Free Fire Banned in India: It there a way to Play FF Using VPN?

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On February 14, the Government of India banned access to 54 Chinese apps and games entitling them as a threat to national security. The Ministry of Electronics and IT stated that these apps were routing data to Chinese servers thereby threatening privacy and security.

However, this created a deja vu moment for gamers as they were soon left with nothing to play after Garena Free Fire was listed as one of the banned games. The question is, can you still play Free Fire using VPN?

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Can You Still Play Garena Free Fire Using VPN?

To give a bit of context, the Indian Government banned PUBG Mobile back in 2020 which is when Garena Free Fire caught popularity and it has escalated ever since. However, with the latest ban on Free Fire, gamers can no longer play Free Fire using the standard settings.

Perhaps to answer the golden question of the hour, the answer is YES, you can play Garena Free Fire using VPN. This is similar to how people played PUBG Mobile after the May 2020 ban on the game due to similar issues.

If you are a Free Fire gamer, you need to have a sound and premium VPN service. This is because albeit you will find a tonne of free VPN services out there, these VPNs are slow with high ping, high latency, and other issues which isn’t something a battle royale gamer would like playing a hardcore game like Free Fire.

You will need a premium VPN service to play Free Fire that promises lower ping, lower latency, and high internet speeds to ensure smooth gameplay over VPN.

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Note that it remains unclear whether and when the Government of India will ban Free Fire even with a VPN entirely. The game is still available on Samsung Galaxy Store (for Samsung users).

The listing on Google Play Store has vanished at least at the time of writing this. You can still get your hands on Garena Free Fire Max or play the leading alternatives like BGMI, Call of Duty: Mobile among others.

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