Winter Quest
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The winter has arrived - it’s time to warm up in the battles from the Winter Quest in War Thunder! To brighten up the long, dark evenings we have prepared many prizes that you can get for any of your usual activities, because you just need to get points to complete the tasks!

You can get high ranked event vehicles of all types! Trophies with rewards, decal coupons, camouflages for event vehicles, player icons and decorations await you. Low ranked premium vehicles will be given this time to aircraft fans (last time we gave them to tankers).

Let’s light the Christmas tree together!

From 11:00 GMT on the 20th of December, 2022 until 11:00 GMT on the 9th of January, 2023

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Late 298D

France, rank I, premium

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T-80UM2

USSR, rank VII, event vehicle

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Tornado IDS Marineflieger

Germany, rank VIII, event vehicle

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USS Newport News

USA, rank V, event vehicle

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“Winter Quest” decals

"Cuckoo Clock" decoration

“Christmas Mill (naval)” decoration

Player icon

Event vehicles in rank IV-VIII and decals will be granted in the form of coupons, while rank I premium vehicles, decorations and camouflages will be immediately activated on the player’s account.

All event rewards will be issued for a specific number of “Marks of distinction” earned in the specified vehicle type in the appropriate game mode.

  • 50,000 — 100,000 Silver Lions
  • Silver and EXP boosters
  • Random wagers and orders
  • Universal backups (1-3 pcs.)
  • 1 day of Premium account
  • Random camouflage for a purchased vehicle of any type

  • Activate all 5 coupons for decals on your account to receive the 6th decal “Dear Santa I can explain”.




More about collections on the WT Wiki!

“Dear Santa I can explain” decal

Tasks

To get one Mark of distinction for a tanker/pilot/sailor, earn 40,000 mission points in random battles in rank III or higher (from rank I for event vehicles) in the corresponding vehicle type with the corresponding game mode. Points multiplier that varies based on vehicle rank and difficulty level is stated in the task description. The tasks are all the same and are renewed every two days at 11:00 GMT.

Missed Marks of distinction can be purchased for Golden Eagles until January 12th without completing the tasks. You can do that in the menu “Nickname → Achievements → Winter Quest → Tasks for tankers/pilots/sailors.

Ice chest

A unique opportunity to obtain items from past winter events! From December the 20th until January the 9th - the “Ice Chest” and its “Almighty Key” will be available for purchase in the item Store. The “Ice Chest” will bring you unique decals, decorations, vehicles and camouflages from all past War Thunder winter events. Some items from past events appear as coupons for the first time and you will be able to trade them on the Market! Also you can find Silver Lions, boosters, universal backups, wagers and orders.

The cost of the “Ice Chest” is 10,000 Silver Lions, the cost of the “Almighty Key” - 50,000 Silver Lions. “Almighty Keys” can also be obtained for 3 and 10 Marks of distinction of the “Winter Quest” event. All “Ice Chests” and “Almighty Keys” will disappear from the inventory on January 9th at 12:00 GMT, so be sure to use them before then!

Ice Chest
Almighty Key
“Ice chest” can contain the following rewards (open spoiler)

Vehicles (both immediately activated on the account and available as coupons):

  • MiG-23MF (Germany)
  • C. 202D (only direct to the account)
  • AGS
  • A.C.I (only direct to the account)
  • IJN Hayanami (only direct to the account)
  • MPK Pr.201K
  • MiG-21PFM
  • Ro.57 Quadriarma (only direct to the account)
  • Class 3 (P)
  • E.B.R. (1954) (only direct to the account)
  • USS Baltimore
  • Type K-8 No.13 (only direct to the account)
  • TIS MA
  • J6K1
  • Merkava Mk.2B (USA)
  • QF 3.7 Ram
  • Jaguar
  • PT-811
  • Fw 190 C
  • M.B.152C1
  • T30
  • SU-85A
  • PBM-3 "Mariner" (only direct to the account)
  • Leningrad (only direct to the account)
  • P-40C
  • NC.900 (only direct to the account)
  • Ersatz M10 (only direct to the account)
  • AEC Mk II
  • Me 262 A-2a
  • Ki-21-I hei
  • LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2 (USA)
  • Type 62 (USSR)
  • P-63C-5 (USSR) (only direct to the account)
  • VK 45.01 (P)
  • M8A1 GMC
  • I-301

* — the chances of receiving the Type 62 (USSR) are far lower than the other vehicles and are around 0,001%

All vehicles will be immediately credited to the account but there is a chance to get it in form of a coupon unless otherwise specified.

