From EU Portal
With the holiday season finally over, we’re happy to… celebrate once again! There’s a long-lasting tradition here at World of Tanks to mark the Lunar New Year with a blast, so we’ve prepared a special challenge for every tanker to test their skills.
As an occasion celebrated around the world, the Lunar New Year is also known for its many stories. According to the Chinese zodiac, this year’s symbol is the Ox. So, we decided to search for a tank that can embody this mighty animal.
And we found one! Please welcome the 122 TM, a Tier VIII Premium medium tank. It’s not your usual suspect from the Chinese roster. When it comes to specs, there are a few traits that make this tank differ.
The Lunar Challenge
February 12, 2021 at 09:00 CET through February 22, 2021 at 09:00 CET (UTC+1)
First off, the 122 TM can take a hit. It is surprisingly well-armored for a medium, making it one of the most protected MTs at Tier VIII. The price you pay for increased armor is a low power-to-weight ratio, resulting in poor dynamics and a feeling similar to that of a heavy tank.
However, it’s when studying the gun’s features that you understand there’s no need to rush. Its default penetration is 233 mm, and if one of this tank’s high-velocity shells makes it through enemy armor, it will bite off a significant 400 hit points. The gun depression reaches as low as –8 degrees, which, considering the nation’s standard of –5 degrees, makes the 122 TM the first Chinese tank you can comfortably bring to hilly terrain.
The reload time is 17.5 long seconds, which can be frustrating in the heat of a close battle, and the accuracy of 0.33 is another argument against going for a clinch. The 122 TM is a rare case when both the advantages and drawbacks contribute to the vehicle’s ideal role—long-range sharpshooting damage dealer.
Tame the Ox
As this is a special challenge, we thought it would be great to provide the 122 TM with a truly outstanding outfit. That’s why this bundle will include the 122 TM and a brand-new 2D style, inspired by the Lunar New Year, that’ll fit any vehicle in your Garage.
- Missions for commitment: the best option for dedicated and persistent players with a strong desire to get their hands on the 122 TM. All missions must be fulfilled using Tier VI–X vehicles. Players must also finish within the top 10 of their team by experience earned at the end of battle, regardless of whether their team wins or loses.
- Missions for mastery: an alternative but more challenging path. Completing these missions will save time, but players will have to push themselves to the limit to succeed. These tasks can only be fulfilled using Tier IX–X vehicles.
Nail It with Lunar Missions
Daily Chapter II missions are available to those who have added the 122 TM to their tank fleet. We made sure that the prize is worth it, so those who make it to the end will get a unique holiday 3D style available exclusively for the 122 TM. The new skin will be accompanied by Personal Reserves.
Remember: the faster you get the 122 TM by fully completing Taming the Ox missions, the more rewards you can earn from Chapter II missions.
- Cause a total of 3,500 HP of damage over any number of battles.
- 3 Personal Reserves: +50% to Combat XP for 1 h
- 3 Personal Reserves: +200% to Crew XP for 1 h
- 3 Personal Reserves: +200% to Free XP for 1 h
- 12.5% discount on the 3D style bundle
For Those Who Want It All and Now
If you can’t wait to try out the latest Chinese vehicle in action, jump into the Premium Shop and purchase the entire bundle featuring all the rewards from the Challenge, including the 122 TM and the 2D style. Arriving in the Premium Shop at the start of the Lunar Challenge, the bundles are available starting from Feb 12 at 09:00 CET (UTC+1) through Feb 24 at 09:00 CET (UTC+1), with a two-day “last call” period for those who missed the deadline.
Depending on the number of Stages you completed, you will get a discount of 10% off the final price for each Stage. For example, completing 5 out of 10 Stages will grant you 50% off. Purchasing the bundle gives you the full set of rewards and automatically checks all event battle missions as completed so that you can start working on the Chapter II missions.
If you want to go the easiest route, the 3D style bundle is on display on the Chapter II screen, and while the 122 TM pack can be purchased for real currency, the 3D style pack is available for in-game gold.