World of Warships Update 0.6.2

Maintenance Start: 07/03/2017 @ 06:00 UTC+1
Maintenance End: 07/03/2017 @ 08:00 UTC+1

New Soviet Destroyer:

New Soviet Tier V Destroyer Okhotnik is nearly here—sales will start soon!

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Alternative Branch of Soviet Destroyers

To enhance gameplay, we made changes to existing Soviet destroyers, as well as adding an alternative branch:

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The game statistics for the destroyers Kiev, Tashkent, and Ognevoi prior to the update will be displayed separately; after the update, the game statistics for these ships will be started anew. However, game statistics for the destroyer Udaloi will remain as is because its Tier has not been changed.

Main Branch Composition

The composition of the main branch of Soviet destroyers is as displayed below:

Tier Ship Name Changes
II Storozhevoi There are no changes.
III Derzki There are no changes.
IV Izyaslav There are no changes.
V Podvoisky This is a newly added ship.
VI Gnevny This ship has been moved from Tier V to Tier VI and its characteristics were reworked.
VII Minsk This is a newly added ship.
VIII Kiev This ship has been moved from Tier VII to Tier VIII and its characteristics were reworked.
IX Tashkent This ship has been moved from Tier VIII to Tier IX and its characteristics were reworked.
X Khabarovsk There are no changes.

The high tier ships of the main branch are based on the “destroyer flotilla leader” concept.

These ships boast better protection but their size is larger, which has a negative impact on their detectability. Instead of the stealth tactic that is usual for destroyers, they encourage players to adopt a more aggressive gameplay style with constant movement and firing at enemy ships from maximum distance.

To emphasize the updated concept of this branch, the destroyers Tashkent and Khabarovsk will get the Repair Party consumable which can now be mounted instead of the Smoke Generator consumable. These ships will be able to play well with a group of teammates, using the smoke screens set by allied ships and countering enemy destroyers.

The alternative branch becomes available starting from the destroyer Minsk.

Alternative Branch Composition

The composition of the alternative branch of Soviet destroyers is as shown below:

Tier Ship Name Changes
VIII Ognevoi This ship has been moved from Tier VI to Tier VIII and its characteristics were reworked.
IX Udaloi This ship has been moved to the alternative branch and its characteristics were reworked.
X Grozovoi This is a newly added ship.

The concept of the alternative branch is closer to multi-purpose destroyers. However, this branch has its own peculiar features.

The higher detectability of the ships in this branch is made up for by the excellent ballistic properties of their main batteries and their decent torpedo armament.

Destroyers Ognevoi, Udaloi, and Grozovoi are equipped with dual-purpose guns, and this advantage is further emphasized by the possibility to mount the “Defensive AA fire” consumable on these ships in place of the “Engine Boost” consumable.

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Ship Replacement Rules

General Rules

  • A ship to be replaced will remain available to the player in its stock configuration (In the Port if it was purchased or in the researched state if it was researched).
  • The replacement ship will be added to the player’s account together with a port slot (if the replaced ship has been purchased) or will become researched (if the replaced ship has been researched).
  • Replacement of modules will be carried out by means of adding similar modules for the new ship to the player’s account, or by reimbursement of their cost in XP (added to the new ship) and credits.
  • For the replaced ship, its Commander’s specialization will be changed to the ship of the corresponding tier in the main branch. For the second ship, a new Commander will be added to the player’s account and bonus Commander XP.
  • If a permanent camouflage was mounted on a ship to be replaced, it will remain mounted on this ship and a new permanent camouflage (for the added ship) will be added to the player’s account.

Ship Replacement Rule

Gnevny

  • If a player had researched Gnevny (Tier V) before the update release, then Podvoisky (Tier V) in the same configuration and Gnevny (Tier VI) in its stock configuration will become researched post-update.
  • If a player currently owns Gnevny (Tier V) before the update release, then all mounted upgrades, signals, flags, and consumables will be demounted and stored in the Inventory; Gnevny (Tier V) and all mounted modules will be removed from the player’s account; Podvoisky (Tier V) will be added to the player’s account together with a port slot; Gnevny (Tier VI) will be added to the player’s account post-update.

