It was recently announced that Free Fire was making a comeback in India. An official release date was revealed, and players were getting ready to drop into the game. But just a day prior to its return, Garena announced that the launch of Free Fire India had been delayed. So here’s why the release was postponed.
Free Fire India: Why the Mobile Game’s Launch Was Pushed Back
In a statement on the popular social media platform Instagram, Free Fire India’s official account announced that the game has been postponed. The company claimed that the decision to postpone the highly anticipated game was to ensure a better gaming experience for Indians. The official statement shared that the launch was delayed to help refine the gameplay and also take some time to fully complete the localization efforts of the Free Fire India experience.
Free Fire India: So when will it finally launch?
Unfortunately, the statement did not reveal an updated launch date for Free Fire India. The original release was set to go live today (5 September 2023). However, the company did add that the launch has been postponed for a few more weeks. This hints that the highly anticipated title will arrive sometime around the end of this month or likely in October 2023.
How did the Indian Gamers react?
Many were dismayed by this decision. The statement was shared last night, but the social media post already has over 100,000 likes and 10,000 comments. Most of these comments express criticism over the postponement, while some claimed that this was a prank in bad taste in the comments section on Instagram. Regardless, this shows just how eagerly many Indian gamers are anticipating Free Fire’s return.
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