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December 21, 2020

Update 0.9.12 - Gifts - Snowflakes including SteelWhaling Link - Dockyard - Campaigns - Ranked Battles and More

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Update 0.9.12 - Gifts - Snowflakes - Dockyard - Campaigns - Ranked Battles and More

The New Year preparations are in full swing! We've prepared a lot of gifts and New Year activities for you: two New Year's campaigns, the Dockyard, battle performance bonuses, New Year's gifts, New Year's horns, and much more!

 
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NEW YEAR IN WORLD OF WARSHIPS

New Year's gifts

  • Head to the Armory to receive a free Santa's Gift container on the main page.
  • Collect a second Santa's Gift container by opening the in-game Premium Shop.
  • Another Santa's Gift container will be waiting you on a special New Year's website.

The Armory and Premium Shop are also offering bundles with three types of Santa's Gift containers. Within them, you'll find doubloons, days of Premium Account, Coal, Free XP, expendable camouflages, signals, or even one of 107 Premium ships.

Free bundles

The Armory is offering free random bundles—New Year Supplies. Within them, you'll find Santa's Gift and Santa's Big Gift containers, as well as other valuable rewards.

The bundles will be available during the times below:

 
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You can obtain only one bundle per day. A total of 12 bundles will be available, so you can skip 8 days and still be able to collect all the rewards.


KURE DOCKYARD

In Update 0.9.12, players will be able to start building a new Japanese battleship, IX Hizen. The ship is a variant of a super battleship project that preceded the development of the Yamato-class ships. She's armed with twelve 410 mm guns placed in four turrets. Having such an atypical number of guns for a high-tier Japanese battleship allows her to deal impressive damage per salvo.

Rules of the Dockyard

  • The construction process at the Dockyard comprises 26 phases.
  • These shipbuilding phases can be completed by progressing through the Dockyard combat missions, or by spending 1,950 doubloons to pass through each phase.
  • If you want to complete shipbuilding phases at a discount, you can purchase Starter Packs: 10 shipbuilding phases in exchange for 9,950 doubloons, or 4 shipbuilding phases in exchange for 5,000 doubloons.
  • The combat missions of the Dockyard will span two updates—0.9.12 and 0.10.0. Players will be able to complete shipbuilding phases in exchange for doubloons until the end of Update 0.10.1.
  • In total, you can pass through 22 out of 26 shipbuilding phases by progressing through Dockyard combat missions.
  • Completing the 5th and 15th shipbuilding phases will reward you with II Tachibana and V Yahagi in the Winter permanent camouflages, Commanders with 6 skill points, and Port slots.
  • Completing the last four phases will reward you with 10,000 Coal; one Santa's Mega Gift container; 2,000 Steel; and IX Hizen in the War Paint camouflage with a Port slot, a Commander with 10 skill points, and a commemorative flag.
  • Completing the other phases will bring you Santa's Gift and Santa's Big Gift containers, the New Year permanent camouflage for Tier IX ships, new Winter Strands expendable camouflages, and other valuable items.

If you already have II Tachibana in your Port, then upon obtaining her again, you'll receive compensation in the form of 1,425,000 credits; a Port slot; the Winter permanent camouflage for Tachibana; and a Commander with 6 skill points.

If you already have V Yahagi in your Port, then upon obtaining her again, you'll receive compensation in the form of 4,000 doubloons; a Port slot; the Winter permanent camouflage for Yahagi; and a Commander with 6 skill points.

If you complete the construction of IX Hizen by spending doubloons, make sure to keep progressing through the Dockyard combat missions—completing each phase will bring you 400 Research Points and 200 Steel.

The Port of Kure will be added to the game. The designs for the Port and Dockyard were inspired by Kure harbor in Japan.


SNOWFLAKES: BATTLE PERFORMANCE BONUSES

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REWARDS:

In Update 0.9.12 and 10.0, ships of Tier V to X will feature ❆Snowflakes with holiday bonuses. Depending on the ship's tier, you'll receive coal CoalsteelSteel, or Santa's lootboxGift containers for blowing off Snowflakes.
 
