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Holiday Ops 2021: Chuck Norris is going to bring you Gifts!

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Holiday Ops 2021 is almost here, and it comes two days earlier than we predicted! Holiday Ops 2021 lasts a month, from December 9, 2020 at 08:00 (UTC+1) through January 11, 2021 at 08:00 (UTC+1). There’s also an event extension from January 11 at 08:00 (UTC+1) until almost the end of January.

The aim of Holiday Ops is to complete all the various missions and collect as many decorations as possible. Put up your decorations to increase the Festive Atmosphere. If you never played World of Tanks during the Holiday Ops, you are in for a bag full of treats and gifts!

Holiday Ops 2021 Annual Gift

  • Pz.Sfl. IC, a German Tier IV Premium tank destroyer
  • Garage Slot, always useful for the Free2Play Players
  • 100% Trained Crew
  • One Antiduplicator, useful to help to craft those precious Collection items!
  • 500 Shards, to help you start your crafting!
  • Three Small Boxes, full small gifts and three random decorations each!

Event Summary

  • The higher the Festive Atmosphere Level, the better your rewards and bonuses in battles.
  • Complete Missions From Chuck to earn Small Boxes, an exclusive 2D style and Chuck Norris himself as a custom Commander.
  • You can also get Small Boxes by completing the standard daily missions available in the game.
  • In addition to the classic decorations, outfit your Garage with Large Decorations. Each Large Decoration will help you earn 2.5% more credits in Random Battles.
  • All the decorations you earn or get are arranged into four thematic Collections. Assembling a full Collection nets you an exclusive 2D style and a unique decal.
  • Break decorations you don’t need and put the Shards into the Decorider to get the ones your Collections lack.
  • Once you have reached Festive Atmosphere Level IV, you will be greeted by the first Snow Maiden. As your Festive Atmosphere Level increases over time, three more Snow Maidens will visit you. Click on any of them once a day to get a present containing one random decoration from their respective Collections.
  • Snow Maidens will also provide you with daily missions for x5 XP when victorious. You will receive as many x5 missions as there are Snow Maidens in your Garage.
  • You increase the Snow Maidens’ Presents Level by accepting their presents. Reaching new Presents Levels increases the minimum level of the decorations you will receive in subsequent presents.
  • Once you reach Festive Atmosphere Level X, you will be able to complete the Collections from previous years’ Holiday Ops events (2018–2020).
  • You can build your own Holiday Ops vehicles branch with up to 6 vehicles, from Tier V to Tier X. These vehicles, depending on their type, will receive special XP bonuses.
  • You will unlock an extra “Chuck’s slot” when you complete five Missions From Chuck, regardless of your current Festive Atmosphere Level.
  • Building Collections and increasing the Festive Atmosphere gives you a Random Battle bonus to credits of up to 40%. Each Large Decoration gives you another 2.5% to credits earned.
  • Holiday Ops vehicles will continue to enjoy their slot bonuses from January 11 at 08:00 (UTC+1) until almost the end of January. In addition, they will receive the highest bonus to credits you achieved during the event.

Small Boxes with Decorations

Every year we get two kinds of boxes, this year is no exception, but the most common box you will see in your garage will be Small Boxes.

You will receive boxes with Decorations and in-game goods as a reward for completing daily missions and special daily tasks from Chuck Norris.

  • Daily Missions from 2 to 6 Boxes
  • Special Daily Tasks: 6 Boxes

In total, there are 5 Decoration Levels. Level I items are the easiest to get while Level V decorations are really rare. The rarer the decorations you use, the more points they add to your Festive Atmosphere and the faster you ascend a level.

Each box contains 3 decorations of a random level and in-game items (credits, consumables, Training Booklets, directives, and a Garage slot). If Lady Luck’s on your side, you can also find Large Decorations inside these boxes.

