Playing Azur Lane 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.
In this guide, we give you all the information you need about how to play Azur Lane on your PC.
Here is a quick walkthrough on how to download and play Azur Lane on your PC/Computer:
- Go to the Azur Lane download page on Bluestacks.
- Press the ‘Play on Bluestacks’ button.
- Save and run the Bluestacks installer.
- Download Azur Lane on the Bluestacks platform.
- Click the Azur Lane icon in the My Games tab.
- You are now playing Azur Lane on PC!
You can find a more detailed step-by-step walkthrough of how to play Azur Lane on PC below.
Table of contents
- Download and play Azur Lane on Computer
- Controls for playing Azur Lane on PC
- How to use your Azur Lane account on the PC
- Benefits of playing Azur Lane on PC
- What is Bluestacks
- How to play Azur Lane on PC Video
Download and play Azur Lane 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 Azur Lane on PC as well.
The first step of playing Azur Lane on PC is to go to the official Azur Lane download page on Bluestacks.
Alternatively, you can use the ‘Play Azur Lane on PC’ button below to get to the download page.
On the Azur Lane download page, click the ‘Play on BlueStacks 4’ 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.
Here, it will ask you to sign in to a Google account – you can do that now, or you can wait till later, but you can’t install any games before you log in to a Google account.
On the homepage of BlueStacks, most of you will see a big Azur Lane banner under Featured game.
Press ‘Install game’ on the Azur Lane banner, which takes you to the Azur Lane 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 Azur Lane banner on the BlueStacks homepage, just type in Azur Lane in the search bar in the top-right corner of the BlueStacks homepage, and then click the Azur Lane icon.
Now that you’re on the Azur Lane 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 Azur Lane has been installed, you can start the game by pressing the ‘Open’ button on the Google Play page.
Alternatively, you can close the Google Play tab and go back to the BlueStacks homepage and go to the ‘My Games’ tab at the top.
Under My Games, you’ll find all the games you’ve installed on BlueStacks, and this is where you’ll open Azur Lane the next time you open BlueStacks.
To start Azur Lane from the My Games tab, just click the Azur Lane icon.
That’s it! You are now playing Azur Lane on your PC!
You now have access to better performance, a wider display, and more benefits that you can read more about down below.
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 PC, this is difficult to do with a single mouse, which is why you have 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 Azur Lane account on the PC
Chances are you want to use your Azur Lane 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.
Choose whatever method you like. Facebook and Twitter are very straightforward, you just press bind to Twitter or Facebook, login if you aren’t already, and then 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 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 very simple, 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 bound 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:
Benefits of playing Azur Lane on PC
By playing Azur Lane 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 Azur Lane 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 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 Azur Lane on PC video
Here is a video version of this guide, which shows you step by step how to download and play Azur Lane on PC.
That’s how to download and play Azur Lane on PC!
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