TS-5 Marathon (EU, NA, ASIA)

This spring you’ll have the chance to earn yourself a new vehicle coming straight from the United States. Prepare for new levels of excitement when you’re on the hunt, because this challenge’s Grand Prize is the first-ever American Tier VIII Premium TD in World of Tanks, the TS-5. This steel beast is a natural-born damage dealer with decent armor, and a worthy reward for those who prefer fighting at the frontline to sniping or active flanking.

What’s on the Table?

In World of Tanks, there are many different tank destroyers, but there isn’t a single American Tier VIII Premium TD. Considering that the United States was one of the first nations in the game, it’s time we fix this with a new Premium tank destroyer born in the USA!
If you already play American TDs you’ll feel right at home with the TS-5 because it combines some of their best qualities.
Whether you’re a novice or an experienced Commander, the TS-5 is as sweet as apple pie:

  • High alpha damage (400 points) and a good rate-of-fire mean it’s got plenty of firepower
  • Stand strong behind 260mm of front armor (that’s 10.23 inches in American!)
  • A low profile and good concealment with high DPM mean you can hit hard and they’ll never see it coming!
NOTE: The TS-5 is best played at the front, using its incredibly tough hull to bounce enemy shells. So get a shot off, and then pop back into cover so that enemies have a hard time hitting you.
Finally, you can move Crews from other top-tier American tanks destroyers into the TS-5 without penalty, as it has five Crew members.

The American Challenge: General Overview

This time your chase for the Grand Prize will last 10 days, running from 5 April to 15 April. The American Challenge features 10 consecutive stages to complete, fulfilling tasks for Mastery or for Commitment.

  • Missions for Commitment. The best option for players with a strong desire to get their hands on the outstanding TS-5. Task conditions will be diverse, but they must be performed using Tier VI – X vehicles. Just remember: Your result will only count if you finish in the top 10 of your team’s roster at the end of battle — no matter whether your team wins or loses.
  • Missions for Mastery. You can opt for alternative, but more complex tasks. Fulfilling these objectives will save you time, but you’ll have to give your all to succeed. You can only complete these tasks using Tier IX-X machines.

NOTE: Both sets of tasks can be fulfilled simultaneously (given all conditions are met), so it doesn’t matter how exactly you end up progressing to the next stage. The mission that is completed first will go in your victory column.

However, compared to the most recent challenge for the Panhard EBR 75, missions for Commitment will be modified. Thanks to your feedback and suggestions, we have slightly adjusted the conditions of some tasks that you were struggling with during the Wheeled Challenge.
We are also continuing to look for the optimal balance between mission complexity and their feasibility based on our statistics. This time we removed tasks in which you need to achieve a certain number of victories. Instead, we added a new type of task where you need to deal a certain amount of damage.
In addition, we slightly changed the distribution of some rewards for completing specific missions. But as before, finishing each stage will fill your vault with Credits, Personal Reserves, and Consumables. Check it out!
STAGE 1
Mission for commitment  

Earn at least 250 points of base experience 4 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery
Earn at least 750 points of base experience 1 time.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
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STAGE 2

Mission for commitment
Earn a total of 4,500 points of base experience.

Only experience earned for being among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned on Tier VI-X vehicles is counted.

Mission for mastery
Be among the top 3 players on your team by experience earned 2 times and earn at least 550 points of base experience in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
х100 000 х5
STAGE 3
Mission for commitment

Be among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned 12 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery
Cause at least 3,000 HP of damage 3 times and be among the top 5 players on your team by damage caused in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
х100 000  +300% 1h x5
STAGE 4

Mission for commitment
Earn a total of 12,000 points of base experience.

Only experience earned for being among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned on Tier VI-X vehicles is counted.

Mission for mastery
Earn at least 800 points of base experience 6 times.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
х150 000 х1 х10
STAGE 5

Mission for commitment
Cause at least 500 HP of damage 25 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery
Cause at least 15% of the total amount of damage caused by your team 7 times.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
 х1 х10
STAGE 6

Mission for commitment
Earn a total of 20,000 points of base experience.

