Garena Free Fire MAX is currently available on play store, but Garena Free fire is not. Which leads to the question, why was it even removed, was it a glitch, ban, or something else? In this article, we’ll talk about the real reason and all those theories and speculations that were made to explain why Garena Free Fire got removed from the play store.
Why Was Garena Free Fire Removed From Play Store
Garena Free Fire is a battle royale game of Garena International and it has more than a million downloads. Currently, it’s celebrating its fifth anniversary, which makes one wonder why it was even removed from the play store. No official statements were made by its creators at that time. So, all there were just theories.
Then an official statement from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology came stating that 54 Chinese apps including Garena’s free fire got banned in India, as they were a threat to India. Now let’s talk about those speculations that were made at that time. First, as many of you might know Krafton South Korean creator of PUBG filed a lawsuit against Garena for allegedly stealing its elements, Garena denied everything. Krafton launched BMGI in India after the ban of PUBG, so they filed suit against the play store and app store too, for having Free Fire on their stores.
It was rumored that this was the reason for the remover of this game from both of these platforms. Players who had already installed Free Fire on their devices at that time were having issues logging in too. But it was resolved as Free Fire’s social media handle posted that they are investigating the login issues and will solve them.
This is everything about why Garena Free Fire was removed from the play store. If you found this article engaging and helpful do check out what is the highest kill record.