WoWS: [Round 1] Public Test 0.7.0

We are pleased to present to you the Developer Bulletin for Update 0.7.0 which covers all the latest changes. Read more about it in our Developer Bulletin below, and prepare to jump into the Public Test and try the changes out for yourself!

The first of many new features coming in 2018, the upcoming update includes a new camera view in Port, the much-anticipated Training Room feature, distinctive insignia, and matchmaker improvements for Co-Op Battles.

Take part in the Public Test to try out and evaluate the changes that the forthcoming version will bring to the game.

Round 1 of the Public Test will run from 28 December 2017 at 17:30 CET until 3 January 2018 at 14:00 CET (UTC+1).

Important! Because the version update is still being tested, the information in this Bulletin is tentative and reflects the state of game development at the time of publication. Certain changes and new features may be stripped or implemented in a different way by the time the final version of this 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.

Round 1 Changes

New Camera in Port

With the release of the Update, you’ll be able to view your ships in the Port from new perspectives. You can examine in detail the main and secondary guns, AA batteries, torpedo tubes, and deck aircraft. Take beautiful panoramic shots of your ships fully zoomed out; or check out the elegant outlines using the top-down view.

Training Room

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail! In order to get prepared for fierce combat against other players, you will now have the opportunity to create training battles. If you’ve already made it to Account Level 15 in your Service Record, you’re very welcome to try the new feature. No need to worry about the economy! In training battles, you don’t use up your ammo or consumables, nor will you have to pay for the post-battle service of your ship. However, training battles won’t bring you any Credits, either.

In a Training Room, a whole set of configurable parameters are available for you. These range from from the number of participants, ship types, and nationalities to maps and even weather conditions.

Once you’ve created a Training Room, you can distribute players between two teams of up to 12 players each.

You can also test out your ship’s weaponry on static bots, perfect for finding citadels.

High School Fleet

More new content coming to the game! With this latest update, after pressing a special button, you will be able to get acquainted with new content dedicated to the High School Fleet. This time, we have new a new collection and camo patterns. You’ll be able to apply new dedicated camo patterns on your MusashiYamato and HSF Harekaze, assign four new Commanders to your ships, and complete a collection comprising of 35 items with brief descriptions of the characters featuring in the anime series. However, if you’re not happy with the new camos, you can always hide them in the carousel menu.

Distinctive Insignia

Great news for all Captains who feel there aren’t enough options to emphasise their individuality in the game. From now on, you can stand out by using all sorts of colourful distinctive insignia. Insignia will be visible to other players in pop-up tips. You can also view the patches tags and emblems of your allies by shifting your camera to their respective ships.

You can create your ideal insignia by using the special interface available in the Port. Using the interface, you can take and examine in detail all possible insignia variants and combinations.

Distinctive insignia includes patches and emblems. Patches feature a symbol against a background and can be obtained by completing combat missions. Emblems will be granted for certain achievements. For example, you get them by demonstrating strong combat skills and efficiency or by the number of wins you’ve secured with ships of a given type or nationality.

Co-Op Matchmaker Changes

In Update 0.7.0, we’ve made further enhancements to the way the matchmaker works in Co-Op. Now you may encounter bot-operated aircraft carriers and battleships in battles even if no ships of these types are helmed by real players. The type of ship commanded by AI will depend on which type of ships are the most numerous in a particular battle.

At the same time, all standard rules of matchmaking apply:

  • A team of bots will mirror a team of players in terms of setup.
  • There may be no more than one aircraft carrier on each team.
  • These changes are intended to make Co-Op Battles more interesting. You will also be able to test your skills in encounters against more versatile enemy team setups.