WoT: Holiday Ops Analysis (Past Year’s Rewards, Loot boxes, Advent Calendar, etc)

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So, let’s start with what was in past year’s loot boxes, since guessing what’s in this year’s boxes is usually popular:

Holiday Ops 2022 Loot Boxes: Torvagn, Caliban, M-IV-Y, Skoda T 56, 122 TM, KV-1 shielded, M4-85, Matilda LVT, Pz.Kpfw. M 15, Pz.Kpfw. 35 R

Holiday Ops 2021 Loot Boxes: Bisonte C45, GSOR 1008, ISU-152K, Bourrasque, T78, M4A1 FL 10, Matilda BP, Pz.Kpfw. T 15, M22 Locust

Holiday Ops 2020 Loot Boxes: Progetto 46, 703 II (122), E 75 TS, SU-130PM, Bretagne Panther, Sherman VC Firefly, Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K…

Holiday Ops 2019 Loot Boxes: IS-3A, Obj 252U Defender, Skorpion G, E 25, 105 leFH18B2, M4 Improved, KV-220-2, Turan III proto

Holiday Ops 2018 Loot Boxes: Type 59, T26E5, Lorraine 40 t, Skorpion G, T-28E with F-30, AC 1 Sentinel, Pz.Kpfw. B2

Holiday Ops 2017 Loot Boxes: apparently did not work the same way the current loot boxes do – did contain premium tanks though

If there’s any interest I also wrote down the 3D styles which came from loot boxes and which year they are from, plus the battle pass styles. Might be useful if anyone was trying to compile a list, but there’s so many other times styles have been offered (Mirny, Black Market, etc) that I wish you good luck. I don’t think anyone is usually trying to guess what 3D styles will be in this year’s boxes, but who knows?

Let’s hit some holiday ops history and the crew rewards real quick, before moving on to the Advent Calendar. Holiday Ops seems to have begun in December 2016, called just “Holiday Ops” that year. December 18, 2015-January 24, 2016 featured missions for female crew and equipment for the Skoda TVP T 50/51 – sort of an on track/marathon. December 15, 2014-January 19, 2015 was the WZ-111 New Year Marathon. (There’s been a lot of marathons, good luck if anyone is trying to make a complete list of those.) I believe the TVP came out that December, so grind for the new tank and get equipment + crew as rewards along the way. This theme kind of continued with Holiday Ops (2017), as you’ll see from the crew rewards from previous year’s holiday ops.

Holiday Ops 2022 Crew: Eve North, Natalia Mróz, Kristina Vinter, Karina Zimina (+ Arnold) (+ Anton Pankov)

Holiday Ops 2021 Crew: Violetta Metelskaya, Carol Frost, Freya Winterson, Frostine Blanche (+ Chuck)

Holiday Ops 2020 Crew: the 4 Snow Maidens (+ Julia Winnfield from Loot Boxes) (+ Stefan Clause)

Holiday Ops 2019 Crew: Judy Snow, Jane White, Jade Winters, Jean Chillwind (+ Simon Claws from Loot Boxes)

Holiday Ops 2018 Crew: 4 female crew members

Holiday Ops 2017 Crew: 4 Swedish female crew with set roles (also featured tank discounts, for the Swedish TDs) (+ Swedish female Gunner)

Arnold and Chuck were from completing their missions, Anton Pankov from the parcel sending mission/rewards, Stefan Clause was apparently a reward for logging in though I forget why, and the additional Swedish crew member was a separate mission aside from Festival Atmosphere level rewards. There has been various controversies over past holiday events, these rewards might be a result of that. Don’t worry, I couldn’t manage to get Anton Pankov either. If I’m remembering right you could retrain the role of the Swedish crew, but the Kranvagn and Strv had just been released so the crew made sense – well, except for the first crew member being a radio operator, if I remember right.

Now, on to what I’m sure you’ve actually been waiting for, the Advent Calendars of past year’s. This is just going to be a massive list sorted by year, then a big list of all the years sorted by tank.

