This is an old article and encompasses the detailed Release Notes for BlueStacks 4 from versions 4.70 to 4.190. If you are using a later version of BlueStacks 4, please follow this link.
We highly recommend that you update to BlueStacks 5 to get the best experience. For more details, please refer to BlueStacks 5 Release Notes.
Gameplay improvements in MOBA games.
You now have a wide arsenal of key controls to choose from in MOBA games such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. If you're familiar with games like Dota, MOBA controls have been constructed keeping your playstyle in mind. To learn more, click here.
Steering wheel is here! Drift away.
Precision key controls, for the steering wheel, are now here for driving games like Dr. Driving, Real Racing 3, etc. Customize your driving experience in BlueStacks by clicking here.
Gameplay improvements in various games.
Games such as Free Fire have been brushed with a beautification tool. Key controls have been tuned to greater perfection.
Gamepad control names have been modified.
The gamepad control names have just graduated and are now easier to understand. For example, "Right trigger" is now "RT". "Left trigger" is now "LT". Simplicity is the key. To learn more, click here.
- We have reduced the minuscule time delay while switching control schemes. Every second counts in the 21st century.
- Users with high-end machines will now notice less CPU usage. Winter has arrived, for your CPU.
- Gamepad performance has been enhanced. Your controller has been put on a healthy diet.
- Resolved app crash issue that some users on AMD machines were facing.
- IDOLM @ STER Shiny Colour (com.bandainamcoent.shinycolors) has been optimized on BlueStacks
- A graphical issue with SEGA Heroes (com.sega.puzzlerpg) has been fixed. Expect flawless eye candy.
- Black/White screen issue has been fixed for Chaos Fighters3 - Kungfu fighting (com.motu.ldt3.twft). Yin has met Yang.
- A graphical issue with NBA Live (com.ea.gp.nbamobile) has been fixed.
- A graphical issue with Phantom: Tang Dynasty (com.yoozoogames.ptd )has been fixed.
You will now be able to play Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross in landscape mode.
This will provide you with a more engaging and immersive experience. Also, there will be more real estate for your eyes to feast upon.
To learn more, click here.
PS4 controller support is here!
Going forward, you will now be able to use your cherished PS4 controllers/gamepads in BlueStacks! It didn't feel right to leave it out of our close-knit family of supported controllers. Word of advice, please connect the PS4 controllers through USB, not Bluetooth. Our dentist has been notified about this.
The multi-instance manager has always proved what a powerhouse BlueStacks is, in terms of performance. To add to that fame, we've made a few changes that you will find extremely useful in terms of usability. Explore more about the changes here.
MOBA changes for Mobile Legends! Become legendary.
MOBA games have a soft spot in our hearts. They unite communities across various countries and have proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Taking this into account, we've made some changes that will excite players of this genre. To learn more about the changes, click here and here. A sweet surprise awaits you.
The strength of your PC/Laptop has been recognized.
If you happen to have a sufficiently powerful machine, BlueStacks will now be set to "High performance" upon launch, automatically.
It is time. Time to unleash your beast.
Users of our macro community will especially love this update. Seeing how popular the community has become, we've made a few changes that will appeal to you. Because you are the macro community. Macros for your favorite games are now easier to find than ever before.
Rise of Kingdoms zoom!
A few changes have been made to the zoom feature in BlueStacks. In games such as Rise of Kingdoms, you can now adjust the depth and acceleration of your zoom. It is now easier to zoom than ever before.
If you minimize BlueStacks, you'll still get the notifications from your loved games.
Enable Android debugging!
You can now view where you click in Android mode. Enable it by going to Settings -> Preferences -> Enable Android debugging. Users of scripts will especially find this helpful.
1) Our dwarves have tinkered around with the device profiles for the following applications. All device profiles will now work with these.
- Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel (com.bandainamcoent.saoab)
- DanMachi Memoria Freese (com.tw.danmemo)
2) Applications listed below have been added with extra boosters, to prevent any more crashes.
- Three Kingdoms Z (com.digitalsky.rotk.kr)
- Identity V (kr.xdg.and.id5)
- Super Mecha Champions (com.netease.g93na)
- City of Forever 7 Days (com.gaeamobile.kr.qrzd)
3) Endless Frontier (com.ekkorr.endlessfrontier) has been tweaked around with. Expect to explore many more frontiers.
4) The shake feature has been shaken around to filter out the bugs. Prepare to be shook.
Characters in Black Desert Mobile will no longer evade your eyes. All characters will be visible now.
Enhanced game guide.
With the release of BlueStacks 4.170, editing controls to your playstyle can now be accomplished in a matter of seconds.
Besides this, we have also provided a "Reset" option, in the instance where you would like to revert back to default controls. We have also defined controls according to their actions. You will now be able to view specific controls for certain actions e.g controls for "Movement" and "Combat" will now be distinctly viewable, to name a few.
In short, the guidance window has been instilled with a breath of fresh air. To learn more about it, click here.
Connect multiple gamepads.
This feature will be especially useful to those users who would like to plug in multiple gamepads, for example, if you have those late-night gaming sessions with a few friends we got your back.
This will allow you to skip the tedious process of having to set up controls for multiple gamepads/controllers. You can simply plug and play.
For this to work, you will have to enable "Native gamepad support" in BlueStacks settings. You can read about how to enable this here, or you could watch the video below.
Applications mentioned below have been extensively cleaned with bug spray. This will prevent any game crash issues.