Ognevoi

  • If a player had researched Ognevoi (Tier VI) before the update release, then Gnevny (Tier VI) in the same configuration and Ognevoi (Tier VIII) in its stock configuration will become researched post-update.
  • If a player currently owns Ognevoi (Tier VI) before the update release, then all mounted upgrades, signals, flags, and consumables will be demounted and stored in the Inventory; Ognevoi (Tier VI) and all mounted modules will be removed from the player’s account; Gnevny (Tier VI) will be added to the player’s account together with a port slot; Ognevoi (Tier VIII) will be added to the player’s account post-update.

Kiev

  • If a player had researched Kiev (Tier VII) before the update release, then Minsk (Tier VII) in the same configuration and Kiev (Tier VIII) in its stock configuration will become researched.
  • If a player currently owns Kiev (Tier VII) before the update release, then all mounted upgrades, signals, flags, and consumables will be demounted and stored in the Inventory; Kiev (Tier VII) and all mounted modules will be removed from the player’s account; Minsk (Tier VII) will be added to the player’s account together with a port slot; Kiev (Tier VIII) will be added to the player’s account post-update.

Tashkent

  • If a player had researched Tashkent (Tier VIII) before the update release, then Kiev (Tier VII) in the same configuration and Tashkent (Tier IX) in its stock configuration will become researched.
  • If a player currently owns Tashkent (Tier VIII) before the update release, then all mounted upgrades, signals, flags, and consumables will be demounted and stored in the Inventory; Tashkent (Tier VIII) and all mounted modules will be removed from the player’s account; Kiev (Tier VII) will be added to the player’s account together with a port slot; Tashkent (Tier IX) will be added to the player’s account post-update.

Udaloi

  • If a player had researched Udaloi (Tier IX) before the update release, then Tashkent (Tier IX) in the same configuration and Udaloi (Tier IX) in its stock configuration will become researched post-update. Also, if a player had researched the 130mm/55 B-2-U main guns for Udaloi (Tier IX), then 19,000 ship XP will be added to Tashkent (Tier IX).
  • If a player currently owns Udaloi (Tier IX) before the update release, then all mounted upgrades, signals, flags, and consumables will be demounted and stored in the Inventory; Udaloi (Tier IX) and all mounted modules will be removed from the player’s account; Tashkent (Tier IX) will be added to the player’s account together with a port slot; Udaloi (Tier IX) will be added to the player’s account. If a player had the 130mm/55 B-2-U main guns researched for Udaloi (Tier IX) in its top configuration, then 1,800,000 Credits will be added to their account.
  • If a player had researched or currently owns 130 mm/55 B-2-U guns for Udaloi (Tier IX), corresponding Ship XP or Credits will be added to Tashkent (Tier IX) or the player’s account. (Tashkent (Tier IX) will not equip 130 mm/55 B-2-U guns).

Ship Combinations

  • If a player currently owns Gnevny (Tier V) and Ognevoi (Tier VI) before the update release, then 3,150,000 Credits will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player currently owns Kiev (Tier VII) and Tashkent (Tier VIII) before the update release, then 8,800,000 Credits will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player currently owns Tashkent (Tier VIII) and Udaloi (Tier IX) before the update release, then 13,200,000 Credits will be added to the player’s account.

Commanders

  • If a player had Commanders with a specialization for Gnevny (Tier V) before the update release, then the Commanders will be retrained to have a specialization for Podvoisky (Tier V). In addition, a Commander with 15,300 Commander XP (6 skill points) and specialization for Gnevny (Tier VI) will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player had Commanders with a specialization for Ognevoi (Tier VI) before the update has been released, then the Commanders will be retrained to have a specialization for Gnevny (Tier VI). In addition, a Commander with 40,900 Commander XP (8 skill points) and a specialization for Ognevoi (Tier VIII) will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player had Commanders with a specialization for Kiev (Tier VII) before the update release, then the Commanders will be retrained to have a specialization for Minsk (Tier VII). In addition, a Commander with 40,900 Commander XP (8 skill points) and a specialization for Kiev (Tier VIII) will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player had Commanders with a specialization for Tashkent (Tier VIII) before the update release, then the Commanders will be retrained to have a specialization for Kiev (Tier VIII). In addition, a Commander with 65,900 Commander XP (9 skill points) and a specialization for Tashkent (Tier IX) will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player had Commanders with a specialization for Udaloi (Tier IX) before the update release, then the Commanders will be retrained to have a specialization for Tashkent (Tier IX). In addition, a Commander with 65,900 Commander XP (9 skill points) and a specialization for Udaloi (Tier IX) will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player has two Captains assigned to a ship due to a combination of replacements, one of the commanders will be assigned to the ship, while the other will be sent to Reserve with a place in Reserve added.

