A new update for World of Warships: Legends is coming on November 25 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and brings Cross-Platform Play, Ranked Battles, and Black Friday Events.
This update is packed with player-driven content ranging from UI improvements to entire new maps. The update will also be an important milestone for World of Warships: Legends and Wargaming thanks to the introduction of Cross-Platform Play - a first for Wargaming's console titles.
“Making sure that our players have the best experience possible is our biggest goal, so I’m excited that both sets of fans will be able to enjoy World of Warships: Legends together,” states Victor Kislyi, Wargaming CEO. “This is just the first step in our cross-play efforts; it’s definitely something we want to build on in the future.”
With Cross-Platform Play or Cross-Play, commanders can battle with or against any other player in World of Warships: Legends regardless if they are on Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
In World of Warships: Legends, Cross-Play will reduce matchmaking times on both consoles, while the gameplay experience will remain the same. At the moment, the feature only works in the matchmaker - players will not be able to interact between the consoles in regards to voice-chat or playing with friends who are on a different console. Cross-Play is a huge step for Wargaming console titles, and the team is hard at work on making it fully functional in the future.
The November update also comes with a new mode - Ranked Battles. Ranked Battles provide players new opportunities for even more intense and competitive battles. By adding substantial rewards for participating in the Ranked sprints, every match has an impact.
There are two sprints of Ranked Battles announced: the first one will feature Tier V ships; the second will feature Tier IV ships. These competitive battles will test the skill of players, from preparing their ships and commanders to destroying their enemies.
Apart from these major additions, there are also a number of player-driven changes. Notably, a filter in the port to help players organize their ships and a set of new maps.
All this comes in time for Black Friday, which is on November 29. World of Warships: Legends will have an epic sale and some exclusive deals to celebrate. Notably, there will be three "Black Edition" ships on sale for a discounted price compared to their regular counterparts. The three ships are the Warspite B, Scharnhorst B, and the Atlanta B. These "Black Edition" ships have a sleek, jet-black skin that make them stand out on the high seas.