World of Warships Bring Submarines to Ranked Battles

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Ranked Battles in World of Warships are about to get even more exciting. That’s because submarines are finally joining the fight. This new type arrives in the game courtesy of Update 0.10.7.

For those who have been with the game for quite some time, submarines were first revealed back in 2019. Since then, it has gone through a lot of tests. This is not surprising as this is a common practice when adding new content.

However, submarines won’t be available for Random Battles. That’s because the tests are actually not yet finished. The development team revealed that before this type is introduced to Random Battles, it has to be tested properly and doing it through a special game mode or standalone server won’t be enough. Ranked Battles were selected as it was the nearest mode similar to Random Battles. In addition, players can also try out submarines through co-op Battles.

Here are some of the things players need to keep in mind when it comes to Ranked Battles:

  • Each team is allowed a maximum of two submarines.
  • Submarines are rented out free of charge through random bundles available from the Armory.
    • This is to prevent long queues from forming in the game’s matchmaker.
  • ​Commanders get a fifth skill tree for submarines.
    • Some skills of other ship types get additional effects, which are designed to counter submarines.

Rotterdam Dockyard

With the new update, players can now head over to the Rotterdam Dockyard and build the VIII De Zeven Provinciën. This one has eight dual-purpose 152-mm guns housed in its four turrets. The ship comes equipped with Airstrike armament and gives access to both Repair Party and Engine Boost consumables. The ship also has a high rate of fire and a medium firing range.

Dutch Cruisers

Players should be happy to know that Early Access to Dutch cruisers is still ongoing. With this, there’s a new chain of combat missions added to the game. The first chain will be available next week with the next chains to be unlocked on each subsequent week.

You can read the complete patch notes here.

World of Warships was first released on PC in 2015. Versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were later launched in 2019. It was then made available on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 in April this year.

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