The Thunderer is an alternative take on its close cousin, the Conqueror, and sports 457 mm guns with very high shell damage, have a good accuracy and a fast reload time. The new British battleship comes with a less effective Repair party consumable than that of the Conqueror, but will be able to use it once more than its sister-ship.
The American Ohio battleship features eight 457 mm guns and powerful secondary armament. This, combined with a shorter reload on the Repair Party consumable, as well as its decent armour make the Ohio a well-suited ship for close to medium range.
The submarine in World of Warships has three depth levels, the first sitting above the surface, the second at periscope level, and the third fully submerged and ready to fire. The deeper it goes the slower the submarine moves, with an oxygen meter introduced to limit pure invisibility; forcing players to use the vessel strategically and come up for air from time to time. Of course, going underwater doesn’t make a submarine completely invulnerable from attack, as faster ships like Destroyers will be able to track them by following and staying within detection circles to mimic the process of triangulation.
Once overhead depth charges will automatically drop into the water, with a few precise hits taking out the deep-sea threat.
The United States: the Cachalot (Tier VI), Salmon (Tier VIII) and Balao (Tier X).
Germany: the U-69 (Tier VI), U-190 (Tier VIII) and U-2501 (Tier X).
USSR: the S-1 (Tier VI), L-20 (Tier VIII) and K1 (Tier X).
Starting April 1, aspiring space commanders will don their space suits and set a course for adventure at warp speed. Wargaming is inviting players to engage in intergalactic battles during a time limited event — The Space Warships Intergalactic Games. Set on planets in galaxies far away, ship commanders will experience exciting battles in environments that are truly out of this world!At least some people know how to take April Fool's Day seriously... wait, what?
As Intergalactic Games event will gradually unfold in the following weeks, it will l offer 12 unique ships decked out in their sci-fi best: the mighty All-destroyer, the sleek and regal Zaya, a brand-new ship to this year’s games - the Century Hawk, and more. Space battles will be held on futuristic alien maps that will fulfill any sci-fi fantasy. Diehard players will see a return to the world of Appulse, with three new maps added to the mix — the Ironium crystal Risus map, the hauntingly desolate Ludus map, and the ethereal Navis map — a planet formed by rings of hardened lava. And finally, players can take part in daily in-game events to snag some space camouflage.
Four space-themed battle modes will put your skills to the test:
- Rings of Saturn, a re-work of Epicenter mode where capturing areas will no longer be blocked if the enemy pursues an inner area capture, and more points will be rewarded for holding the inner ring
- Binary Star tests your quick thinking and strategy as you seize shrinking control points while simultaneously defending your territory
- Space Assault pits attacking and defending teams against one another — each with their own advantages; and while attacking team with be able to respawn their ships, defending ships will be more resistant due to gradually recovering HP ability
- Torpedo Beat puts destroyers at center stage: torpedoes become your primary weapon in this explosive 5 vs 5 player team battle; with enhanced maneuverability and accelerated torpedo tubes reloading it’s an ultimate survival test for destroyers’ specialists
Full release of Royal Navy aircraft carriers
Coming back to planet Earth, World of Warships’ update 0.8.2. will also feature a full release of Royal Navy aircraft carrier tech tree. Three ships that were previously available in early access (tier IV Hermes, tier VI Furious, tier VIII Implacable) have now been added to the British line, together with brand new tier X Audacious.
After United States and Japan, U.K. is the third nation with its own aircraft carrier tech tree in World of Warships.
Lastly, update 0.8.2 brings with it a host of new improvements. The Arsenal gets its new name — the Armory — and with it a choice of 50 premium ships now available for doubloons, together with the whole range of space camouflages and other in-game items.
