We at the Lair are hard at work on Vainglory for Android (among many other things!), and we're getting a LOT of questions about our Android beta program. Here is a quick FAQ to answer the most commonly asked questions!
How do i update my client?
If you're in the beta, and having issues updating to the latest client. Log into your Google Plus beta community, and reinstall from the install link there. You'll be prompted to either install or update your client. Note, updating from Google Play will not work.
HOW DO I participate in the BETA?
We are running a closed beta for specific supported devices. To apply for the beta for the currently supported devices, 'ask' to join the Google+ groups below. We are reviewing and adding new testers everyday.
- Asus PadFone 2, S, X, ZenFone 2 ZE551ML & ZE550ML
- HTC One M7, M8, Max, Butterfly
- Lenovo Thinkvision 28, Vibe Shot, X S960, X2, X2 Pro, Z K910, Z2 Pro, Z3 Pro.
- LG Devices (High end devices, list below)
- G Flex, G Flex 2, G Pad 8.3, G2, G3, Optimus G Pro
- MOTOROLA (Droid Turbo, Moto Maxx, Moto Turbo, Moto X)
- Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9, & 10
- NVidia Shield
- OnePlus One
- Pantech Vega Iron & Iron 2, R3 IM-A850L, Vega Pop Up Note, Secret Note, Secret Up
- SAMSUNG Galaxy S4, S4 Duos, Galaxy Grand 2 & Max, NOTE 2 & 3, A3 & A5
- SAMSUNG Galaxy S5, S6, EDGE & NOTE 4
- SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Pro [10.01 12.2] & Tab S [10.5 & 8.4], Tab 4 [8.0]
- SONY XPeria Z Ultra, Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, & Tablet Z
- XIAOMI Mi 3, 4, 5, Mi Pad
I applied for the beta - when do I get the invite?
Thank you for applying for the beta! We have moved to the next phase of our beta test. We will be testing and gating based on devices. Beta test will continue to be conducted out of Google+ Communities above.
What version of Android do I need to play the Vainglory Android beta?
Vainglory requires Android 4.4.2 Kitkat or newer.
What do I do if I get an error that the game does not exist at the download link?
- Make sure your device is a supported device for the beta and you're in the right Googe+ community for your device.
- Make sure the account used to apply for the Beta G+ Community is the same email associated with your Google Play account. This is how Google Play determines your eligibility for beta.
- Try browsing to the game download link from a computer web browser and initiating install remotely by choosing your device from the ‘Install’ dropdown.
What does it mean if my device is greyed out when trying to install via a computer web browser?
Devices that are greyed out are either not on Android 4.4.2 or higher, or are not approved compatible devices for use with Vainglory.
Why is do I get an error that the game is not available in my Country?
Because Vainglory offers in-game purchases, it is not available to countries that the US has trade sanctions against, and countries that Google does not do business with.
Why do I get an error that ‘License Failed’ when trying to start the game?
Only approved beta players that are signed into the Google account associated with their Google+ account can play the game.
How will I know if I was selected for the Android Beta?
Users with approved compatible devices will have received a Google+ community invite or have been approved for device groups after directly applying.
When will I receive my beta invite?
We have moved past the invite phase. If you have not received an invite to join beta, but still want to join visit us here.
Is my account permanent after the Beta?
Yes, your account will persist in the live environment even after Beta.
What are the supported devices?
As of today the Beta program supports around ~85 devices, including the following:
Asus PadFone 2
Asus PadFone S
Asus PadFone X
Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550ML
Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML
Galaxy Tab Pro Tablets (all)
Galaxy Tab S Tablets (all)
Google Nexus 4 (2013)
Google Nexus 5
Google Nexus 6
Google Nexus 9
HTC Butterfly 2
HTC One M7
HTC One M8
Lenovo Thinkvision 28
Lenovo Vibe Shot
Lenovo Vibe X S960
Lenovo Vibe X2
Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro
Lenovo Vibe Z K910
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
Lenovo Vibe Z3 Pro
LG G Flex
LG G Flex 2
LG G Pad 8.3
LG Optimus G
LG Optimus G Pro
Motorola Droid Turbo
Motorola Moto Maxx
Motorola Moto Turbo
Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen)
Nexus 10 (2013)
Nexus 4 (2013)
Nexus 7 (2013)
NVIDIA Shield Tablet
Pantech R3 IM-A850L
Pantech Vega Iron
Pantech Vega Iron 2
Pantech Vega Pop Up Note
Pantech Vega Secret Note
Pantech Vega Secret Up
Samsung Galaxy A3
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Edge
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Samsung Galaxy Grand Max
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Duos
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Samsung Note 3
Samsung Note 4
SHARP AQUOS PAD
SHARP AQUOS PHONE ZETA
SHARP AQUOS SERIE
SHARP AQUOS SERIE MINI
SHARP AQUOS Xx
SHARP AQUOS SH
SHARP AQUOS ZETA
SHARP AQUOS CRYSTAL X
Sony XPeria Tablet Z
Sony XPeria Z
Sony XPeria Z Ultra
Sony XPeria Z1
Sony XPeria Z2
Sony XPeria Z3
Xiaomi Mi 3
Xiaomi Mi 4
Xiaomi Mi 5
We are adding devices to the Beta every day that have at minimum a quad-core cpu. We are investigating lower end device support also, but we have no ETA right now as to how far or when we can extend device support.
What error message will a player that is trying to play on a non-compatible device see?
The Google Play store will show the error “Your device is not compatible”
Where and how do I report bugs?
Post bugs and other feedback in the Google+ Vainglory Beta community that you were invited into. Always be sure to post which device you are using and which version of Android you are on. Posting screenshots also makes bug fixing go a lot faster.
Is there a list of known bugs anywhere?
Known issues are listed in the ‘About’ section of the Google+ Vainglory Beta community page.
Will I receive an email if I am not selected?
You will only receive an email when selected for the Beta program.
What will a player who is trying to play when they are not invited experience?
Devices not logged in to an approved Google account will get a license fail message when trying to start the game.
Will I be able to play with iOS players?
Yes, Vainglory is seamlessly cross platform on all supported devices.
When will Vainglory come out of Beta and launch on Android?
We are evaluating Beta feedback and learning more about device support every day. Once we have determined our launch device support and solved key bugs we will set ourselves a launch date. Thanks for the patience and for the help in making the game as good as it can be before launch!