Azur Lane HMS Vanguard

Azur Lane HMS Vanguard Will Star in Chinese 5th Anniversary Event

HMS Vanguard, the Royal Navy’s last battleship, will be the star of the next major Azur Lane event. She will have the highest Ultra Rare grade, and Commanders will be able to find her in the event’s limited construction pool. Manjuu and Yongshi revealed the new shipgirl at a live stream marking the Azur Lane Chinese 5th anniversary on Bilibili.

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The upcoming Azur Lane event will primarily add five new shipgirls, including HMS Vanguard. All of them will be based on historical British Royal Navy warships.

  1. HMS Vanguard, the last battleship built for the Royal Navy in history.
  2. HMS Indomitable, a modified Illustrious-class aircraft carrier.
  3. HMS Jervis, one of the two J-class destroyers that survived World War II, together with HMS Javelin.
  4. HMS Revenge, a super-dreadnought battleship that saw action in both World Wars.
  5. HMS Bellona, a modified Dido-class light cruiser that also served as a basis for her own sub-class.

The stream also revealed that HMS Unicorn will receive a new retrofit that raises her grade from Elite to Super Rare. A Little version of HMS Cheshire will also be obtainable through a separate event running concurrently with the above major event.

In addition, Manjuu and Yongshi announced two new META shipgirls coming soon to Azur Lane. Memphis META will be the new Seasonal Mission reward for June-July 2022. Repulse META will replace Scharnhorst META, whose Showdown season period ends on June 1, 2022.

Azur Lane is available worldwide on Android and iOS mobile devices. The new Royal Navy event will run from May 26, 2022 to June 16, 2022.

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