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End of the Year Events Preview [UPDATED]

Tankers!

[UPDATE]  We've updated this massive preview with events all the way through to the middle of January!


We've only got a few days left in the year so we're trying to cram as much as possible into the remaining time. In a break from the norm, we're releasing all of the special and event news early! Yes, we know it's a massive amount of information to sift through, but we're pretty sure you'll find at least one thing to look forward to over the holiday season and coming New Year.

The bonuses, discounts, and the tank giveaway are a way of saying "Thank You" for your support over the year. Enjoy!

All times are listed in PST, but you can use this handy Time Zone Converter to find out when the events begin in your area.

Holiday Events Preview

Starting December 21st:
Starting December 24th:
Starting December 28th:
Starting December 31st:
Starting January 1st:
Starting January 4th:
Starting January 7th:
Starting January 11th:


New Year's Garage Decorations

You may have already noticed if you've logged in, but your garage has received a festive update! We think it adds a much needed splash of brightness for your tank's repair and crewmen during this holiday season.

The decorations will be up until January 14, 2013 at 03:00 PST.


Winter Celebration Part I Details

The Winter Celebration event begins 03:30 PST December 21, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and will be ending 03:00 PST December 26, 2012 (11:00 UTC)**.

**Experience bonus for the first victory of the day: 5x

**The 5x experience bonus will only be in effect 03:30 PST Dec 21st through 0:30 PST Dec 25th.  All other bonuses and  discounts run through the 26th at 03:30 PST.

30% credit and gold discount on Emblems

50% gold discount on Barracks for your crewmen

90% gold discount on Crew Renaming

25% credit and gold discount on Camouflage

Discount on the following Premium Account packages:

  • One year (360 days) for 21,600
  • Six months (180 days) for 12,150

Credit income boost: +70%

  • V Churchill I Churchill I
  • V T1 Heavy Tank T1 Heavy Tank
  • V StuG III StuG III
  • V S-35 CA S-35 CA
  • V T-34 T-34
  • Credit income boost: +30%

  • VII Black Prince Black Prince  
  • VII T29 T29
  • VII Jagdpanther Jagdpanther
  • VII AMX AC Mle. 1946 AMX AC Mle. 1946
  • VII T-43 T-43

  • Operation: Steel Wall

    The next operation will net you a sweet 7000!  You know the drill, earn the achievement to grab the reward as many times as you can during the dates and times below!

    The operation starts 03:30 PST December 21, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 24, 2012 (11:00)

    Steel wall

    Receive the most hits (at least 11) of any player on your team, with potential damage of at least 1,000 HP, and survive.  If two or more players receive an equal amount of hits, the achievement is granted to the player receiving the highest potential damage. If two or more players receive an equal amount of potential damage, the achievement is granted to the player who earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium Account users.


    Who Sleighed the Sheriff

    The showdown starts 03:30 PST December 21, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 24, 2012 (11:00).

    By now we hope you're familiar with our Sheriff events, but in case you're not:

    Basically, when you see a specially marked Sheriff_# account make an announcement in your battles, and they are on the enemy team, killing them will score you 500. You can find the complete details for our holiday Sheriff event here!

    P.S.  Don't kill sheriffs that appear on your own team! Fair warning...


    Tank Giveaway

    There will be a brief period of maintenance starting early in the morning (specifics to come), that will add a very special 'thank you' to every active player's garage. The T1E6, a premium American tier II light tank, is our gift to you for offering your support and enthusiasm over the last year, and being an all around a swell group of folks.


    Winter Celebration Part II Details

    The second Winter Celebration event begins 03:30 PST December 24, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and will be ending 03:00 PST January 02, 2013 (11:00 UTC).

    50% gold discount for premium vehicles tier II to V

    30% gold discount for premium vehicles tier VI to VII

    15% gold discount for tier VIII premium vehicles

    • Exception, the following premium vehicles will not be offered at a discount: FCM 50 t, TOG II*, and AT-15A.

    50% credit discount for vehicles tier III to V

    • Exception: SPGs and the new 8.2 vehicles for credits in this tier range will not be offered at a 50% discount

    30% credit discount for vehicles tier VI to VII

    • Exception: SPGs and the new 8.2 vehicles for credits in this tier range will not be offered at a 30% discount

    50% credit discount for SPGs tier II to IV


    Gift Shop Packages: Dec 23rd - 27th

    The Gift Shop packages will be available starting 22:00 PST December 23, 2012 (06:00 UTC) and will be ending 22:00 PST December 27, 2012 (06:00 UTC).

