Garena Free Fire feels boring? Time to try these free battle royale games

Garena Free Fire is very popular but if you are bored by its gameplay, here are some great alternatives to consider. 
By AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
| Updated on Dec 04 2021, 11:57 AM IST
Garena Free Fire alternatives: Note that all these games are free to download and play but you can spend money for in-game items to enhance the experience.
Garena Free Fire alternatives: Note that all these games are free to download and play but you can spend money for in-game items to enhance the experience. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Garena Free Fire is currently one of the most sought after battle royale games in the market. With redeem codes to grab hold of daily and multiple monthly updates, Free Fire is at the top of the charts for mobile battle royale gamers. However, there is a possibility of getting bored by playing the same game again and again.

Hence, to break boredom, you can take a break from Garena Free Fire and try alternative games that deliver similar thrills without major compromises. You may have played or still play some of these alongside Free Fire; if not, you may end up liking these similar games more. Note that these titles are available on both Android and iOS.

Garena Free Fire alternatives: What's available?

Note that all these games are free to download and play but you can spend money for in-game items to enhance the experience.

Free Fire Max

Free Fire Max mostly differs in terms of graphics quality compared to its older version. 
Free Fire Max mostly differs in terms of graphics quality compared to its older version. 

Platform: Android/iOS

Yeah, excuse us for including this one as the gameplay differences are minimal to Free Fire. However, Free Fire Max offers better overall graphics and slightly improved mechanisms to make the experience better. If you have a high-end Android or iPhone, you can have the same Free Fire experience with better looking visuals. However, you can continue to leverage benefits such as redeem codes and in-game freebies.

BGMI

BGMI gameplay
BGMI gameplay

Platform: Android/iOS

The game that started it all! BGMI, erstwhile known as PUBG Mobile, has been around since late 2017 and carries on as one of the best battle royale games on mobile. Now managed entirely by Krafton, BGMI offers multiple gameplay modes, skins, weapons, and battel royale passes to tinker with. The graphics look fine and the core gameplay experience is unadulterated. BGMI gets all the same content updates as PUBG Mobile global variant, hence is worth a try (if not played yet).

PUBG New State

PUBG New State
PUBG New State

Platform: Android/iOS

Coming in as the successor to BGMI, PUBG New State enhances the graphics and gameplay to 2021 standards. Launched recently, the game has already wooed millions of players, especially with its futuristic maps, skins, weapons, and gameplay elements. The game is best enjoyed on iOS devices where the performance and graphics optimization is at its best. You also get to play in the popular Erangel map from PUBG Mobile, albeit with futuristic elments infused.

Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile 
Call of Duty: Mobile  (Call of Duty)

Platform: Android/iOS

Call of Duty Mobile comes from Activision and Tencent as a PUBG Mobile rival. Unlike the other games listed here, you get the same COD experience as the PC versions, with the focus being largely on an army-based theme. The graphics is easily the best here, both across Android and iOS. Even on low-end devices, the experience is smooth and optimized. You get several multiplayer modes too along with weapons mods and skins. In fact, most of COD Mobile's features are copied by the other games listed here.

Special mention:

Fortnite

Fortnite
Fortnite (Fortnite / Epic Games)

Platform: Android

Fortnite was the original rival to PUBG Mobile back when mobile gaming was becoming a thing. After the legal battles with Apple and Google, the game's availability on mobile devices is limited. Currently, only Android users can play the game by sideloading the APK files from the Fortnite website. The gameplay is a different take on battle royale, complete with unique elements and special characters. the cartoonish graphics has its own charm. This is definitely worth a try if you are bored of the conventional battle royale shooters.

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First Published Date: 04 Dec, 11:57 AM IST
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