Why a BlueStacks engine is needed to play games using BlueStacks X

Why is a BlueStacks engine needed?

When you click on "Play" to launch a game, the AI-based Hybrid Cloud algorithm of BlueStacks decides if the game should be played on Cloud or your desktop/laptop using a BlueStacks engine.

If the game is best played on PC and if the required BlueStacks engine is not installed on your PC, you will be asked to install it.


How do I install the BlueStacks engine?

1. Launch BlueStacks X on your PC and click on the "BlueStacks 5" icon at the bottom left corner of your screen, as shown below.

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Alternatively, you can also install the BlueStacks 5 engine by clicking on "Play on BlueStacks 5" on any game icon.

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NOTE: The appearance of the options will vary, depending on which setting you have selected under "Player Preference" in the Settings menu out of the two available options. You can read more about the Player Preference setting in this article

2. The BlueStacks engine will start downloading and the installation process will begin. 

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3. After the installation is complete, the BlueStacks engine will launch and you will be asked to sign in to the Google Play Store. To know how to do so, please refer to this article.

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4. After logging in to the Play Store, you will be taken to the installation page for the selected game. Here, click on "Install"

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The selected game will be installed and added to your game library.


Thank you for choosing BlueStacks X. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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