Free Fire just like other battle royale games offers players over 40 weapons to choose from but not all weapons were made equal. Some guns give you a tactical advantage over your enemies. They also provide you with better options as to how to engage with your opponents. Read part one of this guide here.
If you like using Shotguns, then the M1014 is the best shotgun you’ll find in Free Fire. With its high damage, it is absolutely lethal at close range. It also has a decent rate of fire which can make quick work of your enemies without running a sweat. Additionally, it’s pretty easy to find on the battlefield, so even if you don’t normally use shotguns it will make for a viable weapon until you find other weapons on this list.
The AK47 is an assault rifle that needs no introduction at all. This is the favorite weapon of a lot of people because of its high damage. But one issue with this gun is its high recoil, so the best way to use it is with Level 3 attachments. Thanks to the recoil, you have a higher chance of taking headshots if you are used to the weapon, which is another reason why people love this gun.
The SCAR is also a great assault rifle with a high rate of fire. It can deal a lot of damage to your enemies but even this is best used with Level 3 attachments. However, using this is a little easier than the AK47, so you might be able to net kills more easily with the SCAR.
This is hands down the best SMG in Free Fire which is perfect for close-range combat. Thanks to its high rate of fire, it can easily shred through any number of enemies should they dare to come close to you. Its damage output is pretty good too. It’s very useful for all kinds of players and keeping it in your primary slot will make sure you don’t have to worry about close-range combat.
Free Fire just like other battle royale games offers players over 40 weapons to choose from but not all weapons were made equal. Some guns give you a tactical advantage over your enemies. They also provide you with better options as to how to engage with your opponents. Read part two of this guide here.
The Groza is hands down the best assault rifle you’ll find in Free Fire. The sad part is, that you can only find it in airdrops, but if you do find it, go with it because it’s better than all the other assault rifles.
It has a high rate of fire, high damage, and very low recoil. So if you can get to the airdrop and loot it, by all means, do it because it will definitely be worth it.
FAMAS is another solid assault rifle whose damage is a little higher than the SCAR. Its rate of fire is pretty good too so if you can find this, we recommend it over the SCAR any day. It is also the only burst fire weapon in the game.
Due to its ability to one tap, the FAMAS has great accuracy and damage. However, In the right hands, the FAMAS is the best assault rifle in the game and possibly the best weapon in the game.
You won’t be able to find the M79 easily in the field, but in case you do, be prepared to literally blow your enemies away. Its damage is unsurprisingly very high, and using it is a piece of cake.
If you’re the only person left in your squad and you’re up against teams of 2 or more people, the M79 can be an absolute godsend. If you can use it well you’ll be able to take multiple people down with a single shot.
The AWM is the best Sniper Rifle in the game. So much so, that simply its name is enough to instill fear in your enemies. Finding it is not an easy task at all, but if you can manage to get your hands on it you should definitely use it because it has incredibly high damage output.
It can feel slow but a single shot of this gun can be enough to take your enemy down. So work on your aim and you’ll be killing left and right with the AWM in no time.
Yes, you heard it right with the help of emulators you can play Free Fire on PC. While the game is made to play on mobile many people don’t like the controls offered by the game. This is true even if you are using a mobile controller as many players find it more comfortable to use keyboard and mouse.
The emulator we would recommend is called ‘Bluestacks’ and it is quite popular in gaming community. You can also download other emulators such as LDPlayer, MeMu, KoPlayer, and Nox.
Step 1: First thing you have to do is download and install the emulator from this link
Step 2: Now that the emulator is installed, open it and follow the instructions to log in to the Google Play Store.
Step 3: Search for Free Fire and download it
Step 4: Run the game and log in as a guest or via your Google, Apple, or Facebook account.
Step 5: Adjust quality settings according to your PC hardware and now you are all good to go.
Note: The emulator may take a while to download even with fast internet connections.
After the ban of 118 Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile, many are left wondering about the possibility of games like Free Fire also being banned by the government. Players have been looking towards alternative games such as COD Mobile, Free Fire, Fortnite, and many more to fill up that void left by PUBG. One of the major outliers here is definitely Free Fire.
There have been many reports of the game being considered for a ban and having connections to China. While in reality, it is highly unlikely for Free Fire to get banned in India.
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE GAME
The game is developed by a Vietnamese app development company called 111dots Studio and it is published worldwide by a Singapore-based organization called Garena. The current CEO of Garena Free Fire is Forrest Li who was born in China, however, he is currently a permanent citizen of Singapore.