You can also get decorations in the following ways:

  • Crafting them in the Decorider
  • Receiving them as presents from the Snow Maidens once a day
  • Purchasing Large Boxes

Missions from Chuck Norris

This year we will have a brand new and special guest during Holiday Ops: Chuck Norris! You will be able to get him as a Commander for your tank crews, but he will also give you daily missions where you can get Small Boxes and other special rewards!

Every day, one new mission will be unlocked for you to complete in Random Battles. All missions can be performed in parallel. If you miss several missions, you can complete them all in one fell swoop. If you fell these missions are too hard, no problem, use 500 Shards (from the Decorider) to reroll it for easier conditions but the same rewards. This option is available twice per mission.

There are 32 missions in total, and you’ll receive rewards, a unique decal, an exclusive 2D style, a medal, etc., for completing them. You’ll also get 6 Small Boxes containing decorations for completing each of these missions. Once you have completed 27 missions, you’ll be able to recruit Chuck Norris in the Barracks and he’ll become the commander of one of your vehicles.

Chuck Norris is a very special Commander, and worth getting. He comes with three skills as standard, Sixth Sense, Repairs and Brothers in Arms as a zero perk, but he also has enough experience to learn a fourth skill of your choice! This means you can get a commander that will start training his fifth skill straight away!

The long-awaited credit discounts on researchable tanks are coming back! You’ll unlock them gradually as you complete missions. The first discount on purchasing Tier II vehicles will become available after completing 2 missions. As you progress, the tier of vehicles covered by the discount will also increase. To get a discount on purchasing Tier X vehicles, you need to complete all 32 tasks of my challenge. The discount can be applied even if the vehicle of your choice hasn’t been researched yet.

After completing 5 tasks, you’ll unlock a special “Chuck’s slot” for your Holiday Ops vehicles. At first, you can only place a Tier V vehicle of any type (except Premium) in this slot, but each new Festive Atmosphere Level will increase the vehicle tier that can be selected for this slot. Most importantly, you can choose any of the three bonuses available (+200% to Free XP, +50% to Combat XP, or +100% to Crew XP) for this slot to provide!

Large Decorations

In addition to classic decorations, you can outfit your Garage with Large Decorations. This time, they’re completely different, dynamic, and even fancier than last years!

All of them provide a bonus to credits when fighting in Random Battles. You’ll have the opportunity to receive four Large Decorations, and each of them must be placed in its specific slot via the corresponding interactive element. You can either get Large Decorations in Small Boxes or craft them in the Decorider.

Remember: you can’t duplicate Large Decorations! To craft each subsequent Large Decoration, you’ll need an increasing number of Shards, which can be obtained by breaking down decorations. Once you have all 4 Large Decorations, their crafting is blocked.

LARGE DECORATION COST IN SHARDS
First Large Decoration (if 4 Large Decorations are missing) 500 
Second Large Decoration (if 3 Large Decorations are missing) 1,500 
Third Large Decoration (if 2 Large Decorations are missing) 3,000 
Fourth Large Decoration (if 1 Large Decoration is missing) 5,000 

Festive Atmosphere

Classic decorations increase your Festive Atmosphere Level: the merrier and brighter your Garage looks, the higher the Festive Atmosphere Level. At the start of the event, you’ll have the Festive Atmosphere Level I.

Improving your Festive Atmosphere Level will earn you a host of in-game rewards: Personal Reserves, blueprint fragments, new female crew members, a spectacular festive 2D style, and more.