Permanent Camouflage

  • If a player had purchased a permanent camouflage for Gnevny (Tier V) before the update release, this camouflage will be removed from the player’s account; permanent camouflages for Gnevny (Tier VI) and Podvoisky (Tier V) will be added to the player’s account as replacements.
  • If a player had purchased a permanent camouflage for Ognevoi (Tier VI) before the update release, this camouflage will be removed from the player’s account; permanent camouflages for Ognevoi (Tier VIII) and Gnevny (Tier VI) will be added to the player’s account as replacements.
  • If a player had purchased a permanent camouflage for Kiev (Tier VII) before the update release, this camouflage will be removed from the player’s account; permanent camouflages for Kiev (Tier VIII) and Minsk (Tier VII) will be added to the player’s account as replacements.
  • If a player had purchased a permanent camouflage for Tashkent (Tier VIII) before the update release, this camouflage will be removed from the player’s account; permanent camouflages for Tashkent (Tier IX) and Kiev (Tier VIII) will be added to the player’s account as replacements. If a player had only one camouflage for Tashkent (Tier VIII), such a player will receive a corresponding camouflage for Tashkent (Tier IX) and an additional camouflage for Kiev (Tier VIII). If a player had two camouflages for Tashkent (Tier VIII), such a player will receive two camouflages for Tashkent (Tier IX) and one additional camouflage for Kiev (Tier VIII).

For the destroyer Gnevny (Tier VI), only one permanent camouflage (Type 12) is currently available. This camouflage will be added to this ship if the conditions above are fulfilled.

Permanent camouflages will not be added to the player’s account in duplicates.


Balance Corrections

  • Alabama ST: The number of catapult aircraft in the ship’s stock configuration was reduced from 4 to 3 for a better historical accuracy of the ship’s capabilities.
  • Fubuki: Chance to be set on fire for Hull (B) has been rebalanced in line with the rules applied to Tier VI ships.
  • Increased damage from HE-46 shells (all Soviet destroyers of Tier V and above, except for Gremyaschiy, which already has 1900 damage from HE-46) and 130-mm HE A (Anshan) from 1600 to 1900. This will allow Soviet destroyers to be more effective in fighting other ships of their type, and be a larger threat to cruisers.
  • Indianapolis: decreased main armament reload time from 15 to 14.3 seconds. Also increased side plating armour for main locations of the ship above the citadel from 16 to 22 mm. Such armour will protect the central part of the cruiser’s side from HE shell penetration by 130mm or lower guns (Inertia Fuse for HE Shells commander skill not taken into account). Such guns are set on all destroyers (except for German Tier VI and VIII destroyers that have 150mm guns), on cruiser Atlanta and in secondary guns for many ships.

User Interface

  • Added the option to display abbreviated ship names in the Minimap. This option can be enabled in the Minimap settings and will work only when the alternative battle interface mode is enabled.
  • In the Ranked Battles screen, information will now be available about the number of battles played in the current season of Ranked Battles.
  • In the Summary tab, the number of battles will now be displayed instead of the win rate for the “By number of battles” filter and the “All warships” parameter.
  • If a ship is purchased without a Commander, a hint will now be displayed, informing the player that they can retrain a Commander from another ship of the same nation or recruit a Commander later.
  • Added an option to switch user music tracks during playback, using the following key combinations: (by default) [Ctrl] + [F] — next track; [Ctrl] + [D] — previous track. Key bindings can be modified via the Controls tab.
  • Added an option to specify the desired amount of Credits when exchanging Doubloons to Credits.
  • Changed the background for the loading screen of the “Solomon Islands” map.

