World of Warships: Latest Update Introduces New "Cool Off Period" Mechanic

World of Warships Update 12.5 Wargaming Studios

Have you ever encountered a situation in World of Warships where you are one ship away from getting a particular achievement only for the match to end so suddenly? Well, this is what Wargaming Studios addressed in Update 12.5 with a new mechanic which the company calls the "Cool Off Period."

What Is It?

In Update 12.5, whenever a battle concludes, the game won't immediately transition to the post-battle screen. Instead, a message appears telling you the outcome of the match. But aside from that, you now have a few seconds to do whatever you want, such as firing at your opponents, destroying ships, and even earning some achievements while you're at it. Doing these will not affect the outcome of the battle, but they will be taken into account in the final results.

According to the company, the Cool Off Period is a means of avoiding situations where battles end too abruptly, which often leaves you with no time to finish whatever you were doing before the game ends.

Other Improvements

This patch also implemented other noteworthy improvements. Matchmaking for battles that contain only Tier I to Tier V ships will now be assembled faster. That's because the matchmaker restrictions will be eased sooner, prompting the system to fill the remaining slots with bots to expedite the process.

To give you more of a challenge in the Training Room, the AI has been tweaked in that it will now take up more advantageous positions on the map. Additionally, the AI is less likely to make stupid decisions in battle like rushing into close combat.

Game Balancing Changes

  • Smoke Generator Modification 1 Upgrade
    • Bonus to this consumable action time reduced from 30% to 20%.
    • Removed –5% penalty to smoke screen dispersion time.
    • These upgrades are now available for Tier V–X ships that use the Exhaust Smoke Generator consumable.
  • X-Ray Papa Unaone Signal
    • Bonus to Smoke Generator consumable action time reduced from +15% to +10%.
    • Crawling Smoke Generator consumable action time increased from 90 to 102 seconds.
    • Note: The Smoke Generator Modification 1 upgrade will be available for Italian ships with the Exhaust Smoke Generator consumable. The previous parameters of this upgrade, as well as the X-Ray Papa Unaone signal, gave Italian ships a significant advantage, which is why these parameters have been changed.
  • Italy
    • VI Leone
      • The number of Smoke Generator consumable charges has been increased from 2 to 3.
      • Reload time of the ship's torpedo tubes has been reduced from 60 to 50 seconds.
    • VII FR25
      • Main battery reload time reduced from 6.6 to 5.8 seconds.
      • Torpedo range increased from 6 to 7 km.
  • Commonwealth
    • IX Hector
      • Torpedo range increased from 10 to 12 km.
      • The wide torpedo launching angle has been replaced with a narrow one.
      • The recovery of citadel damage HP has received a significant boost—from 10% to 50%.
  • Pan-Asia
    • VIII Siliwangi
      • The number of depth charges released per one armament charge has been increased from 2 to 10.
      • Main battery gun 180-degree traverse time reduced from 18.6 to 9 seconds.

World of Warships Update 12.5 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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