Not so long ago, the Saipan was announced as an upcoming premium aircraft carrier, but it wasn’t revealed exactly how she’d be introduced into the game, since WG has been worried about bad players buying one and bringing down the team.
Now we know at least one way people will get her: through a competition. Right now on the NA forums, there’s a competition going on with the top reward being the Saipan. Basically, you have to get the highest base XP in a Random Battles match in a Tier 4 aircraft carrier in order to win, and this is available only on the NA server – from 4pm PST Friday to 4pm PST Sunday. That’s a bit of a small window to get her, but it’s worth a try. Here are the prizes:
1st Place – 1 Saipan Carrier (Upon release), 1 Port Slot, and 14 Days Premium
2nd Place – 3000 Doubloons, 1 Port Slot, and 14 Days Premium
3rd Place – 2000 Doubloons, 1 Port Slot, 7 Days Premium
4th Place – 1500 Doubloons, 1 Port Slot, 7 Days Premium
5th Place – 1000 Doubloons, 1 Port Slot, 7 Days Premium
5th – 25th Place: 500 Doubloons, 1 Port Slot, 3 Days Premium
If you decide to take part, then good luck!