A blueprint is an in-game item that allows you to research new vehicles at a discount.
You can receive blueprints in the following ways:
- For completing Daily Missions (fragments)
- For completing special Personal Missions in Twitch bundles
- For participating in various game events or offers
- As a part of Battle Pass
- As a part of a Tour of Duty
Blueprints cannot be purchased.
- To research a vehicle using a blueprint, you need to collect four to 12 vehicle blueprint fragments (see Blueprints Conversion and Discounts on Vehicle Research).
- There are three types of blueprint fragments:
- Universal fragments are suitable for any nation.
- National fragments are suitable for researching vehicles of the corresponding nation.
- A vehicle blueprint fragment is for a particular vehicle.
- If you receive a vehicle blueprint fragment for a particular vehicle, it will be automatically applied to it.
- If you receive a vehicle blueprint fragment for an already researched vehicle, it will automatically become universal.
- National and universal fragments don't provide any discounts on vehicle research on their own. They first need to be converted into vehicle blueprint fragments for a particular vehicle. (More details about this are in the second section of this article.)
- To see the progress of collecting blueprints, click the Tech Tree in the top menu in the Garage. Click the icon with a pair of compasses in the upper-left corner.
- You will see the vehicle blueprints window. In the lower-right corner of the tile of each Tier II–X vehicle, you'll see the number of blueprint fragments you've already collected over the total number that is required to receive a 100% discount on researching the given vehicle. In this window, you can easily check how many blueprint fragments you've already collected and for which vehicles. Click the blue + in the upper-right corner of the tile to open the window for converting fragments.
- Open the research window of any Tier II–X vehicle. You'll see a blue Blueprint button appear on beneath the vehicle. Click it.
- You'll see a special interface in the form of a drawing board. It is divided into several parts, depending on the vehicle tier. Each blueprint fragment for this vehicle fills one part on the board. At the bottom, you can see how many universal and national fragments are needed to assemble one blueprint fragment for this vehicle. There is the Create Maximum button in the bottom-right corner of the screen. If you have a lot of universal and national fragments, you can convert them into several fragments for this vehicle with one click.
- Go back to the Garage and click Depot in the top menu, then click the icon with a pair of compasses in the menu on the left. The Blueprints of Unresearched Vehicles screen will open, as seen below.
Above, you can see how many universal and national fragments you have.
Below is a window with unresearched vehicles for which you have already obtained blueprint fragments. Use the filter to select the vehicle for which you want to create a new fragment.
- Read more about converting blueprint fragments and the discounts they provide in the next section of the article.
- Blueprints can be used to research any Tier II vehicle and above. To do this, you need to collect all fragments for this vehicle.
- The total number of fragments of a blueprint depends on the vehicle's tier:
- Tier II–IV: x4 vehicle blueprint fragment
- Tier V and VI: 6x vehicle blueprint fragment
- Tier VII and VIII: x8 vehicle blueprint fragment
- Tier IX: x10 vehicle blueprint fragment
- Tier X: x12 vehicle blueprint fragment
- The higher the vehicle tier, the more universal and national fragments you'll need to convert to create a vehicle blueprint fragment. Example:
- To create a Tier IV vehicle blueprint fragment, you'll need 1 national fragment and 4 universal fragments.
- Tier V vehicles require 2 national fragments and 6 universal fragments.
- Tier X vehicles require 4 national fragments and 12 universal fragments.
- Each blueprint fragment for a particular vehicle gives you a discount on researching it. The discount amount depends on the total number of blueprint fragments. For example, one Tier II blueprint fragment gives you a 25% discount, while one Tier X blueprint fragment gives you a 7% discount.
- The more vehicle blueprint fragments you collect, the greater your discount. If you have assembled the whole blueprint, you can research the vehicle without spending any XP.
- Nations of The Second Front campaign can help each other. If, when creating a blueprint for a particular vehicle, you need more national fragments, you can replace them with national fragments of an allied nation at a 1:6 rate. For example, if you don't have enough national fragments to create a blueprint for a Chinese vehicle, you can use Soviet national fragments instead, but you will need six of them.
- Union: China and U.S.S.R.
- Alliance: Poland, U.K., and U.S.A.
- Bloc: Germany and Japan
- Coalition: Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, and Sweden
To replace a national fragment with fragments of an allied nation:
- Go to the blueprint creation interface for a particular vehicle.
- Select an allied nation.