The soon to be released 0.9.10 update is bringing a hefty amount of content and it’s time to have a look at it!
As usual, this update is still in testing so anything can change, except in general things like camouflages or artworks.
The American Battleships Event: Part 2
Update 0.9.10 will host the second part of the event dedicated to the new sub-branch of American battleships. In honor of him a new collection “Always Courageous” has been added. The collection, dedicated to the American Navy, will tell about the main caliber of battleships, admirals, medals for service in World Wars, and the main types of uniforms for the lower ranks of the US Navy in World War II.
The Collection is divided into 4 sections with 4 items each:
McClelland Barklay’s Art and Uniforms
U.S Navy Admirals
The reward for collecting the sections is the “Wings”, “Stars”, “Stars and Stripes” patches and 5 expendable “Stars ‘n Stripes” camouflages, for the entire collection – Oklahoma with the “Military” permanent camouflage.
The elements of this collection can only drop from dedicated containers.
I suppose that, just like previous events, the first container will be available through directives and the other in the armory for doubloons.
Brazilian Flag Day
In honor of coming Brazilian flag day the following content will be added to the game:
Pan-American commander Francisco Ferreira Filho. He will have no enhanced skills or unique talents but will have a unique appearance, and his ranks will match those of the Brazilian Navy
Brazil naval flag
“Brazil” expendable camouflage
Outside of the standard camouflage effects, it gives +100% Captain XP and +100% XP.
Pan-American Tier II cruiser Almirante Abreu is a copy of Albany. The ship has a unique horn sound and a permanent “Ordem e Progresso” camouflage.
New Collaboration with Arpeggio of Blue Steel
With the 0.9.10., we are witnessing the return of one of the first (weeb) collaborations of World of Warships and with brand new content in the form of 2 new ships, 3 unique commanders and a permanent (and frankly great) camouflage for Musashi.
Now, for ARP Maya, there is quite a bit of disappointment as she is just a recolored ARP Takao and doesn’t get the AA refit she even had in the anime.
Surprisingly, we are getting a standalone copy of the Yamato instead of a simple permanent camouflage. The way to get it is for now unknown. Also, it was specified that some balance changes could be applied to this ship.
Musashi Permanent Camouflage
Just like the last few years, we are getting a special Black Friday event with 4 new ships and their respective badges, flags and commanders.
Jean Bart B
For Halloween, we are getting a completely new and quite unique game mode called “Key battles”. It will take place on a new map called “Polygon”, several times larger than any other map in the game.
Unlike what you could expect, these new skins for République, Smolensk and Hindenburg will (at least for now) not be available for their respective originals.
As for the monsters that we will have to fight during the event, there are 3 different kinds:
They all present different armaments with Fangblade and Thornridge having main batteries, secondaries and torpedoes while Lobster-Eyed only has a main battery and secondaries. However, that thing will be the enemy to fear the most has it has no less than 150 000 HP, the biggest range on her main and secondary batteries, a 460 mm gun and a truckload of armor.
Other content additions
Hybrids and skip bombs
With 0.9.10., Wargaming are starting to test the design of hybrid ships (cruisers or battleships being also able to operate planes) as well as Skip bombs which either work just like normal HE bombs or can bounce on the water multiple times to reach their target.
Three versions of Tone and Ise were added, differing in the type of planes: Tone1 and Ise1 carry torpedo bombers, Tone2 and Ise2 – dive bombers with HE bombs, Tone3 and Ise3 – attack aircraft. Hybrids have less firepower than usual for their type and tier, and should therefore combine their standard armament with their planes to deal effective damage. Each of them carries one full squadron with one attack flight. Aircraft take off quickly and don’t return to the ship. The restoration of aircraft goes not one by one, but the entire squadron at once. Hybrids’ squadrons don’t have consumables, and their engine boost is less effective than that of carriers’ planes.
Each of these ships will be treated in their respective articles.
German Tier X aircraft carrier Werner Voss will be used for the test of skip bombers. This ship is a copy of Manfred von Richthofen, but she carries skip bombers instead of torpedo bombers.
Hit points – 1,710
cruising speed – 174.0 knots
size of attacking flight – 4
aircraft per squadron – 12
aircraft restoration time – 90 s
detectability range – 10 km
number of aircraft on deck – 18.
Bombs in payload – 1
bomb type – HE
maximum bomb damage – 12,200
number of skips – 2
It is worth noting that, while the bombs tested are HE bombs, Wargaming already created an icon for AP bombs even though, right now, it’s the same as for HE bombs.
Here is also a demonstration video that was made:
Now, for the first impression… these bombs actually look quite unreliable when doing skips. You can already see with the first skip that the bombs are just flying all over the place.
Outside of the achievements made for the event, 2 other achievements were added for the event previously announced by Wargaming. In fact, they said that the top clans from this clan battles season would take part in an official tournament. This statement was however quickly removed from the article. The interesting thing is that these 2 new achievements labeled as “Clan battles Grand Fleet” indicate that this tournament is definitely still planned. I suppose that the first achievement is for taking part in this tournament and the second will be for the winning clan.
Only one flag, outside of the Brazilian one was added and it’s the flag of the Ise.
“Wild Blue Yonder – Air Force” Patch
New permanent camouflage
‘Samurai” permanent camouflage for Shikishima for Ranked tokens.