World of Warships

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Changes to Test Ships – Closed Testing

Based on testing results, we’re applying changes to I-56, S-189, Álvaro de Bazán, Vallejo, Agano, Shimanto, and Tromp.


These changes will be implemented on the live server on Thursday, August 25:

Japanese submarine I-56, Tier VIII

  • Main battery reload time reduced: 2.25 to 1.8 s.

Soviet submarine S-189, Tier VIII

  • Range of acoustic homing torpedoes increased: 5 to 9 km.
  • Sonar ping maximum range increased: 5 to 9 km.
  • Sonar ping reload time increased: 8 to 9.5 s.

Spanish destroyer Álvaro de Bazán, Tier X

  • Main battery reload time reduced: 6.6 to 6.1 s.
  • Burst Fire reload time reduced: 30 to 28 s.
  • Torpedo reload time reduced: 95 to 90 s.

American cruiser Vallejo, Tier IX

  • Main battery reload time increased: 5.5 to 6.1 s.
  • Main battery firing range reduced: 16.7 to 15.7 km.

The following changes will be implemented on the live server with the release of Update 0.11.8:

Japanese cruisers Shimanto, Takahashi, and Yodo

  • Armor penetration capacity of HE shells increased: 25 to 30 mm.

Japanese cruiser Agano, Tier V

  • Added a Depth Charge Airstrike with similar stats to Furutaka’s.

Japanese cruiser Shimanto, Tier VIII

  • Sigma value reduced: 2.05 to 2

Dutch destroyer Tromp, Tier X

  • Minimum HE Bomb Airstrike drop distance increased: 1 to 1.5 km.

Please note that all information in the development blog is preliminary. Announced adjustments and features may change multiple times during testing. The final information will be published on our game's website.