New Dockyard, New Map, and other upcoming features – Closed Testing 12.3

16.03.2023 18:00

Development Blog

New Dockyard, New Map, and other upcoming features – Closed Testing 12.3

Let’s go over some of the main new features of the coming update.

 

Dockyard

In Update 12.3, construction of Tier IX Japanese battleship Daisen will begin at the Kure Dockyard.

Event rules:

Construction of Daisen consists of 34 stages, 29 of which can be fulfilled by completing groups of combat missions
Stages are also purchasable for 1,500 Doubloons each. 3 Stages will be granted as the main reward of the Premium Battle Pass in 12.3
Associated combat missions will be available to complete during Update 12.3 and the first two weeks of Update 12.4, while the Dockyard itself will remain in the Port until the beginning of Update 12.5.

The port of Kure has been specially decorated to mark the event.

New map

The new Seychelles map, which began testing in the summer of 2022, will finally appear on the live server in Update 12.3! The map’s aesthetic is inspired by the Northeaster Seychelle islands, including the large islands of Praslin and La Digue, as well as many small adjacent islands.

The map is intended for Random and Co-op Battles for Tier VII-X ships, as well as superships. Battles on this map will take place in the Domination mode with four Key Areas. There will be two variants of Key Areas location on the map.

New collection

A collection dedicated to the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe will be added to the game. The collection consists of 6 pages with 2 collection items on each of them. The reward for completing each section will be a Commander from one of the Allied nations; and for finishing the entire collection—3 days of Warships Premium Account.

Collection items can be obtained by opening new Allied Fleets containers.

 
Container composition

1 x Victory expendable camouflage — 100%;
One item from the list — 100%, of which:

3 standard bonuses — «Credits +20%» — 20%;
3 standard bonuses — «Ship XP +100%» — 20%;
3 standard bonuses — «Commander XP +100%» — 20%;
3 standard bonuses — «Free XP +300%» — 20%;
500 Elite Commander XP — 20%;

1 x collection item — 100%

In relation to the event, the following items were added:

“Allied Fleеts” patch and achievement
Commanders Peter Vance (Great Britain), Holden Kirby Bennet (USA), René Jobert (France), Andrey Goryachev (USSR), Eugeniusz Grudziński (Europe), and Lionel H. Morrow (Commonwealth)

Combat Missions for Portal Competitions

To supplement regional portal activities hosted on our website, a new type of combat mission has been added to the game: Portal Competitions. They will serve as a counter to measure your progress in the event.

For example, in an event you are required to be in the top-50 participants by damage dealt to win a prize. The in-game Portal Competition combat mission will show you how much damage you have so far dealt. However, it will not be able to provide information about the damage dealt by other participants in the event until the competition ends and the results are tallied.

In the combat mission description, you will also find a link to the article on our website that houses the rules and details of the corresponding event.

Technical changes and improvements

As previously announced, we are working on a fix for ships getting stuck near islands. In 12.3, ships will “slip” when they hit land or shallows, thus allowing them to continue moving. In future updates, we will change the collision models of the islands themselves so they match the contours of the coast in the game.

Updated sound effects: torpedo launching on surface ships, aircraft squadrons dropping their payload, the machinegun pre-firing of attack aircraft, the passing of main battery shells above, the ricochet of skip-bombers’ bombs, and ship collisions with islands and other ships.

Unique upgrades

Added Unique Upgrades for Venezia and Halland:

“Improved Maintenance” (Halland, slot 6)

Increases HP recovery efficiency of the Repair Party consumable: from 50% to 75%
Increases the bonus to maximum speed of the ship while the Engine Boost consumable is active by 8%
Increases the number of charges of all consumables by 1

“Forced Smoke Disguise” (Venezia, slot 5)

Increases the number of charges of the Exhaust Smoke Generator consumable by 2
Decreases the cooldown of the Exhaust Smoke Generator consumable: 180 to 81 s.

