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. 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.



Update 0.9.9 - Screenshots & Renders

Update 0.9.9 - Key Art

Transformers - Screenshots

Transformers - Artwork

Artwork - WOWS Podcast

Update 0.9.8 - Munchen

Update 0.9.8 - Screenshots

Update 0.9.8 - Key Art

Inked4Wows - Tattoo Contest Collages

Inked4Wows - Tattoo Contest Top 20

Inked4Wows - Tattoo Contest

Update 0.9.7 - Assets

Transformers Partnership

Azur Lane - Renders

Azur Lane - Key Art

Azur Lane - Screenshots

Update 0.9.6 - Screenshots

Update 0.9.6 - Artwork

Update 0.9.6 - Infographics

Hololive Collaboration - Artwork

Warhammer Collaboration - Screenshots and Renders

Warhammer Collaboration - Key Art

Warhammer Collaboration - Flat, Patches and Containers

Update 0.9.5 - Screenshots

Update 0.9.5 - Hamburg Dockyard

Update 0.9.5 - Artwork

Screenshots - World of Warships

Screenshots - France

Screenshots - Germany

Screenshots - Soviet

Screenshot - US

Renders - World of Warships

Artwork - World of Warships

Artwork with Logo - World of Warships


Submarine Battles - Screenshots

Submarine Battles - Logos

Renders - Warhammer 40,000

Logos - Warhammer 40,000

Virtual Navy Parade

Update 0.9.3 - European Destroyers

Update 0.9.2 - European Cruiser Gryf

Stay Safe - Workout and Recipes

Update 0.9.2 - Swedish destroyers - Screenshots

Update 0.9.2 - Swedish destroyers - 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 World of Warships

World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat PC game from Wargaming. With its massive fleet of most iconic war vessels, including four different ship classes and strategically designed environment, World of Warships provides the ultimate naval warfare gaming experience, suitable for everyone. Thanks to its largest collection of historically accurate ships available to play, World of Warships prides itself as a digital ship museum and a focal point for naval history enthusiasts.
New thematic content and innovative game modes are being added on regular basis, providing a diverse and exciting gameplay to its broad player base.

One franchise – multiple platforms
After the successful launch of World of Warships on PC, its unique gameplay and design has been adapted to bring free massive naval battles to other platforms with World of Warships: Legends available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and World of Warships Blitz on iOS and Android mobile devices.

About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 4500+ employees and offices spread all over the world. 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.
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