If you play Clash of Clans then you know how incredibly slow it can be to do anything in the game. You have to wait for troops to trains, buildings to produce resources, and more. You can use gems to speed things up but they are a rare a precious commodity. You might have heard about a Clash of Clans mod for Android that provides unlimited gold, elixir, dark elixir, and gems. Sounds too good to be true? It is true, but it has some downsides.
What Are Clash of Clans Mods?
A mod is a shorten slang for “modification.” It is a video gaming term for changing the way a game or app works. It is a form of hack that changes the game make up so it acts or looks a different way from how the game makers intended.
In the case of Clash of Clans, game modders will change things so that you have unlimited gold, elixir, dark elixir, and gems at the start of the game. This is done one of two ways and has to do with servers.
What is a Game Server?
When you play a video game against other players around the world it is done on what is called a server. All players connect to the server which contains all of the game information. Players receive enough information to play the game and see some of the other players. Many video games have multiple servers and a maximum number of people connect to each one. Clash of Clans has one main dedicated server.
Two Types of Clash of Clan Mods
There are two ways that hackers can mod Clash of Clans and both affect the server.
Modding the Main Server: Someone with computer skills can mod the main Clash of Clans server. This is one that everyone connects to when they want to play. If you mod the main server you can have unlimited resources and play against people who don’t. It’s not really fair but if you only attack players with high levels then it isn’t so bad.
The worse thing about modding the main server is that all those unlimited resources reset after every round so you have to do everything over again each round. Not to mention this is considered cheating and will get you banned from the game if caught.
Modding a Private Server: Creating a private server is the safest way to playing a modded version of Clash of Clans, meaning it won’t get you banned, but it also has its downsides. A private server means you play against players who are also using the same server as you and it is never the main server of the game. Everyone else using the private server also has unlimited resources (that don’t reset) but that takes away the fun of the game because it becomes too easy.
Are Clash of Clans Mods Safe?
Whenever you download anything from the Internet you take a risk of downloading malware or viruses. You must always make sure to download apps from at rust source, such as an app store. You can’t do that with a mod so you have to be diligent.
Only choose to download a mod from a trusted source. Are there good reviews of the site? Can you find contact information on the site if you have problems? A fake spam site won’t let you contract them. Is there a forum with helpful information and a way to talk to other users? If you answer yes to all the questions then you can safely use the site.
How to Download and Install a Mod
If you want to download and install a Clash of Clans private server mod then you just have to download the apk file for it. An APK file is the app where .apk is the file extension. First you have to make sure your phone will allow apps from outside sources. Phones are set to only allow download from trust app stores (for safety reasons) but you can bypass that.
- Open the settings for your phone. It looks like a gear symbol.
- Scroll down and tap on “Security.”
- Scroll down again until you find the section title “phone administration.”
- Under this section find “unknown sources” and then tap the box to the right so a check point appears. You can now download .apk files.
- Find a safe private server for Clash of Clans.
- Tap on the file link to download the .apk file.
- Tap on the downloaded file (often found in notifications once complete).
- The phone will warn you that it isn’t a trusted file but allow the installation anyway.
- Once installed you can load the game and you will notice the infinite resources available to you.
Alternative Safer Way to Play A Private Server
If you are worried about downloading an .apk file from a website because of malware and viruses then you have an alternative option. This works best if you have a computer with touchscreen but it is not necessary. You will play on your PC using an Android emulator. On your PC you can safely download .apk files, scan them for malware or viruses, and give them a try without worrying about problems. Why? Because an app can’t get administrator privileges on a computer because it is a whole different machine.
To do this you need to download and install Bluestacks. It is an Android emulator for your computer. Once installed, you can download the Clash of Clans private server APK file on your computer. Scan it for malware or viruses before installing just to be safe. Install the app and then load up Bluestacks. The game should be there for you to play safely. As mentioned, PCs with touch screens work great with Bluestacks because you can tap just like on a phone or tablet. You can use a mouse and click where you would tap, but you can’t swipe which might mess up some features.
You now know how to safely play a Clash of Clans mod for Android to get unlimited resources.
A Clash of Clans mod for Android gives you unlimited gold, elixir, dark elixir and gems using a private server. Learn how to do this safely without malware or viruses.