Holiday Ops 2020: Let the Festive Specials Begin!

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Ho ho ho, Commanders!

I hope there’s no need to introduce myself! I'm the one who brings your Christmas gifts, fills your heart with festive joy, and turns your Garage into a snow-swept winter yard every year. The Snow Maidens, my trustworthy helpers, and I will be your guides in the most magnificent event in World of Tanks!

Holiday Ops 2020

December 13 at 03:20 PT | 05:20 CT | 06:20 ET until January 14 at 03:20 PT | 05:20 CT | 06:20 ET

I hope you have been well-behaved this year, because we have plenty of nice presents under the tree for all of you.
Let’s celebrate together!


Essentials and Large Decorations

When you open your Garage on December 13, you will find special gifts from me and the Snow Maidens:

  • Three Small Boxes
  • A rare Tier II French Premium light tank, the AMR 35, with a 100% Crew and Garage slot
  • One (1) Charge — a special event item (read below for details).

You will also notice a traditional festive set, featuring an interactive Christmas tree, Feast, Installation, and Yard. It looks charming indeed, but lacks adornments, so you can decorate just about anything you see.

Everything is like before:

  • Complete battle missions to earn boxes with decorations and valuable in-game goods;
  • Put decorations up!

In addition to classic holiday decorations, you can outfit your Garage with magical Large Decorations. You will have the opportunity to receive four Large Decorations, and each of them must be placed in its specific slot on an interactive element (such as the Christmas tree, field kitchen, and other places). You can either get Large Decorations in decoration boxes, or craft them in the Large Holidron Decorider — more on that below.

Each Large Decoration will help you earn 2.5% more Credits in Random Battles. This bonus will become active as soon as the Large Decoration is placed into its slot.


During Holiday Ops 2020, you will meet my four hardworking helpers, the Snow Maidens, without whom I couldn’t have made it all happen this year.

I shall now yield the floor to my assistants and let them tell you more about the event.


Greetings, fellow Commanders!
We'll be your guiding lights during Holiday Ops 2020.

Invite the Snow Maidens Into Your Garage

Level up the Festive Atmosphere, and you'll be able to invite us to your Garage! After that, we'll immediately be ready to become your crew members for good. Each of us will visit your Garage once you reach a certain level of Festive Atmosphere.

On the topic of Festive Atmosphere, we’re giving you a helping hand. Just like an advent calendar, each day you can get a reward; log in every day to get a random decoration of a specific collection and personal missions for 5x XP.

Now let's talk about the event in more detail.

Decorating

You can decorate just about anything you see in the Garage’s Camp: the Feast, Yard, the tree (of course!). Hover over elements that can be decorated, or click individual elements for a close-up view. Use the panel to the left, in the close-up view, to navigate between interactive elements.

Remember, Commander: you can’t decorate randomly! Interactive elements have designated slots for each type of item. To begin, click the Garage element you want to embellish. Then click a slot that can be decorated to open a window containing all suitable decorations, and choose one to apply.

Festive Atmosphere

Along with the joy the process brings, decorations define your Festive Atmosphere level: the merrier and brighter your Garage looks, the higher the Festive Atmosphere level.

Work your way up from there and enjoy even more rewards! Improving your Garage’s Atmosphere level will earn you a crate with all kinds of goodies: Directives, Credits, Consumables, and more. Having reached certain levels of Festive Atmosphere, you can also invite one of us to visit you. Check out the complete list of rewards in the table below:

