • T-80B — fixed a bug where the empty mortars were not displayed on the basic version of the tank, without the installed modifications of Smoke Grenade Launchers or Kontak-I.
  • IL-2 M-82 — battle rating has been changed to 2.7 for all gaming modes.
  • Bf 110 (all series) — the description of the modification for 50 kg bombs has been corrected.
  • Mi-4AV — the third-person view camera position in zoom has been changed for more comfortable aiming.
  • IL-28 (all series) — the popup info that showed the thickness of the 32 mm armor plates as 30 mm has been corrected.
  • IL-2-37, IL-2M (1943) — data card info on number of crew (previously there was one crew member) has been corrected.
  • The aircraft ATGM SS-11 designation has been changed to AS-11.
  • Strv m/39 TD — a bug with missing "Twitch" camo has been fixed.
  • World War — balance fixes to the "Battle for the Chinese farm' scenario:
    • Israeli light tank group: AMX-13-90 has been changed to AMX-13.
    • Number of backup tank armies for Egypt has been increased by 1.
    • Number of backup tank armies for Israel has been reduced by 1.
    • Number of backup aircraft armies for both sides has been reduced by 1.
    • Deployment time for backup armies for both sides has been corrected in accordance with the new number of armies.
  • A bug has been fixed, where the World War army commander sometimes could not queue a new operation immediately after the previous operation had ended.
  • A bug has been fixed that allowed cloning an infantry army during embussing to transports that resulted in a crash in the current operation.
  • Bugs have been fixed with the incorrect application of the "Kontakt-I" modification in World War battles and the shooting of two rounds at once.

11.07.2020 (Server update)

  • Helicopters can now capture points in Defence/Advance to Contact missions.
  • A bug has been fixed where in some cases, changing the composition of the vehicle group would mean that a player had two vehicles in the crew slots of the world war mode from the vehicle group which led to respawn in battle being impossible.
  • A bug has been fixed, occasionally causing a notification to buy the missing ammunition to appear before entering battle.
  • A bug has been fixed with missing notifications to a player for events on the operation map.
  • A bug has been fixed that allowed loading of an army from battle on transports.
  • A bug has been fixed causing an instant auto battle of an attacker army versus aircraft armies.
  • Defence/Advance to Contact and Domination missions on the larger version of the Tunisia location have been added to the mission list in the "Battle of the Chinese farm" scenario.
  • Balance fixes to "Battle for the Fulda Gap" scenario:
    • USSR infantry army:
      • MBT: 10 → 13;
      • AFV: 30 → 27;
    • Germany infantry army:
      • MBT: 20 → 17;
      • AFV 20 → 23;
    • T-72A has been added to the USSR MBT group.
    • Mi-24V has been added to the USSR helicopter group.
    • Number of German backup tank armies has been increased by 1.
    • Number of German backup infantry armies has been increased by 1.
    • Number of Soviet backup aircraft armies has been reduced by 4.
    • Number of German backup aircraft armies has been reduced by 4.
    • Number of German backup helicopter armies has been increased by 1.
    • Time of backup deployment for both sides has been corrected in accordance with the new number of armies.

15.07.2020 (Server update)

Aircraft model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes
  • The damage model has been improved for the following Ju 87 modifications: D-3, D-5, G-1, and G-2. The damage model has been refined so that the materials of the air brakes and elevators will now behave more accurately to their real-life counterparts.
  • Element positioning in the mounted weapon menu has been fixed for FB.1 Attacker, Halifax B Mk.IIIa, Lancaster B.Mk.I, Lancaster B.Mk.III, Lincoln B.Mk.II, Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper, Catalina Mk. IIIa, Sea Fury FB.11, Sea Hawk FGA.6, Seafire FR.47, Spitfire F Mk.24, Wellington Mk.Ic, Mi-24P, Mi-24V.
  • AH-1Z — TOW missiles have been removed from the available weapon load. Golden Eagles spent on the TOW modification will be refunded.
World War
  • Surrounded armies can no longer capture enemy rear sectors. Now, to capture an enemy rear sector, it must be connected to a friendly rear sector.

