World of Warships

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Greetings, Captains! 

Welcome to the Update 12.11 Closed Test DevBlog. This update will kick off the holiday season in grand fashion – let’s look at some of the upcoming activities and content that we have prepared for you! 


Daily Login Rewards

As part of our holiday celebrations, the daily login rewards have been enhanced with some extra prizes, such as additional Super—Āontainers and even Santa’s Gift containers!


  • You will be able to claim in total 4 Santa's Gift containers – 2 of them in the first 3 days!
  • Supercontainers await you on Days 8, 16, and 24.
  • 3x days of World of Warships Premium Time.
  • And many more delightful gifts! 

Additionally, you'll be able to collect a sleighful of presents through a variety of other sources. For example:

  • 1x Santa's Gift container upon entering the Armory.
  • 5x Santa's Gift containers will await you in the free daily random bundles.
  • 2x Santa's Gift containers in our portal activities.
  • 1x Santa's Big Gift container for finishing 4 out 5 Twitch Drops missions!

Battle Performance Bonuses

As tradition has it in our game for the past few years, you will be able to collect your battle performance bonuses by reaching Base XP thresholds in battle aboard your different ships. There are some slight changes from last year to better scale rewards per ship Tier, but with the goal of keeping the overall rewards at the same level: 

  • Players will continue to earn Coal from snowflakes in Tier V-VII ships: 
    • Tier V ships will reward 700 Coal 
    • Tier VI ships will reward 750 Coal 
    • Tier VII ships will reward 800 Coal 
  • Tiers VIII and IX ships will reward Steel. 
    • Tier VIII ships will reward 70 Steel. 
    • Tier IX ships will reward 80 Steel. 
  • As last year, Tier X ships will reward a Santa Certificate each, exchangeable for Santa’s Gifts. 
  • Superships will reward 200 Steel this year instead of Research Points. 

Don't forget, players with many ships in Port can collect multiple combat performance bonuses when earning enough base XP in battle, as in the previous Anniversary event.

Rewards for certificates

Santa Certificate is a temporary resource that can be exchanged in Update 12.11 for:

  • 1x Santa's Gift container for 1 Santa Certificate.
  • 1x Santa's Big Gift container for 3 Santa Certificates.
  • 1x Santa's Mega Gift container for 5 Santa Certificates.
  • 1x Flags Premium container for 20 Santa Certificates (limit: 3).
  • 375,000 Credits for 1 Santa Certificate.

Santa City is back!

To commemorate the holiday season, the Fjords port will once again be bedecked in holiday decorations and turn into Santa City!

Holidays in Santa City 

During the last Updates, you were able to set sail on the Voyage to the North Pole to get a head start on the holiday festivities, earning prizes such as Black Friday 2023 containers and VIII Dmitry Pozharsky as a final reward for free. With the release of Update 12.11, your journey will lead you to our festive port, Santa City, filled with opportunities for yet more prizes.

For the occasion of our New Year Update, this event will be taking the place of the Battle Pass. Holidays in Santa City will contain 20 stages, with post-progression available. We wanted to make it easier for our players to reach the main reward in this activity - the new VII Scharnhorst '43 at stage 10.

Compared to last year's Dockyard, it will be easier for players to reach this free premium ship. Since the missions for this event are based on scoring Base XP, this allows you to play the game in the way you want and still allows the majority of players to claim this reward. Play 2-3 battles per day and you will be able to get this ship within 5-6 days!

Aside from Scharnhorst '43, you can earn rewards such as days of WoWs Premium account, a festive commander with unique voice-over, New Year permanent camouflages for Tier VIII and IX ships, Merry Christmas and Flickering Sparkles commemorative flags, Coal and Steel, and a total of 23 Santa’s Gift containers of all sizes, with 3 Santa's Mega Gift containers being the final prize. These rewards should provide you with interesting resources and the chance to get additional premium ships from our Santa's Gift containers!

Additionally, players can unlock the paid progression line for Doubloons that will earn additional Santa Certificates, two new historical commanders, the North Cape commemorative flag, more New Year permanent camouflages, Coal, and the new VII Stord '43 as the final reward. 

For those of you who want to get the most out of this period of the year, we decided to provide you with Santa Certificates as post-progression rewards for the both free & paid part of the event.

Both daily and weekly missions will be available for players to earn points and progress through stages.


All missions can be completed over any number of battles. 

