Love the Marvel Universe? If you can’t get enough of heroes and villains, Marvel Strike Force might turn out to be one of the most entertaining Gacha games for you. The thing is, this game by FoxNext also happens to be very demanding in terms of hardware, which means you won’t be able to play it on just any smartphone. So, you can invest in a new device just to be able to play MSF or – and this is true – you can play it for free on your PC. All you need is your trusty BlueStacks emulator.
Once you install Marvel Strike Force on BlueStacks, you can say goodbye to endless loading screen and lag, as well as say hello to several nifty features that can drastically improve your game.
Collect, Upgrade, Strike
In Marvel Strike Force, there are a dozen different game modes designed to test your team-building and combat skill. From PvE campaign mission and challenges to PvP arenas and alliance raids, there’s plenty of things to keep you busy during the week. To be able to compete, however, you need several great teams of characters.
Enter the usual Gacha mechanics. If you’re willing to break open the piggybank, you have a good chance to get all the heroes and upgrades you need in order to progress quickly. Otherwise, you have to bide your time, conscientiously complete daily missions for small amounts of premium currency, and put together a decent squad through weeks and weeks of grinding. But there’s also some good news for F2P players.
Although it can take a long time until you have a good enough team to compete against the strongest players on your server, it is nevertheless possible to do so. This is actually not the case with many Gacha games out there, so we consider it to be a big plus for FoxNext. Furthermore, not only does BlueStacks allow you to play Marvel Strike Force on your PC for free, it also puts a number of features at your disposal that can help you cut down on the grind time by a lot.
Make Combat Easier with the Keymapping Tool
Combat in Marvel Strike Force is turn-based, which means you can take all the time you need to decide what to do next. Each hero can use up to three abilities, depending on their level and upgrades, while the order is calculated based on their individual speed stats. As you already know from our guide to the best heroes in the game, every character fulfils a specific role, from protector (or tank) to support, controller, brawler, and blaster.
Although the AI is good enough to win in most campaign missions when your team is significantly stronger than the opposition, this is not necessarily the case in more difficult encounters or in PvP. In these situations, it’s best that you turn off “Auto” mode and consider your moves carefully. Some heroes’ abilities synergize well with others, but must be used in the right order to be effective. You are far more likely to maximize the potential of your heroes than the AI is.
Of course, this means you have to manually select each ability when the time is right, but you don’t actually have to point and click when you’re playing on PC. Using the BlueStacks Keymapping tool, you can assign a key to each ability slot. For example, we use 1 through 3 to conveniently activate our characters’ skills and we toggle “Auto” mode on and off by simply pressing “T”. You don’t have to stop here, either. You can basically assign a key to any button on the screen in order to make navigation and combat easier.
Use Scripts to Reduce Farming Time
In most mobile games – and MSF makes no exception – you can have your team automatically complete levels, but there is no way to make them jump from one instance to the next on their own. In other words, you have to be there to click a couple of buttons once every few minutes, which can be distracting and annoying if you just want to let your characters farm for themselves.
Say, for example, that your team’s CP is much higher than the requirements for your current campaign level. This means that your characters will be able to breeze through several missions without needing your intervention. To have them do just that, you can create a Script using the BlueStacks emulator.
Simply open the Game Controls window, press Edit, and then go to Advanced Controls. Here, you’ll be able to start your first Script. Once you’ve accessed the Scripts menu, you can tell BlueStacks exactly what you want it to do using a few key commands such as “mouseDown” (to press) or “wait” to put some time between two different actions. All of the commands you need to create a script that will help your team automatically progress through an entire campaign chapter can be found here. Creating a script will take a bit of time to get used to, but it will give you much more control over your gameplay and allow you to do other things while your characters farm missions on their own.
Record Your Best Performances and Share
Once you manage to put together a great team for Blitz or Arena PvP, you’ll have a blast while climbing the ranks to receive increasingly better rewards. Some battles will be more exciting than others, but especially with mechanics such as the Blitz, every victory will matter. Conversely, every loss will set you back quite a bit, which will ultimately make for some adrenaline-filled encounters.
Why, then, wouldn’t you share your most impressive streaks with others? BlueStacks makes it incredibly easy to record your performance and save the file at a location of your choice. All you have to do is to click the Record button before a Blitz series, then press Stop once you’re finished. If you’re successful in your PvP encounters, you can help other players with ideas and advice. Otherwise, you can use the footage to ask others what you might be doing wrong.
Add to all of these features the fact that Marvel Strike Force will run more smoothly on BlueStacks than on some of the best smartphones currently out there and you’ll immediately understand why you should install this emulator on your PC straight away. If you happen to set up a unique Script or capture a really fantastic moment while recording, don’t forget to share it with us too!