Just click the "Learn" tab at the top of the screen for the basics, advanced tips, and even a tutorial level where you can earn a cool alternate skin for gunbot!
You can use other browsers. But none of them will perform as well as Chrome. Other supported browsers: Firefox, Edge, Opera, Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported.
Come find us on the Blue Wizard Discord server. Our active devs and mods will be happy to help you with your problems and respond to your feedback!
Sometimes clearing your cache and reloading the game can fix all manner of issues. Windows: Hold the Control key and reload your browser. Mac: Hold the Shift key and reload your browser.
The best thing you can do is make sure you're playing in the region with the best latency. Pull down the server list (located right above the Join Game button) to find the server with the lowest ping.
Close all other browser tabs.
Close any background programs that might be using your bandwidth (streaming services, videos, Steam, file-sharing apps, etc.)
Restart your router.
If you're using wifi, use a wired connection if possible.
We're in the process of rolling out servers to different parts of the world, but our number one goal is to make sure the servers are populated and stable. We'll be creating servers for new regions as often as we can. Our goal is to make sure everyone can play on a server that has reasonable latency.
Download the latest version of your browser.
Close any resource vampires that may be running (other games, "productivity" software, etc.)
If you're using dual monitors, try moving the browser to the other monitor.
Restart your browser and even your computer.
If your computer is running on battery power, try plugging it in. Laptops tend to limit CPU and GPU performance when unplugged, by default.
If things are really bad, you can see if your GPU is on Chrome's blacklist. (See next entry)
If your GPU is on Chrome's blacklist, it might be using a software renderer known as 'SwiftShader', which is terribly slow. Enter chrome://flags in your address bar, search for 'Override software rendering list', and enable it. CAUTION: The blacklist exists for a reason. This may make your system unstable. Make sure you save anything you're working on before trying this!
Yes. SideArms is a young game. There's a lot to do, but there's a lot of cool stuff we're trying to cram into the game as quickly as possible. We have our own agenda, but we also listen to our players. If you have feedback, come join the Blue Wizard Discord server!
There's a tab on the News widget called Roadmap. It's not terribly organized right now, but I'm trying to - at the very least - list our next big features so people know where we're going.
All of the stickers and other wonderful 2D art were made by Some Tiny Critter. You should definitely stop by her site and check out her other work!