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World of Warships Launches Commonwealth Cruisers

Wargaming, the publisher and developer of the world’s leading naval battle simulator World of Warships, is bringing a long-awaited collection of Commonwealth cruisers to Early Access, featuring Australian and New Zealand cruisers in impeccable detail. To celebrate this launch, World of Warships has committed to a contribution of AU$10,000 to the Australian National Maritime Museum, Australia’s centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. This partnership is part of World or Warships’ ongoing commitment to supporting the preservation of naval history.

For the first time in World of Warships, a brand new Commonwealth Tech Tree is being added to the game featuring Australian and New Zealand cruisers. The cruisers are historically and culturally significant, serving as faithful recreations of real ships used by Australian and New Zealand navies in the 1900s. This includes the Australian cruiser Cerberus and the New Zealand ship Auckland. Found in the Tech Tree, these ships are known for their good damage per minute, countered with a slow turret traversal speed. With both light and heavy cruisers in this line, guns on this ship start from 152mm, and increase to 203mm from Tier VIII onward, and find additional firepower with the inclusion of torpedoes from Tier III onwards. 

Alongside the addition of these cruisers comes a new Commonwealth Team Event Pass. With two 20-level progression lines to explore, players can unlock a plethora of rewards. Included are historical Commanders Harold Farncomb and Leonard Murray, camouflages, Containers and tokens to be redeemed in the Armoury. This Event Pass replaces daily missions with weekly missions, which streamlines progression compared to previous passes.

Michael Baldwin, the museum’s Deputy Director said, “We thank Wargaming for its generous support. We have, over the past few years, enjoyed our involvement with the World of Warships game by participating in live, online events that bring museum research and objects to new, worldwide museum audiences, such as during the Longest Night of Museums. Gaming provides new ways of looking into our maritime heritage and provides new avenues for storytelling.”

Also coming in Update 13.2 is the Piñata Hunt event coming to World of Warships for April Fool’s Day. Competing in two teams of seven, Tier VIII-IX ships will go head-to-head on a modified and uniquely decorated version of the Hotspot map in a race to sink a special piñata ship. As part of the fun, each ship that competes in this event will be dressed in a random selection of event themed camouflages and will explode in a brand-new animation as they’ve been sunk. As a reward for their smashing efforts, players will receive special piñata tokens, which can be exchanged for themed permanent camouflages, a patch and a commemorative flag in the Armoury.

This event also introduces a brand-new mechanic to the game with the addition of Support Consumables. With a range of eight unique consumables, players can unlock up to five consumables through purchase or by completing combat missions. For more information about World of Warships, head over to the official site.


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