The New Crew Skins

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With the release of Update 1.4.1, we will introduce a brand new feature: crew skins! You already know how to customize your tanks with camos, styles, emblems, inscriptions, and decals, but if you want to add even more character to your vehicles, try the following crew skins!

A handful of them are real historical figures involved in tank warfare, some of them are small jokes, and most of them are actually inspired by (pop) culture references. Will you recognize them all?

Important: Historical skins will have fixed names, nations and gender, while other characters would be able to change some or all the mentioned characteristics.

Historical Figures

Pavel Rybalko

Commander of tanks and combined arms units during World War II, Pavel Rybalko participated in many major battles, including Kharkov, Kursk and Berlin. He was decorated as Hero of the Soviet Union. Twice.

Mikhail Katukov

Believe it or not, he was also named Hero of the Soviet Union twice. As Marshal of Armored Troops, Mikhail Katukov fought in Moscow, Kursk, Berlin and other significant battles during World War II. He was portrayed in the movie ‘Patton’, which leads us to the next guy!

George S. Patton

Patton is undoubtedly one of the most famous generals of World War II. He was in charge of the American troops in the Mediterranean region, when the Allies attacked Sicily. He was later involved in the Normandy campaign. Made famous by is discipline, Patton was a tough military leader.

Charles de Gaulle

An early adopter of tanks, Charles de Gaulle was a French general. He resisted the very idea of surrendering his country to the foe and organized the resistance from London. He thought hard to put an end to the occupation, and was later elected as President of the French Republic.

Brave Tankers

Vasily Chapayev

Vasily Chapayev fought in World War I as a division commander of the Red Army and became quite popular thanks to the novel Chapaev by Dmitry Furmanov. He still frequently appears in movies!

Oksana Shevchenko

Born into the family of a grizzled military officer, Oksana decided to walk in the footsteps of her father. You better not be fooled by her appearance – she’s a tough soldier and knows her duty very well.

Oliver Murdoc

We don’t know much about him and his past, but he definitely wants to forget a dark story. That’s why he chose to join the armoured forces. Since then, he does his share, so let’s respect his privacy!

Gabriel Lyman

Once, Gabriel bet he could give up everything to become a tanker, and that’s precisely what he did, leaving behind his life as a successful jazz musician and saxophone god. He now waits patiently for the war to end, so he can resume his career in the showbiz.

Emran Shankar

Awarded by the order of British India of the second class, Emran came a long way. He dedicated most of this life to be a soldier, and the U.K. allowed him to fulfil his full military potential.

Chester O’Brien

This British engineer was sent to Australia to help the local specialists involved in the manufacturing of the famous Sentinel tanks. When the production of these vehicles was however discontinued, O’Brien stayed in Brisbane.

Konrad Wittmayer

Reticent, grim and fearsome, Conrad knows only one thing: his duty. His comrades have a wholesome respect for him, as they prefer fighting on his side than imagining the calculating mind that hides behind his mask.

Wilhelm Berghoff

An embodiment of German efficiency, Wilhelm was trained the old-school way. Irreproachable in carrying out of his line of duty, he prefers to stay alone, detached from every human being and possessions.

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Christophe Lamber

This mysterious character commanded a Saint-Chamond tank during World War I. During one of his battles, the tank was damaged by the enemy artillery. He then ordered his crew to evacuate but didn’t abandon his tank. He kept repeating “there can be only one”, though.

Audrey Dupont

Born in Marseille, Audrey joined the French resistance pretty early on and was assigned to a tank when the Free French Forces regrouped in London. She’s known for the axe she wears for close combat, that discourages enemies to close in on her tank!

Hideo Tanaka

Hideo knows the principles of Bushido and follows its teachings rigorously. His obsession with the doctrine was rather strange to some of his comrades, but they agreed unanimously that he is the most honest and reliable soldier.

Josef Svejk

“Not every man can have wisdom. Stupid people have to exist too, because if everyone was wise, then there would be so much good sense in the world that every other person would be driven crazy by it.”

Tzinedi Tzidane

Before his recruitment, this guy was, believe it or not, a professional footballer, so he was already well-disciplined and had a lot of stamina. Don’t worry, Tzinedi is a real team player!

Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz

Grzegorz graduated from the Polish Artillery School in Chrząszczyżewoszyce (powiat Łękołody) and started service in the armored corps just by random luck.

Björn Ragnarsson

Hardened, persistent and committed: Björn is a real Northman. As a fan of sea adventures, he dreamt of joining the Swedish Navy but ended up in the armoured forces, where its dedication is sure appreciated.

Alessandro Lotti

Alessandro Lotti a very strict and ascetic atmosphere since its childhood. His habits were quickly spotted by the army, which turned him in a very efficient, hard-working and reliable fighter, and a true comrade!

Fool Tankers

Hellu Van Oob

He knows the game by heart. All the vehicles. All the maps. All the mechanics. A talented strategist and an excellent tactician, for sure. Well, that’s what he says at least.

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Kannot Gitgud

Once, Kannot was a star but gained considerable tank handling expertise meantime. Now retired, this guy puts all his knowledge into practice.

Toma Teu

This dude is always the first one to move out and jump into action, simply because he hates having to catch up.

Uni Corn

Are you actually seeing that? Are you sure? What exactly have you been eating today?

Arengee Penetrael

The alpha. The omega. They decided the fate of your shells. You better treat them with respect, and perhaps then your next shot will be successful.

(Good grief who dreamt the last lot up)

15 comments on “The New Crew Skins

  1. Anonymous says:

    WG has reached a new low

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    • Anonymous says:

      How is this low? They should do more stuff like this and monetize with skins and other similar rewards. I am pretty sure the community is tired of new over performing t8 premium tanks, at least this commonly.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Did you not see the last few crew pictures? I agree with that they should sell these and I would suggest they take it further. They could bundle these character with premium tanks. But it should be bases on historical elements like Loza’s Sherman. Not those silly last few pictures

  2. Anonymous says:

    These are pretty funny. No impact in the game so I see no problem with them 🙂

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  3. Iron_Tsunami says:

    Okay they got me with RNGesus

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  4. ambition says:

    1. Bear in mind that it is said that there shan’t be a need to buy them for they’ll be acquired with the new “Random Reward” system.

    2. The implementation of crew skins with custom voices will be considered in the future if the feedback turns out satisfactory.

    3. The reason you don’t see famous aces and commanders you were likely to expect is that there’s still issues with the use of rights and that “it was better to go with safer options that were in no way controversial for now during the testing”. ~eekeeboo, Community Manager

    4. If WG insisted on implementing figures from Nazi Germany in WoT, they’d have to get their title retested by the USK and thus may in all likelihood lose their current USK-12 rating, or even risk getting sued. (Like Wolfenstein II, the devs also had to censor “certain things” to avoid allegations prior to publishing the game in Germany.)

    5. The implementation of famous content creators was considered during a brainstorming session. “The risk with the content creators is that they may not be universal or always part of the game. It would be fun and engaging, but to begin with, it was considered better to have more universal skins for things like RNG and “Git Gud” or cheeki breeki etc.” ~eekeeboo

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  5. OrigamiChik3n says:

    I do dig the Highlander reference. At the same time i find it quite ironic that only soviet crews get ALL historical figures. Whereas there seem to be a profound lack of famous warriors in the rest of the world. Even supposedly “Japanese” crewman has the face of a New Zealander. But hey, there is no commie bias in WoT.

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  6. fuwg says:

    literally the least important thing to develop in the game…

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  7. MrEwing says:

    Good morning! I just wonder – with this changes can 1 train my current (for example: japanese) crew into a fool tanker, Than change it’s nationality? Thank You. Mr E.

  8. SCARed says:

    well, the idea is ok. for those who don’t like it (because historically … debatable stuff like unicorn *lol*), they don’t need to use them.

    others who don’t care could by those skins, as long as its ONLY the skin.

    if WG starts selling those crew members with skin and skills (0% BiA and such), we are DEEP into P2W territory …

    • Robopon says:

      Crew skills are not even close to p2w since you can just grind them. And WG is selling crews for quite a while now, good morning.

  9. The last five tankmen or commanders, if you like, are saying way more about WG and WoT than anything else

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    • yup, all those surveys are concentrated on WG gaining an understanding of the psychology of the player.
      End result, is the classifications you see in the “fools” section.
      Every player is considered by WG to be at least one of these categories, some a mix.

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