[Update] The Great Race: Start Your Engines!

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The Great Race returns and kicks off September 23. Take control of one of three (3) special tanks and engage in some fast-paced racing action on the coastal industrial map, Newport.

Tank Festival
EVENT: Event Begins: Event Ends:
The Great Race Monday, September 23
04:00 PT | 06:00 CT | 07:00 ET
Monday, October 7
04:00 PT | 06:00 CT | 07:00 ET

Warm up the engines, clean the guns, and forget about the brakes — another run is about to begin in the Great Race. Ready! Set! Go!

Spectacular drift, and you hit a straight road. A good time to activate the boost and leave your rivals far behind. If you want to shoot, the ramps can help!

Remember tanks have guns: This part of the track allows you to take full advantage of your cannon!

A tricky part of the track where leaders can easily change — no time to relax!

Starting from this point, you can jump to the opponent’s lane. Put your foot down — it's the final stretch!

It's too early to name the winner, but those who made it first to the finish should be rewarded! 25%, 15%, and 10% of the restored durabilitycan come in handy during the final encounter.

The Great Race is not limited to driving on the track: After the finish, you are in the Arena. Can you emerge victorious?

Game Mode Summary

  • The battle format is 3 vs 3.
  • Players can form platoons or join random teams. Solo players play only against other solo players, and platoons only play against platoon players.
  • The two racing tracks are parallel to each other and separated by an impenetrable fence, which, in some sections, provides areas for shooting at enemies (these sections are highlighted in red).
  • To win the race, you can either rush to the base and capture it, or destroy all enemy vehicles.
  • Tanks of both teams can attempt to capture the base at the same time. The more allied tanks at the base, the faster its capture. Base capture is reset by damaging enemies.
  • Five (5) races are available after the event starts. After the fifth race, a 40-minute cooldown occurs, so you can catch your breath and re-fuel your vehicles. When the cooldown ends, five (5)  new races are added. This cycle may be repeated indefinitely — there are no restrictions on the number of races per day.
  • Daily and weekly special combat missions are available. Complete them to get Festival Tickets and earn unique components for your Dog Tag.

Racing Vehicles 

When the event begins, you can find three racing tanks in your Garage:

Leopard Sport
T-50 Sport
Chaffee Sport

Just for this mode, we’ve redesigned the auto-aim capabilities of all racing vehicles. Each vehicle will now be more accurate when shooting on the move — be sure to take advantage of this to deal maximum damage to enemies.

All three tanks have virtually no armor, with the exception of the reinforced rear, which is the strongest part. It’s impossible to knock the tracks off these tanks, and there are no ricochets in this mode.

All racing vehicles also have Overdrive as their default active ability, which gives a speed boost. After its activation, a cooldown occurs, after which Overdrive becomes available again.

The Pit Stop

On the racetrack, right in front of the base, there will be a pit stop, where the first three tanks crossing its border will be able to restore their vehicle's HP. The number of recoverable points depends on your position in the race:

  • 1st position: +250 HP
  • 2nd position: +150 HP
  • 3rd position: +100 HP

Racing Collections

During the event you can collect three (3) racing collections. Each collection is a puzzle consisting of 20 Fragments. Once you've completed each collection, you receive a reward — a unique Commander with the Brothers in Arms Perk, and enough XP to learn two (2) more Skills or Perks.

The reward for each collection may be purchased for Gold, and each received Fragment provides you a 5% discount on the purchase of a reward for the collection.

Progression Systems 

There are several types of progression during the event, depending on whether or not you joined a team. Teams are led by three (3) racing captains and you can join any of them to get your hands on additional rewards for the same achievements. After joining a team, you cannot change it.

There are five (5) stages of Personal and Team progression.

  1. Personal stages: Available by default.
  2. Team stages: Available if a player has joined one of the three (3) teams.

You earn Racing Trophies during the race, depending on how efficient you are on the track. A player can receive only one (1) Racing Trophy of a specific type per race. Getting any seven (7) Racing Trophies earns you one Fragment.

Each Racing Trophy you earn brings you a certain number of Racing Points, which are taken into account in your personal racing achievements. Your Racing Points are accumulated in a piggy bank and boost your progress through the mode.