There will be three levels of daily missions to complete: 

  • Simple: Earn 250 base XP in any battle type to receive 10 points.
  • Moderate: Earn 1,500 base XP in any battle type to receive 10 points.
  • Difficult: Earn 2,000 base XP in any battle type to receive 1 point. May be completed 5 times per day. 

There will be one weekly mission: 

  • Earn 2,000 base XP in any battle type to receive 2 points. May be completed 10 times per week. 

In total, you will be able to earn 175 points from daily missions and 20 points from the weekly mission each week. The event will last for 5 weeks.

25 more points can be earned in special missions & activities throughout the Update. 

In total, 1,000 points will be available to earn, and you need only 500 points to obtain all main rewards.

Total cost in points Stage Free progression line   Stage Paid progression line
  0   0

New Year permanent camouflage for Tier VIII ships 

*the reward for unlocking the paid track

10 1 1x Day of WoWs Premium Account 1 1x Santa certificate
20 2 Commander Aurora Di Natale with 6 skill points 2 New Year permanent camouflage for Tier VIII ships
30 3 3x Santa's Gift container 3 1x Santa certificate
40 4 New Year permanent camouflage for Tier VIII ships 4 1x Santa certificate
50 5 Merry Christmas commemorative flag 5 Commander Bruce Fraser with 10 skill points
65 6 3x Santa's Gift container 6 1x Santa certificate
80 7 3x Days of WoWs Premium Account 7 New Year permanent camouflage for Tier IX ships
95 8 New Year permanent camouflage for Tier VIII ships 8 4000 Coal
110 9 3x Santa's Gift container 9 1x Santa certificate
125 10 VII Scharnhorst '43 and a Port slot 10 North Cape commemorative flag
155 11 New Year permanent camouflage for Tier IX ships 11 1x Santa certificate
185 12 1x Santa's Big Gift container 12 New Year permanent camouflage for Tier IX ships
215 13 12000 Coal 13 4000 Coal
245 14 3x Santa's Gift container 14 1x Santa certificate
275 15 Flickering Sparkles commemorative flag 15 Commander Erich Bey with 10 skill points
320 16 1x Santa's Big Gift container 16 x1 Santa certificate
365 17 3x Santa's Gift container 17 x1 Santa certificate
410 18 1200 Steel 18 4000 Coal
455 19 3x Santa's Big Gift container 19 x1 Santa certificate
500 20 3x Santa's Mega Gift container 20 VII Stord '43 and a Port slot
Post-progression 21+ 1x Santa certificate 21+ 1x Santa certificate

Changes to Santa’s Gift Containers

Don’t panic! Santa’s Gift containers will remain mostly unchanged, but with an improvement that we hope you will be excited about – an updated, shortened ship drop list. Last year's containers had a ship list featuring 174 ships in total - this time, instead of just adding the new ships released over the last year, we have also removed over 40 older ships to make it easier for you to obtain your desired ships.

A total of 43 older ships have been removed from the drop list - all of which are available for direct purchase in the Armory. In their stead, 19 newer additions to the game have been added. These include some sought-after prizes such as X Brisbane, IX Jäger, VIII Colossus, VIII Almirante Grau, and VII West Virginia '44.

See the tables below for a full list of changes:

 Removed ships
X Moskva
X Khabarovsk
IX Black
VII Flint
X Marceau
X Hayate
X Yoshino
IX Neustrashimy
X Salem
X Grosser Kurfürst
VIII Alabama
IX Pommern
VIII Mainz
VIII Cossack
VIII Prinz Eugen
VIII Le Terrible
VIII Loyang
VIII Gascogne
VIII Vanguard
VIII Irian
IX Marco Polo
VIII Saipan
IX Azuma
VIII Graf Zeppelin
IX Groningen
VIII Belfast '43
V Kirov
VI Arizona
V Texas
VI Warspite
VI Anshan
VII Atlanta
V Murmansk
VI Huanghe
V Marblehead
V Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya
VI Duca d'Aosta
VII Sims
VI Aigle
VII Indianapolis


 Added ships
VII Tashkent '39
X Tromp
X Brisbane
VIII Colossus
IX Jäger
VIII Almirante Grau
IX Velos
VIII Alliance
IX Sun Yat-Sen
IX Halford
VIII Numancia
VIII Nottingham
IX Karl XIV Johan
IX Scarlet Thunder
VIII Schill
VII Tokachi
VII West Virginia '44
VI Dupleix
VI Leipzig


All other aspects of Santa's containers, such as drop rates for each category, will remain the same as last year. 

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.