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We’re nearing the end of December now, which means it’s time for gifts, bright decorations, fireworks and generally a jolly festive mood. All of which await you this Christmas and New Year’s period!

You’re invited to plunge into the festive atmosphere in War Thunder this holiday season to enjoy yourself and receive excellent rewards. Take a look below at everything we’ve prepared for you!

Play and meet the criteria to receive each gift.

When: December 20th (11:00 GMT) until January 2nd (11:00 GMT).

“Dragon Warrior”
“New Year’s Sign”
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“New Year’s Flag” ship flag
“New Year’s Flag”
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Play 3 battles using vehicles of Rank III or higher with an activity level of 70% or more.

Destroy 30 enemies while using ground vehicles of Rank III or higher.

Deal 50,000 damage while using naval vessels of Rank III or higher.

We’ve got two special chests lined up for you this festive season: the Christmas Chest that can be purchased for Golden Eagles, and the Snowman for Silver Lions.

When: From December 20th (12:00 GMT) until January 15th (12:00 GMT).

Once opened, there’s a chance to get either a Premium Account, Silver Lions, Universal backups, Boosters, Premium vehicles as well as vehicles that have never been sold for Golden Eagles or War Bonds, and are not currently sold in the game or on the Market.

Christmas Chest
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Christmas Chest purchase price: 999 Golden Eagles

Guaranteed Prize: 1 day premium account + 120000 Silver Lions (total purchase price of 490 Golden Eagles)

Additional Guaranteed Prize:

  • 1 day premium account - 15% chances
  • 3 days premium account - 10% chances
  • 7 days premium account - 5% chances
  • 100000 SL - 16% chances
  • 250000 SL - 8% chances
  • 500000 SL - 4% chances
  • 1000000 SL - 2% chances
  • 100% booster for 3 battles - 20% chances
  • Universal backup — 5 pieces. - 20% chances

Additional random prizes:

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

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

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

2) Premium vehicles including unavailable for sale (15% chance but not less than once for every 14 chest openings); breakdown of chances by vehicle ranks:

  • Rank I - 20%
  • Rank II - 20%
  • Rank III - 20%
  • Rank IV - 20%
  • Rank V - 10%
  • Rank VI - 7%
  • Rank VII - 3%

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

Unavailable for purchase vehicles presented in the Christmas Chest along with the usual premium vehicles:

  • Lightning F.53
  • F-86F-35
  • J29D
  • J35A
  • YP-38
  • T-2 Early
  • MiG-17AS
  • MiG-21 SPS-K (Germany)
  • Milan
  • S.O.4050 Vautour IIN
  • A-4E (Israel)
  • SAV 20.12.48
  • Type 74 (G)
  • Type 69-IIa
  • 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)

You’re able to purchase the “Snowman” and its “Carrot” to open it. Once opened, there’s a chance to get either unique Decals, Decorations, vehicles and camouflages from past winter events in War Thunder (including in the form of coupons), as well as Silver Lions, Boosters, Universal Backups, a Profile Icon, Aerobatic Smoke and Orders.

Take part in battles, earn mission score points and receive a variety of cool rewards.

When: From December 20th (11:00 GMT) until January 9th (11:00 GMT).

Participate in the Winter Extreme event and earn rewards: ranging from Trophies, Decals, “Carrots”, 4 unique vehicles and their respective camouflages, a Player Icon and Decorations. Check it out!

J9 Early

A Rank II Premium for Sweden.

Click here to learn more.

Mirage 2000C-S4

A Rank VIII Event Vehicle for France.

Click here to learn more.

USS Mississippi

A Rank VI Event Vehicle for the USA.

Click here to learn more.


A Rank VII Event Vehicle for Germany.

Click here to learn more.

Wanted a vehicle for a while now? Treat yourself to a nice bargain!

When: From December 20th (11:00 GMT) until December 26th (11:00 GMT).

  • 50% off all vehicles in the game*
  • 50% off talismans, back-ups, and modifications.*
  • 50% off a Premium account for 90 or 365 days in the game store, and 180 days in the Gaijin.Net online store.

*Discounts apply to vehicles for Silver Lions and Golden Eagles, except those added in the “Air Superiority” and “Kings of Battle” major updates, as well as Squadron Vehicles.

How well do you know War Thunder? Take our special quiz using the link to find out for sure.

When: From December 20th (11:00 GMT) until December 26th (11:00 GMT).

True experts will be in for a little surprise!

We’ll tell you about discounts in the Gaijin.Net store in a separate news article on December 26th.

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