Where do I get the game?
Both the Global and JP versions of the game can be downloaded from the Google Playstore if Android or the Appstore if iOS on your mobile device. Note that the JP version of the game is region locked to Japan so you will need to download the game using a third party appstore such as qooapp or download the apk of it. Game also supports Emulator usage so you can download the game and play using a emulator such as Bluestacks or LDplayer.
When does the server reset?
Server reset happens at 04:00 AM JST time or 19:00 UTC for both the Japanese and Global versions of the game.
What is Rerolling? Should I reroll?
Rerolling is when you reset your account after doing your initial gacha pulls before starting the game. This is process can be very time consuming as you are at the mercy of the gacha RNG. This is often done by people who want a head start in the game and can afford to spend the time required to do so. If you have the time to do so and want a head start in the game then it is recommended you do so but the game is perfectly playable and able to be completed without having to reroll.
For more information on how to reroll or who to reroll for, please check Rerolling
Please make sure to bind your account to a service or you will lose it
The pity system in Blue Archive works in the way that you can guarantee one of the rate up characters by doing 200 rolls on it. This counter will not reset until the end of the banner but choosing to exchange your points for a rate up character will subtract 200 rolls from it. Keep in mind this counter will reset to zero at the end of every banner and does not carry over. Also worth noting the standard banner does not have a pity system so you will not rack up points by rolling on it. Keep in mind one pity is 24,000 Pyroxene so make sure to save at least one pity or have one pity on hand if there's an upcoming character you want.
How friendly is the game if I don't want to spend money?
The game is pretty generous but don't expect to be clearing endgame content day one because you need to build and grow your account first. If you want to play it for the collection aspect, then you'll have to come to terms with the fact that you won't be able to have every single character as a F2P player but you should be able to easily get all your favorites. If you want to play it for the trophies and achievements, then this will be a lot easier to do in the Europe or North American servers as Asia tends to be a lot more competitive and Korea/Japan are extremely competitive. Things might get frustrating starting out because you have too many things you need to be doing or want to do but it gets a lot better eventually as you start to settle down and develop your account more with time and patience. Handouts are pretty common and happen often so you should be able to secure a decent pyroxene income per month and limited characters rerun later on so you don't permanently miss on anything.
What is the best way to level my account?
Stamina and Account level are 1:1 no matter what so good places to spend AP are events, farming for things you need such as equipments for your characters or progressing on story. Don't be focused on trying to 3-star every stage early on and go as far as you can even if it's only 1-star clears for the sake of progression and advancing because you can go back later and get a full clear. Also worth mentioning that using your Pyroxene on AP refreshes during 2x campaign drops or 3x campaign drops is highly worth it but the value of refreshes drops every time the price increases so stick to doing only 3 refreshes a day if unsure. Of course, spending too much might be a bad idea if you are saving for a particular unit so please use your judgement and resource management abilities to decide when its best to do so.
How do I get more student backgrounds?
The special Memorial Lobby image for each student is obtained by increasing their affection via tapping them on the Cafe, tapping them on Schedule or giving them gifts. Doing so will increase their affection and you will be given the ability to text them using the MomoTalk system and you will be rewarded with their special Memorial Lobby image at a certain affection level that varies from character to character. For more information, visit Affection.
What is the Cafe?
The Cafe is unlocked after clearing Normal mission 2-1 and is an important part of the game. Here, you can raise affection with your students by tapping on them or giving them gifts. You can also claim Stamina and Credits that cafe passively generates over time. How much Stamina and Credits you can generate on a hourly basis depends on the level of the Cafe and its Comfort level.
For more detailed information, please see Cafe
How does Crafting work?
Crafting is a mode unlocked after clearing 3-2 where you can use your crafting materials to obtain various resources such as Furniture, BDs, tech notes, reports and other things.
For more detailed information, please see Crafting
What is Eligma?
