AFK Arena PC/Mac Version Download (December 2019 Update)

From now on, you can easily play this awesome game whenever you want as AFK Arena PC is finally available!

There are several ways to play AFK Arena on your PC at the moment. However, in this article, we are going to show you the best and easiest way to fully enjoy the game right on your computers, laptops or even Mac devices.

Do note that, Bluestacks is the official partner of the game AFK Arena. You will never get banned for using Bluestacks playing the game. All sources saying that you might get banned are all fake.

afk arena pc

As the game is primarily designed for playing on phones/tablets, most AFK-ARENA players do not know that the game can actually be played on PCs and laptops, including Mac devices, using Bluestacks, the best Android Emulator right now. Or you might have heard about the pc version of the game but you are not sure whether your low-end PC can handle the game, this article is for you!

Why you should use Bluestacks to play AFK Arena on PC & Mac

  • Ease of use: Simply press the download button above, open the file and then the installer will do all of the rest for you. You only need to use your Google ID to download AFK Arena and load your game progress, and that’s all.
  • Extremely High Performance: The latest version of Bluestacks is currently improved a lot. While running on a computer with the same specs as Samsung Galaxy S9+, Bluestacks provides 6x faster performance. The new version is also 8x faster than Bluestacks 3.
  • Multi-tasks: You can easily play multiple games or even multiple accounts of the same game at once with ease. Switching them via the tabs menu at the top of the screen.
  • Simple UI: You couldn’t find any emulator that has a simpler UI than Bluestacks. All of the most important functional buttons are placed at the bottom. The built-in tabs are extremely helpful so that you can easily switch between the running apps/games with ease.
  • Smart Keymapping: Bluestacks has a built-in keymapping system for all of the popular games. Switching between the windows in-game, summoning Heroes, opening specific modes, buildings in the game using your keyboard is never easier than now!
  • 1-Click Streaming: Are you a streamer? Or you just want to stream your game so that your friends can see you playing? Easy! Simply tap on the Streaming button, sign in with your streaming account (Twitch, Facebook, etc.) and start streaming!

Update: A lot of players asked: “Why wouldn’t you play AFK Arena on computers using Emulators like NoxPlayer or MEmu Player?” – Well, As far as we know, Bluestacks is the only official partner of the game so far. Bluestacks is a well-known company, which was first introduced in 2009 (Alpha version). They keep updating their products every year, the new version of the emulator keeps getting released and functionally improved a lot. And most importantly, after testing a lot (couples of weeks), it is confirmed that the game can play super smoothly on most Low-end PCs. These are reasons why we recommend you to use Bluestacks for enjoying the game AFK Arena on your PC.

How to Download and Play AFK Arena PC

Follow these simple steps and have AFK Arena ready right on your PC under 3 minutes. Although this guide is written based on the Windows version of the game, All Mac users can also follow it as well!

1. Download Bluestacks 4 Installer

Firstly, you need to download the installer of the game via the button below. We will use it to install Bluestacks and AFK Arena.

The latest version of Bluestacks supports Windows 7/8/10 and any macOS version after 10.10. Also, ensure your computer matches the minimum system requirements of the emulator:

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 and above; macOS 10.10 and above
  • Processor: Intel/AMD Processor.
  • RAM: 1GB+ RAM if running Windows 7. 2GB+ RAM if running Windows 10.
  • Disk Space: At least 4GB of free disk space.
  • Permissions: You need to be the Administrator of the PC.
  • Drivers: Up-to-date Graphic driver.

Please do note that this is the minimum requirement system for playing the game on your computer. If you want to game to run faster and more smoothly, you want to have better specs. Check out the recommended system requirements section below for more details!

2. Let’s Install The Bluestacks Emulator!

Open the installer file you have just downloaded from the step #1 above. Your file name should be something like BlueStacks-Installer_4.abcd.exe. Open it to start installing the game!

installing bluestacks
When you first open the installer, it might take 1-2 minutes to download the full installer package of Bluestacks

 

 

installing bluestacks
Click at the button Install Now to start installing Bluestacks. If you want to install all of the game components on somewhere else rather than the C drive, click at the Customize button to change the default path, which is normally C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks
installing bluestacks afk arena version
Bluestacks AFK Arena version is now being installed…
done installing bluestacks
Done! Click Complete to open the emulator and move to the next steps!
afk arena pc loading
Bluestacks is now loading…

 

sign in with google id
At the first time you start Bluestacks, you will be required to sign in with your Google account in order to use all of the built-in Google services. If you don’t have any Google ID yet, sign up for free here.
sign in with google id
You can also change the language of the emulator here as well. English is the default language but you can also easily change it to the others. At the moment, Bluestacks supports up to 60+ languages.

After successfully signing in using your Google account, press Start using Bluestacks and get to the next step of the tutorial, installing the game!

