Special Forces Group 2 is one of the best first-person shooter game on Android and iOS. The app is quite like the mobile version of Counter-Strike, which is a famous PC game. A little insight into the game gives out a good impression of the graphics, controls, and multiplayer connection management.
One thing that makes a first-person shooting game popular is its offline multiplayer capability. Special Forces Group 2 like Counter-Strike has the Multiplayer mode wherein players can connect with other online and offline players through WiFi-LAN connection to compete against each other.
The game has been developed by ForgeGames Co., one of the leading developers on Google Play Store with over 10,000,000 installs of just the Special Forces Group 2 app.
Although Special Forces Group 2 is a fantastic game with great graphics and gameplay, setting the game for Multiplayer can be a tedious task. The connection with the game can be made in three possible ways, LAN with Hotspot, LAN with Router, and Online. Here we will stress out on the LAN with Hotspot mode.
Keep reading to find how to play Special Forces Group 2 multiplayer game.
Create a Game
One among the players needs to do the configuring, which is pretty easy if you carefully follow the steps that we are about to discuss.
- Download and Install Special Forces Group 2 Game apk on your device.
- Run the application. It generally takes some time to show up the Menu.
- On the Menu screen, you will find several options:
- New Game
- Update, Rate
- Tap on Multiplayer and name your avatar, if you haven’t done that before.
- Now, you will be presented with three options to connect with other players.
- LAN with HotSpot
- LAN with Router
- We will go through each of the ways as mentioned earlier of Multiplayer connection.
Tip: Keep your internet connection off if you want to play in offline LAN mode; otherwise you will be bothered by the video ads popping out at every new screen.
Special Force Group Multiplayer – LAN with Hotspot
When your friends are around, connecting with Hotspot is the best-preferred way of playing Special Forces Group. On top of that, you can set up the play within a minute without much of a hustle.
- In the multiplayer section tap on “LAN with Hotspot” option.
- The one who is going to host the game has to turn on his mobile Hotspot.
- Ask the other players to connect to the same hotspot using their device’s WiFi.
- Tap on “Create Game” button at the top left corner of the screen.
- Choose a map out of the list that appears, e.g., room, Desert3, Nake, Winter, etc.
- The game will take a few seconds to load all the data related to the map you selected.
- Now, select your role in the game; you can either be terrorist or counter-terrorist. The counter-terrorist group has several forces including Alpha, Vympel, Black Alpha, SEAL, and a few others.
- Here the player who has hosted the game needs to tap on the toggle button on the top left corner. Note down the Local IP presented, e.g. 192.168.43.1:7777, where 7777 is the port number. (To properly show up the IP, turn off the Internet and then you can turn it on).
How to let other players join the game
One thing to remember, all the players need to have the same version of Special Forces Group 2 to be able to play the game together. If all players are not on the same version, then they can update or download the apk for Special Force Group 2(SFG 2) game from this page. Once updated, ask all the players to open the application and move over to the multiplayer section.
Ask the player who has hosted the game for the IP address it will be listed in his/her screens bottom left corner. Place the IP in the text box that appears without the port number 7777. A maximum of 8 players can join the game at a time.
Hit OK and resume the game.
Watch this video to know more.
And that’s everything, enjoy the game. 🎮
LAN with Router
A little harder to set up, LAN with Router requires you to configure the router to let connections through a particular port number(7777 in this case) to establish the connection.
What is port 7777, and how do I open this port on the router for offline multiplayer?
A port number is a way to identify the sender and receiver of messages over a network. In layman’s, term port numbers are like telephone extension numbers. Special Forces Group 2 has been defined to work on port 7777 when connected to the router. When the router receives some message from the other phone, it checks the port number associated with it and diverts it to the correct application on different devices.
Now to open this port on your router, connect to it and open any browser on PC or phone and in the address bar enter the base IP address of the router to open the settings panel. For most of the routers, it is 192.168.15.1.
In the panel that shows up enter the settings, as shown in the image below.
Scary! Isn’t it.
But it’s better to give it a try at least once, maybe you succeed in a few attempts.
Here is a video tutorial on port forwarding. It will help you set up the game.
That’s it! You are done for most of the part.
Now head over to the application and tap on LAN with the router.
On one of the device tap on Create Game > Choose a Location(Map) > Select the type of Match by tapping on the Classic button and finally on Begin.
Ask the other players to tap on Search Game button once you are done creating the game.
We are done!
Online Multiplayer Connection
What if you are alone and still want to play in Multiplayer mode?
The Special Forces Group 2 Online Play section is for you then. A good internet connection can let you play the game with other players around the world.
How do I set it up?
The third option in the Multiplayer section lets you do that.
Let’s understand what you can do in the Online Play section.
This section lets you:
- Join a room of online players.
- Select a region in which you want to play, i.e., Russia, Europe, USA, Asia_HongKong.
- Create your room of players.
- Select the number of players allowed in your Game Room.
Connect to play with Random players
First of all, choose your region from the top bar of the screen that appears in the Online Play section. Choose a region that your country falls into; this will prevent lags in between gameplays.
Then choose a Game Room from the list that appears on the right-hand side. Make sure that that the Game Room is not full by looking at the player’s column in the list.
Now, hit on the Join a Room button, choose your Squad and tap on OK.
Create a Room
You and your friends sitting far away can play against each other by creating a Game Room.
You are required to have a high-performance device along with a good internet connection to create a room. The max ping length is 15 ms for creating a room.
If you meet both the requirements than just tap on Create a Room button and select a Map, to begin with.
You can also password protect the Room by clicking on the Lock icon.🔒
Note: If your connection has High Ping, then the application will through up an error message.
Finally, ask your friends to search for the Room that you created in the Online play section with the right Game Region.
Check out this video on SFG 2’s fantastic gameplay.
Issues in Multiplayer Gameplay
Running the applications over LAN WiFi needs the exact version of every device, and none of them should have any Mod/Hack. Your Google Play account may be temporally suspended from entering the online multiplayer mode if you are using some hack along with Special Forces Group apk, this might not be the case when you are running the application without an internet connection.
Other problems with the connection can be lags in the different devices due to slow connection speed.
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