- Minecraft (com.mojang.minecraftpe)
- Valkyrie Connect (jp.co.atm.vcon.jp)
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light (com.square_enix.Android_dqmsuperlight)
- Dragon Quest X (com.square_enix.dqxtools)
- Project Tokyo Dolls (com.square_enix.android_googleplay.PTD)
In addition to all these features, we have made numerous improvements inside BlueStacks which will enhance your experience. Happy Gaming!
Enhanced smart controls
With the dawn of smart controls, players no longer had to manually loot from the ground and could instead acquire that loot in a matter of seconds through innovative key controls.
The improved smart controls, further that innovation, in a different scenario. With the enhanced smart controls, players will be exposed to significantly less clutter in Garena Free Fire and increased adaptability in Call of Duty: Mobile.
For Free Fire, you can watch the video below, which describes all the new changes.
Native gamepad controls.
With the Android/iOS gaming landscape expanding at an exponential rate over these past few years, various games, such as Minecraft, are now coming with inbuilt gamepad controls.
Taking into account the inclusion of these inbuilt controls you can now simply enable the native gamepad support option in BlueStacks and dive into your favorite game. To learn more, click here.
How to view GPU being used
In the instance where you would like to see which GPU is being used by BlueStacks, that will be displayed in the settings menu. Click here to learn more.
1) BlueStacks now has 20/20 vision. You can now cherish the graphics in the following applications again.
- 게임빌프로야구 슈퍼스타즈 (Com.gamevil.basebss.android.google.global.normal1)
- 도시어부M (Com.hanbitsoft.cityfishermanm)
- Sword Art Online Alicization Rising Steel (com.bandainamcoent.saoars)
2) The following applications will launch without fail. Let’s explore the galaxy!
- DanMachi - MEMORIA FREESE (com.eu.danmemo)
- 던만추〜메모리아프레제 (Com.kr.danmemo)
- AnotherEden (games.wfs.anothereden)
3) A few issues in Hero Wars have been fixed. Who’s the hero now?
Discover, share and download macros.
Macros are an integral part of BlueStacks and have aided in providing a satisfying gaming experience for our users. With this update we are taking this a step further by inviting you, the users, to contribute to the community with macros that you have created.
This update will also allow you to download macros which will enhance your gameplay experience to a greater level.
For a more detailed description of this feature, please explore this link.
Create your avatar.
Create an avatar. It is 2019. Profile pictures are overrated, anyway.
- Unlimited eye candy for users of "Black Desert Mobile" as all graphical issues have now been resolved.
- Mouse cursor disappearing has been fixed. No more hide and seek.
- Boot failure bug has been removed. We used a lot of bug spray.
- Users of "Another Eden" (net.wrightflyer.anothereden) application will no more see the "No longer supported" error message. We support you.
- "Ace Fishing: Wild Catch" will no longer crash. A parachute has been attached for you.
- Fix for crash issue in "Dan Town ~ Memoria Freze ~" (com.danmemo) application.
- "Last Kings" will no longer display a black screen. You have been saved from the void.
- "MilkChoco"'s supply of milk will be uninterrupted from now on. No more crashes.
- Fix for black screen upon opening camera in Instagram. Take all the selfies you want.
- Fix for crash issue in "Megido72".
- Bug fixes and Performance improvements.
- Squashed a bug which prevented some users on Windows 7 to boot successfully.
Review game guidance and manage game controls without disrupting your gameplay
You may now review game guidance videos or articles, lookup existing keyboard controls, or configure advanced ones, from a new game controls window open adjacent to the main window where the game is being played. For your convenience, you may
- View game guidance, including videos and articles, in the windows that pops up on the side.
- Change key assignments
- Create a new key mapping scheme
- Update an existing key mapping scheme
- Upload and download key mappings
- Select a key mapping scheme of your choice
Merge multiple macro scripts to create a single one
When a macro is recorded over a long duration, it may include human errors - inadvertent mistakes or unnecessary steps that its creator may never want to be replayed. For this reason, game players prefer to record several short macros, each of which is purpose-built to fulfil a discrete set of steps. Such an approach substantially reduces/eliminates the scope for human error.
BlueStacks now lets you merge multiple macros and sequence them to form a larger macro that can run for a much longer duration to improve gameplay efficiency.
Optimize the quality of game graphics through control for processing ASTC textures
In 3D graphics, texture is a digital representation for the surface of an object, e.g., a hero, or their weapon, or leaves on trees and grass in the surrounding scenery. Well-defined textures are very important for rendering realistic 3-D images. However, they also require a lot of memory. The Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC) technology is used by games to provide a realistic, high-resolution, 3D visual experience while reducing image data size, memory footprint, and loading time, to enhance the game performance.
When running on BlueStacks, games using ASTC texture compression can have the visual experience be rendered directly by modern GPU’s. This enhances gameplay experience significantly by improving the overall responsiveness and performance for playing the game.
With hardware decoding, the GPU is dedicated to decode and render the compressed textures leading to a substantial improvement of the gaming experience. You will have to restart BlueStacks after selecting hardware decoding.
However, if your PC’s GPU does not support ASTC texture decoding, you will have to use software decoding, the CPU performs all the high-resolution texture decoding to compose and render the image. Enabling 'caching' will take some disk space but will improve the read/write operations from the CPU’s memory, improving the response time.
If you feel that the software decoding is introducing a lag during your gameplay you may disable ASTC textures, in which case you may not see some of the objects rendered correctly.
