In this digest we would like to tell you about our continuing work on improvements and fixes in the game. You can find information about all updates that have been released in War Thunder on the website special section.
Aiming through smoke
Downed enemies often resort to use smoke screens hoping to hide from you and gain some time for repair. An honest tactic but when the aiming marker hit the smoke, the vehicle’s sight shifted and this prevented you from continuing to fire even on an immobilized enemy whose position was still known!
The smoke literally became an object to which the guidance marker reacted. As the smoke was located close to the target, the crosshair appeared to shift downward when observed from the 3rd person view due to the parallax displacement, causing inconvenience to many tankers.
Now your aiming marker will rest on the landscape behind the smoke which will eliminate the problem described above which is especially annoying in vehicles with a slow elevation aiming speed.
Scouting through the commander sight
Glory to light tanks! Soldiers in these vehicles are very useful on the battlefield, because they can help extinguish fires and have a scouting function that marks the location of a spotted enemy on the mini-map for the entire team.
Due to an oversight, this function didn’t operate if you tried to mark an enemy tank through the new commander sights. We fixed it last Friday - so use it!
Continuing to refine hull guidance
For the last “It’s fixed” we completed a major redesign of the hull guidance mechanics and received a lot of positive feedback on the work, but there are still some minor issues and we continue to work on them.
The list of improvements this time is quite long and you will find it in the changelog, but for now the key improvements and fixes are:
- Fixed an error in aiming at a point when the commander ordered aiming from binoculars.
- Improved control and removal of sight jitter at high pings.
- Eliminated the possibility of hull guidance during repair and with a broken engine.
- Fixed VT1-2 camera shake when guiding with the second gun selected.
Thank you for your feedback and comments, thanks to which we were able to fix many problems in a short time!
Torpedo is a traitor
You can not damage allies with fire from your weapons in naval battles. But it seems that torpedoes didn’t know this and in some cases, for example, if you changed vehicle after launching a torpedo it might hit and destroy your teammate!
The bug has been fixed. We are sorry if it affected you.
Improving the task interface
A small improvement on the eve of the new Battle Pass season. Now, the tasks with an expired date will clearly and visibly stand out in the interface as inactive.
By the way don’t forget about the option to add interesting tasks and challenges to your favorites to monitor their completion in the main hangar screen.
For this digest we have prepared a large set of useful fixes and game improvements. Be sure to read the full list which we have prepared in the separate changelog - there are many interesting things.
Once again, many thanks for all your bug reports that you submitted in our bug report section on the War Thunder forums.