IMPORTANT! Because the Update is still being tested, the information in this Bulletin is tentative and reflects the state of game development at the time of its publication. Some changes and new features may be removed entirely or implemented differently by the time the Update goes live. Screenshots, specific values of certain characteristics, and details of in-game mechanics will not necessarily be relevant after the Update is released.
European Destroyers: Part 2
The entire branch of European destroyers will become available to research with the release of Update 0.9.3.
Please note: the rewards for activities on the Public Test server may differ from those on the live server. European destroyers are not available to research on the Public Test server.
The game event in Update 0.9.3 is presented by the new “Strong-Willed” temporary Campaign.
Reward for finishing the campaign: a unique historical European Commander—Jerzy Świrski—with 10 skill points and the following talents:
- Torpedo Reload Expert: reduces the torpedo tube reload time by 5% for every eight “Torpedo hits” ribbons scored. The talent can be activated multiple times.
- AA Gun Aiming Expert: increases the continuous damage of AA defenses by 10% for scoring 20 “Aircraft shot down” ribbons. This talent can be activated only once per battle.
Jerzy Świrski also has an improved skill:
- Adrenaline Rush: +0.25% (instead of +0.2%) to the reload speed of the ship’s armament and squadron speed for each 1% of HP lost.
For completing the campaign, you will also receive special achievements.
Achievement for finishing the campaign:
Achievement for clearing all the tasks of the campaign:
The Campaign will remain available for 6 months after the release of Update 0.9.3.
A different reward will replace Commander Jerzy Świrski on the Public Test server.
Changes to the Tech Tree and the Exterior Tab
The restriction on the number of special and economic signals mounted on a ship has been removed, while the limit of eight combat signals on a ship remains active. You’ll be able to mount up to 21 signals in total.
Changes to the Exterior tab
- Tooltips for signals, flags, and camouflages have been updated.
- Mounting, demounting, changing color theme, purchasing, and binding exterior elements to a ship now requires a single left-click on the corresponding element.
- The ability to mount or remove all economic, special, and recommended (the most effective for this ship) combat signals has been added.
The Tech Tree now has tooltips describing features of the ship groups in each branch; by clicking them, you’ll open a window with a detailed description.
Update 0.9.3 will host the 11th Season of Ranked Sprints in a 12 versus 12 format, playing Tier IX–X ships in the Arms Race mode.
The changes that have been made to the matchmaker in Update 0.9.3 will provide more possibilities for playing low-tier ships against high-tier ships effectively, and also reduce the number of cases where a player would find themselves with the only Tier VIII ship in a battle composed of Tier X ships, for example.
Apart from that, the number of battles with two aircraft carriers per team will be considerably reduced, while battles with three carriers per team will never occur.
List of changes
- For Tier VII–X battles, we’ve introduced a limit on the minimum number of ships two tiers lower than the battle tier.
- We’ve introduced a limit on the maximum number of ships whose tier corresponds to the battle tier, with the exception of battles where all ships are of the same tier.
- We’ve updated the settings that restrict the number of ships of a specific type in a battle.
For each battle tier, several sets of settings will be used that will replace each other, depending on the waiting time in the queue—the longer the battle waiting time, the softer the restrictions. The new settings will allow us to avoid a significant increase in waiting times if there aren’t many people looking to play a battle in that moment, and at the same time, assemble battles with the most efficient team rosters.
Please note: due to the specifics of the Public Test server, the matchmaker might work differently.
Just to get things clear about these camouflages: The way to get them is for now unknown! No point to ask, nobody except wargaming knows.
Firstly, the Hayate will get a special permanent camouflage (that simply looks amazing).
Tier X Japanese destroyer Hayate: Japanese laquer
We are also getting a series of permanent camouflages for the 75th anniversary of the Victory day.
Tier VIII U.S. battleship Alabama
Tier V U.S. battleship Texas
Tier VII cruiser New Orleans
Tier VII British battleship Duke of York
Tier VIII British aircraft carrier Implacable
Tier VI French destroyer Aigle
Tier VII Soviet destroyer Minsk
Tier V Soviet battleship Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya
New flags and dog tag
The different premium ships that entered testing recently all received special commemorative flags.
I still don’t get why Wargaming keep adding flags for Tier X freemiums when we can’t even get these flags.
Tier VIII French battleship Champagne
Tier X U.S. aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt
Tier V Soviet cruiser Kirov
Tier V Soviet cruiser Mikoyan
Tier VIII Soviet cruiser Pyotr Bagration
Special dog tag for the 75th anniversary of the Victory Day
The 9th season of Clan Battles
While I was expecting an additional update of break before the next clan battles season, it turns out that the 9th season is already coming with the 0.9.3. update. The big novelty, you will have to choose between bringing a battleship or a carrier. For those who don’t have an available CV player, I feel sorry for you.
I expect the season to be called Northern Water.
From April 15 to June 8, the 9th season of Clan Battles will be held. Battles will be played on tier X ships of all classes in a 7 v 7 format.
Due to the addition of aircraft carriers to this season of Clan Battles, we will introduce a new rule to limit the number of ships in battle: clans can go into battle with either 1 aircraft carrier or 1 battleship in the team.
We understand that the appearance of aircraft carriers can greatly affect the gameplay in clan battles. Therefore, we will closely monitor the results of this season and, based on the results, we will decide on further steps in the development of the Clan Battles format.
We would also like to mention that there won’t be a discount on commander skills redistribution this season. This measure was required in previous seasons so that players could adjust their commanders’ skills for battles where aircraft carriers were not a factor.
A potential part of the April fool event?
We are also getting a second unique captain for the Pan-European, his name is Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz. If you don’t know how to pronounce that, please refer to this video. Personally, I’m pretty happy that I’m writing for a blog and that I don’t have to… let’s say try to say his name.
Considering the origin of this name (the 1970 movie “How I Unleashed World War II”), I seriously believe that this will be some kind of April fool gift, similar to that that one Soviet captain and submarine we got once (and that was completely bugged).
Round 1 Schedule
Special Features of the Test
For the purpose of conducting the test, we’ve simplified the conditions for the Ranked Sprint and the “Strong-Willed” Campaign.
During Round 1 of the Public Test, the Ranked Sprint will be played on Tier IX ships, and during Round 2—Tier X ships.
Combat Missions and Rewards
|Play a Random or Co-op Battle.
Reward on the live server: 3x signals of each type, except special signals
|Play three Random or Co-op Battles.
Reward on the live server: 10x Type 6 camouflage patterns
|Finish the “Strong-Willed” Campaign in Random, Co-op, or Ranked Battles.
Reward on the live server: 1x Wargaming container
|Attain Rank 1 in the Ranked Sprint.
Reward on the live server: 5x each of the following special signals: Dragon, Wyvern, Red Dragon, Ouroboros, and Hydra.
One Wargaming container provides 1 day of Warships Premium Account.
Public Test 0.9.3 will open the Spring Season, which is scheduled to run across three updates.
- Completing two personal missions will reward you with a season emblem.
- Completing three personal missions will reward you with a unique flag, patch, and Premium Tier VI Ship container.
- Those in possession of all four different season emblems will be rewarded with the unique Public Test Veteran emblem.
|Spring Season #1|
Reward on the live server: 1x container with signals, 1x container with resources, 1x More Consumables container, and 1x Try Your Luck container
The mission can be completed only once, playing Tier VIII–X ships in Random Battles.