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Battle Pass Season VIII: Event Guide

PLEASE NOTE: The content described in this article will be available only on the servers of the following regions: EU, NA, ASIA.

To learn more about the content available on RU servers, please check this article.

Commanders! Welcome to Battle Pass Season VIII, running from June 1st, 05:30 CEST (UTC+2) through August 31st!

The new Season is the result of a creative collaboration by World of Tanks and Warhammer 40,000, a rich universe based on tabletop miniature wargames and also comprising countless books and video games.

The backstory of Battle Pass Season VIII is set in the grimdark future where humanity is engaged in an endless conflict, threatened by heretics, mutants, and aliens on a million worlds. The three commanders who join your side once you complete the respective Chapters are the main characters of this story. The reward progressive 3D styles for the three Core Vehicles are inspired by their adventures and by the factions they represent: the Ultramarines, the Death Guard, and the Evil Sunz Orks.

[h2]The Rewards[/h2]

While the narrative of Season VIII takes a new and exciting turn, its mechanics remain the same as the previous Season, from earning Battle Pass Points to the possibility of starting with any Chapter and switching to another on your whim.

The prizes are lucrative, as usual, and even more so with an Improved Pass.

Learn more: EU, NA.

[h2]The 3D Styles[/h2]

There’s plenty of great stuff to be earned in battle during Battle Pass Season VIII, but some spoils of WAAAGH! really stand out. Like, for example, the brand-new Warhammer 40,000-themed progressive 3D styles for the Season VIII Core Vehicles.
  • Your E 100 can proudly wear Ultramarine colors (which is mainly the namesake one).


  • Your Object 430U can experience the influence of Nurgle, one of the powerful Chaos Gods.


  • And your STB-1 can turn mean and red for more DAKKA—and because “red goes fasta.” Just look at those fangs!


[h2]The New Commanders[/h2]

Meet the commanders from the grimdark future! Completing Chapter I—"All Shall Rot"—will bring you Dolgoth Sepk of the Death Guard, putrid but competent. Finishing Chapter II—"Courage and Honour"—will make valiant Volusad Thassius of the Ultramarines available for recruitment. And seeing through Chapter III—"Red 'Uns Go Faster"—will put energetic and jovial Kroglin da Facegrinda of the Evil Sunz Orks on your side.

           Dolgoth Sepk
         Volusad Thassius
                     Kroglin da Facegrinda
        of the Death Guard
        of the Ultramarines
                      of the Evil Sunz Orks

Please take note that, this time, you are free to assign the commanders’ Major Qualification but not their nation (the latter corresponds to the Core Vehicle associated with their faction).

[h2]The 2D Styles[/h2]

Last but not least, we’d like to mention the three fit-all 2D styles, each coming as a reward for completing a Chapter. Take a peek at them in the gallery below.

[h3]"Flyblown" 2D Style[/h3]


[h3]"Moar Dakka" 2D Style[/h3]


[h3]"Son of Macragge" 2D Style[/h3]


[h2]The Cobra[/h2]

We would also like to draw your attention to the Cobra, one of the vehicles available for Battle Pass Tokens. There are two reasons for that. First, Season VIII is the first time you can obtain enough Tokens to claim this powerful medium tank. Second, the Cobra’s stats are currently being finalized (see the preliminary ones below) so that it’s ready to burst into the game in full power. This Tier IX Brit offers a bombastic combination of HESH shells and an autoloader, which is pure Waaagh!

Select a Chapter once the Season starts so you can complete Stages and claim the rewards. Remember that you can pause the current Chapter and switch to another at any time, without losing the progress you’ve made. Keep an eye on the number of Battle Pass Tokens you’ve accumulated. During this Season, the most dedicated will be able to obtain the Cobra, this year’s key prize. Once you’ve completed all three Chapters, you’ll become able to get crew members, 3D styles, and great goodies (such as bonds) for excess Battle Pass Points. Don’t forget to spend them all before August 31, when Season VIII ends.

[h2]Earning Battle Pass Points[/h2]

As it always goes, you need Battle Pass Points to claim the goodies. During Season VIII, you can earn them in Random Battles and by completing Daily Missions. (Keep in mind that Points awarded for Daily Missions are given even after you reach a vehicle’s Point Limit.) The Core Vehicles of Season VIII—the E 100, the Object 430U, and the STB-1 — have extended Limits for maximum Points.

Learn more: EU, NA, ASIA.

[h2]The Story[/h2]

THE ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER of Battle Pass Season VIII left our main characters as they were preparing to battle for the Standard Template Construct on the desolate world of Tahnicus Mundi in the light of the twin suns of the Hursprari system. To be most precise, the millennia-old relic containing long-lost advanced technology is coveted by the Ultramarines and their former brothers from the Death Guard. The Orks are in for a fight—and for some scrap.

