World of Warships development team would like to apologize for the ambiguous wording in the 0.7.5 patch note, as it may have caused some confusion regarding the bonus slots invoiced for replaced USN cruisers. We will soon add 1 to 3 slots for the players who had different combinations of said ships in their ports. So if you had pairs like Cleveland+Pensacola, Pensacola+New Orleans or New Orleans+Baltimore, you would receive 1 additional slot for any such combo.
Please be informed that the World of Warships server will undergo maintenance to implement Version 0.7.5.
Maintenance Start: 31/05/2018 @ 05:00 UTC+8
Maintenance End: 31/05/2018 @ 07:00 UTC+8
Please view the patch notes below for further information.
With the release of Update 0.7.5, we're launching a new cycle dedicated to American cruisers. As a starting point, we'll offer an upgrade of existing ships, and in the subsequent update we'll introduce an alternative line of ships.
The general principle is "players will not lose anything".
The game statistics for the cruisers Cleveland, Pensacola, New Orleans and Baltimore will be divided; the statistics for the ships' new roles will be gathered starting from scratch.
Please note! After 31 May 2018 @ 14:00 UTC+8, all players will have a chance to complete the following combat mission: Play one battle of any type with Tier VI cruiser Pensacola to get 190,000 Elite Commander XP. This will allow you to easily redistribute the skill points of the Commander or retrain the Commander of the Tier VI Cleveland to the new ship. The combat mission will become available for completion until June 29. Please note that this combat mission is not visible in the mission list! [UPDATED]
If you researched Tier VI cruiser Cleveland, you will get a researched Tier VI cruiser Pensacola and Tier VIII cruiser Cleveland. Tier VI cruiser Cleveland is removed from the account with all her modules.
Players who already have the Tier VI cruiser Cleveland will get:
Camouflages: If you have the standard permanent camouflage for Cleveland, you get the standard permanent camouflage for the Tier VI cruiser Pensacola and the standard permanent camouflage for the Tier VIII cruiser Cleveland.
If your Tier VI cruiser Cleveland had the top module 152 mm/47 Mk16 researched, your newly added Tier VI cruiser Pensacola will be added 7200 associated XP. If this module was purchased, 580,000 will be added to your account.
If you researched the Tier VII cruiser Pensacola, then the Tier VII cruiser New Orleans will become researched post-update. Tier VII cruiser Pensacola is removed from the account with all her modules.
Players who already have the Tier VII cruiser Pensacola get:
Camouflages: If you have the standard permanent camouflage for Pensacola, you get the standard permanent camouflage for the Tier VII cruiser New Orleans and the standard permanent camouflage for the Tier VI cruiser Pensacola.
If your Tier VII cruiser Pensacola had the top module 203 mm/55 Mk14 researched, your newly added Tier VII cruiser New Orleans will be added 12000 associated XP. If this module was purchased, 980,000 will be added to your account.
If you've already researched the Tier VIII cruiser New Orleans, you get the researched Tier VIII cruiser Baltimore. Tier VIII cruiser New Orleans is removed from the account with all her modules.
Players who already have the Tier VIII cruiser New Orleans get:
Camouflages: If you have the standard permanent camouflage for New Orleans, you get the standard permanent camouflage for the Tier VII cruiser Baltimore and the standard permanent camouflage for the Tier VII cruiser New Orleans.
If your Tier VIII cruiser New Orleans had the top module 203 mm/55 Mk14 researched, your newly added Tier VIII cruiser Baltimore will be added 20,000 associated XP. If this module was purchased, 1,570,000 will be added to your account.
If you researched the Tier IX cruiser Baltimore, you get the researched Tier IX cruiser Buffalo post-update. Tier IX cruiser Baltimore is removed from the account with all her modules.
Players who already have the Tier IX cruiser Baltimore get:
Camouflages: If you have the standard permanent camouflage for Baltimore, you get the standard permanent camouflage for the Tier IX cruiser Buffalo and the standard permanent camouflage for the Tier VIII cruiser Baltimore.
If your Tier IX cruiser Baltimore had the top module 203 mm/55 Mk15 researched, your newly added Tier IX cruiser Buffalo will be added 27,500 associated XP. If this module was purchased, 2,400,000 will be added to your account.
All mounted upgrades, camouflages, signals and consumables will be demounted from replaced ships and stored in the Inventory.
If any of the ships is to be issued several times (e.g. when a player has both Cleveland and Pensacola, they get Pensacola added to their account twice: Pensacola + Cleveland and New Orleans + Pensacola), the player will get the ship in a configuration set in the replacement rules, a Commander, a slot and a refund in credits in the amount equal to the purchase price of the ship in stock configuration regardless of all available discounts.
Bonuses Given in Exchange of Duplicate Camouflages
Thus, if by the moment of Update 0.7.5 release you have Cleveland, Pensacola, New Orleans and Baltimore with the top modules mounted and permanent camouflages purchased, then the total amount of credits you'll be given as a refund resulting from the transfer of the ships within the tech-tree will be equal to 31,950,000
Update 0.7.5 is not all about ships. We'll offer a new themed campaign and a collection that will be available in the game on a permanent basis.
The story of the campaign will tell about the military career of the U.S. Admiral William Halsey. To complete it, you'll need ships of Tier VIII or above while some tasks will require U.S. ships of select types only. By completing tasks, you get a variety of useful rewards, including supercontainers given for accomplishing final tasks. Once you are through with the last task of the final mission, you get a unique commander called William Halsey with 15 skill points, talents and a commemorative patch.
