Garena Free Fire banned in India

Garena Free Fire banned in India – Free Fire banned in India Garena Free Fire is banned in India for now. But it could potentially be banned in other markets as well, due to an ongoing lawsuit against the makers of Garena Free Fire. Crafton, the maker of PUBG Mobile and Battleground Mobile India, last month sued the Garena Free Fire makers for copying PUBG Mobile.

The Home Ministry has recommended banning 54 Chinese mobile applications, including the popular game Garena Free Fire. Interestingly, Garena Free Fire is Singapore-based and the developer is not from China. The game was one of the most downloaded games in India last year, and replaced the one created by PUBG Mobile after it was banned in September 2020. The app was already removed from the Google Play Store and App Store in India,

According to PTI, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will formally issue a notification banning the operation of these apps in India. In 2020, the government also banned TikTok and other popular short video apps from China.

When TikTok was banned on June 29, 2020, a total of 59 apps were included in the list. Other popular apps on the list were Shareit, Sheen (fashion website and app), Xiaomi Mi Community, Clash of Kings, Weibo, Likee, etc.

The popular battle royale game Garena Free Fire was banned in India among 54 ‘Chinese’ apps that were banned on Monday, February 14. Now, while the game has only been banned in India, it could potentially be banned in other markets as well.
Because of the ongoing lawsuit against the makers of Garena Free Fire. Crafton, the maker of PUBG Mobile and Battleground Mobile India, last month sued the Garena Free Fire makers for copying PUBG Mobile. Crafton also participated in Apple’s lawsuit for listing Garena Free Fire and Free Fire Max on their respective App Stores.

Free Fire Highlights

  • Garena Free Fire is one of the most popular battle royale games.
  • Users can still play Garena Free Fire Max in India.
  • The Indian government says that this app is a security threat.

The Indian government has again issued an order banning 54 Chinese apps. While many of them may not have a big impact on users, the list includes a popular game – Garena Free Fire – which not many people can be happy about.

Free Fire originally gained massive popularity after the Indian government banned PUBG Mobile in India in 2020. Here’s what you need to know about this battle royale game.

What is Garena Free Fire?

Garena Free Fire is a combat shooter game created by a Singapore-based company that was designed for low-end devices. The concept is similar to pubg game. Players land on a deserted island and compete for weapons and supplies and take down any survivors who come their way. To win the game users need to stay till the end of the game.

“Free Fire and Free Fire Max, individually and in combination, extensively mimic many aspects of Battlegrounds, including Battlegrounds’ copyrighted unique game-opening ‘airdrop’ feature, game structure and play, weapons, armor and unique Contains combinations and selections. The overall choice of objects, locations and color schemes, materials and textures,” the lawsuit states.

Just yesterday the game was removed from the App Stores, which was believed to be the result of this lawsuit. But, it seems that Google was following the orders of the Government of India.

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In a statement, a Google spokesperson acknowledged the order and said the firm would comply. A Google spokesperson said, “Upon receipt of an interim order passed under Section 69A of the IT Act, following due process, we have notified the affected developers and temporarily blocked access to apps available on the Play Store in India Is.”

The full list of 54 blocked Chinese apps is provided below

  • 1 Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD
  • 2 Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera
  • 3 Equalizer – Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtualizer
  • 4 Music Player- Music.Mp3 Player
  • 5 Equalizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume EQ
  • 6 Music Plus – MP3 Player
  • 7 Equalizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass Booster
  • 8 Video Player Media All Format
  • 9 Music Player – Equalizer & MP3
  • 10. Volume Booster – Loud Speaker & Sound Booster
  • 11 Music Player – MP3 Player
  • 12 CamCard for SalesForce Ent
  • 13 Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite
  • 14 Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  • IS/APUS Security HD (Pad Version)
  • 16 Parallel Space Lite 32 Support
  • 17 Viva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with Music
  • 18 Nice video baidu
  • 19 Tencent Xriver
  • 20 Onmyoji Chess
  • 21 Onmyoji Arena
  • 22 AppLock
  • 23 Dual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts & Clone App
  • 24 Dual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  • 25 DualSpace Lite – 32Bit Support
  • 26 Dual Space – 32Bit Support
  • 27 Dual Space – 64Bit Support
  • 28 Dual Space Pro – 32Bit Support
  • 29 Conquer Online – MMORPG Game
  • 30 Conquer Online Il
  • 31 Live Weather & Radar – Alerts
  • 32 Notes- Color Notepad, Notebook
  • 33 MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
  • 34 Voice Recorder & Voice Changer
  • 35 Barcode Scanner – QR Code Scan
  • 36 Lica Cam – selfie camera app
  • 37 EVE Echoes
  • 38 Astracraft
  • 39 UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping
  • 40 Extraordinary Ones
  • 41 Badlanders
  • 42 Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
  • 43 Twilight Pioneers
  • 44 CuteU: Match With The World
  • 45 Small World-Enjoy groupchat and video chat
  • 46 CuteU Pro
  • 47 FancvU – Video Chat & Meetup
  • 48 Real: Go Live. Make Friends
  • 49 MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats
  • 50 Real Lite -video to live!
  • 51 Wink: Connect Now
  • 52 FunChat Meet People Around You
  • 53 FancyU pro – Instant Meetup through Video chat!
  • 54 Garena Free Fire – Illuminate

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