Garena Free Fire fans have been desperate to play Free Fire Max ever since news of its existence arrived earlier this year. Almost straight away, rumours began to spread about the new version’s exclusive features and improvements.
There’s obviously been some confusion as to what Free Fire Max actually is and what it aims to offer, so I’m going to try to clear things up.
It delivers improved effects work across the board. Explosion effects, play zone effects, bullet trace effects, and much more have been upgraded. Max supports full HD, and its lighting is noticeably better than what we’ve seen before.
It benefits from a flashier UI, with animated login videos and lobby animations adding extra personality and a more premium feel to the overall experience. All additional packages will download when you boot up the game for the first time, meaning installation is relatively hassle-free.
And I’m also here to say that you should in no way expect Max to have its own exclusive in-game items. That means no exclusive skins, guns, whatever. This is a purely cosmetic upgrade.
In order for the playing field to remain level and fair, Garena needs to be sure that the enhancements and additions don’t give Max players an unfair advantage over those playing standard Free Fire.
And that’s likely where the need for multiple closed beta tests arises. Now into its second CBT, the experimental Max is gradually opening up to more regions. The first test was available to those in Malaysia and Bolivia, while the second test is open to Malaysia, Bolivia, and Cambodia.