16.07.2020

First update (1.99.1.39)

Sound
  • Fmod Studio version has been updated (from 1.10.17 to 2.00.09).
  • New sounds for falling empty round casings on all calibres.
  • Sound events have been reworked for the following auto cannons: TNSh, 2А7, 2А42, 2А72, Hispano-Suiza.
  • KPVT heavy machine gun sounds have been reworked.
  • Sound events for reloading guns in ground vehicles now have loudness depending on the camera position (inside or outside a vehicle).

Second update (Server update)

Interface

  • A bug has been fixed with pop-up hints on some modifications on naval vessels showing no active bonuses, or '0' bonuses.
  • A bug has been fixed with an inactive LMB on the tactical map in ground battles, when the map scale is set to 133%.

17.07.2020 (Server update)

Ground vehicle characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements
  • Corrections to the designations of British tanks at ranks I and II.
  • T-80B — AA machine gun elevation aiming angles has been specified from -5/60 to -5/75. Source: Т-80Б, Техническое описание и инструкция по эксплуатации.
  • T-64B - AA machine gun elevation aiming angles has been specified from -10/60 to -5/70. Source: Т-64Б, Техническое описание и инструкция по эксплуатации.
  • Strv m/39 - weight has been specified (reduced) from 9,660 kg to 8,850 kg. Source: Instruktionsbok for Strv m/38, m/39, m/40-LI, m/40-KI (Truppinstruktion)
  • Strv m/40L - weight has been specified (reduced) from 10,000 kg to 9,360 kg. Source: Instruktionsbok for Strv m/38, m/39, m/40-LI, m/40-KI (Truppinstruktion)
  • AMX-10RC - vehicle type has been changed from 'SPG' to 'Light tank'.
  • ADATS - AA missile icon view has been fixed.
  • Kugelblitz - traverse aiming speed has been specified (increased) from 25 to 60 degree per second. Source: Waffen Revue Nr. 98 3rd Quarter 1995 // The Spielberger German Armor & Military Vehicles Series - Vol. IV - Panzer IV & Its Variants by Walter J. Spielberger //
  • Chi-Ha Short Gun - explosive type has been specified for the HE shell. TNT equivalent increased from 2.52 to 2.63 kg.
  • M8 HMC, M8 HMC (China), M8A1, LVT(A)(4) - the mantlet thickness has been reduced from 38.1 mm to 12.7 mm. Source: TM 9-732B
  • M10 - camera position has been corrected for SB mode.
  • FV510 Warrior - number of gears has been specified from 5 forward 1 reverse to 8 forward 4 reverse.
  • HSTV-L - a bug has been fixed with hampered turns in Neutral gear. Shell dispersion has been reduced to the dispersion rate of the L7 105mm gun.
  • AMX-13-M24 - the order of ammo depletion has been specified.
  • BMP-3 - engine max torque has been reduced from 2,880 to 2,600. Source: BMP-3 Technical Description of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle 688-сб6-2ТО (1988)
  • Sherman Vc (Italy) - a bug has been fixed with the appearance of additional spare tracks when installing 'Smoke grenades' modification.
  • Centurion Sho't Kal Dalet - a bug has been fixed with the missing automatic distance setting for the laser rangefinder.
  • Churchill Mk.I - the max speed has been increased from 27 to 28 kph. Source: WO 291_1439 Vol 1 British tanks WO 194_105 Churchill IV Typical for I, II,III, V & VI Drawing No TD.5912
  • M3A3, all versions - gun ammo count has been increased from 106 to 174. Source: Office of the Chief of Ordnance Technical Division. Standard Ordnance Items. Second edition. Volume I. Washington, D.C. War Department. Technical Manual TM 9-2800: Standard Military Motor Vehicles. Washington D.C., 1 September 1943.
  • Object 685 - a bug has been fixed with heavy recoil resulting in the vehicle drowning when firing while floating.
Aircraft characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements
  • Element positioning in the mount weapon menu has been fixed for:
    • Saab B3C
    • Saab B18A
    • Saab B18B
    • Saab T18B-1
    • Saab T18B-2
  • Air-to-surface missiles with manual control (like AGM-12 or AS-20) now have dispersion similar to rockets when fired in the unguided mode.
Sound
  • AS 42, Sd.Kfz.221 (s.Pz.B.41), Breda 501, BTR-152А — new sound of engines (based on BRDM-2 engine recordings).
  • Abrams (all series) — track sounds have been made more relevant.
  • M60 AMBT, XM-1 (GM), Merkava Mk.2B, Merkava Mk.1, Magach 3, M103, M60, M48A1, M47 — new sound of engines (based on M60 Patton engine recordings).
  • T-80, T-70, T-60, SU-76M, T17E2 — new sound of engines (based on SU-76 engine recordings).
World War
  • Balance changes to the "Battle for the Fulda Gap":
    • The number of German backup tank armies has been increased by 1.
    • The number of German backup artillery armies has been increased by 1.
    • The deployment time for the backup armies has been corrected in accordance with the new number of armies.
  • Balance changes to the "Battle of the Chinese farm" scenario:
    • The number of Israeli backup infantry armies has been increased by 1.
    • The number of Egyptian backup tank armies has been reduced by 1.
    • The deployment time for the backup armies has been corrected in accordance with the new number of armies.

