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Let’s Talk About Tanks — AMX 30 B Update

May 11, 2020

Let`s see how our changes influenced the performance of the AMX 30 B.

Hey, everyone!

My name is Jeff Gregg, and I am the Lead Designer of World of Tanks Valor. Welcome back to “Let’s Talk About Tanks!”

As a reminder, the goal is to highlight specific tanks, one at a time, and really dig down into what makes them tick, how they are being used, and which approaches may be taken to improve them if necessary.

Let’s see how our changes affected the AMX 30 B.

What we did

As a reminder, the following was done to this tank:

  • The penetration and shell speed on this gun were buffed, but not to the same extent as when it was previously nerfed. This will also impact the Tier IX AMX 30.
  • 105 mm mle F1 gun:
    • 105 mm OFL 105 F1 shell:
      • Speed: 1100 → 1525
    • 105 mm OCC 105 F1 shell:
      • Speed: 800 → 1000
    • Penetration: 248/300/53 → 255/310/53

Action Items and Next Steps

For now, we are going to keep an eye on the situation and make no further changes. If the win-loss stays high, but the popularity evens out, we may have an issue. If the win-loss stays high but the higher skilled players are clearly playing more, we may NOT have an issue. Either way we need to collect more data. Once we have enough to make additional calls, we will let you know.

Thanks, and see you on the battlefield!

Read the full, in-depth article by Jeff Gregg, Lead Designer, in the dedicated Forum Thread.