PUBG Mobile vs. Garena Free Fire

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Jackson Roy

Which game will come up on top in the battle of two mobile Battle Royale games? PUBG Mobile and Garena Free Fire are both high-quality battle royale games. But some differences between them make one preferable over the other. The Biggest Difference is that PUBG Mobile offers 100 players per match, while Garena Free Fire only has 50 players per match.

The other main difference is the controls. PUBG Mobile is more of a realistic battle royale game with realistic controls, while Garena Free Fire has simpler but more like arcade-Quality wise. Both games are very similar and have a high quality overall.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile vs. Garena Free Fire

PUBG Mobile is an adaptation of the original hit battle royale game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The game features the key characteristics of the original PUBG, exciting gameplay with 100 people dropping from a plane onto an island to find weapons and items to help them survive. The winner is the last person standing after everyone else has died.

PUBG Mobile brings the PC and console experience to mobile devices. Players have full control over their character’s movement, aiming, shooting, and can communicate with teammates using in-game voice chat. The game has an iconic PUBG blue circle, which tightens in radius over time.

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Garena Free Fire

PUBG Mobile vs. Garena Free Fire

Garena Free Fire is an exciting mobile take on the battle royale genre that took PC by storm with games like PUBG and Fortnite. In this mobile version, 50 players get dropped into a warzone and must fight to the death to be the last one standing.

The game features standard battle royale action with players skydiving onto a deserted island and looting for weapons and gear so they can eliminate opponents. In this game, players can pick up various weapons, from assault rifles and sniper rifles to more unusual options like a Gatling gun.

Difference Between PUBG Mobile and Free Fire


Most maps are comparable in size, but there is a slightly larger map in Garena. In PUBG Mobile, the new 4x4km map is a lot more condensed, with a higher player density per square kilometer.PUBG Mobile has 4 main maps: Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok, and Vikendi.

The game also has four minor maps exclusive to PUBG Mobile: Sanhok, Erangel, Miramar, and Vikendi eSports.On the other hand, Garena offers three main maps: Medea, Mirage, and Titan. It also features two additional maps in its eSports version: Electra and Gateway.


PUBG Mobile currently offers three modes: solo, duo, and squad, While Garena Free Fire has only one mode with 50 players per game. PUBG Mobile’s official release in India will have one additional mode called “solo showdown.”

Garena also offers one mode with 50 players per match. This mode features fast-paced gameplay in a small-sized arena without the usual looting and hiding. You can use room cards to join matches with your friends or your Facebook account to find squad members.


PUBG Mobile has 100 players in each match, while Garena Free Fire only has 50. Though this makes each bout last longer in PUBG, and the time-till-death is about the same, Garena users don’t have to wait for 50 players on their team to ready up before the game can start.

Garena Free Fire offers three different modes of play: Battle Royale (50 players), Siege (50 players), and Team Fight (10 v 10). You can change your match type by visiting the lobby.


The seasons in PUBG Mobile allow players to complete missions and receive exclusive rewards by leveling up. The seasons in Garena Free Fire will enable players to collect points and win rare prizes, such as limited-edition guns and rare weapon skins.

The current season in PUBG Mobile is C1S3, and the next season is C2S4. The current season in Garena Free Fire is Season 44th, and the next will be the 45th season. You can get new outfits in each season and royale pass.

Comparison Between PUBG Mobile and Free Fire

  • Developers: “Free Fire Battlegrounds” is developed by a Chinese mobile developer called Garena, the people behind titles such as “Heroes Evolved,” Dota Underlords, and many others, while PUBG Mobile is developed by Tencent Games itself, which is a giant in the gaming industry.
  • Release Date: The Free Fire game was originally released in Singapore’s App Store on April 16th of 2018 while PUBG Mobile was released a little later on December 18th of 2018.
  • Graphics: Both games have high-quality graphics, but PUBG Mobile has more realistic graphics while Garena features more vibrant colors
  • Controls: Both games have a tap-to-shoot control system, but PUBG Mobile has a virtual joystick for easier controls and better accuracy. Garena features swipe controls that offer more fluid movement compared to the joystick in PUBG Mobile
  • Ultimate Loot Boxes: As we all know, PUBG has loot boxes known as Crates which are the only way you can unlock cosmetics or some exclusive items and outfits for your character. However, in Free Fire Battlegrounds, they are called Supply Boxes, cheaper than PUBG Mobile.
  • Community Control: The community is generally well controlled on both platforms, but there are reports of griefers and exploiters on Garena.
  • Game Optimization: Both games are similar in optimization, but PUBG Mobile offers better game optimization.


In conclusion, PUBG Mobile and Garena Free Fire are great games, but there are some key differences between them. They offer exciting battle royale action with similar game modes like Duo, Squad, etc. There is no denying that both PUBG Mobile and Garena Free Fire are high-quality battle royale games. Some players prefer PUBG Mobile, and others prefer Garena Free Fire. It is about personal preference and which game you like more. If you haven’t tried, try both and see which one you like more.

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