[UPDATED] Onslaught Season 2: Crimson Griffin Confirmed for 1.20.1!7 min read
UPDATE (24 April 2023):
The new start date of Onslaught: Season of the Crimson Griffin is May 3. It will run until June 11.
Onslaught has been confirmed to return in Update 1.20.1. Check out what’s in store from the Season of the Crimson Griffin!
Firstly (and perhaps most importantly), we now know when this season will run: from 19 April until 28 May 2023! EDIT: As of 14 April 2023, the launch of the mode has been delayed. No new dates have been published at this time, but more info should arrive soon.
Several notable changes have been made for this season, along with a couple of interesting combat modifiers which will be tested in the upcoming Common Test for Update 1.20.1.
Changes to Vehicle Role Skills
For starters, a number of vehicle Role Skills have been rebalanced, and all role skills are now easier to charge. Furthermore:
- Skill cooldown time has been greatly reduced
- Some skills are now available from the start of each battle
- Some skills have changed the principle of work, for example, Inspire now affects all allied vehicles on the battlefield
Changes to specific roles are as follows:
|Vehicle Class||Role Skill||Changes|
|Assault Medium Tanks||Fury||In addition to existing bonuses, Fury now provides your vehicle with a gun stabilization bonus.|
|Versatile Medium Tanks||Inspire||Inspire now applies to you and all allied vehicles on the map.|
|Breakthrough Heavy Tanks||One for All||When activated, One for All now increases the major qualification level of the player’s crew, depending on the number of allied vehicles of other roles in battle.|
The major qualification level increases for each unique role of the allied vehicles in battle. (For example, if there are two assault heavy tanks in battle, you receive only one bonus.)
|Support Heavy Tanks||Focus on the Target||At the start of the battle, Focus on the Target will now be at charge level one.|
|Sniper Tank Destroyers||Bullseye||If your vehicle is not spotted during the duration of Bullseye and at the moment of firing, the base value of the average damage now increases by N%.|
|Support Tank Destroyers||Second Wind||At the start of the battle, Second Wind will now be at charge level one.|
|Versatile Light Tanks||Recon Flight||At the start of the battle, Recon Flight will now be at charge level one.|
Since these changes will likely increase the pace of battle, two combat modifiers will be implemented on the Common Test:
- The HP pools of all vehicles eligible for Onslaught will be increased by 25%
- Consumables cooldown time will be reduced from 90 seconds to 45 seconds
Depending on how these modifiers are received during the Common Test phase, they may-or-may-not be implemented in the final version:
Primary Progression (Overall)
The primary progression system has remained unchanged, featuring similar rewards to last time (albeit, with new versions of each element which are unique to this season):
Debutant (Rank I)
Iron (Rank II)
Bronze (Rank III)
Silver (Rank IV)
Gold (Rank V)
Champion (Rank VI)
Legend (Rank VII)
Secondary Progression (Weekly)
The second reward progression has changed, however: unlike before, it will no longer be based on the number of wins in the mode; rather, five simple consecutive missions will be available to complete each week. At the end of each week, progress will reset and you will be able to complete the missions over again for more rewards. These are as follows:
Condition: Be among the top 5 by Prestige Points earned
Restrictions: Only in the Onslaught mode.
Reward: One day of WoT Premium Account
Condition: Earn 150 Prestige Points over any number of battles
Restrictions: Only in the Onslaught mode. Does not unlock until Mission 1 is completed.
Reward: 100,000 credits + 50 bonds
Condition: Cause 3,000 HP of damage over any number of battles
Restrictions: Only in the Onslaught mode. Does not unlock until Mission 2 is completed.
Reward: 125,000 credits + 50 bonds
Condition: Destroy 3 enemy vehicles over any number of battles
Restrictions: Only in the Onslaught mode. Does not unlock until Mission 3 is completed.
Reward: 125,000 credits + 75 bonds
Condition: Win 2 battles
Restrictions: Only in the Onslaught mode. Does not unlock until Mission 4 is completed.
Reward: 150,000 credits + 75 bonds