Update 4.8 Buffs, Changes and Overview

Update 4.8 in World of Tanks Blitz brings lots of little changes and lots of minor alterations. There are a few things however which have been changed and they appear to have been buried under other information. For example you can now choose to turn chat off in game, this was not clear for the patch notes.

First, lets have a quick look at the buffs you can expect to see in Update 4.8:

BUFFS

Tier V – AMX ELC bis – Shell quantity increased from 36 to 48 shots.

Tier VI – AMX 12 t – Shell quantity increased from 30 to 48 shots.

Tier VII – AMX 13 75 – Shell quantity increased from 36 to 48 shots.

Tier VIII – AMX 13 90 – Shell quantity increased from 36 to 48 shots.

Tier IX – Bat.-Châtillon 25 t AP – Shell quantity increased from 30 to 48 shots.

Tier X – Bat.-Châtillon 25 t – Shell quantity increased from 30 to 48 shots.

Tier VII – ISU-122S – Power increased from 600 to 700 hp.

Tier VII – IS-2 – Power increased from 600 to 700 hp

– Stabilization on the move and upon traverse was decreased from 0.24 to 0.22.

Tier VIII – Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger –Gun Depression angle of the 15 cm Pak L/29.5 gun was increased from 3 to 5 degrees.

CAMOS:

New camo was added for the German Löwe Tier VIII tank. It does not change the tank name in Battle. Camouflage cost: 1,450 gold.

lowe-skin

The following legendary camouflages are now permanently available in the CAMOUFLAGE section:

Number 1 for the E 25. Changes the tank destroyer name in battle to E 25 “#1”. Cost: 1,070 gold.

Liberty for the AMX Chasseur de chars. Does not change the vehicle name in battle. Cost: 1,590 gold.

Berlin for the Cromwell B. Does not change the vehicle name in battle. Cost: 650 gold.

Berlin for the IS-2. Does not change the vehicle name in battle. Cost: 1,070 gold.

Ice Claw for the SU-76I. Changes the tank destroyer name in battle to SU-76I Claw. Cost: 220 gold.

Dragon for the Type 62. Changes the tank name in battle to Type 62 Dragon. Cost: 1,070 gold.

Shrieking for the M4A3E8 Sherman. Changes the tank name in battle to M4A3E8 Shrieking. Cost: 650 gold.

Dedicated Warrior for the KV-1. Does not change the vehicle name in battle. Cost: 490 gold.

Cruel Twist for the leKpz M 41 90 mm. Changes the tank name in battle to leKpz M 41 90 Cruel Twist. Cost: 1,590 gold.

Bear for the IS-3. Changes the tank name in battle to IS-3 Bear. Cost: 1,590 gold.

Warrior for the T34. Changes the tank name in battle to T34 Falcon. Cost: 1,590 gold.

CREW SKILLS

  • The Precision Fire crew skill was added. It is trained in light tanks and has an effect in all vehicles. It increases the chance of causing maximum damage after the player fired three shots in a row and caused damage with each of them. After each successful shot, a skill icon appears. If the series is broken, the icons disappear. – Prepare yourselves for huge alpha HESH shells from the FV215B 183!
  • The conditions of accelerated skill training were changed. Players will now be able to accelerate skill training using just Elite Experience up to level V. To accelerate training for high-level skills, players will need Elite Experience in combination with credits or gold.
  • The price of skill training acceleration using Elite XP in combination with gold was changed. Now, if the player uses Elite XP plus gold to accelerate skill training, the skill will be trained 10 times faster than when the player uses Elite XP only. Minimum conversion amount comprises 40 Elite XP plus 1 gold in exchange for 400 crew skill points

OTHER CHANGES

-Players can now select a mode for regular battles in the Garage: Encounter Battle or Supremacy.

The HUD tab was added to the settings, and several options for the battle interface were transferred to it.

New battle chat settings were added that allow players to disable chats in battle and select between the two display options: the team chat or the team and general chats. The platoon chat and chat shortcuts will function in any case.

All Cooldown boosters became twice as effective.

In Sniper mode an inclination marker was added for the reticle depending on the hull position.

DELETED MODULES

In all cases, when a deleted module remains on other vehicles, players will receive no compensation. If like me you loose interest half way through the following list I can tell you that if you already have everything researched and just want to know how much free XP you can expect back then I can confirm you will get a total of 46,820XP in return. For those who want to know what modules exactly have been removed then read on!  I will add as a personal point here that I am gutted that the 10.5CM was removed from the Panther 1 and panther 2! It is a stupid gun but boy was it fun to play with. I feel removing guns like this remove a level of fun from the game.

