The wait is over folks! Following last year’s ‘Terror of the Deep’ operation — which let players control subs for the first time, Wargaming recently announced that it is releasing the long-awaited submarine class in World of Warships!

The first step is the trial implementation via an upcoming Supertest, followed by a limited-time event scheduled this autumn that will mark the launch of submarines in PvP naval battles. Provided that no critical issues arise, the submarine tree should then become a regular feature as one of the game’s ship types.

The first three countries to be equipped with submarines will be America, Germany, and the Soviet Union. Here are the shop types for each country:

  • America: Cachalot (Tier VI), Salmon (Tier VIII), Balao (Tier X)
  • Germany: U-69 (Tier VI), U-190 (Tier VIII), U-2501 (Tier X)
  • Soviet Union: S-1 (Tier VI), L-20 (Tier VIII), K1 (Tier X)

World of Warships players have long clamored for submarines in the game, especially given they’re the most stealthy ship type (being underwater after all). Submarines are the most elusive ship class, as they can unleash deadly blows and instantly vanish before being discovered. They can also guide torpedos to their target by emitting sonar pings.

Of course, submarines won’t be overpowered considering they can only dive as long as the oxygen supply allows. They also have other weaknesses such as slow speed, lack of toughness, and the fact that emitting sonar to guide torpedoes conveys the submarine’s location to enemy vessels.

To combat subs, existing warships, in particular destroyers, will also be equipped with a range of new techniques and weaponry for detecting and eliminating submarines, ensuring that their success in actual battles will come down to player skill.

The full implementation of these submarines will undoubtedly transform naval warfare in World of Warships. Players can also look forward to the planned addition of Japanese submarines in the near future!

For more info on the new World of Warships update, visit: https://wo.ws/2lPV5qd.