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June 19, 2017

How do you play Brawl Stars? What are the benefits of using the joystick mode and the tap mode? Learn more about it here!

What’s up guys, Itchy Monkey here! How y’all doing in Brawl Stars?

In this article, I’ll teach you how to switch from Joystick to Tapping. The game is automatically set in Joystick mode. This is where you can just drag your finger around to move your character. Did you know that you can change it to tapping?

Brawl Stars Joystick or Tapping

Some players find it hard using Joystick as they say it blocks their screen. You can easily change it by doing these steps:

  • Go to the Main Screen and Tap on the Settings.
  • You can see that you are automatically on Joystick. Tap on the arrows button to change it to Tapping.
  • Enjoy your new Tapping mode. Remember that in order to shoot at enemies, you have to hold and release. Tapping somewhere will move your character in that direction.
  • You can always go back to Joystick Mode by going back on the Main Screen > Settings > Arrow Button

Brawl Stars Joystick / Tapping Advantages & Disadvantages

Brawl Stars Joystick or Tapping

The advantage of using Joystick is that you can easily move your unit and aim at the same time. Although, your navigating finger may block the screen and you won’t see an incoming troop barging your way. Tapping, on the other hand is simply “tap to move”. Although, you might have a hard time aiming and moving. If you have already got used to using Joystick, switching over to Tapping is not advisable (based on experience).

So which do you prefer? Joystick or Tapping? I personally like using joystick as I can easily move around the map. I use my left hand to navigate and right to do shooting.

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  • Edward Elric

    honestly if you use tap i hate you tap is so bad that you can tell when someone is using it. Your movement is very predictable and aiming is impossible so please use joystick unless your on the enemy team then use tap