World of Warships Legends update 1.23 for PS4 is now rolling out for players. According to the official World of Warships Legends update 1.23 patch notes, the latest update added an entirely new nation to Port: Russian and Soviet ships. Apart from this, World of Warships Legends PS4 update 1.23 also introducing cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov as the final milestone of the “War and Peace” Campaign.
Previously, an update was released with various quality of improvements. Unfortunately, many players are still experiencing several issues while playing the game. Today’s World of Warships Legends version 1.23 is expected to fix a few of these issues.
The Voenno-Morskoy Flot (Navy in Russian) ships rely on their near-flat ballistics and various other features to provide their versatility. For cruisers, we’re looking at good distance control thanks to their 6-inch guns, as well as Radar at higher tiers to keep the destroyers at bay. Torpedoes also come equipped as stand, starting with Tier III Svietlana, and they definitely make for great defensive kit, but be sure to combine them with your main battery. The newcomers by order of tier are:
All the cruisers will become available for you to research and purchase once the Update goes live, so try them out and find the skill and mod combos that work best for you.
Destroyers are entering our waters via Early Access, and you’ll be able to get the containers that have chances of dropping them from the new “War and Peace” Campaign in exchange for Rubles, as well as from the Shop. This deadly bunch rely heavily on their guns, and while their torpedoes may not have the best ranges, they are pretty fast. The entire line will become available with the next Update. The four new arrivals for those that get lucky during this Update are:
If you don’t care for Early Access, then simply wait for the next Update when these destroyers will become researchable and are set to be joined by Tier II Derzki and Tier VII Tashkent.
The ships, of course, require Commanders to lead them into battle, so Anton Gurin is set to be joined by six highly esteemed Russian and Soviet gentlemen:
Nikolay von Essen (automatically credited to everyone as a default Russian Commander)
Nikolay von Essen
“Nooks and Crannies”
Increases the minimum ricochet angle of your ship’s AP shells
> Minimum ricochet angle of your ship’s shells:
+4° (+0.2° at Rank 1; +0.2° per Rank up to +4°)
“Nights Shorter Than Days”
Increases the duration of the Damage Control Party consumable
> Damage Control Party duration:
+20% (+1% at Rank 1; +1% per Rank up to +20%)
Increases the main battery traverse speed of your battleship
> Traverse speed of battleship’s guns:
+1°/s (+0.05°/s at Rank 1; +0.05°/s per Rank up to +1°/s)
“The Battle Rages On”
Reduces incoming damage to your destroyer
> Incoming damage to your destroyer:
–8% (-0.4 % at Rank 1; -0.4% per Rank up to -8%)
“Follow the Sun”
Increases the range of your cruiser’s main battery
> Range of cruiser’s main guns:
+6% (+0.3 % at Rank 1; +0.3 % per Rank up to +6%)
Increases your battleship’s HE shell damage
> HE shell damage of battleship main guns:
+5% (+0.25% at Rank 1; +0.25% per Rank up to 5%)
“Collective Labor” (Mikhail Kedrov, Lev Galler, Nikolay von Essen)
Increases the duration of Damage Control Party and grants an extra consumable charge
> Damage Control Party duration:
+20% (+5% on Mastery 1/4; +10% on Mastery 2/4; +15% on Mastery 3/4; +20% on Mastery 4/4)
> Damage Control charges:
+1 (+1 on Mastery 1/4; +1 on Mastery 2/4; +1 on Mastery 3/4; +1 on Mastery 4/4)
“Equilibrium of Power” (Nikolay Kuznetsov, Stepan Makarov)
Increases the penetration of your cruiser’s HE shells at the cost of reduced damage
> HE shell armor penetration of your cruiser’s guns:
+30% (+30% on Mastery 1/4; +30% on Mastery 2/4; +30% on Mastery 3/4; +30% on Mastery 4/4)
> HE shell damage for your cruiser’s main guns:
–10% (–20% on Mastery 1/4; –16% on Mastery 2/4; –13% on Mastery 3/4; –10% on Mastery 4/4)
“Volunteer” (Mikhail Kedrov, Lev Galler)
Reduces the cooldown time of Damage Control Party and grants extra consumable charges at the cost of reduced duration
> Damage Control Party cooldown time:
–10% (–2% on Mastery 1/4; –6% on Mastery 2/4; –8% on Mastery 3/4; –10% on Mastery 4/4)
> Damage Control Party charges:
+2 (+1 on Mastery 1/4; +1 on Mastery 2/4; +2 on Mastery 3/4; +3 on Mastery 4/4)
> Damage Control Party duration:
–20% (–70% on Mastery 1/4; –50% on Mastery 2/4; –40% on Mastery 3/4; –20% on Mastery 4/4)
“Playing with Fire” (Vladimir Trubetskoy)
Increases your artillery range and the chances of setting an enemy on fire with your destroyer’s HE shells at the cost of reduced HE shell damage
> Range of destroyer’s main guns:
