The Polar Challenge: Hunt Down the Soviet Battle Star!

Source: EU Portal

Winter is coming, but if you’re looking to escape the cold, then warm up with our Polar Challenge rolling out on November 27. Get ready to fight your way through 10 intense Stages to earn the VIII Object 274a , a brand-new Soviet Premium medium tank. Take on the Challenge and get this versatile warrior for free or with a personal discount—you decide!

The Polar Challenge

November 27, 2020 at 09:00 CET (UTC +1) through December 7, 2020 at 09:00 CET (UTC +1)

Meet the Soviet Battle Star!

Just like most Soviet medium tanks, the brand-new Object 274a is a versatile vehicle with a tough bouncy turret and solid hull armor. Its 107 mm gun boasts great penetration and delivers 320 points of alpha damage, which means this medium can even jump into a 1-on-1 duel with a heavy tank and come out on top—so long as you play to its strengths.

The Object 274a can effectively support other attacking medium vehicles. Although it’s best suited for clashes at short and medium ranges, if the situation on the battlefield becomes unfavorable for your team, it can beat a quick retreat and provide cover for its allies. The great DPM and high view range (390 m) help you make your presence known on any map.

This Soviet medium comes with a 100% crew with Brothers in Arms (as a “zero” perk) and a free Garage slot.

Choose How to Reap the Rewards!

The furious hunt for the Object 274a will last 10 days and involve 10 consecutive Stages. To make the Challenge more enjoyable, there are two ways to reap the rewards: missions for commitment and missions for mastery.

Both sets of tasks can be fulfilled simultaneously (given that all conditions are met), so it doesn’t matter how you progress to the next Stage. The mission that is completed first will count towards your progress to the next mission on either path.

  • Missions for commitment: the best choice for commanders with a strong desire to get their hands on the Object 274a. The diverse task conditions must be met using Tier VI–X vehicles. Remember: your result only counts if you are one of the top ten players by experience earned on your team at the end of a battle, no matter whether your team wins or loses.
  • Missions for mastery: alternative, but more challenging, tasks. Fulfilling these objectives saves you time, but you must push yourself to the limit to succeed. You can only complete these tasks using Tier IX–X vehicles.
Each completed Stage grants 10% off the final price of the Object 274a. If all 10 Stages are completed within the Challenge period, you will get the vehicle for free!

Regardless of the path you choose, you can win tons of rewards, including equipment items, Personal Reserves, consumables, and more! Check them out.

Earn Even More Rewards!

You can also unlock daily post-progression missions. These tasks are exclusively performed in the Object 274a in Random Battles. They will reward you with days of WoT Premium Account, x5 XP missions, and a load of Personal Reserves. Three post-progression missions will bring you even greater prizes, including Training Manuals and more days of WoT Premium Account, so push yourself to the limit to grab them! Don’t miss out!

The faster you get the Object 274a (either by completing the 10 main Stages of the Challenge or purchasing it), the more rewards you can earn in the post-progression. Let’s take a closer look.

  • Daily post-progression missions are unlocked on November 27, the first day of the Challenge.
  • Every day, you will have access to one new mission with its own set of rewards.
  • You can only complete one mission on any given day, and once completed, it becomes unavailable. You cannot catch up with skipped missions from previous days, so the earlier you start, the more missions you can complete. Missions renew daily at 06:00 CET (UTC +1). You can check their conditions and track your progress in a separate tab via the Challenge interface.

  • Aurora Borealis: Part 1


  • Earn a total of 2,500 base experience over any number of battles.


  • Random Battles
  • Once per account
  • Can be completed only in the Object 274a
  • Duration: 24 hours from the start of the game day


  •  3 Personal Reserves: +50% XP for 1 hour
  •  3 Personal Reserves: +50% credits for 1 hour
  •  3 Personal Reserves: +200% Crew XP for 1 hour

Get the Object 274a Immediately!

Want to get the brand-new medium tank immediately? Feel free to purchase the whole bundle featuring all the rewards of the Challenge in the Premium Shop. You will receive a discount of 10% for each Stage you’ve already completed. So, for example, completing 5 out of 10 Stages will knock 50% off the price.