BlueStacks typically chooses hardware or software decoding automatically, however, these controls are being exposed to give you direct control over the visual experience.
Switch ABI from Settings
An Android app may bundle libraries for the ARM and x86 family of processors since it is designed to run over a large class of devices that can have very different CPU architecture. Android detects the Application Binary Interface (ABI), i.e., whether the underlying CPU is ARM or x86, and loads the appropriate ARM or x86 library. This ability enables an app to simply run without having to worry about the type of the device. Since BlueStacks runs on PC's that utilize x86 CPU's, BlueStacks supports x86 libraries by default. However, it can also load ARM libraries since it emulates ARM devices. Sometimes apps do not bundle the complete set of x86 libraries and hence fail to run on BlueStacks. BlueStacks now provides a switch to let you change the ABI mode explicitly to ARM so that the app can run.
Assign mobile operator name
You will be able to select a mobile network to allow apps/games that require a specific mobile network to function well.
Shooting mode tooltip for War Robots
A tooltip to help users enter Shooting mode has been introduced for War Robots.
- You may now use the screen recorder to record video in the native resolution supported by the GPU of your device, e.g., 1080p if it supports that resolution.
- You may now search for an app or game using Traditional Chinese or Hangul fonts without the App Center search losing the last character.
- Lineage 2 Revolution was crashing on some older versions of BlueStacks using 32-bit Android. You may now play this game normally without experiencing any crashes.
- 게임빌프로야구 was crashing on some older versions of BlueStacks. You may now play this game normally without experiencing any crashes.
- Some users reported that they could use key mapping intermittently on V4 (com.nexon.v4kr). You may now play V4 consistently using key mapping.
- File directories are now visible with File Explorer apps. You can now modify/delete files and folders inside Android storage.
You may now play BlueStacks on touch devices without experiencing any errors.
- You may now play any of the following games since they initialize successfully upon launch.
- You may now play Call of Duty: Mobile with higher graphics quality which is customizable from BlueStacks settings.
- You may now play Fate/Grand Order without experiencing any crash during data download.
Play Call of Duty Mobile with smart controls
You can be laser-focused on your gameplay, smart controls will assist you by entering and exiting Shooting mode automatically. While you are in the shooting mode, your position will be locked and you can move the mouse to view your surroundings and look out for danger or locate opponents to shoot at.
Select portrait mode resolutions that match the display resolution of your monitor
While playing a portrait mode game, you may now select a portrait mode resolution, different from the system default resolution, to match the display resolution of your monitor.
Disable or close game tips as you desire
BlueStacks enables smart controls to help you play Battle Royale and First Person Shooter games. When these controls are enabled, or when game tips are shown, you now have the option to either close them or never show them again.
Change settings for any instance from the multi-instance manager
To simplify your administration, you may now review and change Settings for any instance from a central administration window of the multi-instance manager.
- com.efun.xyj.sm, - some users on older versions of BlueStacks observed a black screen upon launch. You may now play this game normally.
- 아이돌Live 5G was crashing upon launch for some users on older versions of BlueStacks. You may now play it without experiencing any crash.
- Some users of com.zhiliaoapp.musically observed their camera app was taking pictures that were rotated 90 degrees. Using the current release, you’ll be able to view pictures within musically in their original orientation.
- Some users of Retrica on older versions of BlueStacks, experienced that its camera app opened in landscape mode. Using the current release, you’ll experience the.
1. You may play Call of Duty: Mobile without experiencing a crash that was occurring after upgrading BlueStacks.
2. Resolved BlueStacks startup failures for certain circumstances.
3. Bug fixes and improvements.
1. You may play Call of Duty: Mobile without experiencing a crash that was occurring under certain circumstances.
2. You will now be able to complete the Call of Duty: Mobile tutorial without experiencing any issues with keyboard controls.
We now support Call of Duty: Mobile on this version. You may Download BlueStacks optimized for Call of Duty: Mobile .
New UI with a dark theme
The dark theme with a new wallpaper extends to the main window, the side toolbar and the background for all notifications you receive. The colors and color gradients are chosen to be soothing to the human eye and retain a high contrast environment during yours. There are also several side toolbar usability enhancements to simplify your gameplay.
A new dark mode skin is also available in addition to the existing set of skins.
Smart Controls for Garena Free Fire
BlueStacks uses AI to detect when it is necessary for you to enter or exit shooting mode and enables/ disables it automatically to improve your gameplay efficiency.
You have the option to disable smart controls
New Advanced key mapping U
You may create a control scheme either through dragging and dropping different touch controls from the Advanced game controls panel (shown above) to the keyboard controls editor, or tap/ click on a highlighted touch control, and assign a key for activating this touch control. You can assign several different keys, alone or together with modifiers, to the touch controls shown above and save them as a control scheme. You may save up to 5 custom control schemes and reuse them as needed.
Video for Script
Extensive support for the farming use case
Each instance has an icon in its top bar that denotes operations sync is in progress and for you to pause the sync.
Simplify automation for farming use cases through macro recorder enhancements.
- Macro script display name and file names are now the same
- Import wizard handles duplicate script names
- Import and export are now icons
- Open scripts folder from the macro window
- Tooltip for different icons in the macro window.
- Pencil icon in the macro window is visible on mouse hover and script name can be edited by clicking on the pencil icon.
- Assign a shortcut key from the macro window instead of the settings window
- Macro related toast notifications are displayed in the top bar area of the macro window.
