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Clash of Clans download: how to get the game and play on mobile

All you need to know about getting started in Clash

There’s a reason that years after its initial release, people are still building towns, mustering armies, and facing off against each other in Clash of Clans – you can’t beat a classic. Clash is a great free-to-play game to get into, with elements of town-building, tower defence, strategy, and a surprisingly active multiplayer scene. Why then, wouldn’t you want to download this classic mobile game?

There are myriad ways to download and play Clash of Clans, whether that’s Clash of Clans on PC, downloading Clash of Clans on mobile, or using the APK version of the game. APK can be a little scary, especially if you don’t know what it is, but as files you can download on Android, they do offer their own advantages, such as greater control over the Apps on your phone, and not having to wait to install official updates.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to get your hands on Clash of Clans, whether on mobile, or APK, and how to get started with the game.

here’s how to download clash of clans:

clash of clans download on mobile

This is the simpler option of the two, albeit giving you a little less control over the game on your device. Here are the basic steps to getting Clash of Clans on Android and iOS, and getting started with the game:

  • Go to the Clash of Clan page on either Google Play, or the App Store
  • Hit the install button and wait for Clash to download
  • Open the Clash of Clans application on your phone or just press the open button on the store page
  • Away you go!

Luckily Clash features a pretty in-depth tutorial which teaches you everything there is about playing the game and building your town. Here are a few Clash of Clans tips to bear in mind though:

  • Don’t spend all your gems at once: Gems are super valuable in speeding up your building and progress, but if you want to play Clash of Clans without spending much – or any – money, then it’s important to use them effectively as a resource
  • Plan your village: It’s tempting just to whack down buildings wherever at first, but bear in mind you are going to be stuck with this village for the long haul, so plan it out and make it defensible for when those pesky raiders come a callin’
  • Upgrade mines: As a great way to gain a hefty sum of resources, mines – and any other resource-based building – are important to upgrade if you want plenty of materials to keep your village expanding
  • Find a clan: It’s called Clash of Clans for a reason. Finding a clan to join allows you to go to war, and get a decent share of the spoils if you win, well worth the trouble

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clash of clans apk

Getting your hands on the Clash of Clans APK might be a little trickier, but it’s certainly worth doing if you want more control over the game on your phone. Here are some things you might need to know:

what is an apk?

An APK is an Android Package Kit, and is essentially the equivalent of installation software on PC. So the Clash of Clans APK is just Clash of Clans, without any of the extra stuff you get when downloading a free-to-play game through a storefront.

how to download clash of clans apk

Here we’ll lay out the steps you need to get your hands on the Clash of Clan’s APK. It’s a little more complicated than its Google Play counterpart, but worth it if you want that increased control:

  • Find a trusted APK site first – you’re going to be downloading a file from them, so it’s worth bearing in mind. For the purpose of this guide, we used APK Mirror.
  • Search through the site, or as with APK Mirror, on the official app, for Clash of Clans
  • Once you find the game, pick the version you wish to download
  • Press the download button
  • Once downloaded, simply press install and wait for the bar to fill up
  • When it’s finished installing, you’re all ready to go!

It’s a tiny bit more complicated, but APKs do mean that you can get access to updates before they are rolled out en masse into the game. We hope you enjoy Clash of Clans!

If you’re looking for more similar games to play, be sure to check out our list of the best mobile strategy games, or if you like tower defence, the best digital board games might be your speed.

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