So what happened to the commanders after the battle? Who ultimately prevailed? And what is the true Ork way of opening reinforced blast doors?


Upon entering the atmosphere of Tahnicus Mundi, we came under heavy Xenos fire but were able to land. No losses were reported.

We swiftly moved towards the projected location of the STC in a Spearhead formation, meeting some resistance from the Orks.

Our task was eased: The Xenos had already engaged the traitorous Space Marines, who arrived to claim the STC for their own nefarious purposes.

Driven by either madness or mere spite, the traitors’ commander challenged us over the comms. This allowed us to spot their main forces and avoid falling into the trap set by the Death Guard.

A surprise attack by the Xenos was also a factor, turning our confrontation into a three-way battle. Its course was quite… disorderly.

The entire engagement turned out to be a gauntlet of sorts. But we are the Ultramarines, and we are prepared to overcome.
[h2]The Bundles[/h2]

Over the course of Battle Pass Season VIII, numerous themed bundles will be available in the in-game Store. Among these, we would like to highlight one featuring the devout Natalestra Aspais of Adepta Sororitas as a crew member and the awesome-looking Ignis Purgatio 3D style for the Bat.-Châtillon 25 t .

Join the fray and fight like the Ultramarines, Commanders!
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[h2]Rewards [/h2]
  • x2 Additional Credits per Battle +50% to credits earned in battle for 1 hour
  • x2 Battle Reserves +100% bonus to Combat XP for 1 hour
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Stream Drops Week: Test Your Luck!


Do you watch World of Tanks streams on Steam? There’s always something happening on the Broadcast page, whether it’s the most hilarious moments from Best Replays of the Week or the charismatic Luke Kneller talking about the latest events and putting various tanks to the test. Streams can teach you some cool tips and tricks from skillful players or make you laugh at some unexpected and funny moments. Today, we want to add yet another reason to watch streams: this week, you’ll be able to get prizes for it!

[h3]Stream Drops Week[/h3]
From May 23, 2022, through May 29, 2022

[h2]How Does It Work?[/h2]

During Stream Drops Week, players will have a chance to receive some rewards for watching World of Tanks streams on Steam.

First, you can get some useful goodies simply for being in the stream chat. Just tune in to the stream on either the Store or Broadcast page, and then type “!drops” in the chat. This will make you a participant, giving you a certain chance of receiving a prize. It’s as simple as that!

Rewards will be sent out randomly to a certain percentage of participants. Keep in mind that it might take a couple of days to receive the reward.

Second, if you’re lucky, you can catch a surprise bonus code shared in the chat by our Community Managers. During the stream, special bonus codes might appear in the chat, and the quickest to grab and activate them will receive the rewards! So keep your eyes peeled for those bonus codes! And if you missed one, don’t worry—just keep watching the stream, and another one will pop up eventually!

NOTE: You cannot activate more than three different bonus codes from the chat during this event.

We recommend revisiting the stream frequently during the event—you’ll have a better chance of grabbing a bonus code. Moreover, you can write “!drops” in the chat every day to significantly increase your chance of getting Drops prizes! Note that only the first message of the day counts, so there’s no need to spam a hundred messages—just one will do!

[h2]What Can I Get?[/h2]

Let’s have a look at the prizes!

All bonus codes will contain the same reward: 1 day of WoT Premium Account. During Stream Drops Week, you can activate up to three different bonus codes per account. If you get an error message upon activation, that means someone was quicker than you and that bonus code is no longer active. Keep hunting!

There will be three different types of Drops rewards:

1. Personal Reserves
  • 2 Personal Reserves: +50% to credits for 1 hour
  • 2 Personal Reserves: +100% to Combat XP for 1 hour
  • 1 Personal Reserve: +300% to Crew XP for 1 hour
2. Consumables
  • 1 Large Repair Kit
  • 1 Large First Aid Kit
  • 1 Automatic Fire Extinguisher
3. 1 day of WoT Premium Account

These prizes will be distributed randomly between a few of the players who wrote “!drops” in the stream chat. Will you be one of the lucky ones? There’s only one way to find out, so make sure to join in the event!

Watch our streams, enjoy World of Tanks content, and grab some goodies for your account!

Good luck!

Frontline Returns for Its First Launch in 2022!

One of the most exciting modes in World of Tanks is back, Commanders!

In 2022, Frontline will no longer be tied to events or Stages. Instead, it will be launched at the end of each Battle Pass Season, so you can earn even more credits and Progression Points. The first week-long launch awaits you from May 23 through 30. Let's see what it brings!

