Changes never stop, and now Supertest will be testing some changes to the Soviet medium branch Object 430. Plans are to move Tier X and IX down one tier, introducing a brand new Tier X Object 430U. Tier VIII Object 416 will be removed from the game and A-44 will be buffed to be a better fit on Tier VII.
The objective is to build a branch of medium tanks that will have strong frontal armour, have good mobility and high single shot alpha damage. This is the main reason why Wargaming is planning to remove Object 416, has this vehicle wouldn’t fit the branch because of its low armour values and TD play style when compared to other tanks in the branch.
Object 430 will move to Tier IX and Object 430 II to Tier VIII, with their statistics changed accordingly. An interesting point on these two tanks is that both will receive a new 122mm gun.
Please note, these changes are not final and might change depending on test results from Supertest.
Tier VII – A-44
Tier VIII – Object 430 II
Tier IX – Object 430
Tier X – Object 430U