You receive rewards when you reach a certain stage. Players who have joined one of the three teams receive additional rewards in their personal progression system.  

Once you get enough Racing Points, you gain access to the daily mission to complete the personal stages. The condition of the daily mission is to score 100 Racing Points, which rewards you with 50 Gold. It can be obtained only once a day. At the start of the next gaming day, a new daily mission with the same reward (50 Gold) is available.

Interactive image. Hover over an icon with the number of points to see the corresponding stage reward.
Personal rewards
Personal rewards
100,000 credits
King of the Road medal
Personal rewards
Personal Reserve +200% to Crew Experience for 2 h ×10
Personal rewards
Personal Reserve +300% to Free Experience for 2 h ×10
Training Booklet U.S.S.R. ×1
Training Booklet Germany ×1
Training Booklet U.S.A. ×1
Personal rewards
Personal Reserve +50% to Combat Experience for 2 h ×10
Training Booklet U.S.S.R. ×2
Training Booklet Germany ×2
Training Booklet U.S.A. ×2
Personal rewards
American Fireball Style ×1
Training Booklet U.S.S.R. ×3
Training Booklet Germany ×3
Training Booklet U.S.A. ×3
Racing inscription ×2
Racing decal ×2
Team rewards
Unique racing crew skin ×1
Team rewards
Unique racing crew skin ×1
Team rewards
Unique racing crew skin ×1
Team emblem  ×6
Team rewards
Unique racing crew skin ×1
Inscription ×2
Team rewards
Unique racing crew skin ×1
Decal ×2
Team rewards

Personal Progression Rewards 

Players can receive the following rewards for their effectiveness in the personal progression of the Great Race:

  • A unique racing medal 
  • Special projection decals, emblems, and inscriptions 
  • An exclusive 2D style: "American Fireball," inspired by the legendary 2014 Chaffee style  
  • Crew Books and Crew Skins
  • Credits and Gold

Join the Tournament! 

A five-stage racing tournament runs September 23 through October 6; registration for the tournament is September 18 until September 23.

Please note: The Great Race Tournament is different from the Tank Grand Prix tournament event.

Tournament Rewards

1st Place 3× Unique 2D Team Styles
10× GetXP for victory in any vehicle after the first daily win in that vehicle
2nd Place 2× Unique 2D Team Styles
7× GetXP for victory in any vehicle after the first daily win in that vehicle
3rd Place 1× Unique 2D Team Style

5× GetXP for victory in any vehicle after the first daily win in that vehicle

How Do the ×5 XP Missions Work?

  • ×5 XP Mission
×5 XP Mission


  • Be one of the top 10 Base XP earners on your team in a victorious battle


  • Random Battles only
  • The mission is available after achieving the first victory of the day in the vehicle in which you want to complete this mission.

Referral Program 

If you invite another player to the Referral Program during the Great Race, a standard referral connection is established between you based on the existing rules of Referral Program 2.0. After that, a special mission is available to Recruits. Upon completion, the Recruit and Commander earn the following rewards:

  • Mission Condition for Recruit
  • Recruit Reward
  • Recruiter Reward
Mission Condition for Recruit
  • Complete any 30 Racing Missions during The Great Race event.
Recruit Reward
  • Seven (7) DaysWoT Premium Account
  • 100,000 Credits
Recruiter Reward
  • 200 Racing Points to recruiter Personal Progression.

Completing this mission won't speed up your overall progress in the Referral Program.


The Great Race features an incredible soundtrack — furious and dynamic — like the mode itself. It energizes and pushes you forward, forcing you to overtake enemies on the way to the finish line. Check it out!


We would like to express our gratitude to the official partners of the Great Race, who supported us and are an inalienable part of this event:

You may know them for their processors, but they do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible.

Together with World of Tanks, Intel strives to enhance the gaming experience for each of the 160 million tankers worldwide.

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From powerful gaming laptops to high performance peripherals, every Razer device is designed with the speed, control, and ergonomics to help you compete at your very best. When you game with Razer gear, you’re equipped with some of the world’s most advanced gaming technology built to give you a winning edge in the battlefield.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The Great Race is about to begin!