Azur Lane is an immensely popular RPG hero-collector mobile game in which you fight waves of enemies in a naval setting. Though the game is created for mobile devices, it is possible to play Azur Lane on your PC with the use of an emulator. If you’re like us, you sometimes wish you could play Azur Lane on your computer, with a big monitor, keyboard, mouse, and the ability to easily let it run in the background. Therefore, we’re teaching you exactly how to download and play Azur Lane on your PC in this step-by-step guide.
How to download and play Azur Lane on PC
Step 1: To play Azur Lane on PC, you need an emulator that can emulate the mobile game on your computer, as the game itself isn’t originally built for it. We recommend you use BlueStacks, as it runs smoothly and can be used to play all the mobile titles we’ve tested so far on PC. Go ahead and press the link above or the button below that says, “Play Azur Lane On PC.”
Clicking the link or the button opens a new tab taking you to the landing page for the BlueStacks download. You will see the following screen:
Step 2: On the BlueStacks landing page, press the green button that says “Download Azur Lane On PC” on the left side of the screen. Pressing this button will start the download of the BlueStacks installer. Once you’ve downloaded the installer, go ahead and run it. BlueStacks will now start to install on your PC; it will look like this:
Step 3: Once BlueStacks has completed the installation, a window will appear with a “Launch” button. Go ahead and press it to launch to start BlueStacks. The first time you start, BlueStacks will take some extra time for things to set up. While it sets up, you will see the following:
Step 4: After BlueStacks has finished setting up, you will be taken to the BlueStacks home screen. This is where you’ll find all the mobile games you’ve installed on BlueStacks. Because you downloaded BlueStacks through the link we provided earlier, Azur Lane is already on your home screen. To install it, go ahead and press the Azur Lane icon on your home screen that looks like this:
You’ll now be taken to the Google Play page for Azur Lane, where you can install the game by pressing the green “Install” button on the right side. You have to be logged into a Gmail to install Azur Lane, but it doesn’t matter which one you use.
Step 5: Wait for the game to download. It can take a little while depending on your internet as Azur Lane is around 1.2 GB. Once it has finished downloading and installing, go ahead and close the Google Play window. You’ll now find the Azur Lane icon on your home screen without the install icon on it. Press the Azur Lane icon to open the game.
That’s it! You are now playing Azur Lane on your PC. Below are a few tips and tricks on useful things to know when playing Azur Lane on a computer, including the controls.
Controls for playing Azur Lane on PC
In Azur Lane, you control your ships by dragging a controller and use skills by pressing icons on the right-hand side. On a PC, this is difficult to do with a single mouse, which is why you can use hotkeys to control your character and skills instead. By default, you move around using the WASD keys and 1 for skill 1, 2 for skill 2, etc. However, if you prefer something else, you can change your hotkeys by pressing Edit in the bottom right corner under controls or by pressing the keyboard icon in the right menu and then changing the values that pop up on your screen. When you’ve assigned the keys you prefer, press save changes in the bottom right corner. You can also assign and use hotkeys for all other actions in the game, such as craft gear, but it’s probably easier to just use the mouse for such purposes. In the example below, I’ve changed my hotkeys, so I control my ships on the arrow keys, and use skills on Q, W, E.
How to use your own account in Azur Lane on PC
Chances are you want to use your own account from your mobile device when you play on PC. Luckily, this can easily be achieved with the account bind feature in Azur Lane. Go to the main lobby screen on the device with your account you want to use on PC, press settings in the right-hand menu, and go to the account tab. Here you can choose between three different account binding methods, Twitter, Facebook, and Yostar account. Go ahead and choose whichever method you like. Facebook and Twitter are very straight forward, you just press bind to Twitter or Facebook, login if you aren’t already, and the press authorize. To bind with a Yostar account, put in an email of yours, press the generate button to generate a verification code, and then copy the code from the email you’ll be sent into Azur Lane. Now that you’ve bound your progress to your an account, head back to Azur Lane on your PC go to settings again, and press logout on the left side. You will be taken to the login screen where you can choose your preferred way of login on the left side.
Logging in through Twitter and Facebook is once again very simple to do, they just require you to log into your Twitter or Facebook account, and you’ll be on your Azur Lane account. If you use Yostar, you have to type in the same email you used when binding your Azur Lane account on your mobile device and then press generate to generate a verification code. Open your email, copy the code into Azur Lane on your PC, and you’ll be on your Azur Lane account on PC. We did it ourselves below through the Yostar method:
As you can see, I’m now on my own Azur Lane account on PC!
Advantages of playing Azur Lane on PC
Azur Lane combines great aspects from the mobile genre with true action, unlike many other similar RPG gacha titles. In combat, you are constantly on the move, dodging projectiles, reposition yourself, aiming, and executing maneuvers. Because of the level of action in the game, Azur Lane is well-suited for gameplay on a PC, especially when you can customize your key bindings. Furthermore, playing on a bigger screen and better quality plus higher fps depending on your phone, brings a more immersive Azur Lane experience. Lastly, the ability to have Azur Lane running in the background while doing other work on your computer is a huge advantage to some who can’t have their phone openly lying around on their desk with a game running.
That’s all for this guide on how to play Azur Lane on PC. If you have any questions or suggestions related to this topic, you are welcome to leave them in the comment section below.