    German Bundle I for $19.39

  • VI PzKpfw IV Schmalturm PzKpfw IV Schmalturm 
  • Garage slot included
  • Large Repair Kit: x6
  • German Bundle II for $27.69

  • VII Panther-M10 Panther-M10 
  • Garage slot included
  • Chocolate: x5
  • Russian Bundle for $43.59

  • VII SU-122-44 SU-122-44 
  • Garage slot included
  • 3000
  • Large repair kit: x10
  • Gold Bundle for $11.09

  • 1500 
  • Three days premium time
  • Large repair kit: x5
  • Visit the Gift Shop

    Keep in mind that these packages will only be available for a limited time. All prices listed in USD.


    Operation: Top Gun

    This operation will net you a very helpful 1000 bonus XP! You know the drill, earn the achievement to grab the reward as many times as you can during the dates and times below!

    The operation starts 03:30 PST December 24, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 28, 2012 (11:00 UTC).

    Top Gun 

    Destroy more enemy vehicles than any other player on your team (at least 6). If two or more players have destroyed equal amount of vehicles, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium account users.


    Tech Tree Focus: USA

    This event starts 03:30 PST December 24, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 28, 2012 (11:00).

    Bonus credit income: +40%

  • III T82 T82  
  • IV T40 T40  
  • V M10 Wolverine M10 Wolverine  
  • VI M36 Jackson M36 Jackson  

  • New Year's Bash

    The New Year's Bash starts 03:30 PST December 28, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January, 2 2013 (11:00UTC).

    Crew experience bonus: x3

    50% gold and credit discount for Inscriptions

    Bonus credit income: +60%

  • VI Cromwell Cromwell  
  • VI VK 3601 (H) VK 3601 (H)  
  • VI T-34-85 T-34-85  
  • VI M6 M6
  • VI ARL 44 ARL 44
  • 50% credit discount:

  • VI Cromwell Cromwell  
  • VI VK 3601 (H) VK 3601 (H)  
  • VI T-34-85 T-34-85  
  • VI M6 M6
  • VI ARL 44 ARL 44
  •    

     


    Operation: Sniper

    This operation will net you a quick 300 bonus XP! You know the drill, earn the achievement to grab the reward as many times as you can during the dates and times below!

    The operation starts 03:30 PST December 28, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 31, 2012 (11:00UTC).

    Sniper

    Achieve at least 85% hits out of a minimum of ten shots fired with the potential damage of 1,000 HP or more.  Non-penetrating hits are included, but hits on friendly units are not included. If two or more players have an equal hit ratio, the achievement is granted to the player with the highest potential damage.  If two or more players have an equal amount of potential damage, the achievement is granted to the player who earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium Account users.


    Gift Shop Packages: Dec 30th - Jan 3rd 

    These packages will be available starting 22:00 PST December 30, 2012 (06:00 UTC) and run through 22:00 PST January 3, 2013 (06:00 UTC).

    British Bundle for $17.29

  • V Matilda Black Prince Matilda Black Prince 
  • Garage slot included
  • 1,500
  • Large repair Kit: x3
  • American Bundle for $22.09

  • V Ram II Ram II 
  • Garage slot included
  • 1,000
  • Large repair kit: x4
  • Gold Bundle for $13.29

  • 2,000
  • Three days of premium account
  • Large repair kit: x5
  • Credit Bundle for $33.49

  • 3,000,000
  • Visit the Gift Shop

    Keep in mind that these packages will only be available for a limited time. All prices listed in USD.


    Tech Tree Focus: France

    The Tech Tree Focus discounts will go into effect starting 03:30 PST December 31, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and run through 03:00 PST January 4, 2012 (11:00UTC).

    50% credit discount on the following vehicles:

  • III Renault UE 57 Renault UE 57  
  • IV Somua SAu-40 Somua SAu-40  
  • V S-35 CA S-35 CA  
  • VI ARL V39 ARL V39  
  • VII AMX AC Mle. 1946 AMX AC Mle. 1946  
  • Please keep in mind that selling the above listed vehicles during the sale will only yield a 50% return of the sale price as credits.

     


    Operation: Top Gun

    The operation starts 03:30 PST December 31, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 4, 2012 (11:00 UTC).  Every time you gain the Top Gun achievement while the event is active you'll receive an extra 20,000!

    Top Gun 

    Destroy more enemy vehicles than any other player on your team (at least 6). If two or more players have destroyed equal amount of vehicles, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium account users.


