Weigh anchor and action stations! Wargaming.net have launched the closed beta for World Of Warships, the third and final part of their trilogy of free to play military MMOs.
You can sign up here, and find out why it's well worth checking out below.
The World of Warships Closed Beta has left port to begin testing today, kicking off at the following times:
- Europe 11:00 - CET
- North America 11:00 - PST
- Asia 17:00 - SGT
Players can helm over 50 legendary mid-20th Century vessels from the U.S. and Japanese military, setting sail across five maps and lead the quest of supremacy commanding over 50 U.S. and Japanese warships.
Four classes of warship should offer plenty of of tactical diversity and scope for close cooperation. Cruisers are nimble and speedy; the destroyer obliterate enemies with torpedoes; battleships are pack a devastating punch and; aircraft carriers... carry aircraft. Huh. The four roles should compliment each other well, while providing a more thoughtful and unique experience than most players are used to.
Crews (represented by warship commanders) play a key role in gameplay. Levelling up Commanders and gaining points allow players to improve a variety of skills to suit their playstyle. With Modernizations, a ship’s offensive and defensive capabilities can be enhanced. In the fullness of time, World of Warships will add Japanese aircraft carriers and U.S. battleships to its ever-increasing fleet.
Sounds good? You can sign up now using (or creating) a Wargaming.net account. This being Wargaming, don't expect to pay anything during the beta stage or, indeed, ever if you don't want to. Stay tuned for some hands-on coverage soon.