World of Warships Blitz: Update 5.2 Brings Changes to the Airstrike Mechanic

Update 5.2
Update 5.2 Wargaming Studios

In the previous update for World of Warships Blitz, developer Wargaming Studios introduced airstrikes that allow players to quickly dispatch enemies via bomber drops. In the latest Update 5.2, they’ve implemented certain changes to the mechanic.

For one, upgrading the Airstrike mechanic now requires Dive Bomber blueprints. The upgrade increases the Airstrike Bomber’s HP and damage.

In addition, airstrikes now have four clear steps in the mechanic once the squadron has been activated. First, the squadrons appear 2.5 seconds after the command is initiated. They do not take anti-air damage at this time.

Second, squadrons fly five seconds after. During this time, they are prone to anti-air damage, so enemies that have potent defenses can eliminate them.

Third, once the squadrons reach the target area, they will begin dropping bombs. It takes 2.5 seconds for the bombs to hit the surface. They are still vulnerable when they initiate their attack.

And lastly, once the squadrons are finished with the task, they will fly high into the sky and disappear. At this point, enemy anti-air defenses can no longer target them, even if they’re still within range.

Update Highlights

Airstrike Equipment
  • For Tier VII and higher Dutch cruisers, a new piece of equipment has been added: Airstrike Modification I. This reduces the Airstrike cooldown time by 5%
Airstrike Commander Skill
  • A brand-new Legendary Commander features “The Flying Dutchman” unique skill, which can slightly increase the Airstrike squadron's flight speed
Daily Container Multi-Opening
  • Players can now select the number of each daily container to open and can open up to 10 at a time
Other Additions
  • Added the Spanish nation to the Ship Filter
  • Increased the maximum limit of Ship Slots from 400 to 500
  • Added Battle Honor missions for ships Cross of Dorn and Ship Smasha
  • German Tier VI destroyer Ernst Gaede
    • Changed main battery caliber from 150 to 128 mm
    • Main battery HE damage adjusted from 380 to 290
    • Main battery AP damage adjusted from 550 to 450
  • German Tier IX battleship Friedrich der Große and Black Friedrich der Große
    • Changed main battery caliber from 406 to 420 mm
    • Main battery HE damage adjusted from 880 to 940
    • Main battery AP damage adjusted from 1,650 to 1,740
  • German Tier X battleship Großer Kurfürst
    • Changed main battery caliber from 420 to 457 mm
    • Main battery AP damage adjusted from 1,780 to 1,880
    • Main battery AP shell initial penetration power adjusted from 483 to 502

World of Warships Blitz Update 5.2 is available on Android and iOS.

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