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So what's in *your* reward crate?

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I have a growing collection of unopened reward crates. Legend has it that the crates used to be awesome and dropped really frequently, then the devs came and made the crate drops less frequent but with "better" crates... but then the crates got nerfed again. So I'm treating them like unused lottery tickets - half the fun of owning them is the suspense of what might be inside... but realizing that actually opening them might be the road to disappointment.

So the first few crates I opened had some rep and a 1-day rental tank in them... meh. And in global chat someone paid RL $$ for the 25-plat crate special, and after opening them all had maybe 100 gold total. I gather that the content of the crates isn't always the same, and that maybe some prizes are more scarce than others.

Has anyone compiled a histogram / list of what's actually in the silver/gold/plat/specops crates?  Or at least describe the best and worst case crate contents?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Quantum_Ranger said:

Legend has it that the crates used to be awesome and dropped really frequently, then the devs came and made the crate drops less frequent but with "better" crates... but then the crates got nerfed again.

Platinum crates used to be amazing. But that was years ago, Obsidian-era IIRC.

I believe they used to drop permanent versions of premium vehicles tier 6 and under. Obviously, this wasn't particularly wise from a business perspective, so the rewards were toned down significantly.

1 hour ago, Quantum_Ranger said:

So I'm treating them like unused lottery tickets - half the fun of owning them is the suspense of what might be inside... but realizing that actually opening them might be the road to disappointment.

Same here ;)

I've always kept at least 10 gold crates and 20 platinum crates, all of them earned since I've started playing. I think of them as a memento of the many years I've spent playing AW. Considering I've amassed countless insignias, boosts, premium time, premium vehicles, etc. already, crates aren't particularly useful to me, even if they still offered permanent premiums.

2 hours ago, Quantum_Ranger said:

So the first few crates I opened had some rep and a 1-day rental tank in them... meh.

A common drop. Quite welcome in my eyes, since they provide 125 gold [upon activation] if you already own the vehicle in question. I happen to be a collector anyways, so you should get the gist ;)

I would suggest saving them. If you happen to acquire the vehicle in the future, you can activate all of its rentals for EZ gold. With how contract crates function nowadays, players can basically get free premiums anyways.

However, rentals also provide players with an opportunity to try out premiums they're interested in before purchase, so I'd say it's worth activating a single rental if you are interested in a vehicle and/or enjoy it on the testing range. 

2 hours ago, Quantum_Ranger said:

And in global chat someone paid RL $$ for the 25-plat crate special, and after opening them all had maybe 100 gold total.

Yeah they generally suck. Definitely not worth the money.

Probably the best reward(s) you can get out of them are the aforementioned rental vehicles (125 gold), large amounts of credits/reputation, and premium time.

3 hours ago, Quantum_Ranger said:

I gather that the content of the crates isn't always the same, and that maybe some prizes are more scarce than others.

Never. 

I often get insignias or boosts, which are utterly useless considering I already have thousands and hundreds of them respectively. However, I'm pretty happy with receiving reputation or premium time. The best reward I've ever opened from "regular" crates has to be 30 days of premium time, which I received from a gold crate no less ;)

3 hours ago, Quantum_Ranger said:

Has anyone compiled a histogram / list of what's actually in the silver/gold/plat/specops crates?  Or at least describe the best and worst case crate contents?

I don't think anyone has listed the best possible rewards from the current iteration of crates, but the AW wiki has an article regarding the previous crate system and rewards (which shouldn't be too dissimilar).

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What made crates so plentiful in the Obsidian era was that they gave them out for every single match as a performance reward, and the bar was set pretty low, or more precisely, depended more on which map you were playing. I didn't play any PvP back then, but missions like Perseus, Albatross, Stormy Winter all but guaranteed a platinum crate if you played at least decently:

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I've only ever gotten a single permanent vehicle from the hundreds of platinums I've opened back then, the VFM Mk. 5. Only rentals ever since.

In special crates, I got the best rewards from the 25 Armata 152 crates received from Operation Gathering Storm, a T-80U Shark and a WWO Wilk.

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Honestly, it was a lot more fun when you could get them as rewards from missions, and they actually dropped well. It just felt more rewarding for doing well.

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Best on Platinum now is 10,000,000 Credits and once in a while a good vehicle you need.

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OK, just finished getting the T8 Stalker from the second Eastern Contract.... so now there's the mystery crate that follows. Realistically, what do these contain?  

I'm hoping it's not just another rental tank...

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No, they contain random Tier 6+ premiums.  You can get really lucky and score a Tier 10 out of them, but usually it will be a Tier 6 or 7 or maybe an 8.

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Eatern crates might  drop: skin  and/or t6-t8 premium  and/or t9-t10 premium rental or in case if all vehicles from  tier 6-8 are owned they give gold if it rolls for that tier  t6 tier 500g t7 (650 not confirmed),but t8 no idea how much gold it gives if all t8 premium are owned.

For me best drop gold crate is 30 days premium.. got it 2x already.

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For me it was a VFM (non-skinned version) Bradley Sentinel Skin (seem to have been a lot of those recently) and a 99a2 140 rental

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