Achievements are awarded to players for exceptional performance in battle. Achievements come as Medals, Titles and Badges and are attached to the player's overall service record as well as the individual records of the tanks the player has driven and the service record of the crews (except Qualification Badges).
You can see your own achievements by selecting the Service Record tab in the garage. By default, your "Overall Results" are shown with a summary of all achievements you may have been awarded. Selecting individual tanks shows only achievements earned in those tanks. In addition, on the Garage or Barracks tabs you can right click on a crew member to select their "Personal File". There you can see all of the awards that the particular crew member has received thus far.
You can see another player's achievements by searching for them in the Contacts window. Right-click on their name and then select User details.
Achievements come in six groups:
- Mastery Badges
- Awarded for displaying mastery in controlling a specific armored vehicle. To qualify, the amount of experience you earn in a single battle must be higher than what a percentage of other players have achieved in the same tank. Once earned on a tank, the Mastery Badge is permanent. One can earn a Mastery Badge more than once, or more than one grade, but only the highest-ever will be shown in records, and the date will be of the first time that class was awarded.
- Battle Hero Achievements
- Awarded for individual battles if all of the requirements are met.
- Commemorative Achievements
- Achievements granted to any number of individual players in each battles if each of them meet all the requirements.
- Epic Achievements
- The hardest of the medals to earn. Awarded if the player displays extraordinary skill during an individual battle.
- Step Achievements
- Awarded in four classes, fourth being the easiest to achieve, and first being the hardest. The requirements for these achievements accumulate through the player's entire history, battle after battle.
- Titles of Honor
- Titles that are earned for exceptional performance in a specific category, and list the player's highest achievement for each.
If two or more players tie for the most number of destroyed vehicles (at least six) the achievement is granted to the player that earned the most EXP.
If two or more players have an equal hit ratio, the achievement is granted to the player with the highest potential damage. If two or more players have an equal amount of potential damage, the achievement is granted to the player who earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium Account users. If the amount of XP is equal as well, the achievement is not granted.
The achievement is granted on successful base capture, including only the points that were part of the base capture. If the battle ends in a draw, the achievement is granted to the first player to receive 80 or more capture points.
If two or more players have reduced equal amount of capture points, the achievement is granted to whichever player earned more EXP.
If two players qualify for the award, the player with the highest potential damage gets Steel Wall. If both players have the same potential damage, the player that took more hits is awarded the Steel Wall. If both players took the same amount of potential damage and hits, EXP is used to break the tie.
If two or more players have equal amount of hits, the achievement is granted to the player that earned more EXP.
Johannes Bölter was one of the most successful German tank aces of WWII. He participated in operations in the invasions of Poland, France, Greece and the Soviet Union, and the defense of France.
Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters was a Canadian tank ace of the 27th Armored Regiment. In 1944–1945 he destroyed 18 German vehicles with his Sherman Firefly.
Lafayette G. Pool is widely recognized as the U.S. tank ace of aces, credited with 12 confirmed tank kills and 258 total armored vehicle and self-propelled gun kills.
Roman Edmund Orlik, a Polish Army sergeant, was a tank ace who knocked out 13 German tanks with his light TKS tankette in September, 1939.
Tamada Yoshio commanded the Japanese 4th Tank Regiment (Type 95 Ha-Gō light tanks) in an attack that overran and destroyed twelve Russian artillery guns during the Second Sino-Japanese War in July 1939.
Reino Lehväslaiho was a Finnish tank ace who destroyed seven tanks and tank destroyers.
Alexander Oskin, a Hero of the Soviet Union, was a tank commander who destroyed three King Tigers with his T-34 during a reconnaissance operation near Oglenduv on August 11, 1944.
Alfie Nicolas was a British tank gunner. During the battle of Al Alamein he destroyed fourteen enemy vehicles.
Colonel Zinoviy Kolobanov was a Soviet tank ace who destroyed 22 German tanks, 2 guns and 2 halftracks with his KV in battle on August 19, 1941.
Erkki Halonen, a sergeant in the Finnish Army and a tank ace, destroyed three T-34, two KV-1, and two ISU-152 with his StuG III in battles during June and July, 1944.
A hero of the Soviet Union, Alexander Fadin was a T-34 commander. Supported by one infantry platoon, Fadin managed to capture and hold the Dashukovka village for 5 hours with one tank, and destroyed 3 tanks, 1 halftrack, 2 mortars and 12 machinegun nests. His crew also shot down an enemy plane with his tank's coaxial machinegun.
