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Maintenance start date and time: May 30 2018 09:00:00 UTC
Expected maintenance end date and time: May 30 2018 11:00:00 UTC
Actual maintenance end date and time: Unknown

Notable Information

  • Royal Navy Cruiser line
  • New port(Tier V or higher U.K. cruiser required)
  • Daily containers will be updated to blueprint containers, Able to select blueprints for a ship-class.
  • buffed: Air Defense Alert, Precise Aiming System, and Sonar
  • ships re-balanced.
  • Various other changes are incoming, such as activity hub, visual map improvements,

U.K. Cruisers

  • The Royal Navy Tech Tree is expanding with 10 new ships! These light cruisers have great mobility and lose less speed while turning compared to other cruisers.
  • You can only fire AP shells from the main guns. When using the narrow launch mode, you can only launch a single torpedo.
RN Cruisers
Tier I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X
Ships Blackswan Weymouth Caledon Danae Emerald Leander Fiji Edinburgh Neptune Minotaur

New Port: London

Own a Tier V U.K. cruiser or higher to unlock the stunning London port!

Modified: Daily Containers

  • The daily containers have been changed to blueprint containers, each containing blueprints for a specific ship type:
Gunboat Blueprint Container Drops blueprints for battleships, cruisers, and destroyers equipped with guns.
Torpedo Ship Blueprint Container Drops blueprints for destroyers and cruisers equipped with torpedo tubes.
Aircraft Carrier Blueprint Container Drops blueprints for aircraft carriers.
  • Once a container is unlocked, you can choose which one to open. Choose wisely!
  • Each container will drop two random blueprints for the selected type of ship.
  • Containers are unlocked by collecting XP from battles. You can now collect 4 containers from the XP progress bar per day.
  • Advanced and Elite Challenges also rewarded with an additional container per challenge, which means up to 4 extra containers per day.
  • Keep your eye on events such as Victory Blitz, which might have containers with rewards as well!
  • Blueprints will still drop from battles as well.

Activity Hub

Whenever a new event is going on,the activity hub contains an overview of everything you need to know!

Ship Skill Balancing

Changes Old New
Air Defense Alert I Large Caliber AA Damage Increased 50% 65%
Small Caliber AA Damage Increased 25% 50%
Air Defense Alert II Small Caliber AA Damage Increased 25% 50%
Sonar Sonar cooldown time Reduced 120 sec 105 sec
Precise Aiming System Precise Aiming System now affects all guns, instead of only main guns.

Ship Balancing

Single Torpedo Launch System

Ships with a single torpedo launch system have a 0.33 second time interval between launching each torpedo in single launch mode.

Destroyers

Changes Old New
Mutsuki Torpedo Reload Time increased 50 sec 54.6 sec
Fubuki Torpedo Reload Time increased 50 sec 54.6 sec
Surface Detection increased 6.18 km 6.3 km
Akatsuki Torpedo Reload Time increased 50 sec 54.6 sec
Surface Detection increased 5.88 km 6.24 km
Farragut Torpedo Damage increased 2,600 2,700
Sims Torpedo Speed increased 51.4 knots 54.2 knots
Storozhevoi Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed decreased 18 deg/sec 15 deg/sec
Derzki Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed decreased 20 deg/sec 18 deg/sec

Podvoisky
Gnevny
Minsk
Tashkent

Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed increased 18 deg/sec 20 deg/sec
Anshan Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed increased 20 deg/sec 25 deg/sec

Cruisers

Changes Old New
Yubari Torpedo Reload Time increased 40 sec 42 sec
Aoba Main Battery Reload Time decreased 11 sec 10 sec
Myoko Torpedo Reload Time increased 48.8 sec 53.8 sec
Torpedo Range increased 7.5 km 7.8 km
Takao Torpedo Reload Time increased 58.5 sec 64.5 sec
Torpedo Range increased 7.5 km 7.8 km
Ibuki Torpedo Reload Time increased 60 sec 67.5 sec
Zao Torpedo Reload Time increased 70 sec 78.8 sec
Phoenix Torpedo Damage increased 2,400 2,600
Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed increased 15 deg/sec 18 deg/sec
Torpedo Speed increased 55.6 knots 58.4 knots
Omaha

