With update 1.5 you can now recruit commanders to enhance your warships’ battle performance.
Recruiting new commanders
You will start with one commander for each nation. If you want to recruit more, you can do so in the store. Every 48 hours you can get one commander for free, all further commanders cost 200 gold. You will recruit a commander from a limited pool of commanders. If you get a duplicate commander, you will get experience for that commander instead.
Assigning Commanders to a ship
The commanders now have their own slot in the equipment row of each ship. Tap the commander slot to open the commander menu.
In this menu, you can assign a commander to the ship. Please note, you can only assign commanders to ships of their specific nation.
Commander Experience, Levels, and Skills
Once a commander is assigned to a ship, they will receive a corresponding specialization. If they are moved to another ship, they will need to earn XP in order to unlock their skills again. Once a commander reaches level 12, they begin earning Elite XP, which can be used to retrain other commanders or be converted to Free XP.
Each commander has their own progress, and 12 skill levels with 3 skills on each level to choose from.
It is possible to reset the skills but not for free. So choose wisely!