World of Warships

World of Warships – Update 0.6.14

New Tech Tree

Pan-Asian Destroyers

With the release of Update 0.6.14, the long-awaited Pan-Asian destroyers are cruising into World of Warships! The new line starts with the Tier I patrol ship Chengan, but after a number of battles, you’ll be at the helm of the destroyers, the jewels of the new tech tree!

Please welcome the new heroes:

  • Chengan at Tier I
  • Longjiang at Tier II
  • Phra Ruang at Tier III
  • Shenyang at Tier IV
  • Jianwei at Tier V
  • Fushun at tier VI
  • Gadjah Mada at Tier VII
  • Hsienyang at Tier VIII
  • Chung Mu at Tier IX
  • Yueyang at Tier X

Distinctive features of Pan-Asian destroyers:

  • It’s a single tech tree that combines ships made in the U.K., U.S.S.R., U.S.A., Japan and Germany.
  • All destroyers in the tech tree carry a Smoke Generator consumable with similar performance characteristics. A short cooldown time of 120 seconds (or 80 seconds for the Premium Smoke Generator) gives these ships efficient cover when capturing points and retreating after an encounter. What’s more, these smoke clouds provide an excellent opportunity for laying down a massive barrage on enemy ships.
  • The number of smoke charges and their action time is another advantage: the ships carry 4 charges (5 for the Premium version), capable of laying smoke for as long as 30 seconds! Remember though, that the lifetime of a smokescreen is only 70 seconds.
  • Deepwater torpedoes carried by Pan-Asian destroyers can engage ships of any type except other destroyers. Being unable to torpedo other destroyers is a disadvantage, but their massive explosive power combined a small detection radius increases the chances of flooding enemy ships.
  • At tiers VIII-X, the Smoke Generator may be swapped for Surveillance Radar. The radar allows you to effectively hunt enemy destroyers that are hiding behind islands or in smoke. A word of warning though, destroyers carrying it lose the ability to deploy smoke, so you’ll have to drastically change your tactics when it comes to skirmishes or when mounting a covert attack.
  • With a standard detectability range of 7.4 km (5.8 km in full stealth build) by sea, 4.2 km by air, and 2.6 km after firing main guns in smoke, the Tier X destroyer Yueyang currently has the best concealment parameters of its tier,  leaving the U.S. destroyer Gearing trailing behind at 7.6 km (5.9 km in full stealth build), 4.3 km and 2.8 km, respectively. Not to mention the Japanese destroyer Shimakaze, with a detectability range of 7.6 km by sea (5.9 km in full stealth build), 4.2 km and 2.8 km, respectively.
  • Tier X destroyer Yueyang‘s deepwater torpedoes have a detectability range of 0.8 km and can reach targets as long as 13.5 km away, at a speed of up to 68 knots. Their tubes will reload in 136 seconds. A deepwater torpedo fired by this Tier X ship can deal a maximum of 17,900 HP worth of damage.
  • All Pan-Asian ships will come under a single flag displayed in the ships’ tech tree.

We’ll add a facility at the Clan Base Research Center for the new nation.

Deepwater Torpedoes

With the release of the Pan-Asian line of warships, players get access to a new type of weapon, deepwater torpedoes. Unlike those of their conventional counterparts, these torpedoes can travel at greater depths and can pass beneath a ship without hitting it, depending on the ship’s type.

Torpedoes that will pass beneath a player’s ship will be displayed as circle icons for that player. In this case, the sound notification and indicator of approaching torpedoes will not detonate.

Torpedoes that pose a threat to a player’s ship are still indicated with a triangle icon coupled with a horizontal trace on the sea surface.

When acquiring a target that cannot be hit with deepwater torpedoes, an ‘unable to hit target’ indication will appear. Deepwater torpedoes are detected in the same way as conventional ones.

New Operation

With the release of Update 0.6.14, a new operation, “The Ultimate Frontier”, will be added to the game. Only ships of Tier VII will be eligible for the operation.

As the battlefront closes in, a secret research project pursued by Japanese scientists on the Rouen Atoll falls under threat of persistent air strikes. A group of transport aircraft speed to Rouen with a mission to evacuate all personnel and documentation to avoid catastrophe.

You will need to escort the transport aircraft to the airport while destroying dangerous enemy ships along the way. Once that task is complete, you will have to defend the airport, preventing its destruction, until the evacuation is over.

Game Balance Changes

General Changes to Aircraft Carriers

We increased action time for the Damage Control Party consumable from 5 to 30 seconds. For all aircraft carriers in the game, the probability of catching fire from HE shells has been brought in line with that applied to the stock hulls of Tier VI carriers.

