How to Play Arknights – Tower Defense Strategy Game

Arknights is a Gacha-based tower defense RPG from the same studio and developer behind Azur Lane. There’s a lot more depth to the game’s tower defense gameplay than what meets the eye. What’s surprising about this game is that low-tier and rarity operators can be as worthwhile as the high-tier ones. This assures players that there is no need to spend bucks to enjoy the game. Arknights players are tasked to assemble a team of operators that will be later deployed to save Terra from further infection and destruction. This short guide can tell you how to recruit and build a team of operators.

How to Collect Operators in Arknights

In Arknights online, players are tasked to collect various Operators of different roles and tiers to defend the base and fight for the cause. Every Operator belongs to a certain class which will influence their skill and attributes. You need to find synergies between the operators in your team based on skills and talents to successfully assemble the ultimate squad.




Collecting operators is your bread and butter in Arknights. You can recruit them through Headhunt—a gacha mechanic where players use premium currency or tickets to roll banners that reward an assortment of operators. You’ll get guaranteed 5-star and 6-star operators as a new player and this could give you at least 21 pulls. Players have to deploy each operator onto tactical positions on the battlefield to defend the base from waves of enemies. To know how best to deploy your operators on the field, you can read our free guide here.

How to Download the Game on PC

Playing Arknights on PC gives you more freedom in terms of controls. Aside from that, you can enjoy more of the intense action on a bigger screen, right? So here’s how you can download Arknights on your PC for free:

  1. The first thing you’ll need to do is to click on the “Play Now” button to start the download. Alternatively, you can go straight to our download page here.
  2. After that, go to your downloads folder and look for the recently downloaded exe file. Double-tap on it or right-click and run it as administrator.
  3. This will begin the installation process of the game launcher on your PC.
  4. Once you have the game launcher up and running, Arknights will be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer. Once the installation is done, the game will open automatically.

Now that you can play Arknights for free on PC, you might want to browse our knowledge base for more gameplay guides and free tips!