Extra Time to Unlock the IS-3 Defender!

IS-3 Defender Back-up Plan!

The time to earn your IS-3 Defender by completing mission stages has come to an end, but there's still time to unlock it with Gold! Use Gold to complete any unfinished stages to add the IS-3 Defender to your Garage, from now until March 22, 17:00 PT (20:00 ET).

The IS-3 Defender isn't your typical tier VIII heavy tank—beyond its custom camouflage and crackling blue energy coils, it boasts the first large-caliber autoloader in Blitz! Three shells are loaded into a magazine which is fed into the IS-3 Defender's gun, allowing you to volley fire in quick succession and terrify your enemies.

Complete eight mission stages and you'll be able to add the powerful IS-3 Defender to your Garage. While you'll have the option to spend Gold and skip these mission stages, each stage can be completed without spending any Gold. With a little hard work and dedication, you can earn this Premium heavy tank for free!

Time is of the essence! Pay attention to the counter on the IS-3 Defender mission page; it shows how many IS-3 Defenders are left to unlock! Once this number hits 'zero' no more IS-3 Defenders will be given out, either via missions or skipping with Gold!

Unlock With The IS-3 Defender with Gold

Ends March 22, 17:00 PT / 20:00 ET

The total cost for the IS-3 Defender is 15,000, but if you were working on completing the mission stages for the event it'll end up cheaper. Check out the table below to determine the cost of skipping the missions you weren't able to finish.

Mission Stage

Skip Cost (Gold)

1 50
2 250
3 500
4 1,100
5 1,900
6 2,800
7 3,900
8 4,500



Earn With Missions

Begins February 22, 16:00 PT / 19:00 ET
Ends March 7, 16:00 PT / 19:00 ET

Visit the mission screen in your Garage and you'll see a new mission in addition to the usual three. Earning tokens will allow you to complete these special IS-3 Defender missions; complete all eight and you'll receive the IS-3 Defender! There are two ways to earn tokens:

  • Battle XP: One token is awarded for each XP you earn in battle. Premium time bonus (50%) is included, but daily bonuses (x2 XP) are not.
  • Completing Missions: Tokens will be awarded for completing missions alongside XP or Credits. Check out mission descriptions for specific details.

Bonus tokens awarded for completing personal missions won't count unless you have an active IS-3 stage. If you're between stages, those extra tokens won't be added!


If you're unable to unlock the IS-3 Defender by the time the event ends, you'll be compensated with Premium time according to the last stage you've completed. Note that there's no Premium time compensation for mission stages 1-3. 


Premium Time Compensation

1-3 N/A
4 1
5 2
6 3
7 5
8 7

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I skip all stages and receive the tank immediately?

Yes, you can! You'll be able to skip any or all of the missions as long as the IS-3 Defender is still available.

What happens when the counter hits zero?

Once all the available tanks have been distributed, the event will be terminated and the IS-3 mission will disapear from your Garage.

How often do the missions reset?

Twice a day, at the same time as the daily x2 XP bonus reset.

What's the IS-3 Defender's value in Credits?