NEWS - Friday, July 12, 2013

World of Tanks Beta rolls out massive fixes for the weekend

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Thank you for all your testing and reporting done so far! We’re hard at work adding features and addressing fixes within the game. The latest update manages to cross a few off the list and plug in some improvements for the HUD.

Update Notes

New Features

  • Top tier tanks are now eligible for elite status on the Tech Tree menu
  • The HUD has been updated to include:
    • Voice Feed - will now have indicators for ’who is speaking’ above the radar and messages involving the player are now colored gold
    • Kill Feed - the tank indicator was reduced in size, a queue of three ordered from bottom to top has been added, and there is now an additional center justified kill notification
    • Ammo Bar - Centered the display, added new rounded icons, added new active and passive outlines for ammo
  • A few of the control parameters have been updated:
    • SPG Aiming - the aiming should feel less ’sticky’; the speed and curves were modified to make precision aiming smoother
    • Rumble Feedback - now included for component damage and crew injuries

Fixed Issues

  • M3 Lee can be purchased allowing progression through to the T1 Heavy
  • Destroyed tanks appearing as being full health in the HUD (Heads Up Display)
  • Battle Training (Tutorial) now displays and rewards XP or credits upon completion
  • Sniper camera no longer shows the inside of the turret when using the several tanks
  • Tanks no longer momentarily appear in a destroyed state when loaded in garage
  • Opening the start menu on top of the Battle Training (Tutorial) menu no longer causes the game to get stuck
  • Player is now informed of performance upon completion of Battle Training (Tutorial)
  • The muzzle flash on the M2 Light Tank with the 2nd Upgrade Package has been reduced
  • Player’s account name no longer displays “m_tfname” before tanks load in garage
  • Post-mortem (destroyed) yellow player icon now fades from team composition bar
  • Correct Ping now being displayed in match

Known Issues

  • Muting another player results in a crash
  • Leaving any tech tree while a Tank Info screen is active will cause loss of UI functionality in cursor movement
  • Tanks appear to be unlocked early due to packages unlocking prerequisites
  • Tank stats in the Garage and in the Tech Tree are different
  • Rapidly switching tanks in the Garage can cause the framerate (FPS) to drop
  • Underwater tank icon stays on screen during after being killed (postmortem camera)
  • Accessing the Tech Tree causes a delay
  • The gun reticle does not properly point at tanks that are very close
  • The Overview map does not display your Field of Vision (FoV)/Turret direction
  • The Players Online indicator is not displaying the number of online users
  • Disconnecting during the game can result in the Garage resetting the player account and can only be fixed with a restart
  • When a match ends in a draw, it shows a defeat for all players
  • Battle Training (Tutorial) hangs at the end if waypoints are skipped
  • Once your treads have been damaged once, the "Immobilized: the suspension is damaged" message will appear frequently
  • Some valid research or purchase tasks in the Tech Tree results in a  ’Not enough credits’ or ’Not enough XP’ error
  • In options, changing the controller scheme is not functioning properly
  • Selecting the Southpaw configuration switches to Control A, and selecting Control A switches to Southpaw
  • Some tank names do not appear in the Combat Results Summary Screen
  • In rare circumstances, the player is kicked from the battle queue into the garage with the tank showing “in use” with no player or progress data
  • Callouts do not appear next to player’s nametag
  • Player IDs disappear near the edge of screen
  • Player IDs don’t show when initially spotted in reticle
  • In Battle Training (Tutorial), the Objective Arrow can be inaccurate
  • Garage does not remember last tank used
  • No indication which player you are following in post mortem (post death) mode
  • Tank tier and type icons not displayed in the player list
  • Battle Summary Screen is missing base capture points
  • Access to player gamer cards when Gamertags are listed is not functioning
  • Match section of the Game Summary shows a maximum of 28 players even if more than 28 players were in the game



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