Fancy jumping out of a plane with 49 other people onto a remote island and massacring each other? If this sounds like your ideal weekend afternoon then save on the plane tickets and download Free Fire Battlegrounds for free instead.

Battle Royale games have become all the rage for mobile users in the last year or two since Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds broke out of Korea and stormed the world. Since then there have been countless games employing a similar concept and gameplay: Parachute down onto a tropical island, find a gun or two, find some other player and kill them.

Pretty simple, no? Well, actually, no. See, to survive in Free Fire Battlegrounds you’ll have to stick within the play zone for as long as possible… and that gets progressively smaller as the ten-minute clock counts down. On top of that, you might just end up getting mercilessly run down by some loon driving a monster truck. If this still sounds like your cup of tea then rest assured you’ll have a great time playing Free Fire Battlegrounds.

The game, released by Singaporean developers Garena, has been designed with low-medium performance phones in mind, so you don’t have to have the latest tech in your pocket to enjoy it. That being said, the graphics aren’t the best as a result.

In this piece, we’ll look over the best and worst features of Free Fire Battlegrounds and then compare it to its big brother – Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). We’ll also throw in a couple of tips to help you master the game in our Free Fire Guide.

The Free Fire Guide

Free Fire Battlegrounds consists of ten-minute games, with 50 players in each game. You can choose between two remote islands to play on – each one is littered with firearms and vehicles to drive.

You have ten minutes to kill as many other players as you can while surviving until you’re the last man standing. There are plenty of weapons to choose from, including the M1014 shotgun, with FAMAS assault rifle and the G18 pistol. You can also find some melee weapons lying around for a more ‘intimate’ kill. After all, guns for show, knives for a pro.

Gameplay

The gameplay in Free Fire mobile is somewhat identical to that of PUBG, however, the style in which players tend to behave does differ, and this changes the overall experience.

In PUBG, players have a tendency to hide in the grass with a sniper rifle and slowly pick off the competition until they’re (maybe) victorious. This is a fun way to play, but it means the games go on for around half an hour and makes for slower-paced combat experience. Conversely, in Free Fire, players are much more fond of fighting out in the open in a spray of bullets and flying death. This is fun.

The main reasons for the change of place are that the maps in Free Fire are considerably smaller than those in PUBG, meaning players are more closely bound together, especially as the playable zone gets smaller. On top of this, the games relatively short timer and more animated feel give more of an action-gaming sense to the gameplay.

Graphics

This is one area where the Free Fire APK game definitely doesn’t live up to the successes of its Battle Royale cousins like Fortnite and PUBG, but there is a deliberate reason for this.

Free Fire’s graphics are less realistic than those of PUBG and generally have a more animated look about them. This is actually a clever move by Garena, who designed the mobile game to be playable on low-medium performance phones that are common in South East Asia (the games primary market).

Even though the graphics aren’t realistic, they’re still fairly sharp and more than good enough to satisfy players looking for a shoot ‘em up on their Galaxy Ace.

It’s worth noting here that Free Fire only takes up a maximum of around 400MB of space on your device, whereas PUBG takes up around 1.2GB. Free Fire also doesn’t turn your phone into a toaster like some of the other Battle Royale games.

Features

What are the key features of a Battle Royale game? We’re going to go with weapons, vehicles and interesting ways to blow people up.

The weapons in Free Fire do the job they were made to do and sound great when doing it. You can find all sorts of guns, including assault rifles, shotguns, snipers, pistols and grenade launcher, as well as machetes and blunt instruments of death.

There are only four vehicles to choose from of the abandoned islands in Free Fire. Apparently, the former residents of Bermuda had a soft spot for monster trucks. If you’re looking for a less conspicuous way to get around, then you can use the zip-wires tactically positioned around the maps.

In terms of using the map to your advantage, try shooting some of those lead-inviting oil drums conveniently placed near obstacles that your enemies will be taking cover behind. At TOP1APK we’ve been tempted to put writing about apk games and apps on hold for a day so that we can conduct an experiment to see if those barrels would actually explode when fired upon. We’ve yet to receive permission from the big guys upstairs.

Game Modes

There are multiple different game modes in Garena Free Fire – each one presents a unique approach towards winning the game and brings hours of entertainment.

For the most basic tried-and-tested approach play the solo version where you and 49 other players go head-to-head to be the last man standing. For a more complex and cooperative approach, team up in a squad of four players and communicate by headset to devise the best possible strategy for victory. Look out for your teammates and annihilate the enemy squads that get in your way.

You can also play in death-race mode, where players duo up, one driving and one shooting. This mode puts 40 players against each other and is the ideal way to get some hardcore adreneline kicks.

Tips on Playing Free Fire Battlegrounds

If you want to take your game to a whole new level, then we recommend you download BlueStacks Android emulator on your PC or Mac. This will allow you to play the mobile game on your computer, giving you a massive advantage over your handheld rivals, many of whom have half their screen covered with their fingers half of the time they’re playing.

Set your controls and sensitivity, however, suits you best and have your entire screen, uninterrupted, to see the battlefield in better detail.

To download BlueStacks, just type it into the search bar on TOP1APK and click download. Once it’s installed you can download Free Fire Battlegrounds from the link in this article, then right click once it’s done and choose ‘Open in BlueStacks’. Open BlueStacks and you’ll find the game there – just launch from here and you can play Garena Free Fire (or any other mobile game you want to download) from your PC or Mac.

Wrapping it up

If you need a more graphic way of venting stress than hitting a punch bag, then give Free Fire Battlegounds a go. Assuming you’re using a low-medium performance mobile device then this game is perfect for you. The game is compatible with Android, and there’s also Free Fire iOS. If you’re using a higher performance phone or tablet then you might prefer to download PUBG or Fortnite instead. That being said, Free Fire is a great game in its own right, and much more open action than its rivals on the Battle Royale market.

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