Free Fire, the most popular battle royale game in India currently, has just been taken down from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. While Free Fire Max's page is still available, only Android players can access it.

This has created a lot of fans' outcry and rumors, including Free Fire's potential ban on the Indian market. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase everything available so far about the Free Fire India ban rumor.

1. Is Free Fire banned in India?

While the game is still accessible for players who already downloaded it prior to the stores' removal, connection problems arise soon afterward. A number of reports indicate that players have been experiencing problems when connecting to the Free Fire servers. Many players with different broadband or cellular networks have faced problems opening the game, while some can still access it.

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For players with access, the In-game shop has also been shut down.

Despite fans' outcry, Garena has not provided any official update about the situation regarding the game's store page. However, it is not radio silence, as they have been fairly active on social media platforms.

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A lot of players can't connect to the servers

Overall, while the store page removal and server shutdown might be a big giveaway, it is still too early to presume that the game has been banned. With the game's social media platforms and website online, it is likely that Garena is in the process of resolving whatever issues they are having.

2. How to connect to other Free Fire servers from India?

Once you create an account in Free Fire, it is automatically assigned to the nearest server and players cannot change that whatsoever.

If the game gets banned for real, there are still ways for players to play it using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Follow the below steps to connect to other Free Fire servers:

  • Download a VPN of your choice.
  • Go to settings and clear the app data of Free Fire (Make sure you have bound your current account to Google or Facebook before you do this.)
  • Use the VPN to change your location to your desired region/server. In India, the best choices are probably Bangladesh, Pakistan or Nepal, for lower latency. Try a different VPN if yours does not have these countries.
  • Launch Free Fire.
  • Create a Guest Account.

Afterward, the Guest Account would be bound to the server of the country on your VPN. Players can then turn off VPN and play the game normally.

If you want to bind this account, you need to use the VPN to create a Google/Facebook account from that country, then bind it with the Guest account you made.

Be warned that your ping would probably be pretty high due to the longer distance to the foreign server. This trick also works with Free Fire Max, as long as it is available on the VPN country.

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