Free Fire MAX's OB33 update has finally been released, alongside a number of big updates to various systems of the game. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 best new features in the update that players should definitely try out.

1. Link system to unlock free characters

With new characters getting added to Free Fire every new OB patch, the power creeping in gameplay is actually a big issue. This creates a problem for new players, as they don't have many characters to choose from without paying.


The link system allows players to unlock characters by playing the game daily. Non-spenders should be able to collect the best characters to compete now.

2. Credit system

The credit system is a brand new anti-griefing system that aims to provide a less toxic gaming experience for Free Fire players. Players that engage in inappropriate activities would be penalized by the system.


Negative actions such as throwing games, being AFK, forcing quitting... will result in a points deduction. A score below 90 leads to a ban from Ranked CS... and if it gets below 80, players are also banned from Ranked BR. Points can be regained by playing games without doing any toxic action.

3. Character balancing and rework


A124 Unleashes a 8m electromagnetic wave that disables enemies' skill activation and interrupts their interaction countdown. Lasts for 20/22/24/26/28/30s. Cooldown: 100/90/80/70/60/50s.
Nikita Reload speed increases by 14/16/18/20/22/24%. For SMGs, the final 6 rounds of the clip deals 10/12/14/16/18/20% more damage.
Steffie Create a 4m area that blocks throwables. Allies in the area will restore 10% armor durability every second and ammo damage taken from enemies will reduce by 10/12/14/16/18/20%. Lasts for 10/11/12/13/14/15s. Cooldown: 115/110/105/100/95/90s. Effects do not stack.


Caroline When holding a shotgun, movement speed increases by 3/4/5/6/7/8% -> 6/7/8/9/11/13%
Otho After eliminating an enemy, the positions of other enemies within 25/30/35/40/45/50m -> 25/35/45/55/65/75m of the elimination spot will be revealed. Info will be shared with teammates for 4s -> 6s.
Rafael When using Snipers and Marksman Rifles, firing sound is silenced and successful shots can cause enemies to bleed 20/23/27/32/38/45% -> 40/50/60/70/80/90% faster.
Thiva Rescue (help-up) speed increases by 10/13/16/19/22/25% -> 15/18/21/24/27/30%. Upon a successful rescue, the user recovers 15/20/25/30/35/40HP -> 25/30/35/40/45/50HP in 5s.

4. Weapon changes

Close range weapons like the SMGs and Shotguns have been too effective in Free Fire, which makes the other weapons less popular. Garena has dealt with that issue by reducing the effective range of the two weapons types while increasing AR's effective range.


This would clearly separate the role of the weapons in Free Fire, avoiding the case when players can just use the same gun for any type of combat. Shotguns and SMGs are more focused on close range now.

5. Custom Room Improvements

Custom Rooms are better now with extra customization choices. Players can now tinker with the damage and pace of the play zone in BR mode, which results in a more immersive experience. Furthermore, even normal room cards now provide access to the CS Shop and item pricing features.

Auto Revival is now available in BR mode, allowing users with enough FF coins to come back to the game automatically.

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