Only experience earned for being among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned on Tier VI-X vehicles is counted.

Mission for mastery
Destroy at least 2 enemy vehicles 9 times and cause at least 3,000 HP of damage in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
х250 000  х15  
+300% 1h x10 
STAGE 7

Mission for commitment
Earn at least 500 points of base experience 25 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery
Earn at least 850 points of base experience 12 times and be among the top 3 players on your team by experience earned in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
х300 000 х15
+200% 2h x10 
STAGE 8

Mission for commitment
Cause at least 500 HP of damage 40 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery
Finish the battle as the top player on your team by experience earned 12 times and cause at least 2,000 HP of damage in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
х400 000 х1
 х15          
STAGE 9

Mission for commitment
Earn a total of 30,000 points of base experience.

Only experience earned for being among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned on Tier VI-X vehicles is counted.

Mission for mastery
Finish the battle as the top player on your team by damage caused 12 times and destroy at least 2 enemy vehicles in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
х500 000  
 +50% 2h x10х30
STAGE 10
Mission for commitment
Be among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned 50 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery
Finish the battle as the top player on your team by experience earned 12 times and earn at least 850 points of base experience.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards
  

Full crew with the Brothers in Arms perk trained to 100%

The Fast Track

If you’re willing to try out the new experience immediately, you can head straight for the Premium Shop and purchase the whole bundle featuring all the rewards for each event battle mission and the TS-5.
Completing stages beforehand will give you discounts on the final price — 10% off for each stage completed — if you decide to purchase the bundle. For example, completing 5 out of 10 stages will knock 50% off the price. Purchasing the bundle gives you the full collection of rewards and automatically checks all event battle missions as completed, so you won’t be able to access them once you have the bundle.
Take on the American Challenge and grab your well-deserved rewards!

0 thoughts on “TS-5 Marathon (EU, NA, ASIA)

    1. You really think WG would let players have enough time to grind a marathon during summer break? It’s much better to fleece players out of their money, especially when the school lasts or when people have no time to play.

  1. speed comparison , watch panther II almost same speed LOOOOOOOOOL maybe need buff engine? x)

  2. I’m above average player, but due to losses beyond control of one semi decent player on a team, my avg base xp spread over a day of battles would be around 400.
    According to QB, that equates to 45 battles PER day, at 8 mins avg per battle not including the MM wait, load in screen and 30 second battle count in, say 10 mins avg per game.
    450 mins / 60= 7.5hours per day EVERY day for 10 days straight.
    Two games a day is too much torture for this veteran.
    It’s like having a full time job, and after 10 days of hell and headaches, only getting paid $45.
    But working way more hours than a 40 hour week.
    And being a Mr Grumpypants to all in my life.

    1. “According to QB”…..
      L O L.
      Anyway, that’s why it’s called a CHALLENGE. Because it’s a challenge.

      1. “It’s called a CHALLENGE. Because it’s a challenge.”
        A grind fest is not a challange.
        Most people will use some money to finish the grind, as they dont have that much time to spent. But while they spent time at the start they are more willing to spent money to finish. Otherwise the time spent feels worthless. The overall revenue per marathon is a sucess and so we see these kind of marathons that often in the last 1,5 years.

  3. So we had an italian, british, soviet, french and now an american marathon, what’s next?

        1. nonono, you did absolutely nothing, i liked your comment. i also wonder what is next

  4. nonono, you did absolutely nothing, i liked your comment. i also wonder what is next

  5. I remember the old marathons that could be done without playing 10 hours a day …… T25 Pilot, Dicker Max, T34-85M ……
    Now the WG has found the system to fill the crates by exploiting the frustration of the players who are unable to reach 100% of the route for the tank.
    Great system WG …
    Only this way many players, like me, don’t even start a challenge that they know they can’t complete never …….

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