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New Year celebration, Dockyard, Brawls, and other features — 0.11.11 Closed testing

We’ve prepared a bunch of fun activities and interesting rewards to celebrate the New Year! Let's talk about the main novelties of the upcoming Update.



In Update 0.11.11, the construction of the new German Tier IX cruiser Admiral Schröder will begin at the Dockyard.

Event rules:

  • The construction consists of 30 phases
  • Construction phases can be completed by progressing through Dockyard combat missions or by purchasing them for 1,750 Doubloons each
  • The combat missions can be completed through Update 0.11.11, plus the first two weeks of Update 0.12.0, while the Dockyard itself will remain available until the release of Update 0.12.1.
  • In total, you can progress through 26 out of 30 construction phases by completing combat missions
  • The reward for reaching phase 19 will be the British Tier VII battleship Renown '44

You will still be able to complete the Dockyard combat missions even if you complete the construction of Admiral Schröder with the help of Doubloons. However, instead of construction phases, you will receive 250 Steel for each phase.

Carol Clash

One of the main New Year's features will be the Carol Clash temporary event. In this event, two teams of Santas from the North and South Poles compete to deliver gifts as quickly as possible.

Carol Clash is similar to events such as New Year's Night and Industry Titans.

You have to choose which team you want to be a part of and join the race. At the finish line, each team will give you a New Year's reward - one of the two themed commanders and one of the two permanent camouflages "Silver Swirls" for Halland or Conqueror. The first time you receive an reward from either of the two teams, you will also receive the Carol Clash achievement.

For participating in the event, you will be able to earn Frosty Tokens, which can be exchanged for New Year commanders, containers with permanent camouflages, and various other items.

In honor of the New Year, the following items were added to the game:

  • Themed commanders with unique voice acting - Papá Noel for Spanish ships, Papá Noel for Pan-American ships, Pirate Santa for Commonwealth ships, Scrooge Nicholson for British ships
  • "Frosty Night" Commemorative flag
  • "Festive Finery" container with permanent economic bonuses for Tier V-VIII ships and permanent camouflages

Festive Rewards

In Update 0.11.11, players will receive traditional New Year rewards for battle results on all their ships, starting from Tier V. Just like during the World of Warships 7th Anniversary celebrations, players with 100 or more ships in their Port will be able to receive multiple rewards in one battle!

Depending on the Tier of the ship, players will receive various gifts:

  • Tier V-VII ships - 750 Coal;
  • Tier VIII-IX ships - 75 Steel;
  • Tier X ships - 1 New Year Certificate;
  • Superships - 500 research points.

New Year Certificates are a temporary resource that can be exchanged in Update 0.11.11 for 375,000 credits or for any of the three types of Santa’s Gift containers:

  • Santa's Gift container - 1 New Year certificate;
  • Santa’s Big Gift container - 3 New Year certificates;
  • Santa's Mega Gift container - 5 New Year certificates. 

In honor of the celebration, the "Fjords" port was decorated and the appearance of the "Santa’s Gift" containers was updated.


For Brawls in Update 0.11.11, we updated the available maps, improved the balance of divisions, and returned them to this type of battle. Players can expect 5 separate Brawls in the following formats:

  • First Brawl - December 12-19: 
    • 5v5 on Tier VII ships. A team can have no more than three battleships, five cruisers and three destroyers. You can participate in the Division.
  • Second Brawl - December 19-26:
    • 1v1 on Tier VIII battleships.
  • Third Brawl - December 26 - January 2:
    • 1v1 on Tier IX cruisers.
  • Fourth Brawl - January 2-9:
    • 5v5 on Tier X cruisers. You can participate in the Division.
  • Fifth Brawl - January 9-16:
    • 1v1 on Tier X aircraft carriers.

Bounty Event

From time to time, we hold special game activities in which players need to hunt down volunteers or contributors in battle.

Starting with Update 0.11.11, data about these activities will be displayed in the game client while they’re active. In battle, a Bounty player can be identified by a special icon in the form of a target. Aircraft carriers and submarines cannot be a Bounty.

More players will now be able to take on the role of a Bounty - during the announcement of a new event, it will be possible to apply on our portal and be among the randomly selected participants. These players will receive a special Bounty mission and will be able to earn rewards for completing it, and those who sink a Bounty in battle will receive a commemorative "Search and Destroy" achievement in addition to valuable rewards. The conditions of Bounty missions may change from event to event.

Tutorial tasks for new players

In the Waterline at the beginning of the year, we told you that we were working on training tasks for new players. In update 0.11.11 we are adding "Introductory Missions" in a test format. They will allow beginners to master the basic principles of the game. These tasks are accompanied by hints and consistently pay attention to various game mechanics, and for their completion the player will receive a small reward. The tasks will be available to players who have fought no more than 300 battles, and in order to complete them, they will need not only to prove themselves in battle, but also to perform certain actions in the port.

Map Changes

At the beginning of a battle, the distribution of ships on the flanks and in the center of the map will become more even between teams. Submarines will spawn closer to the opposite side of the map and more often on the flanks.

Adding and editing content

Added to the game:

  • "For Meritorious Service" and "Pioneer" patches.
  • "Pioneer" expendable camouflage.

The "Supertest" and "Deserved ST" camouflages have been updated.

The portraits of the standard Italian commanders have been updated, and several new ones have been added. 

Due to the separation of visual elements and economic bonuses, the contents of the "Christmas and New Year in the Navy" container have been updated - economic signals have been replaced with consumable economic bonuses, the amount of free experience in the container has increased, and the "New Year Sky" expendable camouflage has been removed.

40 new ships have been added to the "Santa’s Gift", "Santa’s Big Gift" and "Santa’s Mega Gift" containers.

 Ship list
Tier V–VII ship Tier VIII–IX ship Tier X ship or a rare ship
K. Schönberg Rochester Fujin
FR25 San Diego Kamikaze
Huron Hampshire Kamikaze R
Toulon Tulsa Gremyashchy
Maya Carnot Black
Rio de Janeiro Dalian F. Sherman
Repulse Brandenburg Khabarovsk
Collingwood Anhalt Álvaro de Bazán
Novorossiysk Kearsarge Anchorage
Béarn Giuseppe Verdi Giulio Cesare
  Iwami Odin
  Hornet Hizen
  Aquila G. Kurfürst
  Chkalov Malta

The contents of the "Supercontainer" have been updated: the ship "Imperator Nikolai I" has been removed and 22 new ships have been added .

Ship list
Tier V–VII ship Tier VIII–IX ship Tier X ship or a rare ship
Huron San Diego Kamikaze R
Toulon Hampshire Black
Rio de Janeiro Anhalt F. Sherman
Collingwood Iwami Khabarovsk
Novorossiysk Aquila Álvaro de Bazán
  I-56 Anchorage
  S-189 Odin
    G. Kurfürst

The contents of containers and special containers "Premium ship V", "Premium ship VI", "Premium ship VII", "Premium ship VIII", and "Premium ship IX" have been updated accordingly.

Updated the appearance of the following flags: Developer, The First Season, Restless Fire, Clash of the Elements Participant, Collector, Navy Day, Santa Claus Legion, Secret Santa 2019, World of Warships: Legends, EAT PLAY TALK 2020, EAT PLAY TALK 2021, Third Game Anniversary, Fourth Game Anniversary, Fifth Game Anniversary, and Sixth Game Anniversary.

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.