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There is a wide range of visual modifications (mods) available for World of Warships, from alternate Ports to ship skins to battle displays and more.

These 'mods' are created by volunteer Mod Makers ('modders') and sometimes bundled into packages (mod packs). The two most common mod packs are:

It’s worth mentioning that usually 'mods' are first uploaded in the Discord server, then added to Aslain’s Modpack and later to WG’s ModStation. Mods and mod packs can be discussed in many places, including the modders' own sites. Wargaming hosts a mods section on the official WoWS Discord. If you’re in the server, you can click one of the links to go to the specified Mod section. If you’re not in the server, click here to join. [1]

List of Modifications

As there are many modifications available for download, and many can end up ceasing to be maintained with each patch, there’s a very small chance that we could list them all. Still, the common picks are listed over at List of Modifications.

Why Use Modifications?

Mods make the game interface more comfortable for many players. For instance, a turquoise spider crosshair may be easier to see for some than a plain white one. Some players find that a flatter sea makes it easier to identify targets while some love bigger waves. Some like different range displays on the mini-map. Others enjoy the variety of ship skins (and even remodels) available. There are also some players that prefer the vanilla client. (ref explaining the use of vanilla)

The purpose of mods is to make the interface more comfortable for you.

Lack of Controversy

Some players will learn of a mod and say that its use is "cheating". Essentially, each mod is merely a different way of displaying data that is already available to players. Each mod in the above packs and the Discord Server has been checked and approved by Wargaming.

It is in fact quite difficult to cheat in World of Warships, since the game itself is running on the server rather than on the players' PCs. The client (your PC) simply displays the data that is calculated on the server. How it is displayed might be changed, but not what is displayed. There is also a limit to what can be displayed.

The Downside(s)

  1. As each Update creates a new client folder, mods will not work in a new Update. They must be re-installed.
  2. Some mods may not be immediately available for the new Update; The Mod Maker will need to update said modification.
  3. Generally, Mod Makers do a good job with testing their modifications. Sometimes, though, faults and incompatibilities can sneak through. In most cases, these cause game clients to crash. [2]

How Do I Make Mods?

Well, the answer is not as simple as a “go there, do that”, unfortunately. There are great tutorials published on the official Discord server, and a bit of Documentation can be found in specific places. If you have trouble with creating a Modification, you can ask for help on the Modifications – Discussion Threads. I’ll keep an eye out for these posts. - caduzanon.


  1. In case you need more detailed instructions on how to access the channels of the server, check out the Discord Server Guide
  2. Tip: If your client crashes and you happen to be using mods, uninstall all mods and try loading the game. If it works, it’s very likely that you had a faulty mod installed.