Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, commonly referred to as ML or MLBB, is a mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed and published by Moonton, a subsidiary of ByteDance. Released in 2016, the game grew in popularity worldwide, most prominently in Southeast Asia, and has since crossed the 1 billion downloads feat, with peak monthly players of 100 million. In 2021, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang achieved an all-time gross of US$1 billion with 44 percent of its revenue emanating from outside Asia, making it the top mobile game of its genre with the most global appeal.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game designed for mobile phones. The game is free-to-play and is only monetized through in-game purchases like characters and skins. Each player can control a selectable character, called “Hero”, with unique abilities and traits. There are 6 roles that define the main purpose of heroes: “Tank”, “Marksman”, “Assassin”, “Fighter”, “Mage”, and “Support”. These roles determine the responsibilities of players for their respective teams. Players can also set specific builds for heroes which include in-game items and emblems.
There are 6 battle modes all in all – CLASSIC, RANK, BRAWL, VS A.I., CUSTOM, and SURVIVAL. Each game mode has a different set of rules that you should be mindful of, but all demands a strong internet connection that would keep you from committing unintentional game violations.
I know that being a first time player of Mobile Legends could be so exciting, but before you go through other Mobile Legend game modes, you have to start with the Classic. Playing Classic could serve as your training before you set foot to more challenging battles. Classic game mode is one of the Mobile Legends Bang Bang Games 5v5, Player VS Player, battle which will take place in a three-lane map. Play casually with other players without losing anything if you happen to end up in the losing side.
This game mode is very similar to Classic, except you will have to fight for your Rank. Be on the winning side and get a chance to be promoted, otherwise your Rank could get demoted. This why you might want to practice in the Classic mode first before moving on to other modes. Give your all when engaging to this mode or suffer the consequences of demoted rank.
This one is also very interesting because unlike Classic and Rank where you get to run around the map in three lanes, the Brawl mode would trap you, your teammates, and your opponents without anywhere else to go but onward. Yes, one lane it is! Go head to head against your foes with this 5 VS 5, Player VS Player mode.
If you think that 5 VS 5 is already the definition of a real deal challenge, well you clearly haven’t heard yet about how the Survival mode works. From the usual one team versus the other, Survival mode is where one team should survive against 33 other teams. Each team has three members each. The map is a lot bigger than the one being used at Classic mode which, of course, makes this mode extra chaotic in an exciting way.
This is a Mobile Legend Bang Bang Game – 5 Players VS 5 AI. You may invite other players to join you into battling AI opponents or you may also play this with random players. It’s up to you.
Just like VS.AI, Custom mode will let you battle against AI, but in this mode it’s not necessary for you to have teammates to be able to start a match. You can play on your own against one up to five AI.