Paper.io 2, the sequel to the popular Paper.io game that’s all about gathering as much territory as possible, is finally here. But how to play Paper.io 2, now that the rules have changed a bit and we’re moving from squares to circle-shaped characters?
In today’s guide we’re going to talk exactly about that and tell you how to play Paper.io as an expert and always be number one in terms of territory owned!
If you have played the original Paperio, it will take a bit of time to adjust to the new way of playing. But, in my opinion, this is a lot easier and offers you more options than the square-mode and you’ll get used to this in no time.
When you play Paper.io 2, when your character / avatar on the screen moves, it leaves a trail of a specific color. The trail must go back to your territory in order to “capture” the territory you have just went through.
The difficult part comes from the fact that your circle is exposed when going out to capture extra territory and any player who “cuts” your paper trail will destroy you. You can do the same and you will do it more often, but in order to stay alive, you must pay good attention to what’s happening around you and play is slow.
In other words, in order to get the most out of the game, you should slowly build up your territory, because when your circle of paper is in its own territory, it is invincible. You can even go head-first into opponent players and destroy them. You are only exposed when you’re out there.
Of course, if you’re not paying attention, other players can start taking from your territory, which makes things even more interesting and challenging.
In order to prevent this from happening it’s best for you to go and expand towards the edges of the screen – ideally the corners. This way, incoming opponents will only have a limited number of directions to attack from and you will have an easier job protecting your territory.
When playing Paper.io 2 on your mobile, you easily control your paper circle with your finger and simply drag your finger on the screen in order to make it move. It’s very easy to get used with the control scheme of the game, so all in all it’s an easy game to learn how to play (but a bit more difficult to master).
You are assigned a color each time you start and there is no way (yet) for you to choose your color.
With these tips and tricks in mind, you know now how to play Paper.io 2 – so get out there and have fun, enjoying this game on iOS and hopefully on Android soon.