By introducing this change, we aim to reduce the priority of a distracting hunt for other carriers. In addition, the extended action time of the Damage Control Party will allow several squadrons to take off, even under a shower of high-explosive shells, though the fire chance when the consumable is on a cooldown increases.

With that in mind, when Update 0.6.14 goes live, the following fire resistance parameters will be applied to the top hulls of aircraft carriers:

Standard Fire Resistance Coefficient

Ship Tier Before Update 0.6.14 After Update 0.6.14
IV 0.9001 0.8
V 0.8335 0.8
VI 0.7669 0.8
VII 0.7003 0.8
VIII 0.6337 0.8
IX 0.5671 0.8
X 0.5005 0.8

U.S. Aircraft Carriers: Changes to Flight Control

For all U.S. carriers, we’ll remove the possibility to select Flight Control modules. These changes will increase the versatility of U.S. carriers while preserving their specific features. High-tier carriers Lexington, Essex and Midway (Tiers VIII-X) will be able to equip their squadrons with AP bombs, a new feature that will bring new possibilities in battle and more diverse tactical gameplay. Be mindful that unlike HE bombs, AP bombs have a much smaller drop ellipse. They inflict more damage on heavily armoured targets but cannot set them on fire.

AP bomb stats:

  • Width of Bomb Dispersion Area: 51 m
  • Length of Bomb Dispersion Area: 240 m
  • Maximum Bomb Damage: 8,000

Tier IV Aircraft Carrier Langley

  • No changes

Tier V Aircraft Carrier Bogue

Changes to Flight Control and modules:

  • Flight Control modules Mk5 mod. 2 and Mk5 mod. 3 will no longer be available for research. If a player has purchased those modules, they will be removed from the player’s account.
  • Module Mk5 mod. 1 comprising of one squadron of fighters, torpedo bombers, and dive bombers, will be mounted automatically. If the stock Flight Control module was sold and never purchased back, it will be added to the player’s account and mounted on the ship free of charge.

Compensations:

  • If a player researched and purchased both the Mk5 mod. 2 and Mk5 mod. 3 modules, a bonus in the amount of 580,000 Credits and 7,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched both the Mk5 mod. 2 and Mk5 mod. 3 modules, a bonus in the amount of 7,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk5 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 290,000 Credits and 3,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk5 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 290,000 Credits and 3,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk5 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 3,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk5 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 3,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.

Tier VI Aircraft Carrier Independence

Changes to Flight Control and modules:

  • The Flight Control modules Mk6 mod. 2 and Mk6 mod. 3 will no longer be available for research. If a player has purchased those modules, they will be removed from the player’s account.
  • Module Mk6 mod. 1 comprising of one squadron of fighters, torpedo bombers, and dive bombers, will be mounted automatically. If the stock Flight Control module was sold and never purchased back, it will be added to the player’s account and mounted on the ship free of charge.
  • We added an option to research and mount the Douglas SBD-5 (dive bomber) module.

Compensations:

  • If a player researched and purchased both the Mk6 mod. 2 and Mk6 mod. 3 modules, a bonus in the amount of 1,060,000 Credits and 13,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched both the Mk6 mod. 2 and Mk6 mod. 3 modules, a bonus in the amount of 13,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk6 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 530,000 Credits and 6,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk6 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 530,000 Credits and 6,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk6 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 6,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk6 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 6,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.

Tier VII Aircraft Carrier Ranger

Changes to Flight Control and modules:

  • The Flight Control modules Mk7 mod. 2 and Mk7 mod. 3 will no longer be available for research. If a player has purchased those modules, they will be removed from the player’s account.
  • The Mk7 mod. 1 module comprising of one squadron of fighters, one squadron of torpedo bombers, and two squadrons of dive bombers will be mounted automatically. If the stock Flight Control module was sold and never purchased back, it will be added to the player’s account and mounted on the ship free of charge.

Compensations:

  • If a player researched and purchased both the Mk7 mod. 2 and Mk7 mod. 3 modules, a bonus in the amount of 1,780,000 Credits and 23,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched both the Mk7 mod. 2 and Mk7 mod. 3 modules, a bonus in the amount of 23,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk7 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 890,000 Credits and 11,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk7 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 890,000 Credits and 11,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk7 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 11,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk7 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 11,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.

