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World of Tanks Blitz (WOT Blitz) Update 8.1 Patch Notes – July 15, 2021

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World of Tanks Blitz patch 8.1 is now available to download on PC. According to the official World of Tanks Blitz update 8.1 patch notes, the latest major update added changes in Armor Highlighting, new battle chat feature and more. Apart from this, the latest WOT Blitz patch 8.1 also contains balancing and bug fixes.

A previous update was released with gameplay changes. Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players are experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game.

Today’s WOT patch 8.1 will fix all these issues. Check out more details below.

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WOT Blitz Update 8.1 Patch Notes

Changes in Armor Highlighting

We tried to eliminate situations when red zones are penetrated and grey ones aren’t. Now armor highlighting will be more precise for many tanks. For example, the probability of penetration will display better in situations when armor is at an angle to the aiming point, when there are two layers of armor, or if a shell can punch right through armor.

Updated Bonus Containers

We reworked the content system of bonus containers (daily, weekly, and three-day containers).

Newcomers will now get more resources like credits, Credit boosters, and Combat XP boosters from these containers to accelerate their game progress. For skilled commanders, there will be Gold and Cooldown boosters. The higher the vehicle tier, the more valuable the content.

New Battle Chat Features

If one player destroys a tank that was previously damaged more than 51% by another player, both of them will receive a new notification type. It will show not only the name of the fighter who destroyed the tank, but also the name of the player who assisted.

Balance Changes

In the new update, the parameters of many Tier VII vehicles were adjusted. The changes seek to ensure that tanks of this tier and of the same type have comparable performance and can better play their battle role.

In addition, the characteristics of Tier VII–X Collector and Premium vehicles were improved. For example, the FV217 Badger tank destroyer is now faster and more accurate.

Control Features

Partial support of popular gamepad models for Android is back. Also, all supported platforms now feature sensibility and inversion settings.

The following main control options are set as default:
• Android/iOS: “Touch”
• Windows 10: “Keyboard and Mouse” (displays as permanently disabled for mobile devices)

When connecting the gamepad, the “Gamepad” control type will be displayed in settings. You’ll need to choose it only once. For future instances, it will be enabled automatically.

The “Same Control Mode” will no longer be available for PC. However, it will be preserved for touch devices. This change will essentially decrease the queue time for PC players.

Camouflage Rotation and Update

If your Storage is overflowing with camos, there’s a solution: Some of them can now be exchanged for Splinters. Splinters can be exchanged for a Camo Container that will always be available in the Store.

This Container features different types of camouflage including standard and animated, with free resupply, and for any vehicle tier. The contents will change from time to time.

Legendary Camouflage for the T110E3
The owners of this menacing tank destroyer will get an individual offer featuring the Bulwark camo.

Bug Fixes

  • The Vickers Light, Vickers CR, and FV301 were updated to the new visual quality.
  • Missions for new players were reworked.
  • The Mines map was removed from rotation for Tier VII–X Rating battles.
  • Object 252U: Spare parts kits are now identified as spaced armor.
  • The bug where the sinking tank timer was displayed incorrectly in replays was fixed.
  • Issues with volume when loading the game and playing the sound of moving tracks were fixed.
  • Various screens, descriptions, and notifications were improved.
  • General bugs and client crashes were fixed.

Download free World of Tanks update 1.75 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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