The toast notifications last for 4 seconds and have an 'x' icon to close it.
- If a user clicks on the macro icon on the sidebar while recording a macro, a toast message is shown “Please stop the recording first”.
Safeguard against inadvertent deletion of control scheme or macro script.
To safeguard against inadvertent deletion, you may set a preference to be shown a warning message whenever you try to delete a control scheme or macro script.
- You may now play Sgame without experiencing a crash when you tap/click on the Return button on the World Cup Live Broadcast windows.
- You may now play com.netease.syfz孤岛先锋 without observing any graphics rendering issues after you have logged in.
- You may now enjoy long-running gameplay since the BlueStacks time, timezone and Windows time, timezone synced automatically.
- You may now play War Robots using the keyboard controls available on BlueStacks.
- You may now view the Farm mode overlay even when using the Advanced OpenGL graphics mode.
- You may now play com.nexon.v4kr on BlueStacks without experiencing an error when using the standard OpenGL graphics mode, or a black screen when using the Advanced OpenGL graphics mode.
- You may now play Asphalt nine without experiencing a crash when playing it using the Advanced OpenGL graphics mode.
- You may now play com.efun.wmsj without experiencing any graphics issues on PC’s that have an AMD GPU/graphics card.
- You may now play com.actionsquare.GiganticX without experiencing a crash upon login when you use the Advanced OpenGL graphics mode.
- You may now play com.netmarble.bnsmkr 블레이드&소울 레볼루션 and use the Enter key while chatting.
- The volume slider in the side toolbar now shows the volume level as a number. You can increase or reduce the volume in steps to suit your listening preferences.
We now support high graphic settings in Call of Duty: Mobile.
Create shortcut keys for common actions
You may now create shortcut keys to access/ perform certain actions with the keyboard keys instead of using the mouse (which takes more time). The predefined, default, values for the shortcuts appear below.
- Boss key - Ctrl + Shift +X
- Pin to top Always on top - Ctrl + Shift+Z
- Toggle fullscreen - F11
- Increase volume - Ctrl + Shift+ Up
- Decrease volume - Ctrl + Shift+ Down
- Mute/Unmute - Ctrl + Shift+ M
- Take screenshot - Ctrl + Shift+ S
- Record screen (Beta) - Ctrl + Shift+ R
- Home - Ctrl + Shift+ 1
- Back - Ctrl + Shift+ 2
- Shake - Ctrl + Shift+ 3
- Rotate - Ctrl + Shift+ 4
- Toggle game controls - Ctrl + Shift +F10
- Game controls window - Ctrl + Shift +H
- Farm Mode - Ctrl + Shift +F
- Show/Hide key overlay - Ctrl + Shift +F6
- Lock/Unlock cursor - Ctrl + Shift +F8
- Gamepad controls window - Ctrl + Shift + G
- Open media folder - Ctrl + Shift +6
- Multi-instance manager - Ctrl + Shift +8
- Set location -Ctrl + Shift + K
- Auto-translate - Ctrl + Shift + L
You may update the predefined shortcuts available through Settings to suit your own preferences.
Update BlueStacks to the latest version
You are able to update BlueStacks to a newer release on a nominal monthly scheduled update. However, if you wish to update BlueStacks right now with the latest version launched on BlueStacks’ website (provided your current version is older than the latest version), you may now initiate an immediate update through Settings.
- You may now use touch or a stylus and scroll through the App Center, Settings and other windows on touch devices.
- You may now create key sequence using the UI that has a much bigger editing window. Copy/ Paste and Ctrl+A should now function smoothly.
- You will notice that the App Player closes very quickly when you Exit.
- You may now play Ragnarok M without experiencing any lag while using the Advanced Graphics Architecture GL mode.
- You may now play 캐치마인드 (com.netmarble.koongyacm) without experiencing any lag.
- You may now play Asphalt 9 without experiencing any lag using the nominal GL mode.
- You may now play 테라 클래식 with a consistent and reliable graphics display in the DX graphics mode.
BlueStacks 18.104.22.1681 Release Note
Access tools from the right side bar
We have moved the tool bar from the bottom to the right side to add further efficiency to your game play. Most of the mobile game menus are on the top right and a menu bar on the right side minimizes mouse movements and greatly improves usability. Here’s a link to a video that shows how you may use it
Install and play apps packaged as xapk files
An XAPK file is an alternative packaging for Android apps and games available from some of the mobile app stores. In addition to the standard.APK format, it may contain other assets used by the app, such as an.OBB file, which stores graphics, media files, and other app data. If you are a developer, it gives you the ability to test games before they are launched in the Google Play store. It also gives many users the ability games that are not available for their geo, e.g., many users in China play KR or JP games and vice versa.
Apply recommended CPU and RAM settings for your PC
You can now apply CPU and RAM (main memory) settings recommended by BlueStacks' to gain optimum gameplay performance for your PC.
- You may now pan while shooting in Free Fire.
- You may now play any of the following games for a long duration without experiencing loss of audio or other audio issues.
