Garena Free Fire, the massively popular battle royale, continues to be one of the biggest, most profitable games around. Earlier today, industry analyst Daniel Ahmad tweeted out that it's now the latest title to hit $1 billion in gross revenue.
Turns out it was also the highest grossing game in Southeast Asia and Latin America during Q3 2019. If you've never heard of it prior to now, I'm not hugely surprised. Earlier this year, Dann put out a piece drawing attention to the game, claiming it's potentially the 'biggest and best mobile battle royale you're not playing'.
What sets it apart from other, similar games is its ability to run on lower-spec devices, as well as its focus on hero-style character classes and abilities. Each round plays out over the span of 10 minutes, and the standard battle royale mode features only 50 players. This keeps matches feeling a whole lot faster than, say, PUBG Mobile.
Garena Free Fire is the latest mobile game to reach $1 billion gross revenue. The mobile battle royale game, developed by Garena, was the highest grossing game in Southeast Asia and Latin America during Q3 2019. The game has 450m+ downloads, 50m+ DAU. pic.twitter.com/VHG9QBeQOf — Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) November 12, 2019
Ahmad then goes on to discuss the game's Esports scene, bringing up that the Free Fire World Series amassed more than 100 million cumulative views, with the final match of the Brazil qualifiers peaking at 1+ million alone.
All of this is obviously super impressive, even more so when you consider that so many battle royale fans have never heard of the game. Last week, it was announced that Brazilian musician Alok would become the game's resident DJ. He's since been added as a playable character, fit with his own special AOE healing skills.
If you want to discover what all the fuss is about, you'll find Garena Free Fire available for download now for free from both the App Store and Google Play. You never know, it may well become your go-to battle royale.Nominate your Game of the Year for the Pocket Gamer People's Choice Award 2020.