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 in the website special section.
Various aircraft suffered from issues with their radar systems. Many fighters, including all versions of Tornado, MiG-23, MiG-27, Su-17, and Su-22, could have dropped an enemy long distance radar lock when a wing changed its sweep… The American F-14B lost its radar lock in the middle of the scanning sector in TWS mode, while radar homing missiles refused to launch even onto locked targets.
Tornado ADS Marineflieger deserved a special fix. One of its key features is an option to carry up to four AS.34 Kormoran anti-ship missiles in its suspended armament, and in its case the radar’s refusal to lock onto aircraft carriers can easily make it into Top 10 Anime Betrayals.
Well, all those problems are now behind us, and the radar is once again your trusty and very important instrument in battles.
Protection analysis is an extremely important feature of War Thunder: it allows players to model different situations in the comfort of their hangar. Will this shell penetrate that armour from this angle? Many players use this opportunity to study the theory before putting it to the test in practice. That’s why when we saw a few issues with the way shots are modelled, we rushed to fix them.
For example, there were cases when an AP round that pierced a vehicle’s defences incorrectly, it changed its trajectory. Or when projectiles that, according to the protection analysis, shouldn’t have penetrated the armour, pierced it completely. But it’s all in the past now.
When turning at maximum speed some ships heel really severely, and you should resist that. But what’s going to happen if you launch a hydroplane from a catapult while the vessel is suffering from a heavy heel?
Well, nothing good. The vessel kept rolling further than it was possible before, eventually capsizing — on its own, without your involvement. Well, these undeserved losses threaten you no more.
You’ll find the full list of improvements in a separate patch note — there are lots of interesting things! We’ve eliminated the issues with VR, fixed the way the tank silhouettes are displayed through smoke screens with filters enabled, and made cross-platform settings work correctly on the Xbox again.
Once again, many thanks for all your bug reports that you submitted using our special service.