Today, Wargaming made quite a big announcement regarding the addition of the fifth class in World of Warships! After the Destroyers, Cruisers, Battleships and Aircraft carriers, here come the SUBMARINES!
The submarines have been a bit of a meme since the start of the game. At first, Wargaming were clear in their statement that there would never be any submarine in the game.
In 2018, things changed a bit since “only fools never change their mind” I guess. Indeed, for Halloween, we got with the special operation “Terror of the Deep” an early draft of the submarines gameplay. Wargaming confirmed as well back then that if they would be popular enough, they might make it to the main game.
Today, after more or less 10 months, here we are:
Without many surprises, one of the first nation to get them is Germany as they still didn’t get any updates arc. Also, we are ready to wait quite a fair bit considering all the time they plan to have them in testing. One thing for sure, all these depth charges, mortar launchers and co. will soon be useful on our destroyers and light cruisers.
Now, it’s time to start the wishlist for ships that could also come with these submarines. I’m personally just waiting for the cruiser-submarine Surcouf and her twin 203 mm turret and the T-47 class destroyers as they had 2 triple sets of torpedo tubes specifically to target submarines and 2 other triple sets that were dual-purpose.
With these submarines, the alternative CV lines that were teased waayyyyyy back at the start of the CV rework could also find a special purpose with Anti-Submarine Warfare equipment. That still, of course, remains a big what-if.