Purchasing the bundle gives you the full set of rewards for all uncompleted missions and checks all Challenge tasks as completed. You won’t be able to access them once you purchase the bundle, so you can immediately start completing the post-progression missions to earn even more prizes.

43 thoughts on “The Polar Challenge: Hunt Down the Soviet Battle Star!

  1. Oh neat, another copy-paste ‘article’ whose only purpose could be to offer a different environment for fomments than WG’s forums

    Noice, TAP <3 Keep up the good keyboard shortcuts

    Btw I’m screencapping this comment; if it’ll be taken down, I’ll upload the screenshot to imgur and will comment with the link to every single article from tomorrow on 😂😂

      1. Oh right, deny us the right to express our ideas freely.

        …I’m not the one shitting on the commies for ruining my country, but what can I say, these days hypocrisy seems to be taken as a positive trait 😛

        I will shut the fuck up, Seb; wouldn’t wanna ruin your little ‘news’ site with my nasty criticism

        In Greta’s words – HOW DARE I?

        1. I don’t deny you the right, I just have the same right to speak freely as much as you have. And yes, all commies need to be in prison for their crimes against humanity. Got nothing against social democrats though. Think what you may of the site, it’s here to stay until the end of the game

          1. So then what’s the intention behind that ‘shut the fuck up’, sweetheart?

            What do social democrats have to do with any of this? 😂😂

            The site itself is fine; article selection sux though

              1. Well I never said anything about you directly

                Also, maybe grow up a bit and become capable of taking criticism without reacting like a spoiled kid. Might help in the future, when the stakes are higher than winning a Internet comment war XD

                My comments gave you the potential to make TAP better. Instead, you felt targeted and answered the same way
                Git gud, kiddo

                1. you insult the blog you insult my creation, its like my own kid to me. I am capable of taking criticism but what you spewed was pure hate.

                  1. Your profile pic is so stupid that your opinion doesn’t matter.

                    Why my opinion matters? Because my profile pic is normal and not some retarded guy with glasses like a gay and a water closet shit broom as a lollipop.

                    Sebastianul? More like Sebastianal. That is what you look like, trying to te the boss when you only are the boss of the dump. Your mouth and fingers are just an anal orifice and a diarrhea mix.

                    1. imagine insulting a person because of their profile pic…
                      you people need to chill the fuck out,i wonder how would you write an article… 4 lines?
                      “Hey the marathon is starting 27th nov,heres the link to video,k bye”

                    2. Aren’t you a Spanish WoT Community Contributor? Have fun being a WG lapdog and having your rights restricted every day under endless NDAs. Wow, I got insulted by a guy whose YT pic is a fucking CUBE. The under 30k subscribers life is harsh indeed.

                    3. @spartacius Seems that I can’t reply to your own comment 😐 Yet another issue with the website.

                      Anyway, I never said it’s too long. My issue is that the article is just pasted here from the WoT page, there’s absolutely no contribution by the ‘author’. At least stop claiming authorahip on copied content, is what I’m saying.

        2. The only good commie is a dead commie, it’s about time we learned
          That the only time our people are gonna taste freedom’s when the last Red flag is burned
          Red traitors, Marxist scam, They’d love to see our country been over-run
          Well listen commie and listen well, you’re gonna end up in your own Red hell!

        3. Stay in the illusion that western media created. Dreaming that you have the freedom and rights. In fact without judging everything with double standard you get nothing. Your freedom is just shackle to someone else. People like you are just selfish. What you do has nothing about freedom but securing the interest of yourselves while being indifferent about others’.

        4. Expressing Ideas =/= Shitposting

          Think well in which category your post falls into.
          Don’t think too hard tho, don’t wanna put too much strain on your brain-

    1. The only good commie is a dead commie, it’s about time we learned
      That the only time our people are gonna taste freedom’s when the last Red flag is burned
      Red traitors, Marxist scum, They’d love to see our country been over-run
      Well listen commie and listen well, you’re gonna end up in your own Red hell!

  2. Seb, thank you for putting up these articles on your easily accessible page/site. WG’s site can be a bit less intuitive and of course slower/heavier to load, so for many it’s preferable to quickly get the news here (even if its the same as on WG’s own website). So ignore the haters who somehow don’t understand the value of such posts and engage you in pointless banter, thinking somehow that their ‘freedom of expression’ applies in all places and in every way they perceive it. Cheers.