Leve ILeve IILeve IIIILeve IVLeve VLeve VILeve VIILeve VIIILeve IXLeve X
  • German Tier IV Tank Destroyer Pz.Sfl. IC
  • 100% crew for the Pz. Slf. IC
  • Garage slot
  • ×3 Small Boxes
  • ×500 Shards
  • Antiduplicator Charge
If you have already received your Well-Deserved Reward, you will receive additional rewards:
  • ×7 Small Boxes
  • Antiduplicator Charge
  • ×6 “Merry Christmas!” inscriptions
  • ×6 “Lieutenant Gingerbread Man” decals
  • One random Large Decoration
  • ×5 Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat XP for 1 h
  • ×5 Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 h
  • Antiduplicator Charge
  • x5 Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat XP for 1 h
  • ×5 Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 h
  • ×10 Universal fragments
  • ×20 National fragments (Poland)
  • Training Guide (Poland)
  • Antiduplicator Charge
  • Female crew member: Violetta Metelskaya
  • ×5 Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat XP for 1 h
  • ×5 Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 h
  • ×10 Universal fragments
  • ×20 National fragments (Czechoslovakia)
  • Training Guide (Czechoslovakia)
  • Antiduplicator Charge
  • Snow Maiden (select one)
  • ×7 Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat XP for 1 h
  • ×7 Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 h
  • ×10 Universal fragments
  • ×20 National fragments (China)
  • Training Guide (China)
  • Antiduplicator Charge
  • Female crew member: Carol Frost
  • Holiday Ops vehicle slot for Tier V
  • ×7 Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat XP for 1 h
  • ×7 Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 h
  • ×15 Universal fragments
  • ×20 National fragments (Japan)
  • Training Guide (Japan)
  • Antiduplicator Charge
  • Snow Maiden (select one)
  • Holiday Ops vehicle slot for Tier VI
  • ×7 Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat XP for 1 h
  • ×7 Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 h
  • ×15 Universal fragments
  • ×20 National fragments (Sweden)
  • Training Guide (Sweden)
  • ×2 Antiduplicator Charge
  • Female crew member: Freya Winterson
  • Holiday Ops vehicle slot for Tier VII
  • ×7 Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat XP for 1 h
  • ×7 Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 h
  • ×15 Universal fragments
  • ×20 National fragments (U.S.A.)
  • ×20 National fragments (France)
  • Training Guide (U.S.A.)
  • Training Guide (France)
  • Snow Maiden (select one)
  • ×2 Antiduplicator Charge
  • Holiday Ops vehicle slot for Tier VIII
  • ×10 Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat XP for 1 h
  • ×10 Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 h
  • ×20 Universal fragments
  • ×20 National fragments (Germany)
  • ×20 National fragments (U.K.)
  • Training Guide (Germany)
  • Training Guide (U.K.)
  • Female crew member: Frostine Blanche
  • ×3 Antiduplicator Charge
  • Holiday Ops vehicle slot for Tier IX
  • Ten out of Ten‎ medal
  • Cool as a Cucumber badge‎
  • Holiday Ops style
  • Personal Training Manual
  • ×20 Universal fragments
  • ×20 National fragments (Italy)
  • ×20 National fragments (U.S.S.R.)
  • Training Guide (Italy)
  • Training Guide (U.S.S.R.)
  • Snow Maiden (select one)
  • ×4 Antiduplicator Charge
  • Album Access
  • Holiday Ops vehicle slot for Tier X

Receiving Decorations From the Snow Maidens

Just like Holiday Ops 2020, the Snow Maidens will bring you presents every day. Each Snow Maiden is responsible for a specific Collection, they will give you one random decoration from their respective Collection. But remember that they can give a decoration only once a day!

A new feature is that you can improve the minimum level of the decorations you get! Each time you receive a present with a decoration, you fill up a special bar. The more times you accept a present from the Snow Maidens, the higher you raise the Presents Level. Reaching a new level excludes the lower-level decorations from the present. Once achieved, the Presents Level cannot be reduced.

To completely fill this bar and get only Level V decorations, you need to receive presents 19 times, but not necessarily every day. You can also increase the level of decorations you receive with Shards, making sure you receive the maximum Leve 5 Decorations possible!

PRESENTS LEVEL NUMBER OF PRESENTS REQUIRED COST PER STAGE IN SHARDS TOTAL COST IN SHARDS
1–2 1 100  100 
2–3 3 200  600 
3–4 5 300  1,500 
4–5 10 400  4,000 

In addition, Snow Maidens will provide you with daily missions for x5 XP when victorious. Click on them to get your daily random decoration, and you will receive as many x5 missions as there are Snow Maidens in your Garage.