The mechanics of receiving rewards for blowing off Snowflakes have been updated. You can now obtain a reward by gaining a victory or earning at least 300 base XP. and will reward you with following:

 

rewardAfter a victory or earning at least 300 base XP:
Ships of Tier V–VII will bring you: Tier V coal 400 CoalTier VI coal 500 Coal and Tier VII coal 750 Coal.
Ships of Tier VIII–IX will bring you:  steel 75 Steel.
Ships of Tier X will bring you:  lootbox 1 x Santa's Gift Container (See Below)
 
Please note: The "❆Snowflake" can only be shot down once during the 0.9.12 and 0.10.0 updates in all types of battle except training battles.
 
 
Track your Steel - Coal - Gift Containers in Snowflakes 2020 - Click the Link above or the Image below.
 
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NEW YEAR CAMPAIGNS

Update 0.9.12 features two temporary campaigns—"In Pursuit of Strasbourg" and "Ships and Fates."

In Pursuit of Strasbourg

The first New Year temporary campaign comprises 32 tasks in four missions. Each mission tells part of the story of the French Navy, using the example of VII Strasbourg and her famous sister ship, battleship VI Dunkerque.

Completing the missions will bring you unique New Year Commanders of Pan-Asian, Italian, and French ships. Completing the Campaign will reward you with VII Strasbourg, adorned in the Winter Holiday permanent camouflage.

If you already have VII Strasbourg in your Port, completing the Campaign will reward you with a Port slot; the Winter Holiday permanent camouflage; and 9,500 doubloons.

The first mission will become available with the release of Update 0.9.12, while those that follow will be unlocked each week.

Ships and Fates

Please note: to complete this Campaign, you'll need VII Strasbourg, which can be obtained as a reward for completing the "In Pursuit of Strasbourg" campaign, though if you’re short on time, you can also get her in the Armory in exchange for doubloons, or in the Premium Shop.

The second New Year temporary campaign comprises 36 tasks in six missions. Each mission tells the story of a specific ship: cruisers V FurutakaV Hawkins, and V Kotovsky; destroyers V T-22 and V Visby; as well as battleship V New York.

Completing the missions will reward you with these ships, as well as unique New Year Commanders, Winter permanent camouflages, and Santa's Gift containers.

All six missions of the Ships and Fates campaign will become available with the release of Update 0.9.12.

Both campaigns will remain available until the release of Update 0.10.0. As with all campaigns, you can complete the tasks of each mission multiple times. This will allow you to earn Stars, but you'll receive the reward for completing each task for the first time only.


UPDATES TO THE RANKED BATTLES SYSTEM

Update 0.9.12 sees a large-scale update of the Ranked Battles system and gives start to a test Season of the new Ranked Battles.

Key features of the new system

  • Ranked Battles seasons are now going to be held on a regular basis with short breaks between each one. This will mean that you can choose between Random, Co-op, and Ranked Battles, as the latter battle type will be more regularly available.
  • Each season is divided into several sprints. The duration of a single sprint is approximately 1–3 weeks, and this may differ from season to season.
  • During a single sprint, players can only progress through their current league and qualify for the next one.
  • Demonstrate your skills in the qualification, during which you'll fight against players from the next league to determine whether you'll progress to the next league or stay in your current one.
  • The leagues are more tailored to your preferences:
    • You can progress through the Bronze League at a smooth and leisurely pace.
    • The Silver League offers bigger rewards, but will require more effort.
    • The Gold League is the best option for the most experienced players who want to collect the most impressive haul of rewards.
  • Ranked Battles aren't available to play during the hours of least activity. This is necessary to ensure high-quality matchmaking.

Rewards in brief

  • The rewards are refreshed and updated for each new sprint and can be collected again—fight in your preferred league over and over again, and you'll collect rewards every time.
  • Rewards are granted for achieving victories, reaching Rank 1, and qualifying.
  • Steel hasn't gone anywhere: achieve victories, reach Rank 1, and accrue it to spend on items you desire in the Armory.
  • Doubloons are granted as a reward in each league—the higher the league, the more doubloons you can get.
  • New themed camouflages and achievements in each of the leagues.
  • Ranked Tokens are awarded each time you reach Rank 1 in the Gold League. In Update 0.9.11, the cost of permanent camouflages available in exchange for Ranked Tokens has changed, and the number of Tokens on player accounts has increased by a factor of four.