    1. Thanks a bunch!! I’ll fix the host next year for better loading times under heavy traffic.

      1. Well, I think there’s a difference between voicing my complaints about one or two articles on here and being a hater/Internet troll. I kept it civil until Seb started throwing insults around, which surprised me at first, as he’s replied multiple times to my comments praising his articles…guess he’s forgotten about those times though :/

        Either way, the world isn’t split into TAP haters and TAP lovers. You don’t necessarily have to have the same opinion about all articles as a clump. I love some of them and I absolutely despise others, and I’ll voice my opinion whenever I feel strongly about them either way. Shit on me if you want, but at the very least try to learn from these comments and stop being lazy with these copied articles 😐

  3. Absolutely agree with SK. Keep up the good work Seb! This site is part of my life and if this guys insult the blog then they insult me and other people like us. Dont like this blog? Go find other one guys! I just want to read good comments here. GL.

    1. Yeah mate, take it personally. Who’s gonna care if you feel insulted as an individual? I have no idea who you are; to me, there are equal chances that you’re either a really nice person or a serial murderer (or worse); stop acting like you feeling offended for something I wrote about an Internet article 😅 It’s not all about you or the few people who are gonna come together and act the same way as you have ^^

      1. I also don’t want to live under an Idiocracy run by a president voted in by uneducated people but unfortunately that happened for 4 years in the US with Trump. I am someone who wants socialistic welfare programs to uplift the poor, help the homeless, and all that. The problem is most voters here in the US don’t know the fucking difference between socialism and communism with many of those same people ironically having been on or helped by socialistic programs in their lives.

        1. “I am someone who wants socialistic welfare programs to uplift the poor, help the homeless, and all that.”

          Doesn’t work champ, just creates more of them. Problem is we never will have a perfect world with no human misery. The principle failing of socialists is that they are so emotionally set on making the world better (laudable intent) they cannot accept that the consequences of the interventions they espouse create more harm than good.

          Very few people turn left as they get older, why do you think that is?

          1. If socialistic programs don’t work then explain EBT(Food stamps), WIC checks, Social Security, Food Banks, among many other social and tax driven programs. When done right they can help the poor and the elderly. Too many who are against it have that absolutely retarded “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality and are unwilling to even entertain the discussion about it.

            “Very few people turn left as they get older, why do you think that is?”

            Simple reason being ignorance and unwillingness to accept change that takes them out of their comfort zone.

            Also the poltical landscape is slowly shifting towards a more progressive view in the country which is why Republicans have had to lean on more towards the far right voters of this country. Gone are the days where Baby Boomers made up the backbone of their voterbase and fewer of the younger generations are religious so they can’t rely on the religious community that much anymore. This is clearly evident given how they lost some key Republican states this past election by a close margin when those states have been staunchly red in the past.

      1. Well I would say debate but the lack of critical thinking and use of ignorant buzzwords in many posts it makes it quite clear that would be a fruitless endeavor.

          1. Well if you actually followed the conversation its about socialistic programs and not a communist govt. There are many socialistic democratic countries in the west today that offer universal healthcare and they still operate on a very healthy democracy.

            If you educated yourself on the outside world a bit then you might understand the difference between socialism and communism.

  4. What the actual fu*k is this comment section!? to the spanish fag and others tossing BS on good old Seb get the fk out of the TAP you nasty SOB! Its a post that i have no issue, yes copy and paste but like i say, i want to know all info on here rather then the Wot page, FFS too many morons, seb ignore these total morons and keep posting your website do as you like mate! — Jacob.

  5. Long time lurker here, never posted, but just wanted to express my gratitude for the great job TAP people is doing for WoT community.
    I prefer reading WoT news via TAP than on WoT own website so, it doesn´t bother me if you r/t their stuff.
    You guys are great and you are right to shit on the haters.
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks a ton! Will make sure to post a ton this December! The need for news is real, indeed. That was the main reason for the blog.

  6. This tank it’s more a tier 9 tank that a tier 8 from what i saw and will get mm vs tier 7 and below.

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