Mercenary Vehicles: Needle

Discover Needle, a Mercenary Heavy Tank captained by the bombastic Storm Hunter.

Needle

Tier: IV
Class: Heavy Tank
Combat Role: Defender Defenders are heavily armored fighters. High defense and HP means they can hold their ground, but this comes at the expense of mobility.

Rather than staying in the eye of the storm of battle, Needle stalks around it and carefully brings devastating attacks from afar.

STRONG HULL ARMOR

Needle can take a lot of punishment as it dishes it out!

FAST-FIRING

Don't give your enemy the chance to breathe or blink, keep hitting 'em with all you've got!

DEADEYE

Storm Hunter's special Skill increases the chances of inflicting critical damage!


Stat Attack: Needle

  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 5
  • Hit Points: 430
  • Engine Power: 192 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 10.32 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 31 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 32 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 80/50/50
  • Turret Armor: 80/50/50
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 36 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 75/110/23
  • Damage: 55/55/65
  • Aim Time: 2.1 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.37
  • Gun Caliber: 45 mm
  • Rate of Fire: 29.27 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 64 rounds
  • View Range: 330 m
  • Signal Range: 550 m

Contract Stages and Details

Mercenary vehicles can be earned for free by completing Contracts and their different stages, with the successful completion of each stage offering unique rewards. Completion of all stages in a Contract will reward you with the Mercenary tank you selected via the Mercenary Tech Tree, along with a Garage Slot and its special Mercenary Crew. Contracts and some stages can also be bought out using Gold. For full details about the Contract system, check out our dedicated guide.

The information presented here is continually under evaluation and may be subject to change. Please view the Mercenary Contracts in-game for the most up-to-date information.

Tasks:

  • Win a battle.
  • Earn 1,200 or more XP in any number of battles.

Conditions:

  • Play with any German vehicle from Tiers III-X.

Rewards:

  • Small First Aid Kit ( 1 )
  • Small Repair Kit ( 1 )

Buyout Stage: 25Gold

Tasks:

  • Win 2 battles in a row.
  • Place in the top 8 XP earners on your team in a battle.
  • Earn 2,400 or more XP in any number of battles.

Conditions:

  • Play with any British Tank Destroyer or Artillery from Tiers V-X.

Rewards:

  • Small First Aid Kit ( 1 )
  • Small Repair Kit ( 1 )
  • Manual Fire Extinguisher ( 1 )
  • 5,000Silver

Buyout: 40Gold

Tasks:

  • Destroy 1 or more enemy vehicles that are within 100 meters.
  • Destroy 1 or more vehicles.
  • Earn 3,600 or more XP in any number of battles.

Conditions:

  • Play with the T-70, or any Soviet Light Tank, Medium Tank, Heavy Tank, or Artillery from Tiers III-X.

Rewards:

  • 2,000Silver
  • x2 XP Boost ( 1 )

​​Buyout: 80Gold

Tasks:

  • Receive 7,000 or more potential damage in any number of battles.
  • Deal 3,500 or more damage in any number of battles.
  • Earn 6,000 or more XP in any number of battles.

Conditions:

  • Play with the Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs, or any German Light Tank or Medium Tank from Tiers IV-X.

Rewards:

  • 2,000Silver
  • x3 XP Boost ( 1 )

​​Buyout: 150Gold

Tasks:

  • Cause damage that starts a fire on 1 or more enemy vehicles in any number of battles.
  • Receive potential damage equivalent to, or more than, your maximum health in a battle.
  • Earn 10,800 or more XP in any number of battles.

Conditions:

  • Play with the Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G, or any German Light Tank or Medium Tank from Tiers IV-X.

Rewards:

  • Large First Aid Kit ( )
  • Large Repair Kit ( )
  • Automatic Fire Extinguisher ( )
  • x2 XP Boost ( 1 )

​​Buyout: 275Gold

Tasks:

  • Earn a Sniper Medal in a battle.
  • Earn 19,200 or more XP in any number of battles.

​​Conditions:

  • Play with Soviet or German Light Tanks from Tiers III-X.

Rewards:

  • Large First Aid Kit ( 2 )
  • Large Repair Kit ( 2 )
  • Automatic Fire Extinguisher ( 2 )
    14,000Silver
  • x2 XP Boost ( )

​​Buyout: 515Gold

Tasks:

  • Destroy 25 or more vehicles in any number of battles.
  • Receive 43,000 or more potential damage in any number of battles.
  • Earn 34,800 or more XP in any number of battles.

Conditions:

  • Play with Soviet, German, or British Light Tanks or Tank Destroyers from Tiers III-X.

Rewards:

  • 3 Days of Premium Account
  • 4,000Silver
  • x3 XP Boost ( )

Buyout: 965Gold

Tasks:

  • Earn 64,800 or more XP in any number of battles.

Conditions:

  • Play with Soviet, German, or British Light Tanks or Tank Destroyers from Tiers IV-X.

Rewards:

  • Needle
  • 100% Trained 'Storm Hunter' Crew
    • Deadeye Perk
  • Garage Slot ( 1 )

​​Buyout: 1,800Gold



Storm Hunter

Age: 27
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: B Negative
Favorite Color: Red

Crew Skills:

  • Deadeye - Increases chance to cause critical damage to enemy vehicle modules and crew by 3%. It is effective only with AP, APCR, and HEAT shells.

Biography:

Storm Hunter thrives on anarchy and disarray. The daughter of a Japanese soldier and a spy from the French Resistance, the war brought her family together and tore it apart again. Her father was declared missing in action following retaliation from the US against the Pearl Harbor bombings, while her mother was last sighted stealing sophisticated weaponry from a German base in Egypt. She grew to detest war and protested violently against her nation's participation in it. She was wanted in her home country for acts of political extremism but escaped Japan in the chaos that followed the brief atomic war.

She brings her own special brand of unimpeded mayhem to the battlefield, raining hellfire on weak links in the enemy’s pack. She is a spark that burns with the blinding intensity of a thousand suns, and her reign of fiery judgment is best deployed as conflicts reach their end.

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