21.07.2020 (1.99.1.45)

Ground vehicle characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements:

  • Type 89, CV90105 TML, M60 AMBT, Ariete (Preserie), Ariete PSO, Ariete — a bug has been fixed with jerky movement when turning from halted whilst the W and A/D buttons are pressed, vehicle repeatedly trying to switch between N and first gears.
  • M60 AMBT — the LW25 25mm auto cannon fire rate has been increased from 120 to 260 rounds per minute. Source: 2008 NDIA 43rd Annual Armament Systems: Gun and Missile Systems Symposium 21 – 24 April 2008, Development of LW25 Family of Ammunition.
  • AMX-30 Roland, FlaRakPz.1 — the explosive weight of the Roland 1 missile has been increased from 3.3 to 3.5 kg. Roland 3 missile — from 4.45 to 5.2 kg. Source: ROLAND FRR & FGR Handout (Deutsch) — Multinational Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactics Facility/Zentrum Elektronischer Kampf Fliegende Waffensysteme, Polygone // Air Defense Trends, US Army Air Defense School, Fort Bliss,Texas, June 1973.

Aviation characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements:

  • He 111 H-16 — turret aiming angles has been specified.

Economy and development:

  • Do 17 E-1 — BR change:
    • AB: 1.3 → 1.0
    • RB: 1.3 → 1.0
  • TBF-1c — BR change:
    • RB: 2.7 → 2.3
    • SB: 2.3 → 2.0
  • B-29 — BR change:
    • AB: 6.3 → 6.7
    • RB: 6.3 → 6.7
  • He 177 A-5 — BR change:
    • AB: 5.7 → 6.0
    • RB: 5.3 → 5.7
    • SB: 5.7 → 6.0
  • Tu-4 (all series) — BR change:
    • AB: 7.3 → 7.7
    • RB: 7.7 → 8.0
    • SB: 7.3 → 7.7
  • F-89D — BR change:
    • RB: 7.3 → 7.7
  • M60 AMBT — BR change:
    • RB: 10.0 → 9.7

Sound:

  • A bug has been fixed with constant echoing of the enemy/allied gunshots.
  • Explosions now sound brighter and shorter.
  • Mixer channels have been optimized for reducing resource consumption in DSP processing.
  • The sampling rate of audio assets is scaled to the sampling rate of the game audio stream of 48 KHz. This is done to save CPU resources, to avoid unnecessary oversampling procedures.

