Mobile Strike is a free-to-play MMO for iOS and Android devices where you build the ultimate base, form an alliance with other players and defeat enemies from all over the world; you may have seen the commercial starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.  

Begin your journey to world domination with our tips for playing Mobile Strike. We cover Alliances, base building, collecting loot and more! 

Open Supply Crates 

While at your base, look for the blue supply crate on the lower left corner of the screen and tap this crate whenever you see it moving. Inside you’ll find free rewards for simply playing the game. If there’s a timer beneath the crate, you cannot open it yet. 

Basically the more crates you open, the more potential rewards you’ll receive on a daily basis. There’s no logical reason to ignore this feature.

Tip: You will need to eventually create an Epic War account to keep the supply crates coming. On the positive side you get 500 gold for doing this.

Join an Alliance 

It’s dangerous to conquer the world alone, so make sure you join an Alliance. Teaming up with other players is great for camaraderie, but there are in-game benefits to becoming part of a faction. Most importantly you will be able to request and subsequently help your buddies, which is the best way to speed up construction, troop-healing and research without spending cash. 

The more you level up headquarters, the more help slots you’ll receive. Additionally you can build an Embassy at your base, then send alliance members reinforcements to protect their bases. 

Buying Gold Packs will increase your Resupply Level. The higher an Alliance’s Resupply Level, the better the chance of receiving quality rewards.

Become a VIP 

Consider this the top tier of Mobile Strike. Logging into the game each day results in a modest number of VIP points which you can then cash in to reach different levels. Each level comes with its own VIP benefits. 

For instance, at VIP Level 2 you have an instant construction speed up time of seven minutes and five percent boosts in food, oil, stone, iron and coin production. Move ahead to VIP Level 9 and there’s an instant construction speed up time of 25 minutes, a 14 percent boost to food, oil, stone, iron and coin production, along with an 11 percent manufacturing speed boost and other rewards. 

Above all else, make sure you activate your VIP status by tapping the VIP On button along the top of the screen and making the necessary selection. With each new level you get 24 hours of VIP, though you can increase the time.

Plan to spend real money in Mobile Strike? If so, VIP members have access to limited time offers. 

Complete Daily, Alliance and VIP Missions

Always click the Missions tab at the bottom of the screen and take part in daily, alliance and VIP missions. Select the desired mission and hit the Start button. Now go about your business while the game handles the rest. Wait a little while, head back into the game when the different times are up and claim the rewards. You can even speed up mission completion time by spending some gold, but be careful! It costs five gold per minute, and the last thing you want to do is fork over precious virtual currency when there’s less than a minute remaining.  Unless it’s a crazy amount of time, play the waiting game. 

Tip: You probably have three minute, 10 minute and 15 minute speed up bonuses. Check the number to the left of the word Own to see how many of each remain, and use them wisely. 

Take a Chance for Greater Rewards

While perusing the game’s missions, you’ll see the glowing Chance button on the bottom right. This is your opportunity to refresh the daily missions for a chance at scoring better rewards. It costs 800 gold to do this, and there’s no guarantee you’ll get Legendary, Epic and Rare loot in return; the majority are Uncommon, Common and Basic, at least in the early going. Costly, but worth a shot if you have the gold to burn. 

Level up the Commander

Your Commander levels up over time and earns skill points, which you can then use to upgrade his or her abilities. The Commander Skill Tree applies to your base, while the Rebel Target Skill Tree deals with combat. It is important to use skill points for both categories and put them into the options you prefer. The more points you have un Construction, for example, the faster it goes. Energy Cost Reduction, on the other hand, lets your Commander attack enemies at much less energy consumption.

Upgrade Your Base 

Do not ignore in-game requests to strengthen your wall, research and increase food production. You initially receive 24-hour protection at the beginning of Mobile Strike, but when time’s up rival players can invade your base and stomp it into oblivion.  

Tip: During the upgrade process, always click the Free button to finish building immediately.

This Mobile Strike guide is currently in progress and we will continue to post more tips in the days ahead.

Download Mobile Strike for iOS and Android.