It looks like I predicted quite well what the new Arabian crate will contain (well, maybe with the exception of blueprints). Below you will find the content of the official article. 🙂
One of the features the Arabian Nights update is bringing in the near future is a new set of Contract Missions. We’ve made changes to the way the standard Contract Mission campaign works – it will now always offer three different missions of difficulty levels at the same time (each with a different cooldown ranging from 2 to 8 hours) and it is up to you to choose what mission would you like to play.
We are also introducing a brand new season reward called Arabian Loot Crate, replacing the older Black Sea Incursion Caucasus Loot Crate.
When creating the Arabian Loot Crate, we’ve taken your feedback into account and have improved its contents significantly, as well as reduced the influence of luck on obtaining the main prizes – the K1A1 Tier 7 Premium Main Battle Tank. Speaking of…
The K1A1 is an upgraded version of the older South-Korean K1 MBT. It’s a very distant relative of the Abrams MBT with the main difference being the presence of a hydro-pneumatic suspension, allowing the vehicle to tilt itself forward, backward and (unlike the Type 90) to the sides. In Armored Warfare, it will retain this ability as the first MBT to be able to do so. The combination of a 120mm gun, good mobility and solid armor (all of them roughly the same as the M1A1 has) as well as the ability to mark enemy targets for increased damage (the way AFVs and LTs can) will make it powerful opponent even in its basic form, which will be equivalent to a stock vehicle of the same Tier.
But that’s not all. The Arabian Loot Crate allows you to receive five upgrade modules that you can collect and install on your K1A1. These modules are:
- Improved protection (bonus to repair speed and damage taken reduction)
- Improved survivability (bonus to vehicle hitpoints)
- Improved spotting (bonus to view range and the duration your target stays spotted)
- Improved firepower (bonus to reload time)
- Improved mobility (bonus to acceleration, hull traverse and turret traverse)
With all four upgrade modules collected and installed, the tank will become truly formidable and on par with the best vehicles of its Tier and class, perhaps even slightly surpassing them.
Much like the Type 90 Loot Crate, the Arabian Loot Crate will drop blueprints of this vehicle that you can collect. Assembling one hundred of them will award you with the permanent version of this MBT. Its upgrades will come in parts as well and once enough parts of each type are collected, you can receive and install the respective upgrade. All the received blueprints and the K1A1 itself can be sold for Credits.
The Arabian Loot Crates do not, of course, only drop the vehicle or component blueprints. You can also receive:
- K1A1 Tier 7 Premium MBT right away without the need to collect its blueprints (very rare)
- K1A1 skin (very rare, can be sold for Gold)
Obtaining the Arabian Loot Crates is quite straightforward, as they can be obtained by completing the Arabian Contracts.
The Arabian Contracts can be completed by working on the standard Contract Missions – once three missions are completed, the Arabian Contract will award you with an appropriate prize. It’s worth noting that the contract now has an 8-hour cooldown.
And, finally, several new achievements are available for completing a specific number of Arabian Contracts. These achievements will award you with:
- 3 exclusive decals
- 1 exclusive avatar