Competition in mobile gaming is quite tough, and considering how popular battle royale games are, can more than one or two similar games thrive together on the market?
Which one is better in terms of gaming experience and content? Let’s take a look at our condensed comparison between the three most popular battle royale games in 2019. Is Garena Free Fire the best battle royale game on mobile?
Garena Free Fire Vs. Fortnite Vs. PUBG Mobile
According to the Gamerefinery’s data, the biggest difference between Free Fire and PUBG Mobile when looking at their features is the characters that have different skills.
While they’re all based on the same concept, Free Fire lets players choose a hero that comes with abilities that must be unlocked by earning fragments. PUBG has just one character which you customize it with different skins. Adding different heroes with certain abilities is what makes Free Fire more complex than PUBG.
All three games feature an island where players are dropped and must survive to become the last one standing. PUBG and Fortnite have 100 players participating in each round. Meanwhile, Garena Free Fire only has 50 players in each round, making the game end faster (less than 10 minutes), which is what you would want in a game on a mobile phone.
Small Disk Space And Low Spec Requirements
Unlike Fortnite and PUBG, Free Fire was solely built as a mobile game and is not available on any other consoles. However, we did write a guide on how to make Garena Free Fire work on a PC or a Laptop.
Garena Free Fire only takes up to 400 MB space on mobile devices, whereas the other two battle royale games take up more than 1 GB of disk space.
In terms of spec requirements, both Fortnite and PUBG Mobile require more powerful hardware specs, compared to Garena Free Fire which was created to be a lightweight game that anyone can play, even if they don’t have flagship phones.
Because Garena Free Fire is friendly with low-specs phones, its graphics are not as impressive as its opponents.
What makes Garena Free Fire so popular in certain areas like Brazil or Thailand is that they create events that embrace the cultures like the Carnival in Brazil.
Garena Free Fire will also hold its own esports events in Bangkok, and the game will continue to grow and be embraced by more markets from Asia, South America, and Europe.
Rankings in iOS and Google Stores
While for iOS, Fortnite is a favorite and PUBG or Free Fire lagging in the 49-50 position as the top downloaded games, the situation on Android phones is far different. PUBG Mobile is way ahead Fortnite on Google Play, while Garena Free Fire is on the 34th spot in top grossing games in the US.
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