Free Fire Ban in India: Is it a ban if Garena Free Fire is removed from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store?
Another popular battle royale game and Battlegrounds Mobile India rival, Garena Free Fire, has been deleted from the Google Play Store and App Store, implying that the game may be banned in India. Here are the important elements to be aware of.
In India, is it illegal to have a Free Fire?
Garena Free Fire is no longer accessible in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. While the recently released Free Fire Max edition is still available for download on the Play Store, it is not accessible on the App Store. The Indian website for Garena Free Fire is now up and running.
It’s worth noting that customers who have already downloaded Free Fire on their Android or iOS devices may still play it. According to a source, gamers are having trouble logging in on their iOS devices. The reason for the game’s removal from both app stores is unknown. Garena International, the game’s publisher, has yet to respond.
However, it has been claimed that Free Fire has been removed from the Play Store and App Store as part of a larger ban in India that covers another 50 apps. According to an ET Now report, this is true, albeit the identities of the applications that have been blocked remain unknown. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. If this is correct, it will be the third time the Indian government has banned applications since 2020.
Another option is a recent lawsuit filed against the game by PUBG-developer Krafton. The complaint ordered that the Garena Free Fire be removed from both the Google Play Store and the App Store, claiming copyright concerns. Krafton alleges that Free Fire ripped off the majority of the aspects from PUBG: Battlegrounds, the PC version of PUBG.
Krafton also sued Google and Apple for putting the game on their app stores, as well as YouTube for hosting Free Fire’s gameplay videos and a feature-length Chinese film based on the game.
It is also conceivable that the removal was caused by a technical issue, and that Free Fire will be available on the Google Play Store and the App Store soon. Because these are only rumours, it’s preferable to wait for more specific information, which we’ll provide as soon as we obtain it. As a result, keep an eye on this page.