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World Of Warships

Platform(s): Android, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Release Date: Sept. 17, 2015

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'World of Warships' (ALL) Rolls Out American Arc Content, Prepares July 4th Festivities

by Rainier on June 27, 2018 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT

World Of Warships is a free-to-play naval action MMO based on sea battles of the 20th century that complete the "World of" war trilogy.

Keeping with the best traditions of the series, World of Warships will offer a straightforward interface, easy-to-use controls, and a common economic system that will allow players to distribute resources between the three games for the ultimate progress in each of them.

The large assortment of available warships will give various tactical opportunities, as all the machines have a unique combination of firepower, speed, armor, and endurance. Various naval maps with changing weather conditions will enrich the gameplay, and the realistic graphics will transport players into the epic battles that changed the course of human history.

You will move through tiers of ships trying out various legendary vehicles in the process and training your commanders to best accommodate available sets of weaponry and hull characteristics. Choose from two types of shells, launch torpedoes and outsmart your opponents. If you like blunt force, several ships will cater to your interests as well, be it destroyers that can stealthily approach the enemies or battleships with high risk/high reward salvos, which take a long time to reload, but wreak havoc if targeted well. Cruisers are the jacks of all trades that will be appreciated by players looking for a middle ground. 

When it comes to nations, World of Warships currently has 10 represented in the game. Major ones are: Japan, USA, USSR, Germany, Britain and France. There are also selected vehicles available for the Pan-Asian, Polish, Italian and Commonwealth navies. The number of ships in the game is always growing and you should be able to find something suitable to your playstyle pretty easily.

Today, Wargaming deployed its second phase in the “American Arc” of content with new light and heavy cruisers to fill out the American technology tree. Some ships were also moved around the tier to better balance them in-game. Along with the cruiser updates and additions, there’s a new in-game event dubbed “Confrontation” where players will pick a side to fight for and earn points for their team in an Axis & Allies-styled metagame. Players who take part in this event will also earn daily rewards, so pick your team and man your battlestations!

An often-requested feature, the Arsenal, is now also available. The Arsenal allows players to trade coal and steel for flags, camouflage and more. To help players get started with the Arsenal, Wargaming will add some free steel and coal to current World of Warships players’ accounts.

Last but not least, the in-game Port of New York will be getting a festive Independence Day makeover, with fireworks lighting up the night sky on July 4th. As you can expect, there will be a special in-game event to celebrate the July 4th holiday, starting June 30th and running through July 5th — with special missions and discounts on American ships, in-game currency and more.

There are 7 tiers of ships in total and you begin at tier I with late XIX to early XX century cruisers. Vehicle tiers can be separated in two distinct timelines - tiers I-IV belong to the "dreadnought era", while everything from tier V and above is grouping the WWII ships.  After playing several battles with them and getting acquainted with controls and basic mechanics, you'll move over to tier II cruisers, that are faster, better armed, more sturdy and have a choice of armament (high-explosive or armor-piercing shells). From there you'll be able to branch out into the destroyers which are all about stealth and high risk-high reward gameplay. Tier III will allow you to try out the battleships which bring huge salvos and armor, yet lack in maneuverability.

Maps are square with sizes range from 24x24 km to 18X18 km. Smaller maps are usually reserved for lower tiers, bigger - for higher. The maps are quite different both in size and island distribution. You will see all kinds of landscapes: from the icebergs of Arctic to the tropics of southeast Asia.

World of Warships: Legends is scheduled for release on PS4 and Xbox One in 2019

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