Wargaming have just unveiled details of a free update arriving next week for the sea-based warfare found in World of Warships: Legends. Prepare for the introduction of Cross-Platform Play and Ranked Battles on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
With Cross-Platform Play, or Cross-Play, a part of the November update, commanders will have a new opportunity to battle with or against other players in World of Warships: Legends; regardless if they are on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. This should reduce matchmaking times on both consoles, while the gameplay experience remains the same. It does come with a caveat though, as currently the feature only works in regards the matchmaking; players will not be able to interact between the consoles via voice-chat or be able to play with friends who are on a different console. Cross-Play in its current form is a huge initial step for Wargaming, with Legends being their first title to actually put the cross-platform functionality in place too.
“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.”
The update also comes with a new mode in the form of Ranked Battles. These Ranked Battles aim to provide players with new opportunities for even more intense and competitive battles. By adding substantial rewards for participating in the Ranked activities, every match has more of an impact. There are two sprints of Ranked Battles announced: the first one will feature Tier V ships, whilst 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. It really is sink or swim in these sprints.
On top of these major additions, there are also a number of player-driven changes; most notably, a filter in the port to help players organise their ships and a set of new maps. You’ll be able to experience all of this in World of Warships: Legends on 25th November, when the free update launches for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.