January 2022 – Month in Review

Events - Click to expand
 
Ranked Battles returned with a new 3D Style for the Kampfpanzer 50 t, Tank Wars Round 7 flew by because all of the focus was on the Under the Hammer Auction and finally the Hidden Tiger Marathon Challenge for the Tier IX WZ-114 rounded the month off nicely.

Ranked Battles Season 2

From January 10, 2022, at 09:00 through January 24, 2022, at 09:00 UTC

114 SP2 as the primary reward and the Garmr 3D Style for the Kampfpanzer 50 t now available for 5,000 Bonds.


Tank Wars Round 7

From January 14 at 05:00 – January 24 at 05:00 UTC

Team T29 vs Team IS, with the key reward being the Gunsmith 2D Style

Read more about Tank Wars…


Under the Hammer

Day 1: Tier X Chinese Heavy, 113 Beijing Opera

Minimum Bid 18,700 Gold
Available: 4,500

The vehicle came with x4 unique crew with Brothers in Arms trained to 100% as a Zero-Perk

Day 2: Tier X Soviet Tank Destroyer, Object 268 version 5

Minimum Bid 155,000 Free XP
Available: 10,000

Day 3: Tier VIII American Medium, AMBT

Minimum Bid 9,900 Gold
Available: 30,000

Day 4: Tier X Chinese Heavy, WZ-111 Qilin

Minimum Bid 17,400 Gold
Available: 5,500

Day 5: Tier VIII Chinese Medium, Type 59 G

Minimum Bid 25,000 Gold
Available: 2,000


Hidden Tiger Marathon Challenge

January 28 at 08:00 through February 7 at 09:00 UTC

Tier IX WZ-114 Chinese Heavy Premium Vehicle

Striped Predator 2D Style

Tiger Claw 3D Style for WZ-114


Game Updates- Click to expand
 
Yoh Tanks arrived without a Common Test on January 26.

Weekend Specials
 
Holiday Ops Missions wrapped up the end of Holiday Ops 2022 and were followed by Team Effort, Crew is Crucial and Lunar New Year Missions.

Holiday Ops Missions

Saturday Jan 1st & 8th, at 06.00 UTC through to Monday, at 06.00 UTC

Each mission rewards:

10,500 Shards and 1 Antiduplicator Charge

Random & Grand Battles Only, in Tiers IV – X


Team Effort Missions

From January 14 at 05:00 through January 17 at 05:00 UTC

Mission Objective Reward Restrictions
Team Up Play 3 battles, and
Cause damage equal to or greater than your vehicle's HP
1 Automatic Fire Extinguisher, and
1 Team Effort Token
Random Battles,
Tier IV - X,
Be in a Platoon, and
3 times per day
Team Spirit Play 3 battles, and
Cause damage equal to or greater than your vehicle's HP
1 Team Effort Token Random Battles,
Tier IV - X,
Be in a Platoon with members of your clan, and
Once per account
Team Effort Earn 6 Team Effort Tokens 5 Large First Aid Kits, and
5 Large Repair Kits
Once per account

Crew is Crucial Missions

From January 21 at 05:00 through January 24 at 05:00 UTC

50% off Barracks bunks, crew training/retraining, and skill resets, and 25% off specialization changes

Mission Objective Reward Restrictions
Crew is Crucial #1 Win a battle, and
Finish in the top 10 by XP earned
x2 Crew XP Random Battles only,
Tier IV-X only, and
10 times per day
Crew is Crucial #2 Cause 5,000 HP of damage over any number of battles 1 Large Repair Kit Random Battles only,
Tier IV-X only, and
2 times per day
Crew is Crucial #3 Assist with causing 2,000 HP of damage from spotting over any number of battles 1 Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Crew is Crucial #4 Earn 1,200 base XP over any number of battles 1 Large First Aid Kit, and
1 Token
Boost Your Crew Log in, and
Earn 5 Tokens
x3 200% (1hr) Crew XP Reserves Once per account