In the game, William Halsey will boast the following skills, talents, and distinguishing features:
"Expert Loader" skill:
"Expert Marksman" skill:
"Hit Hard!" talent. After earning the "Confederate" achievement, Commander Halsey's ship gets:
"Hit Fast!" talent. After earning the "Double Strike" achievement, Commander Halsey's ship gets:
The collection is quite large, offering as many as 48 items to collect. Including:
Completing the subcollections will allow you access to a set of alternative color patterns for standard expendable and permanent camouflages for U.S. ships, as well an ability to fly a second flag on them. Each of the sub-collections will be dedicated to one type of ships only.
|Cruisers, 1900s–1930s||A second flag on all U.S.A. cruisers|
|Cruisers, 1940s||A second flag on all U.S.A. battleships|
|Main Battery||A second flag on all U.S.A. aircraft carriers|
|Anti-Aircraft Guns||A second flag on all U.S.A. destroyers|
|Highest Awards||An additional color scheme for the standard camouflages of all U.S.A. cruisers|
|Orders and Medals||An additional color scheme for the standard camouflages of all U.S.A. battleships|
|Combat Ratings||An additional color scheme for the standard camouflages of all U.S.A. aircraft carriers|
|Other Ratings||An additional color scheme for the standard camouflages of all U.S.A. destroyers|
You can build your collection as long as you are "subscribed" for it, i.e. if the "Collect" button is activated on the collection screen. Should you decide to continue with a different permanent collection, your progress under the "American Cruisers" collection will be suspended until you press the above-mentioned button again. If the "Collect" option is enabled for this collection, collectible items will come in daily containers.
The US frenzy is by no means over at this point as next we’ll be launching the first part of a marathon of combat missions with the ultimate reward being the Tier VII Premium cruiser Indianapolis.
The majority of "American" containers will primarily be available as a reward for the successful completion of the marathon missions. In addition to the expendable "Stars 'n Stripes" camo, special and economic signals, they may contain combat missions which, once completed successfully, will bring Premium ships ranging from Sims and Monaghan to Atlanta and Kidd right into your Ports. The refitted researchable Cleveland and a corresponding commemorative patch can also be obtained that way. Each of the missions can drop out for you only once. If you already have any of the above-mentioned ships, you'll get a Commander slot and a bonus in credits. Please note that the combat missions for those ships will only be available in the period from June 1 till August 20, 2018.
More details about the conditions of the marathon will be available in an article on June combat missions.
A new “Spotted” ribbon will now be available in the game. The new ribbon will be issued when you spot a ship that is spotted for the first time or gets spotted again after remaining undetected for at least 90 seconds of battle time. Campaign tasks will be adjusted accordingly: the "Be the first to spot X enemy ships" condition will be replaced with the requirement to score X "Spotted" ribbons. Any tasks already in progress before the update goes live will be completed automatically once the update is installed.
Adding to that, all players will now be able to see which type of bombs, AP or HE , is carried by allied and enemy dive bombers in a battle. The new icons will be visible in the game world and on the Minimap.
To make gameplay more comfortable, a locked target ship's orientation will now be displayed on the Minimap. By aligning your own course line and that of an enemy ship, you'll be able to fire more effectively.
We have slightly enhanced lines on the Minimap to make them thinner and better suited for the overall battle UI.
To improve the competitive advantages and overall combat efficiency against the other unique Commanders, Yamamoto Isoroku will obtain the following enhanced skills:
Indianapolis’ ability to mount the Surveillance Radar consumable with a 9.9 km reach turns this ship into somewhat of a unique representative of Premium ships at Tier VII. However, this heavy cruiser often lacks the agility needed to promptly respond to changing battle conditions. For that reason, in Update 0.7.5 the ship's rudder shift time and main turrets traverse speed will change, making this ship more maneuverable and more interesting to helm while remaining on par with the refitted U.S. heavy cruiser New Orleans:
Good news for players who are fond of anime! We're launching a co-project with Azur Lane, a mobile game popular in Asia. As part of this collaboration, seven Commanders with unique voiceovers will come to World of Warships along with three commemorative flags and an expendable camo. One of the Commanders that will stand at the helm of battleship Nelson and the Azur Lane expendable camouflage patterns will come as rewards for completing a chain of combat missions. The other Commanders as well as the commemorative flag will be available in the Premium shop.
The following new sound effects will be available after switching to the "High" and "Ultra" audio settings:
The "Low" audio setting has been further optimized to release even more resources. The maximum effect will be achieved for PC configurations running a 32-bit operating system with limited RAM resources. With this option selected, ship engines will be silenced and ambient sounds will be turned off.
The following unique permanent camouflages will come with individual sound patterns for the main and secondary guns, AA guns and ship horns:
An alternative background soundtrack is now available in the Kronstadt port.
Thirty-two new soccer-inspired patches will appear in the game. Stay tuned for news on our official website to learn how to grab those goodies!
We added a new starting symbol for patches, "Artillery", depicting two crossed cannons.
With the release of Update 0.7.5, the Soviet Tier IX cruiser Kronshtadt will be available for purchase in the game client for 750,000 Free XP.
"The Maid of Orleans" and "The Republic" permanent camouflages for battleships Richelieu and Gascogne will no longer be available for purchase in the game client.
We've rolled out a minor update to the Unsportsmanlike Conduct Prevention System. Now, when a player hits an allied ship, mirror damage will be inflicted on that player only after receiving an allied damage warning. Immediate infliction of mirror damage occasionally resulted in situations when a team lost two players at a time.
Smoke screens will now be visible from all distances regardless of graphics settings or hardware configuration. Previously, the rendering sequence applied to smoke screens could be broken, making any deployed smoke invisible in the binoculars view.
A new option is added for launching World of Warships from Wargaming Game Center. "Launch the game with default settings" will reset all the user settings applied to the game client before launching.
Added minor improvements to the models and textures of the following ships:
In connection with the replacement of ships in the tech tree of U.S. cruisers, we are changing bot-operated ships in Operations as follows: