New Japanese Destroyer Tech Tree and Large Cruiser Campaign, Two New Legendary Tier Ships, and Gameplay Improvements
This November, World of Warships: Legends adds a group of new Japanese Destroyers along with the new Yasen Butai Leader and Tokyo Express campaigns, giving players the opportunity to add a ton of firepower to their Japanese fleet. In addition, the update brings two new Legendary Tier destroyer projects to the Bureau, gameplay improvements to secondary armaments, and preparations for Black Friday later this month. Importantly, as the next-gen consoles are finally getting to the players, we’re happy to announce that World of Warships: Legends will be available for Xbox Series X/S by the end of November, while PlayStation 5 players will get to enjoy the sea battles shortly after the console is released.
The Japanese destroyer tech tree will be split this update starting at Tier IV, bringing some alternatives to the tried and true Japanese torpedo boats. Minekaze, Hatsuharu, Shiratsuyu, and Akizuki are the new additions, these ships offer more capable main battery guns as you move up the tiers, unlike their older counterparts who focus on torpedoes. The Tier VII Akizuki in particular mounts the superb Japanese 100mm guns, featuring nimble turrets and a high rate of fire! Although more gunfire-focused, these ships still carry the powerful Japanese torpedoes for tricky situations. The entire line is available for research from the start of the update, so players can start unlocking these new destroyers right away.
Two new campaigns will run during the update. For the next four weeks, players can work on the Yasen Butai Leader campaign to unlock the Tier VII Japanese large cruiser Azuma. This super cruiser of sorts was designed to replace the Kongo-class battleships as leaders of the Yasen Butai, or “Night Battle Force”. Armed with nine 310mm guns and decently protected, the Azuma can fight almost any target at range with her powerful high-explosive shells. Azuma is defined by her outstanding gunnery and large health pool, fit for long-range combat. Players can battle through the 100 milestones with Admiralty Backing to unlock this monster of a cruiser. Afterwards, the shorter Tokyo Express campaign begins. It will run for two weeks to give players the chance to get the Japanese commander Raizō Tanaka along with a bunch of gear by completing 40 milestones.
The Bureau is getting two new projects for players to work on, namely unlocking the Legendary Tier destroyers Khabarovsk and Shimakaze. Like the other Legendary tier ships, unlocking these destroyers will be a long-term goal attained by logging in daily and acquiring boosts from your fleet and commander roster, as well as participating in battles. Khabarovsk is a large Russian destroyer with a set of punchy 130mm guns, built for gun duels with destroyers and even some cruisers thanks to her comparatively sturdy construction. The Shimakaze is the pinnacle of the Japanese torpedo destroyer concept, carrying fifteen long-range torpedoes and boasting a solid top speed.
There are some gameplay improvements arriving in this update as well, most notably in the form of a new consumable for battleships: Enhanced Secondary Targeting. This will significantly improve the accuracy of your secondary battery guns for 30 seconds, which can couple with a new skill for brawling commanders, as well as tweaks to a few other abilities. Overall, secondary armaments should perform much better after this update!
The update also brings a sneak peak at what is in store for this Black Friday, including the 4 new Black Fleet ships: Mutsu B, Indianapolis B, Atago B, and Blyskawica B! This will be the first reappearance of the Blyskawica in over a year, including her unique commander–Jerzy Świrski. These exclusive ships will be available for a limited time, and the Atago B in particular will only be available via the new Black Friday containers.
It’s a packed update this time, with plenty of new ships and projects for players to start working on! Brace yourselves, and turn the tide!