What devices can you play Raid: Shadow Legends on?
Since its release in July 2018, Raid: Shadow legends was predominantly a mobile game – unless using an android emulator such as Bluestacks, however in January 2020, Raid: Shadow Legends was made available on PC too via the Plarium Play Client, making Raid: Shadow Legends a cross-platform game officially.
Raid: Shadow Legends can be run on ~most~ PCs and certain mobile devices, you can find the full list of supported mobile phones below.
- Android lollipop 2015 release
- Android Marshmallow
- Android Nougat
- Android Oreo
- Android Pie
- Android 10
- Android 11
- Android 12
- Android 12 L
- Android 13
(Who knew that Android phones were named like this?)
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s plus
- iPhone SE 1st generation
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 pro
- iPhone 11 pro max
- iPhone SE 2nd gen
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 pro
- iPhone 12 pro max
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 pro
- iPhone 13 pro max
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone SE 3rd gen
So, now you know what can run Raid: Shadow legends, let’s dive into the differences between mobile and PC gameplay
Both Raid: Shadow Legends PC and mobile have been kept pretty much the same to ensure gameplay is just as enjoyable on and device, there are a few noticeable differences with the lighting and shading within battles and generally better graphics for the PC version.
Other PC exclusive updates include:
- The ability to link hotkeys to make repetitive gameplay easier
- A windowed view
- Fully customizable graphics settings
- The ability to play with a keyboard and mouse
- Auto clickers (more on these in a second)
The best way to play Raid: Shadow legends on PC is by downloading Plarium Play, a free computer application available here. Another benefit of playing Raid: Shadow Legends through Plarium Play is the availability to use RSL helper and The HellHades optimiser – both of these are only available through Plarium play.
RSL helper completely changes the way that anyone plays, and in our opinion is a MUST-have for a PC user, and it’s completely free. This tool could very easily be charged for due to how much it has on offer. This is an auto clicker on steroids, it has everything you could possibly imagine and/or ask for – and if it doesn’t, you best believe it’s in the pipeline. Farbstoff is constantly bringing out or developing the pre-existing tools for this incredible application.
The big game-changer for us, was the option to auto-sell artifacts based on incredibly deep settings, breaking them down into each set with specific sub-stats that you’d like to keep.
You can also use RSL Helper to track your shards, to help you calculate how close you are to pity, this will ONLY count for shards pulled while this application is open, so any you pull while it’s not running and/or on your Phone will not count towards your counter on RSL Helper.
Hell Hades Optimiser:
The HellHades optimiser is an invaluable tool, that enables you to create a snapshot of your account at any given time, helping you view your Champions in a deeper dive with more filtering options showing dupes, fully mastered Champions, booked Champions, ascended etc. You are also able to search your champions for specific types of buffs/debuffs, for example, you could search which champions you own who do HP burn. But all of this is just the start, this tool has way more in store for you.
Just like Champions, we have VERY in-depth filtering options for Artifacts, which Paid members do get access to a slightly more advanced version of, showing gear ratings based on a formula we’ve tested and decided we are happy with the results of, of course, these ratings are just a guide, you must apply your own brain when referring to them!
Optimizing for gear: This one is the real game-changer, as much as the others are HUGELY useful for quality of life, this one completely changes the way that we build our champions, by setting stat goals, gear sets, and any other requirements you may have, and hit go – the optimizer will find you the best possible builds for the requirements that you have given it, and will calculate to find you the absolute best damage builds for you (If optimizing based on damage)
And finally, the Team Optimiser, allowing you to view suggested teams for all content, based on the Champions that YOU own! With the option to filter out non-upgraded champions to save your resources, you can filter by many different things, and find the team that suits you the best!
From there, when you pick a team – you’re able to view their stats, masteries, and AI setup, for you to copy as best as you can, and you can even copy this to the team Optimizer, where you can build out all of your Champions at once!
So, what are Auto Clickers and Android Emulators?
The TLDR version is that auto clicking is a useful software used in gaming without the player having to even touch their mouse which Plarium are completely fine with.
Bluestacks is something that’s been widely used in Raid, especially before Plarium Play became a thing. Previous versions required a ton of setup, but since the release of Bluestacks 5, it’s no longer the case, although it is still a lot more demanding on your PC than Plarium Play, it just comes with added benefits.
Upgrade your artifacts quickly! Enabling EcoMode on Bluestacks will reduce your FPS in-game, which will massively increase the speed at which you upgrade your artifacts. This probably saves you around 3x the time when upgrading your gear, it’s significant and noticeable. Make sure you disable this setting while playing the game generally however as it will become very laggy. – However, this has been made relatively redundant since the addition to instant upgrade which you unlock as you progress through the game.
Macros – You can build custom macros to do certain tasks for you in the game, one of the most common is just a standard Replay button, you can record yourself pressing replay and tell your macro to keep doing it until you say stop, the game will then continue to press the replay button for as long as your energy will allow. Another great macro is to help you burn through your forge materials, especially while burning through low-level forge materials.
What devices do you tend to play Raid on? Let us know in the comments!
I mostly play on a Chrimebook. ChromeOS is a variant of Android. It works, but can be flaky, and Plarium do not support it. In recent upgrades, a bug has developed with text input so I have to use my Android tablet for any team chat or promo code.
I have the same problem. A solution is to turn on Accessibility/On-screen keyboard.