Garena’s Popular mobile game, Free Fire has reportedly been banned along with 53 other mobile games by the
After being removed from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store in India in February, Free Fire has been
blocked along with some other games such as Onmyoji Arena, Onmyoji Chess, Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade, and
more. The government’s reason for taking this action is because they posed a “threat to national security”, but
rumors believe that the real reason for the ban was the reports which stated that the banned apps were of Chinese
origin. Garena and Sea have yet to react to the new development.
The Government believes that the app has been involved in “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting
users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers that have locations outside India”, and as a result, the apps were
banned “in the interest of sovereignty of India, defense of India, and security of the state.”
While the ministry hasn’t released any official statement yet, it’s likely that the Free Fire and the other 53 apps have
been banned for the same reasons and under the same act. Furthermore, the rules for blocking the apps under this
act state that the banned accounts must remain confidential.