Marblehead

Torpedo Damage increased 2,600 2,700
Karlsruhe Torpedo Damage increased 2,300 2,500
Torpedo Speed increased 56.9 knots 59.7 knots

Kirov
Budyonny
Shchors
Chapayev

Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed increased 18 deg/sec 20 deg/sec
Huanghe Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed increased 20 deg/sec 25 deg/sec
Main Battery Reload Time decreased 7 sec 6 sec
Main Battery AP Shell Damage decreased 500 480

Battleships

Changes Old New
Kawachi Torpedo Damage Reduction increased 10.5% 12%
Yamato 22.5% 27%
South Carolina 10.5% 12%
New York 12% 13.5%

Aircraft Carriers

Changes Old New
All Japanese Aircraft Torpedo Speeds decreased 63.9 knots 59.7 knots
All U.S. Aircraft 61.1 knots 56.9 knots
Hiryu

Shokaku

Dive Bomber Preparation Time increased 4.2 sec 4.4 sec
Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time increased 3.7 sec 4.5 sec
Taiho Dive Bomber Preparation Time increased 4.5 sec 4.8 sec
Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time increased 4.4 sec 5.1 sec
Hakuryu Dive Bomber Preparation Time increased 4.5 sec 4.8 sec
Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time increased 4.4 sec 4.8 sec
Ranger Bomb Dispersion decreased -6%
Seaplane Fighter Dogfight Efficiency increased 50% 55%
Lexington Bomb Dispersion decreased -6%
Bomb Penetration Power increased +5%
Dive Bomber Preparation Time increased 3.4 sec 3.9 sec
Essex Bomb Penetration Power +5%
Dive Bomber Preparation Time increased 4.2 sec 4.7 sec
Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time increased 4.4 sec 5.2 sec
Midway Bomb Penetration Power increased +5%
Dive Bomber Preparation Time increased 4.4 sec 5.2 sec
Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time increased 4.4 sec 5.2 sec

Additional Changes

  • Visual quality has been improved for the following maps: Icebergs, Aurora, Sand and Sea, Golden Channel, Arena, and Encounter.
  • Boosters can now be purchased directly for a small amount of Gold.
  • Crates can now be bought in the Shop in a batch of 10.

Developer Post

What a beautiful royal wedding… and guess who’s coming your way to celebrate!

Blimey… The cruisers of the Royal Navy are coming to World of Warships Blitz next week! Check out the Black Swan, Weymouth, Caledon, Danae and Emerald, and stay tuned for more information on the next update coming later this week!

You’ve seen the lower tier U.K. cruisers, now it is time to show off the big boys! Take a look at the Leander, Fiji, Edinburgh, Neptune and Minotaur. Which one are you most eager to get your hands on? Update 1.4 is coming to a device near you on Wednesday, 30 May!

Your British cruisers will feel right at home in this brand-new port! ⚓ Do you recognize the city?

Update 1.4 is rolling out tomorrow, so it’s the perfect time for a quick round-up of what you can expect with this patch: 10 British cruisers are ready for battle, and will await you in the U.K. tech tree. Own a Tier V or higher U.K. cruiser to unlock the London Port for free! Daily containers will be updated to blueprint containers, dropping blueprints for a ship-class of your choice. The following ship skills will be buffed: Air Defense Alert, Precise Aiming System, and Sonar An abundance of ships will be re-balanced. Various other changes are incoming, such an activity hub, visual map improvements, and more! Detailed patch notes will be released tomorrow! :anchor: Make sure to tune in to our livestream later today, to get a first look at the update and the chance to ask questions to the team.

Ahoy, Commanders!
Update 1.4 has arrived and it brought British ships with it.
New line of ships: U.K. Cruisers
- The Royal Navy Tech Tree is expanding with 10 new ships! These light cruisers have great
mobility and lose less speed while turning compared to other cruisers. Use them to fight
against enemy destroyers and cruisers, and to protect allied battleships.
- You can only fire AP shells from the main guns. When using the narrow launch mode, you can
only launch a single torpedo. - The new ships are:
Tier I: Black Swan
Tier II: Weymouth
Tier III: Caledon
Tier IV: Danae
Tier V: Emerald
Tier VI: Leander
Tier VII: Fiji
Tier VIII: Edinburgh
Tier IX: Neptune
Tier X: Minotaur
New Port: London
Own a Tier V U.K. cruiser or higher to unlock the stunning London port!
Modified: Daily Containers
- The daily containers have been changed to blueprint containers, each containing blueprints
for a specific ship type: Gunboat Blueprint Container: Drops blueprints for battleships, cruisers, and destroyers
equipped with guns.
Torpedo Ship Blueprint Container: Drops blueprints for destroyers and cruisers equipped with torpedo tubes.
Aircraft Carrier Blueprint Container: Drops blueprints for aircraft carriers.
- Once you have unlocked a container, you can choose which one to open. Choose wisely!
- Each container will drop two random blueprints for the selected type of ship.
- Containers are unlocked by collecting XP from battles. You can now collect 4 containers from the XP progress bar per day.
- Advanced and Elite Challenges also reward you with an additional container per challenge, which means up to 4 extra containers per day.
- Keep your eye on events such as Victory Blitz, which might have containers with rewards as well!
- Blueprints will still drop from battles as well.
Activity Hub
Whenever a new event is going on, head on over to the activity hub to find an overview of everything you need to know!
Ship Skill Balancing
The following skills have been buffed:
Air Defense Alert I
- Increased Large Caliber AA Damage by 15% (50% to 65%).
- Increased Small Caliber AA Damage by 25% (25% to 50%).
Air Defense Alert II
- Increased Small Caliber AA Damage by 25% (25% to 50%).
Precise Aiming System
- Precise Aiming System now affects all guns, instead of only main guns. Sonar
- Reduced Sonar’s cooldown time from 120 to 105 seconds.
Ship Balancing
Single Torpedo Launch System
Ships with a single torpedo launch system have a 0.33 second time interval between launching each torpedo in single launch mode.
Destroyers
Japanese Tier V DD Mutsuki
- Torpedo Reload Time has been increased from 50 to 54.6 seconds.
Japanese Tier VI DD Fubuki
- Torpedo Reload Time has been increased from 50 to 54.6 seconds.
- Surface Detection has been increased from 6.18 km to 6.3 km.
Japanese Tier VII DD Akatsuki
- Torpedo Reload Time has been increased from 50 to 54.6 seconds.
- Surface Detection has been increased from 5.88 km to 6.24 km.
U.S. Tier VI DD Farragut
- Torpedo Damage has been increased from 2,600 to 2,700.
U.S. Tier VII DD Sims
- Torpedo Speed has been increased from 51.4 to 54.2 knots.
U.S.S.R. Tier II DD Storozhevoi
- Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed has been decreased from 18 to 15 degrees per second.
U.S.S.R. Tier III DD Derzki
- Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed has been decreased from 20 to 18 degrees per second.
U.S.S.R. Tier V to VIII DDs Podvoisky, Gnevny, Minsk, and Tashkent
- Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed increased from 18 to 20 degrees per second.
Pan-Asian Tier VI DD Anshan
- Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed has been increased from 20 to 25 degrees per second.
Cruisers
Japanese Tier IV CA Yubari
