The second Common Test for Update 9.22 was released today and with it Object 705 and Object 257 armour was changed.
Object 705 stock turret had its armour issue fixed, it’s still a solid strong turret and the tank is well balanced overall. I’ve tested this tank on the Common Test server and it’s definitely worth the grind.
But what about Object 257? The new armour scheme and nerf to its side amour, from 140mm to 130mm, made the vehicle less broken. At the time, I’ve felt that these changes are more than welcome and made the tank simpler to deal with.
Don’t get me wrong, it won’t be easy to deal with this tank when you are Tier VII, but Tier VIII have a better chance when facing it, as long as you remember that the tank suspension is different from any other tank.
With this update, it’s armour scheme was also changed, now there isn’t any spaced armour underneath it and it’s easier to penetrate the tank on its sides. The main thing everyone has to remember when fighting against this vehicle is that you shouldn’t shoot its front wheel because it won’t any damage, and when you have its side exposed, aim either in between the track and the middle of the tank, or at the higher area of the side armour, so you can easily penetrate this tank.
All these changes are a step forward to improve the game, but I strongly believe some players still won’t like Object 257 to be introduced to the game.