Update 0.10.5 brings a new temporary battle type—the “Grand Battle.” Its unique feature is the super battleships it allows you to helm.
The destruction of legendary battleship Yamato by aircraft carriers presaged the domination of deck aviation in naval warfare. Super battleships are the ships that might have existed if shipbuilding had moved toward the development of main batteries as the primary decisive factor of battle.
Things You Should Know
Two super battleships will be available to you in the Grand Battle:
Satsuma is a project based on X Yamato with reinforced primary armament—510 mm guns in four twin-gun turrets.
Hannover is a version of the H-42 project with 483 mm guns in four twin-gun turrets and her secondary battery replaced with dual-purpose artillery with a caliber of 128 mm.
Timing: from 11:00 to 02:00 CEST (UTC+2).You can take part in the Grand Battle only during the time period specified for your server.
Battle format: 9 vs. 9, playing Tier IX–X ships (including super battleships)
Restrictions: no more than three super battleships per team
Every battle will feature at least one super battleship per team.
If the waiting time spent by the first player in the queue exceeds 3 minutes, the teams in the Grand Battle can be complemented with bots.
All players who have reached Access Level 12 can participate in the Grand Battle.
How to Take the Super Battleships Into Battle
Once Update 0.10.5 is live, you will receive Satsuma and Hannover as rental ships.
To enter a battle at one of their helms, you will need a new temporary resource—Intelligence Reports. This way, you will both play super battleships and play against them. It will also help the matchmaker assemble teams for battles faster.
There are several ways to earn Intelligence Reports:
You can earn 3 Intelligence Reports per Grand Battle playing Tier IX and X ships. Active players will receive them regardless of a victory or defeat. However, you won’t get any Reports if you’re inactive in battle.
After the release of Update 0.10.5, you’ll get Intelligence Reports each day on your first login—19 Reports the first time, then 3 Reports daily.You’ll need 14 Reports to take a super battleship into battle. It means that you’ll have enough Reports to take one of the super battleships into battle as soon as the update releases. Satsuma and Hannover themselves don’t earn any Intelligence Reports from battles.
Please note that the number of Intelligence Reports you can earn in a battle, as well as the number of Reports that’s necessary to play a super battleship, might change.
When playing the super battleships, you can try a new game mechanic—adjustment fire. It grants a temporary boost to the super battleships’ characteristics in battle. Satsuma receives a bonus to the accuracy of her main battery; Hannover receives a bonus to the range, accuracy, and reload time of her secondary battery.
To activate the bonuses, you need to fill a special meter by carrying out adjustment fire at any locked target. Each turret salvo that hits a target or splashes near it is taken into account.
As soon as the meter fills, the temporary bonus activates automatically. You can use it an unlimited number of times in a battle.
If your ship ceases firing for a certain amount of time, the progress of the adjustment fire meter gradually resets. It doesn’t reset while the bonus is active.The new mechanic allows you to reinforce your ship right in the heat of battle, but you’ll need to plan your actions and positioning in advance to use this feature to maximum effect. We hope that it will make the gameplay more interesting and diverse!
Combat Missions and Rewards
With the release of Update 0.10.5, special combat missions will become available. Completing them will reward you with Dazzling expendable camouflages, the Grand Battle patch, and the Grand Battle commemorative flag.
Starts: Wed. 16 Jun. 07:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Ends: Wed. 14 Jul. 07:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Detailed information about the mission completion criteria can be found in the game client.
Your successes in the Grand Battle will be rewarded with special themed achievements.
Due to the specifics of the battle type, you can earn only the specified achievements in the Grand Battle.
The Armory is offering “For Naval Needs” free random bundles. Inside, you can find Dazzling camouflages, 1 day of Warships Premium Account, Doubloons, and Credits.
The bundles are available until: Sun. 04 Jul. 05:00 CEST (UTC+2)
You can obtain only one bundle per day. A total of 12 bundles will be available across 18 days, so you can skip up to 6 days and still be able to collect all the rewards.