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World of Tanks Update 1.6 Is Here

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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World of Tanks Update 1.6 is here, with shiny new patch notes.

Personal Missions are seeing several changes:
  • Rebalanced the Personal Missions within the Object 279 (e) operation.

    • Conditions of 22 missions have been adjusted.

    • Two (2) missions have been changed while keeping the player's progress within them (with the 1 to 1 conversion).

  • Rebalanced a number of missions for SPGs (within both campaigns).

    • Twelve (12) missions for SPGs have been changed within The Long-Awaited Backup campaign.

    • Five (5) missions for SPGs have been changed within the Second Front campaign.

The team also shared some information on disabling friendly fire/damage

  • We disabled team damage and team kills caused by friendly fire and ramming in all Random Battles (Standard, Encounter, Assault and Grand Battles).

  • Reworked the sounds and effects of direct hits received from allies.

  • Revised the system of penalties for causing damage and stunning allies.

  • Reworked the mechanics of interaction between the HE shells of SPGs and guns of the allied vehicles

  • The corresponding changes will be made to the Game Rules, which will take effect after the release of the update.

Maps received some balance changes, specifically a spotting position on the Malinovka map saw trees removed which prevent the northern team from spotting enemy vehicles.

A host of fixed issues and improvements were listed as well
  • Fixed the issue, when the marker "Aiming at !" was displayed in white on the terrain.

  • Fixed the issue, when a Personal Reserve in Depot was displayed with the text "Activated".

  • Fixed the issue, when the name and icon of the vehicle offered for purchasing in the Garage fell through the terrain or was shifted to a side.

  • Added information in Depot stating that crew books cannot be sold.

  • Improved the description of the experience for assistance (base defense) in the Ranked Battles.

  • The statistics of the Ranked Battles now shows the record values correctly.

  • Added the information about stunning to the Average Assistance infotip.

  • Fixed the issue, when the functionality of disabling the team chat did not work in the Frontline mode.

  • When extending the rental period of a vehicle, a 50% crew is no longer added.

  • Fixed the issue when a player did not receive a rank in a Frontline battle, if their vehicle was destroyed but the required experience was earned post factum (e.g., for the assistance damage).

  • Fixed the issue in the Frontline mode when an explosion effect was displayed at the center of the map after the player's vehicle was destroyed.

  • Added a pop-up hint for the Session Statistics button.

  • Fixed the issue, when a player on the Blacklist was removed from it in some cases.

  • Now the reticles of the Magnetic Autoaiming and the standard aiming match.

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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.