Maps and Locations

New Maps

Added two new maps (Ring and Haven) to the game.

Ring

This map is available at battle tiers IV–VI in Standard Battle and Domination modes. This map features a group of small tropical islands that visually resemble Hawaii, scattered somewhere in the Pacific. These islands are located at the border of interests between the Allied Forces and Imperial Japanese Navy. The map’s key element is a ring-like group of islands in its centre. These islands can provide reliable cover… or become a deadly trap. Holding the “ring” is an important strategic task because having control of this area will give your team an advantage over the opposing team.

If the opposing team managed to be the first to take control of this area, a concentrated attack will help to quickly regain your footing there. However, note that losing control of the islands’ area makes your team vulnerable to torpedo attacks from the centre of the map.

Otherwise, this map has enough open space for comfortable firing at long range.

Haven

The second new map in this update is “Haven”, available at battle tiers VII–X in Standard Battle and Domination modes.

Battles in this location will take place in an archipelago of small uninhabited islands somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. These islands are located at the fringe of the British Empire. They were formed under the influence of constant ocean winds and manifested in the natural landscape of this location, barren but beautiful in its own way.

This map is all about coordinated teamwork. The key areas are hard to capture, but numerous covered positions provide new opportunities for winning. There will be sudden engagements and frequent close-range encounters, so players may have to improvise with regard to tactics. This map presents a special challenge to battleship players, who will have to try and find advantageous positions for effective firing.

Improvements and Fixed Minor Defects

  • Philippines Port
  • Hotspot
  • Sea of Fortune
  • Okinawa
  • Northern Lights
  • Two Brothers
  • New Dawn
  • The Atlantic
  • North
  • Neighbors
  • Warrior’s Path
  • Trap
  • Shatter
  • Trident
  • Estuary
  • Islands of Ice
  • Islands

Re-designed Port

  • Hawaii Port has been completely re-designed

Ship Appearance Changes

We made corrections to the appearance of several ships using a special technology for improved rendering of thin elements (mostly the ship’s rigging). These corrections will not affect performance:

  • Imperator Nikolai I
  • Arkansas Beta
  • Iwaki Alpha
  • Yūbari
  • Ishizuchi

Ship Improvements

Stock hulls were removed from Fuso, New Mexico, and Colorado to make these ships more capable during early gameplay.

The following replacement rules are applicable:

  • Hulls (A) have been removed
  • Previous hulls (B) become hulls (A) and their characteristics will be changed as follows:
    • The HP, rudder shift time and chance to be set on fire are taken from the corresponding previous hull (A).
    • All other characteristics are taken from the corresponding previous hull (B).
  • Previous hulls (C) become hulls (B) and their characteristics will be retained.
  • Players receive Ship XP for the corresponding ships and Credits in accordance with the detailed rules below.

Detailed Rules

Fuso

  • Its hull Fuso (A) is removed and the hull Fuso (B) is mounted instead.
  • If a player had researched hull Fuso (B) before the update has been released, its hull Fuso (C) will become researched.
  • If a player had researched hulls Fuso (B) and Fuso (C) before the update has been released, 12,500 Ship XP will be added to Fuso.
  • If a player currently owns hull Fuso (B) before the update release, its hull Fuso (C) will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player currently owns hulls Fuso (B) and Fuso (C) before the update release, 900,000 Credits will be added to the player’s account.

New Mexico

  • Its hull New Mexico (A) is removed and the hull New Mexico (B) is mounted instead.
  • If a player had researched hull New Mexico (B) before the update release, its hull New Mexico (C) will become researched.
  • If a player had researched hulls New Mexico (B) and New Mexico (C) before the update release, 16,000 Ship XP will be added to New Mexico.
  • If a player currently owns hull New Mexico (B) before the update release, its hull New Mexico (C) will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player currently owns hulls New Mexico (B) and New Mexico (C) before the update release, 1,200,000 Credits will be added to the player’s account.

