GUIDE: Gold and Premium Account

Gold is one of the primary in-game resources in World of Tanks Blitz, along with credits. It is important to remember that gold and the premium options that can be bought for gold will not give you any decisive advantage in battle, although they will make aspects of the game more flexible and quicken your progress. You can progress in the game, participating in battles and researching new vehicles, without any gold at all; the only thing it will cost you is additional time and effort. One more thing to remember is that gold alone cannot make you a good player. The primary keys to success will always be your own skill and experience as a tanker, which cannot be purchased with any currency.

What can I buy with gold?

Please note any prices and exchange rates for gold and credits in this guide are subject to frequent discounts. Please check out our regular Specials which detail the offers that are available and for how long.

Premium Account

Premium Account is the most popular purchase among virtual tankers. With Premium, you earn 50% more credits and experience per battle. This will let you reach a desired vehicle in the Tech Tree quicker or simply reduce the time spent driving a tank in its stock configuration. Premium Account is purchased for a period of time which can range from 1 day to 1 year.

Premium Account benefits:

  • 50% bonus XP per battle.
  • 50% bonus credits earned in a battle.
  • Redesigned in-game garage.

To Convert Gold to Credits

When you’re running short of credits, you can purchase them for gold. The rate: 1 

To Convert Experience

After you have researched all of a tank’s modules and the next vehicle in its branch of the Tech Tree, the tank receives “Elite”
 status allowing all XP earned on this tank to be converted to Free Experience for gold. Thus, the experience earned on “Elite” tanks may be used to research any vehicle or module or to train crew skills. The conversion rate: 1 25 (Note: all Premium Tanks are already considered “Elite” so benefit from this bonus.)

Also see our crew skill guides for more information:

Crew Training

You can use gold to train your crew to 100% mastery in a vehicle. The amount of gold depends on the vehicle tier:

  • Tier I: Free
  • Tier II: 150
  • Tier III: 250
  • Tier IV: 350
  • Tier V: 450
  • Tier VI: 550
  • Tier VII: 650
  • Tier VIII: 750
  • Tier IX: 850
  • Tier X: 1000

Fully trained crews get the most out of their vehicle’s stats and can start using and training their crew skills. Consider also converting Free XP to boost the learning of crew skills as mentioned earlier in this guide. The exchange rate for accelerating training using free experience is: 1 Free XP   = 2 Crew XP

Premium Ammo

Gold or credits can also be used to buy shells with different properties e.g. increased penetration. The price varies depending on the type of shell and the gun. Premium shells can also be purchased for credits.

Most players choose to carry between five to ten such shells into battle for emergency situations. As they cost more than regular shells, simply firing all premium ammo can cost you a lot in the long run and damage the profitability of your gaming session.

Purchase Additional Garage Slots

Initially the player has a garage slot for each tier I vehicle as well as a few vacant slots. The player can purchase additional slots to expand the garage. The price of one slot is 250
 and bundles frequently are discounted. Be sure to check out what special offers are on each week.

Premium Vehicles

One of the most interesting Premium options offered by World of Tanks Blitz is premium vehicles.

  • No research is required – these vehicles come fully equipped.
  • They earn more credits for each battle
  • They have “Elite” status, enabling them to earn Free XP like fully researched

There are certain balancing factors and other things to take into account, so see our Guide to Premium Tanks for more detailed information.