Clan Battles: Season 1 Imminent!

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We recently told you that the first season of Clan Battles kicks off with the release of Update 0.6.12 next week. During Season 1, Clan Battles will be fought at Tier X. We’re using the 7v7 format, with each team having only one battleship, and no carriers.

When the season starts, any player that has played a Random or Clan Battle with a Tier VIII-X ship after Update 0.6.12 goes live, will get a set of three special Tier X ships for temporary use: Japanese cruiser Zao, Japanese destroyer Shimakaze, and German battleship Großer Kurfürst. In Update 0.6.13: German cruiser Hindenburg, Soviet destroyer Grozovoi, and U.S. battleship Montana. In Update 0.6.14: Soviet cruiser Moskva, U.S. destroyer Gearing, and Japanese battleship Yamato.

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Clan Leagues

Season 1 of Clan Battles will last for three updates (nine weeks), from Update 0.6.12 to Update 0.6.15.

Clan Battles will be available during Prime Time only.

Prime Time occurs only on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the following times – displayed in CEST (UTC+2):

  • EU:  19:00 – 22:00

There will be four main leagues in the Clan Rating system, each divided into three groups.

  • Squall League (the starting league)
  • Gale League
  • Storm League
  • Typhoon League (the top league)

The names of the leagues are inspired by the sea, and convey the atmosphere of the rough ocean waters. The names of the leagues as you move along denote worsening weather at sea, just like the growing heat of battles when moving from one league to the next.

Each league is attributable to a certain mark on the Beaufort scale.

The Squall League is where you encounter the first signs of bad weather when the waves are not that dreadful, yet already gaining force, and the wind seems fresh and soft, but you’d better stay alert – it’s just the beginning!

The Gale and Storm Leagues that follow each other represent differing wind forces. A “gale” is a wind in the range of 7 to 8 on the Beaufort scale with 7-8 metre high waves and a wind speed of up to 20 m/s! This mark is the Gale League.

The penultimate one, Storm League, is where you’ll have to battle really hard to stay afloat. A storm is a wind in the range of 9 to 11 on the scale, with the raging seas’ waves as high as 16m, and a roaring wind of up to 32 m/s.

The Typhoon League, the ultimate league for the most powerful Clans of seasoned sea wolves. The name Typhoon came to us from Ancient Greece where it was used in respect of a monstrous storm-giant that was the source of devastating storms with giant waves and wind speeds in excess of 32 m/s! It’ll take guts to face off the enemy and hold your ground in a league like this. Not everyone can do that.

League Progression

Any Clan willing to take part in Clan Battles will start from Group II of the Squall League with zero Rating points. It’ll be the starting position for all Clans. Clans will get Rating points for a victory and lose them for defeats. On average, this amount will be equal to 25 Rating points. If a battle ends in a draw, your Division will get zero to minus two or minus three points.

To proceed to the next group, a Clan will need to earn more than 100 Rating points in its current group. Any number of Rating points higher than 100 will be credited to the Clan in the next league.

For example:

The “CLAN” clan is currently in Group II of the Squall League with 76 Rating points. CLAN secures a victory in a battle and gets 30 points. Now, the Clan proceeds to Group I of the Squall League with 6 Rating points.

After the Clan has successfully made it through all three groups in the league and got to the top, the Progression Battle series become available. The Clan will have to prove that it deserves the right to be promoted to the next league, by winning three out of a series of five battles. Once three victories are secured, the Clan will be moved to the new league along with a bonus of 35 points. On the other hand, three defeats will mean staying in the same league and a loss of 35 Rating points.

The “CLAN” clan has climbed to the highest place in the Squall League with 100 Rating points in Group I. The Progression Battle series becomes available. The first battle was not very successful for the Clan and they suffered a defeat. The next battle ended with a victory which was then followed by a defeat. But the next two battles turned out to be a success, and the Clan prevails twice in a row. Three victories against two defeats, and CLAN gets promoted to Group III of the Gale League with a bonus of 35 Rating points.

At the same time, situations when things go wrong are not uncommon either. Any Clan that has fallen to the bottom will have to struggle hard to avoid relegation. If this is the case, the Clan will have to play a series of Relegation Battles. Win three battles and keep your position in the league with a bonus of 35 Rating points. But if you lose the battles, you’re going down to the immediately preceding league, losing 35 Rating points.

The “CLAN” struggled desperately in the Gale League but, alas, failed to hold their position. The number of points in Group III went down to zero, and CLAN will now need to prove that they deserve to stay in the Gale League. Time for Relegation Battles! The first battle ended with a victory, but the second one was lost. The third battle brought a win again but the subsequent two encounters ended with a defeat. Two wins against three defeats, and CLAN has failed to maintain its position in the current league and is relegated to Group I of the Squall League, losing 35 Rating points on the way.

If you have made it to Group III of the Squall League with zero Rating points and lose a battle, your Rating points will not change and will remain at zero. If you win, your Rating goes up.

If you have reached Group I of the Typhoon League, the 100-point limit on the number of Rating points will be lifted for your Clan and you’ll be able to earn as many points as you can in pursuit of ultimate supremacy.