I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X
French Tier II vehicle AMR 35 + 100% crew
Garage Slot
×3
Small Box
Antiduplicator Charge
Sleighed It, Class III medal
×3
Personal Reserve +300% to Crew Experience for 1 h
×3
Personal Reserve +300% to Free Experience for 1 h
Antiduplicator Charge
Personal Reserve +50% to Combat Experience for 2 h
×20
Universal Blueprint
×60
National Blueprint (Poland)
Antiduplicator Charge
Snow Maiden (select one)
Personal Reserve +50% to credits for 2 h
×20
Universal Blueprint
×60
National Blueprint (Czechoslovakia)
Antiduplicator Charge
×5
Personal Reserve +300% to Crew Experience for 1 h
×5
Personal Reserve +300% to Free Experience for 1 h
×20
Universal Blueprint
×60
National Blueprint (China)
Antiduplicator Charge
Holiday Ops Vehicle Slot for Tier V
×3
Personal Reserve +50% to Combat Experience for 2 h
Snow Maiden (select one)
Sleighed It, Class II medal
×40
Universal Blueprint
×60
National Blueprint (Japan)
Antiduplicator Charge
Holiday Ops Vehicle Slot for Tier VI
×3
Personal Reserve +50% to credits for 2 h
×40
Universal Blueprint
×60
National Blueprint (Sweden)
×2
Antiduplicator Charge
Holiday Ops Vehicle Slot for Tier VII
Snow Maiden (select one)
×10
Personal Reserve +300% to Crew Experience for 1 h
×10
Personal Reserve +300% to Free Experience for 1 h
×40
Universal Blueprint
×60
National Blueprint (Italy)
×60
National Blueprint (France)
×2
Antiduplicator Charge
Holiday Ops Vehicle Slot for Tier VIII
×5
Personal Reserve +50% to Combat Experience for 2 h
×5
Personal Reserve +50% to credits for 2 h
Training Guide (all nations)
×80
Universal Blueprint
×60
National Blueprint (Germany)
×60
National Blueprint (U.K.)
×3
Antiduplicator Charge
Holiday Ops Vehicle Slot for Tier IX
×5
Small Box
Personal Training Manual
Sleighed It, Class I medal
General Snow badge
Snow Maiden (select one)
×100
Universal Blueprint
×60
National Blueprint (U.S.A.)
×60
National Blueprint (U.S.S.R.)
Holiday Ops Style
×4
Antiduplicator Charge
Holiday Ops Vehicle Slot for Tier X

I hope I helped you sort this out! Now, I give the floor to my teammate who also has something important to tell you!

Cheers, fellow Commanders!
I'm taking the baton from my sister and will go into more detail about the sweet bonuses you can obtain in addition to rewards for reaching levels of Festive Atmosphere.

Holiday Ops 2020 Bonuses

If you took part in Holiday Ops 2019, you may remember bonuses to Credits, Free XP, Combat XP, and Crew XP were tied to one of the collections.

After looking through your feedback, we realized there was room for improvement. You had to choose a collection based on the bonus it brought — not your preferences. As a result, the collection that gave a bonus to Credits had become the most popular, while the remaining three were less in demand and brought you less benefit.

This festive season, we decided to separate "the Credit bonus" and all other bonuses. Credit bonuses remain rooted to collections, and we'll dig into the details a bit later. We're now introducing a brand-new mechanic, the Holiday Ops Vehicles for Free XP, Combat XP, and Crew XP. Let’s take a closer look!

Holiday Ops Vehicles

During Holiday Ops 2020, you have the opportunity to build your own Holiday Ops Vehicles consisting of up to six (6) vehicles, Tier V–X. Only researchable or reward tanks can be placed in the free slots of the branch, and these machines receive a special bonus to Free XP, Combat XP, or Crew XP earned in Random Battles. The type of bonus depends on the type of vehicle!

Remember: The amount of experience bonus has a maximum and is fixed, regardless of whether you completed your collections or not. Just place the tank in a free slot and earn more XP in each battle!


You receive slots for your Holiday Ops Vehicles for achieving Festive Atmosphere levels. In total, there are six slots for six Tiers of vehicles. You receive your first slot when you reach level V of Festive Atmosphere; subsequently, for each new level achieved, you get an additional slot.

You can change the tanks in the festive branch every 30 minutes. If, after assigning a tank to a slot, you sell it or remove it from your Garage, the slot will be freed automatically, but still frozen.

Now it's time to talk about the festive Collections, so let's meet the next Snow Maiden!

Greetings!
Challenge yourself to complete all four Collections to get all the bonuses, Commanders!

Build Collections and Get a Bonus!

All the decorations you can earn are arranged into four (4) design Collections:

 Christmas Magic New Year  New Year  Lunar New Year

Building each Collection gives you a Credit bonus. The Credit bonus you receive will increase incrementally as you reach certain set milestones of unique decorations collected.

Raising Festive Atmosphere further increases this bonus thanks to a special multiplier that is applied automatically. As a result, you can get a Credit bonus of up to 40%. Also, don't forget that each Large Decoration gives you another 2.5% to Credits earned. Thus, your total Credit bonus when playing in all Random Battles can reach up to 50%.

