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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: Sept. 17, 2015

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'World Of Warships' v12.0 Update Adds U.S. Hybrid Battleships, Japanese Cruisers, Airship Escort, Lunar New Year Celebration

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2023 @ 8:29 a.m. PST

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.

Wargaming is ringing in the new year with loads of new content in Update 12.0.

To celebrate Lunar New Year, the game sees a new celebratory "The Age of Sa Zhenbing" collection introduced. January’s update also sees U.S. battleships making their way into Early Access, and a temporary battle type returning to the game. In addition, World of Warships sees Japanese cruisers entering the tech tree, another season of ranked battles and balance changes across the board.

Collect China’s Commemorated Commander

Kicking off with the update are several in-game celebrations for Lunar New Year. The first of which is the addition of "The Age of Sa Zhenbing" collection, detailing the work of the legendary Chinese admiral. Players will be able to gather elements of the collection from designated Containers to achieve several prizes, ranging from a day of a Warships Premium account to the Commander himself.

Containers to complete this collection can be acquired in different ways spanning combat missions, daily random bundles, and through purchasing from the Armory or the Premium Shop. To further celebrate Year of the Rabbit, the Mid-Autumn Festival permanent camouflages for Dunkerque, Prinz Eugen, Kaga, and Warspite have all been updated.

U.S. hybrid battleships steam ahead to Early Access

Three new battleships spanning Tier VIII-X will enter Early Access. These US hybrids, which have main battery artillery with good firing range and controllable squadrons of bombers, can be found for purchase, in random and consecutive bundles and waiting at the end of the premium Warships Battle Pass.

Three weeks after their introduction a thematic sector of the Armory, alongside special groups of combat missions, will be accessible. Complete these and players will be rewarded with American Tokens which can be exchanged for camouflages, flags, bundles, credits, XP and more! At the end of these combat missions lies a special final reward, the Commander Statue of Liberty, equipped with its own unique voiceover.

Airship Escort

An improved version of the “Dirigible Derby” temporary battle type of Update 0.11.1, “Airship Escort” pits ships against each other in a 12-versus-12 format, but is open to ships of all types spanning Tier VIII-X. The format sees each team following an indestructible airship along a fixed route, with the objective to either beat the opposing team to the end of the route or destroy all their ships in the process. The battles are fought on a large range of maps, including North, Trident, Shards, Estuary and Islands of Ice to test their prowess and earn a number of special achievements and Community tokens within the game.

Japanese cruisers and ranked battles

Closing out the first update of 2023, Japanese cruisers enter the tech tree, offering good concealment and high damage torpedoes. Another season of ranked battles also comes to the game, with a six-on-six format for battleships, destroyers, cruisers, and aircraft carriers to take part in.

Key Features:

  • PLAY FOR FREE: World of Warships is the ultimate free-to-play MMO action game that provides equal access to all gameplay features.
  • HISTORIC VESSELS: Over 300 WWI and WWII historic naval vessels such as Iowa, Bismarck, and Yamato are yours to command in World of Warships.
  • EPIC NAVAL COMBAT: Experience naval combat like never before! Devastate with battleships' big guns, sneak with destroyers, bombard with cruisers, or attack with aircraft carriers' squadrons. Strategize, then strike!
  • PLAY SOLO OR BRING FRIENDS: Jump into a random skirmish for a quick PvP clash, or team up with friends for a challenging PvE scenario battle, or put your skills to the test in Ranked Battles!
  • UPGRADE AND CUSTOMIZE: Augment your fleet with a Captain’s bounty of customization options: various ship modules and upgrades, camouflages, flags, and more.
  • RECRUIT COMMANDERS: Recruit historical Commanders such as William F. Halsey Jr., Nikolay Kuznetsov, Yamamoto Isoroku, and others. Use their inherent skills together with your favorite ship to improve your crew's performance and ship's survivability.

World Of Warships is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.


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