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Commonwealth Cruisers drop anchor in World of Warships

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A wealth of Commonwealth ships sail into Early Access, alongside a brand new game mechanic for April Fools Day celebrations in World of Warships March update 

13 March, 2024 - Wargaming, the publisher and developer of the world’s leading naval battle simulator World of Warships, is bringing a long awaited collection of Commonwealth cruisers to Early Access. This brand-new line of ships is accompanied by a new Event Pass with two progression lines, with plenty of rewards to unlock along the way. Plus, the Piñata Hunt event swings into the game with a new game mechanic just in time for April Fool’s Day.

March’s World of Warships update sees a brand-new Commonwealth Tech Tree added to the game featuring Australian and New Zealand cruisers. To recognise the significance of this addition to the game, Wargaming will be making a contribution as a supporter to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.

Commonwealth Cruisers command the seas

A brand-new line of ten cruisers representing the Commonwealth nations, including Australian cruiser Cerberus and New Zealand ship Auckland, have sailed into Early Access. Found in the Tech Tree, these ships are known for their good damage per minute, countered with a slow turret traversal speed. With both light and heavy cruisers in this line, guns on this ship start from 152mm, and increase to 203mm from Tier VIII onward, and find additional firepower with the inclusion of torpedoes from Tier III onwards.

Alongside the addition of these cruisers comes a new Commonwealth Team Event Pass. With two 20-level progression lines to explore, players can unlock a plethora of rewards. Included are historical Commanders Harold Farncomb and Leonard Murray, camouflages, Containers and tokens to be redeemed in the Armoury. This Event Pass replaces daily missions with weekly missions, which streamlines progression compared to previous passes.

For the first time in WoWS, a brand new Commonwealth Tech Tree is being added to the game featuring Australian and New Zealand cruisers. The cruisers are historically and culturally significant, serving as faithful recreations of real ships used by Australian and New Zealand navies in the 1900s.

To celebrate the launch of the Australian and New Zealand Cruisers, World of Warships has committed to a contribution of $10,000 (AUD) to the Australian National Maritime Museum, Australia’s centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. This partnership is part of World or Warships’ ongoing commitment to supporting the preservation of naval history.


Michael Baldwin, the museum’s Deputy Director said, “We thank Wargaming for its

generous support. We have, over the past few years, enjoyed our involvement with the

World of Warships game by participating in live, online events that bring museum research

and objects to new, worldwide museum audiences, such as during the Longest Night of Museums. Gaming provides new ways of looking into our maritime heritage and provides new avenues for storytelling.”

Piñata Hunt comes bursting with rewards

It’s no joke, a Piñata Hunt event is coming to the game for April Fool’s Day! Competing in two teams of seven, Tier VIII-IX ships will go head-to-head on a modified and uniquely decorated version of the Hotspot map in a race to sink a special piñata ship. As part of the fun, each ship that competes in this event will be dressed in a random selection of event themed camouflages, and will explode in a brand-new animation as they’ve been sunk. As a reward for their smashing efforts, players will receive special piñata tokens, which can be exchanged for themed permanent camouflages, a patch and a commemorative flag in the Armoury.

This event also introduces a brand-new mechanic to the game with the addition of Support Consumables. With a range of eight unique consumables, players can unlock up to five consumables through purchase or by completing combat missions.


About World of Warships

World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat PC game from Wargaming. With its massive fleet of most iconic war vessels, including five different ship classes and strategically designed environment, World of Warships provides the ultimate naval warfare gaming experience, suitable for everyone. Thanks to its largest collection of historically accurate ships available to play, World of Warships prides itself as a digital ship museum and a focal point for naval history enthusiasts. New thematic content and innovative game modes are being added on a regular basis, providing a diverse and exciting gameplay to its broad player base.

One franchise – multiple platforms

After the successful launch of World of Warships on PC, its unique gameplay and design has been adapted to bring free massive naval battles to other platforms with World of Warships: Legends available on PlayStation and Xbox and World of Warships Blitz on iOS and Android mobile devices. Official website:

About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 16 offices around the world, including studios in Chicago, Prague, Shanghai, Tokyo, Vilnius and Belgrade. Millions of players enjoy Wargaming's titles across all major gaming platforms. Our flagship products include the free-to-play hits World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Tanks Blitz.


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