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Gnomon #1 Posted Apr 18 2018 - 17:32

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Hey everyone,

 

Hope that you’re having a great week so far!

 

With the current FV4202 sale going on, I wanted to go over the in-game history of this tank and talk about how to get the best performance out of it.

 

The FV4202 is currently a Premium British Tier VIII Medium tank. However, this wasn’t always the case. Up until patch 9.12, the FV4202 was a British Tier X Medium tank.

 

When it was a Tier X, it had a similar playstyle to the current version (but it did not perform as well). And the turret of the 4202 was problematic in these high Tiers, where a lot of high-pen rounds were flying around. At this point, the tank needed to be changed.

 

With Update 9.12, we announced that the Tier X version of this tank would be replaced with the then-new Centurion Action X. With this, the FV4202 was later rebalanced as a Tier VIII Premium tank. As part of the rebalance, the decision was made to remove its premium HESH round, and replace it with APCR.

 

However, it needed some quality of life changes after we tested it in 9.20. We received a lot of feedback on the FV4202 during this time, and we decided to adjust its stats and show it some love to make it feel better to play and more maneuverable.

 

9.20.1 stats

 

In patch 9.20.1, we gave the tank a few buffs. We received a fair amount of feedback during this time stating that the tank had poor mobility. We agreed that it could use some changes, and we gave it a 650 H.P. engine and more turret armor. These changes made the tank feel more comfortable to play.

 

As of today, the tank is going strong as a Tier VIII and available to pick-up in the Store. If you take the FV4202 out on the battlefield, be sure to do your best to provide support for your team. Keep in mind that the tank is not a speedster and should not be in direct brawls. Instead, use your great gun depression and firepower to take some quick shots over ridges. The reliable accuracy of the gun will only help out with your peek-and-poke.

 

Also, be sure to keep hull-down as much as possible. Your turret can often take a hit that might otherwise tear through your lower armor.

 

Stay back a bit, and snipe to your heart’s content.

 

Here are the current stats for the FV4202: Tankopedia - FV4202

 

Stats for the lazy like me 

 

Think that the FV4202 might be your cup of tea? Be sure to pick it up in the Premium Shop while it is still available (until Apr. 23, 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET)!

 

Links for y’all (I’m trying to fit in with the Texans):

 

FV4202 War Chest

 

FV4202 Ultimate

 

FV4202 Loaded

 

FV4202

 

See you on the battlefield!

 


ShookYang #2 Posted Apr 18 2018 - 18:24

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Shouldn't have rolled back the proposed FV4202 turret buffs.  It's still less reliable than the Centurion turrets.

 

The new Centurion premium tank seems like it would be a better option than the FV4202.

 

Still like my FV4202, but I expect the new Centurion to be a better choice.



CynicalDutchie #3 Posted Apr 18 2018 - 18:25

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I still miss my T10 FV4202.

BaerenGott #4 Posted Apr 18 2018 - 18:48

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Nicely formatted post Gnomon, with good relevant information.  Are you planning a series?

_T_H_U_N_D_E_R_ #5 Posted Apr 18 2018 - 19:15

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I still prefer the Centurion 5/1 RAAC over the FV4202. Can't wait for it.

_P3Z_SNIPING_REAR_ARMOR_ #6 Posted Apr 19 2018 - 17:27

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The only way I would justify buying this tank was if it had a 105mm cannon, as it is right now just wait for the skorpion/patriot/defender options to come available. As I see this tank as a waste just like the old prems. Just the way WG promoted its game. Unless you want to waste your money on a useless tank then by all means buy it.

sleeper_agent #7 Posted Apr 19 2018 - 17:56

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Great info and stats.

 

I have a good WNR on mine despite not feeling very comfortable on it. It' solid but lacks the armor to really get in there and provide the support others meds can/do

 

Overall I'd say get it though. It gets the job done despite its downsides 



YANKEE137 #8 Posted Apr 19 2018 - 19:41

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If you have the money wait for the RAAC Centurion coming out soon. Same tier, better armor and such.

 



Tahllol #9 Posted Apr 20 2018 - 13:58

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4202 is a super weak tank, but still better than most of the equal American ones they made 100% paper tanks.

dave1y #10 Posted Apr 20 2018 - 22:05

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“Stay back a bit, and snipe to your heart’s content. “
For the love of all that is holy, don’t say that to these people.

foughtwolf #11 Posted Apr 21 2018 - 06:41

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Oh boy, really trying to sell an underperforming T8 medium, whilst T8 MM is still getting the brown end of the stick?

 

 



Snohoe #12 Posted Apr 21 2018 - 09:53

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Trash dpm, middle of turret face is glass and horrid gun handling.. oh and expensive shells.

I own nearly all the prem tanks and this is the one I find to be the least fun and effective.

Tahllol #13 Posted Apr 21 2018 - 16:59

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View PostSnohoe, on Apr 21 2018 - 09:53, said:

Trash dpm, middle of turret face is glass and horrid gun handling.. oh and expensive shells.

I own nearly all the prem tanks and this is the one I find to be the least fun and effective.

 

Would have to agree, its pretty patheic overall

MajorRenegade #14 Posted Apr 22 2018 - 03:32

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View PostSnohoe, on Apr 21 2018 - 03:53, said:

Trash dpm, middle of turret face is glass and horrid gun handling.. oh and expensive shells.

I own nearly all the prem tanks and this is the one I find to be the least fun and effective.

Progetto is new best premium.  Progetto is love,  progetto is life



Zuikakoo #15 Posted Apr 22 2018 - 03:47

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Sick and tired of Overpowered premiums?   Make a stand.   Why buy the very powerful Skorpion G?  Be the change you wish to see.   Buy this bad struggling tier 8 premium and bumble your way for a few extra credits in a mostly nice but not as good as the tech tree premium.    P.S. pay no attention to the Primo Victoria .



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