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World Of Warships

Platform(s): Android, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Release Date: 2019

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'World of Warships: Legends' (ALL) Early Access Update Adds German Navy, New Campaign, Liberty Pack and More

by Rainier on July 1, 2019 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT

World of Warships: Legends 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.

World of Warships: Legends is unleashing a slew of new and exciting content, including a new playable nation, a nod to U.S. Independence Day, a new epic campaign, and numerous fan-requested game enhancements.

Germany Joins the Fray

Germany’s legendary ships and naval Commanders join the American, Japanese, British, Polish, and Russian fleets in World of Warships: Legends as part of today’s content release. Players can take the helm of some of Germany’s most famous Cruisers, including the Nürnberg and the Hipper, both of which rely on a balance of great gunnery and high hull strength.

Fans will have a chance to gain early access to some of the most devastating German Destroyers, including the famed Leberecht Maass! The Battleship Scharnhorst, which is sure to strike fear in all those who face her mighty guns, will be available as a premium purchase. The German fleet will continue to expand in the coming months, with early access to Destroyers in July, becoming fully accessible to players in August.

Seven new German Commanders including Franz von Hipper, Reinhard Scheer, and legendary Graf Maximilian von Spee will play a crucial role in World of Warships: Legends, as not only do they represent a pivotal moment in naval history but enhance ships in the following ways:

  • Improve the ship’s attack and defense capabilities
  • Boost shell and torpedo performance
  • Enhance maneuvering and survivability
  • Make consumables more effective 

Commanders feature unique characteristics within each class of ship, and their backup skills allow you to amplify the strengths of any ship they command. They can also be assigned to any ship of the same nation, giving players great flexibility. Players can switch a Commander’s skills as many times as they like without penalty - this way, they are free to challenge themselves to secure the optimal ship and Commander trait alignment, hopefully achieving the ultimate combat outcome.


New “Search & Destroy!” Campaign

The German Fleet isn’t the only new addition in this July update - the new Search & Destroy! Campaign will replace the Atlanta Campaign and offer players new challenges and rewards, including: 

  • New and additional consumables
  • Introduction of Deutschmarks, a special currency used for purchases in the store’s Admiralty section
  • Additional Commander items and new national Commander crates
  • Showcase the iconic German port of Hamburg as new harbor

Celebrate the 4th of July with the Liberty Pack 

If a new fleet, new harbor, and new Commanders weren’t exciting enough, prepare to set sail for victory on the 4th of July with the all-new Liberty Pack! Commanders can claim their freedom with this epic bundle containing tons of supplies to help increase in-game success. The Liberty Pack includes boosters, camouflage, and Premium Account time!

Service Record, Commendations, and Greater Map Spawn Control

Having been built with console gamers at the core, World of Warships: Legends continuously aims to create engaging, fresh content for and often requested by its rapidly growing player base, including the following changes and additions being rolled out today: 

  • A much-requested Service Record feature will now allow players to check their detailed game stats and adjust their playstyle – or just brag about their in-game successes, with stats to back up their braggadocio
  • Commendations will debut in World of Warships: Legends, improving Commanders’ arsenals with new skills, upgrading existing ones, and advancing your crew to legendary ranks
  • This update also introduces modified map spawn configurations, designed to offer players more tactical choices when battles begin, as well as various visual improvements 
Players can expect further in-game additions in the coming months, including challenging new missions, powerful new nations, innovative campaigns, and major extensions to current ship and commander line-ups.


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 currently available in Early Access, and is scheduled for full release on PS4 and Xbox One in 2019.

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