World of Warships: Legends Closed Beta Begins Friday

By Rebecca Smith,’s naval combat title World of Warships: Legends has been out on PC for a while, but console players will finally get to join in the fun over the holiday period by taking part in the closed beta that's due to start this week on December 21st.

During the beta, players will be able to take on the roles of Legendary Commanders such as US admiral Norman Scott and Japanese tactician Isoroku Yamamoto as they head into battle. Each of these will bring along different strengths, skills, and strategies, as well as their own vessels. Scott will be commanding the Iowa, while Yamamoto will be at the helm of the Amagi. While details weren't available, Wargaming did promise that "many more" Commanders would also be available. Players can also try out the game's daily and weekly combat missions, such as sinking ships, gaining a certain amount of XP, or starting fires on enemy ships. Completing these missions will grant rewards like special items and bonuses.

The game has been optimised for console players by simplifying the in-game interfaces, and by adding voice chat so that players can communicate more easily with friends. Since the alpha period, there has been visual improvements made to water, smoke and ship models, and battles have been tweaked and adjusted.

If you're interested in taking part in the beta, you can sign up to gain access here. If you're not available this weekend, you can still sign up and take part in more closed beta weekends due to take place in the future. Those who do join in will get "special in-game rewards" once the full version of the game is launched next year.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.