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Top five Free Fire characters to use in 2021

Free Fire offers plenty of characters, and it becomes a tedious task to choose the best ones, especially if you’re a beginner. Therefore, here’s our list of the five best Free Fire characters that one should master.

Garena Free Fire, the ultimate battle royale title, is home to abundant playable characters that possess their strengths and weaknesses. The game features a total of 38 characters at the moment, and each of them boasts a unique ability that players can use to have the upper hand over their enemies on the battlefield. 

While every Free Fire character is well balanced, there are some legends who are relatively overpowered due to their abilities. Therefore, we walked through every Free Fire character and sorted them in order of general effectiveness. By doing this, we’re able to determine the best playable characters available in the game so far.

Five best characters in Free Fire to use right now

Before moving forward, the characters in the game aren’t free to play. Players have to either buy them from the in-game store or unlock them via the top-up events. Hence, make sure to shell out your pockets wisely.

Chrono

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Chrono entered the game late last year. (Picture: Garena)

Released in December 2020, Chrono is one of the finest characters to use in Free Fire. With one of the most versatile abilities, Chrono boasts an active skill called Time-Turner that creates a force field allowing him to block 600 damage from opponents and shoot at opponents from inside the force field at the same time. 

Moreover, the character's movement speed is increased by 15%, while allies get a 10% boost in movement speed while inside the force field. Players can purchase the Chrono in Free Fire for 599 Diamonds and upgrade it up to level 6.

Upgrades

  • Level 1: Within the force field, you can increase 5% in movement speed during 3s activation. CD 200s.

  • Level 2:  Within the force field, you can increase 7% in movement speed during 4s activation. CD 192s.

  • Level 3:  Within the force field, you can increase 9% in movement speed during 5s activation. CD 185s. Summon airdrop playcard

  • Level 4: Within the force field, you can increase 11% in movement speed during 6s activation. CD 179s.

  • Level 5: Within the force field, you can increase 13% in movement speed during 7s activation. CD 174s.

  • Level 6: Within the force field, you can increase 15% in movement speed during 8s activation. CD 170s. Chrono's Banner

DJ Alok

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DJ Alok can buff his teammates using his Drop the Beat skill. (Picture: Garena)

World’s famous music producer, DJ Alok, boasts an active ability known as Drop the Beat. While his skill is active, the character creates a 5m aura, increasing ally speed by 10% as well as restoring 5 HP/second for a total duration of 5 seconds at the base level. 

However, the ability duration can be increased to 10 seconds at the maximum level as DJ Alok is upgradable up to level 6 and can be purchased in Free Fire for 599 diamonds.

Upgrades

  • Level 1: Increase moving and sprinting speed by 10% and restore 5 HP for 5 seconds.

  • Level 2: Increase moving and sprinting speed by 11% and restore 5 HP for 6 seconds.

  • Level 3:  Increase moving and sprinting speed by 12% and restore 5 HP/s for 7 seconds

  • Level 4: Increase moving and sprinting speed by 13% and restore 5 HP/s for 8 seconds

  • Level 5: Increase moving and sprinting speed by 14% and restore 5 HP/s for 9 seconds.

  • Level 6: Increase moving and sprinting speed by15% and restore 5 HP/s for 10 seconds.

Xayne

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Xayne's Extreme Encounter will increase her health. (PIcture: Garena)

Xayne is a free-spirited extreme athlete whose active ability is called Xtreme Encounter. At the base level, her skill increases the players’ health by 80 HP for a temporary period. Besides this, she also increases the damage to the gloo walls and shields for at least 10 seconds.

At the maximum level, Xayne’s ability provides 100% increased damage to Gloo Walls and Shields at the cost of 100 seconds cooldown. Just like our previous characters, Xayne can also be acquired for 599 diamonds.

Upgrades

  • Level 1: 40% increased damage to Gloo Walls and shields. Cooldown: 150s.

  • Level 2: 50% increased damage to Gloo Walls and shields. Cooldown: 140s.

  • Level 3:  61% increased damage to Gloo Walls and shields. Cooldown: 130s.

  • Level 4: 73% increased damage to Gloo Walls and shields. Cooldown: 120s.

  • Level 5: 86% increased damage to Gloo Walls and shields. Cooldown: 110s.

  • Level 6: 100% increased damage to Gloo Walls and shields. Cooldown: 100s.

K (Professor)

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Based off a real-life DJ, K offers up two modes of combat. (Picture: Garena)

K or Captain Booyah is a popular Free Fire character based on American musician DJ KSHMR. He offers two different modes, Jiujitsu and Psychology. In the jiu-jitsu mode, K’s allies within a 6m radius get a 500% increase in the EP conversion rate. 

On the other hand, he can automatically recover 2 EP every three seconds, up to a maximum of 100 EP in the psychology mode. K’s abilities also improves as he advances through levels.

Upgrades

  • Level 1: Recover 2 EP every 3s, up to 100 EP. Mode switch CD 20s.

  • Level 2: Recover 2 EP every 2.8s, up to 110 EP. Mode switch CD 20s.

  • Level 3: Recover 2 EP every 2.6s, up to 120 EP. Mode switch CD 3s. Summon airdrop playcard

  • Level 4: Recover 2 EP every 2.4s, up to 130 EP. Mode switch CD: 3s.

  • Level 5: Recover 2 EP every 2.2s, up to 140 EP. Mode switch CD 3s.

  • Level 6: Recover 2 EP every 2s, up to 150 EP. Mode switch CD 3s. K's Banner

D-Bee

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The newest character in the list, D-Bee is the master of survival. (Picture: Garena)

D-Bee is one of the characters that has been recently introduced in the game. With the game’s meta constantly evolving, the character’s usage witnessed a massive surge in short space of time. 

At its initial stage, D-Bee’s special survival ability, Bullet Beat increases the bullet accuracy and movement speed by 10% and 5% respectively. However, his skill can only be used while firing the weapon that too when the character is moving.

Upgrades

  • Level 1: When firing while moving, movement speed increases by 5%, accuracy increases by 10%

  • Level 2: When firing while moving, movement speed increases by 7%, accuracy increases by 13%

  • Level 3: When firing while moving, movement speed increases by 9%, accuracy increases by 17%. Summon airdrop playcard

  • Level 4: When firing while moving, movement speed increases by 11%, accuracy increases by 22%

  • Level 5: When firing while moving, movement speed increases by 13%, accuracy increases by 28%

  • Level 6: When firing while moving, movement speed increases by 15%, accuracy increases by 35%. D-bee's Banner

So there you have it, the best Free Fire characters of all time. It’s important to note that the above list is purely subjective and based on the writer’s opinion and experience.

 

Don't forget to check out our dedicated Free Fire section for news, guides, patch notes and more while you wait for the OB29 Advance Server download link to appear.