A ban on 54 Chinese mobile applications, including the popular game Garena Free Fire, has been requested by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Garena Free Fire is based in Singapore, and the developer is not from China. Last year, it was one of the most downloaded games in India, and it had filled the void left by PUBG Mobile’s ban in September 2020. According to Indianexpress.com, the software had already been withdrawn from the Google Play Store and App Store in India.
TikTok and other famous short video applications were also prohibited in China by the government in 2020. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), according to PTI, will formally issue a notification prohibiting the use of these apps in India. When TikTok was removed from the list on June 29, 2020, it was part of a total of 59 apps. Shareit, Shein (the fashion website and app), Xiaomi Mi Community, Clash of Kings, Weibo, Likee, and other famous apps were also on the list.
Since November 2020, when the government prohibited 43 applications over the same national security danger, this is the fifth big crackdown on Chinese apps. The biggest surprise this time is Garena Free Fire, which exploded in popularity when the original PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite were banned in September 2020. Despite the fact that Krafton published Battlegrounds India last year and PUBG New State this year, Garena Free Fire has a devoted following.
WHAT IS GARENA FREE FIRE?
Simply defined, Garena Free Fire is a battle royale-style mobile game in which up to 50 people participate in a deathmatch. Players are thrown out of a plane with no weapons, and they must kill other players in order to survive. Weapons may be found all across the map, and after killing your opponent, you can steal their artillery.
The game can continue in standard mode as long as there is only one survivor. Garena has garnered fame among fans as a result of her everyday interactions with them. To give them an advantage in gaming, the corporation gave daily redemption coupons that delivered premium rewards.
Garena Free Fire is a popular battle royale mobile game not just in India, but also in the United States. In Q1 2021, according to app growth tracker Sensor Tower, Garena Free Fire surpassed PUBG Mobile from Tencent in terms of player spending in the United States. In January 2022, the action game became the first “mobile battle royale game” to reach one billion downloads on Google Play, making it the first “mobile battle royale game” to accomplish so.
The full list of 54 blocked Chinese apps is listed below:
1 Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD
2 Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera
3 Equalizer – Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtualizer
4 Music Player- Music.Mp3 Player
5 Equalizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume EQ
6 Music Plus – MP3 Player
7 Equalizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass Booster
8 Video Player Media All Format
9 Music Player – Equalizer & MP3
10 Volume Booster – Loud Speaker & Sound Booster
11 Music Player – MP3 Player
12 CamCard for SalesForce Ent
13 Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite
14 Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
IS/APUS Security HD (Pad Version)
16 Parallel Space Lite 32 Support
17 Viva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with Music
18 Nice video baidu
19 Tencent Xriver
20 Onmyoji Chess
21 Onmyoji Arena
23 Dual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts & Clone App
24 Dual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
25 DualSpace Lite – 32Bit Support
26 Dual Space – 32Bit Support
27 Dual Space – 64Bit Support
28 Dual Space Pro – 32Bit Support
29 Conquer Online – MMORPG Game
30 Conquer Online Il
31 Live Weather & Radar – Alerts
32 Notes- Color Notepad, Notebook
33 MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
34 Voice Recorder & Voice Changer
35 Barcode Scanner – QR Code Scan
36 Lica Cam – selfie camera app
37 EVE Echoes
39 UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping
40 Extraordinary Ones
42 Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
43 Twilight Pioneers
44 CuteU: Match With The World
45 Small World-Enjoy groupchat and video chat
46 CuteU Pro
47 FancvU – Video Chat & Meetup
48 Real: Go Live. Make Friends
49 MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats
50 Real Lite -video to live!
51 Wink: Connect Now
52 FunChat Meet People Around You
53 FancyU pro – Instant Meetup through Video chat!
54 Garena Free Fire – Illuminate
If you enjoy mobile battle royale games, the good news is that PUBG Mobile has returned to India in the shape of BGMI and PUBG New State. Users can also play Call of Duty, albeit the game is resource-intensive and may not run smoothly on low-cost phones.