Complete collections, increase the level of Festive Atmosphere, and collect Large Decorations to receive the maximum Bonus to Credits.
New Year Collection
More decorations, bigger Bonus to credits.
Christmas Collection
More decorations, bigger Bonus to credits.
Magic Collection
More decorations, bigger Bonus to credits.
Lunar Collection
More decorations, bigger Bonus to credits.
1
×
Festive Atmosphere
Gives a multiplier to the Collection Bonus.
10
+
 
 
 
 
5
Large Decoration
Provides a fixed 2.5% bonus to credits.
25
%

But the Credit bonus is not all that the Collections bring you! Assembling a full Collection nets you an exclusive 2D Style and a unique Decal — but no one said you could have only one Collection! Complete four (4) sets to earn all four (4) of the great 2D Styles and Decals available during Holiday Ops 2020!

  • Christmas
  • Magic New Year
  • New Year
  • Lunar New Year

All acquired decorations are listed in special albums. From Christmas toys, ornaments, and garlands to tree toppers and twinkling fairy lights, there's a little bit for everyone's aesthetic this year! Decorations come in all shapes and sizes and are arranged in five groups by rarity.

Level one items are the easiest to get, and level five decorations are really hard to come by. The rarer the decorations you use, the more points they add to your Festive Atmosphere, and the faster you level up.

Now, let's talk about earning decorations. I’ll yield the chair to my teammate — she's the only one who knows the ins and outs of the subject!

Greetings, Commanders!

Earning Decorations

You can obtain decorations in the following ways:

  • Completing missions in Random Battles and earning decoration boxes
  • Crafting in the Large Holidron Decorider
  • Receiving them as gifts from the Snow Maidens once a day
  • Purchasing Large Boxes

Let’s dig into more details.

Completing Battle Missions

Completing festive battle missions will earn you boxes containing three (3) random decorations and in-game items (Consumables, Credits, and more).

If luck’s on your side, you can also find Large Decorations inside these boxes. The greater the challenge the battle mission poses, the more valuable the rewards!

  • New Year Bustle 1
  • New Year Bustle 2
  • New Year Bustle 3
  • New Year Bustle 4
  • New Year Bustle 5
  • New Year Bustle 6
  • New Year Bustle 7
  • New Year Bustle 8
  • New Year Bustle 9
  • New Year Bustle 10
  • New Year Bustle 11
New Year Bustle 1

Conditions:

  • Win a battle
  • Cause at least 500 HP of damage to enemy vehicles

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Once a day

Reward:

×1

New Year Bustle 2

Conditions:

  • Destroy at least two (2) enemy vehicles in a battle

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Once a day

Reward:

×1

New Year Bustle 3

Conditions:

  • Destroy at least two (2) enemy vehicles of different types in a battle

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Once a day

Rewards:

×2

New Year Bustle 4

Conditions:

  • Cause at least 1,500 HP of damage to enemy vehicles in a battle

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Once a day

Rewards:

×2

New Year Bustle 5

Conditions:

  • Cause damage to at least four (4) different enemy vehicles in a battle

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Once a day

Rewards:

×3

New Year Bustle 6

Conditions:

  • Block at least 2,500 HP damage in any number of battles

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Once a day

Rewards:

×3

New Year Bustle 7

Conditions:

  • Be one of the top 10 damage dealers on your team in five (5) Victorious Battles

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Once a day

Rewards:

×4

New Year Bustle 8

Conditions:

  • Cause 30,000 HP damage in any number of battles

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Two (2) times a week

Rewards:

×4

New Year Bustle 9

Conditions: 

  • Be one of the top 5 XP earners on your team in five (5) Victorious Battles

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Two (2) times a week

Rewards:

×5

New Year Bustle 10

Conditions:

  • Earn 15,000 Combat XP in any number of battles
  • XP is only counted of you are one of the top 10 XP earners on your team in a Victorious Battle

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Two (2) times a week

Rewards:

×6

New Year Bustle 11

Conditions:

  • Bet the top XP earner on your team in a Victorious Battle

Restrictions:

  • Must be in a Tier IV-X vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles only
  • Two (2) times a week

Rewards:

×7

It's important to add that this year's boxes are doing more good than before. Any decoration inside them, whether it's a random toy for your collections or a Large Decoration, will help you increase the Credit bonus you get!

Crafting Decorations

You can break decorations you don’t feel like using, and craft garlands, baubles, or other missing items for your Collections. Let me explain how it all works.

  1. Break decorations you don’t need and put the shards into the Large Holidron Decorider to get the ones your Collections lack.
  2. Set the parameters (level, type, and collection) for a decoration you really want.
  3. Check if there are enough shards and push the Craft button.

Don’t have anything in particular on your wish list? Let the Decorider surprise you — pick “Random Collection” and get right to crafting. It will cost you fewer shards compared to crafting a specific decoration.

