Metal Slug: Commander is a brand new gacha RPG set in SNK’s Metal Slug universe, in which users can unlock and upgrade a variety of characters from the iconic side-scrolling shooter and use them to defeat the enemy army. However, instead of featuring blood-pumping platforming and intense shooting, Commander puts two groups of characters against each other and has them fight in real time in mostly an automatic fashion, but with the player being able to deploy their units’ most powerful ultimate skills manually.

The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Metal Slug: Commander on PC

If you’ve played other gacha RPGs with idle mechanics like AFK Arena, then you’ll probably know what to expect in Metal Slug: Commander. However, if you’re new to the game and genre, or simply want to get a headstart while the game is new, then we’ve created a list with five useful tips for this game to help you get started.

Reroll to Unlock Hyakutaro (and Other Powerful Units) From the Start

One of the main aspects of every single gacha RPG in the mobile market is that they all offer a large roster of characters to recruit and add to your team. Some of these characters can be quite stronger than others for various reasons, including their stats, their useful skills, or any other aspects. In Metal Slug: Commander, one of the absolute must-have units in the game is Hyakutaro, particularly since his ultimate skill allows for some powerful combinations that can get you far into the game with relatively no effort.

The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Metal Slug: Commander on PC

In order to unlock new characters, however, you have to farm resources like Gems and Coupons in order to use them in the gacha system. Moreover, the characters that you get from every pull in this system are randomized, so you never know what you’re going to receive—it could be a good character, a bad one, or a duplicate. This is why most players, in order to get an advantage in gacha games like this one, opt to reroll in order to summon good characters from the very beginning.

In this regard, our personal suggestion is always to reroll, at least if you’re serious about the game in question. In the case of Metal Slug: Commander, each reroll attempt can take some time, which makes it a bit difficult to do so. Nevertheless, it’s well worth the effort if you manage to summon Hyakutaro or any other powerful character in the game.

The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Metal Slug: Commander on PC

Check out our reroll guide if you want to learn more about this process in Metal Slug: Commander.

Play on BlueStacks to get the Best Experience

Idle RPGs like Metal Slug: Commander are specifically designed to be enjoyed thoroughly on phones, particularly since they can be played ideally in short sessions during a commute, or when you have some downtime from school or work. However, if you’re at home relaxing, the last thing you’ll want to do is play on your phone with its small screen and awkward controls.

Luckily, you can easily install and play Metal Slug: Commander on PC with BlueStacks and enjoy this awesome game on your computer monitor, and with your mouse and keyboard instead of touchscreen controls. Our Android app player also gives you plenty of different tools to significantly enhance your experience with this game.

The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Metal Slug: Commander on PC

If you’re out and about, then your phone is the most convenient option for playing this game. However, if you’re at home, you’ll definitely want to play on PC.

Your Team Composition Matters

When it comes to actually fighting through stages and missions, there are quite a few things you must consider when choosing a team. 

First and foremost, the role of your units are an important factor in whether or not you should take them with you. For instance, having five supports on a team is a surefire way to get yourself knocked out since you won’t have any damage to fight the enemy. Similarly, running with too many attackers can make it difficult to beat the toughest and beefier enemies since they’ll defeat you before you can penetrate their defenses.

The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Metal Slug: Commander on PC

In our opinion, it’s a good idea to have at least one tank unit that can bear the brunt of the enemy attacks, along with one dedicated support and healer character. The remaining three units can vary depending on the situation, though they’ll often consist of three attackers.

Check out our guide on the best units in Metal Slug: Commander to learn more about some of the best combinations in the game.

Keep Your Main Squad Upgraded

However, even if you managed to reroll for some powerful characters, their effectiveness will be quite limited if you don’t upgrade them. In this sense, we always recommend swinging by the units menu to level up your characters as well as to equip them with the strongest gear available. 

The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Metal Slug: Commander on PC

Another way to upgrade your units is by heading to the Headquarter screen in the Logistics menu to promote your characters. Promotions increase a character’s potential, though it can be quite costly, as it requires sacrificing a varying number of units of the same rank in order to do so. Regardless, if you want to maximize the power of a specific character, promoting them is the way to go.

Don’t Forget to Claim Your AFK Rewards

As we mentioned earlier, Metal Slug: Commander is a gacha RPG with idle mechanics, which means that your characters continue grinding and farming resources even while you’re offline. These AFK rewards, however, stop accumulating past the 24-hour mark, which means that you’ll stop production until you empty your reward box. In other words, it’s always a good idea to empty your AFK loot every day as soon as you log in. This will not only ensure that you’re always producing resources, but that you also have plenty of materials to work with.

The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Metal Slug: Commander on PC

It’s worth pointing out here that, as you progress through the story and unlock more advanced levels, the resources you can produce on an hourly basis also increase. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to go as far into the story as you can whenever possible, as this ensures that you’re maximizing your resource generation from AFK farming.

With these tips in mind, you’re ready to head into battle and start progressing in Metal Slug: Commander. Feel free to leave us your own tips and tricks for this awesome game in the comments below!