While Light Tanks are excellent at scouting as their main goal, their firepower doesn’t always allow them to affect battles on par with vehicles of different classes. Considering the test results, we intend to improve the balance settings of Light tanks by combining the role of a scout with the role of a fire support vehicle.
Here’s a closer look at the changes of all Tier X LTs
Sheridan: In its current state, the tank doesn’t seem to be effective enough. Therefore, we plan to increase the alpha damage on its 105-mm gun, while keeping the same reload time. This will increase the vehicle’s damage per minute.
T-100 LT: While this tank perfectly copes with the role of “active spotter”, its firepower lacks compared to its peers. Therefore, the vehicle’s damage per minute will be improved.
Rhm. Panzerwagen: We will fix this tank’s characteristics to better fit the role of a sniper tank. The stabilization and aiming parameters will be improved – which will decrease the preparation time before a shot and increase the vehicle’s survival rate in battle. We will also be slightly decreasing the alpha damage on the gun, but increase its rate of fire in return. This will emphasize the role of the Rhm. Panzerwagen as a quick-firing sniper.
АМХ 13 105: French LTs are vehicles that generally intend to not only scout, but also cause damage. Therefore, we will increase the shell alpha damage in order to increase this vehicle’s fire effectiveness against other Tier X LTs.
Common change for all the vehicles: In order to boost the effectiveness of Light tanks throughout the whole battle, we’re increasing their ammo rack capacity (as Chinese vehicles don’t need more fixes, this is the only change that applies to them). This will allow LTs to cause damage even at the very end of a battle.
As we’re updating American Light tanks, we’ve decided to divide them into two branches – autoloader and non-autoloader.
This division was created for a more consistent in-game process – the Light tanks branch below Sheridan won’t have magazines, while magazine equipped LTs will be placed in the mixed branch below the T57 Heavy.
In order to achieve this, we’ll make slight changes to the nation’s tree and add a new tank to the no magazine branch.
Old tech tree
New tech tree
T71 CMD Stats