According to the Russian WOT Express blog, our predictions don’t seem to be far off and we will see two important events in the next weeks:
- 122 TM Marathon: From 12 February to 22 February
- Black Market: From 18 February to 24 February OR From 25 February to 3 March (not confirmed yet)
The 122 TM Challenge
The event will start on February 12 and you will have to complete 10 intense Stages to earn the Tier VIII 122 TM, a brand-new Chinese Premium medium tank for free, or with a juicy discount. As previous marathons, the challenge will last 10 days and involve 10 consecutive Stages. To make the Challenge more dynamic, there are two ways to collect the rewards: missions for commitment and missions for mastery.
You can decide if you want to complete the challenges with Tier X vehicles, or just pure base experience grind, if you choose the second option, expect the values to be similar to previous events and around 250,000 Base Experience.
The Black Market event will start on 18 February or 25 February and will last 7 days (dates aren’t 100% confirmed yet), each day brings two deals usually at early hours in the morning and one late afternoon. In 2019 the list was straight forward, deals for either Credits or Gold with each vehicle having a limited amount with the rule First Come, First Served.
In 2020 a new mechanic was introduced: Auction. If a vehicle is available by auction, it means there will be a minimum bid and a limited amount of vehicles, the highest bids will get the vehicle. Because its an auction, this can lead to players paying a fortune in Gold or Credits for something that isn’t really worth it. My advice is: bid as close to the minimum bid as possible. If everyone does it, the prices will be kept low and no one will overpay for a vehicle.
If you are wondering what vehicles will come this year, be sure there are no leaks at the moment, any information available about a possible list of vehicles is fake. We will have to wait and see if either a leak closer to the event is possible or if we will have to wait each day for Wargaming to tell us what’s next! For those interested, I’ve compiled a list of both previous Black Market events and their prices.
|Deal 1||M41 90 GF||5,000,000|
|Deal 2||FCM 36 Pak 40||3,500,000|
|Deal 3||Type 59G||25,000|
|Deal 4||Sexton I||500,000|
|Deal 5||FV215B (183)||23,000,000|
|Deal 6||WZ-111 Alpine Tiger||10,000|
|Deal 7||Caernarvon Action X||9,000,000|
|Deal 8||Panzer IV Hyrdrostat||6,500,000|
|Deal 9||Panzer II J||15,000|
|Deal 10||Panzer V/IV||5,500|
|Deal 13||Holiday Ops Styles||3,500 Per Style|
|Deal 15||AMX Foch 155||25,000,000|
|Deal 1||Lansen C||8,500,000|
|Deal 2||AMX 13 57 GF||7,000|
|Deal 3||Chrysler K GF||3,000,000 (Auction)|
|Deal 4||105 LEFH18B2||300|
|Deal 6||Caernarvon Action X||5,000 (Auction)|
|Deal 7||FV215B (183)||22,000,000|
|Deal 8||Type 59G||20,000 (Auction)|
|Deal 9||Pz Kpfw 38H 735||9,500|
|Deal 10||Panzer 58B||3,000,000 (Auction)|
|Deal 11||x3 Orders Campaign||1,500|
|Deal 12||Object 261 3D Style||261 (Auction)|
|Deal 13||Panhard EBR 75||10,000 (Auction)|
|Deal 14||BT-SV||10,000,000 (Auction)|