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!
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. Overall, more than 500 people in Lesta Studio work on the game passionately and relentlessly dedicated to bring the best gaming experience to more than 38 million of players around the globe.
Since its release in September 2015, the game has drastically upgraded, with fresh content being introduced on regular basis with every patch.
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 game has four classes of ships: aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and battleships, with each representing a separate branch in the tree of development of a particular nation.
American and Japanese ships formed the backbone of the World of Warships fleet at the time of the game’s release almost three years ago. Today, the number of represented nations has increased to ten, and branches to twenty-one.
Within a single branch, ships of different epochs are represented: at the lower levels ships from the beginning of the 20th century and the times of the First World War are available, while after the VI level – ships of the 1930-40’s with more advanced technology come into play. The difference between them is obvious, which makes the process of progressing even more enthralling.
In battles, players earn experience and credits, which are needed to explore the branches of development and acquire new machinery for the existing ships.
The teams in WoWS consist of 7 to 12 people, depending on the type of battle. In total, there are five of them: a random battle (against other players), a cooperative battle (against bots), operations (advanced PvE mode) and two seasonal competitive modes – rank and clan battles.
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.