Why Free Fire cannot be downloaded under 50 MB

Garena Free Fire is one of the most popular mobile games that shows off compatibility with even 2 GB RAM smartphones. The free-to-play tactical shooter has quite low resource requirements, which also keeps the game from having a huge file size.

While the in-game content has grown over the years since the release of Free Fire in 2017, developers have been sizing the app on the Play Store. However, in order to enjoy all of Garena’s BR title features, players will need to download additional in-game resource packs.

Garena Free Fire: Does the game work with a file size of 50 MB?

List several websites "low MB files"  for Garena's BR shooter (Image via Google)
Several websites list “low MB files” for Garena’s BR shooter (Image via Google)

Some websites list low MB files for Garena’s BR shooter and claim that the game will work with a size of 50 MB. Many of these sites contain nearly 50MB zip files for the game’s APK. However, there is no chance for users to use the application with a total file size of 50 MB.

In the recent OB34 update, Garena has optimized the file size of both BR games. The MAX variant and the original game have a download size of 400-450 MB on the Play Store. The additional content is available in the in-game “Download Center”.

So any claim on any site regarding the 50MB file size of Garena Free Fire is fake. Users can only download the APK file in the specified size, which will not work without an additional OBB. The game will open when gamers install the APK after adding OBB to the device’s “Android” folder.

How to download the game?

One can use the Play Store/App Store to install the latest version of the popular tactical shooter (Image via Google)
One can use the Play Store/App Store to install the latest version of the popular tactical shooter (Image via Google)

The free-to-play BR shooter is available on the App Store and the Google Play Store. So, users can follow the steps below to install Garena’s BR shooter:

  • Step 1: Gamers should see and tap the App Store/Google Play Store on their devices.
  • Step 2: They can use the search box in the application store (iOS or Android) to find the “Free Fire” application.
  • Step 3: Users can tap the install button on the app page and wait for the download and installation to complete.
  • Step 4: After the game is installed, users can open the app and download the additional update files for the OB34 version before logging into the desired mode.
  • Step 5: Once the game is opened, users can use the “Download Center” to get additional in-game content. However, the other source packs will increase the file size on the device, making the stuttering more frequent.

In the case of the Indian region, users can repeat the same process with the MAX variant as the Government of India banned Garena Free Fire in February 2022 among 53 other apps.

The download size for Android users varies from device to device and is 350 to 450 MB.

Edited by Sijo Samuel Paul

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