Garena Free Fire OB23 update: Here’s everything you need to know
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Garena Free Fire OB23 update: Here’s everything you need to know

Shrey Pacheco   Jul 29, 2020

Garena Free Fire is being updated with the OB23 patch that adds a whole host of new features including new characters, pets and weapons. It also introduces Season 2 of Clash Squad, new spawn island and a bunch of additions and gameplay changes. While there were some reports of a character based on Bollywood actor, Hritik Roshan, to be added in the game. It looks like that’s won’t be the case, at least for now. 

Garena Free Fire new characters and pets

Garena Free Fire has added a new character called Luqueta that is now available in the Free Fire Store. Luqueta’s special skills allow him to increase his max HP every time he gets a kill. HP can be increased by up to 35. 

Hayato ‘Firebrand’ is another upcoming character in Free Fire. However, unlike Luqueta, Hayato can be earned for free by joining the game’s third-anniversary event on August 22. His skill is called Art of Blades and it reduces frontal damage by up to 40% for three seconds. However, firing your weapon will interrupt the ability.

Mr. Waggor is an upcoming pet that is aimed at those who love using Gloo Walls. The pet gives players the ‘Smooth Gloo’ ability that gives the player a Gloo Grenade when they have less than one or two grenades with them.  

New weapon

Garena Free Fire players will now be able to wield the AUG assault rifle in Classic and Clash Squad mores. This weapon has been described as a very flexible option for players and comes with a pre-attached 2x scope. In terms of stats, the weapon has a damage ratio fo 31, a magazine capacity of 35 and a fire-rate of 147, which isn’t bad at all.

Clash Squad Season 2

Season 2 of ranked Clash Squad is back for another season. Players get a chance to rank up to Gold III or above to get an exclusive item, The Golden G18 pistol. Besides this, there has been an adjustment to the Clash Squad store, while career stats for Clash Squad can now be viewed under the player’s personal profile.  

New item

Free Fire will now feature a new item called Horizaline. This allows players to revive themselves instead of waiting on their teammate. The iteam is only available in team-based modes and can be used when pinned down and teammates may not have the time or ability to come and revive their teammates. It also adds a strategic touch to the game as players will now have to make sure players are dead as a downed player may make a return and catch them off guard. However, it should be noted that Horizaline does not work outside the playzone and only restores the player to company capability. As such, players should ensure that they are in a safe sport before using Horizaline as they will have to immediately use a medkit in order to restore health.

Miscellaneous

The game has also introduced a new spawn island called The Runway. There has also been Aim Assist adjustment in Clash Squad. Previously, players complained that Aim Assist would prioritise downed players over those still in combat. The new adjustment should fix that issue. 

Other changes include a change in the maximum speed of the Motorbike, Jeep and TukTuk, which will now be 10km/h faster. The SUV, on the other hand, will be 10km/h slower. Further, the camera will now zoom out slightly when the vehicle is at max speed for a greater sense of speed.

To know more, you can check out the entire patch notes here

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Shrey Pacheco

Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.

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