For those of you who are into simple throwaway strategy games that you can play on the go, Clash Royale is far from the worst that you can get. The premise is simple: you use a vast array of different cards (tactically, of course) to destroy your enemy’s towers. At the start of the game, it’s all very straightforward.
But this only serves to lure you into a false sense of security. Once you begin climbing the ladder, your opponents will become tougher and tougher, and you may well end up regretting some decisions you made early on in the game.
Really, the key to all of this is to resist the temptation to speed-run your way through the game and instead take your time to build up a decent deck before ploughing your way through the ranks.
This way, you won’t all of a sudden end up far weaker than your opponents, wondering what went wrong. But all of this is easy to miss when you are just starting into the game.
As a result, quite a few people who have been playing it for a while have decided that it is time for a do-over. Well, there’s good news and bad news. You can’t really restart in Clash Royale. However, there’s always a way around these things!
How To Restart In Clash Royale?
The reason we say that you can’t reset Clash Royale is that the data that is linked to a particular account will not be erased. So, if you’ve linked the game to your Google account, where you are in the game will always remain linked to that Google account.
So, if you want to start from the beginning again, you can rule out doing it with that account. Of course, you can always get in contact with Supercell to ask them to delete your data, but that’s not an option many want to take.
How to Reset Your Progress in Clash Royale
For those of you who haven’t synched up your game to your Game Center or Google account, you’re going to have a much easier time starting the game from scratch. Literally all you will need to do is delete the app data. Then, start the app itself. This is all it will take to start afresh. You will be right back at the first level again.
However, it is also the case that all of your old game data will be gone forever. If you’re not sure how to do this, the procedure is simple. First up, go into app settings and then find Clash Royale in that menu. Click into it and then go into “app storage options”. To finish, click on “clear app data”. And that’s it!
From here, you will be able to start again and hopefully not make the same mistakes as the first time round. It can be a bit time-consuming to get back to where you were, but if you think it’s worth it, that’s what you need to do.
What if Clash Royale is Synched to Game Center or a Google Account?
Though the above solution is ideal, it only really applies to a few of us. Most people have everything synched up these days because, well, it’s just easier! If you have found yourself in this position, the only way that you can start the game from the start again is to make a new account and then link your game progress to that account instead.
In some ways, this is even better because you will bet to keep your old save data – just in case you want to return to that playthrough at some point. Better yet, you will easily be able to switch between the two in the in-game settings.
All you need to do is disconnect the current account from the game and then link a new one in its place. After that, Clash Royale will automatically load the new account when you start up the game.
One Final Method
One method that is definitely not as widely used is to add in the services of a third-party app that allows you to effectively ‘clone’ apps on your phone. By using one of these, you can have two identical apps on your phone, one for either account. There are advantages and disadvantages to doing it this way.
On the plus side, you will easily be able to access either playthrough. On the downside, this will take up quite a bit more memory space on your phone. If you have the space to spare, it isn’t a problem, but many will find it a bit too much of a hindrance.
The Last Word
So, as it turns out, there is no one method that will allow you to restart the game on the same account you were initially using. Unfortunately for this purpose, the progress you make is linked to your gaming accounts, meaning that when you log in, it automatically brings you back to where you were.
The best way around it is to start a brand-new account and simply start from scratch, keeping your old account active at the same time (just in case).
Having your old progress to hand is actually likely to help you out along the way too. After all, there is no reason why you can’t transfer rare cards from the old account to the new one after you have joined the same clan.
One final way around it (the road less travelled) is to get in touch with Supercell themselves to erase your game progress so that you can start from the start again. To do this, you will need to get in touch with them and submit a ticket for assistance.
While filling this out, make sure to include vital details such as your username and experience level, whilst also asking them to reset the progress on the account. They should get back to you relatively quickly.