Unique Commanders arrive with Update 0.6.9 -- get the scoop on them in our video, then check out our new Yamamoto Campaign and Collection below!
Update 0.6.9 ushers in unique “hero” Commanders who provide their ships with special bonuses and talents in battle-- they even get a special ribbon so they stand out from the crowd in your Reserve.
Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku is one of the first historical Commanders we're introducing. Yamamoto graduated the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy, U.S. Naval War College, and Harvard University, ultimately rising to the rank of Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of Japan’s Combined Fleet during World War II.
This new permanent Campaign challenges even the most seasoned sea wolves in a series of Admiral Yamamoto’s historical battles.
All players with Service Record level nine can sail in the Campaign's tier VIII-X vessels. It contains five missions, each based on a period in Yamamoto’s life. The reward is worth it -- you earn two Supercontainers for completing each mission’s final task. Each consecutive mission will become available every two weeks.
You earn Commander Yamamoto Isoroku with 15 Skill points when you finish the final task of the last mission. You also get a Container with items from the Yamamoto Collection and some bonuses, plus 200,000 Credits and 50,000 Elite Commander XP for retraining Yamamoto for the desired ship.
*We’ll add a Reserve space for Yamamoto only if you don’t have one at the time he’s credited. If you have spare Reserve spaces, you won't get the free space.
Earn Yamamoto as a Commander when you complete the "Yamamoto Isoroku" Campaign. He has 15 Skill points and two exclusive talents when commanding ships:
Better yet, this legendary Admiral comes with an exclusive pennant, alternative color settings for main gun shell tracers, and can shoot fireworks off the ship for every time you get "First Blood" or "Kraken Unleashed!"
While these personalizations may help your ship stand out in battle, the fireworks won't reveal you to enemies if they haven't already spotted you, and they can be mounted and demounted for free, like flags.
Two achievements will be issued to those players who managed to finish the campaign:
You'll be able to access the Collection after completing the Campaign to earn Yamamoto. Collection items will most arrive in daily Containers along with other in-game items.
The Yamamoto Isoroku Collection has assorted items related to Admiral Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet of the Empire of Japan. The collection includes 40 items, making it the largest collection in World of Warships. The items are divided into Japanese uniform models, elements of uniform and combat gear, weapons, rewards, ships the commander served on, and personal belongings.
As you progress through the Collection, you'll unlock various abilities, like being able to mount a second flag on Japanese ships and being able to add an alternative camo color: Type 1, Type 2, Type 5 and Type 6.
The whole collection is divided into five sub-collections, each of them containing eight items. Upon completing a sub-collection, new abilities to modify the ship's exterior will become available;
The Collection bonuses are available even if you don't have Commander Yamamoto Isokoru on your account.
After you receive the first collection item, consecutive items are added to daily Containers at a certain probability, except for in Supercontainers. There will still be normal Container content.
Collection items can appear only in the Containers that the player receives after they received the first collection item. The Containers received before the first item of the Isoroku Collection cannot contain the collection's items.
As a reward for completing the full collection, you'll be issued an achievement for building the full collection and a commemorative Yamamoto Isoroku flag.
If you're missing a collection item, you can decide to exchange a set number of "Duplicate" items for a chosen item. The exchange rate of Duplicates to unique items for the Collection is 5:1. After you complete the collection, all Duplicates remaining on your account are exchanged for Credits at the rate of one Duplicate = 15,000 Credits.