Saturday, 17 August 2013

World of tanks patch 8.8 notes

0.8.8 patch notes
- new Soviet medium branch added: A-43 (T6, starting from T-34), A-44 (T7), Object 416 (T8), Object 140 (T10)
- VK3001H moved to tier 5 and redesignated as a heavy
- VK3601 redesignated as a heavy
- added new German vehicles: T4 – Durchbruchswagen 2, T6 – VK3002M
- added for supertesters only: tier 6 Type 64 light tank, tier 5 Chi-Nu Kai medium tank, tier 7 T-44-85 and tier 7 T-44-122
- added two new Chinese premium tanks into store: 112 and T-34-3

- Superpershing rebalance (changed the frontal armor), added the possibility to sell it for gold, SP returns to the shop
- Chinese tanks: the penetration of gold HEAT shell Po-471 (122mm) lowered from 300 to 250
- rebalanced the engines and general parameters of tanks E-50, E-75, Jagdpanther, Jagdpanther II, Jagdtiger, Panther II, Panther, Tiger, Tiger II, VK 28.01
- rebalanced Soviet 100mm guns (LB-1, D-10T, D-10S, LB-1S – increased alpha, decreased rate of fire)
- added new Soviet map “Tundra”, 800x800m, stone/wood terrain
- return of the map Serene Coast and Komarin (both heavily reworked), Swamp (slightly reworked)
- added encounter to Mountain Pass

- greatly improved the functionality of “quests”, added ingame interface with current active quests and their status
- added special protection from accidental sales of tanks and crewmembers
- significantly improved the FXAA antialiasing
- completely reworked the player statistics and achievements interface page, changed the player rating
- added national voiceovers
- fixed some of the MM problems, that emerged in 0.8.6 and continued thru 0.8.7
- returned the “Iosef Stalin, Stalinec, For Stalin” inscriptions
- aiming UI improved: added reloading time indicator in seconds, added new aiming reticle (a dot)
- improved torsion bars (all types of this equipment) will reduce damage taken by the suspension and the tank itself from falling and collisions
- when losing a battle, players, that recieve a “battle hero” award, epic achievement or platoon achievement, will recieve as much XP, as if they actually won (1,5x)
- fixed bugs and made improvements within the game tutorial

It seems there will be more reward tanks coming on. Oh and 8.9 will likely bring us the first true japanese tank. So far so good. Many of the items listed are nice to have.


  1. Hi, first of all, I really like this blog. Veteram WoT player point of view to WOT.
    Have you time to test 8,8 at beta server, and may you like to share your opinion on new tanks? Is Obj. 140 replays T-62A in Clan Wars?

  2. 140 is almost identical to T62 - minor differences, mostly cosmetic. Yes I tried the patch ofc, but hadn't had much time to write about it. The internal rating system is similar to the one thats on the WoT site, so not too impressive. A43 is generic, A44 could not try. THe tier 8 ELC is in fact not so good. Great gun, lacking any gun depression though and long profile. The new low tiers I have not tried. Well to put it simply - I'm trying to earn some gold with the light tanks event so not much time for testing.