Garena Free Fire, the Popular battle Royale Game, has been banned in India Owing to National Security threats. The app, along with 53 Chinese applications, was banned by the Indian government earlier Today amid political tensions with China.
This is the fifth major Crackdown on Chines of Apps Since November 2022, when the Government blocked 43 Apps of the same National security risk. This time the biggest shocker is
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Garena Free Fire Banned in India
Garena Free Fire Which Gained Massive popularity Following the ban of Orginal PUBG Mobile And PUBG Mobile Lite in September 2022. Even Though Krafton released Battleground India last year and PUBG New State Early year, Garena Free Fire still remains a loyal Fanbase.
What is Garena Free Fire
To put it Simply, Garena Free Fire is a battle Royale Style Mobile game where 50 Players Compete Against each other in a Deathmatch. Players are Thrown out of a plane without any weapons, and to ensure their Survival, they have to Kill other players. These are Weapons all across the map, and you take your Opponent’s artillery after Killing them.
In Normal mode, the game can go on for use long as there’s only one Survivor. Garena also gained popularity among fans for interacting with them daily. The Company offered daily Redeem codes that deliver Premium rewards to give them an edge in games.
Not only in India but the Garena Free Fire also remains a top battle Royale Mobile game in the US. App Growth tracker Sensor Tower claimed that Garena Free Fire Overtook PUBG Mobile From Tencent in Teams of players Spending in the US in Q1 2021. Additionally, the action title clocked one billion downloads on Google Play in January 2022 Becoming the First Mobile battle Royale game to achieve this milestone.
What is Happening?
Garena Free Fire And it’s Enhanced Version Garena Free Fire Max Remain banned in the Apple App Store. The Max Version however, remains available to download on Google Play and Users can still play the game on their Smartphones. It is unclear whether the Vanilla Garena Free Fire Remains playable on Smartphones, but it’s Server’s will likely get blocked soon. The same happened to banned Chinese Apps In India in 2020.
Interestingly, Garena Free Fire distributor Garena International Official Website claims the Company is based out of Singapore. However, the Company has not clarified why it’s name is highlighted in the government ban list for Chinese Apps.
Additionally, the ban on Garena in India Comes a month after lawsuit by PUBG Maker Krafton Become Public. Krafton claimed that Garena Copies elements of PUBG and Should be banned From Google Play and App Store. It also sued Google and Apple for not taking action against Garena.
Garena Free Fire Alternatives
If you’re fan of Battle Royale games on Smartphones, the good news is PUBG Mobile is back in India in the Form of BGMI And PUBG New State. Users can Also play call of Duty, through the game is heavy and may not work Smoothly on Budget Smartphones.