Lunar New Year in World of Warships

Lunar New Year in World of Warships
Lunar New Year in World of Warships

The first World of Warships update of 2023 celebrates the Year of the Rabbit, alongside U.S. hybrid battleships sailing into Early Access and the return of the Airship Escort battle type.

Wargaming, publisher and developer of the naval multiplayer free-to-play game World of Warships, is ringing in the new year with an abundance of new content in Update 12.0. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the game introduces the new celebratory "The Age of Sa Zhenbing" collection. January’s update also sees U.S. battleships making their way into Early Access and a temporary battle type returning to the game. On top of this, Japanese cruisers are entering the Tech Tree, another season of Ranked Battles is kicking off, and balance changes are being rolled out across the board.

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U.S. Hybrid Battleships Steam Into Early Access

Three new battleships of Tiers VIII–X are set to enter Early Access; these American hybrids, which have main battery artillery with a good reach and controllable squadrons of bombers, can be purchased as part of random and sequential bundles and are waiting for players at the end of the Warships Premium Battle Pass.

Three weeks after their introduction, a themed section of the Armory, as well as special groups of combat missions, will become accessible. Players will be rewarded with American Tokens for completing the missions, and these Tokens can be exchanged for camouflages, flags, bundles, Credits, XP and more! A special final reward awaits players at the end of this combat mission chain—Commander Statue of Liberty, equipped with her own unique voiceover.

Airship Escort

An improved version of the “Dirigible Derby” temporary battle type from Update 0.11.1—“Airship Escort”—pits ships against each other in a 12-versus-12 format and is open to ships of all types spanning Tiers VIII–X. The format sees each team escorting an indestructible airship along a fixed route, with the objective being to either beat the opposing team to the end of the route or destroy all of their ships in the process. Battles are fought on a large range of maps, including North, Trident, Shards, Estuary, and Islands of Ice, and they will test players’ prowess while providing them opportunities to earn a number of special achievements and Community Tokens within the game.

Japanese Cruisers and Ranked Battles

Closing out the first update of 2023, Japanese cruisers are entering the Tech Tree, offering good concealment and high-damage torpedoes. Another season of Ranked Battles is also set to make waves in the game, with a six-versus-six format for battleships, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers to get stuck into.

Collect China’s Commemorated Commander

Various in-game celebrations for Lunar New Year are getting underway as the first order of the update. The first of these is the addition of "The Age of Sa Zhenbing" collection, detailing the work of the legendary Chinese admiral. Players will be able to gather elements of the collection from designated containers to obtain several prizes, ranging from a day of a Warships Premium account to the Commander himself.

Players can obtain the containers that hold elements of this collection in various ways—by completing combat missions, obtaining daily random bundles, and purchasing them from the Armory or Premium Shop. To further enhance the Year of the Rabbit celebrations, the Mid-Autumn Festival permanent camouflages for Dunkerque, Prinz Eugen, Kaga, and Warspite have all been updated.

About World of Warships:

World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat PC game from Wargaming. With its massive fleet of iconic war vessels, including five different ship classes and a 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 a regular basis, providing 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 have been adapted to bring free massive naval battles to other platforms with World of Warships: Legends available on PlayStation and Xbox and World of Warships Blitz on iOS and Android mobile devices.

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