Onslaught 2022 (Season 1) in World of Tanks: Game Mechanics Guide

A new competitive mode will soon appear in Tanks! “Onslaught” is an exciting 7×7 battles on X level vehicles with equal ranked players. The first season, “Gryphon Season,” will take place from October 12, 11:00 a.m. (MSK), to November 20, 8:00 p.m. (MSK).

A number of new game mechanics have been introduced for “Onslaught,” including role-playing skills, a prestige point system and more. Let’s take a closer look at the features of the event.

* Please note: you can take part in the “Onslaught” mode now, as part of the General Test update 1.18.1. Some features of the game mode are not final and may be adjusted before the official release.

Pre-Combat Preparation

After selecting the Onslaught mode, you will be taken to the Pre-Combat Preparation screen. This is your opportunity to replace the selected X level vehicle, its equipment and armament, and to coordinate a plan of action with your team before the countdown ends.

Please note: the vehicle you are replacing must be repaired, crewed, and equipped with ammunition before combat begins.

Fog of War

The Fog of War mechanic hides the composition of the enemy team at the start of combat. Until a vehicle is detected, you know nothing about the composition, types, models, and location of the opposing forces.

Prestige Points

** Earn prestige points in “Onslaught” mode to improve your ranking position as well as to increase your role skill charge.

How do I earn prestige points?

You earn prestige points by completing the following actions in combat:

  • inflicting damage;
  • passing intelligence;
  • shooting down a caterpillar;
  • inflicting critical damage;
  • destroying enemy equipment;
  • detecting enemy equipment;
  • damage blocking;
  • base capturing;
  • base defense;
  • loss of strength points;
  • assisting with stuns of the enemy;
  • Damage with Artillery and Fire Support;
  • reinforcing allies with Encouragement;
  • restoring the strength of allied vehicles;
  • capturing a key position;
  • using a tactical skill
    “Intelligence Request”;
  • passive gain (every second of combat as long as the vehicle is not destroyed).
  • Roles in combat
  • In “World of Tanks” each vehicle level VI and above has a certain combat role, which depends on the vehicle class. In total, there are 15 roles, which reflect the main characteristics of tanks and their goals in battle.

Role Skills

Each of the 15 combat roles is characterized by a unique role skill, which can tip the scales in your favor. For example, heavy assault tanks have the “Field Repair Zone” skill. It creates an area around the tank, which restores strength points to you and allied vehicles. Medium assault tanks can use the “Fury” skill, which reduces the gun reload time by a few seconds. Press the 7 key (by default) to activate the skill.

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The special skill has three charge levels. The higher the charge level, the more powerful the effect of the skill.

  • You can increase the charge level of a skill by performing useful actions in combat and earning prestige points.
  • The role-playing skill can be activated as soon as you receive the first charge.
  • When you activate a skill, you use all the accumulated charges.
  • The prestige points counter will not be reset after activating the skill, but the charge accumulation will start again.
  • Once restored, you can reuse your role-playing skill when it reaches the first charge level.
  • Techniques with identical combat roles have identical role skills.

Read more about role skills.

Light Tanks:

  • Reconnaissance aircraft
  • Active reconnaissance

Medium Tanks:

  • Fury
  • Enthusiasm
  • Fire Support
  • Dexterous Hands

Heavy Tanks:

  • The Field Remodel
  • One for All
  • Bounty hunter
  • Concentration on Target


  • Breaking Through
  • Right Shot
  • Right on Target
  • Second Breath
  • March Throw

Key Positions

Although the battles of the Onslaught will unfold on familiar battlefields, such as Himmelsdorf and Ensk, they have been fine-tuned specifically for the new mode. All of the maps are familiar to you from Random Battles, so some shelters, passageways, buildings, and other objects have been changed. This will add to the competition.

In addition, key positions have been placed on the battlefields. These points must be captured in order to apply the appropriate tactical skills. Unlike role skills, which are unique to each vehicle class, tactical skills are the same for each battle and can be activated by any player in the team.

Each “Onslaught” map has two to four key positions and, accordingly, two tactical skills are available. Capturing a key position is similar to capturing a base, but restrictions apply, such as a certain capture time and others.

Tactical skills


Successful capture of the Artillery HQ will allow you to use the tactical skill “Artillery blow”. After 3 seconds an artillery strike will be launched at the player’s chosen area. Affected targets take 500 damage and are stunned for 20 seconds. Allies in the affected area will be stunned without damage. Press the 8 key (default) to apply the skill and select the area of impact.

  • Time to capture an Artillery HQ is 15 seconds.
  • Only one vehicle can capture a key position.
  • If the capturing vehicle takes damage, the capture progress is reset.
  • The machine that took damage will be able to start a recapture after 5 seconds.
  • Allies and opponents can immediately start the capture without any restrictions.
  • Only one “Artillery strike” skill can be activated at a time.
  • Regardless of whether the “Artilleryman” skill is activated, the player can conduct a capture of the Communication Hub.
  • Recapture of the Artillery HQ is possible after 120 seconds.
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Request Intelligence

Successfully capturing a Communications Hub allows the tactical skill “Request Intelligence” to be applied. When activated, all enemy vehicles will remain detected for 3 seconds. Press 9 (by default) to apply the skill.

  • Time to capture a Communication Node is 7 seconds.
  • Only one vehicle can capture a key position.
  • If the capturing machine takes damage, the capture progress is reset.
  • A machine that took damage will be able to start a recapture after 5 seconds.
  • Allies and opponents can immediately start the capture without any restrictions.
  • Only one skill “Intelligence Request” can be activated at a time.
  • Regardless of whether the Intelligence Request skill is activated, the player can conduct a capture of the Artillery HQ.
  • Recapture of the Communications Hub is possible after 120 seconds.

Game Map Changes

Unlike Random Battles, the Onslaught mode is only available for 7×7 battles on X level vehicles. Five of the nine game maps have been updated to balance the battles.

Maps and Key Positions


Reworked some of the buildings, added buildings, changed some shelters. Railroad track section on the west side of the map got additional freight cars. Reworked fountain area (F5) from the point of view of positions efficiency.


Railroad track area in eastern part of the map was redesigned. Some buildings and freight cars have been demolished to open up additional passageways. Additional objects have been placed that can be used as shelters.

Sand River.

Destructible buildings have been added to the center of the map. More vegetation has been added to provide shelter for the Artillery HQ at this position.

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El Hallouf

The Rocky Slope (NW) has been redesigned to open up additional access to the base takeover area.

Industrial Zone

An additional facility has been added to the central zone (E4/F4) to provide cover and create a point of encounter around the Artillery HQ.

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Free Tanks: New players can receive free tanks by completing certain missions or by using a referral link from an existing player.

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