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Playing Arknights on your PC comes with a number of benefits, including better performance, playing on a larger display, and the ability to play multiple accounts at once.
Arknights is a defense hero collector game in which you collect heroes and set them up to take out enemies in levels.
In this guide, we give you all the information you need about how to play Legends on your PC.
Here is a quick walkthrough on how to download and play Arknights on your PC/Computer:
- Go to the Arknights download page on Bluestacks.
- Press the ‘Play Arknights on PC’ button.
- Save and run the Bluestacks installer.
- Download Arknights on the Bluestacks platform.
- Click the Arknights icon on the Bluestacks homepage.
- You are now playing Arknights on PC!
You can find a more detailed step-by-step walkthrough of how to play Arknights on PC below.
Table of contents
- Download and play Arknights on Computer
- Benefits of playing Arknights on PC
- What is BlueStacks
- How to play Arknights on PC Video
Download and play Arknights on Computer
An emulator is software that emulates a mobile device, which means you can play mobile games on that emulator.
We recommend using BlueStacks, as it’s the emulator we’ve found to have the best performance and features.
You can, however, use other emulators to play Arknights on PC as well.
The first step of playing Arknights on PC is to go to the official Arknights download page on Bluestacks.
Alternatively, you can use the ‘Play Arknights on PC’ button below to get to the download page.
On the Arknights download page, click the ‘Play Arknights on PC’ button to download the Bluestacks installer.
Once you’ve downloaded the installer, find it in your downloads folder or directly in your browser and run it.
After running the Bluestacks installer, press ‘Install now’ on the Bluestacks installer window.
Bluestacks will now start installing, which will take a couple of minutes depending on your internet speed.
Upon finishing the installation, you will be taken to the BlueStacks homepage.
On the homepage of BlueStacks, most of you will see a big Arknights banner.
Press ‘Install game’ on the Arknights banner, which takes you to the Arknights page on Google Play.
If you haven’t signed in to a Google account yet, you will be asked to do so at this point before being taken to Google Play.
For those who don’t see the Arknights banner on the BlueStacks homepage, just click the game in the bottom menu under ‘Popular Games To Play’ or go to the Play Store, sign in, and then search for Arknights.
Now that you’re on the Arknights page on Google Play press the green ‘Install’ button in the top right corner.
The game will start installing, which, again, will take a couple of minutes depending on your internet speed.
When Arknights has been installed, you can start the game by pressing the ‘Open’ or ‘Play’ button on the Google Play page.
Alternatively, you can go back to the BlueStacks homepage and click the game icon.
On the homepage, you’ll find all the games you’ve installed on BlueStacks, and this is where you’ll open Arknights the next time you open BlueStacks.
To start Arknights from the homepage, just click the Arknights icon.
That’s it! You are now playing Arknights on your PC!
You now have access to better performance, a wider display, and more benefits that you can read more about down below.
Benefits of playing Arknights on PC
By playing Arknights on your PC, you’ll be enjoying a number of benefits.
First and foremost, you’ll be playing on a wider display, which improves the gameplay experience for many players.
Furthermore, many players enjoy the familiar setting they’re used to on their PC setup, where they can do other things while playing the game, including chatting with friends, listening to music, and watching videos.
Most emulators like BlueStacks are built for performance, which means they are better optimized for playing mobile games when paired with your computer hardware than your phone or tablet itself.
If you are experiencing lag when playing Arknights on your PC, it’s most likely not that your computer can’t run the game, but because you haven’t enabled virtualization.
You can learn how to enable virtualization for BlueStacks in the following video from our YouTube channel.
BlueStacks also comes with special features that allow you to do setups that aren’t possible with just one mobile device.
With BlueStack’s multi-instance feature, you can play multiple accounts at the same time, just like you had several mobile devices.
But, playing multiple accounts on BlueStacks only requires one device – your computer.
You can take your farming and progress to whole new heights with this feature.
For players who wish to record their gameplay, using an emulator like BlueStacks makes this a whole lot easier.
When you play a mobile game on your PC with an emulator, you can just record it like any other game with software like OBS or Shadowplay, and you can stream it just like any other game as well.
Lastly, playing on your computer allows you to play mobile games in situations where you’d not normally be able to, as you can just close the tab and let the game run in the background while doing other work on the computer.
What is BlueStacks
BlueStacks is an emulator, which is software that emulates a mobile device, allowing you to do activities normally done on mobile devices on your computer.
This means that you essentially have a phone you can control on your computer when using BlueStacks, except for you can’t call from it with cell service.
You can, however, do everything else, including downloading and playing any mobile app and game.
BlueStacks is an Android emulator, which means the software emulates an Android mobile device.
Because of this, you have access to the same features as an Android device, and you can thereby download apps through the Google Play store, not the IOS App Store.
On BlueStacks, you can, however, also download apps and mobile games directly with APK files that you’ve downloaded from third-party websites or app stores.
How to play Arknights on PC video
Here is a video version of this guide, which shows you step by step how to download and play Arknights on PC.
That’s how to download and play Arknights on PC!
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