Second Lieutenant Luigi Arbib Pascucci was an Italian tank commander during World War Two. He fought with the Ariete Tank Division in North Africa. Pascucci fought in the Second Battle of El Alamein, where he sacrificed his life in a reckless frontal attack that enabled the rest of his company to escape encirclement.
Ion S. Dumitru was a Romanian tank ace. He fought in World War II for just twenty-five days, of which five on the German side, and, after Romania changed sides, twenty days against the Germans. On March 6th, 1945, Dumitru contributed to the destruction of six enemy tank destroyers and capture of a battery of 150 mm guns.
Guards Colonel Alexander Burda was a Soviet tank ace and a Hero of the Soviet Union. On October 4, 1941, Burda organized an ambush and destroyed an enemy armored column, including 10 medium and light tanks, 2 trucks with antitank guns and 5 infantry vehicles. Not awarded to SPG drivers.
Pierre Billotte was a captain in the French Army who destroyed 2 Pz.Kpfw. IV, 11 Pz.Kpfw. III and 2 guns with his Char B1 bis on May 16, 1940.
Pietro Bruno was an Italian tank ace. For exceptional valor in the face of the enemy he was awarded the Gold Medal of Military Valor (Medaglia d'oro al Valore Militare), the highest Italian award.
Ervin Tarczay was a Hungarian tank ace. He fought with the Hungarian 2nd Armored Division and destroyed at least ten enemy vehicles.
In June 1941, near the Lithuanian town of Raseiniai, roughly 20 KV tanks of the Soviet 3rd Mechanized Corps met the assault of the 6th Panzer Division, with approximately 100 vehicles. A single KV-2 tank managed to hold off the German advance for a full day while being pummeled by a variety of antitank weapons, until finally the KV-2 ran out of ammunition and was knocked out.
On 13 September 1944, Colonel Paul Girot de Langlade's Groupement Tactique "Langlade" (G.T.L), outnumbered by over two to one, attacked a German 112th Panzer Regiment occupying the French village of Dompaire. In the ensuing battle de Langlade's 16 M4A2 tanks and 4 M10 tank destroyers, with support from French artillery and American fighter-bombers, destroyed 69 of 90 Pz.Kpfw. V Panther and Pz.Kpfw. IV tanks.
British colonel Adrian Clements Gore was in charge of a combat team that defended the Kasserine Pass, Tunisia, on 20th February 1943. His force, composed of a tank squadron, an infantry company and a battery of infantry support artillery, put up stiff resistance against troops of the Wehrmacht Africa Korps, comprising five infantry batallions and one tank batallion. The German forces lost 11 tanks in the fighting.
Colonel Alexander Stark commanded the joint French-American task force defending the Kasserine Pass, Tunisia. On 19th February 1943, Stark's force unleashed heavy artillery fire from the heights surrounding the pass and was able to delay the advancing tank batallion and two infantry batallions of the Wehrmacht Africa Korps, forcing them to request reinforcements.
Douglas Kay, a British Army sergeant, and gunner on a Sherman Firefly, participated in the Allied landing in Normandy and was famous for the popularization of the history of tank warfare.
Note: Only the medals listed under "Battle Hero Achievements" above are counted in the “Kay’s Medal” achievement.
Otto Carius was one of the most efficient tank aces of WWII. He commanded the Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t), the Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger and the Jagdtiger tank destroyer during his impressive career.
Kurt Knispel, a German tank ace during WWII, participated in battles on both the Western and Eastern Fronts fighting on Pz.Kpfw. II, Pz.Kpfw. III, Pz.Kpfw. IV, Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger, and Pz.Kpfw. Tiger II.
Lieutenant General of Tank Forces, Nikolay Popel, a Soviet military leader and political worker, organized a raid against the enemy rear using captured vehicles during the battle of Dubno in the Summer of 1941.
General Creighton Abrams commanded US armored forces during WWII and the Vietnam War, earning a reputation as an aggressive and successful commander.
Philippe Leclerc was a General of the Free French Forces during WWII and one of the leaders of the Paris liberation operation.
Dmitry Lavrinenko, a Hero of the Soviet Union, Guards Lieutenant, and tank ace was recognized as the most efficient Soviet tanker, destroying 52 tanks in 28 battles over the course of just two months.
Joe Ekins was a private in the Northamptonshire Division of the British Territorial Army. A number of sources confirm Ekins as the final nemesis of famous German tank ace Michael Wittmann.
Note, this award was originally intended for each member of the clan which, after the first day of the Rise of the Americas: Unclaimed Glory event, had captured the province of New York City, New York. However, in the end, the final battle ended in a draw and New York City lay unclaimed. The No Sleep Till Brooklyn Rumble tournament was held February 1st through the 3rd, 2013, and the medal was awarded to the victors.