Rewards

In Clan Battles, you get rewards for securing a certain number of victories in each of the Leagues.

To claim your reward for reaching each of the leagues, you need to secure a certain number of wins. Be mindful however, that only those battles will count towards each task that you win while being with your Clan rather than battles won by your Clan in general.

 

Squall League

  • Win 7 Clan Battles while being in the Squall League, or in any of the proceeding leagues

Reward:

Gale League #1

  • Win 7 Clan Battles while being in the Gale League, or in any of the proceeding leagues
  • Must be playing Clan Battles in a Tier X ship

Reward:

Gale League #2

  • Win 8 Clan Battles while being in the Gale League, or in any of the proceeding leagues
  • The task will be available only after the Gale League #1 task is complete
  • Must be playing Clan Battles in a Tier X ship

Reward:

  • 20 x Victory Camo

 

Reward for completing both the Gale League #1 and Gale League #2 tasks – 500 Doubloons

Storm League #1

  • Win 7 Clan Battles while being in the Storm League, or in any of the proceeding leagues
  • Must be playing Clan Battles in a Tier X ship

Reward:

  • 20 x Type 59 Camo

Storm League #2

  • Win 8 Clan Battles while being in the Storm League or in any of the proceeding leagues
  • The task will be available only after the Storm League #1 task is complete
  • Must be playing Clan Battles in a Tier X ship

Reward:

  • 20 x Red Dragon Signals
  • 20 x Hydra Signals
  • 20 x gamescom 2017 Camo
  • 20 x Valentine’s Day 2017 Camo

Storm League #3

  • Win 15 Clan Battles while being in the Storm League or in any of the proceeding leagues
  • The task will be available only after the Storm League #2 task is complete
  • Must be playing Clan Battles in a Tier X ship

Reward:

  • 20 x Type 59 Camo
  • 30 days of Premium Account

 

Reward for completing the Storm League #1, Storm League #2, and Storm League #3 tasks – 1,750 Doubloons

Typhoon League #1

  • Win 7 Clan Battles while being in the Typhoon League
  • Must be playing Clan Battles in a Tier X ship

Reward:

  • 20 x Victory Camo
  • 20 x St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Camo
  • 20 x Sci-Fi Space Camo

Typhoon League #2

  • Win 8 Clan Battles while being in the Typhoon League
  • The task will be available only after the Typhoon League #1 task is complete
  • Must be playing Clan Battles in a Tier X ship

Reward:

  • 300,000 Elite Commander XP
  • 100,000 Free XP

Typhoon League #3

  • Win 15 Clan Battles while being in the Typhoon League
  • The task will be available only after the Typhoon League #2 task is complete
  • Must be playing Clan Battles in a Tier X ship

Reward:

  • 10 x Type 59 Camo

 

A commemorative flag is awarded for completing the Typhoon League #1, Typhoon League #2, and Typhoon League #3 tasks. Earn three such flags for participating in three seasons of Clan Battles, and grab your Tier X award cruiser Stalingrad. We might think of other ways to receive this ship in future, but right now this is the only way to get it. Be among the first to claim this formidable ship!

All tasks may be completed only once during the entire season.

Aside from that, various achievements are available to all Clans for participating in Clan Battles. Achievements will be issued for playing seven battles in each of the Leagues.

We’ll offer a separate achievement for those who climb to the top of the Typhoon League.

When the first season is over, the Top 1 Clan of the season will have a unique picture with congratulations displayed in the battle loading screen.

Please note that Divisions for Clan Battles may be assembled using the standard interface in instances when the relevant mode is selected in the “Battle Type” section. A Division may be assembled by a Clan’s Senior Command staff (except officers) with Level 15 in the Service Record. Any clan member can enter that Division.

Several Divisions from the same Clan may be in the queue for battle at the same time. The results of every battle will be applied to a Clan’s Rating consequently after each of the ongoing battles involving the Clan’s Divisions is over.

Key matchmaking principles:

  • Rating is linked to a Clan
  • Clan Battles will be available during prime time only
  • Your Division will be matched depending on how skilled your Clan is, which is determined by reference to the league and group that your Clan belongs to. The more battles your Clan plays, the more accurate the matchmaking

Please note:

  • A Division cannot be matched with other Divisions it has just played against
  • A Division cannot be matched with another Division from the same Clan

Economics

The economy is tweaked to make sure all players within a Division receive the same amount of resources. For a win, Divisions receive a lot more than in Random Battles while a defeat brings a lot less.

For a victory, each participant of a Clan Battle receives 2,500 base Experience and 300,000 Credits (before all modifiers are applied). By winning a Clan Battle with a ship carrying standard consumables and given the average cost of ammunition at 20,000, you will receive 100,000 Credits, or lose 50,000 Credits in case you lose a battle. Players with Premium Account will earn 250,000 Credits (or lose 30,000 in a defeat).

For a defeat, every participant of a Clan Battle gets 250 base Experience and 150,000 Credits (before all modifiers are applied). In a draw, both Divisions get the same amount of XP and Credits as in a defeat. All possible modifiers (camouflage patterns, Premium Account, ongoing campaign bonuses, signal flags, etc.) are allowed in Clan Battles.

