Garena Free Fire is a battle royale type game developed by Garena International. players compete on a map and each game lasts approximately ten minutes. The objective remains the same as for other games of the same: to be the “last survivor”.
A group of people have been led to an island by a strange organization called “FF”. These people have been hypnotized and we are brainwashed and genetically modified. They have lost the memory of their past, except for a few snippets … And they have only one goal: to stay alive. In a game, you play as one of these characters.
Getting the right equipment to start well
Choose your character then go for it. At the start of the game, the 50 players all get on a plane and launch into the air to land with their parachutes in the area they have chosen beforehand. There are two main options available to you: land in a high loot location, that is, areas in which there is a profusion of weapons, equipment and various items; or you may prefer an area offering less loot but which will attract fewer opposing players in order to search the area more quietly. Either way, find weapons and other items as quickly as possible. Indeed, equipment can make the difference if you find yourself up against opponents. You will need weapons but also something to protect yourself, specifically a helmet and bulletproof vest. To keep items on you, you will need to find a bag. The armor and bags are available in several levels: the higher the level, the more the capacity increases. Do not forget to also find ammunition and other accessories that may be useful to you (accessories for weapons, healing, grenades …).
While the very start of a game can be decisive, you will need to keep digging in order to always improve your equipment, whether that is by discovering different areas, or by searching corpses along the way.
The combat zone
Care must be taken during the game to stay in the combat zone. Indeed, as with all other battle royale type games, the combat zone is reduced in order to promote clashes between players. If you are outside the combat zone, you will take damage. So stay vigilant throughout the game!
Move around in the game
You will understand, in this type of game you are generally in constant movement. This allows you to find potentially interesting items but also to stay in the combat zone (and thus avoid damage). The main mode of travel is your legs, but there are also vehicles. This allows you to move faster, which can be of great benefit, especially when fleeing the damage area.
Also be aware that you have three possible positions in the game: standing, crouching or lying on the ground. Lying down is of course effective in hiding and is a particularly useful position for sniping opponents.
The game continues until there is only one player on the map. Like other games in this genre, winning is rare and difficult, yet extremely rewarding.
In Garena Free Fire, every part is unique. But on top of that, there are two things that help to diversify your gaming experience even more: the game modes and the maps. Indeed, there is another game mode: a squad mode in which 12 teams of four players compete against each other. In this game mode, the surviving team at the end of the game wins! In addition, two maps exist, Bermuda and Purgatory, which makes it possible to diversify the games even more.
In Garena Free Fire you can equip three firearms, two main and a pistol, as well as a melee weapon. If you don’t have a melee weapon, you can still use your fists.
A whole arsenal of firearms of different types is at your disposal on the map. There are eleven assault rifles, six machine guns, two machine guns, two shotguns, two grenade launchers, two sniper rifles, a crossbow, and six pistols to choose from. Weapons feature unique stats, including different bullet capacities, different rates of fire, different cooldowns, varying ranges and degrees of accuracy, and finally, different damage done. But you also have the possibility to improve certain weapons by adding accessories such as magazines, scopes or stabilizers …
One weapon in particular, which is part of the pistol family, stands out: the Treatment Gun. As the name suggests, this weapon has a unique ability to heal allies (when playing in a squad, of course). However, when targeting enemies it deals damage to them! This way, you don’t get caught off guard when you’re interrupted by an enemy while healing an ally. It also helps to come to the aid of an ally while they are taking damage.
Melee weapons and grenades
Along with firearms, four melee weapons are available in the game that can improve melee damage compared to your fists: a machete, a frying pan, a katana, and a baseball bat.
In your inventory, you can also carry different types of grenades with you. While some deal damage, smoke can further disrupt your enemy. Another particularly interesting type of grenade is found in the game: there are grenades that generate a wall of ice to protect you in a fight.
Characters to play
At the start of a game, you must choose a character to play as. A total of 17 characters currently exist. Each character has a special skill. For example, Rafael can disappear from the mini-map for 8 seconds, Shimada Hayato’s armor capacity increases as health decreases, or Wukong can transform into a bush in order to blend in with the background. These skills evolve as you level up. Thus, Shimada Hayato’s armor capacity will be increased with the leveling of the character, etc.
News and customization
Improvements or modifications appear during the update, such as new weapons, new areas on the map, or changes in the rules of the game (such as, for example, the addition of zombie enemies, which adds spice to the parties).
In addition, you can customize your characters by purchasing clothing and accessories from the store. Purchases are made either with real money or with points that you earn as you play.
How to play Garena Free Fire on mobile
Garena Free Fire is available on both Android and IOS. To download it, nothing could be simpler:
On Apple (Iphone or Ipad)
- Open the Appstore
- In apps, search for “Garena Free Fire“
- Launch its installation
- Once the game is installed, open the game by clicking on its logo that appears on the home screen and start playing.
- Open the Play Store
- In the application search bar, type “Garena Free Fire“
- Start the installation of the application
- Click on the application logo on your home screen
- You can start playing.
Play Garena Free Fire on Computer
If you have a PC and want to play Garena Free Fire, you can use an emulator. An emulator allows you to access all the applications offered on Android (among others) from a computer. Several emulators exist, including Bluestacks. Here is the method to play Garena Free Fire using Bluestacks:
- Download Bluestacks software (by clicking here)
- Once Bluestacks is installed open this software
- In Bluestacks search bar, search for Garena Free Fire
- Click on install
Bluestacks is also available on Mac. So you can play Garena Free Fire on your computer, regardless of your operating system! So you can apply the same method as on PC to play Garena Free Fire:
- Download Bluestacks (by clicking here)
- Once Bluestacks is installed open it
- In the software search bar, search for the Garena Free Fire application
- Click on install
- Open and play Garena Free Fire!