However, it seems Tencent is one of the major stakeholders of Garena’s parent company is Sea Limited, which has its headquarters in Singapore. Previously, the Chinese conglomerate had a 39.7% share in Free Fire’s parent company while now it only has a 25.6% share in Sea Limited.
CAN FREE FIRE GET BANNED
The main reason for the government to ban an app is if its a Chinese origin app which is in suspicion of leaking user data to the Chinese government. In Free Fire’s case, one of its major stakeholders is a Chinese company such as Tencent who has seen many of its apps being banned.
Despite that, the actual development and publishing of the game are handled by 111dots Studio and Garena respectively both of which are not associated with the Chinese government.
Free Fire has teamed up with the famous Bollywood actor for their “Be The Hero” event in which players can get a chance to unlock Hrithik Roshan as a playable character. Through this event, the developers are looking forward to bring together two extremely popular industries in the country (Gaming and Film).
Players can get the in-game character named ‘Jai’ right now by completing missions in the game. They can even get additional rewards just for logging in.
HOW TO UNLOCK ‘JAI’
To unlock the Hrithik Roshan’s in-game character ‘Jai’ players would need to obtain all 16 pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. This is all part of the “Be The Hero” event and pieces of the puzzle can be earned by the following methods.
Players will get one puzzle piece just for checking in to the event from 10th to 13th September.
Players will also get four additional puzzle pieces for checking in to the event on the 13th of September.
Players can also help other Free Fire users by clicking on their unique event link. This can be done up to 3 times a day. Players have to be above level 10 to be able to help others.
Players will be able to purchase pieces from 13th September to complete the entire puzzle.
Players can also claim Jai’s exclusive costume bundle by collecting 30 golden magazine tokens through daily missions between 5th to 15th September. Players can also log in on 13th September to win five additional golden magazine tokens and a permanent gun skin — the AK47: Justice Fighter.
The new character named ‘Jai’ is a SWAT agent who is trained to operate in high-risk situations that belong to New Delhi, India.
His special ability is called Raging Reload; once an opponent is taken down, the gun’s magazine automatically gets reloaded by up to 25% of its capacity for ARs, SMGs, and pistols. This will prove to be quite a useful ability in firefights which can turn the tide of a battle very easily.
After the ban on PUBG Mobile, players are trying to find a game to fill up the void left by the it. They are now looking towards alternative games such as COD Mobile, Free Fire, Fortnite, and many more. The clear outlier here is definitely COD Mobile and Free Fire but which one is for you.
This is where both games are highly different as Free fire has a BR mode for 50 players whereas COD Mobile BR mode consists of 100 players. This results in highly different match dynamics as Free Fire offers instant matches lasting 10-15 minutes where player can get into the action straight away.
There’s also the matter of the no of maps available in the game. COD Mobile offers just a single battle royale map whereas Free Fire has three such maps like Bermuda, Purgatory, and Kalahari.
In terms of game modes COD Mobile has the upper hand as it offers a wide variety of game modes such as Front Line, Domination, Sniper Only, and Search and Destroy. There’s also a campaign mode which is coming in future along with a zombie mode which isn’t currently available but is expected to make its way to the game soon.
Free Fire on the other hand is mostly focused around Battle Royale although it does have Clash squad and Ranked mode. If you get bored of playing BR there’s not much option for you here whereas in COD Mobile there’s a game mode for everyone.
Both Free Fire and Call of Duty Mobile give you options to choose from different characters, but even within these there are quite a few differences.
Call of Duty Mobile has characters only in the Battle Royale mode. Each character has its own role, like the medic, scout, and the defender. These classes are available to everyone, and you can play using any class, depending on what play style you prefer.
Free Fire is a little different in this, the first major difference being that you start off with 2 free characters, and you can continue to unlock more by simply playing the game. Most of the remaining characters you’ll be able to buy using the in-game currency you earn by playing matches. The only issue is that there are a few characters that you can purchase only with diamonds, and for these diamonds, you have to spend real-life money, there’s no other way.
It is quite obvious that COD Mobile has better graphics than Free Fire but it also means that the game requires you to have a decent phone to run it. One can even say that COD Mobile graphics are on the same level as a PC game which certainly adds to the experience and gives better immersion.
COD Mobile due to its resource intensive requirements needs a good quality phone to run it properly. Free Fire on the other hand can be played on nearly any smartphone due to its low requirements and hardly ever show signs of lagging and FPS drop.
