World of Warships is a naval combat game from Wargaming, the creators of World of Tanks. The game currently features surface and limited aerial combat with four general ship types: battleships, cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers. Like World of Tanks, this game features both historical and conceptual ships. Concept ships without an official name (only a code name in their blueprints) receive fictional names generally in line with their navy's naming scheme, such as Hakuryuu (Japan's Project G-15 Heavy Aircraft Carrier) and Großer Kurfürst (Germany's H-Class Super Heavy Battleship).
World of Warships is an arcade naval combat game, with a design similar to World of Tanks. Two teams, consisting of a mix of ship types, battle each other head-to-head. The various classes and nationalities have different characteristics, lending themselves to certain play-styles.
There are five (Hybrids included) Ship types you can play: Cruisers are the Balanced type of the class. (Can be a Light Cruiser or a Heavy Cruiser, or if you will... Large Cruiser.), Battleships are armed with Bigger Guns and deadly Auxiliary guns and sometimes, torpedoes. (combined with Battlecruiser, they are fast but with either minimal armor or medium heavy.), Destroyers has Torpedo tubes which are capable of destroying ships with their deadly guns and torpedoes, Aircraft Carriers sends planes on enemies and strike an ambush, they have a number of Aircraft and they can replenish over time if used correctly. and Submarines , which is the same as destroyers, but they are highly minimal and can be crushed by Depth Charges. Their weapons are Sonar Torpedoes which homes to the said part of a ship type and can deal flooding.
Hybrids are special type of a ship, which plays the same style of a ship type, however they cannot control their ship if they're using plane squadrons, an example of these types is the Ise, Tone and Kearsarge. These aircraft have special properties that is not from an Aircraft Carrier, and most of these could be Seaplanes.
As of 2021, there are ships from the navies of the United States, Japan, Russia/Soviet Union, Germany, Great Britain (and Commonwealth), France, Italy, Netherlands, Pan-Asia (generally ships transferred into China and Taiwan, and a few ships from Indonesia, South Korea and Thailand), Pan-Europe (mostly consisted of a ships from Sweden, with a few ships from Poland and Austria-Hungary) and Pan-America (currently only a ship from Argentina and Brazil is present). Not all nations have full tech-trees of all classes, with some only featuring one or two ships.
In 2022, Superships are debuted. These Behemoths can be unlocked after unlocking Three Tier X Ships of any nation. Superships current as of now features Satsuma (A-150B), Hannover (H-42), Yamagiri (Super Shimakaze) Admiral Ushakov (Project 24), Sekiryu (G-15), Annapolis (CA-C, a powerful version of Des Moines) and more.
It had several collaborations with various franchise, in 2016 with the Arpeggio anime/manga series which brought the ships from that series into World of Warships, complete with their "Mental Models" as commanders. in 2017 with High School Fleet with ships and characters from Haifuri. and since 2018 with Azur Lane, which World of Warships introduced various shipgirls from Azur Lane as special commanders and also added various ship camouflages based on Azur Lane's shipgirl , while Azur Lane introduced new shipgirls based on World of Warship's conceptual ships featured in said game.
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