The Great Race is Coming Back!

A very special treat awaits you during the Tank Festival — the Great Race! This legendary mode is making a comeback, so get ready to tear up the asphalt as you speed toward the finish.

This time, the Great Race has received a considerable revamp, making it even more enjoyable than the last time it appeared in 2014. Get ready to tame one of three unique racing tanks and push yourself to the limit to prove you’re the real king of the racetrack!

The Great Race
23 September 2019, 07:00 UTC +8 - 7 October 2019, 07:00 UTC +8


General Overview

As before, the rally takes place in a 3v3 team mode. Choose to play solo as part of a team of three random players, or gather your friends in a winning Platoon of three. Note that solo players will play only against other solo players, and platoons will only be matched against platoon players.

When the event begins, you will find three racing tanks in your Garage:

Leopard Sport


Т-50 Sport


Chaffee Sport


Each racing tank boasts unique characteristics and gameplay, as well as special mounted “racing” equipment which cannot be removed or replaced. All three tanks also have “Overdrive” as their default active ability, which gives a speed boost.

There are two ways to win the Great Race:

  • Reach and capture the base at the end of the racetrack before the enemy team.
  • Destroy all enemy vehicles on the opposing team during the race or at the base.

The Great Race will unfold in a coastal industrial map called Newport, which should be familiar to racers who participated in the event back in 2014.

Progression System

There will be several types of progression during the event, depending on whether or not you joined a team. The teams are led by three racing captains, and you can join any of them to get your hands on additional rewards!

During the race, and depending on how efficient you are on the track, you earn Racing Trophies. A player can receive only one Racing Trophy of a specific type per race. Each Trophy you earn gives you a certain number of Racing Points, which are taken into account in your personal Racing achievements.

In racing mode, special combat missions (daily and weekly) will also be available. Complete them to get Festival Tickets and earn unique components for your Dog Tag!

Join the Tournament!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a racing tournament consisting of five stages, which will be held from September 23 through October 7. Registration for the tournament opens September 18 and runs until September 23.

Stage Starts Ends
Registration 18 September 2019
07:00 UTC +8
23 September 2019
07:00 UTC +8
Stage I 23 September 2019
07:00 UTC +8
26 September 2019
07:00 UTC +8
Stage II 26 September 2019
07:00 UTC +8
29 September 2019
07:00 UTC +8
Stage III 29 September 2019
07:00 UTC +8
2 October 2019
07:00 UTC +8
Stage IV 2 October 2019
07:00 UTC +8
5 October 2019
07:00 UTC +8
Stage V 5 October 2019
07:00 UTC +8
7 October 2019
07:00 UTC +8

Don't miss your chance to take part in the furious hunt for a unique racing style, as well as many other rewards! Simply join one of the three available teams during the registration period.

Players recruited via the World of Tanks referral program during the racing event will automatically be added to their recruiter's team, even after the registration window has closed, and both recruiter and recruits stand to earn additional rewards, including Racing Points.

All Racing Points that you earn will go into the team’s piggy bank. Teams will receive tournament points depending on their position in the final standings of each stage.

At the end of Stage V, we'll calculate the total number of tournament points and distribute the prize places between the teams. Tournament teams will receive the following rewards:

To receive your rewards, you must take part in at least 20 races.

Each Racing Cup earned will give you personal Racing Points. Based on the number of Racing Points you have scored in each stage of the tournament, the top 100 players in each team will be rewarded with special racing badges with unique titles for each stage.

Additionally, the team whose top 100 players have earned more Racing Points than the top 100 players of any other team in a given stage, will receive extra tournament points for that stage.

Our Partners

We would like to express our gratitude to the official partners of the Great Race, who supported us and are an inalienable part of this event.

You may know them for their processors, but they do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible.

Together with World of Tanks, Intel strives to enhance the gaming experience for each of the 160 million tankers worldwide.

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More details about the Great Race will be revealed soon, so stay tuned!