Content additions

In honor of Golden Week, the port of Zipangu was decorated and the following items were added:

Japanese Lacquer permanent camouflages for Yamato and Kongo
Koinobori patch
Standard and Premium Golden Week containers

 
 Golden week container composition

One item from the list — 100%, of which:

3 expendable Golden Week camouflages — 15%;
8 special bonuses — «Credits +40%» — 15%;
8 special bonuses — «Ship XP +200%» — 15%;
8 special bonuses — «Commander XP +200%» — 15%;
8 special bonuses — «Free XP +600%» — 15%;
5000 Free XP — 12%;
15000 Elite Commander XP — 12%;
One of the ships: Maya, Hyuga, Hayate  — 0,3%,
One of the Japanese Lacquer permanent camouflages for Hyuga, Maya, Hayate, Yamato or Kongo – 0,7% 

If you already have all items from the “Ships” and “Permanent camouflages” groups, you will receive 5000 Free XP.

 

 
Golden week premium container composition

One item from the list — 100%, of which:

25 expendable Golden Week camouflages — 10%;
14 Days of Warships Premium Account — 9%;
15 rare bonuses — «Credits +160%» — 10%;
15 rare bonuses — «Ship XP +800%» — 10%;
15 rare bonuses — «Commander XP +800%» — 10%;
15 rare bonuses — «Free XP +2400%» — 10%;
32000 Free XP — 9%;
96000 Elite Commander XP — 9%;
12500 Coal — 9%;
One of the ships: Maya, Hyuga, Hayate  — 6%,
One of the Japanese Lacquer permanent camouflages for Hyuga, Maya, Hayate, Yamato or Kongo – 8% 

If you already have all items from the “Ships” and “Permanent camouflages” groups, you will receive 32000 Free XP

Also added to the game:

North Carolina CLR and Roon CLR, with similar parameters to North Carolina and Roon, respectively
Permanent camouflages: Ancient Totem for Almirante Grau, Crimson Spark for North Carolina CLR, Azure Lightning for Roon CLR, Volga Flotilla for Sovetsky Soyuz, and Blue Cruiser for Tashkent ’41
Rotterdam and Tumi patches
In the Footsteps of the Incas, North Carolina CLR, Roon CLR, USS North Carolina, and Roon flags

Updated the description and tooltips for the Burst Fire alternative firing mode. Now, they more closely match its bonuses and describe in more detail how the mechanic works for different ships. Also added the ability to switch firing mode in the Port.

Updated the contents of the Italian Cruisers containers

 
Italian cruisers container composition

1 Regia Marina expendable camouflage — 100%;
One item from the list — 100%, of which:

1 special bonus — «Credits +40%» — 20%;
1 special bonus — «Ship XP +200%» — 20%;
1 special bonus — «Commander XP +200%» — 20%;
1 special bonus — «Free XP +600%» — 20%;
1800 Elite Commander XP — 19%;
One of the Italian ships – 1%, of which:

Genova, Duca d’Aosta, Abruzzi or Gorizia – 0,7%
Napoli – 0,3%

1 Regia Marina expendable camouflage — 100%.

If you already have all items from the “Ships” group, you will receive 1800 Elite Commander XP.

 
 Italian cruisers premium container composition

3 Regia Marina expendable camouflages — 100%;
One item from the list — 100%, of which:

7 rare bonuses — «Credits +160%» — 15%;
7 rare bonuses — «Ship XP +800%» — 15%;
7 rare bonuses — «Commander XP +800%» — 15%;
7 rare bonuses — «Free XP +2400%» — 15%;
51000 Elite Commander XP — 32%;
One of the Italian ships – 8%, of which:

Genova, Duca d’Aosta, Abruzzi or Gorizia – 6%
Napoli – 2%

3 Regia Marina expendable camouflages — 100%.

If you already have all items from the “Ships” group, you will receive 51000 Elite Commander XP.

Please note that all information in the development blog is preliminary. Announced adjustments and features may change multiple times during testing. The final information will be published on our game’s website.

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