24.07.2020 (Server update)

Aircraft characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements:

  • Canberra B(I).Mk.6 - a bug has been fixed which prevents autocannons from deactivating when the landing gear was extended.

Ground vehicle characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements:

  • T95 — a bug has been fixed with jerky movement when turning from halted whilst the W and A/D buttons are pressed, vehicle repeatedly trying to switch between N and first gears.
  • MBT-70, KPz-70, XM-803 - dynamics of the pivot turn in Neutral gear has been improved.
  • BMP-1, Type 86, SPz BMP-1 - floating speed has been specified: forward - from 9 to 7 kph, reverse - from 5 to 2 kph. Source: Боевая Машина Пехоты БМП-1, Техническое описание и инструкция по эксплуатации.
  • T-72B - max speed has been increased from 57 to 60 kph. Source: Танк Т-72Б, Техническое описание и инструкция по эксплуатации, 1995.
  • Churchill III, Pz.Kpfw.Churchill - max speed has been increased from 24.9 to 28 kph. Source: WO 291_1439 Vol 1 British tanks // WO 194_105 Churchill IV Typical for I, II,III, V & VI Drawing No TD.5912
  • M14/41 (47/40) - the order of ammo depletion has been specified.
  • Ikv 91 - reverse speed has been specified from 10.2 to 11.4 kph. Source: Ikv 91 instruction book 1, 1980.
  • Maus, E100 - turret armour has been increased:
    • Turret front plate: from 220 to 232 mm.
    • Side plates: from 200 to 205 mm.
    • Source: RH/8v 2848 "Maus", Auftrag 41/205292 - Beschußmodel Turm "Maus" // Kampfpanzer Maus Der Überschwere Panzer Porsche Typ 205 by Michael Fröhlich
  • The muzzle blast effect has been changed for auto cannons of calibres from 25 to 40 mm. Previously, muzzle blast created a lot of smoke that interfered with third-person shooting.
  • A bug has been fixed with low damage from shrapnel of ground vehicles AA radio fused shells to aircraft and helicopters.

28.07.2020 (1.99.1.54)

  • Game performance has been improved for battles with large amounts of aircraft.
  • Cameras in the replay of battles have been fixed.

30.07.2020 (1.99.1.57)

  • The icons of corresponding gaming platforms (PC and consoles) have been added to the players nicknames. Icons for consoles will be visible to PC players and vice versa.

Sound

  • New sound events for explosions have been created.
  • New sound events for gunshots have been created.
  • New sound events for projectiles flying past nearby the observer in all calibres have been created.
  • New sounds of the flight and flypast of ATGM's and unguided rockets have been added.
  • The volume balance of major sound event groups has been reworked.

Ground vehicle characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements:

  • Clarifications in the designation of British ground vehicles of rank III.
  • BMP-3 — A bug has been fixed with jerky movement when turning from halted whilst the W and A/D buttons are pressed, the vehicle repeatedly trying to switch between N and first gears.
  • Pvrbv 551, Lvrbv 701, Type 94, Sd.Kfz.221, AEC Mk.II — A bug where the vehicle continued to turn for a while after releasing the A/D keys has been fixed.
  • CV90120 — The initial speed of the DM23 shell has been changed from 1640 to 1680 m/sec with corresponding adjustments of the armour penetration value. Source: RUAG — 120mm Compact Tank Gun brochure.
  • M60A2 — Sight magnification has been reduced to 8х/10х variable. Source: FM 17-12-4 — Tank Gunnery, M60A2.
  • T-69 IIG, Ikv 91 — A bug where there was no automatic setup of the distance for the laser rangefinder has been fixed.
  • Challenger 2 (all modifications), Vickers Mk.7 — The vertical guidance speed of the cannon has been changed from 5 to 11 degrees per second. Source: Vickers Tanks: From Landships to Challenger 2, Christopher F. Foss & Peter Mckenzie, Keepdate Publishing, 1988-1995 // Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, Haynes Manual, Haynes Publishing, 2018.
  • Ostwind II — A bug where the thickness of the breech part of the cannon was 5mm thick has been fixed.
  • ANTI II — The Swedish flag in the vehicle card has been replaced by the Finnish flag.
  • Ariete (P), Ariete, Ariete PSO — The elevation angle of anti-aircraft machine guns has been changed from 20 to 60 degrees.
  • M60A1 Ariete, M60A2, M60A3 TTS, M60A3 TTS (Сhina) — A bug where the depression angle of the cannon didn't reach the value indicated in the vehicle card by 1 degree has been fixed.

