Your fortress is in peril. Enemy forces are knocking down the last tower in the middle lane. Suddenly, a hulking monster joins your side, attacking rivals with its giant mace. Now the tide has turned, and your team is gearing up to push opponents all the way back to their own base!
That’s just one of countless thrilling moments in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. A sensation since its launch in 2016, this MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game delivers both intense action and exciting tactical challenges, the scenario above a fine case in point.
The rules of a Classic match are simple: your team of five heroes must destroy the enemy base at the other side of the map. Help your minions crush enemy towers along the map’s three main lanes and overcome enemy heroes to weaken their forces.
You can also go “jungling” in the areas between the lanes and hunt down monsters for loot, with the ultimate trophy being the Lord (a giant warrior that will join your side once it’s defeated).
There are also exciting National Arena Contest matches taking place every day, where you can sign up to represent your country and compete against players from around the world.
The game’s character designers spend a lot of time playing the game themselves and listening to requests from players. As a result, there’s a colourful ensemble of over 70 heroes to choose from with new designs arriving all the time; some heroes are even based on famous historical figures like Lapu Lapu of the Philippines or Yi Sun-shin of Korea.
No matter which hero you choose though, don’t forget to be a good team player and coordinate with fellow teammates. Turn on voice chat if possible and discuss your tactics on the fly. Or even better, ask your friends or family members to join forces with you. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll all be master legends capable of competing in an international tournament together!