In celebration of April Fools Day, Trouble in the Hot Tub returns to World of Warships, accompanied by plenty of rubber ducks. Nine Pan American cruisers will also arrive in the harbors of Early Access, alongside a special campaign where players can earn up to $20 to celebrate two years of World of Warships in the Epic Games Store.

Hot Tub battles are all they’re quacked up to be

Trouble in the Hot Tub is here, and with them come six rubber ducks to choose from! This includes two cruisers, two destroyers and two battleships. But, these rubber ducks aren’t a run-of-the-mill bath time buddy — they come armed with splashy mines that explode upon contact with enemy ships. To heat things up, each class has a different stylized weapon, from high explosive and armor-piercing droplets to fizzy torpedoes. At the helm of these ships are special duck Commanders, ready to take on an opposing fleet in a seven-to-seven Domination Mode format to win the Trouble in the Hot Tub title.

As part of the fun, World of Warships is also partnering with Placid Plastic Duck Simulator on a collaborative DLC bundle available on Steam from the 23rd of March to 14th of April.

Nine new Pan American Cruisers in Early Access

Spanning Tier II-X, nine Pan-American cruisers come to Early Access on the 31st of March, the first tech tree of this faction with AP shells that have improved ricochet angles, and combat instructions accessible from Tier VI upwards which will speed up the reload time of consumables. These consumables include the “Specialized Repair Team” starting at Tier VI and “Surveillance Radar” available from Tier VIII. Though this range of ships has weaker armor, they are equipped with good concealment for a stealthy distance attack and operate best in medium and long-distance combat ranges.

Almost all of these ships are available through random and consecutive packs, though Tier VIII cruiser Ignacio Allende waits at the end of the Enhanced Battle Pass. Both Ignacio Allende and Tier IX Santander also have their own permanent camouflages available, with Mayan Mystery and Muisca Gold respectively.

  • For all players on Steam, a free DLC featuring the Tier II premium cruiser Almirante Abreu is also up for grabs until the 13th of April.
  • This update also brings a number of bug fixes, upgrades and balance changes across the game. You can find the full patch notes here.

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