July 19, 2019

ST: Bayard, Friesland, Siegfried, Somers, Ark Royal, Yudachi, Balance Changes World of Warships

ST: Test Ships Balance Changes

"Friesland" Tier X Dutch (European) Destroyer:
  • Turrets can rotate 360 degrees;
  • Turret firing angles increased: bow turret by 1 degree, stern turret by 5 degrees to both sides;
  • AA damage bonus granted by the Defensive AA Fire consumable lowered from +200% to +100%.
Changes to turret rotation and firing angles will make playing the European destroyer more comfortable.
Friesland has good AA defence for her class, allowing her to take down large numbers of planes, but the Defensive AA Fire consumable made the destroyer too effective against aircraft.

"Siegfried" Tier IX German Cruiser:
  • Number of charges for the Repair Party consumable lowered from 3 to 2;
  • Torpedo range lowered from 8 to 6 km.
Parameters of the Repair party consumables were aligned with the standard values for cruisers, and torpedo range was aligned with the values of high-tier German cruisers and battleships.

"Yudachi" Tier VII Japanese Destroyer:
  • Torpedo tubes reload time increased from 91 to 100 s.
After the addition of the Torpedo Reload Booster consumable the total torpedo damage dealt by the destroyer was too great.

"Somers" Tier X American Destroyer:
  • Main caliber guns reload time increased from 5 to 6 seconds.
The efficiency of the main caliber guns was too great for the torpedo-focused destroyer.

"Ark Royal" Tier VI British Carrier:
  • Torpedo bombers squadron size increased from 6 to 9 planes;
  • Number of torpedo bombers on deck increased from 9 to 14;
  • Torpedo bombers restoration time decreased from 81 to 59 s;
  • Armor penetration of HE bombs increased from 18 to 19 mm;
  • Number of bombs on the plane is lowered from 12 to 8.
Considering the speed of the planes, the size of torpedo bombers squadron was too small for the tier VI aircraft carrier. Increased armor penetration will allow bombs to penetrate the superstructure of tier VIII battleships, and lower number of bombs per plane will lower the efficiency of the aircraft carrier primarily against destroyers. This will be compensated by the increased size of the torpedo bombers squadron due to the increased damage dealt to battleships and cruisers.

"Bayard" Tier VIII French Cruiser:
  • Detectability range by air is increased from 6.36 to 7.16 km
When using skills and upgrades for lowering detection range, the AA gun range of the ship was larger than the detection range by air. This allowed Bayard to turn the AA off and activate it when enemy planes are already inside the AA zone.

IMPORTANT! Because the information in this Article is tentative and reflects the state of game development at the time of its publication. Changes and new features may be removed entirely or implemented differently by the time the update goes live. Screenshots, specific values of certain characteristics, and details of in-game mechanics will not necessarily be relevant after the finalised information is released.