Garena’s Free Fire Removed From App Store and Play Store in India

Free Fire Valentine’s Wish Event 2022 is here but it seems like fans in India are unable to access their favorite game. The 50-player battle royale game got removed from Google Play Store and Apple App Store today. Yes, you read it right! You can’t find Garena’s Free Fire on these platforms. 

Many players who have somehow managed to download the game from third-party app stores are also complaining of login issues on social media. The bombshell was dropped just a month after Krafton – developer of Battlegrounds Mobile India filed two lawsuits against the company. 

Our sources say that the South Korean company also involved Apple and Google in the matter as they distributed the recently-removed application a.k.a Free Fire via the App Store and Play Store. Krafton has accused Garena of duplicating the structure, feel, and overall gameplay of its popular video game Battlegrounds Mobile India. 

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“Free Fire and Free Fire Max extensively copy numerous aspects of Battlegrounds, both individually and in combination, including Battlegrounds’ copyrighted unique game-opening ‘airdrop’ feature, the game structure and play, the combination and selection of weapons, armor, and unique objects, locations, and the overall choice of color schemes, materials, and textures,” said Krafton.

Right now, fans are assuming that Fire Fire got removed from the Google store and App store because of purported data privacy reasons. For those who don’t know, India’s ministry of electronics and IT had previously banned several applications including Mobile Legends, Tik Tok, Arena of Valor, and Player Unknown Battlegrounds (global version) for the same reasons.  

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Amidst the chaos, Free Fire Max – Garena’s other battle royale game is still available to download from Google Play Store though it has gone astray from Apple’s App Store. Garena has not received any specific reason or made a public statement yet. Techanator believes that the best bet is to wait until they release an official statement. 

We update the article as soon as new information is available. What do you think of the whole scenario? How are you feeling after Free Fire got removed from Play Store and App Store? Do share your thoughts in the comment section. We would love to read them out!  

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