Arknights: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Gameplay Guide

This beginner’s guide will help you learn how to efficiently handle your operators in Arknights. This guide only includes basic knowledge about operators to get you through the early stages of the game. First and foremost, it should be known that this game is very beginner-friendly. That’s because Arknights’s Gacha system is quite forgiving. By the time you have completed the in-game tutorial, you’ll have an adequate amount of Orginite Prime or Orundum to draw 21 pulls. Every new player will receive the same amount of resources to be used on a special banner.

New players start with 21 pulls to acquire a legion of heroes where 6-star and one 5-star operators are a sure thing. These operators are remarkable and can carry your team throughout the early quests. Since you have most of what you need at the start of the game, it is best to reserve your other resources during these stages.

Prepare for Upcoming Banners

Arknights’s Gacha system is known for guaranteeing a 5-star character in the initial 10 pulls from new player banners. However, be mindful that banners change every couple of weeks. Basically, players can get high-tier characters regularly if they do save up some significant amount of Orundum.

5-Star Character Selector in Arknights

You will receive a few rewards through your account’s mail with a 5-star Exchange Voucher being one of them. You can use this to choose among special operators: Pramanix, Liskarm, Silence, and Projekt Red. As a new player, it will be troublesome to pick a single operator out of the four choices especially if you know nothing about them.


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So, to make the most out of these rewards, you must do the first thing that we mentioned in this guide—use the new player banner. Once you have a starter team, analyze the weak spots in it. Where do you come short? This will help you choose who to prioritize next. Obviously, it should be someone that can fill in your weak spots.

Obtain More Operators in Arknights Through Recruitment

When you have already exhausted your free 21 pulls, you might want to look for other viable ways to get more operators. This is when “Recruitment” comes in handy. For a good chance of scoring a 5-star operator through the recruitment process, you must make sure that you have maxed out the timer and select a composition of good traits. You might actually obtain almost all operators through this method, but it is still not a guarantee.

Do Not Discard Your 3-Star Characters Yet

Unlike other RPGs, Arknights’ character rarity and tiers rarely affect the performance of each operator. Even those that belong to the lower tiers play a role in certain situations. Each possesses an extraordinary skill set that compensates for other operators’ short-comings. So do not discard 3-star (or lower) characters just yet as they might come in handy at some point in the game.

If you are ready to play this fun and challenging game, then hit the “Play for Free” button on your screen now or download the full version of Arknights on your PC.