Free-to-play, Free Fire, is seeing a gigantic player base topping at 80 million active users.
Move over Fortnite, PUBG, and Call of Duty: Warzone, there’s yet another free-to-play battle royale to get your hands on. The game was created by the gaming arm of the Singaporean internet company, Sea. Free Fire takes a bit more of a lax take on the battle royale genre. While games like Fortnite and PUBG have you duke it out with 99 other players, the Singaporean-developed mobile title pins you against 49 other players, potentially making the matches shorter, but also possibly more playable.
In a recent earnings report (via VentureBeat), they revealed a lot, including how they beat out the previous record for active daily users with a whopping 80 million. For comparison’s sake, the previous record was to the tune of 60 million. This means around 20 million more users logged in to play a round or two. All in all, Garena made a whopping $512.4 in the latest fiscal year, which ended on March 31. Its parent company, on the other hand, has a significant $913.9 million under its belt this quarter.
Ranking third worldwide in the games section of Google Play, as well as pseudo-endorsed by Columbia-based soccer players, David Ospina and James Rodriguez. Both the renowned players led teams for a charity tournament. That tournament garnered a hefty chunk of views, over a million, in fact.
Like any free-to-play game, Free Fire does have microtransactions, which of course draws in the “whales” of the industry. About 35.7 monthly paying users. Among that stat, about 10 percent of the game’s player base are monthly paying people from India.
The game saw a large growth, nevertheless, boosting it to the highest-grossing mobile game in Latin America and Southeast Asia in the quarter.
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