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.
Fixed the vertical guidance block
There are many interesting features in the War Thunder game settings that can improve your battle experience. Among them is the “Block vertical aiming while braking” setting. When enabled the gunner will not try to compensate for the vertical sway of the cannon when braking sharply which can save some time when aiming on tanks with slow drives.
But this feature might not work quite correctly if your cannon is very fast and has high recoil. For example it was like this on ZSU-57-2. In the case of such vehicles the game may consider a strong recoil as braking by completely blocking the vertical guidance for some time after the shot.
We have improved the logic of the mechanism and such behavior shouldn’t appear again. But the setting itself is very useful - try it out!
War Thunder doesn’t have underground tanks
At least for now. Object 279 and T95 are looking like a weapons project with incredible capabilities but still shouldn’t appear in the battle with a rumble by suffocating under the surface. That's how the problem manifested itself specifically with these vehicles - you showed up embedded in the ground. Fixed.
Where does the guided missile fly?
Another unfortunate mistake was the inaccurate timing of someone else's guided missile flight. This is when you see the missile seem to fly past, but in fact your eyes deceive you and the enemy was able to hit the target accurately. The flight of the first and second generation guided missiles has been refined. Now it will be displayed equally correctly for the player controlling the missile and for everyone else.
Night optics without battery
Sometimes it was possible to switch to the night vision tank sight or thermal imager with a fully discharged battery and see perfectly well in the dark even from the 3rd person view. The magic has been removed and now these devices work as they should.
Last monday we added physically realistic moonlight - you will definitely notice it in the night battles - it became brighter. You won’t have to squint anymore.
We also fixed a shadow’s incorrect behavior on horizontal surfaces (buildings, rocks, etc). We also improved the display of bushes and trees through a tank’s sight in graphics settings “Max” and “Movie”.
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.