Spanish cruisers sail into Early Access, with the fifth wave of Azur Lane content, a wrap up of the Popeye collaboration benefitting FORCE BLUE, a new collection and European destroyers all await players in World of Warships’ July Update
Wargaming, the publisher and developer of the leading naval battle MMO World of Warships, is making a splash with plenty of new content for its July update. This drop sees a new fleet of Tier II-X Spanish cruisers come to Early Access, as well as some exciting updates on the game’s collaboration with iconic cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man and charity FORCE BLUE for World Ocean Month. Plus, this update also introduces the fifth wave of Azur Lane content, a new collection dedicated to a major battle from WWI with a Premium destroyer at the end and the new branch of European destroyers now fully available.
Spanish Cruisers in Early Access
Kicking off the update, World of Warships welcomes an entirely new branch of Spanish cruisers to the tech tree. Spanning Tier II to Tier X, this range features nine ships featuring good armor with main guns that have a long firing range and good damage per minute with the burst firing mode, as well as short range torpedoes. These ships can be acquired in a number of ways in Early Access, including Random Packs and through collecting consecutive sets. Alongside ships, these sets also offer plenty of themed Spanish content including a commemorative flag and special permanent camouflages for players to unlock.
This range of cruisers also has plenty of consumables to exploit in battle, with Hydroacoustic Search available for ships at Tier IV and above and defensive AA Fire for ships from Tier VI. Ships from Tier VII and upward also have Repair Team, Fighter and Spotter consumables at their disposal.
Popeye the Sailor Man closes out World Ocean Month
Following the launch of the collaboration with world-renowned IP character Popeye the Sailor Man for World Ocean Month, World of Warships is pleased to announce that the community has raised a grand total of $11.720 for ocean conservation and veteran rehabilitation charity FORCE BLUE. In addition to this, World of Warships donated $50,000 to the veteran support and ocean conservation charity, and were joined by key figures from the organisation for a World Ocean Day livestream on 8 June.
Following the conclusion of the collaboration, Jim Ritterhoff, co-founder and director of FORCE BLUE, said, “It was really phenomenal to work alongside World of Warships for World Ocean Month! The support we saw from the team was unbelievable, and the funds raised will help with the training and deployment of many more divers for our missions.”
World of Warships and FORCE BLUE plan to continue working in partnership to preserve the world’s ocean and help special operations veterans.
Azur Lane joins forces for the fifth time
This July update also sees the fifth wave of Azur Lane come to the game, bringing three new special Commanders to the game. Equipped with their own unique voice overs, Colorado, Cheshire and Prinz Heinrich join the ranks of the Azur Lane Commanders. Ready to sail into combat, they are able to take the helm of two new ships AL Cheshire and AL Prinz Heinrich. Plus, this collaboration introduces three new permanent camouflages to deck out Roon, Saint Louis, and Neptune ships.
Artillery, Somme, and more
Closing out Update 12.6’s content drop, a new branch of European destroyers are fully researchable. These ships utilise main guns with high explosive shells to do their damage, and see support in this effort with high-speed torpedoes as secondary weapons. Making these ships a go-to for combat, the highlight of this range is the combined use of Smoke Generator and Surveillance Radar consumables together for ships at and above Tier VIII.
Launching 24 July, the game sees a new collection “Battle of the Somme”, come to the game, themed after one of the largest battles from the First World War. Players can collect 60 different elements through both Containers and missions to unlock British Tier IX Premium destroyer Somme, as well as a unique camouflage and a Commander with 10 skill points.