Lunar New Year Missions

From January 24 at 05:00 through January 31 at 05:00 UTC

Mission Objective Reward Restrictions
Year of the Tiger Win a battle, and
Finish in the top 10 by XP earned
x6 "Year of the Tiger" emblems, and
x2 "Wealth and Prosperity" decals
Random Battles and Grand Battles,
Once per account, and
Tier IV - X
Year of the Tiger - Challenge Mode Collect 10 Tokens, and
Log in
x1 Lunar Tiger 2D Style Once per account
Year of the Tiger - Heavy Tank Level I Earn a combined 3,000 damage dealt and damage blocked in one battle 1 Token Random Battles,
3 times per day, and
Tier IV - X Heavy Tanks
Year of the Tiger - Heavy Tank Level II Earn a combined 5,000 damage dealt and damage blocked in one battle
Year of the Tiger - Heavy Tank Level III Earn a combined 8,000 damage dealt and damage blocked in one battle
Year of the Tiger - Medium Tank Level I Earn a combined 2,000 damage dealt and damage assisted by immobilizing in one battle 1 Token Random Battles,
3 times per day, and
Tier IV - X Medium Tanks
Year of the Tiger - Medium Tank Level II Earn a combined 4,000 damage dealt and damage assisted by immobilizing in one battle
Year of the Tiger - Medium Tank Level III Earn a combined 6,000 damage dealt and damage assisted by immobilizing in one battle
Year of the Tiger - Light Tank Level I Assist in dealing 2,000 damage in one battle by spotting and immobilizing 1 Token Random Battles,
3 times per day, and
Tier IV - X Light Tanks
Year of the Tiger - Light Tank Level II Assist in dealing 3,000 damage in one battle by spotting and immobilizing
Year of the Tiger - Light Tank Level III Assist in dealing 5,000 damage in one battle by spotting and immobilizing
Year of the Tiger - Tank Destroyer Level I Deal 2,000 damage in one battle 1 Token Random Battles,
3 times per day, and
Tier IV - X Tank Destroyers
Year of the Tiger - Tank Destroyer Level II Deal 3,000 damage in one battle
Year of the Tiger - Tank Destroyer Level III Deal 5,000 damage in one battle

Year of the Tiger emblem

Wealth and Prosperity decal

Lunar Tiger 2D Style


Top of the Tree - Click to expand
 
On January 5, the Object 268 Version 4 replaced the FV217 Badger and on January 20, the Pz.Kpfw. VII replaced the Leopard 1 as Top of the Tree.

Object 268 Version 4, Soviet Tank Destroyer, January 5 through February 5

Pz.Kpfw. VII, German Heavy, January 20 through February 20


Leaks & Speculation - Click to expand
 
Plenty leaked this month, including confirmation of the T95/FV4201 Chieftain being available in the upcoming Global Map Campaign, the Yoh Tanks and Hidden Tiger Marathon Challenge.
 
There was plenty of speculation about the Black Market 2022, and I look at possible reward vehicles for Battle Pass Season 7

Global Map Campaign & T95/FV4201 Chieftain

January 13th saw the announcement of the Global Map for the 2nd week of February. It leaked that the T95/FV4201 Chieftain would be available for the Chinese region and then a YouTube video was accidentally published confirming the EU/RU/NA/ASIA.

Read more about the Global Map…

Yoh Tanks

World of Tanks Instagram accidentally published a video on January 25 confirming the Yoh tanks would be added to the game in the January 26 patch.

Read more about Yoh Tanks…

Hidden Tiger Marathon

Another leak from Instagram saw the Hidden Tiger marathon announced a day or two too early.

Read more about the Marathon Challenge…

Black Market 2022

On January 17 the articles detailing the Black Market were deleted from all of the regional support sites. I speculated that this would be temporary and even joked about it being intentional so you would spend more on the Auction.

Well, I was kind of right – January 20 saw the pages return. So far no further news on the Black Market 2022.

Read more about the Black Market…

Battle Pass Season 7 Reward Vehicles

Battle Pass Season 7 will be arriving before we know it, so I took a look at some Tier IX vehicles which have been in the Supertest recently. Wargaming could well surprise us with new vehicles, but I think the most likely vehicles would be the Lorraine 50 t, Cobra and Object 590.

Read more about the Battle Pass Season 7 Reward Vehicle Possibilities…


Test Servers - Click to expand
 
Only one Supertest tank and two maps this month - the Object 259a, and Pacific and Palmanova Maps.

Object 259a

“The Object 259a has a characteristic feature typical of all IS-7 prototypes—a pike nose. Its frontal hull armour reaches 110 mm. The tank’s turret is streamlined, cast, with frontal armour of 260 mm. The vehicle has 1,450 hit points. Maximum speed—60 km/h, specific power—15 h.p./t, view range—380 m.

