When PUBG mobile was banned in India people began looking for an alternative that was similar, this was Free fire. Singapore based company Garena saw this opportunity and exploited it by promoting its game which was a hit in India and brought in revenue that was worth almost $1 billion. However recently something unexpected happened for iOS users, the game was unexpectedly removed from the Apple App store without any explanation from Garena.
Why did Free Fire get removed and what has Garena said so far?
There has been no statement from Garena that has been released regarding the game’s removal fans have taken to multiple social media sites and are angry at Garena for removing their favourite game without any explanation. Garena issued an unofficial statement on the Facebook page for free fire India which said “We’re aware about the issue and getting it investigated. In the meantime, please share your Network Provider name and also if you’re using mobile data or Wi-Fi to launch the game.“
Why did Free Fire get removed?
There have been speculations about why the ban has taken place but no concrete evidence. There is a lawsuit that is ongoing between Krafton and Garena for Free fire being a ‘PUBG replica’ and many people believe that Krafton might’ve won and a statement might’ve been issued soon. Others believe that it has been banned the same way PUBG had been because it was too addictive and it had become extremely infamous for being so.