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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: Nov. 2020

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'World of Warships: Legends' v3.7 Content Update Gets Spooky For Halloween

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2021 @ 9:02 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.

World of Warships: Legends just released its 3.7 Update that brings back popular Halloween events and welcomes Soviet cruisers in early access. To top it off the Element of Choice campaign marks the first-ever chance to obtain not one, but two ships as the final reward. Tier VII Premium destroyers, Pan-European Friesland and – another pioneer, first Pan-Asian ship Loyang await players at the end of 100 milestones spread over five weeks. With Admiralty Backing, players can pick one of these ships as a reward after completing the campaign, with the second one being available for doubloons.

From Saving Transylvania to A Light in the Dark

The Halloween event comes in two parts this year. The first part, from October 4 to October 17, brings back Saving Transylvania. The players will battle cunning Rasputin and his scary minions to guide Transylvania through the Portal. Second part, A Light in the Dark, revolves around Transylvania as well, but this time it’s about closing the Portal once and for all. Among prizes players can look forward to Premium ships, UK battleship Bellerophon at Tier III and Italian cruiser Genova at Tier IV, themed Commanders, crates, camouflages, and more in-game items.

Soviet Cruisers in Early Access

The Red Navy bolsters its ranks again. Cruisers Kotovsky at Tier IV, Gorky at Tier V, and Tallinn at Tier VI come with special missions, one for each, with the branch ready to become researchable in the next update with Tier VII Riga capping it off.
Finally, 3.7 Update brings some significant balance and quality of life improvements, such as:

  • New audio system with distinguished sounds for different gun calibers and engine patterns being the biggest features
  • Ship loadout preview for non-obtained ships (including Bureau and Premium ones)
  • Brand new mission tab
  • Nerfed aircraft carriers: concealment ranges decreased along with the Dark Silhouette skill toned down
For the full patch notes of 3.7 Update, please click here

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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