Camouflages (coupons only):

  • MiG-23MF (Germany): Tricolor camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • AGS: Snow w/Open Terrain camouflage MERDC (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • MPK Pr.201K: Deforming camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • MiG-21PFM: Demonstration camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Class 3 (P): PATRIA camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • USS Baltimore: Deforming camouflage Design 33 16D (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • TIS MA: Bicolor green camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • J6K1: Experimental camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Merkava Mk.2B (USA): Tricolor camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • QF 3.7 Ram: Late bicolor camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Jaguar: Deforming camouflage Bow sea (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • PT-811: Deforming camouflage Design 20L (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Fw 190 C: Nonstandard tricolor camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • M.B.152C1: Early camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • T30: Winter verdant camouflage MERDC (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • SU-85A: Bicolor summer camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • P-40C: Olive-green camouflage (for the first time in the form of a coupon)

Decorations (both immediately activated on the account and available as coupons):

  • Snowboard (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Snowshoe (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Biathlon rifle (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Ice Climber’s Backpack (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Snowmobile NKL-16/41 (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • DUKW (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Assault rifle with grenade launcher (USSR)
  • Assault rifle with grenade launcher (China)
  • Assault rifle with grenade launcher (Germany)
  • Assault rifle with grenade launcher (Britain)
  • Assault rifle (Sweden) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Carl Gustaf M/45 (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Assault rifle (China) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Type 63 (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Assault rifle (Japan)
  • Assault rifle (USA)
  • Assault rifle (Britain)
  • Assault rifle (Germany)
  • Assault rifle (France)
  • Assault rifle (USSR)
  • Christmas Wreath (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Sleigh (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Ski (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Skates (for the first time in the form of a coupon)

Decals (both immediately activated on the account and available as coupons):

  • "Warrior of the North" decal
  • "Warrior of the Slavs" decal
  • "Desert Warrior" decal
  • "Guard Warrior" decal
  • "Warrior of the Rising Sun" decal
  • "The Sherwood Warrior" decal
  • "Warrior of the East" decal
  • "Legion Warrior" decal
  • Pin-up pilot China
  • Pin-up pilot Sweden
  • Pin-up pilot Italy
  • New Year's pin-up (China) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • New Year's pin-up (France) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • New Year's pin-up (Germany) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • New Year's pin-up (Italy) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • New Year's pin-up (Japan) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • New Year's pin-up (Sweden) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • New Year's pin-up (Britain) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • New Year's pin-up (USA) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • New Year's pin-up (Russia) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Pin-up pilot USA
  • Pin-up pilot Russia
  • Pin-up pilot Britain
  • Pin-up pilot Japan
  • Pin-up pilot Germany
  • Pin-up pilot France
  • Shark Jaws (1) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Shark Jaws (2) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Shark Jaws (3) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Shark Jaws (4) (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • "Christmas tree" victory marks (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Xmas Rocket (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Xmas Sock (for the first time in the form of a coupon)
  • Xmas Tree (for the first time in the form of a coupon)

Silver Lions

  • 10,000 — 1,000,000

Expendable items

  • Battle trophy (Research points booster)
  • Battle trophy (Silver lions booster)
  • Universal backup
  • Universal backup x2
  • Universal backup x3
  • Random wager
  • Random order

New Year trophy for Golden Eagles

For those who want to spend not only accumulated Silver Lions, but also Golden Eagles a special New Year trophy is available in the item Store. You can purchase it only for GE but inside it you will find a huge set of useful items: premium account, SL, universal backups and boosters, premium vehicles and also all vehicles that were ever been sold for GE or Warbonds but isn’t tradable now either in the game or on the market (list below).

New Year trophy
New Year trophy

Purchasing a New Year Trophy is a bargain! If you have opened enough trophies you will be guaranteed of receiving talismans and premium vehicles. And the average value of the trophy contents are almost one and a half times its price.

New Year trophy details (open spoiler)

New Year’s trophy purchase price: 999 Golden Eagles

Guaranteed Prize: 1 day premium account + 100000 Silver Lions

Additional Guaranteed Prize:

  • 1 day premium account — 15%
  • 3 days premium account — 10%
  • 7 days premium account — 5%
  • 100000 SL — 16%
  • 250000 SL — 8%
  • 500000 SL — 4%
  • 1000000 SL — 2%
  • 50-300% booster for 1-3 battles — 20%
  • Universal backup - 3 pieces. — 20%

Additional random prizes:

1. Talisman for vehicles (15% chance but at least once for every 14 trophy openings); breakdown of chance by vehicle rank:

  • Rank I — 16%
  • Rank II — 20%
  • Rank III — 25%
  • Rank IV — 18%
  • Rank V — 10%
  • Rank VI — 7%
  • Rank VII — 3%
  • Rank VIII — 1%

If all vehicles of the dropped rank already have a talisman the player will be refunded fully for the New Year trophy — 999 GE.