Test Season

Season Structure

  • Each season is divided into several sprints. The duration of a single sprint is approximately 1–3 weeks, and this may differ from season to season.
  • There are three leagues in the first Season: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
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  • In order to enter the next league, you need to reach Rank 1 in your current league and then qualify.
  • During a single sprint, players can only progress through their current league and qualify for the next one.
    • If you don't manage to qualify for the next league, you'll start the new sprint in your current league at the lowest rank of this league. All the rewards will be available to collect again.
    • If you qualify for the next league, you'll start the new sprint in that next league with the lowest rank of that league.
    • After achieving Rank 1 in the Gold League, you can continue fighting only in the next sprint in the Gold League. You will start with the lowest rank and be able to collect all the rewards again.
  • Qualification is a special rank. To qualify and move up to the next league, you need to collect a certain number of Stars. You cannot drop to the preceding ranks during qualification.
  • Battles in a particular league are fought between only the players in that league. However, during the qualification, battles are fought according to the rules of the next league, and involve those who are trying to qualify for the higher league and the Captains of that higher league.
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Rewards

  • The “Jolly Roger - Bronze League,” “Jolly Roger - Silver League,” and “Jolly Roger - Gold League” achievements are granted once per season for achieving Rank 1 in the corresponding leagues.
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  • A commemorative flag is awarded at the end of each season for achieving Rank 1 in the Bronze League.
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  • Ranked Tokens are awarded for achieving Rank 1 in the Gold League. You can earn four Ranked Tokens during the first Season. The cost of permanent camouflages available in the Armory in exchange for Ranked Tokens has been increased from ranked tokens 3 to ranked tokens 10 Tokens. The number of Ranked Tokens that players have at their disposal has been increased by a factor of four.

Other Features

  • Maps, ship tiers, and the number of players per team may differ from league to league, depending on the season.
  • Team line-ups are always strictly mirrored in terms of ship types and tiers. Divisions aren't allowed in Ranked Battles.
  • The player with the most base XP in a team doesn't lose a Star upon their team’s defeat.
  • Ranked Battle emblems remain unchanged. A unique Star is a Star that's obtained for the first time in a season. If the league is played again in the same season, the Stars will not be counted.
  • Season achievements aren't inherited from previous Ranked seasons, and won’t transfer to those that follow.
  • The Ranked Battles interface and statistics in the profile have been updated.
  • Unusual modes, for example, 1 vs. 1 or 3 vs. 3, are going to become part of the updated Brawls. These can be played without being a member of a Clan. More details about this will be published later.

To access Ranked Battles, you must have fought at least 23 battles in the available battle types.


Test Ranked Season

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PRIME TIMES:
  ASIA 01:00 - 18:00 UTC (09:00 to 02:00 Asia)
  CIS    06:00 - 23:00 UTC (09:00 - 02:00 MCK)
  EU     08:00 - 01:00 UTC
  NA    16:00 - 09:00 UTC (11:00 - 04:00 EST)

Format

7 vs. 7
  • Tier VIII in the Bronze League
  • Tiers IX–X in the Silver League
  • Tier X in the Gold League

Game maps and modes

Map League Battle Tiers
Hotspot Bronze, Silver 8–9
Neighbours Bronze, Silver 8–9
Trident Bronze, Silver 8–9
Sleeping Giant Bronze, Silver 8–9
Islands of Ice Silver, Gold 9–10
Greece Silver, Gold 9–10
Crash Zone Alpha Silver, Gold 9–10
Northern Waters Silver, Gold 9–10
Sea of Fortune Silver, Gold 10
Northern Lights Silver, Gold 10
Mountain Range Silver, Gold 10
Loop Silver, Gold 10

Battles will be fought in Domination mode on all maps.

Season structure

Six sprints, each lasting 1 week. Each new sprint starts immediately after the end of the previous one.

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During the Season, you can participate in no more than six sprints in the Bronze League, or five in the Silver League, or four in the Gold League.

Sprint Rewards

The rewards in each league will be refreshed and available again at the start of each new sprint.

