As 2020 is coming to an end, Garena Free Fire has managed to secure its dominance as the most downloaded mobile game of the year. According to Sensor Tower reports, the game finishes strong at 266.2 million downloads on the Google Play Store and App Store.

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Free Fire ends 2020 with a Bang!

There are not many gamers out there who don't know about the popular Battle Royale mobile game - Free Fire. It has one of the most active player bases, spanning from Brazil to South Asia, and some other European regions. Free Fire has more than 500M downloads in the Play Store itself.

Free Fire is 2020's Top Game by Downloads

2020 has been an incredible year, for the mobile gaming industry in general, and for Garena Free Fire in specific. The year welcomes multiple new releases with break-through achievements. The 'black horse' Among Us created a global sensation in the latter half of 2020.

Mobile Market Top Performers in 2020
Mobile Market Top Performers in 2020

Hence, the competition is fierce. Garena Free Fire had to beat other top-performing mobile games of the year to reclaim its throne. Among the competitors, PUBG Mobile and Subway Surfers are perhaps the most popular. Despite coming later in 2020, Among Us still managed to climb its way to second place on the Top 5 Games by Downloads. Meanwhile, it's rather disappointing not seeing the top contender of Garena Free Fire - Call of Duty: Mobile on the list.

What Makes Free Fire So Popular?

Garena Free Fire is the game that keeps on evolving to fit the ever so changing trends of the mobile gaming industry. It's also consistent, and the devs make sure they put extra effort into understanding the local preferences and culture. Let's not forget the regular content updates and changes to address most of the prominent problems. 2020 also witnessed various high-profile collaborations with world-renowned personalities.  We have DJ Alok, DJ KSHMR, and the latest featuring the football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

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The latest Free Fire Collab featuring Cristiano Ronaldo

Moreover, the Free Fire Esports scene associated took giant leaps this year. According to Esports Charts, the game accumulated the most concurrent and overall views of all the official local and international tournaments on YouTube. That's one of the reasons why Free Fire won 2020’s ‘Best Mobile E-Sports Game’ title at the Game Awards event.

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Free Fire Tournament Statistics