The Azur Lane Japanese 5th Anniversary live stream revealed a new major event that will star the second Yamato-class battleship, IJN Musashi. It will run for three weeks from September 15 to October 5, 2022.
The event will add a total of five new shipgirls to the ever-growing roster of Azur Lane. All of them will belong to the Japan-inspired Sakura Empire.
- IJN Musashi – 2nd Yamato-class Battleship – Ultra Rare – Construction exclusive
- IJN Sakawa – 4th Agano-class Light Cruiser – Super Rare – Construction exclusive
- IJN Wakatsuki – 6th Akizuki-class Destroyer – Super Rare – Construction and point shop exchange
- IJN Haguro – 4th Myoko-class Heavy Cruiser – Elite rarity – Construction exclusive
- IJN Miyuki – 4th Fubuki-class Destroyer – Elite rarity – Total point reward
The addition of Haguro will complete the four-ship roster of Myoko-class Heavy Cruisers. Myoko, Nachi, and Ashigara have appeared through previous events. The third Agano-class cruiser Yahagi and the nation’s flagship Yamato are some of the remaining notable Japanese ships yet to appear in Azur Lane as of this writing.
Azur Lane‘s Japanese anniversary, which falls in September, has always come with a new event adding shipgirls from the Sakura Empire. The third anniversary in 2020 added Shinano as the game’s first-ever constructible Ultra Rare shipgirl. The fourth anniversary in 2021 brought in Shimakaze, who previously starred in the console game Azur Lane: Crosswave.
The same stream also revealed that the Royal Navy’s heavy cruiser HMS Shropshire and CL-52 USS Juneau will newly receive enhancing retrofits. The bi-monthly seasonal Cruise Missions will also receive an update in October 2022. All players will have an opportunity to unlock a META version of the destroyer HMS Hunter. Purchasing a Cruise Pass will also let them obtain an exclusive skin for Pamiat’ Merkuria.
Azur Lane is available on Android and iOS mobile devices worldwide. The Japanese 5th anniversary event will run from September 15 to October 5, 2022.