What's new in BlueStacks 4?

How will this help?

BlueStacks is forever improving and adding new features for a better gaming experience. This article will introduce you to the new changes in BlueStacks 4.

To see all the latest additions and improvements, you can also refer to our Release Notes.

BlueStacks 4 - Every update, a new level!

With an updated UI, a refreshing new look and feel of the Player, and spicy game collections, the Game Center is a gamer's paradise. Experience ease of access and simplified usability of all the features right at your fingertips!


Step into an improved and upgraded Settings Menu. Now, customize BlueStacks to suit your PC/Laptop and to match your pace!


Next, have a look at the Side Toolbar. It's always by your side with numerous features to enhance your gameplay experience. View/edit game controls, show/hide key controls and much more in a single click!


Whether you're new to a game, or a veteran, the Enhanced Game Guide will come handy for viewing/editing game controls and changing control schemes. Watch videos for highly popular games that are embedded in the Game Guide itself!


Don't want to miss notifications for your favorite games? Have a look at the compact Notification Mode. It's zippy, saves system power and even lets you customize your notification preferences! 


Want to play with your gamepad/controller on BlueStacks? Check out how easy it is to create gamepad controls! Sit back, relax and slay with a flick of your thumb.

Pro-tip: Enable "Native gamepad support" for games that have in-built gamepad controls. 


Presenting, the Multi-Instance Manager! With this, you can create replicas of your BlueStacks, which will help immensely in games that require you to farm.

You can also play Android 64-bit games through this (only on BlueStacks 4.200 and above).


Have a look at our comprehensive Game GuidesWith games such as PUBG: Mobile, Call of Duty: Mobile, Free Fire and more in this list, becoming an MVP has never been easier.

You may also refer to the BlueStacks blog for more information and updates around your favorite games.

Much more to look forward to:

Advanced game controls

  • New simplified UI for key mapping features. 
  • Custom controls scheme has been added facilitating the user to save custom key mapping profiles.
  • Script is a powerful editor inside Game Controls that allows gamers to execute various functions such as touch, mouse click and mouse wheel movement on tap of one key in games such as PubG Mobile, Mobile Legends and Lineage Revolution Mobile.

Smart controls added for more games

The list of games with in-built smart controls on BlueStacks is constantly growing. Play your favorite games like PUBG: Mobile, Free Fire, COD: Mobile, Standoff 2 and many more with carefully designed predefined controls for intuitive gameplay and fast-paced action.

What if I am using older BlueStacks?

If you are using an older version of BlueStacks, please read this article to know what's new.

Have some questions?

Q. What changes have been made to BlueStacks recently?

A. BlueStacks is constantly changing and improving its features. Please search on our support page by your BlueStacks version number to know what changes have been made to it.

Q. I want to request a particular feature to be added to BlueStacks in future. Is that possible?

A. BlueStacks has become what it is only because of users like you. Follow us on Facebook, Disqus, Reddit and more by clicking on the icons at the end of this article. We'll be glad to hear from you!

Q. I'm using an older version of BlueStacks and it feels slow. What should I do?

A. We suggest you upgrade to the latest version of BlueStacks. Improvements and added app compatibility make it faster with every update. Still, if BlueStacks feels slow, read this support article

Q. Where can I download the latest version of BlueStacks?

A. Before updating, please ensure that you're not using the latest version already. To get the latest version of BlueStacks, click here.

Thank you for choosing BlueStacks! We hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at support@bluestacks.com. Happy Gaming!

Last updated on October 5, 2020.

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