04.08.2020 (1.99.1.67)

Sound
  • The whistle from nearby cannon shells currently has low playback probability. We continue to improve this effect and in future updates the sound of a passing shell will work more accurately and realistically.
  • The sound of low calibre bullets passing at close range is now quieter.
  • The whistle before the explosion of an artillery shell strike now has a probability of playback but it will not be played every time.
  • Taking into account player feedback the following changes have been made
    • The volume of enemy/allied aircraft engines has been lowered.
    • The volume of the enemy/allied ground vehicles as well as the sound from the player's ground vehicle have been increased.
    • The volume of ATGM and rocket volleys has been lowered.
  • The sound of the Ju 87 Stuka siren at long and short range has been changed.
  • A bug has been fixed where active air defense (flares) sounded like ATGM's when firing.
  • The sound of allied/enemy machine guns dependent on distance from them has been adjusted. Now the distance is more noticeable with the ear.
  • The sound of explosions dependent on distance from them (in increasing) has been adjusted. Now the distance is more noticeable with the ear.
Ground Vehicle model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes
  • A battle speed mode for ground vehicles with gun stabilization through a shoulder rest, whose stabilization limits are in the area of the first stage of the cruise control, has been implemented. The changes affect the following vehicles:
    • AMC.34 YR
    • AMC.35 (ACG.1)
    • AMR.35 ZT3
    • B1 bis
    • B1 ter
    • FCM.36
    • H.35
    • H.39 "Cambronne"
    • D2
    • R.35 (SA38)
    • S.35
    • Pz.35(t)
    • Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf. A
    • Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf. C
    • Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf. C (DAK)
    • Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. F
    • Sd.Kfz.221 (s.Pz.B.41)
    • L3/33 CC
    • Type 1 Chi-He
    • Type 1 Chi-He (5th Regiment)
    • Type 2 Ka-Mi
    • Type 89b I-Go Ko
    • Type 95 Ha-Go
    • Type 97 Chi-Ha
    • Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai
    • Type 98 Ke-Ni
    • Tetrarch Mk.I
    • Independent
    • Cromwell I
    • Matilda III
    • A13 Mk I (3rd R.T.R.)
    • A13 Mk.II
    • A13 Mk.II 1939
    • Churchill I
    • Churchill III
    • AEC Mk II
    • Crusader "The Saint"
    • Crusader III
    • Daimler Mk II
    • M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.)
    • LAC M8
    • Valentine I
Aircraft characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements
  • The images of suspended weaponry have been changed for the following aircraft corresponding to the weaponry names:
    • Mi-24V
    • Mi-24P
    • Mi-28N
    • AH-1S
    • AH-1S Kisarazu
  • The position of the elements in the menu of the suspended weaponry has been corrected for following vehicles:
    • Martin 167-A3
    • LeO 451 early
    • LeO 451 late
    • PB4Y-2

11.08.2020 (Server update)

Aircraft characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements:

  • Parameters relating to the resistance of an aircraft’s materials (cladding and power train) to secondary shell fragments have been fixed. Previously, aircraft and helicopters had an inflated survivability when they were under fire from anti-aircraft shells with remote detonators.

