A gambit is a chess opening in which a player sacrifices a pawn or another low-importance piece in order to achieve a resulting advantageous position.
On November 24 through December 21, the Global Map will host a large-scale game event, in which the best clan strategists and commanders will compete in planning and tactics. During the event, players can earn Bonds, Gold, unique badges, and Camouflage patterns, as well as a new set of awards.
Also, the best players will be able to exchange Bonds for one of the five Tier X vehicles that were previously available as the rewards in Campaigns on the Global Map.
New Approach to the Mechanics
Similarly to the previous events, clans and players will fight for personal and clan Fame Points; however, the mechanics of earning them will be considerably changed.
Much will depend on the decisions the clan commanders make, since during the event, clans can receive strategic bonuses that will provide advantages in the competition for positions on the event leaderboard. Some bonuses will increase the number of Fame Points earned by players, while others will simplify the clan's actions on the map. Such bonuses can be received both through capturing provinces and using the Fame Points earned by the clan.
Clans will have to choose: keep accumulating the points or take a risk and invest all accumulated points by leaving the Global Map and exchanging them for a chance of receiving more points or other non-battle advantages.
Moreover, the playing field will be divided into three consecutive fronts that differ in the amount of Fame Points that can be earned on them. The higher the front, the more Fame Points and higher the competition and difficulty.
The event will be divided into three gradually more complicated stages, so that the participants can better understand the game mechanics and adjust their tactics, if required.
Also, all battles within the event will be played in the absolute format, 15x15 in Tier X vehicles.
The rewards and conditions of earning them will differ considerably. Now, the number of players who receive the rewards will not be limited to a particular number, but limited to a percentage of the total number of participants who pass the minimum threshold of Fame Points and fought battles. The more participants, the more prize-winning places.
The personal rewards will depend on both: the number of Fame Points earned by the player and the battle performance of their clan. The player will receive the basic reward for the achieved position, and the clan's position on the leaderboard will apply a particular bonus (up to x7).
In addition to the can member’s influence on the rewards, the clans will receive gold for their clan vault. The total reward of Operation Gambit will be over 8,000,000.
Rewards for players
In this event, the rewards are more varied than in any previous event on the Global Map.
- 75% of players who passed the minimum threshold of Fame Points and experience will receive Bonds; moreover the clan's position within the top 50% will increase the reward.
- Unique badges that are displayed in battle:
- For outstanding achievements in the event, 1% of the top players who belong to the clans that also made it to the 1% of the top clans on the leaderboard will receive the unique Legend of the Global Map badge
- Members of clans that made it into 10% of best clans in any region at the time the event ends will also receive the unique Hero of Operation Gambit badge.
- Three "digital" camouflage patterns, one per nation:
- Players who pass the minimum threshold of Fame Points, i.e. 100% of everyone who joins the leaderboard will receive the summer "digital" camouflage that was a limited reward in the previous clan event. In addition to the summer camouflage, the top
- 50% of players will receive the winter "digital" camouflage that previously has not been available. The top
- 25% will be additionally rewarded with the desert "digital" camouflage thus providing a full set of camouflage patterns for one vehicle of each nation in the game.
- Unique awards:
- A set of medals will be provided as commemorative awards.
- Vehicles for Bonds:
- Some players (top 11000 on the personal leaderboard) will be able to exchange Bonds for one of the five Tier X vehicles that were previously available (М60, VK72.01 K, Object 907, Т96Е6, 121B). In this case, all currently available bonds can be used (not only bonds that were earned during the event).
- This possibility will be available for a limited time after the end of the event. Players (who are interested in the vehicles) will be able to receive the desired vehicle for their collection, while other players will be able to spend the earned bonds otherwise.
Badges, medals, camouflage patterns, and vehicles
|Legend of the Global Map|
|Hero of Operation Gambit|
|Champion Gambit medal|
|Grandmaster Gambit medal|
|Master Gambit medal|
|Participant of Operation Gambit|
|VK 72.01 (K)|
Operation Gambit will be the most challenging task for both clan commanders and coordinators, and the clans in the top positions will be rightfully the best clans on the Global Map in 2017.
The detailed Regulations of Operation Gambit will be provided later on the portal.