Colorado

  • Its hull Colorado (A) is removed and the hull Colorado (B) is mounted instead.
  • If a player had researched hull Colorado (B) before the update release, its hull Colorado (C) will become researched.
  • If a player had researched hulls Colorado (B) and Colorado (C) before the update release, 25,000 Ship XP will be added to Colorado.
  • If a player currently owns hull Colorado (B) before the update release, its hull Colorado (C) will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player currently owns hulls Colorado (B) and Colorado (C) before the update release, 1,900,000 Credits will be added to the player’s account.

Fixes and Minor Improvements

Ships

  • Fixed minor visual artifacts that were present at low and medium graphics quality settings for the following ships:
    • Taiho
    • Shinonome
    • Königsberg
    • Hindenburg
    • Prinz Eugen
    • Admiral Graf Spee
    • Mutsu
  • Weymouth, Königsberg, Nürnberg, Kaiser, Albany and all Japanese ships except aircraft carriers: national flags have been moved from the stern (staff) to the mast.
  • Tirpitz and ARPEGGIO ships: Fixed the position/orientation of the plane on the catapult gear.
  • Implemented a new shader for visualization of radars’ grid antennas. Now they will look better at a distance.
  • Danae: Fixed the model of destroyed torpedo tubes.
  • Taiho: Fixed the switching between the levels of details.
  • Großer Kurfürst, König, Bayern: On all three ships, an error in the anti-torpedo protection performance has been fixed—it is now always applied correctly.

In-Game Logic

Fixed the issue where the damage from fire and flooding was still received after the Damage Control Party consumable was activated.

Fixed an error where battles played during the change of the in-game date were not counted towards the mission’s progress.

Combat Missions

Now players will be able to view rewards for the intermediate stages of staged combat missions.

Audio

With the release of Update 0.6.2, all sounds in the game will come as .pkg files, reducing the time required for client updating and restoration. Audio files will be packed by the player’s PC and will require an additional integrity check. The packing process will take approximately 3 to 5 minutes depending on PC configuration.

Other

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Ranked battles Season 6 flag to not display in the summary in the Profile tab.
  • Fixed a bug where the port UI was displayed in the Ranked battles statistics tab when looking at the current season statistics.
  • Fixed issues with the UI in port when the player received a container for fulfilling the action while being in the containers-opening screen.
  • Text in the ship purchase confirmation window is now displayed correctly at the minimum screen resolution.
  • Buttons in the personal offers window are now displayed correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where the skills drop cost is not displayed by the “Redistribute” button if the player doesn’t have enough Doubloons.
  • Fixed possible issues with squadrons attack via ALT (manual attack) when playing as an aircraft carrier.
  • Fixed a bug where it was impossible to switch to the ship commander’s personal files via the context menu.
  • Fixed a bug where fulfilled missions status is not updated in the “tiled” display mode.
  • Fixed a bug where hint in the commander skills window in port is not displayed for Low graphics settings.
  • Fixed a rare bug that made it impossible to join the battle for some players.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the torpedo sight to not change colour to green when it was reloaded in battle, if the Destroyer player had the “Adrenaline Rush” skill set and the amount of HP was below 1,000.
  • Fixed bugs with server memory processing which caused more frequent server restarts.
  • Fixed a bug where some file types were not unpacked with wowsunpack.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Service” button is not displayed for a ship that needs service if a player has enough Credits on their account.
  • Fixed a bug where the EULA window is not closed by ESC and “x”.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an authorisation error to display when the player is inputting a new password over the saved old password.
  • Fixed grammar mistakes in the German localisation.
  • Fixed a bug where the background image disappears when the division start menu appears.
  • Fixed a bug where the timer for the end of an onboard fire was not displayed to some players.
  • Fixed a bug where it was impossible to fix the angle of the main guns with Ctrl+X if the player’s sight was beyond the map border.
  • Fixed a rare bug where the timer displayed zero when waiting to login to the game.
  • Fixed a rare bug that caused client crashes in battle when ALT + TAB was pressed.
  • Fixed a bug that caused client crashes when the server connection is lost.
  • Fixed a bug where the x1.5 modifier for the first win was not displayed for Arpeggio ships.
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