[h3]Frontline 2022: First Launch[/h3]
EU: May 23, 2022, at 06:00 CEST through May 30, 2022, at 03:00 CEST (UTC+2)
NA: May 23, 2022, at 04:00 PT | 06:00 CT | 07:00 ET through Monday, May 30, 2022 at 01:00 PT | 03:00 CT | 04:00 ET
ASIA: May 23, 2022, at 07:00 UTC+8 through May 30, 2022, at 04:00 UTC+8
Australia Server Prime Time: 18:00-22:00 UTC+10

[h2]Balance Improvements[/h2]

In the first Frontline 2022 launch, we return to the comfortable same-tier battles. Pick up your favorite Tier VIII vehicles and get ready for epic clashes in a familiar format!

Other core rules won’t change, but we’ve made the following balance adjustments to improve your gameplay experience:
  • The order of Combat Reserves upgrades for SPGs has been changed. Now, they will unlock as follows:
    • Attack Reserves
    • Recon Reserves
    • Tactical Reserves
  • The Engineering Combat Reserve was moved from Tactical to Recon Reserves, and Smoke Screen was moved from Recon to Tactical Reserves.
  • Smoke Screen now not only conceals all allied and enemy vehicles in and behind the smoke, but additionally provides penalties to the skills of enemy crew (by 15%) and the view range value (by 30%) within the screen.
  • We also improved the effectiveness of Artillery Strike. Depending on its level, this Combat Reserve will have 20/24/28 shells instead of 16/18/20.

Finally, Combat Reserves are now assigned to the same hotkeys, so they will be more convenient for you to use during battle.

[h2]Kraftwerk Map Rebalancing[/h2]

The Kraftwerk map has received a large series of balance fixes that will make gameplay more comfortable for attackers. We changed several firing positions, added additional cover, made the path to the pillboxes more accessible, etc.

[h2]Changes to the Vehicle Rental System[/h2]

We’ve also updated the vehicle rental system in the mode. Instead of the weekend offer, daily discounts will appear on all days (except for the first day) that Frontline is available. You’ll be able to rent four popular vehicles with a cumulative 14% discount. All rental tanks come with 100% trained crews as an enjoyable bonus.

[h2]Battle Pass Connection[/h2]

In 2022, Frontline will still be closely connected to Battle Pass. Don’t forget that you’ll be able to earn Battle Pass Progression Points for both:
  • Performance in battles
  • Reaching new Frontline Tiers
The number of Points you can earn will depend on your position in the post-battle ranking by Frontline Experience earned and whether your team won or lost.


Upon reaching each Frontline Tier (except for the first), you will receive 20 Battle Pass Points, as well as a bonus reward of directives.

Since Frontline will kick off at the end of each Battle Pass Season, you'll have a good chance to earn the maximum amount of Progression Points, and catch up and reap lucrative rewards you haven't received yet.

[h2]Frontline Daily Missions[/h2]

After reaching the maximum Frontline Tier (15), you will be able to complete special daily missions. There will be 3 missions in total, all of which can be completed only once a day, in Frontline. Each completed mission will reward you with bonds and a Personal Reserve.


  • Play 3 battles and cause at least 5,000 damage to enemy vehicles in each battle by shooting, ramming, or using Combat Reserves.
  • Once a day
  • Only in Frontline
  • Only for players who have the maximum Frontline Tier
  • Progress resets daily
  • 25 bonds
  • x1 Personal Reserve +300% to Crew Experience for 1 hour
[h3]...or do not,...[/h3]

  • Get the Rank of Captain 3 times.
  • Once a day
  • Only in Frontline
  • Only for players who have the maximum Frontline Tier
  • Progress resets daily
  • 25 bonds
  • x1 Personal Reserve +300% to Free Experience for 1 hour
[h3]...there is no try.[/h3]

  • Play 3 battles and block at least 2,000 damage in each battle. Ricochets and non-penetrating hits are included.
  • Once a day
  • Only in Frontline
  • Only for players who have the maximum Frontline Tier
  • Progress resets daily
  • 25 bonds
  • x1 Personal Reserve +50% to combat experience for 1 hour
Good luck in Frontline, Commanders! We’re sure that all these changes will make the mode even more exciting!

World of Tanks on Steam: First Year Recap

How is your celebration going, Commanders?

If you wish to take a short break from all the festive activities happening on Steam and in the game, we invite you for a quick trip into the recent past of World of Tanks. We would like to reminisce about all the important steps that we took in our first year following the release on Steam and see how much we have achieved so far together with our players. To get a clear vision of the path we've threaded, we will mention only the Steam-specific events and features in this article. So let’s start up the Time Machine!

