Frontline 2021: Vehicle Rental Guide

Commanders!

The latest Season of Frontline is here! The popular game mode has returned with several changes and a new set of rental vehicles. All of them are replicas of existing vehicles in the game with the same characteristics and properties, but they can only take on enemies in Frontline battles.

Whether your collection is short of suitable rides for the mode, or if you want to take the opportunity to try out a vehicle before purchasing it, there are more options than ever before. Check the list below and find your perfect vehicle to storm the battlefield! All the rentals are available directly in-game via your Garage. Rental vehicles are offered with temporary slots and Crews trained to 75%. You can transfer Crew members to a rental vehicle of the same nation and type for free and without retraining.

Here's where you can find the rental vehicles in the game client:

  • At the Garage, make sure you are in Frontline mode (click to the right of the "Battle" button and at the following screen, select select "Frontline").
  • Back in the Garage, click on the pentagon emblem near the top center (under the red "Battle!" button).
  • Click on the "Go to Store" button at the bottom center of the screen; this takes you to the Frontline rental vehicles.

Don’t forget renting also grants you a nice discount on the final purchase price if you want to add the regular version to your permanent tank collection.

Free Rental Tanks

Progress through the Frontline Season to unlock two rental vehicles for free: The American M46 Patton FL medium tank and the British Conqueror FL heavy tank are available at Frontline Tier 2 and Tier 5. Collect points and gain access to these excellent Tier IX tanks.

  • M46 Patton FL
  • Conqueror FL

IX M46 Patton FL  

The American Tier IX medium tank is a jack-of-all-trades. Support your team with good DPM, decent turret armor, mobility to get you around the battlefield, and a gun with excellent handling and average penetration for its class.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Ventilation
  • Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer
This setup increases your potential damage per minute and the reliability of your gun for maximum brawling capabilities.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Snap Shot Skill
  • Smooth Ride Skill
  • Situational Awareness Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
The Repairs Skill is always essential to avoid becoming a sitting duck. Then focus on increasing the gun reliability, view range, and ammo rack hit points.

IX Conqueror FL  

The Conqueror FL is an excellent British Tier IX heavy tank equipped with an accurate and well-performing cannon. The outstanding gun depression values make it quite versatile. Use hull-down tactics to hide behind ridges, which will also keep the forward-placed ammo rack out of the enemy's sights.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Hardening
  • Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer
A Gun Rammer is quite important, as the Conqueror's reload time isn't exceptionally high. While the accuracy is already very convenient, there is no such thing as "too much" stabilization.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Snap Shot Skill
  • Smooth Ride Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
The standard Crew Skills setup has Repairs as the first choice. Safe Stowage is a close second choice due to the vehicle's weak ammo rack.

Rental Tanks for Credits

One of the most significant changes to the Frontline mode is its expansion to Tier IX vehicles, allowing you to explore an entirely new set of rental tanks. Seven Tier IX vehicles are now available to rent for Credits in-game.

Tier IX (each is available for 320,000 Credits)

  • E 50 FL
  • T-54 FL
  • AMX M4 mle. 51 FL
  • WZ-111 model 1-4 FL
  • T30 FL
  • Jagdtiger FL
  • Strv 103-0 FL

IX E 50 FL  

A combination of high accuracy and decent armor makes this German medium tank a dangerous opponent, no matter the distance. Use one of the most precise guns in the game to take out enemies from a distance or rely on its ramming capabilities and crash into anyone who dares come close.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Turbocharger
  • Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer
The Turbocharger gives your engine a nice boost, making ramming even more effective. The other equipment boosts gun performance.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Snap Shot Skill
  • Controlled Impact Skill
  • Situational Awareness Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
A typical Crew setup with one exception: Focus on Repairs as the first choice, and then train the Driver in Controlled Impact to boost your ramming capabilities.

IX T-54 FL  

The Soviet T-54 is a versatile medium tank with a 100 mm cannon. It trades the hard punch of some of its peers for very high penetration with HEAT shells, decent armor on the hull, and well-angled turret armor. Use its good mobility with a top speed of 56 km/h to charge at your opponents without too much fear of retaliation.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Ventilation
  • Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer
The recommended setup provides a nice boost to overall performance, but keep in mind neither one of the two 100 mm guns is accurate enough to reliably hit enemy vehicles over long distances.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Snap Shot Skill
  • Smooth Ride Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
This is the standard Crew setup with Sixth Sense and Repairs as first choices. The other recommended Skills and Perks boost good qualities while mitigating weaknesses.

IX AMX M4 mle. 51 FL  

Take enemies head-on with this versatile heavy tank. The French AMX M4 mle. 51 boasts great frontal armor on the hull and turret, but beware of its weak sides. Side-scraping is not an option, so use its decent acceleration to quickly take the best spots and reliably deal damage with the 120 mm D.1203 armament.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Hardening
  • Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer
All three pieces of equipment mainly focus on increasing the stabilization and potential damage per minute of the cannon.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Snap Shot Skill
  • Smooth Ride Skill
  • Situational Awareness Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
This is the standard Crew setup with Sixth Sense and Repairs as first choices. The other recommended Skills and Perks boost good qualities while mitigating weaknesses.

IX WZ-111 model 1-4 FL  

The Chinese WZ-111 model 1-4 is surprisingly agile for a heavy tank with a top speed of 50 km/h and reasonably good mobility. It can be limited by its low gun depression and weak hull armor, but the sturdy turret, high penetration, and respectable 490 damage allows it to successfully trade shots.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Ventilation
  • Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer
This equipment improves the rate of fire, which is especially important for the big 130 mm gun, and boost aiming time and reliability. These values contribute to you hitting more often while not having to expose yourself for too long.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Snap Shot Skill
  • Smooth Ride Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
This is the standard Crew setup with Sixth Sense and Repairs as first choices. The other recommended Skills and Perks boost good qualities while mitigating weaknesses.