  1. Premium vehicles including unavailable for sale (15% chance but not less than once for every 14 trophy openings); breakdown of chances by vehicle ranks:
  • Rank I — 20%
  • Rank II — 25%
  • Rank III — 23%
  • Rank IV — 15%
  • Rank V — 10%
  • Rank VI — 7%

If all vehicles of the dropped out rank are already there, the player will be refunded the cost of the New Year trophy fully — 999 GE.

Unavailable for purchase vehicles presented in the New Year’s trophy along with the usual premium vehicles:

  • M26E1
  • UH-1C XM-30
  • P-61A-11
  • Bostwick's P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolt
  • Lanovski's P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolt
  • Wetmore's P-51D-10 Mustang
  • USS Cowell
  • Pz.Sfl.Ic
  • Panzer IV/70(A)
  • He 112 B-1/U2 (Germany)
  • P-47D (Germany)
  • La-5FN (Germany)
  • Tempest Mk V (Germany)
  • Sea Hawk Mk.100
  • Z20 Karl Galster
  • T31
  • T-34 (1st Gv.T.Br.)
  • МК-IX "Valentine" (USSR)
  • KV-1E
  • KV-2 (ZiS-6)
  • IS-2 "Revenge"
  • Mi-24D (USSR)
  • Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 (USSR)
  • Pe-2-205
  • IL-2M "Avenger"
  • Golovachev's Yak-9M
  • Fw 190 D-9 (USSR)
  • Spitfire Mk IXc (USSR)
  • MiG-15bis ISH
  • Stroyny
  • Neustrashimy
  • Achilles (65 Rg.)
  • Boomerang Mk II
  • D.520 (Great Britain)
  • Typhoon Mk Ib
  • Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc
  • Prendergast's Spitfire FR Mk XIVe
  • Hunter FGA.9
  • HMCS Haida
  • J2M4 Kai
  • IJN Kiyoshimo
  • Т-62 №545
  • T-69 II G
  • P40 "G.C. Leoncello"
  • RN Geniere
  • F-84F IAF (France)

Detailed terms

  • The exact terms of each task can be found in the “Nickname → Achievements → Winter Quest” window.
  • To get a Mark of distinction, you need to complete a task in the corresponding vehicle type in the corresponding game mode. For example, a Mark of distinction for a pilot can be received only by playing Air battles (AB/RB/SB).
  • You can complete the tasks in multiplayer battles in all game modes except for “Assault”.
  • You can complete the tasks not only in vehicles of Rank III and above, but also in lower rank event vehicles. You could receive those in large events such as winter and summer marathons, WWII chronicles, BP seasons and craft marathons. In the vehicle cards of such vehicles you can find the names of events in which said vehicles first became available in the game.
  • You have received the Mark of distinction if the achievement’s color is golden.
  • Missed Marks of distinction can be purchased for Golden Eagles in the Achievements window until January 12th, 2023. Make sure you pick the right achievement category: for tankers, pilots and sailors.
  • Prizes received in the form of tradable coupons will be available for trading on the market from January 13th, 2023. The time from which the coupon can be traded can be viewed in the game in the coupon description. The option of trading each coupon separately depends on the time of its receipt and doesn’t depend on the vehicle type.
  • For 8 Marks of distinction you receive an untradable coupon for a vehicle. Upon activating it, you will instantly receive a corresponding vehicle. If you do not wish to use the vehicle and want to sell the coupon on the Marketplace instead, you need the “Upgrade for coupon” item.
  • For 10 Marks of distinction you receive an untradable “Upgrade for coupon” item. You can use it to make the vehicle coupon you received tradable and then sell it on the Marketplace. The date on which a traded coupon becomes available for sale can be seen in its description in the game.
  • The “Upgrade for coupon” item has an expiration date. You can either use it or exchange it for Warbonds before it expires.
  • PlayStation and Xbox players will be able to exchange decal coupons for similar ones. The exchange is available in the “Workshop → Exchange items “Winter Quest” window.

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