The French are coming to World of Warships, and they’re bringing a load of ships with them. The newest nation contains cruisers Tier I through Tier X, and even a Tier VI battleship: the Dunkerque.
I was given the opportunity to try out the French ships before release, and I’ll admit that my knowledge of the French navy was lacking. Luckily, as is usually the case, each one comes with a little information about when it came into service, and a brief bio about it. Ranging from 1903 through World War II to 1956, the Bougainville to the Henri IV, they are equipped with one, two or three cannons per artillery for some pretty decent damage.
The French consumable ‘boost’ is quite literally that -- it gives your ship a speed boost. It’s not a huge increase in top speed, but thanks to the ships being a little nimbler than the others, it can be enough to get you out of a torpedo’s path if you’re lucky. It’s not as useful as some of the other nation boosts however, because it’s such a small increase.
The weapons are another thing that don’t quite feel as useful as other nations. This is countered by the artillery having greater accuracy, however the torpedos across the board are very underpowered. On the other hand, there isn’t one cruiser with what I would call poor anti-aircraft defense. Of course, these are subject to change depending on player feedback, and the whims of Wargaming, much like any new ship.
If you’ve been eager for something new to sink your teeth into, then you’ll want to check out one of the new cruisers. However, if you like to get into the thick of it, then beware that you will rarely get away unscathed.
The French ships arrived on World of Warships today.