IX T30 FL  

The American T30 has, unlike most other tank destroyers, a fully rotatable turret. This makes it a flexible ambusher with a punchy 155 mm AT Gun T7 armament. Take hull-down positions and dish out 750 alpha damage. Not only is the turret rotatable, but it is also well-armored and no easy feat to overcome. On the other hand, the hull is the most prominent weak spot of the T30 and should be hidden behind cover whenever possible.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Rotation Mechanism
  • Gun Rammer
  • Improved Ventilation
The recommended setup boosts the most important assets of the T30: The rotatable turret and the mighty cannon.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Snap Shot Skill
  • Smooth Ride Skill
  • Situational Awareness Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
  • Intuition Skill
The Repairs Skill should always be the first choice, but a Crew of six with two loaders leaves plenty of room to improve the formidable gun and compensate for some shortcomings.

IX Jagdtiger FL  

The German Jagdtiger tank destroyer has one role on the battlefield: To cause damage. It's too big and too slow for scouting or flanking, so landing shots whenever possible is the main objective. Set a path, call allies to your side to protect them, and then use the 12.8 cm Pak L/66 gun with fantastic DPM, high penetration, and fast-flying shells to pound away at enemy HP.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Rotation Mechanism
  • Gun Rammer
  • Improved Ventilation
Use the recommended equipment to put even more punch behind the cannon and compensate for the sluggishness of the Jagdtiger.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Designated Target Perk
  • Off-Road Driving Skill
  • Situational Awareness Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
  • Adrenaline Rush Perk
The Repairs Skill is crucial, as a Jagdtiger without tracks is an even bigger target. The six Crew members should otherwise aim to develop  additional Skills or Perks that improve the vehicle's overall performance and damage output.

IX Strv 103-0 FL  

The Swedish tank destroyer is the perfect sniper. It has a low profile with great camouflage values, over 2,700 DPM, excellent accuracy, and very fast shells. Hide in bushes and take out unsuspecting enemies from a distance, but keep in mind recon planes and airstrikes can put a quick end to your cover—and you. Relocate often and always have an exit plan at hand.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Ventilation
  • Gun Rammer
  • Coated Optics
Use equipment to boost your cannon and spot enemies more easily.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Concealment Skill
  • Adrenaline Rush Perk
  • Situational Awareness Skill
Staying out of sight keeps you in the battle for longer, so train your Crew in the art of Concealment and sneakiness.

Tier VIII (each is available for 240,000 Credits)

But, of course, Tier VIII tanks have to pave the way before the big guns can enter the scene, which is why there are also three Tier VIII tanks available to test drive.

  • T32 FL
  • T-44 FL
  • Ferdinand FL

VIII T32 FL  

The American T32 heavy tank rolls out with a 400-meter view range, a very well-armored turret, and 10 degrees of gun depression. It's the perfect recipe to take advantage of ridges and sneak out from behind hills. Get close to your enemies and send them back to their Garage with over 2,000 DPM.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Ventilation
  • Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer
This setup increases your potential damage per minute and the reliability of your cannon for maximum brawling capabilities.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Snap Shot Skill
  • Smooth Ride Skill
  • Situational Awareness Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
  • Adrenaline Rush Perk
This is the standard Crew setup with Sixth Sense and Repairs as first choices. The other recommended Skills and Perks boost good qualities while mitigating weaknesses.

VIII T-44 FL  

This Soviet Tier VIII medium tank is known for its mobility, good camouflage, and decent armor. The T-44 FL is a versatile mix that can be further customized with two cannons. The 100 mm LB-1 is well-balanced overall and the right choice if you like the usual medium tank gameplay. The 122 mm D-25-44 is more specialized and packs a potent punch but lacks reliability. Push flanks with your team or fall back and support the defense.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
  • Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer
Both the Gun Rammer and Gun Laying Drive improve the armament's performance—especially if you equip the 122 mm option.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Snap Shot Skill
  • Smooth Ride Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
Sixth Sense and Repairs are a must, and Safe Storage is crucial, as well, due to the vehicle's fragile ammo rack.

VIII Ferdinand FL  

The Ferdinand has one of the highest amounts of HP among all tank destroyers of its Tier. It's equipped with the reliable 12,8 cm Pak 44 L/55 with enough penetration to take out even better-armored opponents in three or four shots. Awareness of your surroundings is vital in this tank destroyer, as it lacks a turret. Stick with your team for protection from enemy flanking maneuvers.

Recommended Equipment:
  • Improved Ventilation
  • Gun Rammer
  • Improved Rotation Mechanism
The Ferdinand is a good vehicle for the frontlines, and this set of equipment increases the rate of fire and cannon performance even more.
Recommended Crew Skills/Perks:
  • Sixth Sense Perk
  • Repairs Skill
  • Designated Target Perk
  • Off-Road Driving Skill
  • Situational Awareness Skill
  • Safe Stowage Perk
  • Adrenaline Rush Perk
The Ferdinand is about getting up close and personal, so Repairs is a must-have. If its tracks are blown off, repair them quickly; otherwise you risk getting destroyed quickly without a chance to fight back.
All rentals are exclusively available for the Frontline mode—it's not possible to enter Random Battles or any other mode with these "FL" vehicles.

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