A Summer Festival to celebrate the second anniversary of World of Warships: Legends kicks off July 26, 2021, with a new campaign, and an Arpeggio of Blue Steel–Ars Nova–collaboration. A retrospective Bureau project unites the variety of activities and brings free in-game goods for the players as a gift. Plus, Arms Race and Tier VII ships are coming to Ranked mode as USN alternate battleships headlined by the USS Kansas leave early access to become researchable.
One of the main attractions of the Summer Festival is a fresh new campaign called “Shock and Awe” which is focused on the German destroyer ZF-6. One hundred milestones within 5 weeks provide the path to a flurry of rewards with the ship herself as the cherry on top, obtainable with Admiralty Backing. Coming with an almost cruiser-like impressive AA suite, including a consumable, ZF-6 features torpedoes faster than those of her peers but with a drawback of slightly decreased range.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel–Ars Nova–goods arrive in the store with a selection of items to choose from as a surprise appearance at the Summer Anniversary Festival. This collaboration brings two new Kongō-based battleships: Haruna and Kirishima, five diverse commanders, and more, available through special crates.
Another Festival activity, the Birthday Bureau project, goes back to the significant landmarks of Year II, including events such as Halloween, New Years, Black Friday, and the introduction of Italian ships, among others. Players will be awarded corresponding festive crates at each project stage.
Heading to the high seas with their guns bristling are USN Battleships Nevada, Tennessee, and North Carolina, leaving early access to become researchable in the tech tree on the way to Tier VII Kansas. Just in time to wreak havoc on the opponents, Arms Race mechanic is coming to Ranked after being battle-tested by the latest Arena season to make the celebrations even more fun. At the same time, Tier VII ships reinforce the Ranked battles line-up for the first time ever. Additionally, historical camouflages for a handful of signature ships (such as Bismarck, Charles Martel, and Lexington) become available for paint.
More good things destroyer players can look forward to this summer – Regia Marina gets two dedicated destroyer commanders: Luigi Rizzo and Giuseppe Fulgosi. The former is all about speed, including the base trait that improves Engine Boost. The latter is a sneaky one: improving Smoke Generator consumable is his signature move. Capping off the Italian part of the summer is all-new Paolo Emilio, a destroyer obtainable for global XP.
The second-anniversary celebrations are upon us, so grab your free ticket to the Summer Festival in the in-game store and turn the tide.