- Torpedo Reload Time has been increased from 40 to 42 seconds.
Japanese Tier VI CA Aoba
- Main Battery Reload Time has been decreased from 11 to 10 seconds.
Japanese Tier VII CA Myoko
- Torpedo Reload Time has been increased from 48.8 to 53.8 seconds.
- Torpedo Range has been increased from 7.5 km to 7.8 km.
Japanese Tier VIII CA Takao
- Torpedo Reload Time has been increased from 58.5 to 64.5 seconds.
- Torpedo Range has been increased from 7.5 km to 7.8 km.
Japanese Tier IX CA Ibuki
- Torpedo Reload Time has been increased from 60 to 67.5 seconds.
Japanese Tier X CA Zao
- Torpedo Reload Time has been increased from 70 to 78.8 seconds.
U.S. Tier IV CA Phoenix
- Torpedo Damage has been increased from 2,400 to 2,600.
- Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed has been increased from 15 to 18 degrees per second.
- Torpedo Speed has been increased from 55.6 to 58.4 knots.
U.S. Tier V CAs Omaha and Marblehead
- Torpedo Damage has been increased from 2,600 to 2,700.
German Tier IV CA Karlsruhe
- Torpedo Damage has been increased from 2,300 to 2,500.
- Torpedo Speed has been increased from 56.9 to 59.7 knots.
U.S.S.R. Tier V to VIII CAs Kirov, Budyonny, Shchors, and Chapayev
- Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed has been increased from 18 to 20 degrees per second.
Pan-Asian Tier VI CA Huanghe
- Torpedo Tube Traverse Speed has been increased from 20 to 25 degrees per second.
- Main Battery Reload Time has been decreased from 7 to 6 seconds.
- Main Battery AP Shell Damage has been decreased from 500 to 480.
Battleships
Japanese Tier III BB Kawachi
- Torpedo Damage Reduction has been increased from 10.5% to 12%.
Japanese Tier X BB Yamato
- Torpedo Damage Reduction has been increased from 22.5% to 27%.
U.S. Tier III BB South Carolina
- Torpedo Damage Reduction has been increased from 10.5% to 12%.
U.S. Tier V BB New York
- Torpedo Damage Reduction has been increased from 12% to 13.5%.
Aircraft Carriers
All Japanese Aircraft Torpedo Speeds have been decreased from 63.9 to 59.7 knots.
All U.S. Aircraft Torpedo Speeds have been decreased from 61.1 to 56.9 knots.
Japanese Tier VII and VIII CVs Hiryu and Shokaku
- Dive Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 4.2 to 4.4 seconds.
- Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 3.7 to 4.5 seconds.
Japanese Tier IX CV Taiho
- Dive Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 4.5 to 4.8 seconds.
- Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 4.4 to 5.1 seconds.
Japanese Tier X CV Hakuryu
- Dive Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 4.5 to 4.8 seconds.
- Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 4.4 to 4.8 seconds.
U.S. Tier VII CV Ranger
- Bomb Dispersion has been decreased by 6%.
- Seaplane Fighter Dogfight Efficiency has been increased from 50% to 55%.
U.S. Tier VIII CV Lexington
- Bomb Dispersion has been decreased by 6%.
- Bomb Penetration Power has been increased by 5%.
- Dive Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 3.4 to 3.9 seconds.
U.S. Tier IX CV Essex
- Bomb Penetration Power has been increased by 5%.
- Dive Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 4.2 to 4.7 seconds.
- Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 4.4 to 5.2 seconds.
U.S. Tier X CV Midway
- Bomb Penetration Power has been increased by 5%.
- Dive Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 4.4 to 5.2 seconds.
- Torpedo Bomber Preparation Time has been increased from 4.4 to 5.2 seconds.
Additional Changes
- Visual quality has been improved for the following maps: Icebergs, Aurora, Sand and Sea,
Golden Channel, Arena, and Encounter.
- Boosters can now be purchased directly for a small amount of Gold.
- Crates can now be bought in the Shop in a batch of 10.