Best multiplayer games on Android

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Before talking about the best multiplayer games, let me first talk about Games generally, they are fun, and not to mention a great way to kill some time. They can also be relaxing, a way to blow off some steam. It sure is a great way to let go of all that is on your mind for a second or two and play that favorite game on your phone.

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There are so many games out there in the Google play store and Apple play store, not to worry if you finish playing one. It has got you all covered, whether you are male or female —Candy Crush, there’s a game that you will surely fall in love with.

Here is something really important you should know when it comes to mobile gaming, some of you may well be aware of it but I’m just going ahead to point it out —the RAM (random access memory) of the phone determines which kind of games will be played smoothly on the phone and those that are going to crash or freeze when attempted to download and play them.

How does RAM influence overall gaming experience?

What do I mean when I say RAM determines which games the phone will play? What is RAM? Well, firstly RAM — Random-access memory is a form of memory that can be read and changed in any order, typically used to store working data and machine code.

In the mobile phone’s settings there’s storage, in there there is main memory —that is where installed apps and other files reside, RAM is responsible for the smooth running of these apps and files, making sure everything in the phone works well.

And then there is usually secondary storage too—it could be a memory card or SD card.

Putting it all simply, the minimum RAM a smartphone has to have to support some of the best multiplayer games out there is 1GB —which actually most smartphones do have. All it takes is data to download and install them from the store.

It goes without doubt that playing games with others are more fun and engaging, not to forget memorable. Play that multiplayer game alone and the result is, 9 out of 10 times one notices there is something missing —the buddy or buddies one usually plays with.

Here is a list of some of the best multiplayer games on mobile phones:

  1. Call of Duty:
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There is the popular Call of Duty video game already out there, this video game has a mobile version and it is the main interest here.

Its cool features include playing iconic multiplayer maps and modes anytime, anywhere, 100 player Battle Royale battleground, fast 5v5 team deathmatch, sniper vs sniper battle, let alone Activision’s free.

How to set up Call of Duty Mobile:

System requirements:

  • iOS —requires iOS 9 and more
  • Android —requires Android 5.1 and more, phone needs to have atleast 2GB RAM

The phone needs at least 1.7GB free to install COD (Call Of Duty) and for gameplay. You may have to free some space in there.

Logging in:

COD uses specifically Facebook accounts for login.

The benefit of this is when a using a new device, you start your progress from where you left off from the previous device.

Internet Connection:

As with most multiplayer games, the internet is a prerequisite to play. No worries, COD consumes less data than you would think.

In case the game is laggy and freezing, it could mean the internet connection is not strong enough —maybe switch to WiFi.

Gameplay modes:

COD mainly has two modes —multiplayer mode and battle royale mode.

Multiplayer modes:

COD has various multiplayer maps and modes to play. The core modes are Frontline, Team Deathmatch, Domination, Search & Destroy, Domination, Free for All, Practice vs AI.

When it comes to the maps, they differ by game type, varying to match the type of game you’re going to play: Killhouse, Nuketown, Hijacked, Cage, Scrapyard, Summit, Crash, Crossfire, Standoff, Firing Range, Takeoff, Raid, Meltdown.

The first three are pretty small, the second eight are larger, changing the style of play.

Battle royale modes:

This mode has one mapIsolated. Although you can play in the first or third-person perspective, you can play solo, duo, or team.

What happens in a battle royale in you parachute unarmed, collect weapons with the aim of being the last player or team surviving.

The play area gradually decreases, pushing surviving players into a tighter area. It’s a classic battle royale.

Get Call of Duty right now —and get into action as a soldier today.

2. Minecraft:

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In the world of Minecraft, players explore a blocky, procedurally generated 3D world, and may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools, build structures or earthworks.

Depending on the game mode, a player can fight computer-controlled “mobs”, as well as either cooperate with or compete against other players in the same world.

Getting started

This is for Windows devices!

Playing Minecraft locally implies you and your friends (up to five players) can play within the same world–but only when you’re all connected to the same Wi-Fi connection.

Within your game settings, toggle the “Local Server Multiplayer” switch to on.

First, decide whose world you want to play in and load up that game on that person’s device. This device will now be the host.

For your friends to join, they must tap “play” and select the new world (highlighted in blue) that’s appeared at the top of their list.

That’s it; they’re in! Get ready to dig, create, explore, or run around chasing creepers–whatever you’re into.

3. Fortnite

With Fortnite, players join one another, collecting supplies and weapons, building forts for protection.

The multi-player version of Fortnite is the best thing about it.

System requirements for Android installation:

  • OS:  Recommended Android 8.0 or higher, 64 bit
  • RAM: 3GB or higher

What to do when your Android device does not meet the requirements?

The answer is to use Vortex!

Vortex is a cloud gaming platform that lets you play high-end games like Fortnite on any device

You don’t need to own any expensive gaming consoles or PCs to play on the cloud. All Vortex requires is a stable internet connection.

All one has to do is download Vortex Cloud Gaming App on Google Play Store to get started.

Pros of using Vortex to play Fortnite:

  1. Downloading and installing the Vortex app on Android (or any other device) is faster, and easier than downloading a .apk file. 
  2. With Vortex, you can play high-end games smoothly on low-end devices, without facing any lagging issues.
  3. You don’t have to spend a fortune on buying gaming PCs to play a game on Vortex.


  1. A monthly subscription fee (which can be a turn-off for people who only want free services). 

With that, you can get to enjoy one of the coolest multiplayer games.

4. Clash of clans:

Get Clash of clans and get to answer the call of the mustache.

  • Customize your village, build an army and crush your opponents.
  • Join a Clan, or establish a Clashing legacy by creating your own.
  • The choice is yours in a millions-strong community of Barbarians.

Clash of clans is a simple and straightforward multiplayer game that does not need cloud gaming third wheel apps in order to use it.

All you have to do to get it on your phone is go to the Google play store and install it to start.

The best thing about using the app is you can transition your progress from an iOS device to an Android.

Meaning you can switch devices without losing game progress.

Get in now from Google play store to get started.

5. Angry birds friends:

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Angry Birds Friends is included in the vast majority of interesting multiplayer games out there.

With its Facebook integration comes the usual Facebook stuff. You can send invites to your friends, send them gifts, etc to get them involved and playing with you.

The gifts come in the form of power ups. There are a number of power ups in Angry Birds Friends including slingshot power ups, replacement birds, bird power ups, and even a laser sight to help you target things better.

Even during the tutorial these power ups were immensely helpful and you’ll be gifting your friends power ups just so they’ll gift them back to you.

Especially the bird replacement, which can make a 2 or 3 bird level into a 1 bird level.

Get Angry birds friends now and join in on the fun.


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