October 9 Update – Unit balances

General

  • Ladder decay

Balance

Small Arms Weapon Profiles

Focus on better aligning infantry small arms within our health/damage system. This reduces the amount of overkill and better enables us to control how small arms functions within the game. Generally speaking, each weapon will have the same DPS as it did prior to the change. However, the LMG42 did see a reduction to its theoretical DPS output as well as its long range DPS output to compensate for its incremental value over time.

LMG42

  • Damage from 6.21 to 8
  • Accuracy near from 53% to 47%
  • Accuracy far from 38% to 20%
  • Rate of fire from 16 to 14

G43

  • Damage from 27 to 16
  • Accuracy near from 60% to 80%
  • Accuracy far from 47% to 65%
  • Maximum cooldown from 1 to 0.25
  • Minimum cooldown from 0.5 to 0.125
  • Near cooldown modifier from 0% to 25%
  • Far cooldown modifier from 200% to 150%
  • Far reload modifier from 150% to 200%

Pioneer SMG

  • Damage from 2.25 to 2
  • Accuracy near from 50% to 56%
  • Accuracy far form 12.5% to 14%

MG42

  • Damage from 5 to 4
  • Accuracy near from 55% to 68%
  • Accuracy far from 11% to 14%

Coaxial MG

  • Damage from 1.5 to 2
  • Accuracy near from 50% to 37%
  • Accuracy far from 37% to 28%

Hull MG

  • Damage from 1.9 to 2
  • Accuracy near from 50% to 47.5%
  • Accuracy far from 37% to 35%

German Top Gunner

  • Damage from 1.4 to 2
  • Accuracy near from 50% to 35%
  • Accuracy far from 37% to 26%

222 Coaxial

  • Damage from 5 to 4
  • Accuracy near from 50% to 60%
  • Accuracy far from 20% to 25%

251 Half-track MG42

  • Damage from 1.75 to 2
  • Accuracy near from 50% to 43%
  • Accuracy far from 39% to 34%

Soviet Bunker

  • Damage from 3 to 4
  • Near Accuracy from 50% to 38%
  • Far Accuracy from 12.5 to 10%

Soviet Top Gunner

  • Damage from 3.2 to 4
  • Near Accuracy from 60% to 48%
  • Far Accuracy from 32 to 26%

M5 Halftrack

  • Damage from 9.9 to 8
  • Near Accuracy from 50% to 62%
  • Far Accuracy from 37% to 46%

M5 Halftrack QUAD

  • Damage from 4.8 to 4
  • Near Accuracy from 50% to 60%
  • Far Accuracy from 12.5% to 15%

Coaxial Vehicle Hull

  • Damage from 4.3 to 4
  • Near Accuracy from 50 to 53%
  • Far Accuracy from 37 to 40%

Soviet Turret Coaxial

  • Damage from 3 to 4
  • Near Accuracy from 50 to 38%
  • Far accuracy from 37 to 28%

Soviet Coaxial Hull

  • Damage from 4.3 to 4
  • Accuracy near from 50% to 54%
  • Accuracy far from 37% to 40%

Guard Troops LMG

  • Damage from 4.8 to 4
  • Near Accuracy from 50 to 60%
  • Far Accuracy from 37 to 44%

T-70 Coaxial

  • Damage from 1.6 to 2
  • Near Accuracy from 50 to 40%
  • Far Accuracy from 12.5 to 10%

T34/76 Coaxial Hull

  • Damage from 6.4 to 8
  • Near Accuracy from 50 to 40%
  • Far Accuracy from 37 to 30%

T34/76 Coaxial Turret

  • Damage from 3 to 4
  • Near Accuracy from 50 to 38%
  • Far Accuracy from 37 to 28%

Maxim HMG

  • Damage from 5 to 4
  • Near Accuracy from 64% to 80%
  • Far Accuracy from 32% to 40%

Dshk 38 HMG

  • Damage from 20 to 16
  • Near Accuracy from 0.64 to 0.72
  • Far Accuracy from 0.16 to 0.18
  • Cooldown min from 1.25 to 0.5
  • Cooldown max from 2 to 1
  • Cooldown duration multiplier far from 1 to 1.7

Units and Abilities

The KV-8 has seen its damage profile adjusted such that it no longer front loads the majority of its damage over a 10 second period. This will result in more of a reaction period for players under fire. The overall DPS of the KV-8 was also reduced from 18 to 15 damage per second. Other abilities have had their cost adjusted to better reflect their value in game.

Mortar Half-track Incendiary Barrage

  • Cost from 30 to 45 ammunition

KV-8

  • Damage from 40 to 27
  • Ready aim time from 1.5s to 0.75s
  • Reload form 5s to 3s

ZIS AT Gun

  • Corrected an error in previous patch; shots fired from barrage ability set back to 6.
  • 222 Armored Scout Car

  • Corrected an error in previous patch; cost set back to 80 MP and 25 FU.

Assault Grenadiers

  • Assault Grenadier dispatch cost from 200 MP and 50 MU to 320 MP

Ostruppen

  • Ostruppen now capture territory at half their current rate

Target Size and Accuracy

These changes are meant to work with the AT gun adjustments to reduce the overall variance in weapon damage output vs. lower tier vehicles. AT guns should feel far more reliable as a result.

222 Scout Car

  • Target size from 20 to 18

StuG III

  • Target size from 14 to 20

M3A1 Scout Car

  • Target size from 20 to 18

T-70

  • Target size from 14 to 18

AT Guns

  • Accuracy far from 0.025 to 0.03
  • Accuracy near from 0.05 to 0.055

Bug Fixes

  • T34 can no longer activate ram if its engine is overheated
  • ZIS and M-42 AT gun now properly received the 50% discount on reinforcement actions

Source


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