World of Tanks Update 1.59 – Patch Notes 5.0 on July 21

World of Tanks Update 1.59 – Patch Notes 5.0 on July 21

Wargaming has released the major update 5.0 for World of Tanks. We have the full patch notes for this update on July 21st.

The World of Tanks Update 1.59 is now available for download for PS4 and Xbox One. The size of the download is the same for both consoles, you have to download and install 9.7 GB.

The update adds a lot of new content and fixes a lot of bugs.

 

World of Tanks Patch Notes 1.59

Game Content

  • Improve your skills as the ultimate Tank Commander: Commander Mode returns as a permanent PvE mode!
  • New Battle Variants added to maps! A Battle Variant is where the same game mode can have a different base and spawn layouts which provides a new experience adding variety to the game
    • Kaunas
      • A new standard Battle Variant added
        • Base locations are in the Northeast and Southwest corners
      • The original standard battle setup has been adjusted for balance, so the South base location has been moved
    • El Halluf
      • A new encounter Battle Variant added
      • The encounter circle is in the Northwest corner
    • Arctic Region
      • A new standard Battle Variant added
      • Base locations are more North and South
    • Fisherman’s Bay
      • A new standard Battle Variant added
        • Base locations are in the Northeast and Southwest corners
      • The original standard battle set up has been adjusted for balance by adjusting the spawn locations
    • XP changes
      • When shooting an enemy that is spotted or tracked by another player, the shooter will now receive 100% of the XP earned for the damage dealt instead of only a portion. The player or players who have the enemy spotted or tracked will still receive XP for the assist and their earnings are not affected by this change
    • The following changes were made to keep your vehicle’s performance more effective throughout the course of the battle:
      • Effectiveness of damaged engine has been increased from 50% to 60%
      • Knocked-out Crew members’ effectiveness has been increased from 0% to 20%
    • Skill display added to Crew on Rewards screen
      • On the Celebration screens where the player receives a Crew with Skills, the number of Skills is now indicated on the Celebration screen
    • UK Tank Balance Changes
      • We’ve updated the balance on the many UK Tank Destroyers. Over time they have become a little outclassed by other tanks on the battlefield and needed some upgrades in firepower to stay competitive. Go tear up the enemy Tankers! Changes made:
        • Tortoise
          • _32-pounder_AT_Gun_OQF gun
            • Accuracy: .33 -> .3
            • Invisibility factor at shot: .225 -> .308
          • _20pdr_AT_Gun_Type_B gun
            • Reload time: 4.3 -> 4
            • Invisibility factor at shot: .238 -> .338
        • Universal Carrier 2-pdr
          • QF_6_pounder_8cwt_Mk_II_AT gun
            • Accuracy: .5 -> .47
        • Valentine AT
          • QF_6_pounder_Mk_IV_AT
            • Accuracy: .37 -> .4
            • Reload time: 2.8 -> 3.1
        • Archer
          • Chassis 1
            • Hull rotation speed: 40 -> 44
          • QF_6_pounder_Mk_IV_AT gun
            • Accuracy: .37 -> .34
            • Reload time: 2.2 -> 2
            • Accuracy turret rotation: .1 -> .08
            • Accuracy after shot: 4 -> 3
            • Aim time: 1.9 -> 1.7
          • _17pdr_OQF_AT_Mk_II gun
            • Reload time: 4.9 -> 4.2
            • Accuracy after shot: 3.5 -> 3
            • Aim time: 2.5 -> 2.3
        • Alecto
          • QF_6_pounder_Mk_II_AT gun
            • Accuracy: .41 -> .39
            • Reload time: 2.3 -> 2
            • Accuracy after shot: 3.5 -> 3
          • 7inch_AT_Howitzer gun
            • Accuracy turret rotation: .12 -> .08
            • Aim time: 2.1 -> 1.9
          • QF_6_pounder_Mk_IV_AT gun
