WoWS: Early access to British submarines, collective combat missions, new settings for Domination mode, and other new features – Closed testing 12.1

Let’s talk about the main new features of the of the upcoming Update.

Early access to British submarines

Update 12.1 will mark the start of the Early Access event for the British submarines branch.

To complement the event, the new permanent camouflages Iron Resilience for Sturdy and Victoria Cross for Thrasher will be added to the game, together with the British submarines commemorative flag.

Collective combat missions

In 12.1, collective combat missions will make their appearance in the game. Progress towards achieving the objective for this type of mission will be shared between all players on the server, with each individual participant contributing their own amount. Collective combat missions can come in the form of either chains or standalone objectives.

After completing a collective combat mission, all players who contributed to it will receive the final reward. It is possible that a collective combat mission is completed before the mission’s expiration date. In this case, only those players who managed to contribute to it in time will receive the reward.

New Domination mode settings

We’re planning to test a modified version of the 3-cap Domination mode from Random Battles. The new settings are aimed at reducing the number of edge cases where battles go too fast or too slow.

The starting number of points per team at the beginning of the battle, as well as the number of points awarded to a team and taken from the other when a ship is destroyed, have been revised:

The starting points for each team are set to 200
When an enemy ship is destroyed, the team is awarded 40 points, regardless of the destroyed ship’s type.
When a friendly ship is destroyed, the team has 32 points deducted from its score, regardless of the destroyed ship’s type.

This modified version of Domination mode will be tested on the maps “New Dawn,” “Fault Line,” “Shards,” “Trident,” “Neighbors,” “Crash Zone Alpha,” “Northern Waters,” and “The Faroe Islands.” We will test the modified mode during the 12.1 Closed and Public tests, and then, based on the results, decide on its fate.

Clan battles

From 20 February until 10 April, the 20th season of Clan Battles, code named “Salamander,” will take place. Format: 7 vs. 7 on Tier X ships. Restrictions: no aircraft carriers or submarines and no more than 2 battleships per team.

We will share further details about the new season of Clan Battles at a later date.

Technical Improvements

Added dynamic music for submarines which will match the gameplay of this ship type. It will adapt to the situation in battle or not and will depend on whether the submarine is surfaced or submerged. The new music will be available with the “Dynamic” and “Mixed” music modes, as they appear in the Audio settings screen.

Updated the way aircraft squadrons are displayed on the decks of aircraft carriers both in port and when in battle. Now, the aircraft on deck will reflect the available squadrons. The number of aircraft of each squadron on deck is equal to the size of its attacking flight.

Adding and editing content

Added the following to the game:

Commanders: Anne Bonny and Vera Mikhailova

“Queen of the Seas” commemorative flag and patch.

World of Wargaming patch

The appearance of content related to the Community Contributors program has been updated to accommodate the new World of Warships logo.

Updated a number of containers:

The composition of the Special Premium Ship containers will become similar to the standard Premium Ship containers. Compensation in Premium Ship containers will be in Credits, and for Special Premium Ship containers – in Doubloons. The name of the special ones will also be updated to be called “Elite” containers.

The contents of the Journey to the West containers and the Air Supply premium container will be updated.

«Journey to the West» container composition

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

8 special bonuses — «Credits +40%» — 10%;
8 special bonuses — «Ship XP +200%» — 10%;
8 special bonuses — «Commander XP +200%» — 10%;
8 special bonuses — «Free XP +600%» — 10%;
3 rare bonuses — «Credits +160%» — 2%;
3 rare bonuses — «Ship XP +800%» — 2%;
3 rare bonuses — «Commander XP +800%» — 2%;
3 rare bonuses — «Free XP +2400%» — 2%;
250 doubloons — 2%;
1 day of Warships Premium Account — 27%;
5000 Free XP — 14.6%;
2000 Coal  — 8%;
One of the Pan-Asian ships: (Bajie, Wujing, Wukong or Sanzang with a Port Slot and a commander with 10 skill points) — 0.4%;

If you already have all items from the “Ships” group, you will receive 5000 Free XP

«Journey to the West» premium container composition

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

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%;
1250 doubloons — 5%;
8 days of Warships Premium Account — 16%;
99000 Elite Commander XP — 11%;
32000 Free XP — 10%;
12500 Coal  — 8%;
One of the Pan-Asian ships: (Bajie, Wujing, Wukong or Sanzang with a Port Slot and a commander with 10 skill points) — 10%;

If you already have all items from the “Ships” group, you will receive 32000 Free XP

«Air Supply» premium container composition

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

14 rare bonuses — «Credits +160%» — 17%;
14 rare bonuses — «Ship XP +800%» — 17%;
14 rare bonuses — «Commander XP +800%» — 17%;
14 rare bonuses — «Free XP +2400%» — 17%;
12500 Coal  — 10%;
32000 Free XP — 10%;
One of the ships (Graf Zeppelin, Hornet, Bearn, Aquila, Indomitable, Ark Royale, Chkalov, Saipan or Kaga with a Port Slot and a commander with 10 skill points) — 12%;

If you already have all items from the “Ships” group, you will receive 2500 doubloons.

Updated the Distant Voyages premium container:

Now 3 items will drop from one container.
The drop rate of permanent camouflages has been increased: it will have a 50% chance of dropping in one of the slots.
The value of the guaranteed drop counter has been changed: the number of containers that must be opened for a guaranteed drop of a reward from a group of unique items has been reduced from 17 to 5.

«Distant Voyages» premium container composition

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

10500 Elite Commander XP — 33.3%;
3500 Free XP — 33.3%;
225000 Credits — 33.3%;

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

1 out of 309 permanent camouflages — 50%, of which:

Special permanent camouflage — 20%;
Rare permanent camouflage — 17,5%;.
Unique permanent camouflage — 12,5%;

1 out of 78 types of expendable camouflages  — 46,8%, of which:

35 single-colored camouflages — 39,6%;
25 abstract or themed camouflages  — 7,2%;

1500000 Credits  — 3,2%;

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

10500 Elite Commander XP — 33.3%;
3500 Free XP — 33.3%;
225000 Credits — 33.3%;

If you already have all items from the “Permanent camouflages” group, you will receive 2500000 credits.

Please note that all information in the development blog is preliminary. Announced adjustments and features may change multiple times during testing.

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