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RaiBOT01 #1 Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:07 PM

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World of Tanks Mercenaries FAQ

 

How many Mercenary Tanks are we going to see with the release of update 4.5?

There will be five Mercenary tanks at launch with more to come in the upcoming weeks!

 

Can we use the Trinity tank in Multiplayer?

No, like other War Story tanks, the Trinity tank can only be played in War Stories. 

 

Will new Mercenary Lines go to Tier X in the future?

Yes, there will be Tier X Mercenary tanks coming in the future.

 

What are Mercenary classes?

At launch there will be Lights, Mediums, Tank Destroyers and Heavies. 

 

Are these like premium tanks in that they have a single fixed package, or like regular tanks in that they have multiple packages you can unlock?

They have a single fixed package and are elite tanks.

 

Will there be a Mercenary Artillery tanks?

There won't be any Mercenary artillery available at launch.

 

Do you plan to reduce XP/Silver costs for players who have the Modules?  

No, this is because Mercenary tanks are not researched for XP, they are acquired through Contracts.  Having the tanks related to the Mercenary tank can give you a leg up as you will likely already have the tanks required to compete the tasks for that Contract.

               

How many contracts can I activate?

You can only have 1 Contract active at a time.

You can also only dismiss one contract a day.

 

Are contracts a community event or single like earn Ops?

Single person only. Only your actions make progress towards the Contract you signed.

 

If you complete a Mercenary Contract and that Contract comes up again, Are you able to do it again?

No, Contracts can only be completed once.

Once you have the tank associated with the contract, you can sell it and (if desired) re-purchase it for silver. But you won't be able to do the contract again, as you already have that contract's prize (the tank).

 

Can Platoons speed up contracts?

Not directly. They can indirectly help by letting you take a kill shot if your current task is to kill an amount of enemies. 

 

Do mercenary contracts have time limits? Do the time limits on the contract countdown even when not logged into the game like premium time?

Yes, Contracts have a fixed ending time and date. 

 

Will there be any guides or spreadsheets for each individual contract where players can see, in print, exactly which tanks they can use for each stage of each contract?

Sounds like a perfect idea for the community to work together and share what they know with other players! To make it easy, we added a Contract Compatibility filter so players can filter their garage by the tanks that you can use to complete the current Contract requirement. 

All stages and their criteria are view-able before the contract is signed (in the game).

 

Is there a balance plan in place to keep these Mercenary tanks from performing above their competition?

We have balanced the vehicles prior to adding them to the game. We have also performed multiple balance tests with the use of Supertest over the past couple of months. 

 

Will there be any new or special perks for mercenary crews?

Mercenaries use the normal skills and perks in game. 

The crew that comes with the contract Merc tank is fully, 100% trained for that tank. They also usually come with at least one skill / perk at 100%.

 

If Mercenary crews have no nation, then can we use them in any Premium Tank?

Mercenaries crews belong to the Mercenary nation can only be used in Mercenary tanks.

Additionally, Mercenary tanks are not cross-trainers.

 

If a mercenary crew is accidentally dismissed, will it be possible to recruit generic mercenary crews?

Yes, there are random generic Mercenary crews that you can recruit.

You can also customize mercenary crews.

You can also customize other national crews to use the mercenary voice if you wish.

 

Do mercenary crews have their own Audio?

Yes, Mercenaries have their own Voice overs.

 

Will mercenaries have their own command wheel?

No, they use the same radial command wheel that's in game. 

 

Are mercenary contracts done in Campaign or Multiplayer?

Contracts can be completed in Multiplayer only.

 

What are the differences between an Operation and a Contract?

Contracts can have individual stages purchase.

Contracts are always bound to a specific mercenary tank.

You can only have one contract active, where you can have three ops active (alongside a boost op and any bonus ops).

That means (if you wish & if availability allows) you can have 1 contract, 3 ops, 1 boost op, and all available bonus ops active all at once.

 

Do mercenary tanks come with a garage slot at the time of completion?

Yes, they come with a garage slot. 

 

Will the Mercenary tanks have silver and/or XP bonuses like premium tanks do?

No, they don't have any special Silver or XP earn rates. They are Elite tanks so they do start off with Accelerated Crew training. 

 

Can we sell mercenary tanks?

Yes, you can sell the Mercenary tanks for Silver and repurchase them from the Mercenary tech tree for Silver.

 

Can we gift Mercenary Tanks to others?

Not at this time.

 

Will there be any Premium Mercenary Vehicles?

Not at the release, but like on all other nations, we consider implementing premium content in the future, when we have a wider tech tree with variations at place.

 

Will Mercenary Tanks replace the Current Tech Tree?

No, Mercenary tanks are in additional to existing content and will create an own nation tech tree.

Mercenary tanks and their contracts can be found in their tech tree alongside all of the existing / future national tech trees.

 

Will Mercenary Tanks have a different battle queue?

No, they are normal tanks that can be used in all game modes.

That being said (as answered above) contract progression can only be achieved in random battle / multiplayer.

 

Can I use Mercenary Tanks in Ops such as Tank Earn Op or Tank Madness?

If they meet the requirements for those Ops you are able to utilize them like every other allowed tank for your op. 

 

Any plans to allow Community to suggest Mercenary Tanks?

The current Mercenary tanks were created with Community input and we look forward to continue doing this! Share your suggestions and ideas here: http://forum-console.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/214538-world-of-tanks-mercenaries-tank-suggestions/

 

If one previously had a tank with a contract requirement, but got rid of it, will there be any acknowledgment for already having it (premiums included)?