Free Fire has recently announced their plans for releasing a new character ‘Jai’ based on the famous Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan. Free Fire has over 31 characters, out of which many have been inspired from real life personalities but this is the first time an actor as famous as Hrithik has joined the game’s roster.
The actor has previously played characters with the same name as ‘Jai’ in movies such as Bang Bang and Kites which were not only famous domestically but internationally too.
Previously, there were leaks that suggested the character will be coming with the Free Fire OB23 update but that turned out to be not true as the update featured Hayato and Luqueta.
This reveal is all part of Free Fire’s ‘Be The Hero’ campaign and according to the company the developers are looking forward to bring together two extremely popular industries in the country (Gaming and Film).
Ability and Backstory
According to previous leaks the new character ‘Jai’ is supposedly a SWAT agent trained to operate in high risk situations who belongs to New Delhi, India.
He also has an ability called ‘Furious Reload’ which allows players to reload their weapons immediately. This will prove to be a very useful ability in firefights and can turn the tide very easily.
Free Fire is not like other Battle royale games. Unlike most BR games it has quite a wide roster of characters each with their own unique ability. With an ever expanding roster Free Fire is now home to 30 characters for players to choose. But not all characters were made equal, some are way better than the others.
With the ongoing anniversary event now may be the best time for players to grab their favourite character for free. So don’t miss this golden opportunity. The list is in no particular order as each character brings something new to the table and support different kinds of playstyles.
Sex: male Age: 28 Birthday: Aug 26th
Biography: “Using the power of music, Alok left Brazil and travelled the world. His name means “light”. He has signed a contract and a closed concert will happen on Free Fire’s battleground island for some VIP guests!”
Based on a real life Brazilian DJ, Alok is one of the most popular characters in Free Fire. His ability ‘Drop the Beat’ creates an aura which increases ally movement speed by 15% and restores 5 HP for 10 seconds. This is a good alternative for healing and is kind of overpowered.
Sex: female Age: 28 Birthday: Aug 04th
Biography: Paloma has a painful past that she does not talk about often. A beauty queen raised in the poorest suburbs of her country, she used to be every girl’s role model. But now, she is the epitome of evil, an arms dealer that controls the underworld in the palm of her hands.
As an arms dealer herself, Paloma’s ability is related to ammo and utility. Her ability ‘Arms-dealing’ enables her to carry AR ammo without taking up inventory space. this is highly useful as now those slots can now be utilized for carrying more grenades, first aid kits, and other practical items.
Sex: female Age: 17 Birthday: Apr 01st
Biography: Kelly is a high-school sprinter. She is also known as Shimada Kiriko. She loves to run, and can always be seen on the track. Running forward is built into her mind and body. No matter the obstacle, she will always push forward. Keep Running! KIRIKO!
A highschool sprinter, Kelly is quite light on her feet. Her ability ‘Dash’ increases her sprint speed. This may not sound powerful but is quite handy when you have to get out of fights.
Sex: male Age: 31 Birthday: Jun 23rd
Jota grew up in a middle class family, was an average student and had a family who loved him. Overall, a pretty normal life – but he felt trapped and needed more action in his life. He lived in a city with skyscrapers that filled the skyline and felt trapped, so he started climbing to find places to see the sky.
Based on a real life veteran Indonesian Actor Joe Taslim, Jota is a stuntman and parkour specialist. His ability ‘Sustained Raids’ allow players to get 40 HP instantly after every Shotgun or SMG kill with a 5 second cooldown. This character is extremely well suited to rushers and is a good example of risk vs reward gameplay.
Sex: female Age: 19 Birthday: Apr 29th
Biography: Wolfrahh grew up in a normal household. He was a smart kid but he chose to spend his time surfing the internet and playing video games instead of studying. He became a viral star in the gaming streaming community. Guys and gals all liked him – his wolf persona and his funny commentary.He keeps looking to find a way to do something more fulfilling with his life than gaming.
As a streamer, Wolfrahh is really overpowered when there are others looking at him. His ability ‘Limelight’ allows him to deal increased damage to limbs by 25% and reduces headshot damage taken by the same percentage. But this ability only works properly when there are other onlookers like teammates or enemies. So this character is perfect for team matches and those who love using shotguns and SMGs.
Sex: female Age: 21 Birthday: Jul 17th
Biography: Kapella was raised by a family that knew she was a talented singer and wanted her to get famous. The fame was to help the family gain respect in society, they didn’t really care what Kapella wanted as long as she became successful. Kapella loved to sing and started singing pop, but did not yet realize her family was using her for their own purposes.
