India’s favorite battle royale mobile game Free Fire is now unavailable from the play store and apple store. Earlier, fans were speculating that there may be some glitch, but now the latest reports suggest that the Government of India have banned more than 50 Chinese apps, which might include Free Fire.
This has created a state of panic for the Free Fire fans, as the game might be included in the list of these 50 apps.
Is Free Fire Now Banned In India?
Nothing official has been made confirmed and fans are waiting for an announcement. However, in a Facebook post, Garena addressed that they’re working on it.
According to sources, most of the apps were clone apps that were banned were in 2020. But, the disappearance of Garena Free Fire has come at the exact same time when the ban of these apps is implemented, leaving its gamers confused.
Free Fire ka kya scene hai bhai? BAN kya?
— Total Gaming (@total_gaming093) February 13, 2022
As of now, there have been no official confirmation made from the officials of Free Fire or Garena. Notably, both the Garena Games, Free Fire, and Free Fire Max are now not available from the store.
Another point to make here is for the players who already have the game installed are facing an error when they’re making a purchase.
Free Fire Isn’t Opening / Removed From Appstore 😱 WHAT THE F**k is Happening 🤣
Minecraft Walo Sayad Mujhe Tumhari Jarurat Hai 🥺🤣
— Amit Sharma (@DesiGamers01) February 12, 2022
Notably, Garena is a Singaporean online game developer and publishing company, which it shouldn’t have been on the list. If the game is now banned in India, there must have been some other reason than Chinese connection.
Why Free Fire Can Get Banned?
Earlier in 2020, the Indian Government handed a ban to more than 250 apps, mostly because of their Chinese connection. However, most of them launched their clones later on and are active now.
That being said, this time they banned those clone apps this time. But as of now, Free is not available on the Play Store or Apple Store.
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