    Tank of the Month: Cromwell

    The tank of the month bonus runs the entire month of January starting 03:30 PST January 1, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST February 1, 2013 (11:00 UTC).

    Bonus credit income for the following vehicle: +30%

  • VI Cromwell Cromwell  
  •  

    We'll have a new  vehicle featured every month!

     

     


    Nordwind Weekend

    Norwind Weekend will be starting 03:30 PST January 4, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 7, 2013 (11:00 UTC).

    Experience Bonus for the First Victory of the Day:  x3

    Discount for the Following Premium Account Packages:

    • One week (7 days) for 600

    Credit Income Bonus: +70%

  • V M4 Sherman M4 Sherman  
  • V M10 Wolverine M10 Wolverine  
  • VI M36 Jackson M36 Jackson  
  • VII PzKpfw V Panther PzKpfw V Panther  
  • 50% Credit Discount:

  • V M4 Sherman M4 Sherman  
  • V M10 Wolverine M10 Wolverine  
  • VI M36 Jackson M36 Jackson  
  • VII PzKpfw V Panther PzKpfw V Panther  
  • Please keep in mind that selling the above listed vehicles during the sale will only yield a 50% return of the sale price as credits.

     


    Who Shot the Sheriff:

    The sheriff event starts 03:30 PST January 4, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 6, 2013 (11:00).

    By now we hope you're familiar with our Sheriff events, but in case you're not:

    Basically, when you see a specially marked Sheriff_# account make an announcement in your battles, and they are on the enemy team, killing them will score you a reward, in this case1250 free experience!

    P.S. Don't kill sheriffs that appear on your own team!  Fair warning...


    Gift Shop Packages: Jan 6th - 10th

    These packages will be available starting 22:00 PST January 6, 2013 (06:00 UTC) and run through 22:00 PST January 10, 2013 (06:00 UTC).

    French Bundle for $9.49

  • III FCM36 PaK40 FCM36 PaK40  
  • Garage slot included
  • Three days Premium Account
  • Strong Coffee: x4
  • American Bundle for $ 20.69

  • III M22 Locust M22 Locust  
  • Garage slot included
  • 2,500
  • Three days Premium Account
  • Case of Cola: x3
  • Gold Bundle for $28.49

  • 5,000
  • Seven days Premium Account
  • Large repair kit: x3
  • Large first aid kit: x3
  • Quick Pick-me-up Bundle for $20.89

  • 1,500,000
  • Three days Premium Account
  • Visit the Gift Shop

    Keep in mind that these packages will only be available for a limited time. All prices listed in USD.


    Tech Tree Focus: USSR

    The Tech Tree Focus discounts will go into effect starting 03:30 PST January 7, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 11, 2013 (11:00 UTC).

    50% credit discount on the following vehicles:

  • III SU-26 SU-26  
  • IV SU-5 SU-5  
  • V SU-8 SU-8  
  • VI SU-14 SU-14  
  • Please keep in mind that selling the above listed vehicles during the sale will only yield a 50% return of the sale price as credits.

     


    Operation: Confederate

    The operation starts 03:30 PST January 7, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 11, 2013 (11:00 UTC).

    Confederate
    Hit more enemy vehicles (at least 6) than any other player on your team. These enemy vehicles must subsequently be destroyed by another player. If two or more players score an equal amount of hits, the achievement is granted to the player who earned more XP in the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium Account users.

    Heavy Destruction Weekend

    Heavy Destruction Weekend is starting 03:30 PST January 11, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 04:00 PST January 13, 2013.

    Crew experience bonus: x2

    50% discount on barracks for your crewmen

    50% gold discount on training and retraining crewman for vehicles

    Bonus credit income: +60%

  • VII T29 T29  
  • VII Black Prince Black Prince  
  • VII PzKpfw VI Tiger PzKpfw VI Tiger  
  • VII AMX M4(1945) AMX M4(1945)  
  • VII KV-3 KV-3  
  • 50% gold discount on the following vehicle:

  • V T14 T14  
  • 50% credit discount on the following vehicles:

  • VII T29 T29  
  • VII Black Prince Black Prince  
  • VII PzKpfw VI Tiger PzKpfw VI Tiger  
  • VII AMX M4(1945) AMX M4(1945)  
  • VII KV-3 KV-3  
  • Please keep in mind that selling the above listed vehicles during the sale will only yield a 50% return of the sale price as credits.

     


    That's the end of the list, whew! We'll be announcing each event and special as they go live, so jump back to the news feed if you're in need of a reminder for current events.

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