PC, Steam

Free-to-play naval combat game


Release date:
17 September 2015

About World of Warships

World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat game from Wargaming. Command a massive naval fleet featuring some of history’s most iconic war vessels, level up important tech modules and prepare to dominate the oceans in World of Warships.

With four classes of ships, myriad upgrades, and strategically designed environments, the action never ends and every match is a unique experience.

World of Warships brings players endless hours of strategy, tactical gameplay and pulse-pounding combat!

Key facts

  • World of Warships (WoWS) is a widely popular naval combat game with the largest fleet of historically accurate ships available to play.
  • WoWS has one of the biggest digital libraries of warships’ blueprints in the world.
  • WoWS is developed by Lesta Studio in St. Petersburg, renowned for their uncompromising and consistent release schedule.
  • There are around 350 warships in the game, which is three and a half times more than at the time of release in September 2015. All ships are modeled on real engineering drawings of the first half of the 20th century, while the creation of each of them takes from two to six man-months.
  • The player can collect rare collectible items, such as military orders, ship emblems or digitally processed photographs and all of the collectibles come with educational information. Upon completing their collections players earn special rewards.
  • Commanders are an integral part of the World of Warships. Like ships, they accumulate combat experience, which can be spent on training of particular commanding skills that either improve the combat characteristics of the ship or give new abilities.
  • Although historical accuracy plays a vital role in World of Warships, neither collections nor campaigns are always historical. There are no restrictions for developers’ creativity and they are clearly not afraid to add new and fun features in the game. The large-scale events during Halloween or April’s Fool became a tradition, very well received by the community. And while majority of players may enjoy this fun twist, others are still always given with the option of not displaying it.

Stay Safe - Workout and Recipes


Update 0.9.1 - Screenshots

Update 0.9.1 - Art

Update 0.9.0 - British Cruisers

Update 0.8.11 - Art

Update 0.8.11 - Screenshots

New European Line - Supertest

Update 0.8.10 - Art

Update 0.8.10 - Screenshots

Midway Movie - Assets

Update 0.8.9 - Italian Cruisers

Update 0.8.9 - Halloween Events

Update 0.8.8 - 4th Anniversary Art

Update 0.8.8 - New Port "Designer’s Table"

Update 0.8.8 - Premium Battleship Bismarck, Sam and Historical camouflages

Sam Camouflage

Historical Camouflage

Update 0.8.8 - Premium Destroyer Cossack, Sam and Historical camouflages

Sam Camouflage

Historical Camouflage

Update 0.8.8 - Premium Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal, Sam and Historical camouflages

Sam Camouflage

Historical camouflage

HLMS Friesland - Marinemuseum - September 2019

HLMS Friesland Reveal - September 2019

Southern Regional College - September 2019

Submarines - First Screenshots

Submarines Reveal - Renders




Submarine Reveal - USA & Germany Tech Trees

Submarines - First Artwork

Update 0.8.6. - French Destroyers Screenshots

Tier V – Jaguar

Premium Tier V – Siroco

Tier VI – Guepard

Tier VII – Vauquelin

Tier VIII – Le Fantasque

Tier IX – Mogador

Update 0.8.6. - French Destroyers Art

Update 0.8.6. - Marseille Port

Update 0.8.6. - New Crash Zone Alpha map

Update 0.8.6. - Greece Map Update

Italian Navy - Screenshots

Pan-European Fleet

Update 0.8.5. - Exclusive Ships & Premium Ship Benham

Update 0.8.5. - Rogue Wave Map & Port

Update 0.8.5. - Rogue Wave Key Art

Update 0.8.4 - Soviet Battleships

Update 0.8.4. - Dynamic Environments for Ports

Update 0.8.4. - New Map "Greece"

Update 0.8.4. - Soviet Hero Commander and Collection

Update 0.8.3 - Soviet Battleships Early Access, Azure Lane & Makoto Kobayashi Collaborations

Soviet Battleships

Bismark Music Video - Backstage Pictures

Update 0.8.2 - UK Aircraft Carriers & Space Games - Screenshots and Gif

Update 0.8.2 - UK Aircraft Carriers & Space Games - Key Art & Concept Art

Update 0.8.1 - British CVs Early Access


Update 0.8.0 - Aircraft Carriers Rework

Update 0.8.0 - Lunar New Year

About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Founded in 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms. Their flagship products include the massively popular free-to-play hit World of Tanks and the strategic naval action game World of Warships.

Wargaming focuses on external partnerships with established and indie developers across PC and console through the company’s third-party publishing unit, Wargaming Alliance. Wargaming Mobile, a unit dedicated to capitalizing on the mobile market, is actively forging new collaborations to deliver new and engaging on-the-go experiences.

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