World of Warships

World of Warships: Public Test of the Update 0.8.3 – Round 2

Here we go with the second part of the Public Test of the Update 0.8.3. No really big change happening, it’s mostly some polishing for the upcoming event.
Before we move on to the details regarding this second round, I have a funny story to share. The new model of the Yamato received as you may know additional anti-air guns. Among these guns, there are 2 twin 13 mm machine guns. I was quite surprised to see that these 2 mounts weren’t dealing any damage. It turns out that they are purely cosmetic. The reason is that the tick rates of the different AA guns in an anti-air aura have to be identical.
This means that even with low damage due to the very fast tick rate of the 25 mm mounts (0.22 s), these 2 mounts would overperform for what they are (pea shooters). Alternatively, reducing the tick rate with these in mind would reduce the efficiency of the 25 mm mounts which isn’t good either.

General Informations

Schedule

The public test starts on Thursday 11 April at 18:30 CEST (UTC+2) and will end Monday 15 April at 17:30 CET (UTC+2).

Changelog:

The second session of the Public Test version 0.8.3 will be starting soon. We invite you to get acquainted with the updated “Victory” competition and to try out the British aircraft carriers.

  • Taking into account your feedback, we have updated the texts and visual appearance of the competition “Victory”.
    • Now the difficulty levels are called “Normal”, “High”, “Very high” and “Impossible”. This will allow you to understand how difficult the current tasks are for one of the teams, and to assess the strength required to perform the Daily reward tasks.
    • Rewards are now indicated by two values: normal and increased.
    • The “Daily reward” block is above the “Will to Victory” block, because of its importance in allowing you to quickly find your progress for the current day.
    • Information about the current difficulty level has been added to the “Daily reward” block.
    • Now, when entering the competition page, the section with personal achievements opens first.
    • Personal missions, which may occur in battle, are renamed to ‘Personal orders’ to more closely match the style of the event.
    • Removed the Personal orders with the condition of earning “Shot down” ribbons, due to the high complexity of their implementation into Cooperative battles.
  • The British aircraft carrier branch was added to the Tech tree on the Public Test.
  • Fixed bugs from the first session of the Public Test.

Special Features of the Update Test

  • Personal combat missions drop when you enter a Random or Co-op Battle.
  • In the “Victory” event, points can be earned:
    • In Co-op Battles for destroying enemy ships, winning battles, and completing personal combat missions.
    • In Random Battles, for earning heroic or honorable achievements, in addition to destroying enemy ships, winning battles, and completing personal combat missions.
    • In Ranked Battles, for winning battles only.
  • The Ranked Battles Season is held in the Arms Race mode on Tier IX ships.

Ranked Battles settings will be different for different sessions. During the first session, the season comprises three ranks of two stars each. During the second, the Ranked sprint comprises three ranks of one star each.

Please note that the crediting of points in the “Victory” event will cease one day prior to the end of Round 2 of the Public Test.

Combat Missions and Rewards

Round
1 2
Play one Random or Co-op Battle.

Reward on the live server: three signals of each type, excluding special signals.

Play 3 battles on aircraft carriers in Random or Co-op Battles.

Reward on the live server: ten “Type 6” camouflage patterns.

Win 5 battles using Tier X ships in Random Battles.

Reward on the live server: 1 Day of Warships Premium Account

Achieve Rank 1 in the test Ranked Battles Season.

Reward on the live server: five of each of the following special signals: Dragon, Wyvern, Red Dragon, Ouroboros, Hydra.

Achieve Rank 1 in the test Ranked Battles Sprint.

Reward on the live server: five of each of the following special signals: Dragon, Wyvern, Red Dragon, Ouroboros, Hydra.

Earn 100 Allowance Tokens in the friendly “Victory” competition.

Reward on the live server: 2,500 Coal

Earn 250 Allowance Tokens in the friendly “Victory” competition.

Reward on the live server: 5,000 Coal