'Eligma' is the name given to the purple pieces you get when you roll the gacha. You will get Eligma and character specific eligmas. The generic purple ones can be spent in the shop for character specific Eligma but note you can only buy in batches of 20 before the cost increases by 1, capping at 5 per 1 Character specific Eligma. Character Specific Eligmas can be used to rank up characters and rank up their Unique Equipments once they are at Five-stars. Be extremely wise on how you use this limited resource because it is one of your most important resources, second only to your gacha currency. If you don't know what to do with them or or are unsure then ask around and be really sure you want to do that because you can only obtain more by rolling the gacha. Note that you can only use the generic Eligma pieces to buy pieces of characters you own.
What should I buy in the shops?
In the credit shop, it's recommended to buy out all the mats and equipment orbs if you can afford it. In the Total Assault shop, you want to get most of these characters to at least 5* and some to max UE. For information on who to prioritize, please consult an up to date meta guide or ask experienced users in a community. In the PVP shop, buy out the Energy drinks during a campaign or event where you want to be able to farm a lot. Else, save your PVP coins until this occasion.
For the Eligma shop, you should never buy materials with Eligma. Always dedicate your Eligmas for character specific ones instead of buying mats with them unless you are putting huge amounts of money into this game and have more than you know what to do with.
Should I join a club?
Joining a club is extremely recommended because you will be able to borrow students from the club and this will make all the difference in the world for the harder content in the game so make sure to join a good club if you can.
Why can't I find my friends club?
Assuming you did not mistype the name, global servers are sub-divided into three. You can check yours by clicking on Menu, Account then version info. If you want to play with your friends then make sure this matches with theirs or else you will not be able to. If you want to play on the same region as your friend then make sure to download the application using an account from that country. Regions are North America, Europe (Global), Asia, TW/HK and Korea.
What is the Anniversary in account settings?
You can set your birthday here and characters will wish you a happy birthday on this day. Tap on them to receive a special birthday line available only this day. Every character has a different line.
What is this rainbow Secret tech sheet?
It's the material used to raise a student's skill to Level 10. You can obtain this via several ways such as buying it in the shops or obtaining it as a mission reward from events.
Is it worth doing the raid if I'm weak?
Yes. Always do content and push until you're comfortable doing. Higher stages and difficulties tend to be better but don't sweat it and stick to what you can comfortably clear.
Raid coins are extremely important and one of your main ways to get stronger. Golden raid coins are used to buy character shards and BDs/Tech notes to skill up your characters which is extremely important if you want to get stronger while purple coins should be mainly used for character fragments because these are harder to get than yellow ones. If you want more detailed explanation on raids then check the Raid page or use the raid guides linked in the External links section below.
What are Expert Permits?
Expert Permits are the currency for a shop available to max level players. The requirement to obtain this currency is to be max level then you will earn it automatically when you spend AP. You can sometimes earn a very small amount of permits from daily/weekly missions but your main income will be spending AP at max level.
Can I claim the Limited Students through exchanging Expert Permits? How often does the Expert Permit shop resets?
You can't claim limited students via this method, you need to have pulled them first because these eligmas can only be used to rank them up. This shop resets monthly but keep in mind you can only obtain currency for this shop when you are at max level.
What should I be doing daily in the game?
Usually the gameplay loop revolves around doing the current event, raid or time attack if there is one. The best stage to farm in events varies from event to event but generally you want to finish the event before moving on to other things.
For raids, you should be checking resources to see what raid is next and raise your units for that raid and slowly build your characters until you have built a team for every raid by doing this. For example, if Binah is the next raid then building for Perorozilla would be a terrible move so focus on building for the current raid or the next raid. If you need raid information then please check the dedicated Raid guide or the raid guide linked at the bottom.
For Time Attack, you want to clear the highest difficulty you can possibly do comfortably. You can build for these if you want but it is recommended to focus your attention in building for raids or progressing story instead of these.
Other than this, you should follow the in-game mission list that walks you through all the things you should be doing daily until you have completed all of them other than the recharge your AP with pyroxene mission that can be skipped.