The new season of Ranked Battles has been officially announced, along with the specifics of this season: rules, rewards, and so on. The start date is October 1st, and there are two tier groups: the first, from rank 23 up to rank 16, for T6, the second then on being T8.
Unlike previous seasons, it’s not 5/6 and 7/8, only those two tiers in their own leagues. The last “safe” rank you can’t go back from is rank 12, and bonus stars for going up a rank stop with rank 10. Just like last season, if you’re the top player on your (losing) team you do not lose a star. Unfortunately, it seems that even if you’re a stellar player, it’ll still be a painful grind all the way up to rank 1 unless you’ve got godlike luck.
There are two new flags to get, as well: the Jolly Roger 3, and this season’s exclusive flag, that of Wilhelmshaven:
Sources: EU News Portal, RU News Portal
Today is Talk Like a Pirate day, and the devs went so far as to get Jon St. John, the famous voice actor for Duke Nukem, to do a pirate voiceover for the in-battle announcer. It’s just a little bit of fun, and for just one day, there’s a simple mission to get a pirate flag. Not the Ranked flag, mind you, but a different, not as special one – but still cool looking.
The code for the High School Fleet collaboration flag has been released, and it works – but only on ASIA. Maybe it’ll come to the other servers soon enough, too! Or maybe we’ll have to wait until the official start of the event. Either way, it’s good that WG is throwing ASIA a bone of sorts, even if it isn’t like the magical incoming-increasing flag that NA got.
This month marks the first birthday of World of Warships, and it’s only natural, of course, that there’s going to be some special events to mark the occasion. There are a few things happening, and they’re generally the same across all servers; the information I’m sharing here is from the NA server specifically.
First, there are some secret achievements to unlock, though no rewards are known. You can also get a commemorative flag and “Dragon” signal flags that give +333% Commander XP by playing one battle from the 16th-19th. Finally, you can get some more of those signal flags if you meet any of the following requirements on the 16th:
500 battles: you’ll get 50x “Dragon” Consumable Flags +50 for each tier X you own.
1,000 battles: you’ll get 100x “Dragon” Consumable Flags +50 for each tier X you own.
2,000 battles: you’ll get 150x “Dragon” Consumable Flags +50 for each tier X you own.
3,000 battles: you’ll get 200x “Dragon” Consumable Flags +50 for each tier X you own.
4,000 battles: you’ll get 250x “Dragon” Consumable Flags +50 for each tier X you own.
5,000 battles: you’ll get 300x “Dragon” Consumable Flags +50 for each tier X you own.
6,000 battles: you’ll get 350x “Dragon” Consumable Flags +50 for each tier X you own.
7,000 battles: you’ll get 400x “Dragon” Consumable Flags +50 for each tier X you own.
8,000 battles, you’ll get 450x “Dragon” Consumable Flags +50 for each tier X you own.
Not too bad for an anniversary special; definitely miles better than the Wargaming anniversary event.
Way back when, a special Taiwanese commemorative flag was added to the game, hidden in the files and not really doing much. Now, only on the ASIA server, there’s an incredibly easy mission which gives you the flag once you’ve completed it.
Really, all you need to do is play a tier 2 or higher ship and win a match. Simple, unless the universe decides to hate you all of a sudden.
If you’re on the EU server, you can now buy Scharnhorst! I don’t know why exactly there was a delay between EU and NA – or why NA got it first to begin with – but that’s in the past now.
You can buy her bundled or on her own, and the biggest bundle also includes this fancy commemorative flag:
She’s a very fun ship, but also very punishing if you don’t play her properly. Scharnhorst isn’t really a battleship like the regular ones in game; treat her more like a cruiser and go after enemy cruisers. She can tank quite a lot of damage if you angle her right, though, so don’t forget about your armour.
There are a few relatively easy missions on the NA server, and after completing all of them, you get a special commemorative flag dedicated to the Summer Olympics.
The missions all require you to get top XP on your team in either PvP or PvE, in each of the four ship classes. It’s nothing really special, but these missions aren’t too hard and you get a free commemorative flag out of it to hang on your ships, so it’s worth it – if you’re playing on the NA server, that is.