MARVEL Snap is a brand new collectible card battling game. In it, you assemble a Marvel dream team from a massive roster of fan-favorite by collecting different cards and their variations, and then you battle with other players in fast-paced multiplayer action.
Earlier this month, the game launched a very limited closed beta for Android devices. While you can sign up to participate, YouTuber Khasino — who previously found a way to help get us into the Marvel Super War soft launch (which wasn’t available in the US) — has found a workaround that will let you start playing MARVEL Snap on your Android device or PC right now.
Now normally, I’d just suggest going about joining the Closed Beta through the proper steps but as Khasino points out, any progress you make — such as rewards, currency, etc. — in Closed Beta will carry over into the full game at launch. Naturally, this could create an unfair competitive advantage for those who had access to the Closed Beta. So Khasino took it upon himself to find a way to get us all into the Closed Beta right now.
It’s a fairly easy process although it does involve downloading some third-party files on your Android or PC. Don’t worry, he put together an incredibly helpful, and easy-to-digest video to guide you through the step-by-step process.
How to install MARVEL Snap on Android
Begin by downloading a file explorer from the app store. Khasino recommends Solid Explorer File Manager. Next, you’re going to download Split APKs Installer (SAI). Once you have these two apps, you’re going to want to download the .apks file for MARVEL Snap (there’s a link to it in the description of Khasino’s video).
However, as Khasino points out, the file is incorrectly labeled with a “.apks.apk” at the end so you’re going to have to use the file explorer to change the file name and remove the “.apk” at the end . Once the file is renamed, open up Split Android Installer and begin installing the game.
Once you do that, you’re good to go. You can begin playing MARVEL Snap on Android
You can also play MARVEL Snap on PC!
The MARVEL Snap Closed Beta is only available on Android, but you are able to play it on PC using an Android emulator. Bluestacks is a fantastic emulator you can use on your PC. The steps on getting MARVEL Snap running on your PC via the emulator are similar to if you were doing it on an Android, but check out Khasino’s video above for step-by-step directions (begins around 3:27).
I should note that although this process works now, it’s entirely possible the devs may patch this out. So act quickly if you’re interested.