War Robots: A Quick Primer

Surely, a good number of Filipino players have heard of the mobile mech game called “War Robots.” However, for those who don’t, here’s a quick ten-point introduction to the game!

  • War Robots is a mobile mech action game developed by Pixonic, a Russian gaming company. The game is considered to be one of, if not the biggest mech title in the mobile genre.
  • There are many Filipinos who play the game, with some even forming up into prominent clans.
  • All you need is a good phone and a decent connection in order to play the game. If you want to advance up the leagues though, you need to spend either lots of time (or money).
  • The controls are intuitive; a floating left side “stick” for movement and a static right side button for firing weapons.
  • There are many different robots and weapons in the game. Brawler, tank, support, sniper…the possibilities are endless!
  • The game has many modes: Domination (same concept as that of Call of Duty), Beacon Rush (same concept as Domination, except that they double as spawn points too), King of the Hill (chasing and fighting over a beacon that moves from time to time), Team Deathmatch (basically what it says, though there’s no unlimited spawning), Free-for-All (same as Call of Duty) and Skrimish, where you get to fight with a preset hangar).
  • Each game lasts for 10 minutes. There are 10 maps in the game: Yamantau, Shenzhen, Springfield, Dead City, Canyon, Power Plant, Moon, Valley, Dreadnought and Carrier are the current maps in the pool. All of them need different tactics and approaches…
  • Each hangar can have up to five robots. If you want to have another hangar, you need to pay 7500 gold to open one. A player can have up to five hangars.
  • With that being said, you can fight solo or fight in a squad. You can also form your own clan…
  • There are four types of currencies in the game. Silver is the hard currency of the game – you need this to update your robots. Gold is the soft currency – you use this to buy some exclusive mechs or weapons, as well as speed up upgrades and open up new hangar slots. Workshop (WSP) is the limited currency – this is used to buy components and/or new weapons/bots. Finally, Components are the “exclusive “ currency that composes many of the new bots and weapons in the game – they can be bought by Gold or WSP.

I think that more Filipinos should try the game; after all, it has a thriving community of top players, tournament organizers, forum lurkers, content creators and game personalities – as well as people who are just great overall.

At this point, the Filipino War Robots community is one of the largest in the Asian region (the game has three servers – Americas, Europe and Asia).

I do hope that you try the game and see if you like the gameplay! After all, it wasn’t called a premier “mobile mech game” for nothing…


Just search War Robots on the Google Play Store, iOS Play Store, Facebook Gameroom and Amazon – you will not regret it!

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