Announcing Warboats PvP — a new head-to-head community event

By Rich Stone,
Update:
Registration is now open at the Warboats PVP Hub.

Please register before Monday if you want to take part.


Original Story:
Our Warboats community event has been one of the most popular we've ever run.

We've decided to bring it back for 2022, but with an added twist — you are now playing head-to-head against other gamers, over four rounds of trophy-hunting fun.

Welcome to Warboats PvP.

Warboats PvP

How Warboats PvP will work

Warboats PvP will run over 4 rounds.

At the start of each round, each player will be matched against another player that they haven't been matched against previously.

Both players will be given an 8x8 grid of target trophies based on the locked trophies that each gamer has in their collection.

The grids will contain different trophies for each player, but they will be matched as closely as possible based on TT Ratio, which should keep their unlock difficulty similar.

Hidden behind the squares of each grid will be five ships:
  • Carrier — 5 squares long
  • Battleship — 4 squares long
  • Cruiser — 3 squares long
  • Submarine — 3 squares long
  • Destroyer — 2 squares long
You fire at the ships on your target grid by unlocking the trophy in the square you are aiming for.

Points are awarded as follows:
  • Hitting a ship: 3 points
  • Sinking a ship: 5 extra points
  • Missing with a shot: -1 point
  • Not firing any shots at all in a round: -20 points
The person at the end of the round with the most points will win that round, and be awarded 20 bonus points for the match win.

Each round lasts for 13 days, with a rest day between each round which will allow the TT development team to re-run the matching routines to ensure even matches for the following round.

Registration information

In order to register for Warboats PvP, you will need to have 400 valid locked trophies in a minimum of 10 valid games.

Valid games are:
  • In your Game Collection with an ownership status of Owned
  • You can also optionally include games with the ownership status of PS Plus
  • On the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, or PlayStation 3 platforms (your choice)
  • From Only games you've started or All owned games in your collection (you choice)
  • Not completed
  • Not set as 'Not for contests' in your Game Collection
Valid trophies are:
  • Not currently unlocked by you
  • Not from any DLC packs apart from Title Updates
  • Have a TT Ratio between 1.00 and 2.00
  • Not flagged as Unobtainable or Discontinued
  • Not flagged as Time/Date
  • Not flagged as Buggy
  • Not flagged as Partly Discontinued/Unobtainable
  • Not flagged as Time Consuming
The registration page will go live on Thursday, June 16th at 2pm UTC. At that time we will post a news story with a link to register.

The registration page will allow you to choose the platforms, ownership status, and game started settings you want for the contest. It will also show you how many valid locked trophies you have.

Registration will close at 2pm UTC on Monday, June 20th.

The first round matches and grids will be announced at 2pm UTC on Tuesday, June 21st.

Before you register, make sure you update your Game Collection

Nothing dampens the enthusiasm more than getting target trophies for games you don't have access to any more, so it's vitally important that you update the games in your Game Collection. Here's how to do that.

Between-round requirements

At the end of each period, we will re-check your valid trophy count based on the settings you chose when you registered, as well as any new games you may have started or added to your collection. We will also remove any games that you have set to 'Not For Contests.'

You must have at least 300 valid locked trophies at the end of rounds 1, 2 and 3 in order for us to include you in the matches for the following round. If you do not have at least 300 valid locked trophies, you will be excluded from the following round of matches.

Warboats PvP key dates

  • Thursday, June 16th at 2pm UTC: Registration opens
  • Monday, June 20th at 2pm UTC: Registration closes
  • Tuesday, June 21st at 2pm UTC: Round 1 begins
  • Monday, July 4th at 2pm UTC: Round 1 ends
  • Tuesday, July 5th at 2pm UTC: Round 2 begins
  • Monday, July 18th at 2pm UTC: Round 2 ends
  • Tuesday, July 19th at 2pm UTC: Round 3 begins
  • Monday, August 1st at 2pm UTC: Round 3 ends
  • Tuesday, August 2nd at 2pm UTC: Round 4 begins
  • Monday, August 15th at 2pm UTC: Round 4 ends

Is there a community challenge for this event?

Yes, there is. You will earn an upgrade on your Community Challenge badge for sinking at least one ship during your first match.
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Rich created TrueTrophies in order to reward gamers properly for the hardest trophies they earned. The site has now become one of the leading PlayStation communities around, and Rich is just as passionate as he's ever been about trophies and PlayStation.
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