The Hunt for Bismarck Begins

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Hunt for Bismarck Mission Details

Assault in the Atlantic!

Assault and Battery (5/19) The final Task for Mission 3 mistakenly awards an unmountable Secondary Battery Modification 1. We'll be changing the reward next week in Update to an Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1. All players who won the Second Battery Modification 1 via the Task will have the Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 credited to their account if the Battery Modification is still in their inventory. 

The campaign mirrors the events of May 1941, with seven missions, (containing eight tasks each,) based on the remarkable chase. Take part in operation Rheinübung, avenge the destruction of British battlecruiser HMS Hood, take ships of different classes into battle against German raiders, attack enemies with torpedo bombers and more!

If you want to get a more in-depth look at the hunt, check out the "Chasing Bismarck" historical article. We've also added detailed historical notes to the campaign!

Ack! (6/7) We posted the Hunt end time as two hours later than its actual ending. We apologize. 

Starts May 18 at 07:00 PT (10:00 ET)
Ends June 7 at 03:00 PT (06:00 ET)

How Campaigns Work | Collections

How Campaigns Work

Campaigns are divided into sequential Missions, made up of various Tasks.

  • Each Mission requires a certain number of Pins . Complete Tasks in the current Mission to earn Pins  and other rewards
  • Only Tasks you accept will be active in battle. You can have up to two Tasks at a time, three if you have a Premium time active. 
  • Once you earn enough Pins  for that Mission, complete that Mission's Final Task
  • Once the Final Task is accomplished, you can move on to the next Mission
  • Rewards won't be given automatically. You'll have to click "Collect Rewards" under the completed Mission or Task to get your prize!
  • After a collection is complete, the remaining duplicates automatically convert into Credits (1 duplicate - 10,000 Credits).

You can exchange a certain number of duplicates for missing collection items. Simply select an item you don't have instead of duplicates and exchange it at a rate of four duplicates to a single unique item for the "Hunt for Bismarck" campaign.

The legendary HMS Hood has sunk! Embark on a quest for vengeance and haul in the loot in the “Hunt for Bismarck” Campaign! Complete this event to add Bismarck to your Port.

Let's Put a Pin in That 
Tasks can be repeated multiple times for Pin  rewards, but other rewards aren’t repeatable. Only Pins  earned within a Mission's Tasks can be applied to the Mission's Pin  requirement.

Check out the Mission Details section to learn how to earn!

Mission 5 tells you what it takes to earn two permanent HMS Hood camos 

You can earn and apply to the ship later. Also, keep your eyes on the final prize of Bismarck at the end of Mission 7!

Final Completion Reward:  Tier VIII  Bismarck + Port Slot
(Captains who already own Bismarck will be rewarded her value in Credits 

You don't need to have HMS Hood to complete the missions, it's all about the Pins! 

Buy Hood Now

Pick up Some Collection Container Bundles to Boost Your Progress

Bismarck Collection Container Bundles


Throughout the Campaign, you’ll encounter a special type of container. Inside you’ll find new Campaign-exclusive signal flags, special camo, and Collectibles: badges and emblems with historical connections to the mission to sink the Bismarck

Collector Containers come in two sizes:

  • Standard - Includes two Collectibles and one Campaign signal flag or special camo, with a possible "lucky drop" of five signal flags or camo. Get these containers for completing Mission Tasks. 


  • Big - Rewarded for Tasks designated for HMS Hood. Includes one Collectible, seven random Campaign signals, and seven special camo applications. 


Two new permanent camouflages for Bismarck, "pristine" and a "battle-scarred" camo, await once you complete your Collection. Plus, any duplicate Collectibles you earn after completion earns you 10,000 !


Some luckier drops may even contain 20 special Signal Flags or a special camo!

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Collector Container Signal Flag Exclusives!

Image Flag Name Flag Effect
Blue Dragon
+333% to Commander XP
Wyvern  +50% Credits
Red Dragon

+100% to XP

+100% to Commander XP

Ouroboros +777% to Free XP

+50% to XP

+150% to Commander XP,

+250% to Free XP