Looks like the worst case scenario has turned out to be true. Garena Free Fire, the best battle royale in the Indian market currently, has been blocked from the Indian market, alongside 54 other applications. In this article, we are going to showcase everything you need to know about the ban and how to circumvent it.

List of 54 blocked applications from the Indian Government

This all began a few days ago, with the game getting removed from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Afterward, the server was shut down, causing widespread login issues. This led to the ban rumors spreading... without any official confirmation from Garena.

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Looks like it is Free Fire's turn to get banned from the Indian market.

This is not the first time the Indian Government has banned applications. Hundred of games were hit with the ban hammer back in 2020, including PUBG Mobile, due to their China connection. This is rather strange in Free Fire's case, as it does not have any connection to China at all. Garena is a Singaporean company.

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  • Beauty Camera - Selfie Camera
  • Equalizer
  • Music Player - Music, Mp3 Player
  • Equalizer Pro - Volume Booster & Bass Booster
  • Music Plus - MP3 Player
  • Video Player Media All Format
  • Music Player - Equalizer & MP3
  • Volume Booster - Loud Speaker & Sound Booster
  • Music Player - MP3 Player
  • CamCard for SalesForce Ent
  • Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lit
  • Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  • APUS Security HD
  • Parallel Space Lite 32 Support
  • Viva Video Editor - Snack Video Maker with Music
  • Nice video baidu
  • Tencent Xriver
  • Onmyoji Chess
  • Onmyji Arena
  • App Lock
  • Dual Space Lite
  • Dual Space Pro - Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  • DualSpace Lite - 32Bit Support
  • Dual Space - 32Bit Support
  • DualSpace - 64Bit Support
  • Dual Space Pro - 32Bit Support
  • Conquer Online - MMORPG Game
  • Conquer Online II
  • Live Weather & Rader - Alerts
  • Notes - Color Notepad, Notebook
  • MP3 Cutter - Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
  • Voice Recover & Voice Changer
  • Barcode Scanner - QR Code Scan
  • Lica Cam - selfie camera app
  • EVE Echoes
  • Astracraft
  • UU Game Booster
  • Extraordinary
  • Ones
  • Badlanders
  • Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
  • Twilight Pioneers
  • CuteU: Match With the World
  • SmallWorld
  • CuteU Pro
  • FancyU
  • RealU:
  • MoonChat
  • RealU LiteWink: Connect Now
  • FunChat Meet People Around You
  • FancyU pro -
  • Garena Free Fire - Illuminate

How to circumvent the ban?

While both the normal and MAX version are removed from the App Store, the Android Free Fire MAX version is still up on the Google Play Store. While Garena might be using this loophole to keep the MAX version available to the public, it is very likely that the page is going to be shut down, with the server of both versions being shared.

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Even if you have access to the server, everything has been shut down.

It is possible to use a VPN to play on Free Fire servers in other countries. However, this requires players to create a new account and play from scratch, which is not ideal. >>> Read more: Free Fire India Ban Rumor: How To Connect To Other Servers?