The default servicing cost for all Tier X ships will be 180,000 Credits but it may change depending on the modifiers applied.

Players will receive signal flags and Oil for every victory in Clan Battles. Thirty barrels of Oil and two of each of the following signal flags will be credited to players’ accounts for three winning battles a day: Victor Lima, Juliet Whiskey Unaone, India Delta, India Yankee, Sierra Mike, and Juliet Charlie. For more details, please refer to the Combat Missions section. Apart from that, for the duration of the entire season, an additional challenge will be available for players to get a Free XP bonus.

Once you’ve played your first Clan Battle, you get five of each of the following signals: Ouroboros, Red Dragon, Dragon, Hydra, and Wyvern, right after that battle is over (a one-off task with the signals issued only after you play your first battle this season irrespective of your final result). All players can have a go at a string of in-game combat missions to get enticing rewards.

No Tier X ships? No problem! Play a battle for access to ‘rental’ ships, then take on Clan Battles and the mission marathon!

The following battle mission will be available in-game from 19 October at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) until 8 November at 06:00 CET (UTC +1).

Mission: Get Ships for Clan Battles

Restrictions:
  • PvP and Clan Battles only
  • Must be using a Tier VIII-X ship
  • Once per account
Conditions:
  • Play a battle
Rewards:
  • Japanese cruiser Zao
  • Japanese destroyer Shimakaze
  • German battleship Großer Kurfürst

Please note that these ships are considered ‘rental’ ships only, and can only be used during Clan Battles. The selection of ships available for rental will change with each update, beginning with Update 0.6.13. For more information on Clan Battles, rental ships, and how the rewards for this mission will change in the future, please read our dedicated article.

Kick off the marathon with your First Clash!

The following battle mission will be available in-game from 19 October at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) until 21 December at 06:00 CET (UTC +1).

Mission: First Clash

Restrictions:
  • Clan Battles only
  • Must be using a Tier X ship
  • Once per account
Conditions:
  • Play a battle
Rewards:

Let the Clan vs Clan Mission Marathon commence!

The following Missions will be available in game from 19 October at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) until 21 December at 06:00 CET (UTC +1).

Mission: Clan vs Clan I

Restrictions:
  • Clan Battles only
  • Must be using a Tier X ship
  • Once per account
Conditions— in a single battle:
  • Rank as the top player on both teams by base Experience earned
Rewards:
  • 10 x Battle Hardened Camo

Mission: Clan vs Clan II

Restrictions:
  • Clan Battles only
  • Must be using a Tier X ship
  • Must have completed battle mission Clan vs Clan I
  • Once per account
Conditions – over any number of battles:
  • Earn 10,000 base Experience
Rewards:
  • 1 x Consumables Container
  • 1 x Credits Container
  • 1 x Signals Container

Mission: Clan vs Clan III

Restrictions:
  • Clan Battles only
  • Must be using a Tier X ship
  • Must have completed battle mission Clan vs Clan II
  • Once per account
Conditions – over any number of battles:
  • Earn 1,000,000 Credits
Rewards:
  • 40,000 Elite Experience

Mission: Clan vs Clan IV

Restrictions:
  • Clan Battles only
  • Must be using a Tier X ship
  • Must have completed battle mission Clan vs Clan III
  • Once per account
Conditions – over any number of battles:
  • Get 500 Ribbons
Rewards:
  • 25,000 Free Experience

Mission: Clan vs Clan V

Restrictions:
  • Clan Battles only
  • Must be using a Tier X ship
  • Must have completed battle mission Clan vs Clan IV
  • Once per account
Conditions:
  • Win 5 battles
Rewards:
  • 10 x Victory Salute Camo

Complete the marathon to earn your final reward:

  • 1x Super Container

Check out our daily Clan Battles missions!

The following battle mission will be available in-game from 19 October at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) until 21 December at 06:00 CET (UTC +1).

Mission: Supply Time

Restrictions:
  • Clan Battles only
  • Must be using a Tier X ship
  • This battle mission is repeatable and can be played up to three times per day
Conditions:
  • Win a battle
Rewards:

Mission: Free XP Train

Restrictions:
  • Clan Battles only
  • Must be using a Tier X ship
  • Repeatable
Conditions:
  • Play a battle
Rewards:
  • +300% Free XP

Keep in mind you have to reach a certain Account Level to access the Missions interface in the Port.

If a battle lasts for less than four and a half minutes, players on both Divisions receive zero XP and zero Credits for that battle. This restriction has been introduced to avoid unsportsmanlike conduct in battles. All Divisions in respect of which this ratio is applied during a battle for the first time, will be kept under scrutiny and their battles will be subject to frequent reviews, just like battles involving all Clans with battle duration times close to that value. If a Clan is subject to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty again, it will be banned from Clan Battles.

In Clan Battles, we apply the same standard protection against AFK players as in other battle modes. Players that fail to inflict damage to enemy ships and cover the minimum required travel distance will have their battle XP and Credits reset to zero. We’ll also charge such players for the ship servicing and ammunition costs.

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