Tier VIII Aircraft Carrier Lexington

Changes to Flight Control and modules:

  • The Flight Control modules Mk8 mod. 2 and Mk8 mod. 3 will no longer be available for research. If a player purchased those modules, they will be removed from the player’s account.
  • The Mk8 mod. 1 module comprising of one squadron of fighters, one squadron of torpedo bombers, and two squadrons of dive bombers, will be mounted automatically. If the stock Flight Control module was sold and never purchased back, it will be added to the player’s account and mounted on the ship free of charge.
  • We added an option to research and mount the Curtiss SB2C (dive bomber) module with AP bombs.

Compensations:

  • If a player researched and purchased both the Mk8 mod. 2 and Mk8 mod. 3 modules, a bonus in the amount of 2,840,000 Credits and 35,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched both the Mk8 mod. 2 and Mk8 mod. 3 modules, a bonus in the amount of 35,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk8 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 1,420,000 Credits and 17,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk8 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 1,420,000 Credits and 17,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk8 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 17,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk8 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 17,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.

Tier IX Aircraft Carrier Essex

Changes to Flight Control and modules:

  • The Flight Control modules Mk9 mod. 2 and Mk9 mod. 3 will no longer be available for research. If a player purchased those modules, they will be removed from the player’s account.
  • The Mk9 mod. 1 module comprising of two squadrons of fighters, one squadron of torpedo bombers, and two squadrons of dive bombers, will be mounted automatically. If the stock Flight Control module was sold and never purchased back, it will be added to the player’s account and mounted on the ship free of charge.
  • The Vought F4U-4 (fighter) and Douglas BTD-1 (torpedo bomber) modules will no longer be available for research. If a player purchased those modules, they will be removed from the player’s account.
  • The Vought F4U-1 (fighter) and Grumman TBM-3 (torpedo bomber) modules will be mounted automatically. If the stock fighter module or torpedo bomber module were sold and never purchased back, they will be added to the player’s account and mounted on the ship free of charge.
  • We added an option to research and mount the Douglas BTD-1 (dive bomber) module with AP bombs.

Compensations:

  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk9 mod. 2, Mk9 mod. 3, Vought F4U-4, and Douglas BTD-1 modules, a bonus in the amount of 7,320,000 Credits and 88,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk9 mod. 2, Mk9 mod. 3, Vought F4U-4, and Douglas BTD-1 modules, a bonus in the amount of 88,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk9 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 2,150,000 Credits and 26,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk9 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 2,150,000 Credits and 26,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Vought F4U-4 module, a bonus in the amount of 1,300,000 Credits and 15,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Douglas BTD-1 module, a bonus in the amount of 1,720,000 Credits and 21,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk9 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 26,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk9 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 26,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Vought F4U-4 module, a bonus in the amount of 15,500 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Douglas BTD-1 module, a bonus in the amount of 21,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.

Tier X Aircraft Carrier Midway

Changes to Flight Control and modules:

  • The Flight Control modules Mk10 mod. 2 and Mk10 mod. 3 will no longer be available for research. If a player purchased those modules, they will be removed from the player’s account.
  • The Mk10 mod. 1 module comprising of two squadrons of fighters, torpedo bombers, and dive bombers, will be mounted automatically. If the stock Flight Control module was sold and never purchased back, it will be added to the player’s account and mounted on the ship free of charge.
  • The Douglas BTD-1 and Douglas XSB2D (torpedo bomber) modules will no longer be available for research. If a player purchased those modules, they will be removed from the player’s account.
  • The Grumman TBM-3 torpedo bomber module will be added to the player’s account and installed free of charge.
  • Added an option to research and mount the Kaiser XBTK-1 (dive bomber) module with AP bombs.

Compensations:

  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk10 mod. 2, Mk 10 mod. 3, and Douglas XSB2D modules, a bonus in the amount of 6,800,000 Credits and 84,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk10 mod. 2, Mk10mod. 3, and Douglas XSB2D modules, a bonus in the amount of 84,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk10 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 2,400,000 Credits and 30,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Mk10 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 2,400,000 Credits and 30,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched and purchased the Douglas XSB2D module, a bonus in the amount of 2,000,000 Credits and 24,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk10 mod. 2 module, a bonus in the amount of 30,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Mk10 mod. 3 module, a bonus in the amount of 30,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.
  • If a player researched the Douglas XSB2D module, a bonus in the amount of 24,000 Free XP will be added to the player’s account.

Ensuring No One Loses Out

We’re guided by the underlying principle that players do not lose anything.

  1. For all researched modules to be removed from the game, players will get Free XP in an amount equal to the research cost of those modules.
  2. For all purchased modules to be removed from the game, players will get Credits in an amount equal to the purchase cost of those modules.
  3. If a player does not have a stock module that is to be mounted in place of a module that is to be removed from the game, such stock module will be issued free of charge and mounted on the ship automatically.