3. Downloading and Installing AFK Arena right on your PC!

afk arena icon on bluestacks main screen
Back to the home screen of Bluestacks, you will see the icon of the game located there. Click on it!

The Google Play download page of the game will show up like this:

start installing afk arena on pc
Click Install to start downloading and installing the game. Just as easy as that!
downloading afk arena pc
Depending on your internet connection, the downloading step might take a few minutes. Normally, it does not take more than 30 seconds to fully download everything.
downloading finished
Once everything is installed, the Open button will show up. You can now play the game whenever you want using your PCs.

You can also find the game icon right on your PC’s Desktop or on Bluestacks’s main screen. Opening and playing the game is never easier than now!

4. Let’s Play AFK Arena!

playing afk arena pc
The game will load immediately after you press the OPEN button above. There are functional keys as well as the tab menu located right on your screen!
finishing the tutorial...
Finishing the beginner’s tutorial…
finishing the tutorial...
Finishing the beginner’s tutorial…

Skip the instruction If you have already played the game before. Finish some beginner’s tutorial steps and then you can load your the game progress from your phones/tablets using your Facebook account or Google account.

If you haven’t played the game before, make sure you link your game to your Facebook & Google account so that you won’t lose the progress in the future.

loading game account successfully
I have successfully loaded my AFK Arena account on Bluestacks emulator.
all game functions are working well
All of the game functions are normally without any issue!

At first glance, you can easily notice that the game loads super fast, a lot faster than any phone or tablet can.

If you take a look at the Task Manager window on Windows or Activity Monitor on Mac, you can also see that Bluestacks takes just a small amount of resources whether you are running the game or not:

bluestacks task manager

If you have any question regarding AFK Arena PC version, don’t hesitate to make a comment down below. We will do our best to reply and help you out!

AFK Arena Controls on PC

As mentioned before, Bluestacks has the built-in key-mapping function for almost all games right now. And this game is no exception.

GameplaySkills
ActionButtonActionButton
PausePHero 1 Ultimate1
Auto BattleAHero 2 Ultimate2
Speed MultiplierSHero 3 Ultimate3
Allied BonusesQHero 4 Ultimate4
Enemy BonusesWHero 5 Ultimate5

You can press Ctrl + Shift + H to see the instruction screen whenever you open the game. You can also easily edit the buttons with your desired key with ease.

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Quick Review for AFK Arena PC Version

There is a lot of problems associated with gacha games. For me, they become totally annoying when they use pay-to-win schemes, take so much of your time, or on other cases, are too horny.  While I found those problems in some gacha games, that does not seem to be the case with AFK Arena. On the contrary, it offers an interesting twist which you might find attractive. It has similar mechanics to those of idle games (which I would say is the total opposite of gacha games). I find AFK Arena to be a bit friendlier and more interesting in what would considered to be an exploitative genre.

The Adventure

AFK Arena on computers allows you to collect different fantasy heroes. You are then allowed to send them into battles or even party with them. You collect your fantasy heroes following traditional gacha mechanics, similar to what you see in Fire Emblem Heroes, with the difference that the fights are not what you describe as “active”. All you have to do is hit a button, which sets the battle into motion. Then a tap here would activate powers when these are ready (you also have the option to auto activate these by the way).

Some commented that this is reminiscent of the game Idle Champions, with the twist of social hooks, daily quests, and resource grind of popular rpgs like Knights Chronicle. When not in battle, there are other things that you could be working on or unlocking, which is how AFK Arena keeps you locked into the game.

afk arena campaigns

Play Whenever You Want!

AFK Arena may have sounded like an uninteresting gacha game. This may be true in a lot of ways. But how come this is successful nonetheless? The secret may be being because it lets people play at the time that they feel like it, unlike other games that require so much of your time. Take your cue from its title. It churns out currency for you whether you are fully engaged in the game or not.

While it is true that there is a limit on how much rewards you can get from the AFK Arena, it is still obvious that compared to other gacha games, it is much easier to keep up. With the traditional gacha games, you need to be on timed events as well as perform daily quest requirements, requiring several hours of your time each and every single day. While AFK Arena on the other hand will only ask you to spend around 30 minutes each day to keep on top of the game’s grind.

arcane labyrinth relics

It’s An Idle Game

AFK Arena version on pc is an intriguing game for gacha game fans because of its tamed nature, more so for those who have has negative experience with games that came with more intense titles. This would probably only appeal to audience who already played gacha games in the past.

It has the same tricks similar to what you can find in Dragalia Lost, with the difference that you spend lesser amount of time. Some would say that they can play this game while waiting on the bus or while waiting for commercial to be done on TV. It does come with nice art and animations, so it somewhat makes you feel accomplished as a gamer while collecting your idle rewards.

Conclusion

The AFK Arena PC version combines the appeal of gacha games and idle games. It’s a monetized free-to-play game. For those who welcome games as distractions during idle times, this is something that you definitely ought to try.

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