Garena Free Fire’s next major update will bring a new weapon, Purgatory map and game modes
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Garena Free Fire’s next major update will bring a new weapon, Purgatory map and game modes

Digit NewsDesk   May 29, 2020

Garena has released patch notes for the next major Free Fire update and it looks like players will see a lot of new additions and features. This includes a new weapon, a returning map, as well as a new character and pet. The update is expected to be available in India on June 4. 

The developers also seem to be taking strong steps against hackers. “Ever since April, we started to take strong actions against hackers by banning their accounts and devices from playing Free Fire ever again. However, we’re not going to stop here. In this patch, we’re adding new anti-hack systems into our game to ensure that no players are getting an edge by using third-party programs to assist them. The Dev team would like to remind all players that we have a zero-tolerance policy against hackers. When players are banned from using unofficial third-party programs, we will not lift those bans under any circumstances, any time,” the developers state in their patch notes. This comes a few weeks after two ‘professional gamers’ from Entity Gaming and TSG Army were banned for using hacks.

Changes to Clash Squad

Clash Squad will see the addition of the Kalahari map to the matchmaking pool. There will also be a new leaderboard for Kills and Winrate as well as a Career performance page for Clash Squad in a player’s profile. Further, players who leave in the middle of Clash Squad matches too often will be temporarily banned. In the event a part does leave in the middle of a match, he/she will be replaced by a bot. Those who manage to reach Gold III during the season will receive the Golden Eagle weapon. 

Return of Purgatory, the addition of new weapons and gameplay changes 

A few months back, Garena replaced the Purgatory map with Kalahari. However, it looks the map will be making a comeback in this update. However, the map will be removed from Rush Hour. 

The VSS will now offer greater bleeding damage, while the Kar98 sees an increase in the duration between shots. The SKS sniper rifle also sees buffs to damage, rate of fire and armour penetration, while the SVD gets buffs to damage and armour penetration. Other weapons to get buffs and debuffs include the M1887 and M14.

New character and pet

Garena Free Fire will now offer Wolfahh as a new playable character. This character is based on gamer streamers and offers reduced headshot damage and increased limb damage for every kill up to 25%.

The new pet is called Falco and it offers increased gliding speed during the skydive and increased diving speed after the parachute opens.     

You can read the complete patch notes here.

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