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Learn more about the Fleet & check out new screenshots from Azur Lane: Crosswave!

January 30, 2020

Learn more about the Fleet & check out new screenshots from Azur Lane: Crosswave!

In today's blog post, you can find out how you can choose your main and your support fleet, how to adjust the difficulty of the game, or learn more about carrier types in Azur Lane: Crosswave!

MAIN AND SUPPORT FLEETS
Azur Lane: Crosswave - Select Your Fleet
Choose Your Main and Support Fleet: A Commander can choose 3 possible playable characters to fill the Main Fleet and 3 possible playable or support characters in the Support Fleet. Each character in the Support Fleet will appear in battle when their conditions are met. If all 3 characters on your Main Fleet are destroyed, the Commander will lose. Azur Lane mobile users may notice that in Azur Lane: Crosswave, you can deploy your fleet without using fuel, and negative effects won't carry on into battle.
 
GAME DIFFICULTIES
Adjusting Difficulties: There are 3 modes of difficulty that can be changed any time:
• Easy: The perfect difficulty for those new to shooting games. If you deploy a battleship, odds of you losing are close to none.
• Normal: The perfect difficulty for those who are used to playing shooting games. Depending on your formation and leveling of your skills, you may be able to clear the game without an extensive need of leveling your characters.
• Hard: A challenging setting that is best for those who have cleared the game a number of times. All boss characters receive attack and defense boosts, making the entire playthrough challenging. Depending on how well you play, you may even experience battles that emulate what it would be like to face each character based on how strong they are in the story.
FLEET EFFECTS
Players can give their Main Fleet special stat bonuses depending on who they place in both their Main Fleet and their Support Fleet. The buffs players receive can be Torpedo attack power, reload speed, HP, and more!

For example, in the screenshot above, you can see that the Fleet Effect, "Cat Ears", was implemented because the Support Fleet contains Aoba, Ise, and Shiratsuyu.

Be sure try out different character combinations to see what kind of Fleet Effects you can unlock, and don't forget, Playable Characters can also be used in the Support Fleet!
CARRIER TYPE
Azur Lane: Crosswave - Fleet - Carrier Type
Players will find that each character is designated by a Carrier Type. There are 5 different Carrier Types and the characters chosen for a player's Main Fleet will impact their battles! Want to play heavy defense, or do you prefer speedy offense? The choice is yours!

Destroyer - Destroyers are very fast, and their torpedoes are exceptionally powerful. They aren't very resilient, and their ranged attacks aren't very powerful. They are weak against normal fire.

Light Cruiser - Light Cruisers have features of both destroyers and heavy cruisers. They do well against aircrafts, so they excel using anti-air weapons. They are weak against normal fire.

Heavy Cruiser - They aren't very fast, but their lock-on gauge charges faster than any other vessels. They can deal more damage than battleships if they can use their lock-on attacks frequently.

Battleship - They are very powerful and can take a great deal of damage, but their initial weapons lack firing speed. They are the slowest of all the vessels, and they use a Guard technique where other types use Dash. They are very resilient against normal fire, but are weak against armour-piercing shells as well as torpedoes.
 
EQUIPPING YOUR KANSEN
Azur Lane: Crosswave - Equipping Your Kansen
A Massive Arsenal of Weapons to Choose From: With Akashi's Laboratory, and in-game item drops, Commanders have multiple ways to earn, exchange, and equip rare items. Depending on the available equipment slots on a character, Commanders can utilise items crafted at Akashi's Laboratory or found in-game. Certain items or blueprints may be required to craft special items in Akashi's Laboratory, so keep grinding through battles to find what you need. 
CHARACTER-SPECIFIC SKILLS
Azur Lane: Crosswave - Character-Specific Skills
Unique Character Skills and Item Upgrades: All characters have unique skills, such as Shimakaze's "Lightning Flash" which boosts the attacks and speed of her allies. Commanders can strengthen these skills to their max potential by using items! You can also experience a boost in a character's skills if their active skills are of the same category. Explore how far you can push your Kansen by changing up how you form your fleet! 
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTER
Azur Lane: Crosswave - Character Info
Never-before-seen information is added in Azur Lane: Crosswave: Tutorials and character information has been added for Commanders who are unfamiliar with the lore of Azur Lane. Immerse yourself in the world of Azur Lane by learning a ship's hobby, and even their likes and dislikes!