Standoff 2 is a free-to-play online mobile multiplayer first-person shooter game developed and published by Axlebolt. Released in 2017 for Android, 2018 for iOS, and 2020 for HarmonyOS smartphones, the game is often compared to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive due to its similar gameplay mechanics. Standoff 2 is a classical first-person shooter game with multiple different game modes and a variety of modern Russian and non-Russian weapons. Each weapon has different characteristics, divided into categories such as damage, fire rate, recoil control, range accuracy, movement rate, armor penetration, and penetration power. The game offers several game modes, including Defuse, Team Deathmatch, and Escalation. Reaching level 15 unlocks the “Allies” mode, and reaching level 20 unlocks the “Competitive” mode. Standoff 2 doesn’t have a specific plot or storyline. Instead, it focuses on multiplayer battles where players can either be a terrorist or a counter-terrorist. The aim varies from mode to mode, but the concept remains the same: players from all around the globe join in a 5v5 where the player with the most kills gets the MVP and the last man standing wins. In this article we will show how to run this mobile game on your desktop PC or Mac.
Play Standoff 2 on PC or Mac using Bluestacks
Note: Playing Standoff 2 on PC or Mac via Bluestacks will allow you to use a keyboard and mouse, however, according to the latest updates, this won’t give you an advantage, as the game uses special separate servers for gamers playing with emulators.
Among the variety of Android emulators, Bluestacks is the most advanced one. Firstly, it is available for both Windows and Mac with full functionality. Secondly, it allows effortless, automatic transition to PC game controls and convenient hot-keys that you are used to from any regular PC game. It provides high performance and graphics in any mobile game even on a relatively weak PC or Mac, as computer processors are usually more powerful than smartphone ones. To run Standoff 2 on PC or Mac you need to perform these easy steps:
- Download the latest version of Bluestacks for Windows or MacOS.
- Open Play Store and sign-in with your Google account.
- Download Standoff 2 from the catalog and run it.
- Bluestacks may offer you to run better engine for this game.
- Install the game and start playing!
Play Standoff 2 on PC or Mac using Tenorshare Phone Mirror
Tenorshare Phone Mirror is an application that allows you to control your smartphone from a PC or Mac. You will see your phone’s screen on the computer, and will be able to issue commands with keyboard and mouse. With advanced keyboard mapping abilities, similar to what is offered by Android emulators, you will be able to play Standoff 2 on PC easily, all while enjoying the precision of PC controls. This method has an obvious disadvantage – it requires you to have a phone capable of running Standoff 2. However, there are several advantages as well. Because the game doesn’t actually run on your computer, the specifications of your PC don’t matter. What’s more, it is unlikely that you will be banned in any game for using this tool – something that might happen while using emulators. Phone Mirror can be used to control both iOS and Android devices, so unless you have a weak smartphone, this app will be useful to you.
- Download and install Tenorshare Phone Mirror on your PC or Mac computer.
- Launch it and pair your smartphone with your computer by following the program’s instructions.
- Install Standoff 2 and start playing!
Play Standoff 2 on M1 (M2, M3) Mac
Note: According to our research, playing Standoff 2 on an M1 (M2, M3) Mac may cause a temporary or permanent account ban in the game, that is why it is recommended to play with the secondary account or as a guest.
As you may already know, M Macs (latest Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, iMac) are able to run many iOS apps and games on MacOS. If for apps it can be useful because many iPad and iPhone apps are very advanced and suitable for desktop usage, in gaming this is just magic. M chips (especially M Pro, M Max, M Ultra) are much more powerful than iPhone and iPad chips, in many types of games (shooters, racing) keyboard and mouse (trackpad) controls are much more useful than touch.
To download and play Standoff 2 on M1 (M2, M3) Mac do the following:
- On your Mac go to Mac App Store and click on your profile in the bottom left corner.
- Under account click iPhone & iPad Apps.
- Download Standoff 2 on your Mac device and start playing!
Note: not all iOS games and programs support this feature. If you can’t find the game in Mac App Store, it is likely that the game’s developers have decided not to support it.