Know – how to maximize your base xp – WOT

Top tankers event is ongoing for 3 days now, and I’ve seen many players, on forums and Facebook groups discussing on what causes the base xp to go up or down. In this text we will first try to explain how is base xp calculated, and then point out some things that you can use to get higher xp. In the table bellow you will be able to see which factors during and after the battle have influence on base xp.

XP awarded?
Joining a battle


Spotting an enemy tank for the first time

Small flat bonus per detected tank, double per detected SPG

Damaging enemies you are spotting yourself

Per point of damage, modified by victim’s tank type and tank tier compared to your own (damaging higher tiers pays more).

All damage counts, whether caused by direct hits, splash damage, ramming, fire or ammo-rack explosion.

Damaging enemies that are not lit up at all

Damaging enemies that your team is spotting, but not yourself

50% of the above

Damage done to targets you are spotting, by team members who are not spotting them themselves

50% of what the team member doing the damage would earn if he spotted the target himself, divided by the number of team members spotting the target.

Inflicting critical (module/crew) damage

This means destroying an enemy tank’s module (only damaging it is not enough), or killing a crew member.

Small bonus depending on the tier of the target compared to yours, whether caused by direct hits, splash damage, ramming, fire or ammo-rack explosion.

Light tanks receive a bonus for critical damage inflicted to heavy tanks.

In all cases, only the first critical destruction counts (or second, in case a repair/first aid consumable was used)

Disabling an enemy vehicle (killing complete crew)

Same reward as inflicting damage for the remaining hitpoints

Killing shot

Small bonus modified by the tier of the killed enemy compared to yours

Close combat bonus

Damaging enemy tanks at under 200m range gives a very small bonus

Scoring base capture points

Per point scored, up to 100 points, if the base was captured successfully

Scoring base defense points

Per point scored, more than 100 points possible

Completed base capture

Flat bonus

After the battle:

Small flat bonus

Team performance factor

Coefficient based on the total damage inflicted to the enemy team by your team






Coefficient of 1.5

Courageous Resistance (Battle hero, Epic or platoon achievements on a loss)

When your team is defeated but you get one of the Battle Hero, Epic or Platoon achievements, you will receive the same experience bonus as the victorious team. Coefficient of 1.5.

Victory in a tank company or clan wars battle

In addition to the normal bonus for victory, 50% of the XP gain of the losers is transferred to the winners.

Tank specific balancing factor

Tank specific coefficient, assumed to be 1 for all tanks

Exiting battle during loading screen or countdown

No “Joining a battle” bonus. Since your tank is actually present in the battle until it gets destroyed, it can passively earn XP e.g. for spotting enemy vehicles.
Exiting battle after countdown

There is a penalty for XP earning, but only if the tank has not yet been destroyed. Also, if the tank was not destroyed before exiting, further XP can be earned passively while it remains on the battlefield, e.g. for spotting enemy vehicles.

Team Damage inflicted

Small penalty, supposedly twice the amount of XP you would receive for causing the same amount of damage to the enemy.

Team Damage received


(Informations are taken from official Wargaming web site)

Of course we left out some factors like premium acc or bonus for 1st victory of the day and such, as these things will not be taken in to consideration in Top tankers event. There are two most important things that I want to point out from the table above, and those are Damaging enemies you are spotting yourself and Courageous Resistance. I see many ppl say “OMGOMGOMG I had 5300 in my Grille and I only got 2nd class, fuck game, dis no fair, I’m angry grrr!”. Well you should be angry on yourself for playing a game whose rules you know nothing about, besides the fact that Random battle will go 15vs15, and some tanks are gonna run around the field and shoot each other. If you shoot the tanks that someone else spotted, XP will be divided by the spotter and you (shooter). So if you are in good position, try to spot your targets, and even if your team farms them after that, you will gain more than just sitting in the corner and shooting. 

Second important thing is Courageous Resistance and that means that even if you loose, but you win some of Battle hero, Platoon or Epic Medals, your xp is gonna be higher for 50%, thus means you will have same xp like you’ve won the battle. This could be crucial in making good results for this event, as it is very hard to get a good team and win 5 times in a row, so getting some of this medals could mean a lot. I hope you got a picture on how to improve your results for Top tankers event, and that this will eventually help you get that Type 59, until then, stay stronK!

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