WoT Holiday Ops 2021 Advent Calendar (December 2020):

Day 1: Mission only, Day 2: TS-5, Day 3: M48A2 Räumpanzer, Day 4: M6A2E1 Mutant, Day 5: WZ-120-1G FT, Day 6: T-103, Day 7: Strv 81, Day 8: M41D, Day 9: STG Guard, Day 10: Lowe, Day 11: WZ-111 Alpine Tiger, Day 12: LT-432, Day 13: VK 75.01 (K), Day 14: Strv S1, Day 15: 50TP prototyp, Day 16: AMX 13 57, Day 17: E 75 TS, Day 18: Lorraine 40 t, Day 19: Chrysler K, Day 20: 360 Days Premium, Day 21: Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC, Day 22: Somua SM, Day 23: Skorpion, Day 24: ELC EVEN 90, Day 25: Obj 703 II (Real money only) WoT Holiday Ops 2022 Advent Calendar (December 2021): Day 1: HWK 30, Day 2: Lowe, Day 3: LeKpz M 41 90 mm, Day 4: TS-5, Day 5: ELC EVEN 90, Day 6: M6A2E1 Mutant, Day 7: Skoda T 27, Day 8: WZ-120-1G FT, Day 9: 50TP prototyp, Day 10: E 75 TS, Day 11: Strv 81, Day 12: Lansen C, Day 13: SU-130PM, Day 14: Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC, Day 15: CS-52 lis, Day 16: M54 Renegade, Day 17: Somua SM, Day 18: Skorpion, Day 19: 360 Days Premium, Day 20: Object 703 Version II, Day 21: Lorraine 40 t, Day 22: Object 252U, Day 23: VK 75.01 (K), Day 24: LT-432, Day 25: Bisonte C45 (3D Style optional) (Real money only)

WoT Holiday Ops 2020 Advent Calendar (December 2019): (25 x5 XP, able to purchase for Gold if you own the tank already starts this year)

Day 1: Mission only, Day 2: Turtle Mk. I, Day 3: WZ-111, Day 4: FV1066 Senlac, Day 5: Kanonenjagdpanzer 105, Day 6: ELC EVEN 90, Day 7: Skorpion/Skorpion G, Day 8: Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC, Day 9: Somua SM, Day 10: M48A2 Räumpanzer, Day 11: Chrysler K, Day 12: LeKpz M 41 90 mm, Day 13: 50TP prototyp, Day 14: Skoda T 27, Day 15: LT-432, Day 16: T26E5, Day 17: AMX 13 57, Day 18: Lorraine 40 t, Day 19: Type 62, Day 20: Caernarvon AX, Day 21: 360 Days Premium, Day 22: Lansen C, Day 23: TS-5, Day 24: HWK 30, Day 25: VK 75.01 (K) (Real money only)

WoT Holiday Ops 2019 Advent Calendar (December 2018): (Unable to purchase for Gold if you own the tank already)

Day 1: IS-2M, Day 2: Lorraine 40 t + Camo, Day 3: Tiger 131 + BiA Crew, Day 4: Chrysler K, Day 5: Type 62, Day 6: 360 Days Premium, Day 7: Somua SM, Day 8: WZ-111, Day 9: ELC EVEN 90, Day 10: Kanonenjagdpanzer 105, Day 11: T25 Pilot 1, Day 12: Skorpion G, Day 13: 50TP prototyp, Day 14: M4A3E8 Thunderbolt VII, Day 15: ISU-122S, Day 16: Mauerbrecher, Day 17: T26E5 Patriot, Day 18: STG Guard, Day 19: M6A2E1 Mutant, Day 20: Progetto 46, Day 21: T26E3 Eagle 7, Day 22: Cromwell B (+ BiA Crew), Day 23: Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC, Day 24: Caernarvon AX + Style (Real money only)

WoT Holiday Ops 2018 Advent Calendar (December 2017): (All offers real money only) (Mostly bundles, sometimes a tank only option)

Day 1: T92, Day 2: M46 Patton KR, Day 3: 360 Days Premium, Day 4: Fury, Day 5: AMX M4 mle. 49/Liberte, Day 6: Panzer 58, Day 7: M4A3E8 Thunderbolt VII, Day 8: Tiger 131, Day 9: E 25, Day 10: Lorraine 40 t, Day 11: T-44-100, Day 12: Primo Victoria, Day 13: ISU-122S, Day 14: WZ-111, Day 15: T-34-85 Rudy, Day 16: T26E5, Day 17: M6A2E1 Mutant, Day 18: 8.8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger, Day 19: STG/STG Guard, Day 20: Cromwell B, Day 21: Skorpion G, Day 22: 59-Patton, Day 23: leKpz M 41 90 mm GF, Day 24: VK 168.01 Mauerbrecher

WoT Holiday Ops 2017 Advent Calendar (December 2016): (All offers real money only) (Mostly bundles, sometimes a tank only option)

