Introduced in Update 0.7.6, the Armory replaced the old Ranked/Clan Battles reward ship system and since has expanded widely.
The Armory can be accessed in-game by clicking the 'Armory' button in Port, upper left. It can also be accessed directly from a web browser via these links for the English language version: North America Europe Asia (You must be logged in to the WoWS web site to see the Armory in context of your account.)
Across the top of the main Armory screen there is a bar displaying all currencies available for use in Armory exchanges.
Event Currencies, Resources, Doubloons , and Credits can be exchanged for loot, much of which is unavailable elsewhere. Each item or bundle is offered for a single currency (only Steel can convert to Coal during an exchange, but that is rarely advisable). In the few cases that an item can be acquired for more than one currency (e.g. signal flags for either Coal or Credits), the item is listed twice — once for each currency.
Each account starts with a fresh set of coupons. Coupons can be used for a one-time discount on an exchange in the corresponding category. Only one coupon can be used per exchange. For high-ticket items such as ships, this discount can be quite significant.
Coupons are periodically refilled, and cannot be stockpiled -- a coupon unused when a refill occurs simply has its refill date updated. Refill frequencies are as follows:
- Ships (25% off): 1 coupon every 6 months, with the nearest update. Future refill dates are subject to change.
- 27 June 2018 (Update 0.7.6)
- 24 December 2018
- 26 June 2019 (Update 0.8.5)
- 26 December 2019
- 26 June 2020 (est.)
- Premium Ships (25% off ships exchangeable for Doubloons): 1 coupon every 6 months, with the nearest update.
- 26 December 2019
- 26 June 2020 (est.)
- Upgrades (25% off): 1 coupon every update.
- Signals (50% off): 2 coupons every update.
- Signals (25% off): 2 coupons every update.
- Camouflages (25% off): 2 coupons every update.
A coupon refresh need not occur with an update. When an update is delayed, the coupon refresh may occur on the originally projected date.
Down the left side of the main Armory screen there is a list of categories of items available for exchange. The main categories are described below. Additional categories may appear, notably for events.
The default page displaying the more popular loot from other pages.
The many premium ships that can be exchanged for Doubloons . (A coupon is available for ships in this section. See above.)
Special upgrades, e.g. Damage Control Party Modification 1 (), can be exchanged for Coal . Standard and unique or legendary upgrades are not available here. (A coupon is available for loot on this page. See above.)
Standard combat and economic signals are available for Coal . Standard combat signals are also available for Credits . Signals are bundled in lots of twenty (20). (A coupon is available for loot on this page. See above.)
A selection of camouflages is available for Coal in lots of twenty (20). Special permanent camouflages for Steel ships are available for Copper and Molybdenum . Other camouflages may occasionally be available for Doubloons or other currencies. (A coupon is available for loot on this page. See above.)
Containers for certain collections, e.g. Battle of the North Cape Collection, are available for Coal . With these, a player can complete older, now-inactive collections. Current collection containers may occasionally be available for Doubloons or other currencies.
Backgrounds for personal patches bearing the player's clan hack can be exchanged for Coal . Some patches that are no longer granted with daily containers, notably the player design contest winners, are also available.
This page appears only if you qualify (five Tier X tech tree ships) for the Research Bureau. Here Research Points can be exchanged for unique ships, Free XP , and signals. With Update 0.9.2, Unique Upgrades (for Tier X ships) will become available here.
Mixed types of items may be grouped into an event category. Typically, the items in these categories can be exchanged only for the currencies corresponding to the event, or for Doubloons. In some cases, event currencies can be converted directly to Credits or Doubloons . There can be more than one event page in the Armory.
This page shows the status of your Armory Coupons. See above.
Making the Exchange
To exchange currency for an item or bundle, click on the item. A page bearing the item/bundle description will appear (Read it) with, if there is sufficient of the currency available, a large orange Exchange button. If the item is eligible for a coupon discount, a Use Coupon button will appear directly above it; select the coupon to use. To return to the category page, use the <- Back button in the upper left corner.
To make multiple exchanges easier, a slide counter may appear above the Exchange button. Set the counter to the number of exchanges desired to make them all in one transaction. (Note that Coupons apply only to a singe exchange.)
To initiate the exchange, click the orange Exchange button. You will be asked for confirmation. Exchanges are not conditional or reversible.
Some items may be exchanged only once per account. If you have already obtained the item, it will be greyed out.
- Original name: 'Arsenal'.
- New with Update 0.8.8.
- Non-CV upgrades were briefly available for Ironium earned in the 2019 Space Battles event.
- N.b. at current exchange rates, the cost in Credits is far higher than the cost in Coal.