- Lineage M (jp.co.ncjapan.lineagem)
- 七つの大罪 光と闇の交戦 : グラクロ (com.netmarble.nanatsunotaizai)
- 禍つヴァールハイト(まがつ) - ヴ ァ ー Var height (Magatsu) (com.klab.magatsu)
- シティダンク：フリースタイル (com.joytea.citydunk)
- 黒い砂漠 MOBILE - Black Desert Mobile (com.pearlabyss.blackdesertm.jp)
- アリス・ギア・アイギス - Alice Gear Aegis (jp.colopl.alice)
- Fate/Grand Order (com.aniplex.fategrandorder)
- War wings (com.tencent.warwings2)
- Digimon Links (com.bandainamcoent.digimon_linkz_ww)
- PreyDay (zombie.survival.online.craft)
- Shop Heroes (com.cloudcade.shopheroes)
- War Planets (com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftW2HM)
- RCT touch (com.atari.mobile.rctempire)
- Dragon Project (net.gogame.dragon)
- MU origins 2 (com.webzen.muorigin.global.google)
- Hundred Soul (com.hound13.hundredsoul)
- Armello (com.leagueofgeeks.armello)
- Liar! (com.voltage.g.doubt.en)
- Dunk Nation 3x3 (com.gameleap.na.dunk)
- Kaiser (com.nexon.kaiserad)
- Magatsu (com.klab.magatsu)
- Rise of Kingdoms (com.lilithgame.roc.gp)
- 천만관객돌파 (com.funcell123.poke.korea.google)
- You may now play the following games without experiencing a crash if your PC uses an AMD GPU
- Life After
- Asphalt 9
- Creative Destruction
- You may now play the following games without any missing text or characters in the default Direct X graphics mode
Record a video of your gaming prowess and upload it to YouTube
As you are playing PUBG M, or Free Fire, you may now record your gaming prowess, save the video in a media folder and upload it to YouTube or a gaming forum you frequent to highlight your level achievements and wins. Here’s a link to a video that shows how you may use it
Reclaim space that is no longer in use by apps after deleting them.
Mobile games that are published today download over a GB of data. The large files that are downloaded are meant to improve the experience of playing that game. They include high quality graphical models, lighting and textures to be displayed at 60 frames per second for HD, or even uHD (4K), resolutions. These files are often uncompressed because the devices on which the game can be played may not necessarily have the hardware for decompressing graphics or audio, decompressing them during game play could substantially lower the frame rate and degrade the play experience.
When you delete an app on BlueStacks, the disk space occupied by its files are not immediately marked as being free and returned to Windows, so that it can be reused for other purposes. If your PC has a small (e.g., 256 GB) SSD or even a large hard drive that is nearly full, you should now be able to reclaim such unused space using the Disk cleanup command. The Disk cleanup command reclaims unused disk space by marking it as being free so that Windows may reuse it. Here’s a link to a video that shows how you may use it
Play new games discovered through the game recommendations panel.
You can discover new games recommended to you in the new games recommendation panel.
Free Fire mouse precision enhancements
The new Free Fire improvements enable better mouse precision - the mouse movement not only is smooth (you can easily get more headshots) but also helps in playing more competitive games.
- After lost (games.wfs.afterlost) You may now find and install this game from Google Play.
- Danmachi (com.denmemo) You may now find and install this game from Google Play.
- high school fleet (com.aniplex.highschoolfleet) You may now find and install this game from Google Play.
- 검은강호 (com.nsplay.ghkr.android) You may now find and install this game from Google Play.
- Another eden (games.wfs.anothereden) You may now find and install this game from Google Play.
- Hot step jumpers (jp.co.studioz.hopstepjumpers) You may now find and install this game from Google Play.
- Harry Potter Wizard (com.nianticlabs.hpwu.prod) You may now find and install this game from Google Play.
- Terra Wars (com.mistwalkercorp.terrawarsjp) You may now find and install this game from Google Play.
- Star ocean (com.square_enix.android_googleplay.StarOceanj) You may now play this game without it crashing upon launch.
- Puzzles and Dragon (jp.gungho.pad) You may now play this game without it crashing upon launch.
- Fire Emblem Heroes (com.nintendo.zaba) You may now play this game without it crashing upon launch.
- DFF Opera Omnia (com.square_enix.android_googleplay.DFFOperaOmnian) You may now play this game without it crashing upon launch.
- Cyber Hunter (com.netease.lztgglobal), Free Fire (com.dts.freefireth), PUBG M (com.tencent.ig) You may now play these games without loss of keyboard controls or touch inputs.
- Cyber Hunter (com.netease.lztgglobal) You may now play this game without experiencing a freeze during game play that could happen randomly.
- Dota Underlords (com.valvesoftware.underlords) You may now play this game without experiencing an OpenGL error.
- Call of Duty: Legends of War (com.activision.callofduty.shooter) You may now play this game without experiencing a cropped display.
- On PC’s that have Intel’s integrated graphics cards, e.g., Intel 620, 630, lBlueStacks no longer freezes or crashes when switching between landscape and portrait mode apps.
- Kingdom Hearts Union (com.square_enix.android_googleplay.khuxjp) You may now play this game without it crashing upon launch.
- Marvel Strike Force com.foxnextgames.m3 (WW) You may now play this game without observing a black screen upon launch
- FarmVille2: Tropic Escape com.zynga.FarmVilleTropicEscape (WW) You may now play this game without experiencing a ""hardware not supported"" error upon launch
- Kik com.kik.android (WW) You may now play this game without experiencing any issues with login.
- Roblox com.roblox.client (WW) You may now play this game without experiencing any issues with login.
- 梦幻诛仙 com.tencent.tmgp.mhzxsy (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing any graphics issues upon launch..