New & Old Collections

All the decorations you earn or get are part of four themed Collections:

  • Christmas Collection
  • Magic Collection
  • New Year Collection
  • Lunar Collection

Assembling a full Collection nets you an exclusive 2D style and a unique decal. After collecting all the Large Decorations, you’ll also get a special decal. Complete all four Collections to earn all four gorgeous brand-new 2D styles and decals for Holiday Ops 2021!

ChristmasMagicNew YearLunar New Year

Once you reach Festive Atmosphere Level X, you will be able to complete the collections of previous years (2018–2020) using Shards from broken down decorations. Exchange the Shards for the decorations you need or for the entire collection at once to get all those fancy 2D styles and stunning decals. The cost of one decoration in Shards is always fixed and depends on its level.

DECORATION LEVEL COST IN SHARDS
I 10 
II 20 
III 30 
IV 70 
V 240 
Large Decoration 820 

Crafting Decorations

The Large Holidron Decorider allows you to craft Decorations! Everything is like before:

  1. Break decorations you don’t need and put the Shards into the Decorider to get the ones your Collections lack.
  2. Set the parameters (level, type, and collection) for a decoration you want.
  3. Check if there are enough Shards and push the Craft button.

Don’t have anything in particular on your wish list? Pick “Random Collection” and get the right to craft a random decoration. It will cost you fewer Shards compared to crafting a specific decoration.

If you want a 100% chance of getting a decoration that you don’t have in your Collection, use Antiduplicator Charges. Remember: after each use, the Antiduplicator turns off and you need to turn it back on manually to craft a new decoration without duplication.

Build Your Own Holiday Ops Vehicles Branch!

You can build your own Holiday Ops vehicles branch with up to 6 vehicles, from Tier V to Tier X. All vehicles can be placed in the free slots of the branch, except for Premium vehicles. These vehicles will receive a special bonus in Random Battles, depending on their vehicle class:

  • + 200% to Free XP
  • +50% to Combat XP
  • +100% to Crew XP

You can also unlock “Chuck’s slot”. You will receive it when you complete five missions of Missions From Chuck, regardless of your current Festive Atmosphere Level. Feel free to choose any of the three bonuses available (+200% to Free XP, +50% to Combat XP, or +100% to Crew XP) for this slot. At first, you can only place a Tier V vehicle of any type (except Premium) in this slot. But each new Festive Atmosphere Level will increase the vehicle tier that can be assigned to this slot.

You receive slots for your Holiday Ops vehicles by achieving Festive Atmosphere Levels. You receive your first slot when you reach Festive Atmosphere Level V. For each new Level achieved, you will get an additional slot. You can change the tanks in the Holiday Ops vehicle branch every 30 minutes for free.

Event Extension

Sooner or later, the festivities will have to come to an end. But in World of Tanks, they last a bit longer than usual! We decided to extend the effect of the Holiday Ops vehicles from January 11 at 08:00 (UTC+1) until almost the end of January. However, remember:

  • You will have as many Holiday Ops vehicles slots as you unlocked during the event, including the special Chuck’s slot from Missions From Chuck.
  • The cooldown when you change vehicles in slots for free will increase (once every 24 hours), but by spending a few credits, you can change them after each battle.
  • All tanks currently placed in your Holiday Ops vehicles slots (including Chuck’s slot) will continue to receive their bonuses and the bonus to credits.
  • The amount of the bonus to credits will be equal to the highest value you achieved during the event, even if you break all decorations and lower the Festive Atmosphere Level.

12 thoughts on “Holiday Ops 2021: Chuck Norris is going to bring you Gifts!

  1. WG starting the event days earlier than usual so people buy boxes before/instead of Cyberpunk, sly move

    1. Could be… I was almost certain it was going to start on the 11th, as previous years always started on a Friday!

    1. Dont’ want to spoil all the surprises… 😀 We should know them all very soon™!

  2. Chuck is cool. Props for having him ingame. But..this amazing amount effort that wenr into this holiday stuff….maybe even a part of it could have better been used to actually heal the game itself by fixing power creep?

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