Contracts allow you to use any tank that meets the requirement or any higher connected tank in that line to complete the Contract. I.E. If it requires the gun on a Tier III US TD and you only own the Tier X US TD in that line now, you can use that Tier X US TD to complete that task.

 

Will Mercenary tanks come with unique custom camo patterns?

Mercenaries have their own set of Camouflage for Summer, Desert, Winter, and Urban than can be equipped as well as a surprise option 

 

Can we use Mercenary camo on non-mercenary tanks?

No, each Nation has their own Camouflage, this hasn't changed.

 

Are Mercenary Tanks Customization?

Can you customize a Mercenary tank? Yes, you can equip camouflage, emblems and inscriptions. 

 

Will mercenary tanks use consumables?

Yes, you can equip consumables. Special to Mercenary tanks only, they can use any nations premium food ration.

 

Will mercenary tanks use special ammo?

No, they have access to the same type of ammo already in game.

The ammo available to each Merc tank is based on the gun (just like all other nations / weaponry in the game).

 

Will mercenary tanks get their own special inscriptions?

There are some new Mercenary themed inscriptions and emblems added to the game that can be equipped on any tank.

These emblems can also be used on any customized flag (on any tank).

 

Will new mercenary related medals and achievements be added?  

There are XBL / PSN achievements for mercenary use / contract progression.

 

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I am reserving judgment until I see this whole thing play out, but thanks for some real information 

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oh boy gee golly wiz... thank you raibot for this... it was needed answered so many questions... so very happy this will be a complete tree with tier 10... plus a whole bunch of premiums eventually... this is a swell idea and grrreeeaattt.. for wot future outlook merc tanks eveywhere... doing back flips you guys are going the un historical route... bring us more like this please... neon camo bling on the tank i want it all... the majority of the player base is grateful... jimmney crickits i cant wait for this... the wot battlefield will never ever look the same ever... take pic now folks for the history books... 4 days until the new wot arrives... yeppers im pumped



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Thank you so much for these Information.

 

I just came up with a question. Will the ops tab include the contracts and if so, will the tab be renamed to ops and contracts or anything like that?


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I also have an idea or concept for a tank so I'm working on it... so yeah

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In regard to the contracts themselves:

How will contract distribution work, will they be available until you claim one?

If you do not complete a contract in time, how long would the wait be until it is available again?

 

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this answers most of my questions :)

 

except:

 

If you Fail a Contract, how long until you can re-try it, if at all?



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View PostRaiBOT01, on 22 June 2018 - 03:07 PM, said:

 

Can we use the Trinity tank in Multiplayer?

No, like other War Story tanks, the Trinity tank can only be played in War Stories. 

 

 

Will Mercenary Tanks have a different battle queue?

No, they are normal tanks that can be used in all game modes.

That being said (as answered above) contract progression can only be achieved in random battle / multiplayer.

 

Yet on the announcement:

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Trinity - Medium Tank


The Trinity is the first Mercenary tank, created from parts of German, American, and Soviet vehicles.

 

So are Mercenary tanks War-Story only then?

But then why the discussion about sharing the same Battle Queues?

 

Is this WS content of MP content?



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View Postleova, on 23 June 2018 - 02:43 AM, said:

Yet on the announcement:

 

So are Mercenary tanks War-Story only then?

But then why the discussion about sharing the same Battle Queues?

 

Is this WS content of MP content?

 

Mercenary tanks are multi-player, just like every other TT tanks and share the same battle queue as basically, they are just a different nation.

 

The Trinity is the only Mercenary tank that can't be used for multi-player, it's for War Stories only.

 

 

I really can't see where the confusion is coming from but meh, hope this clears it up for up.


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View PostMerun, on 22 June 2018 - 10:53 PM, said:

Thank you so much for these Information.

 

I just came up with a question. Will the ops tab include the contracts and if so, will the tab be renamed to ops and contracts or anything like that?

You shouldn’t have any trouble finding Contracts once the update goes live.  I’m not at liberty to be specific, but they won’t be hard to find....... Just keep in mind that you can only access Contracts in Multiplayer.



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View PostSohbrikay, on 22 June 2018 - 09:51 PM, said:

 

 

The Trinity is the only Mercenary tank that can't be used for multi-player, it's for War Stories only.

 

 

assuming that that is the correct answer, that was basically the question, yeah



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View Postleova, on 23 June 2018 - 04:38 AM, said:

 

assuming that that is the correct answer, that was basically the question, yeah

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View PostBrogueOne, on 23 June 2018 - 03:14 AM, said:

You shouldn’t have any trouble finding Contracts once the update goes live.  I’m not at liberty to be specific, but they won’t be hard to find....... Just keep in mind that you can only access Contracts in Multiplayer.

 

Thanks, I am sure, I find them. But the question is, if they are in the ops tab, will the ops tab be renamed, because then, there aren't only ops in it anymore. (Yes the contracts are technically ops too, but are named differently)

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View PostMerun, on 23 June 2018 - 05:27 AM, said:

 

Thanks, I am sure, I find them. But the question is, if they are in the ops tab, will the ops tab be renamed, because then, there aren't only ops in it anymore. (Yes the contracts are technically ops too, but are named differently)

The Ops tab will still be the Ops tab... Jeff Gregg himself said that Contracts would be available under it.



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will there be any new achievements associated with this update?

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View PostKY PRO 2008, on 23 June 2018 - 06:18 AM, said:

will there be any new achievements associated with this update?

Did you read the entire FAQ? Your answer is in there...







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