  • Bronze League: up to steel 400 Steel; up to icon 200 Doubloons; up to  1000 Coal; up to 5x Bronze camouflages; and up to 5x "Type 3 — Ranked" camouflages.
  • Silver League: up to steel 500 Steel; up to icon 300 Doubloons; up to  3000 Coal; up to 3x Bronze camouflages; up to 3x Silver camouflages; and up to 10x "Type 3 — Ranked" camouflages.
  • Gold League: up to steel 600 Steel; up to icon 400 Doubloons; up to  5000 Coal; up to 3x Bronze camouflages; up to 3x Silver camouflages; up to 8x Gold camouflages; and one (1) ranked tokens Ranked Token.
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Features of the new camouflages

Following the first Season, additional changes may be made to the new Ranked Battles system in order to improve it. In future seasons, the format, rewards, combat missions associated with Ranked Battles, and other details may differ from the current ones.


ARMORY

As a New Year's gift, we've added four single-use coupons that grant 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25% discounts when obtaining ships in exchange for doubloons. The coupons will become available on December 25 and remain active until January 8.

The following ships will be available in the Armory in exchange for doubloons:

  • VIII Siliwangi for 10,300 doubloons.
  • IX Z-44IX GeorgiaIX PommernIX AlaskaIX ÄgirIX Azuma, and IX Friesland for 19,300 doubloons.

CONTENT CHANGES

Starting from Update 0.10.1, the following ships will no longer be available to obtain: IX GeorgiaIX AlaskaVIII MassachusettsX Thunderer, and X Småland. Georgia, Alaska, and Massachusetts will also no longer be available to purchase in the Premium Shop.

The ships have been taken out of the game due to a combination of their popularity and combat efficiency. In order to maintain the proper level of diversity in teams in terms of the ships they are made up of, these ships will no longer be available to obtain for an indefinite period of time, but may return in future.

From Update 0.10.2X Somers will cease to be available in the Armory for an indefinite period of time. She will be replaced by another American ship—X Austin.

We understand that accumulating resources for ships is a long process, which is why we wanted to warn you in advance, so that any interested players can still steer these ships into their Ports before Updates 0.10.1 and 0.10.2 go live in about 2 and 3 months' time.


GAME BALANCE CHANGES

In Update 0.9.12, we've made changes to the parameters of several ships based on our analysis of their combat efficiency and feedback from players. These changes were required in order to carefully adjust the balance of selected warships. Further changes may follow in future updates, should they be required.

Kansas

  • Sigma parameter increased from 1.6 to 1.7
  • Armor penetration of shells increased by approximately 3.5%

Minnesota

  • Armor penetration of shells increased by approximately 4%

Tallinn

  • Armor penetration of shells increased by approximately 12.5%

Admiral Hipper

  • Main battery reload time reduced from 11.5 to 11 s

Hōshō

  • Number of torpedo bombers in a squadron reduced from 6 to 5
  • Size of an attacking flight of torpedo bombers decreased from 2 to 1
  • Number of torpedo bombers on the deck reduced from 9 to 8
  • Torpedo bomber restoration time increased from 59 to 71 s
  • Torpedo damage increased from 5,400 to 5,800

Langley

  • Torpedo damage reduced from 4,233 to 3,500
  • Chances of causing flooding with torpedoes reduced from 33% to 30%

Manfred von Richthofen

  • The area of the reticle ellipse of bombers has been increased
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in excessive deceleration when Engine Boost was used. The value has been adjusted to match the standard one.

Implacable

  • Maximum bomb damage increased from 5,300 to 5,600
  • Chances of bombs causing fire on a target increased from 30% to 32%

Audacious

  • Number of rockets carried by standard attack aircraft reduced from 12 to 10
  • Number of rockets carried by researchable attack aircraft reduced from 14 to 12
  • Maximum bomb damage increased from 6,000 to 6,400
  • Chances of bombs causing fire on a target increased from 35% to 36%

TECHNICAL CHANGES

As part of the game server component optimization, we’re reducing the maximum number of unopened containers on player accounts to 100. If you have more than 100 unopened containers at the time of the release of Update 0.9.12, the containers that you obtained earliest will be opened automatically.


SUPPORT OF MAC OS

We plan to cease support for Mac OS in January 2021. We made this decision due to the low popularity of this operating system among our audience. Supporting Mac OS restrains our ability to improve the visuals of the game and its overall performance. You can find more details in this Player Support article.

 
 

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