Sound:

  • The sound characteristics of the guns on ground vehicles have been corrected.
  • The volume level of the player’s aircraft engines has been slightly raised.
  • A bug has been fixed where the start and stop sounds coming from the engines of some allied/enemy ground vehicles would sound as if they were closer and louder than the regular engine sound itself.

Fleet:

  • Admiral Graf Spee — The display of the ammunition amount for the main calibre aft stock has been fixed.

Other:

  • The possibility of receiving and trading trophies with user made camouflages as well as trading of keys for them for PlayStation 4® users in the Japanese region has been temporarily disabled.

13.08.2020 (Server update)

Ground Vehicle model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

  • The following changes affect vehicles of ranks VI-VII:
    • HEAT-FS shell has been designated default for vehicles that previously had the APFS-DS shell as default (Except British ground vehicles - they still do not use HEAT shells)
    • The distribution of shell modifications has been changed as follows: if there is only one type of armour-piercing finned shell in the case of default HEAT shell, it will be located at the 3rd (III) level of researchable modifications. If the default HEAT shell has two types of the armour-piercing finned shells, the first one will be placed at the first (I) level and the second one at the 4th (IV) level of researchable modifications. Vehicle list:
      • Leopard 2A5
      • Ariete
      • Ariete (P)
      • Ariete PSO
      • Centauro MGS
      • Leclerc
      • Type 90
      • Type 90B
      • ZTZ96
      • ZTZ96A
      • T-64B
      • T-64A
      • T-72A
      • T-80B
      • T-72B
      • T-80U
      • CM11
      • Centauro ROMOR
      • M1
      • IPM1
      • M60A3 TTS
      • ZTZ59D1
      • T-69 II G
      • Type 16
      • Type 74
      • Type 74G
      • T-62M-1
      • C2A1
      • Super M48
      • Radpanzer 90
      • CV90105 TML
      • CV90120
  • IPM1 - M833 shell has been added to ammunition loadout.
  • Leclerc - OFL G1 120 shell has been added to the ammunition loadout.
  • In order to prevent climbing in tracked ground vehicles on hills with very steep slopes, the physics of the track to surface traction have been reworked. Now it will be more difficult to climb slopes at a very steep angles in RB and SB game modes.

Aircraft characteristics, damage model, and weapon improvements:

  • A-4B — A bug where the central AGM-12 Bullpup missile could be fired through the central landing gear rack has been fixed.
  • Mi-24V, Mi-24P — A bug with the necessary condition of opening the 9М114 Shturm х4 preset modification, S24 х4 has been fixed. Now you need to research the RP-2-149TK and S-24 modifications.
  • A32A — Radar functionality has been added.
  • La-5, La-7 (all modifications) — A bug where it wasn't possible to create user made camouflage for the aircraft has been fixed.
  • Hurricane Mk.II (USSR) — The amount of ammunition on the UBK machine guns has been increased to 120 shots per machine gun.
  • F86K (all modifications) — A bug where the researched modifications of the new cannons affected the failure time negatively has been fixed.
  • Il-2-37 — The amount of ammunition on the 37 mm NS-37 cannons has been increased to 56 shots per cannon.
  • D-501 — A mismatch between MAC 34 machine guns and their names has been corrected.
  • CW-21 — The content of the ammunition belts for offensive weaponry has been changed to an earlier version.
  • P-66 — The content of the ammunition belts for offensive weaponry has been changed to an earlier version
  • Il-2 M-82 — The incorrect designation of the 12.7 mm turret machine gun in the modification window has been fixed. Previously, it was listed as an offensive machine gun.
  • MG151 20mm — A bug where the modifications of the research of the new cannons would not positively affect the failure time of the cannons has been fixed.
  • GSh-30-2K — Incorrect displaying of the tracer for the OFЗ shell has been fixed.