Antiduplicator

If you want to get a specific decoration that you don't have in your collection with a 100% probability, use Charges. This is a new type of event currency that you can only receive as a reward for reaching new levels of Festive Atmosphere.

Since Charges are the most reliable way to get missing decorations, it's better to hold them until the end of the event and use them to fill the gaps in your Collections. Remember the number of Charges is limited, so use them wisely to craft only the most necessary and rare decorations.



Allows selecting the collection of a standard decoration or take a chance.
Allows selecting the level of a standard decoration or take a chance.
Allows selecting a specific type of standard decoration.
Allows selecting a random type of standard decoration.
The indicators show the number of large decorations that are available. A large decoration can be created if the indicator is blinking.
Allows selecting whether a standard or a large decoration will be created.
Use the Antiduplicator and its charges to create standard decorations without duplicates.
Shows how many charges are available. The number of charges is limited.
When enabled, activates the Antiduplicator.
Shows the cost of creating the decorations in shards.
Click here to create a decoration according to the set parameters.
Displays the current settings of the Decorider and hints on how to interact with it.
Displays the current settings of the Decorider and hints on how to interact with it.
Allows selecting the collection of a standard decoration or take a chance.
Allows selecting the level of a standard decoration or take a chance.
Allows selecting a specific type of standard decoration.
Allows selecting a random type of standard decoration.
The indicators show the number of large decorations that are available. A large decoration can be created if the indicator is blinking.
Allows selecting whether a standard or a large decoration will be created.
Use the Antiduplicator and its charges to create standard decorations without duplicates.
Shows how many charges are available. The number of charges is limited.
When enabled, activates the Antiduplicator.
Shows the cost of creating the decorations in shards.
Click here to create a decoration according to the set parameters.

You can also craft Large Decorations, but you’ll need to keep two things in mind:

  1. Large Decorations are always unique — you cannot craft one you already have.
  2. Crafting your first Large Decoration costs less than all subsequent ones; this allows you to get a good Credit bonus from the start of the event, while using fewer shards.

Receiving Decorations as Gifts From the Snow Maidens

Another way to get decorations is to simply talk to us! Each Snow Maiden is responsible for a particular Collection, so simply click on one of us, and we will give you one (1) random decoration from our respective Collections. Remember, however, we can help you with gathering decorations only once a day.

In addition, don't forget that we provide you with daily missions for ×5 XP. Click on us to get your daily random decoration, and you will instantly receive as many ×5 missions as there are Snow Maidens in your Garage.

Large Boxes

No time to collect decorations? No worries! Check out these Large Boxes full to the brim with decorations and valuable in-game items to treat fellow tankers with!

Each Box contains one fifth-level decoration and one random decoration. We’ve also stuffed these Boxes with all kinds of delights, from Gold and WoT Premium Account time to rare Premium vehicles and brand-new 3D Styles. Please see our dedicated article for complete information!

This is where I end — and once again I give the floor to Santa! See you in your Garages, Commanders!

I hope you’ve been getting along well with my kind assistants, fellow tankers!

The 20182019 Collections: A Second Chance

If you didn’t have a chance to complete the Collections for Holiday Ops 2018 and 2019, now you can. You will have to first reach Festive Atmosphere level X, then you can start using shards to craft the missing items for your Collections and get all eight styles as a reward. But you’ll need to hurry — after January 13, this opportunity is gone!

Event Extension

Finally, to make the holidays truly enjoyable for you, my faithful Snow Maidens and I have decided to extend the effect of the Holiday Ops Vehicles from January 14 (03:20 PT | 05:20 CT | 06:20 ET) until January 28 (03:20 PT | 05:20 CT | 06:20 ET) and apply to it the maximum Credit bonus you achieve during the event.

Updated December 12: Please note the end of the Event Extension has been changed to January 28 (03:20 PT | 05:20 CT | 06:20 ET).


Remember:

  • The extension only takes effect if you’ve reached Festive Atmosphere level V or higher.
  • The credit bonus applies only to vehicles that are currently placed in your Holiday Ops Vehicles slots.
  • You can change each tank in the branch once a day for free, but additional changes will require you to spend a few Credits.

 

We’re done here, fellow Commanders! Jumpstart your progress on Holiday Ops 2020 and work your way up to reap rewards! We wish you a Merry Christmas…

...and a happy New Year!

Holiday Ops 2020 is a long-term event with lots of mechanics and variable values. During the event, to make your gaming experience more enjoyable, some changes and tweaks are possible, including those regarding regulations, dates, balance settings and specific values. We'll inform you in advance on our website about any important changes. Stay tuned!
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