The Spring Event begins:
The event name is "Recon planes, launching!"
High LOS will increase the chances of reaching the boss nodes. To achieve a high value, use of seaplanes, recon aircraft and ships with high LOS is strongly recommended
Concessions will be made to a certain extent for not achieving high LOS values depending on the HQ level
Each map will have a boss gauge that does not regenerate over time
Event lasts 2 weeks from April 23rd.
4 new ships: DD Amatsukaze, DD Tanikaze, repair ship Akashi, and CL Sakawa.
Akashi can repair ships mid sortie (down to moderate damage). A new item, Ship Repair Facility, allows her to repair 2 ships at the same time. The times where she is allowed to repair are limited, however. She will get more functionalty in the future.
Akashi is a E2 drop (Battle of Sunda Strait).
Tone, Chikuma and Bismarck received a second remodel, with Tone-class being reclassified as CAVs. This can be unlocked by using a special Blueprint item, obtainable by trading Extra Operation and Event maps badges.
New recon plane functionality:
Increased effectiveness in the aerial combat phase from successful scouting with carrier-based scouts and seaplane scouts
Effect depends on whether air superiority or air supremacy is obtained
Special bonus in shelling phase from seaplane scouts