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How to play Defly.io: Take Flight & Take Control

Jaren Fitzsimmons / April 16, 2021

Defly.io is a free online multiplayer game where players compete as helicopters and try to take over the playing field. There’s three main goals of this game: build up your territory, level up, and knock out your opponents. The more you grow your territory the more you’ll level up. In this blog, we'll show you how to play Defly.io along with some tips to get you started.

How to Play Defly.io: The Basics 

There are a couple of things you need to be aware of when playing Defly.io. The first is how much of the map you own. You will see this as a percentage during the game. If you want to increase your territory, make sure to place and connect dots on the map. When you have all your dots connected you will take over that territory. 

Once you reach level 20 you will unlock the ability to use superpowers. You activate these in-game by pressing the ‘E’ key or ‘SHIFT.’ They take some time to recharge, so be sure to use them wisely. There are a few different superpower abilities that will help you to win each round.

how to play defly.io superpowers

  • Dual Fire - shoot two bullets at once.
  • Speed Boost - your copter will fly faster temporarily.
  • Clone - a second copter will spawn.
  • Shield - a shield will appear around you and protect you from one shot.
  • Flashbang - stun another copter for a short period of time.
  • Teleport - move to a different area of the map, even into enemy territories.  

The other thing you need to be aware of is other players on the map. If you run into another player's territory, you will get knocked out and lose all your territory. To avoid this shoot out dots on your opponent's base to open it up to an attack. As you hit the base, the walls will break and your enemy will lose territory. 

This covers the basics of how to play Defly.io. Let’s dive into some tips and tricks to help you as you play the game. 

Level Up

One of your main goals in Defly.io should be to level up as quickly as you can. Don’t worry about attacking opponents at the start of the game. Instead focus your attention on building your territory and leveling up as quickly as possible. Once you are able to get your special ability, head out and start looking for other territories you can take over.

Find your Upgrade

Finding your favorite upgrade can be a big help in Defly.io. Figure out the way you play and pick an upgrade that compliments your play style. Are you a defensive player? Or do you take other copters head on? You may have to experiment until you find the right upgrade, but once you do you will be in a better spot. 

Fortify your base

Once you get established with a big base, people are going to start coming for you. It is a good idea to try to fortify your base as much as you can. Try making layers of dots around your base to make it harder for opponents to break through. 

how to play defly.io base

Take Flight

With these tips in mind, you are ready to go and play some games for yourself. Head on over to the games page and try it out. If you find yourself getting stuck you can always come back here and do a quick review.

If you enjoyed playing Defly, you should try out some other action-packed games like Awesome Tanks or the sequel: Awesome Tanks 2. 

Jaren Fitzsimmons