Gold Economy (Blitz)
World of Tanks Blitz has two types of currency fueling its economy, namely credits and gold. Credits, also known as silver, are earned in battle or purchased with gold and are the primary in-game currency.
The second currency, gold, gives access to various premium options like, for example, the premium account status, or premium tanks. Premium options bought will neither change game play significantly nor give players a decisive advantage in battle. This article will cover various premium options.
Getting the Gold
The easiest way to get gold is to purchase it from Wargaming, although there are many other ways of doing so. You can also earn it by participating in developer/moderator organized contests, tournaments and other events (check the news page on your server for current opportunities: EU server, RU server, NA server, ASIA Server).
Gold can be bought directly from Wargaming and will be added to your game account. It is not transferable, neither between accounts nor between servers, so make sure you buy it on the correct server should you have accounts on several servers.
WARNING: You will sometimes see third parties advertise cheap gold. These are not authorized partners from Wargaming and you will not receive any gold. Only buy gold using the methods mentioned on the official sites and report strangely cheap offers to Wargaming's support team for your server: EU support, RU support, NA support, and ASIA support.
|1.||30000||€ 99.95||£ 84.95|
|2.||14500||€ 49.95||£ 42.45|
|3.||5500||€ 19.95||£ 16.95|
|4.||2500||€ 9.95||£ 8.45|
|5.||1500||€ 6.95||£ 5.95|
|No.||Gold amount||Price (USD)|
|No.||Gold amount||Price (USD)||Price (JPY)||Price (CNY)|
|1.||25000||$ 99.95||¥ 7794,63||元 628,14|
|2.||12000||$ 49.95||¥ 3895,37||元 313,91|
|3.||4700||$ 19.95||¥ 1555,81||元 125,38|
|4.||2500||$ 10.95||¥ 853,94||元 68,82|
|5.||1100||$ 4.95||¥ 386,03||元 31,11|
The most important thing that gold is used for is to buy a subscription to a premium account. It gives 50% more credits and 50% more experience per battle, and a clean garage. Even though you only earn 50% more credits with a premium account, your profit after paying for repairs and ammo can increase two- or threefold, depending on your performance in battle (amount of damage, destroyed tanks, base captured/defended, etc) because your costs remain constant.
The table below shows that to maintain premium status on an account for a year would cost 6.66 EUR, 5.66 GBP or 8 USD per month if you purchased the respective biggest gold package on each server and the 12 months of premium option.
|24,000 Gold||12 months||360 days|
|13,500 Gold||6 months||180 days|
|2,500 Gold||1 month||30 days|
|1,250 Gold||1 week||7 days|
|650 Gold||3 days||3 days|
|250 Gold||1 day||1 day|
Gold can also be used to purchase certain premium tanks. Premium tanks already are at elite status, i.e. fully researched, and are great for earning credits as they receive a bonus to their credits gain and won't give you further expenses with additional modules. The income bonus is defined individually for each premium tank but the exact amounts are not published.
Note: The complete list of premium tanks can be found here. Some tanks may not be bought in the In-Game Store, and can only be obtained during certain special events, in the Gift Shop, or may not be available at all.
Gold can be used to buy premium ammo (AKA "Gold Rounds" or "Premium Rounds") which have bonuses to penetration or damage compared to regular ammunition. However they become rather expensive when used on a regular basis.
Players can use gold to buy credits. 1 gold buys 400 credits. Generally it is considered more efficient to buy premium account status and benefit from the credit income bonus it comes with rather than spending gold on buying credits. However if you do not play much, yet want credits fast, then buying them may be the better option for you.
Convert Experience to Free Experience
Players with elite tanks (all premium have elite status) can convert the tank's regular experience to free experience at a rate of 25 exp converted per 1 gold. While expensive in gold, one good match in a top tier vehicle will earn enough experience to immediately skip from tier I into IV in a different branch of advancement tree.
To expand your garage slots to keep more tanks, players can buy slots with gold. It costs 250 gold for an additional single slot, but for lower prices and more slot it costs 1000 for 5 slots and 1800 for 10 slots.
Once every 14 days, players can pay 2,500 gold to rename their account to another desired username, should they choose to do so.