Since the ban of the renowned shooting mobile game PUBG in India, it became even more difficult to get through this pandemic. The game was banned as the publisher of Asian servers were Chinese, and even though PUBG is planning to come back with Indian servers; there is no guarantee. But luckily, 111 Dots Studio made a mobile game called Free Fire. Free Fire online game; published by Garena is available on Android and iOS. Free Fire download was the highest in 2019 among all the mobile games. It won the “Best Popular Vote Game” by the Google Play Store too in 2019. By November 2019, Free Fire game made over $1 billion worldwide and as of May 2020, Free Fire set a record with over 80 million daily active users globally.
Garena the publisher, created an enhanced version of Free Fire which is titled Free Fire Max.
Free Fire Game
Free Fire is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) game with a Battle Royal format. The game has an extensive choice of arms and suits. There are multiple options with respect to characters as well. The basic concept of the game Free Fire is to land on an island with the area shrinking and fighting other players to be the last person standing in the end. The controls of the game are easy to understand and master over time. The keys and buttons can be arranged according to the players’ comfort and needs. There is a mode available with 50 participants and only 10 minutes of playtime if you don’t want to invest a long time in one match in the game. It can only be played online with no offline option.
Free Fire Max
Free Fire has always been considered a great online game with mediocre graphics for low and mid range phones. Garena tried changing that with their new venture; Free Fire max. Free Fire photos and video quality with this new variant has definitely increased. It gives a premium feel to the overall experience of the game. For some people, the resolution, frame rates and graphics are really important to enjoy any game. They claimed Free Fire to be a fun and enticing game but the visual quality always stopped them from getting immersed completely in the Free Fire universe. With Free Fire Max that seems to change.
Free Fire Gameplay and Experience
The gameplay of the new game Free Fire Max is more or less the same as the original Free Fire. In the online game, 50 players parachute onto a deserted island and combat each other for survival with weapons to be found on the island itself, but with High Definition graphics and realistic designs; it feels like a brand new experience altogether.
All the Modes with All the Friends
You do not always have to go solo in this game though. You can make squads of upto 4 players online. The squad members can be friends or strangers playing the game at the same time. There are various modes in Free Fire game depending on the number of players in the squads to play and relish with friends. You can voice chat in the game itself using the device’s mic or the mic of your earpiece to chat and communicate with your squad mates for planning, coordination or just for having a good time.
The Firelink Technology
Garena, the publisher has introduced Firelink, a technology which helps with simple and hassles free account handling. You can log into both the apps simultaneously and the data would be maintained. All the modes are playable with both the apps, Free Fire as well as Free Fire Max.
When you start a match in Free Fire, you skydive from the sky onto a stranded island. The area is detailed. With the help of a map, you roam around finding and collecting arms and ammunitions along with armours, clothes, accessories etc. The time is of the essence. With time, the area starts decreasing and you must stay the secure area otherwise your character will die and you will lose. The idea is simple of this strategic and complex game. All one must do is survive. The players can make their own strategies based on what suits them best. You have to hide and defend yourself and attack and kill other players. In order to win the game, you must stay alive till the end while making sure every other player is out or dead. Winning obviously gives various awards, XP or experience and level ups. There are also various vehicles in the game Free Fire. These vehicles can be used. You may drive them or if you are in a squad the squad can travel in it together. Some vehicles have weapons attached which can also be utilised.
Free Fire Features
When in the lobby, you can set the clothes and accessories of your character to make your character stand out. You may also select a character from the options available. You need to play to earn and then exchange it for things from the store. Alternatively, you can also pay money to get things in the game.
Free Fire Characters
Free Fire has some splendid characters to choose from. Some of them are even based on some famous people in the real world. One of the strongest character DJ Alok is based on a Brazilian artist with the same name. A character named Jota is also loved by the players for their unique skills as a stuntman and parkour specialist. Steffie is a new addition to the characters of the game. They are a graffiti artist and use graffiti art to take down the enemies. Luqueta is another Free Fire character based on a real-life football player Lucas Paqueta. These are some of the characters amongst many. All the characters have some special and unique qualities, skill sets and powers that help with the game.
Free Fire game is free to download but has some in-app purchases for upgrades etc. It is stated to be a game for 17 + as it contains violence, blood, weaponry and shootout. The development of this game is done in Singapore. Minimum Android version required to run the game Free Fire would be 4.1 which is Android Jelly Bean of 2012. It was the tenth version of the Android operating system.