Tier IV

Pz.Kpfw. III

  • The 37 mm KwK 36 L/46.5 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 5 cm Kw.K. 38 L/42.
  • The Maybach HL 108 TR stock engine was removed. It was replaced with the following stock engine: Maybach HL 120 TR.

Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs

  • The 2 cm Kw.K. 38 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 2 cm Flak 38.
  • The Maybach HL 62 TR stock engine was removed. It was replaced with the following stock engine: Maybach HL 66 P.

Durchbruchswagen 2

  • The Maybach HL 120 TR R engine was removed. Compensation: 800 Free XP.

Tier V

Churchill I

  • The QF 6-pdr Mk. III gun was removed.
  • The 75 mm Gun Mk. V gun was removed.
  • The OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk.I gun was removed.

VK 30.01 (H)

  • The 7,5 cm Kw.K. 37 L/24 stock gun and the 5 cm Kw.K. 39 L/60 gun were removed. They were replaced with the following stock gun: 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/43.
  • The 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun will be unlocked instead of the 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun.
  • The VK 36.01 (H) tank can now be researched after researching the 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun.

Type 3 Chi-Nu

  •         The 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 99 gun was removed.
  •         The 7.5 cm Tank Gun Type 3 gun was removed. Compensation: 2,350 Free XP.

M10 Wolverine

  • The 105 mm AT M4 gun was removed. Compensation: 1,500 Free XP.

Tier VI

Churchill VII

  • The 75 mm Gun Mk. V gun was removed.
  • The 3.7-inch Howitzer gun was removed.

Cromwell

  • The 75 mm Gun Mk. V gun was removed.
  • The 3.7-inch Howitzer gun was removed.

AT 8

  • The 75 mm AT Gun Mk. V gun was removed. Compensation: 4,720 Free XP.

VK 36.01 (H)

  • The 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70.

VK 30.01 (P)

  • The 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 stock gun was removed.

Jagdpanzer IV

  • The 10,5 cm StuH 42 L/28 gun was removed.

M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo

  • The 105 mm M4 gun was removed.

KV-1S

  • The 76 mm ZiS-5 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 76 mm S-54.
  • The 122 mm U-11 gun was removed.

T-150

  • The 76 mm ZiS-5 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 57 mm project 413.
  • The 122 mm U-11 gun was removed.

T-34-85

  • The 122 mm U-11 gun was removed.

M4A3E8 Sherman

  • The 75 mm Gun M3 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 76 mm Gun M1A1.
  • The 105 mm M4 gun was removed.

M18 Hellcat

  • The 3-inch AT Gun M7 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 76 mm Gun M1A1.

Tier VII

Comet

  • The 75 mm Gun Mk. V stock gun was removed. Compensation: 4,370 Free XP. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 75 mm Vickers HV.
  • The 3.7-inch Howitzer gun was removed.

Tiger I

  • The 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56.
  • The 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun was removed.

Tiger (P)

  • The 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56.
  • The 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun was removed.

VK 30.02 (D)

  • The 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/48 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70.
  • The 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 stock gun was removed.

Panther I

  • The 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun was removed.

IS

  • The 85 mm D-5T-85BM gun was removed.
  • The 85 mm D-5T stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 100 mm D-10T.

KV-3

  • The 85 mm F-30 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 107 mm ZiS-6.
  • The 85 mm S-31 stock gun was removed.
  • The B-2IS engine was removed. Compensation: 12,980 Free XP.

KV-13

  • The 76 mm ZiS-5 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 76 mm S-54.
  • The 122 mm U-11 gun was removed.

T-43

  • The 122 mm U-11 gun was removed.

T20

  • The 76 mm Gun M1A1 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 76 mm Gun M1A2.
  • The 105 mm M4 gun was removed.

T29

  • The 76 mm Gun M1A2 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 90 mm Gun M3.

Tier VIII

Panther II

  • The 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 7,5 cm Kw.K. L/100.
  • The 10,5 cm Kw.K. L/28 gun was removed.

M26 Pershing

  • The 76 mm Gun M1A1 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 76 mm Gun M1A2.
  • The 105 mm M4 gun was removed.

T-44

  • The 85 mm ZiS S-53 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 85 mm D-5T-85BM.

Tier IX

E 50

  • The 7,5 cm Kw.K. L/100 gun was removed. Compensation: 20,100 Free XP.
  • The 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 8,8 cm Kw.K. 43 L/71.

M46 Patton

  • The 90 mm Gun M3 stock gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 90 mm Gun M36.
  • The 105 mm M4 gun was removed.

Tier X

IS-4

  • The 122 mm D-25T gun was removed. It was replaced with the following stock gun: 122 mm M62-T2.

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