Wargaming is giving the premium EBR 75 FL 10 for free, but you have to fight to get it

Panhard EBR 75 FL 10 premium tank in World of Tanks available via The Challenge on Wheels event
Panhard EBR 75 FL 10 WoT premium tank
"The Challenge on Wheels" special event that has begun today will last until March 7 and comes with the chance to obtain the Panhard EBR 75 FL 10 for free — or at least a good discount when purchasing it. This is the first premium wheeled vehicle in World of Tanks and can be obtained after completing ten challenging stages.

When World of Tanks 1.4 arrived with the new wheeled vehicles, many were expecting to see at least one such premium/special tank as well. Now, it is finally happening and those with enough (a lot of) time on their hands can try to complete the special event that has started earlier today. 

"The Challenge on Wheels" event consists of no less than ten stages, each more difficult to complete than the previous one. The final prize is the Panhard EBR 75 FL 10 wheeled vehicle, which is categorized as a premium tier VIII light tank. To get a better idea about the increasing difficulty level of this event's stages, I will only mention three of them:

  • Stage 1: Earn a total of 3,000 base XP (tier VI-X) or destroy at least 3 enemy vehicles in a single battle/cause at least 3,000 HP damage (tier IX-X). 
  • Stage 5: Earn a total of 30,000 base XP (tier VI-X) or cause 20 percent of the total amount of damage caused by your team in eight battles (tier IX-X).
  • Stage 10: Earn a total of 45,000 base XP (tier VI-X) or finish as the top player in your team by XP earner 20 times/cause at least 2,500 HP damage (tier IX-X).

Beginners will probably have a very hard time trying to complete these tasks since the XP-related stage completion conditions — known as "Missions for commitment" — can only be achieved by placing among the top 10 players in your team by XP earned. The "Missions for mastery" mostly target experts, so beginners and even average players who have been playing World of Tanks for years should not even bother trying to complete them in most cases.

The good news is that the completion of each stage comes with a 10 percent discount towards the purchase of the EBR 75 FL 10. Obviously, wallet warriors with generous budgets can simply shell out around US$60 and just enjoy this first-of-its-kind (first wheeled premium) vehicle.

Are you feeling up to it or not? For me, this is just another marketing move that will bring Wargaming a lot of money — there is nothing wrong with it since this is how the free-to-play model works in most cases — but I cannot even hope to get a 60 or 70 percent discount. As usual, feel free to share your thoughts with the rest of us in the forum.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-02-21 (Update: 2019-02-21)
Codrut Nistor
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