The tank is armed with a 122 mm gun with an average damage per shot of 420 hit points. The standard APCR shell penetrates 233 mm of armour, while the special HEAT shell penetrates 285 mm. The aiming time of the gun is 3.2 s, reload time is 15 s, and dispersion is 0.42 m.

The Object 259a is a frontline heavy tank. Thanks to its good armour and relatively good manoeuvrability, the vehicle can occupy advantageous positions and engage in successful positional combat. 

Also, keep in mind that the gun’s accuracy won’t let you fire effectively from long range.”

  • Dispersion during turret rotation – 0.12
  • Gun dispersion during hull movement – 0.24
  • Gun dispersion during hull traverse – 0.24
  • Dispersion after shot – 4
  • Shell Velocity – 1400/820/790
  • Terrain Resistances – 1.3/1.7/2.5


Pacific Map

 

  1. A dangerous coastline with sparse cover—an extremely risky direction, but it can be used in the later stages of the battle.
  2. The airfield is a mostly flat surface that allows for firefights with enemies spotted by the most daring scouts in the early stage of the battle. There are positions for spotting the enemy.
  3. The mountainous gorge—a linear direction suitable for slow and heavily armoured vehicles.
  4. The castle ruins in the corner will be useful for fast vehicles that manage to get to them before the enemy. 


Palmanova Map

1. Small blocks of houses create positions for tanking with the turret or hull—perfect for heavy vehicles.

2. Driving along the street to the central point is not safe for light and medium tanks, but it will provide an advantage in terms of control over most of the map.

3. The open park area allows manoeuvrable light tanks to provide primary spotting of enemy vehicles.

4. The main point of encounter of medium tanks is the Lavra. Using it will allow medium tanks to develop a swift attack on the rest of the map.

5. Areas for tank destroyers and lightly armoured vehicles. They allow for control of the centre and the flank of the


Twitch Drops - Click to expand
 
A quiet month for Twitch Drops, seeing two events for Tank Wars Points and Consumables from WoT 7.

Tank Wars

From January 21 at 12:00 through January 24 at 05:00 UTC on all participating Twitch channels with Drops enabled

 

 

 

 

 

 


WoT 7 Finals

January 29 and 30 at 15:00 UTC


Premium Store - Click to expand

Bond Shop Update

Available now

For 8,000 Bonds:
T-34-3, Tier VIII Chinese Medium
leKpz M 41 90 mm GF, Tier VIII German Light
Strv 81, Tier VIII Swedish Medium

For 5,000 Bonds:
Tiger 131, Tier VI German Heavy

2D Styles, 450 Bonds Each:
Rat Rod
Moon Viewing
Songkran
Boxing Kangaroo

Boxing Kangaroo 2D Style


Lunar New Year Sale

From January 24 at 05:00 through January 31 at 05:00 UTC

ISU 152K

Object 274a with Magnut 3D Style

Skorpion G

Alyosha Popovich 3D Style for Object 268

Dobrynya Nikitich 3D Style for Object 705A

Ilya Muromets 3D Style for ST-II

Wu Xing Element: Fire Camouflage

Wu Xing Element: Water Camouflage

Wu Xing Element: Earth Camouflage

Wu Xing Element: Wood Camouflage

Wu Xing Element: Metal Camouflage


Trade-In

January 26 at 05:00 through February 16 at 05:00 UTC

New Vehicles available for purchase:

50TP prototyp
Caernarvon Action X
Chrysler K
IS-2M
Škoda T 27

New vehicles available for trade-in:

Bofors Tornvagn
Caliban
Charlemagne
M-IV-Y
Škoda T 56
AltProto AMX 30
ASTRON Rex 105 mm

The full list of vehicles can be found in the official news article here:
Trade-In: Exchange Old for New and Save up to 5,600 Gold | Special Offers | World of Tanks (worldoftanks.eu)


Vehicle Sales

  • E25 from January 10 through January 17,
  • Cromwell B, IS-3A & TL-1 LPC “Offspring” from January 18 through January 25,
  • Kampfanzer 07 RH with Brunnenpanzer 3D Style from January 20 through January 27, and
  • FV1006 Senlac, T-44-100 and KV-2 (R) from January 21 through January 28.

In other news... - Click to expand

Thank you to everyone who sent me their replays for analysis. With over 66,000 replays I was able to publish my first stage of the analysis. I’m taking a break before part 2, to focus on my coursework, but am already thinking of how to structure the next stage of this analysis.

Read more about the replay analysis…

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