Other Changes

  • Colorado: Increased the number of HP for the Colorado (B) hull from 50,100 to 59,300, bringing the number of HP in line with the ship’s full draught. Slightly improved salvo accuracy of Main Caliber on the Hull (A) and lowered on the hull (B) for better balancing the ship regarding other battleships of VII tier.
  • Giulio Cesare: Torpedo protection parameter increased from 19% to 30%.
  • Reduced the torpedo reload time for the following ships: Myoko, Mogami, Ibuki, Atago, ARP Myoko, ARP Ashigara, ARP Takao, ARP Haguro, Southern Dragon, Eastern Dragon, ARP Nachi, and HSF Harekaze.

Changes to the reload time by type of torpedo tubes and by ships:

  • Type 8 mod. 2: Reduced from 76 to 70 seconds for Myoko, and ARP Myoko.
  • Type 90 mod. 1: Reduced from 109 to 101 seconds for Atago, Mogami, ARP Takao, and Ibuki; from 112 to 101 seconds for Harekaze; from 82 to 76 seconds for Myoko, ARP Myoko, ARP Ashigara, ARP Haguro, ARP Nachi, Southern Dragon, and Eastern Dragon.
  • Type 93 mod. 2: Reduced from 120 to 112 seconds for Ibuki.

By reducing the reload time as described above, we are bringing the mechanics of torpedo tubes to a uniform logic, increasing the overall efficiency of this type of weapon.

Follow-Up Tweaks to Upgrade Slots

We changed the arrangement of upgrades in the corresponding slots. Now, each slot will house an upgrade more expensive than the one placed in the immediately preceding slot. Slot-based prices will be distributed as follows:

  • Slot 1: 125,000
  • Slot 2: 250,000
  • Slot 3: 500,000
  • Slot 4: 1,000,000
  • Slot 5: 2,000,000
  • Slot 6: 3,000,000

Graphics Improvements

All changes mentioned below are purely cosmetic and won’t affect gameplay balance:

  • Monarch: Type 279 aerials on board the ship were replaced with the latest RDF Type 281 and RDF Type 281b.
  • Nelson: Fixed the overlapping of the main guns with the wave cutter in the ship’s bow.
  • Furutaka: Changed the position of the catapult gear when in travel position. The guns will now skirt it when traversing from starboard to port and back.
  • Ishizuchi, Mikasa: In response to requests from players, we returned the nameplates on the ships.
  • Des Moines: Updated the visual display of the ship’s AA mounts.

Minor changes in ships’ geometry and textures:

  • Gneisenau
  • Amagi
  • Giulio Сesare
  • Kii
  • Nelson

We improved the appearance of thin elements aboard the following ships:

  • Myoko
  • ARP Myoko
  • ARP Ashigara
  • APR Takao
  • ARP Haguro
  • ARP Nachi
  • ARP Kongo
  • ARP Kirishima
  • ARP Haruna
  • ARP Hiei
  • Yellow Dragon
  • Blue Dragon
  • Bismarck
  • Yūgumo

New Content

The following ships were added to the game client for testing by developers and supertesters:

  • Italian Tier VIII battleship Roma
  • U.K. Tier VII battleship Duke of York
  • U.S. Tier X cruiser Salem
  • French Tier V battleship Bretagne
  • French Tier VI battleship Normandie
  • French Tier VII battleship Lyon
  • French Tier VIII battleship Richelieu

Other Improvements and Fixes

  • Fixed the bug with the control keys not displayed in the tips menu on the battle-loading screen.
  • Fixed the bug that allowed two clan screens to be opened at the same time.
  • Fixed the bug which made it impossible to select a combat mission after switching from tiled to detailed view.
  • Fixed the glitch which did not allow going from a notification to a Clan’s Base page from other pages of the Clans Portal.
  • Fixed the bug that caused the indicators of a division mate in the battle and Port interfaces to disappear following a disconnection from the chat.
  • Fixed the bug which caused target acquisition failure in scenarios when the camera was swiftly moved 180 degrees away from the target.
  • Fixed the bug which caused a different ship to be selected in the carousel when repeatedly clicking the “Back to Port” button in the post-battle statistics screen.
  • Fixed the bug that caused the indicator of a new squadron taking off from their carrier to flicker as though under attack in scenarios, when the preceding same-type squadron has been shot down.
  • Fixed the bug that caused the waiting order indicator to be displayed for squadrons during countdown in the battle-loading screen as well as after all squadrons of that type have shot down.
  • Fixed the bug which allowed the game client running in windowed mode to seize the mouse pointer and move it to the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Fixed the bug which caused unstable game client performance when playing in a Division.
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