Free Fire MAX has been in the news recently with reports circulating that the game might be shut down on its Brazilian server. According to the developers, the game will reportedly not receive any future updates or maintenance beyond March 21, 2023, leading to speculation about its future in India. This article will explore the situation in detail and answer the question: Will Free Fire MAX shut down in India?
Free Fire MAX: Is It Facing A Shutdown In Brazil?
Free Fire MAX is an enhanced version of Garena Free Fire, designed to offer players an upgraded experience while playing the game. However, fans on the Brazilian server received an in-game message that hinted at the end of Free Fire MAX on the server. The developers stated that they will focus on the original version of the game and that effective March 21, 2023, they will stop providing updates and maintenance for the MAX version.
The possible reason behind no future updates for Free Fire MAX
The reason behind this decision is unknown, but reports (thanks to FreeFiremania) suggest that it could be due to the significant drop in the price of SEA LTD, the parent company of Garena, which suffered a massive blow when its original title, Garena Free Fire, was removed from Play Store and APP Store by the Government of India. However, it is important to note that the reason for the shutdown has not been officially confirmed.
Will Free Fire MAX shut down in India?
The news of the Free Fire MAX shutdown in Brazil has left Indian fans confused about the game’s future in the country, especially since Free Fire has been banned in India for over a year. However, it seems unlikely that the game will be taken down in India anytime soon.
The advance server for the OB 39 update is live, and as of now, Indian players have not received any message or official announcement regarding the Free Fire MAX shutdown. Moreover, if the MAX version is shut down in India, it will mean a complete shutdown of Garena from India, as the original Free Fire game is already banned in the country. Therefore, Indian players need not worry about the news.
While the announcement of the Free Fire MAX shutdown on the Brazilian server has caused concern among players, it is still unclear if the same fate awaits the game in other regions, including India. As of now, the Indian server has not received any such message or official announcement regarding the shutdown of Free Fire MAX.
However, considering the decreasing popularity of the game in some regions, it is possible that Garena may take similar steps in other regions as well in the future. Players should keep themselves updated on any official announcements by Garena and enjoy the game while it lasts.