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World Of Warships

Platform(s): Android, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, iOS
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Wargaming.net
Release Date: Aug. 12, 2019

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'World of Warships: Legends' (ALL) Celebrates Two Year Anniversary With Aircraft Carriers And More

by Rainier on April 12, 2021 @ 9:08 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.

Aircraft Carriers are here to stay in World of Warships: Legends, just as we invite players to celebrate the second year since Legends went into early access! Two new aircraft carrier branches join the fleet, a new campaign arrives, Arena mode returns, and Two Years Strong activities abound! There are many events and newcomers to the high seas in the April update, let's start with the new type: Carriers.

Bringing the battles of World of Warships: Legends into a new dimension, aircraft carriers are a new ship type that is coming in the April update. Unlike their last appearance, these ships are here to stay and are ready to be unlocked all the way up to tier VII. Carriers are uniquely able to strike enemies with squadrons of Dive and Torpedo bombers. However, they cannot stand up to gunfire from enemy ships for long. Following the Airstrike event in February, there have been a few changes to them, including an automated navigator for when players are controlling aircraft and performance tweaks to increase their combat ability. Players can start commanding American and Japanese aircraft carriers at Tiers III, V, and VII featuring the gargantuan flattops like Lexington and Shōkaku at the top. Naturally, to combat carrier aircraft there are a bunch of additions to modify anti-aircraft weaponry in the form of modules and commander skills, plus a new Defensive Anti-Aircraft Fire consumable for cruisers. The arrival of carriers is sure to shake things up by adding a new layer of combat.

An old legend is appearing as the star of the new "Limit Breaker" campaign: Japanese cruiser Suzuya. This Mogami-class cruiser is in her pre-rebuild form, mounting an absurd fifteen 155 mm (6.1 inch) guns along with her powerful torpedoes. Add in the excellent speed and maneuverability of this ship and you have a force to be reckoned with. Suzuya and her sister ships were originally created as light cruisers, mounting this armament to appear to be following the limitations of the naval treaties, however once war was horizon they were rearmed with larger weapons. This campaign is conventional, with 5 weeks and 100 milestones to complete plus the ability to catch up—meaning anyone with admiralty backing can feasibly earn Suzuya.

For those eager to get stuck into a more competitive setting, the Arena is back and this time for two week-long seasons! Each season will have its own ruleset, and importantly, Steel Badges are now available for the top three leaderboard brackets, so it's a great time to start boosting your Steel reserves!

This update, World of Warships: Legends will celebrate the second year since its early access release with a few gifts and sales for the occasion, plus Golden Week is approaching! There's also a set of balancing tweaks coming, including concealment modules for select battleships. It's set to be a busy update with plenty for captains to get stuck into. April brings the battle to the skies, with more to come to the seas in May. Take to the skies and turn the tide!

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 available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.


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