- Hunter x Hunter Greed Adventure com.bandainamcoent.huntergadv (JP) You may now play this game without observing a black screen upon launch
- Aooni Online jp.uuum.blueman0 (JP) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch
- 윈드러너Z com.joymax.wind3 (KR) You may now play this game without observing a black screen upon launch
- 천화백검 com.sesisoft.hundredswords (KR) You may now play this game without observing a black screen upon launch
- 사신고등학교 : 나의 사신 아카데미 com.daerisoft.sasingo (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch
- 街球對決 com.racoondigi.jqdj (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing an endless wait after login
- Gardenscape com.playrix.gardenscapes (WW) You may now play this game without it crashing upon launch
- Instagram com.instagram.android (WW) You may now use this app without it getting stuck while using camera for video calling
- WhatsApp Messenger com.whatsapp (WW) You may now use this app without experiencing graphics issue while placing a video call.
- Showbox com.tdo.showbox (WW) You may now use this app without experiencing any streaming issue while watching videos.
- 射鵰三部曲-楊過與小龍女 com.gamedreamer.xlntw (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing any graphics issues during play.
- 手机里的KTV com.changba (CN) You may now play this app without it reporting content errors.
- 阿拉德之怒 com.hegu.dnl.mi (CN) You may now play this game without it crashing upon launch.
- 流星蝴蝶劍 com.poseidongame.ls (CN) You may now play this game without it crashing upon launch.
Play PUBG M with HD graphics
PUBG M players - if your gaming PC’s GPU’s supports high-definition graphics, you may now change the display resolution to 1080p (HD) or 2k (Ultra HD) from the 720p (standard) for a rich gaming experience. Currently, this capability is supported for NVIDIA GeForce and integrated GPU’s.
- You may now play Free Fire and PUBG M without experiencing loss of audio.
- You may now play PUBG M, enter shooting mode and use BlueStacks’ keyboard controls .
- You may now play Overhit, com.nexon.overhit.global app, without experiencing a crash when your PC has an Intel GPU and the BlueStacks’ Advanced graphics mode setting is disabled.
- 워쉽 플릿 커맨드 - You may now play this game without experiencing a “Device is incompatible” error.
- 아스팔트 익스트림 com.gameloft.android.GAND.GloftMOSS may now be played with the entire screen rendered without any graphics flaws.
- LifeAfter com.netease.mrzhna You may now play this game without it getting stuck upon launch
- 僵尸冲突2 com.jiangshi.dy.bs You may now play this game without experiencing a black screen upon launch.
- 梦幻骑兵 com.joygames.mhqb.alpha You may now play this game without experiencing a "Your hardware does not support this application" error upon launch.
- 决战王者 com.sh.jzwzzb You may now play this game without experiencing a black screen upon launch
- 忘仙 org.cocos2dx.tests You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- Hisharp com.hisharp.hisharp You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 드래곤라자2 com.skymoonstech.dr2 You may now play this game without experiencing "Device is not compatible" error upon launch.
- You may not notice intermittent FPS drop in games such as PUBG M, and Free Fire.
- The issue in which sometimes game keyboard mapping used to stop while playing the game has been resolved. This bug issue will greatly improve the gaming experience for BlueStacks's player who plays action games like PUBG M and Mobile Legends.
BlueStacks uses dedicated NVIDIA GPU as its preferred graphics processor
BlueStacks recognizes and respects your investment in your gaming gear, helps you leverage it for maximizing your gameplay experience. If your PC has a dedicated NVIDIA GPU, BlueStacks will automatically select it as its preferred graphics processor. This will cause your NVIDIA GPU to render all the graphics for your games, substantially improving graphics quality and improving overall performance significantly (through reducing CPU consumption and memory usage).
Immerse yourself in richly detailed graphics and vivid colors
Another graphics-related improvement yields richly-detailed graphics with vivid colors. To illustrate its impact, here’s a screenshot from com.ulugames.faithkr.google played on an earlier version of BlueStacks.
Here’s the same screenshot when the game is played on the 4.90 version with the new graphics optimization.
Here’s another screenshot for Black Desert Mobile played on an earlier version of BlueStacks
Here’s the same screenshot when the game is played on the 4.90 version with the graphics optimization. You’ll notice that the image is a lot brighter, the illumination and shadows on the waves make the entire image a lot more vibrant.
Cast skills rapidly and accurately using a preferred skill-casting mode
You can improve your gameplay experience for MOBA games by changing the moba skill mode through the keyboard controls editor. Your may choose one of the following three modes
- Manual Cast: Press the key to activate the skill, then use the mouse to aim and press the left click to actually cast the skill.
- Autocast: Just press the mapped key to cast the skill on the nearest enemy.
- Quick Cast: Press the key to activate the skill; use the mouse to adjust direction and as soon as you release the key and the skill is cast in the direction of the position of the mouse.
Check this video to find more
Play games with a distinctive mouse cursor to improve its visibility
BlueStacks gives you a distinctive mouse cursor to improve its visibility during game play. The screenshot below shows a yellow cursor that stands out amongst the foliage on Durango.
You may enable / disable whether the mouse cursor should change in the Settings.
Lock mouse cursor within the BlueStacks screen, F8 to release
You may restrict the mouse cursor to remain within the BlueStacks window for playing shooting games or games that require aggressive mouse movements like MOBA.
You may press the “Lock cursor” button on the toolbar as shown above and press F8 to release it.
