Clash of Clans will be getting an update next month as we’ve previously covered, but apart from that March will also see the release of a new title from Supercell: Clash Royale. But how is it different from Clash of Clans? If you’re still confused about that, you’re now in luck. Clash of Clans aficionado ‘Chief Pat’ has explained the difference in a detailed video titled, aptly, ‘Clash Of Clans’ Vs. ‘Clash Royale’.

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In the video, Chief Pat compares the two games by four categories, progression, monetization, skill and freshness.

In Clash of Clans, there’s always a way to progress to make your army better than it already is. Meanwhile, in Clash Royale, you are limited by a chest system: you earn chests by winning matches, and then use the loot to build a better deck. Freely earned chests don’t open immediately, so once your slots are full, there’s no way to improve your deck without paying.

Clash Royale will also see some heavy monetization compared to Clash of Clans. With progression being so heavily tied to monetisation in the game, there’s a lot more pressure to shell out cash. And the game hasn’t even come out yet!

As for skill, Clash Royale does its matchmaking based on cards, rather than level, which means that the more skilled player has a greater chance of winning, especially compared to the much more complex Clash of Clans.

Finally, Clash Royale has in its favour freshness. Coming out next month and ready to make a big splash in the mobile gaming market, it has a so-far unsullied reputation. Look for it when it comes out in March, on iOS and Android.

Do you prefer Clash of Clans, or do you swear allegiance to Clash Royale? Let us know in the comments!