Free Fire Starts The New Year Strong With New Map And One-Day Ranked Event

Time to rank up.
Time to rank up. Garena

Free Fire revealed that considering 2019 was a truly exceptional year, it's coming up with big plans for 2020. What better way to start the new year than with a brand-new map as well as a special one-day ranked event?

It may have been cold when Free Fire released Winterlands in early December. However, things are about to heat up as the game introduces the Sonoran map beginning January 1. This being a desert-themed map, survivors are more than encouraged to pack that extra canteen. While players need to endure the scorching heat, they can make use of abandoned military buildings, cacti, oases, and tents. There's even a submarine somewhere out there. Yup, you read that right.

While a derelict submarine in the middle of a desert is indeed a surprise, Free Fire has more in store for New Year's Day. For one day only, the ranked mode is letting players rank up, but won't drop their rank from unexpected poor performance. Players that want to improve their rank can take advantage of this special event. This is only available on January 1, 2020, so grab that chance.

That's not all as Free Fire is giving everyone a special New Year's gift. All players need to do is simply log in to claim the free gift.

Developed by Garena, Free Fire is a battle royale game released in 2017 for Android and iOS. Like most games in the same genre, it has players falling from a parachute on an island who then search for weapons and equipment in order to kill other players. Players are free to choose their starting position, take weapons, and use supplies to extend battle life. Free Fire boasts of prioritizing performance, and can be played on just about any type of device. Reviewers have said that if good graphics aren't a priority then this is the game for you.

Free Fire was one of the most downloaded games of 2018, resulting in the game being awarded the Best Popular Vote Game award from Google Play Store. As of November 2019, the game has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.

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