Enable / disable gamepad controller through a preference setting
BlueStacks recognizes when a gamepad controller is connected and from then onwards starts accepting and processing all gamepad inputs. You may now disable / re-enable the gamepad controller within BlueStacks so that you may use it for, e.g, playing games on Steam or XBox (on Windows 10)
Play other games with same gamepad when BlueStacks minimized or in background
BlueStacks now offers smart gamepad detection. It automatically disables accepting gamepad inputs either when it is minimized or running in the background. This policy allows the gamepad to be used by other applications running on Windows.
View the BlueStacks version number
You’ll find the BlueStacks version number conveniently displayed below the BlueStacks logo, besides the Home tab.
Security bulletin 2019-001
BlueStacks’ inter-process communication (IPC) mechanism exposes security vulnerabilities that are exploitable via malicious web pages. An attacker can use DNS Rebinding to gain access to the BlueStacks App Player IPC mechanism via a malicious web page. From there, various exposed IPC functions can be abused.
You should remediate this vulnerability by downloading the BlueStacks 4.90. from http://www.bluestacks.com/download.html and installing it using the usual update path.
- Experience improved light and shadow display while playing Black Desert Mobile.
- You may now play Traha without experiencing a crash when your PC has a dedicated NVIDIA GPU.
- You may now play 丟飯手冊-募集揭示板 without experiencing a hang after it launches.
- You may now play 풍신 without observing distorted graphics
- You may now install apps on PC’s having the Turkish locale
- 失落的神域 com.gm99.flzj (WW) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- Star Trek™ Fleet Command com.scopely.startrek (WW) You may now play this game with HD graphics settings.
- AFK Arena com.lilithgame.hgame.gp (WW) You may now play this game without observing distorted graphics.
- Kill Shot Bravo com.hotheadgames.google.free.ks2 (WW) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- War Machine com.fungames.battletanksbeta (HK) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 盛唐幻夜：林明禎傾情代言 com.poseidongame.xyjtw (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 三國萌萌打 com.nhnent.SK10392 (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 和平精英 com.tencent.tmgp.pubgmhd (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 盛唐幻夜 com.poseidongame.xyjtw (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 魔力宝贝 com.tencent.crossgate (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 풍신 com.ulugames.faithkr.google com.ulugames.faithkr.onestore (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- Princess Connect jp.co.cygames.princessconnectredive (JP) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- Tales of wind com.emagroups.ic2 (HK) You may now play this game without experiencing a "Failure to Initialize" error upon launch.
- 킹덤스토리: 삼국지 com.nhnent.SK10392 (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing a blue screen upon launch.
- Koongya catch mind com.netmarble.koongyacm (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 건담 얼티밋컴뱃 com.denachina.g30000008 (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing a black screen upon launch.
- 불후의 검 com.eskyfunkorea.jx.google (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing a black screen upon launch.
- Revue Starlight Re LIVE jp.co.atm.smile.ww (KR) You may now play this game by switching to a compatible device profile within Settings.
- Traha com.nexon.traha (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 黑色沙漠 MOBILE com.pearlabyss.blackdesertm.tw2 (TW) You may now play this game by switching to the Advances OpenGL graphics mode.
- If you have Nvidia graphics card, you’ll notice a substantial improvement while playing 'Tales of Wind', 'Durango: Wild Lands’, ‘Marvel Future Fight’, and ‘Star Trek’.
- If you have Intel integrated graphics card, you’ll notice a substantial improvement while playing ‘Mobile Legends’.
BlueStacks 22.214.171.1240 Release Note
Enhance gameplay through import/export of key mapping files
Keyboard controls are created by mapping keys on a keyboard, mouse buttons, or Dpad and joysticks on a gamepad controller, to actions within the game, e.g., you can move, jump, slide, shoot, etc while playing the game on your PC using the keyboard, mouse or gamepad controller.. You may now share key mappings created by you, gained through the experience and insight of your skilled gameplay, with other gamers in the community. You may also leverage the key mappings created by other experts to enhance your own gameplay. Sharing your key mappings helps the community The ability to import key mappings created by others, enhances your gaming skills and elevates the levels of your game play.
BlueStacks stores key mappings in a configuration file. You may import or export the key mapping configuration files from the Advanced game controls menu as shown below.
Here’s a video that explains how
Enable high frame rate (fps)
Serious gamers desire to play games at high frame rates (frames per second - fps), not only because their gaming PC’s have powerful GPU’s capable of generating very high frame rates and monitors that support fast/high refresh rates, but also because it makes the gameplay appear smoother, with less blurring and more crisp transitions. Gamers can now enable high frame rates for playing their favorite games. Note that there may still be limits imposed by the game itself (some games cap the frame rates at 60 fps), the maximum frame rates your PC’s GPU can deliver and the refresh rate of your monitor.
Here’s a video that explains how
Capture a screenshot of your wins and moment of glory
You may now capture a screenshot of key aspects of during your gameplay, e.g., capture your player profile as it grows beefier, highlight your wins and achievements, The screen capture image is autosaved to a designated Windows folder with an automatically generated filename. You may also change the location where it should be saved. You may then upload this image to Discord or facebook or other social media channels to celebrate your achievements with your friends and the gaming community.
Use up to 40 BlueStacks instances to run many more tasks in parallel
You may now use up to 40 BlueStacks instances subject to whether your PC has sufficient memory and a CPU that can handle the gaming workload adequately.