14.08.2020

First update (1.99.1.79)

  • A bug which would result in the player's screen becoming blacked-out while viewing the replay of the their ground vehicle's destruction has been fixed
  • A bug which would cause elements of the player's interface to shift to the center of the screen during battles has been fixed
  • A bug where a spectator's camera could become stuck in one position when a player switched their vehicle to an aircraft/helicopter during ground battles has been fixed

Second update (Server update)

The following vehicles have had the cost of APFSDS rounds corrected as follows:

  • modification level I — 200 Silver Lions
  • modification level II — 300 Silver Lions
  • modification level III — 400 Silver Lions
  • modification level IV — 600 Silver Lions

If a vehicle has access to only one APFSDS round (at level III), its cost is set equal to the modification level IV (600 SL).

Vehicle list:

  • T-64A (1971)
  • T-72A
  • T-80U
  • T-72B
  • T-62M-1
  • Ariete
  • Ariete (P)
  • Ariete PSO
  • Centauro MGS
  • Leclerc
  • CV 90120
  • M48 Super
  • Radkampfwagen 90
  • Leopard C2A1 MEXAS
  • Leopard 2A4
  • Leopard 2A5
  • Type 16
  • Type 74
  • Type 74G

17.08.2020 (1.99.1.83)

  • Freezes which would occur when piloting helicopters in the location "Berlin" while locking onto a target with an ATGM have been fixed.
  • A bug which would sometimes cause balloons/aerostats not to be visible in battles has been fixed.
  • A bug, where the use of cruise control could cause some ground vehicles to move faster in reverse than should otherwise be possible, has been fixed.

18.08.2020 (1.99.1.95)

  • A bug has been fixed where tone from missiles fired from aircraft was missing in cockpit view.

20.08.2020 (Server update)

  • "Anonymous trading mode" is now available on the market. The player's nickname will be replaced by "Anonymous". This mode will be automatically enabled for all accounts when entering the market. To switch this mode off you need to click on your nickname on the market page and disable the checkbox in the Privacy settings.

27.08.2020

First update (1.99.1.105)

  • Metal render has been enabled for Mac OS.

Second update (Server update)

General

  • BR changes have been implemented (view in a new tab).
  • Research, purchase, crew training costs and other related parameters for vehicles have been changed. View the tablesheet with the main parameters in a new tab. All economy indicators for vehicles will be changed according to rank.
  • Repair costs and award multipliers have been changed (view a new tab).
  • Ammunition costs have been changed (view a new tab).
  • The cost of torpedoes used by ships has been reduced by 50%. The cost for weaponry presets have been recalculated and may not have been exactly halved due to rounding.
  • A bug causing overpriced torpedoes for the Type T-1 has been fixed.

Aviation tech tree changes:

  • USA:
    • P-26A-34 M2, P-26A-33, P-26B-35, P-400, P-39N-0, P-39Q-5, P-38E, P-38G-1, P-63A-5, P-63A-10, P-63C-5, P-38J-15, P-38L-5-LO, F-80A-5, F-80C-10 — Have been moved to the left research line and placed before the F-104A.
    • P-26A-34 M2, P-26A-33, P-26B-35 — Removed from the group.
    • P-400 — Removed from the group.
    • P-63A-5 — Removed from the group.
    • P-38J-15, P-38L-5-LO — Removed from the group.
    • F-80A-5, F-80C-10 — Removed from the group.
    • P-36A, P-36C — Removed from the group.
    • P-40E-1, P-40F-10 — Removed from the group.
    • F-82E — Removed from the group.
    • PBJ-1H and PBJ-1J — Have been grouped and their positions switched.
    • P-61C-1 — Have been moved and are now placed after the PBJ group.
  • Germany:
    • Me 163B and Me 163B-0 — Have been moved and are now placed after the Me 262 C group.

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