            • Accuracy: .37 -> .35
            • Accuracy after shot: 3.5 -> 3
          • _25pdr_AT_Field_Gun
            • Reload time: 5.7 -> 5.1
            • Accuracy: .46 -> .44
            • Accuracy turret rotation: .12 -> .08
            • Aim time: 2.1 -> 1.9
        • AT 15
          • Chassis 1
            • Accuracy movement/rotation: .3/.3 -> .26/.26
          • Chassis 2
            • Accuracy movement/rotation: .28/.28 -> .24/.24
          • _17pdr_OQF_AT_1 gun
            • Reload time: 3.6 -> 2.7
          • _20pdr_AT_Gun_Type_A gun
            • Reload time: 5.4 -> 4.8
            • Accuracy turret rotation: .12 -> .1
            • Aim time: 1.9 -> 1.7
            • Invisibility factor at shot: .238 -> .338
          • _32-pounder_AT_Gun_OQF gun
            • Accuracy: .33 -> .3
            • Reload time: 5.9 -> 5
            • Aim time: 2.1 -> 1.9
            • Invisibility factor at shot: .225 -> .308
          • _20pdr_AT_Gun_Type_B gun
            • Reload time: 5 -> 4.7
            • Accuracy turret rotation: .1 -> .08
            • Invisibility factor at shot: .238 -> .338
        • AT 2
          • Chassis 1
            • Terrain resistance: 1.6 1.8 3 -> 1.5 1.7 2.9
            • QF_6_pounder_Mk_III_AT gun
            • Accuracy: .41 -> .39
        • AT 8
          • Removed QF_6_pounder_Mk_V_AT gun
          • _75mm_AT_Gun_Mk_V gun
            • Level: 5 -> 6
            • Accuracy: .39 -> .36
            • _75mm_AP_Mk1 shell
              • Penetration: 120 -> 139
            • _75mm_APCR_Mk3 shell
              • Penetration: 165 -> 178
          • OQF_77mm_AT_Gun_MkII gun
            • Reload time: 3.8 -> 3.4
          • Package 1
            • QF_6_pounder_Mk_V_AT -> _75mm_AT_Gun_Mk_V
          • Package 5 removed
        • Churchill GC
          • _3inch_20_cwt_MkIII_AT gun
            • _3inch_AP shell
              • Penetration: 112-> 128
            • _3inch_APCR shell
              • Penetration: 140 -> 160
  • Auto Siege mode has been added to the following tanks:
    • STB-1: Tier X Japanese Medium
    • T95E2: Tier VIII US Medium
  • Removed base capture delay
    • When capturing a base, there is no longer a delay until the battle ends. Now, once the base is captured, victory will be immediately given to the team who has captured the base
  • The base capture indicator will now show the total number of players currently capturing the base
  • Proving Grounds game mode has been removed
  • Community Map has been updated with changes based on the latest Poll results—check out the current progress and changes in Team Training
  • Tracks no longer stop when your tank starts to slide on a slope; any forward/backward input will be maintained
  • War Chest depot has been moved to the Store Tab
    • Any owned War Chest will now be located in the Store and can be opened there
    • War Chests are no longer accessed in the Ops Tab as it’s been replaced with the Seasons Tab
  • Players can now choose whether they want to purchase an item for Gold or use a Voucher
  • Players who receive a Gift will now have a Celebration screen to inform them upon login
  • PS4 Play Together feature has been removed as it’s no longer supported by the console
  • Tracer FX has been updated
  • Improved Crew Descriptions in the Log tab to be more descriptive of what occurs during the following events:
    • When players reassign a crew from one tank back to its home tank
    • When players retrain a crew from one tank to another tank
    • When players receive a crew from a War Chest
  • The support languages have been adjusted
    • Supported languages:
      • English
      • French
      • Polish
      • German
      • Spanish (EU)
      • Russian
      • Japanese
    • No longer supported and default to English:
      • Arabic
      • Italian
      • Spanish (MX)
      • Portuguese
      • Portuguese (BR)
      • Chinese
      • Turkish
      • Korean

