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Winter Showdown

Commanders,

Starting from 26 January, there will be a new fun game mode available for you to enjoy: the Winter Showdown. 

How to play the new mode? It's simple: select one of the three concept tanks (8-bit versions of the vehicles T110E5, AMX 50 Foch (155) and LTTB) and press Battle! Then you will be taken to a special map, resembling the style of old 8-bit games.

Important: the special tanks will be awarded on 26 January at 06:10 CET (UTC+1). Players who are already in-game at the time of the tanks’ crediting will have to either log out then back in, or play a random battle, in order to have the vehicles delivered. These special tanks can be used in the Winter Showdown battle mode exclusively and cannot be sold.

Important Information About the "Winter Showdown"

  • If, after playing in the game mode, any elements of the interface go missing, please remove any and all mods you may have installed. 
  • The game mode is available from 26 January, 06:10 until 9 February, 06:10 CET (UTC+1)
  • Battle duration: 7 minutes.
  • Format: 10 vs 10 mode for "Random Battle" or 5 person platoons. In the latter option, platoons will be fighting other platoons exclusively.
  • Victory Conditions: Destroy all enemy vehicles or capture a single base (similar to the Encounter game mode).

      

Special Tanks: Details

Each of the three tanks has its own specialisation. They can be divided into three types:

  • Mammoth (heavy tank);
  • Polar Bear (tank destroyer);
  • Arctic Fox (light tank).

As you can see, the gameplay will not differ that much from what you are already used to, with light tanks dashing around, heavies breaking or holding the line, and tank destroyers bashing the enemy from a distance. The only difference is that these tanks have an unusually large number of hit points. Also, these vehicles are subject to the following rules:

  • Emblems, camouflage and inscriptions are not available.
  • Winter Showdown statistics will not affect the general statistics of the player.
  • Once the game mode closes, all equipment installed on the special tanks will be automatically removed and placed in the player’s depot. 
  • The crew cannot be injured, and their number will correspond to that of the respective original tanks. It is possible to assign other crews to the special vehicles instead of the default ones. Once the Winter Showdown ends, the crew will be placed in the Barracks automatically. If there are no free bunks available, the Barracks will be temporarily expanded to accommodate them. The additional slots will disappear once the crew members are placed on new vehicles or dismissed.
  • With the release of Update 9.6, the crew will be retrained automatically:

    Mammoth crew - to T110E5.
    Arctic Fox crew - to LTTB.
    Polar Bear crew - to AMX 50 Foch (155).

We should also mention shells. There are two types of ammunition available, each of them with its own characteristics.

  • Conventional shells (bought for credits): can destroy brick cubes (1 shot = 1 cube) and cause damage to the enemy.
  • Premium shells (bought for gold or credits): can heal allies (defined amount of damage), destroy brick cubes (1 shot = 1 cube) and cause damage to the enemy.

      

Missions and Awards

 

For winning battles in the Winter Showdown, players will be awarded with a special commemorative medal, "Operation: Winter."

In addition, as part of the Winter Showdown, you will be able to enjoy a set of dedicated missions:

 

Winter Showdown Missions:

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Winter Medal

Reward

Operation: Winter medal

Requirements

  • Only for vehicles:
    Mammoth
    Arctic Fox
    Polar Bear

  • Once per account

Conditions

Win a battle

Winter Battles

Reward

  • 25,000 Combat XP
  • 25,000 Crew XP
  • 250,000

The reward Combat XP and Crew XP will appear on the vehicle which completes the mission.

Requirements

  • Only for vehicles:
    Mammoth
    Arctic Fox
    Polar Bear

  • 5 times per account

Conditions

  • Participate in a total of 25 battles
  • Deal at least 500 damage per battle

Winter Sniper

Reward

  • 1,500 Combat XP
  • 1,500 Crew XP
  • 10,000

Requirements

  • Polar Bear only
  • Repeatable

Conditions

Deal at least 3,300 damage in battle

Winter Heavyweight

Reward

  • 1,500 Combat XP
  • 1,500 Crew XP
  • 10,000

Requirements

  • Mammoth only
  • Repeatable

Conditions

Deal at least 2,500 damage in battle

Winter Light

Reward

  • 1,500 Combat XP
  • 1,500 Crew XP
  • 10,000

Requirements

  • Arctic Fox only
  • Repeatable

Conditions

Deal at least 1,700 damage in battle

Winter Platoons

Reward

  • 2,500 Combat XP
  • 2,500 Crew XP
  • 20,000

The reward Combat XP and Crew XP will appear on the vehicle which completes the mission.

Requirements

  • Only for vehicles:
    Mammoth
    Arctic Fox
    Polar Bear

  • Repeatable
  • Platoon members only

Conditions

As a platoon, deal at least 15,000 combined damage within a battle
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Important: If you turn on the Accelerated Crew Training option on the special vehicles, all Combat XP earned in the missions will be distributed to the respective crews.

Once Winter Showdown ends and Version 9.6 is implemented, all combat experience accumulated on the special vehicles will be redistributed as follows:

The tanks will be credited XP regardless of whether they are present in the garage or not.

 

Join the Winter Showdown, Commanders!

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