[h3]April 2021: Release on Steam[/h3]

This was an exciting moment for our team, as World of Tanks was venturing into completely new territory, setting new goals, and meeting new challenges. Steam is a massive platform with thousands of games and millions of players, and we were glad to become a part of this giant community of passionate gamers. Our release on Steam has opened a new page in the game’s long history. After all, before appearing on Steam, World of Tanks has been providing players around the world with their regular portion of spectacular action for over 10 years!

[h3]May 2021: Soundtrack DLC Release[/h3]

Over the last year, we've had a lot of positive feedback about the soundtrack in our game, and we are delighted that you like it! Our Audio Team is doing a fantastic job creating epic orchestral scores that make breathtaking clashes in World of Tanks truly dramatic. Within a couple of weeks of the game’s initial release on Steam, we released a free Soundtrack DLC for all music lovers out there to enjoy. Together with our Audio Team, we have carefully handpicked the best tracks ever written for World of Tanks. Later on, we added a few more, including such hits as “Return of the Waffenträger” and “Fight Back.” Go on and take a listen!

[h3]July 2021: Trading Cards & Free DLC[/h3]

July brought great news for our Steam players, as we added 12 trading cards to collect and trade with your friends, 6 badges to show your dedication to World of Tanks, 3 backgrounds to adorn your profile with, and 5 emoticons to help you express yourself. Apart from that, July was the month when our “Free Starter Pack” DLC was introduced to help newcomers at the beginning of their journey by providing them with credits, a Garage slot, and 3 days of Premium Account. If, for some unknown reason, you still haven’t claimed that DLC, go get it right now!


[h3]October 2021: Steam Achievements[/h3]

This was a feature our players waited a long time for! There’s no better feeling than finally getting that very last achievement, right? In October 2021, 59 Steam Achievements were added to World of Tanks. Closely tied to in-game progress, they were designed so that players could get them all by actively playing the game, progressing through the Tech Trees, and improving their battle skills. We didn’t want to create achievements that our players would need to grind for thousands of hours. Instead, we wanted them to be realistic and serve as an acknowledgment of hitting various milestones along their tanker journeys.

So, the only question that remains is: How many have you managed to get so far?

[h3]November 2021: Bonus and Invite Codes[/h3]

This feature took us some time and effort, but in the first half of November, we were happy to announce that Steam players could now activate Bonus and Invite codes in the Steam Wargaming Game Center. This was a very important improvement that we’ll keep using for various events and community activities, so follow the news and watch out for the codes!

And if you happen to have a friend who’s just started playing World of Tanks or only plans on doing so, don’t hesitate to pass them the invite code “GOWOTSTEAM” for a huge starting bonus!

[h3]November 2021: Rewards for Being Awesome Tankers[/h3]

The second part of November was no less exciting than the first, as we did our first small Recap after six full months on Steam and rewarded our players for staying with us and being a part of an amazing community. We were glad to see that this community never stops growing, and we can assure you that we will do our best to keep you happy and entertained. Thank you again for being awesome!

And while we’re at it, we highly recommend you check out the mind-blowing infographics that we designed for that article. Keep in mind that those numbers were collected in November 2021, which means that they are now even crazier!

[h3]January 2022: Points Shop[/h3]

Another feature that was much desired by our community was the Points Shop support. We spend countless hours designing those items and finding perfect descriptions for them (by the way, check them out—they are hilarious). Finally, in January, we were ready to release them for our players to enjoy, and now it warms our hearts every time we see a Steam profile decorated with items from the World of Tanks Points Shop.

Which ones do you like most, and would you like to see more?

[h3]February 2022: Publisher Weekend[/h3]

The Wargaming Publisher Weekend on Steam was a great success, not only for World of Tanks but for Wargaming in general, because this was the first big Publisher event for Wargaming on Steam. We were proud to present our projects to the Steam audience during the event, and our players had a chance to get hold of some limited-time DLCs and bundles and have some fun completing special missions in the game.

Just like with any major event, the preparation required a tremendous amount of work and collaboration of many different teams across the whole company, but the final result was definitely worth it! This was a big achievement for Wargaming and a significant step in our plan to take over the Galaxy (whoops, did we say that out loud?).

[h3]All Year: Various Events and Activities[/h3]

In this Recap, we aimed to mention only the Steam-specific goals that we achieved during the last year. But apart from that, the whole year has been filled with captivating events and activities. Return of the Waffenträger, Halloween 2021, Holidays Ops 2022, and many more—we do our best to always keep our players entertained and ensure that they are having fun in the game. And remember: a lot more is yet to come, because we keep on rolling!

If you wish to learn more about the latest in-game changes and tweaks, you are welcome to delve into the depths of the patchnotes by clicking on one of these links: EU, NA, ASIA. Just make sure that you have a couple of spare hours to read them all!

Have fun playing World of Tanks, Commanders!