Monthly Archive: July 2015

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PvE map: Operation Wildfire in Armored Warfare

The 4th early access test in Armored Warfare starts August 13th and brings a lot of changes to the game. One of those is a new map for the PvE (player vs environment) mode: Operation Wildfire: Cartel forces are gunning for SAMs pointed at their cargo planes. It’s your job to make sure that those missiles will reach their intended targets, thereby crippling enemy operations. I had the chance to play on this map recently and recorded...

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T-72A in Armored Warfare

Armored Warfare’s latest vehicle in focus is the T-72A. We have covered the tier 6 T-72A main battle tank in Armored Warfare before with gameplay video and screenshots. Apparently today is going to be a T-72A day here on Armored Talk. By happenstance, we were driving a T-72A on the Russian PTS Armored Warfare server for a post coming up on the new PvE Wildfire map. Spooky’s previous T-72A video: I think my first impressions...

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Weapon Groups in Armored Warfare

Many vehicles in Armored Warfare have the ability to fire different weapons. The main gun won’t always be the weapon of choice in every situation, but how are players going to know when alternative weapons are going to be loaded and ready to be fired? Switching to firing ATGMs shouldn’t take just as long as completely reloading standard shells for instance. Today’s article on the Armored Warfare’s portal covered artillery support rounds similar to the...

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Revisiting artillery support rounds in Armored Warfare

About a week and a half ago I brought you an article with screenshots and a video about the new smoke and illumination rounds for artillery coming in Armored Warfare’s fourth early access test. Today the Armored Warfare portal has their own post that sheds some new light on this mechanic. Clarification on Artillery support rounds in Armored Warfare There has been a change from the Armored Warfare Russian PTS server I was playing on,...

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EA4 for Armored Warfare is coming August 13, patch notes

The fourth early access test of Armored Warfare will run between August 13, 2015, and August 30, 2015. In a sign that the open beta test is getting closer, early access 4 will be available 24 hours a day for testing. The main features of Armored Warfare’s early access include: The retrofit system (we have many screenshots of this system already, and Armored Warfare has provided an overview table of the Retrofit System) Artillery support...

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Windows 10, PvE bosses, and no EA4 news in Armored Warfare

Early Access 4 in Armored Warfare Over the weekend and again yesterday I brought you posts saying we should know more about the 4th early access test in Armored Warfare today. Well, that information didn’t come. Apparently there was some snafu: The info about EA4 will be announced tomorrow (Wednesday – please note that this does NOT mean that EA4 will start on the same day). The news deployment (not the test itself) simply got delayed...

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Spotting mechanic, HD tanks, EA4 is not very soon

Early Access 4 in Armored Warfare is not very soon Just a quick update this afternoon on a few issues that I know generate a lot of interest. First, I mentioned in the T-72A / T-54 / news post that I wouldn’t be expecting early access 4 to be starting this Wednesday. That seemed to be a common expectation. Early access 4 in Armored Warfare may not be for a little while: Not very soon. There...

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Armored Warfare developer Q&A

The developer Q&A posted on the Armored Warfare portal is the 6th in this series, and they have generally been quite helpful to fans. I already brought you most of these questions and answers when they were translated from the Russian Armored Warfare portal, but there were a few I left out then. This was either because of poor translation or they covered topics that had been recently covered here. Below are questions that didn’t get...

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T-72A, a bit of news on EA4, and T-54 in Armored Warfare

I wanted to bring you a quick glimpse of two tanks coming to Armored Warfare in early access four. Below you will find some information and gameplay on the T-72A (pictured above) and T-54 main battle tanks from the Russian Armored Warfare public test server.  Just as I brought you the video showing artillery smoke and illumination rounds, the matchmaking was a bit interesting. But before we get to those, a tiny bit of news: Early...

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Vision and spotting in Armored Warfare

Armored Warfare’s Charles Staples has a great article on how they are changing the vision and spotting mechanics in Armored Warfare. This has been a sticking point with a lot of players in Armored Warfare and a thorn in Wargaming’s WoT side as well. Some of the highlights: Not in the next patch, but in the 0.7 patch players will briefly be able to see the tank that shot them. Note this is not a...