The time has come and the second part of the Black Sea Incursion season is finally here, bringing an entire new vehicle progression line as well as many other interesting improvements!
The second part of the Black Sea Incursion season includes the following features:
- New Dealer with Vehicles
- Four New Commanders
- Armor Viewer
- PvP map Salzburg
- New Special Operations mission
- Overhauled standard PvE missions
- Major Game Optimization
- Game Mechanics improvements
New Dealer and Vehicles
In Update 0.26, we are introducing a new player friendly dealer called Solomon Schreiber.
Solomon Schreiber is one of the most efficient agents of the Israeli Defense Forces procurement agency, he deals in both the export of IDF vehicles and the import of modern military technologies from all over the world – from cutting edge military laboratories to defunded old bases hiding technical marvels of the old world, nothing is beyond the reach of Sol’s agents.
He’s coming with a full branch of Israeli progression Main Battle Tanks, including:
- M50 Super Sherman Tier 1 MBT
- Sho’t Kal Dalet Tier 2 MBT
- Tiran 6 Tier 3 MBT
- Magach 5 Tier 4 MBT
- Magach 6B Tier 5 MBT
- Merkava Mk.1 Tier 5 MBT
- Merkava Mk.2B Tier 6 MBT
- Magach 7C Tier 6 MBT
- Merkava Mk.3D Barak Zoher Tier 8 MBT
- Merkava Mk.4 Tier 9 MBT
- Merkava Mk.4M Windbreaker Tier 10 MBT
Two Israeli Premium vehicles (available within the game for Gold) are also included:
- M51 Super Sherman Tier 2 Premium MBT
- Magach 7A Tier 6 Premium MBT
Apart from the vehicles themselves, Solomon Schreiber will have its own set of special rules as well as its dedicated camouflages, base colors, decals and much more. And last but not least, the PT-76 Tier 1 Light Tank will be replaced by a more powerful vehicle, the PT-85.
Four New Commanders
Two new progression commanders will also be available via the new vehicles that will be introduced in Update 0.26 – Rachel Kramer and Gia Tsiklauri. Rachel will be a newbie-friendly MBT commander while Gia will be suitable for advanced players.
Additionally, we are introducing two Premium commanders. These Premium commanders start with Rank 10 and have a pre-determined set of skills for those players who prefer to not delve into the commander skill system.
Armor Viewer is a special Garage option that allows players to inspect the armor of each playable vehicle in the game, including its thickness and composition. Additionally, it allows players to determine whether that vehicle can be penetrated by a shell of their choosing and from what angle.
PvP map Salzburg
We are introducing a new PvP map that is based on the design of the Austrian city of Salzburg, famous for its castle and the medieval salt trade that took place on the river the castle overlooks. The map offers a number of tactical choices and consists of both rolling hill countryside and of the city’s narrow streets.
Whether you choose to advance through the open fields to the south of the map or through the urban area, be aware of your surroundings and make the river run salty with the tears of your opponents!
New Special Operations Mission
The conclusion of the Black Sea Incursion story arc awaits you as the architect of Magnus Holter’s downfall is finally unveiled – or is he?
Join Magnus Holter in his quest for vengeance and discover the truth about the events that transpired during the Caribbean Crisis arc.
Overhauled standard PvE missions
In Update 0.26, we have overhauled four older PvE missions and are returning them to the game with new mechanics and without the bugs that prevented them from running correctly. These missions are:
- Operation Harbinger
- Operation Stormy Winter
- Operation Starry Night
- Operation Ghost Hunter
Major Game Optimization
We’ve performed a major optimization of the client. Medium and High settings should see a performance increase of up to 20 percent. The average performance increase for these settings is 10 percent. Additionally, we reduced the game UI’s memory requirements by approximately a half.
Game Mechanics Improvements
Update 0.26 is also bringing a large number of vehicle rebalances as well as mechanics improvements. Other mechanics changes include:
- Low-tier Vehicle Overhaul
- Smoke system changes
- High-Explosive shell improvements
- Crew skill changes
- Ammo Rack changes