Display / hide key mapping overlay as desired
You may use F6 as the shortcut key for toggling key mapping overlay. F6 should be visible in overlay tooltip
- PUBG M com.tencent.ig (WW) You may now play PUBG M using the Advanced OpenGL graphics mode without observing any broken graphics.
- Super Stickman Golf 2 com.noodlecake.ssg2 (WW) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 单职业迷失 com.dzyms.mg.aligames (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing an "Unknown exception happened" error upon launch.
- 烈火如歌 com.prefectw.lhrg.bs (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 十二战纪 com.galaxymx.sknightscn (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 盛唐幻夜：林明禎傾情代言 com.poseidongame.xyjtw (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 快手短视频—国民短视频平台 com.smile.gifmaker (CN) You may now play this app without experiencing a screen flicker upon using the application.
- 潮人篮球 com.netease.lh01.aligames (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 라스트오리진 com.smartjoy.LastOrigin_C (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a "Failure to initialize" error.
- 跑跑薑餅人：烤箱大逃亡 com.devsisters.gb (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- 神命：天選之人 com.aaa.qyj2.tw (CN) You may now play this game without experiencing a "Failure to initialize" error.
- Stella Storia com.eyougame.startproject (JP) You may now play this game without experiencing distorted graphics when the game is launched.
- Magatsu Wahrheit com.klab.magatsu (JP) You may now play this game by switching to the advanced graphics mode..
- Black Desert Mobile com.pearlabyss.blackdesertm.jp (JP) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon upgrading BlueStacks version.
- 수련충 : 수련에 충성하라 com.CommaGate.ScareCrowProject (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- Summoners War com.com2us.smon.normal.freefull.google.kr.android.common (KR) You may now play this game using either the DirectX or OpenGL graphics mode.
- 강림 : 망령인도자 com.indie.jl.kr (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing a "Failure to initialize" error upon launch.
- Traha com.nexon.traha (KR) You may now play this game without experiencing a "Device is incompatible" error.
- Traha com.nexon.traha (KR) You may now play Traha using the Advanced OpenGL graphics mode and see all the characters being displayed completely and clearly.
- 戰國志 com.elive.zgtw.gp (TW) You may now play this game without experiencing a \ black screen on app launch.
- Fate Grand Order com.aniplex.fategrandorder.en (US) You may now play this game by switching to the device profile for OnePlus 3T,, OnePlus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S8 plus. The game was crashing for the Google Pixel XL and the Google Pixel 2XL profiles.
- Aion: Legions of War com.ncsoft.aion.legions.of.war (US) You may now play this game by switching to the device profile for OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 5 The game was crashing for the Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2XL and Samsung Galaxy S8 plus profiles.
- You’ll notice a substantial reduction in CPU usage in 'King of Avalon' and 'Rise of Kingdom'.
Listen to crystal clear audio and join voice chats uninterrupted
Whether you use BlueStacks to listen to music or playing games, you can now enjoy crystal clear audio. While playing a game, you can listen to game guidance and have uninterrupted voice chats with your clan through your PC’s microphone. The audio and microphone enhancements benefit all BlueStacks users.
Display frame rate (FPS) while playing a game
You will now be able to display the frame rate, measured in frames per second (FPS), to give you a technical metric for the smoothness of your gameplay. The frame rate, or frames per second (FPS), is the number of consecutive full-screen images displayed on a screen each second. The higher the FPS, the smoother and more responsive the game will seem. The ideal frame rate for Android games is 60 FPS. However, the actual FPS depends upon the capability of your PC’s GPU / graphics card and the refresh rate of your PC’s monitor. Note that while any BlueStacks user may enable the FPS display, it may be meaningful only for those users who play games.
Enhance your shooting games skills and game play savvy through smart tips
If you play first-person shooter games, you can avail of the smart tips that guide you to play your favorite games effectively using the keyboard and mouse. Here are some examples of games for which BlueStacks provides smart tips.
- Free fire
- Life after
- PUBG Mobile
- Creative Destruction
- Critical Strike
- Modern Combat 5
- Standoff 2
- Rules of Survival
- Knives out
Report a problem speedily
When you report a problem, we have optimized the information compilation so it can be submitted speedily to BlueStacks Support
Game compatibility improvements
- com.ss.android.ugc.trill and com.zhiliaoapp.musically: You may now play this game and record a video without the screen turning green.
- 萬王之王3D (tw.com.szn.kok) You may now play this game without experiencing a crash.
- com.joycity.samuraim, 사무라이쇼다운 M_: You may now play this game on BlueStacks.
- Black Desert Mobile JP You may now play this game without experiencing a crash when a user tries to play with guild.
- kr.com.efun.kok.google - 오크: 복수의 맹세 – You may now play this game without experiencing a crash.
- com.joycity.samuraim_사무라이쇼다운 You may now play this game on PC’s that have less powerful CPU’s or limited memory.
- com.lx.restoria - 두근두근 레스토랑: You may now play this game without experiencing a warning message when it is launched.
- com.efunkr.qnyh.google – 천녀유혼: You may now play this game without encountering any problem with users logging into their Kakao account.
- vn.sohagame.sg212: You may now play this game without experiencing any issues with using the camera.
- Star Ocean: You may now play this game without experiencing a black screen.
- AxE, Darkness RIses,You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.
- com.netmarble.bnsmkr - 블레이드&소울 레볼루션 – You may now play this game without experiencing a graphics issue.
- 跑跑薑餅人：烤箱大逃亡 com.devsisters.gb: You may now play this game without experiencing a crash upon launch.