Free Fire

Why was Free Fire banned & what are the best alternatives?

The government of India banned 54 Chinese apps and among them was freefire.

The order came on Monday that stated that these 54 apps could threaten national security and, therefore, be banned. In a statement, the government mentioned, “These 54 apps allegedly obtain various critical permissions and collect sensitive user data.

These collected real-time data are being misused and transmitted to servers located in hostile countries.” They also stated that there may be serious breaches of security and espionage that these apps might be capable of doing, especially when you factor in the permission it has, including the camera, microphone, GPS, and so on.

It should be noted that Garena Free Fire Max for premium devices is still listed for download on the Google Play Store. These are essentially the same games, only that the latter has better graphics and a few other enhancements. Garena has stated that “We are aware that Free Fire is currently unavailable in the Google Play and iOS app stores in India and that the game is currently not operable for some users in the country. We are working to address this situation, and we apologize to our users for any inconvenience.”

Free Fire Alternatives after ban

For now, we know that we are not going to be seeing much of Free Fire for a while. Here are some excellent alternatives.

Battlegrounds Mobile India:

Why don’t we start with the game that started it all? It is essentially a rebranded version of PUBG. It is pretty similar to free fire as it also has 100 players landing on a map to kill each other and get the victory. The free fire was so similar to PUBG that it prompted Krafton games, the developer of PUBG, to sue Garena for copying its popular battle royale title. So I think it’s safe to say that this is as close as you can get to playing Free Fire in India after the ban.

Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile is another good alternative to Free Fire. It also has long matches with 100 players and quick matches called deathmatch. The game rose to success after the ban of PUBG in India.

Fortnite Mobile

Another successful game that has been out for a while now. The game does have a different aesthetic when put up against the other two games, but it still is quite similar in the final gameplay. The game also supports cross-platform play. This would mean you could play with your friends on a console or PC.

PUBG New State

It is the latest battle royale game announced by Krafton. It is an upgrade to PUBG mobile with better graphics and a new storyline. You also play this as a squad, duo, or solo. It also features outstanding graphics and is something you should give a try.

Written by
Mansur Jurabi

Mansur is part time gamer and part time chicken nugget enthusiast. He loves putting in his time in RPG's like Skyrim. He claims that he gets all of his energy and inspiration from one man and one man only. He is linked below.

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