1.6.X Update Notes

1.6.4 Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Bugfix for the problem making it impossible to display the clan emblem for players who use the Cyrillic client option in Windows.
  • Bugfix for a problem causing short term "freeze" of the client during the battle.
  • Bugfix for the problem making it impossible to choose a plane in the carousel.
  • Fixed low textures quality for skies and and snowman on "Lapland" map.

1.6.3 Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that would lead to noticeable performance drops in certain in-game situations.
  • Fixed a critical bug that would cause the client to shut down when locking the computer.
  • Multiple bug fixes related to sound effects:
    - Fixed the bug that made players hear the sound of their plane burning when, in fact, it was the enemy or other allies’ planes that were on fire.
    - Fixed the bug that did not trigger the sound of the primary weapon shooting when a player hit another plane with it.
    - Fixed the bug of an extremely loud explosion sound appearing when an ally shot down an enemy plane.

Optimization

  • Added another level of water textures when playing on "Very Low" graphical settings. This will improve performance on sea maps when using the "Very Low" graphical settings.

Matchmaker

  • We’ve introduced a number of fixes to the general algorithm of the matchmaker. This will lead to:
    - Significant reduction of average queueing time when waiting for a battle.
    - More players being matched up per battle. 
  • We’ve also fixed a number of issues with the matchmaker for new players:
    - Fixed a bug which sometimes caused matching really experienced players with newcomers in the same battles.

Overall Balance Adjustments

  • Improved effectiveness of primary weapons against ground targets for Multirole and Heavy Fighters.
  • Increased durability of Multirole and Heavy Fighters against AA-fire.

Balance Fixes for Planes

USSR

  • Ilyushin IL-2 — increased damage for 37mm Sh-37 cannons.
  • Ilyushin IL-2 two-seated — increased damage for 37mm NS-37 cannons.
  • Ilyushin IL-8 — increased damage for 45mm NS-45 cannons.
  • Ilyushin Il-20 — increased damage for 57mm N-57 cannons.
  • Yakovlev Yak-7 — increased accuracy and damage for 37mm Sh-37 cannon.
  • Yakovlev Yak-9 — increased accuracy and damage for 37mm NS-37 and 45mm NS-45 cannons.
  • Yakovlev Yak-9U — increased accuracy and damage for 37mm N-37 and 45mm NS-45Ó cannons.
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich I-220 — slots of primary and outboard weapons were merged; parameters and settings of weapons remained the same.
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich I-250 — increased manoeuvrability for top airframe configuration, increased accuracy and damage for 37mm N-37 cannon.
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 — increased accuracy and damage for 37mm N-37KM cannon.
  • Lavochkin La-160 — increased accuracy and damage for 37mm N-37KM cannon.
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis — increased accuracy and damage for 37mm N-37D cannon.
  • Bug fix for the settings of belts used by 37mm N-37KM cannon.

Germany

  • Blohm & Voss Ha 137 — reduced chance of fire.
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 G Gustav — increased accuracy of hub-mounted 30mm MK-108 (1942) cannon.
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 Z Zwilling — increased accuracy of hub-mounted 30mm MK-108 (1942) cannons.

USA

  • Curtiss P-36C Hawk — optimum altitude now corresponds to the regular P-36 Hawk version.

Great Britain

  • Hawker Demon — improved rear field of vision.
  • Blackburn Skua — improved rear field of vision.
  • Supermarine Spitfire V — added new basic airframe “Spitfire III”.
  • Westland P.1056 — increased damage for 40mm Rolls-Royce BH cannons.

New Planes

USA

  • We’re introducing a new plane, the Lockheed F-94D Starfire, at Tier IX in the American Multirole Fighter tree. It will be researchable after the F2G Super Corsair. The Fighter Vought F6U Pirate will remain on the same tier and will be placed parallel to the new F-94D Starfire.

New Premium Shop Planes

  • The Blohm und Voss Ha 137 V-1, German Tier III Attack Aircraft will become available in the Premium Shop

New Premium and Gift Planes Available for Developers and Supertesters for Testing Purposes

  • Arado Ar. 67 — Germany, Tier II Fighter.
  • Fieseler Fi. 98 — Germany, Tier III Attack Aircraft.
  • Nakajima Ki-8 — Japan, Tier II Fighter.

Common Clans

  • Clan emblem and player rank will now be shown in the player profile.  
  • Fixed rank display in the clan chat channel.
  • Fixed the display of clan emblems on planes.

Other

  • Achievements won in the “Battle against Bots” mode now properly show up on the World of Warplanes portal.
  • We’re also performing an automated cleaning of the logs folder in order to free up disk space that is currently occupied by outdated log-files.
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