In the near future, we will conduct a closed test for a new battle type inspired by real-world naval battles. In the new “Axis vs Allies” battle, you will be able to fight only in ships that were completed in reality and in teams that are composed depending on each ship’s nationality.
Depending on the ship picked a player gets into one of two teams:
- Axis: Italian, German, and Japanese ships
- Allies: American, British, French, Soviet, European, and Pan-Asian ships.
The battles will be conducted in a “12 vs 12” format on Tier VIII ships. Only ships that were built in reality, as well as their in-game counterparts (such as Black, ARP, Azur Lane ships and etc.) are allowed to enter battle. If you dislike the appearance of camouflages of counterpart-ships, you can switch their display off using a special filter in the Port.
List of allowed ships:
|VIII Akizuki||VIII Z-23||VIII Roma|
|VIII Kagerō||VIII Z-35||VIII Vittorio Veneto|
|VIII Asashio,VIII Asashio B||VIII Admiral Hipper||VIII AL Littorio|
|VIII Mogami||VIII Prinz Eugen|
|VIII Atago,VIII Atago B||VIII Bismarck|
|VIII Shōkaku||VIII Tirpitz, VIII Tirpitz B|
|VIII Kaga,VIII Kaga B|
|VIII AL Yukikaze|
|VIII ARP Takao|
|VIII ARP Maya|
|VIII Benson||VIII Lightning||VIII Ognevoi||VIII Le Fantasque||VIII Loyang||VIII Orkan|
|VIII Kidd||VIII Cossack, VIII Cossack B||VIII Chapayev||VIII Le Terrible||VIII Siliwangi||VIII Öland|
|VIII Baltimore||VIII Edinburgh||VIII Mikhail Kutuzov||VIII Richelieu||VIII Hsienyang|
|VIII Cleveland||VIII Belfast ’43||VIII Fenyang|
|VIII Wichita||VIII Vanguard||VIII Irian|
|VIII North Carolina||VIII Implacable|
|VIII Massachusetts, VIII Massachusetts B||VIII Indomitable|
|VIII Alabama,VIII Alabama ST|
|VIII AL Montpelier|
You can participate in “Axis vs Allies” battles in a division, but if ships corresponding to both historical teams are picked, you won’t be able to go into battle.
Teams won’t necessarily mirror each other in all ship types, with the exception of aircraft carriers: their number in each team will be equal and strictly fixed – no more than one per team. The difference in the number of other ship types will be no more than one.
If the waiting time spent by the first player in the queue exceeds 3 minutes, teams might be filled with bots with improved AI, mastered commander’s skills, and mounted camouflages and signals.
Please note that all information in the development blog is preliminary. Announced adjustments and features may change multiple times during testing. Source: WoWS Devblog