Bug Fixes

General

  • Only the host of a closed platoon can now invite other players and have them join
  • All consoles have the correct music for Dukla Pass
  • Hold progress no longer resets if the player started selling/purchasing before the control legend updates
  • Switching to director/freecam from a tank that will drown no longer shows the drowning indicator in those camera modes
  • Adjusted the lighting on War Chests to prevent incorrect shadows
  • When purchasing a vehicle with Gold or buying out a Mercenary contract, when a player is awarded a garage slot, it now says “Slot(s):”
  • MoE text description on the PBRS is no longer cut off
  • Crew XP Boosters are now displaying in the PBRS where all the other Boosters are located
  • Killing an enemy with one shot by ammo racking will no longer display an HP value greater than the tank’s HP
  • War Chest celebration screen no longer times out when opening another Chest
  • “Watch Replay” button no longer appears while in min-install on the PBRS
  • Emblem rewards from Challenges now show up correctly in the log tab
  • The signed contract continues to have an “in progress” stamp on it after failing to cancel the contract
  • The PBRS Booster display is no longer truncated in various languages
  • Bot tanks no longer display ammo while viewing a replay
  • Reload bar displays properly when re-entering a match after disconnecting
  • Supplies at a glance have been adjusted to be closer and more centered in War Stories
  • The Mercenary filter option is now present whenever the other filter options are, even if the player hasn’t unlocked the Merc Tech Tree yet
  • “Confirm Purchase” will now only appear when the player has selected someone from their friend’s list to gift to
  • When players are presented with the Free XP celebration banner in War Stories, the icon no longer overlaps the text
  • Diamondback tank name now appears correctly in the packages screen
  • Vibration now works properly when taking damage or firing rounds
  • Particle effect no longer plays when you toggle Siege Mode while stopped
  • Mini-map now displays the correct view frustum when you toggle Siege Mode
  • All tanks from Bundle purchase will not display in the Garage without a refresh
  • The ranking info on the ladder page no longer reanimates each time the start menu is open and closed
  • Master Tanker and Expert Mercenary medals now correctly award
  • Voice indicators for knocked-out allies now appear greyed out to indicate their knocked-out status
  • Buying premium time in the Event Garage no longer sends you to Multiplayer Garage
  • The Challenge mode tag no longer completely covers the chapter name
  • Defeat VO now plays correctly upon defeat
  • Text is now outlined on the What’s New screen when accessed through the launcher
  • Arty HUD now properly displays at distances greater than 250m
  • Personal offers are no longer advertised after purchase and relaunch of the game
  • Tank XP to Free XP conversion in WS challenge mode now correctly brings up the XP conversion menu specific to the XP on the selected tank
  • The rate of fire is now rounding correctly
  • Ammo stat box has the correct alpha value, matching other module’s stat boxes
  • Challenge Celebration screens are no longer appearing in the Store tab
  • Returning to the Garage when you have a friend in a ranked league no longer causes an error
  • Fixed a rare case where players were incorrectly being flagged as Team Killers
  • When in Spectator mode, the tanks now will correctly display the reload bar when switching back and forth between spectated tanks
  • The skill description for Deadeye in French is now correct
  • Tank reel filter no longer resets when entering Commander mode
  • The “Need more XP” pop-up dialogue has been fixed with the correct color coding
  • PS4 friends list will now update without having to restart the game

Tanks

  • Diamondback Mk.1: Added a wiggly canister on the back of the tank
  • UDES 16: Gun audio has been corrected
  • AMR 35: Gun audio has been corrected
  • Object 244: Tread audio has been corrected
  • UDES 15/16: Tread audio has been corrected
  • T44 122: Description now displays the bonus earn rates
  • T-34-3: Shot trajectory now matches the gun angle
  • Blitzen: No longer has camo applied to the tree branches
  • 14TP: Gold cost for Premium ammo has been corrected
  • Barracuda: Had the Hammer removed and tarp moved to prevent the gun clipping into them
  • The turret shadow has been fixed on the Barracuda, Emil 1951, and Emil 1
  • UDES 14 alt 5: Camo no longer applies to the vents
  • Valour: Emblems have been moved further back on the tank, no longer overlapping baked-on inscription
  • Valour: Destroyed treads texture has been corrected
  • T34 Black Edition: Gun audio has been corrected
  • Kpz 50 t: Camo net adjusted on the rear deck to prevent the gun from clipping into it
  • LHMTV: Broken treads are no longer visible in Sniper View
  • GSOR3301 AVR FS: Engine audio has been corrected
  • LHMTV: Emblems no longer switch sides when changing turrets
  • British Bulldog: Flag location adjusted so it no longer blocks inscriptions
  • T-34-88: Bonus in the description is now correct in German
  • Excelsior: Fixed the two-tone camo scaling
  • Primo Victoria and Strv 81 now display the correct engine HP of 900
  • UDES 16: Fixed the camo scaling
  • Shaska + SU-130PM: Fixed the camo scaling
  • M60: Fixed the camo scaling
  • Absolution: Fixed the camo scaling
  • STA-1: Fixed the camo scaling
  • O-HO: Fixed the camo scaling
  • STB-1: Fixed the camo scaling
  • ARL V39: Fixed the camo scaling

Maps

  • Kaunas: Fence at B6 is no longer floating
  • Severogorsk: Players are now unable to drive up the slope area in the F8 section
  • Himmelsdorg: The pathway at the G6 location now has a collision that prevents users from accessing the unintended area
  • Fjords: Buildings at G9 have been adjusted to prevent players from getting inside of them

 

Quelle: World of Tanks

Written by: J.P.

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