Taking into account several rounds of beta testing, and significant player feedback, Wargaming has reworked Aircraft Carriers so that they now offer players direct control of their aircraft squadrons, sending them to attack targets, while Carrier commanders now feature additional skills specific to aircraft tactics. Also, when closing in on an enemy target, players can now take direct control of an attack group, giving the player a much more interactive air-attack experience. To celebrate the changes to the Carrier class, a new event, “Fly! Strike! Win!” will run from now until late April 2019, offering Carrier fans an opportunity to try out the new features and earn in-game prizes.Moreover, the Cyprus-based and Belarus-founded publishing and development giant has rung in the Lunar New Year within the same update (0.8.0) adding in a makeover to Dragon Port to celebrate the occasion, and have added new camouflage patterns for the Anshan, Loyang, Huanghe, and Iria. But wait, there's more:
Ranked Battles return in Update 0.8.0, allowing commanders to test their skills against one another to see who really is the best. This season sees a fresh new set of rules, designed to create more diverse gameplay for players.It might not be everyone's jam, but it's still great to see not only more post-release content trickling in, in a significant manner, but to also have major changes as promoted by the community taking place. Keep it up, Wargaming.
For Clan players, a new “Naval Battle” series of Clan-focused missions arrives in this update. Every week, the Naval Battle continues from Friday through Sunday, giving players a chance to earn oil and glory for their Clan.
It’s rare that the planning and design phase for game development extends beyond visiting locations for reference photography, and in the case of World of Warships the term ‘archival expedition’ has become a key part of the development process. Where over the years it has been honed to an intense degree, where experience and being fluent in several languages has resulted in World of Warships extending its included suite of naval vessels to include ships from a wide range of countries.
Including Australia. When discussing the addition of the HMAS Vampire, the Royal Australian Navy’s most iconic vessel, Artur mentions that the team liaised directly with the National Archives of Australia, the National Maritime Museum in London, and the Imperial War Museum to collect the necessary photos and plans. “This is quite a standard approach for us when we are working on Commonwealth ships,” Artur adds. “To check both UK archives and national ones as well.”
This collaboration brings exclusive World of Warships camouflaged vessels, free in-game Premium currency (Doubloons), and Premium Account time for those who purchase qualifying ASUS gaming gear.“Wargaming and ASUS share the passion for delivering state-of-the-art gaming experiences,” said Konstantin Kamenev, Business Development Director at Wargaming via press release. “By working with ASUS to set up exclusive offers, we will provide naval combat enthusiasts with the combination of Triple-A gaming and Triple-A hardware, ensuring they can take World of Warships to the next level.”
This uniquely designed camouflage for Marblehead and Diana cruisers, and the Tachibana destroyer, can’t be found anywhere else, and will only be available when purchasing from a variety of select ASUS gaming desktops and gaming laptops. Players can also qualify for 1,000 Doubloons, 30-days of Premium Account status, and even more bundles ready to enhance their World of Warships experience.
These deals are also available across many quality ASUS gaming products like motherboards, graphics cards, headsets, mice, keyboard, and other items. To claim rewards on qualifying ASUS and ASUS ROG gaming gear, players must use a redemption code. The redemption period commences today and continues until January 20, 2017. It is available worldwide (except China).
The Open Beta launches with over 80 warships from America and Japan and 10 original maps to participate in thrilling 12v12 matches. Players will shape the fight by harnessing the power of mighty battleships, swift destroyers, tactical aircraft carriers or versatile cruisers. Whether it is the fierce competition of PvP combat or the action-packed experience of PvE mode, commanders will take the helm, join forces with other players and sink the competition across the high seas.To get aboard your vessel, head over here.
Open Beta also brings new additions to the World of Warships experience. With the inclusion of Soviet and UK nations, the finest vessels that Britain and the USSR built will be joining the fleet. For the first time ever, World of Warships introduces a robust signal flag customization system. Earned in battle as achievements and applied to vessels to enhance performance, the signal flags in-game are not only cosmetic but also functional. Signal flags will display a player’s prowess on the water while providing buffs and advantages, such as giving extra credits for a battle, increasing the number of experience points gained in combat, improving the speed of the vessel, and more!
As the Open Beta commences, all purchased pre-order packages are credited to players. Closed Beta testers who used their bundles during the previous testing phase are credited them once again.
Much like its older brothers, World of Warships separates its fighting vehicles into categories. In this instance, players choose between Cruisers, Destroyers, Battleships and Aircraft Carriers, with the latter instance also acting as a VIP ship that should be destroyed if it’s flying opposing colours, or protected if it’s waving your team’s flag. The different classes also represent a pecking order and rock-paper-scissors-style gameplay mechanic where the lighter and faster classes are purpose built to take down their lumbering opponents in bigger boats.Click here for our full World of Warships hands-on preview.