Day 1: Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K, Day 2: AC 4 Experimental, Day 3: Type 62, Day 4: M46 Patton KR, Day 5: VK 45.03, Day 6: 360 Days Premium, Day 7: KV-220-2, Day 8: 59-Patton, Day 9: ISU-122S, Day 10: AMX 13 57 GF, Day 11: KV-5, Day 12: M56 Scorpion, Day 13: 8.8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger, Day 14: IS-3A, Day 15: T-44-100, Day 16: IS-2, Day 17: E 25, Day 18: Skorpion G, Day 19: Cromwell B, Day 20: M4A3E8 Fury, Day 21: KV-122, Day 22: leKpz M 41 90 mm GF, Day 23: T-34-85 Rudy, Day 24: Krupp-Steyr Waffentrager

Advent Calendar tanks: (Noted by number of times appeared and Day/Year of appearance) (Minus Holiday Ops 2017 and 2018 Advent Calendar data, as they included a lot less “modern” tanks and were essentially bundles for real money only similar to previous year’s sales)

4x 360 Days Premium (6/18,21/19,20/20,19/21), 4x 50TP prototyp (13/18,13/19,15/20,9/21), 4x Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC (23/18,8/19,21/20,14/21), 4x ELC EVEN 90 (9/18,6/19,24/20,5/21), 4x Lorraine 40 t (2/18,18/19,18/20,21/21), 4x Skorpion (12/18,7/19,23/20,18/21), 4x Somua SM (7/18,9/19,22/20,17/21), 3x LT-432 (15/19,12/20,24/21), 3x M6A2E1 Mutant (19/18,4/20,6/21), 3x TS-5 (23/19,2/20,4/21), 3x VK 75.01 (K) (25+/19,13/20,23/21), 3x Chrysler K (4/18,11/19,19/20), 3x WZ-111 (8/18,3/19,11/20), 2x E 75 TS (17/20,10/21), 2x HWK 30 (24/19,1/21), 2x Lansen C (22/19,12/21), 2x LeKpz M 41 90 mm (12/19,3/21), 2x Lowe (10/20,2/21), 2x Object 703 Version II (25+/20,20/21), 2x Skoda T 27 (14/19,7/21), 2x Strv 81 (7/20,11/21), 2x WZ-120-1G FT (5/20,8/21), 2x AMX 13 57 (17/19,16/20), 2x M48A2 Räumpanzer (10/19,3/20), 2x STG Guard (18/18,9/20), 2x Caernarvon AX (24+/18,20/19), 2x Kanonenjagdpanzer 105 (10/18,5/19), 2x T26E5 (17/18,16/19), 2x Type 62 (5/18,19/19), 1x Bisonte C45 (25+/21), 1x CS-52 lis (15/21), 1x M54 Renegade (16/21), 1x Object 252U (22/21), 1x SU-130PM (13/21), 1x M41D (8/20), 1x Strv S1 (14/20), 1x T-103 (6/20), 1x FV1066 Senlac (4/19), 1x Turtle Mk. I (2/19), 1x Progetto 46 (20/18), 1x T25 Pilot 1 (11/18), 1x VK 168.01 (16/18), 1x IS-2M (1/18), 1x ISU-122S (15/18), 1x T26E3 Eagle 7 (21/18), 1x Tiger 131 (3/18), 1x Cromwell B (22/18), 1x M4A3E8 Thunderbolt VII (14/18)

You’re now free to make your own informed opinion if you’re hoping to see a certain tank in the calendar/boxes. Turns out the only thing in the calendar for all 6 years is the Premium Time, but I can’t remember how old the Lorraine is so that might explain it. The last five times isn’t bad though! There is some patterns between the calendar and loot boxes, in addition to the trends – for instance, Bisonte in loot boxes and then the last calendar tank the next year, following the Object 703…M-IV-Y for last advent calendar tank this year? And there’s the obvious trend, where you can say the new Chinese rocket tank will probably be in this year’s boxes. There’s probably plenty of other patterns if you actually remember when all of these tanks were first released, when various lines were released, and the buffs/nerfs and meta of the past 6 years. Oh, one last thing. EBR will 100% be in the Advent Calendar this year for Gold. That is all. Good luck, and happy tanking!

9 thoughts on “WoT: Holiday Ops Analysis (Past Year’s Rewards, Loot boxes, Advent Calendar, etc)

  1. 2021 2020 2019 2018 this year’s christmas boxes were very nice and last year’s christmas boxes fell far short of expectations. Thanks for the news

  2. My husband hit a pothole in his EBR and ricocheted out of it and his glasses went into his eye. You can’t dodge them. It’s horrendous. He ended up breaking his arm and also having internal and external stitches. This was two weeks ago. He’s off work. I’m peed off.

    1. You do know 80kph is only 50 miles per hour right? Thats not race car speeds… Thats a daily stroll to the gas station for a morning coffee..

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