The 18th-century pirate frigate Royal Fortune will appear in Azur Lane. The mobile game’s Japanese and English Twitter accounts introduced the new shipgirl, which will set up a new faction named Tempesta and add Sailing Frigate as a new ship type.
Commanders will be able to obtain Royal Fortune during the “Halloween Hijinks” event, which is slated to run around the 2022 Halloween season. This event will also add the World War II-era destroyer HMS Janus to the playable roster.
Despite having a similar name, there is no relation to the World War II-era F-class destroyer from the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, HMS Fortune. Royal Fortune was one of the most preferred ship names from Bartholomew Roberts, a famed Welsh pirate from the early 18th century.
Bartholomew Roberts was a Welsh pirate and the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy measured by how many ships he had captured. The man had taken over 400 prizes in his career as a pirate. Roberts raided ships off the Americas and the West African coast between 1719 and 1722; he is also noted for creating his own Pirate Code, and adopting an early variant of the Skull and Crossbones flag which grew popular and widely-used in pirate culture and even today is associated with pirates. HMS Royal Fortune will definitely personify this pirate nature and is bound to feature unique voice lines that make great Azur Lane waifus!
The final ship to receive the name Royal Fortune was a frigate originally named Onslow, which the pirate then outfitted with forty cannons. She was the flagship when Roberts fought his last battle at Cape Lopez in 1722.
While Azur Lane primarily features anime-fications of warships from World War II, the developers have occasionally added shipgirls from other periods. The cruiser Avrora and battleship Mikasa from the early 1900s Russo-Japanese War appeared within a year of the mobile game’s launch in 2017.
Azur Lane is available worldwide on iOS and Android mobile devices.
How to get HMS Fortune in Azur Lane on IOS and Android?
To get HMS Fortune it is likely that you will have to roll on the gacha banner and get lucky with the pulls! Save up commanders~ Check out our guide on saving in gacha games to make sure you are maximising your premium currency!
Will HMS Fortune be meta in Azur Lane?
It is too soon to know if HMS Fortune will be a meta ship girl in azur lane and players will need to experience her for themselves as even between game servers it is possible for us to get a dramatically different version of HMS Fortune ship girl than the one in Japanese Azur Lane.