The arrival of Clan Battles to Clash Royale has changed how we’re playing this blockbuster title from Supercell. The fact that we can now play alongside a companion from our Clan has added an element of teamwork in a game that’s always been characterized by cutthroat competition. Though this mode is only available temporarily, we still thought it was a good idea to explain several ways to improve communication with your teammate and thereby avoid doing the same things over and over.
Using the game’s built-in features
The Clan Battles have introduced two new ways to find out how your teammate will play, though we can’t say they’re extraordinarily helpful. The first thing you see as soon as you start the battle is the list of card in your partner’s deck. You’ll see this only very quickly so it’s likely that sometimes you won’t catch everything. Our advice is to pay millimetric attention at the start of the battles to find out exactly which cards your partner has, paying particular attention to cards that have a zone effect as those are the easiest ones to coordinate with when defending or attacking.
The second resource in this new mode is the ability to see which card you’re partner is going to play and where she’ll lay it down. This will serve to keep you from repeating the action, though given how frenetic Clash Royale can get, that won’t always be easy. One thing you can do to help with the communication could be to show the troop on the battlefield but not lay it down so that your partner can see what you’ve got in your hand. What’s clear is that there won’t always be time to do things like this, but it might be useful at the start of a game when the Elixir is filling up and there’s usually a sort of unspoken initial truce. Another idea is to use emojis as a sort of preset code for certain actions. Obviously not the simplest way to communicate, but it could be useful.
Using external chat apps
It’s clear that Supercell enjoys seeing battlefields turned into a chaos of troops and spells. Luckily the Android app ecosystem can break the communication barrier imposed inside Clash Royale and you can use chat apps to directly contact your teammate. Obviously the frenzy of battle might lead to an equally chaotic conversation, but it’s always better to be able to talk than not to, right? We’ve picked three apps here that work well with Clash Royale and should help you in your quest for victory. That said, avoid using them when you’re off WiFi or you might get a surprise on your next phone bill.
Discord – Chat for Gamers
The gaming chat app par excellence is a good support for any team battle title. [Download]
Though this app is specialized in video calls, its capacity for stable voice calls is one of its foremost qualities. [Download]
One of Skype’s biggest rivals wins its spot on this list thanks to its ease of use and audio quality. [Download]