Badlanders by NetEase Starts Open Beta Test Today: How to Download on PC and Mac
One of the biggest and most awaited battle royale launches of this year, Badlanders starts open beta test today. And we couldn’t be more excited!
While it has all the elements you would expect of a BR, it also adds a unique twist by making it so that the objective is not only to eliminate the other players, but you can also win by completing certain tasks, as well as by escaping from the battlefield. It’s this unique variation that has gotten Badlanders a ton of interest, attracting over 1 million players to its pre-registration page and over 100,000 installs in the first few hours of starting the open beta test.
How to Download and Play Badlanders on PC with BlueStacks
To Install Badlanders on PC, please follow these simple steps:
- Download the latest version of BlueStacks from our website and run the installer. After the process finishes, the emulator will launch automatically.
- Once BlueStacks has booted up, use the search bar on the top right to look for Badlanders in our Game Center.
- Click on the game’s portrait on the search results to go to its Play Store page, and then install it just like you would with an app on your phone.
- Once installed, you can find the game’s icon on the BlueStacks home screen. Click on it to start playing.
A Battle Royale With a Unique Twist
It’s easy to describe Badlanders as “just a battle royale” since, in essence, you can literally kill all other players to win the match, just like in any other game in the genre. In the current age where there are hundreds of mobile games releasing every month, it’s hard to not find derivative titles among the new launches. However, it’s the games that go all the way and take the risk of innovating upon the familiar formulas that move the industry forward and pave the way for new and better titles to come. Badlanders is precisely one of these trailblazers.
An Innovative Gun Economy
Aside from the main difference we mentioned above, where the objective of the match is not only to kill all enemies, but also to complete certain objectives, Badlanders distinguishes itself from the competition by creating a unique in-game gun economy. In this sense, while you can definitely play the game as you normally would, you can also spend time assembling new guns from the attachments you pick up in every match, and use them to increase your odds of winning the next time you play. Alternatively, you could also sell your creations on the market for in-game currency.
Everything in Badlanders can be sold; even the guns you purchase with real money can be sold on the market. With this in mind, you can focus solely on playing the market, and still have a blast with Badlanders. However, consider that, if you take your OP weapons to the field, and get killed by a player, you’ll drop your loot and that’ll be the end of it, so think twice about taking your fully decked out guns on matches, and always be prepared for the worst.
If you haven’t downloaded the game yet, start playing the game on BlueStacks now, as you know already, our platform offers some of the best features suited for playing Mobile Battle Royale games on PC! We’ll be creating a lot more guides on the Blog over the next few days, stay tuned for more updates.