Her ability ‘Healing Song’ Increases the effects of healing items and healing skills and reduces ally HP loss. She is great in squad matches especially with other healer characters.
Sex: female Age: 18 Birthday: Jan 01st
Biography: A124 is a robot made with modern technology. She has two states of mind: A normal 18 years old girl mode or battle mode.
Her ability ‘Thrill of Battle’ converts 50 EP into HP. This has great synergy with Miguel’s EP regeneration and the Shiba Inu pet. In a 1v1 scenario this ability can be extremely useful.
Despite being the newest character in the game, Luqueta has become quite popular as his ability is a mixture of offence and defense. His ability (Hat Trick) increases the maximum HP by 18 to 35 points per kill. For a player who loves going on the offensive with no breaks to heal this is the perfect character for you.
Fans of the Free Fire should rejoice as the developers have revealed a ton of events for the rest of the month. This month celebrates the third anniversary of Free Fire so the developers have given the players a chance to earn rewards like free characters, outfits and weapon skins. Players can even play a few rounds of Clash Squad on the new Bermuda 2.0 map.
Time Tunnel Mission
This event tasks players with collecting ‘time tokens’ which can be obtained by sending their characters on assignments. In case a player does not have characters, Garena will be sending players 7-day character trial cards in order to help them in collecting the time tokens. Insert these tokens into the time tunnel with global players to reach global milestones and reap the rewards when they are completed. The event will run till August 30th.
7 Days Login Rewards
Garena will be sending players 7-day character trial cards in order to help them in collecting the time tokens. In case players want to keep the characters then this event gives them a chance to keep their 7-day trial character permanently. It’s pretty simple to do as well as all players have to do is login for 7 days. Players will also be able to unlock other rewards like EP badges and Royales vouchers. The event will run till August 30th.
New pet ‘Mr Wagger’ for one Diamond
A new pet Mr Wagger is also making its way into the game and is centered towards players who like using gloo walls. When a player has less than one or two Gloo Wall grenades, Mr Waggor can produce one Gloo Wall grenade every 100 to 120 seconds. This event gives players the chance to get the Mr. Waggor pet for one Diamond. The offer will run till August 30th.
Bermuda is an iconic map in Free Fire, which is now a much needed update. The new and remastered map will be available in Clash Squad matches. Giving players the opportunity to try it out.
This event sees players win rewards for getting Booyahs in games. Each time they win, players will get magic cube fragments. Scoring 20 Booyahs nets players 30 fragments, while getting 10 Booyah in a day will result in an additional 40 cube fragments. The event will run till August 22nd.
Garena Free Fire has emerged as a worthy competitor to PUBH with its fluid gameplay and smooth performance on basically any device you run it on. With over 500 million downloads, the game has seen an upward trajectory ever since its inception.
It has also established itself as a mobile esport too with various tournaments springing up across the globe. We host some of them too. You can check them out here.
In order to excel at the game one needs to keep a few basic things in mind which we will be covering in this article:-
Loot Wisely – After dropping into the map always make sure that you find enclosed areas for looting and don’t loot out in the open. You can do this by choosing your drop location wisely. It’s very easy for enemies to take you out when you’re not in cover. Also, keep an eye out for good gear and even if it is something that you don’t use, be sure to mark it for your teammates as one of them may need it. This will make the whole loot stage of the game very efficient.
Settings and Sensitivity – As with any game, before you begin playing, make sure to choose the optimal settings for your device. If you’re running on a low end device, it is probably better to keep your gfx settings turned down to a minimum so as to improve performance. Keep your sensitivity according to your preference but be sure to not play with a very high sensitivity because it will make your aim less precise.
Use the Sniper – The snipers in Free Fire are very good at taking our enemies at range while also being fairly easy to use. Be sure to use the sniper once in a while to see whether you’re good with it. Sniping also improves your aim as it requires your shots to be precise. Using it more often will do wonders for your aim. You can practice effectively in solo mode with your preferred attachments.
Be constantly moving – No one likes campers but more than that, in a BR game like Free Fire, staying in one position for too long can jeopardize the whole match due to the rapid closing in of the ring which will force you to move. There may be enemies waiting for you at the edge of the ring and this will make their life a whole lot easier. Constantly changing your position also makes it difficult for enemies to guess where you are.
Use vehicles – There are some players who are hesitant in using vehicles but they are really helpful when you want to catch up with the ring or simply running over enemy players. Try to use fully covered vehicles instead of bikes, as uncovered vehicles make you an easy target for enemy players.