+5% (+2% on Mastery 1/4; +3% on Mastery 2/4; +4% on Mastery 3/4; +5% on Mastery 4/4)
> Chance of a fire being caused by the destroyer’s HE shells:
+8% (+2% on Mastery 1/4; +4% on Mastery 2/4; +6% on Mastery 3/4; +8% on Mastery 4/4)
> HE shell damage for your destroyer’s main guns:
–30% (–30% on Mastery 1/4; –30% on Mastery 2/4; –30% on Mastery 3/4; –30% on Mastery 4/4)
Mikhail Kutuzov, one of the ships built as part of the progressive 68-bis project, has access to Smoke Generator and Sonar. She also possesses the same ballistics that other Russian ships enjoy, making her quite a force to be reckoned with at Tier VII. Standard Premium bonuses for the tier apply: +15% credits and +25% XP. You’ll obtain the ship at the end of the 95-level Campaign, along with some of the usual accompanying items. These include ship and Commander consumables, as well as the new Ruble currency and new containers that offer chances of accessing the Russian destroyers in Early Access. There are also several Soviet crates to obtain as you progress through the Campaign’s levels, so you’ll have chances to unlock some ships either way. Rubles can be earned from the Campaign, as well as from the Daily and Weekly Missions. To decorate your Russian ships, the special “Victory” camouflage is available from the Campaign and Admiralty. Please keep in mind that it’s impossible to get every item in the Admiralty in exchange for Rubles, so plan your purchases wisely!
Without Admiralty Backing:
10x common boosters
10x rare boosters
8x Victory camouflages
4,000 Global XP
235,000 Commander XP
6 days of Premium Account
9x Promotion Orders
6x Soviet crates
1 x Soviet Commander crate
1 x patch emblem and background
Total value of the rewards without the Admiralty Backing: 18,528 doubloons
With Admiralty Backing
30x rare boosters
30x epic boosters
24x Victory camouflages
15,000 Global XP
140,000 Commander XP
14x Promotion Orders
7x Soviet crates
2x Big Soviet crates
Tier VII Soviet cruiser Kutuzov
Total value of the rewards with the Admiralty Backing: 72,250 doubloons
If you feel like you need Kutuzov and all the other rewards instantly in your Port, it would take you 26,000 doubloons (2,500 Admiralty Backing + 23,500 for each milestone). Otherwise, complete the Weekly Havoc mission each week and get the Admiralty Backing at the very end, or enjoy the free rewards. A special patch is also a part of the Campaign cache.
Combat missions are a feature that you will have become very familiar with by now, and we felt that it was high time to spice them up a little, so here we go:
Combat missions can now have requirements to be fulfilled in a Division. For example, you can complete a mission card either by dealing 2,000,000 damage while playing solo, or 3,000,000 in a Division.
Combat missions can now be personal. This means that you can receive a mission if you qualify for it. For example, such missions may appear for newer players, or there might be missions that require particular ships, but are only visible to those players who own such ships.
This Update brings only one, albeit significant balance change: the matchmaker will now mirror the number of destroyers in teams. However, it will also allow for different numbers of battleships and cruisers per team. This change has been made on the basis of your feedback on destroyer balance making or breaking the games for you, seeing how capping a lot of times can win or lose battles. The main strengths of battleships should allow for a more close game, even if there is a different number of them on each team. This measure is, of course, somewhat experimental, but it is not one that would be difficult to roll it back. We’re going to try this for at least a few weeks to get some stats and your feedback. We still believe that completely mirroring teams in Standard battles is somewhat boring, and will have more Ranked seasons to fulfill that purpose.
We’re going to keep this section short, just so you have the basic info on what to expect and when. More details on each of the ships will appear on our socials before the sales begin.
Tier VII British battleship Monarch will be available upon the Update’s release for 750,000 Global XP.
IV Imperator Nikolai I
Tier IV Russian battleship Imperator Nikolai I will be available as part of a platform Store-only bundle starting March 23, the price will vary depending on region, so please check your platform Stores.
Tier V British destroyer Gallant will appear in the Store on March 30, starting at 10,000 doubloons for the ship-only package.
Tier V Soviet cruiser Molotov will arrive in the Store on April 6, starting at 10,000 doubloons for the ship-only package
World of Warships Legends update 1.23 is now available for download.