Garena Free Fire, from 111Dots Studio, is one of, if not the biggest Battle Royale title in the world. At least, according to daily active player numbers, Garena Free Fire might just be the biggest Battle Royale title, seeing massive growth over the past year.
Garena Free Fire daily active players milestone
According to SEA Limited's second-quarter report, Garena Free Fire has reached a massive 100 million daily active players (or users) milestone. This is a mind-blowing number, to say the least, but it gets even more impressive if you look at the growth.
In the Q4 2019 report, Garena Free Fire hit a peak of 60 million daily active players. Then, in the Q1 2020 report, this number jumped by 20 million. Now, with the Q2 report, the daily active player number again increased by over 20 million.
The report explains Free Fire's massive milestone: "Our self-developed global hit game, Free Fire, achieved a new record high of over 100 million peak daily active users and, according to App Annie, was the highest-grossing mobile game in Latin America and in Southeast Asia in the second quarter.
"Free Fire also ranked third globally by downloads in the mobile games category in the second quarter, according to App Annie."
Free Fire is absolutely massive (111Dots Studio)
Some other interesting stats from the second-quarter report is how free fire hit a new record in monthly paying users in July. While specifics were not revealed, it is noted how the paying users doubled from last year.
Keep in mind the game is free-to-play, with a Battle Pass and item shop for you to throw your wallet at.
According to Roundhill Investments, the Garena Free Firemilestones reached makes it the biggest Battle Royale title in the world.
According to Sea, Garena Free Fire achieved a new record of 100+ million peak daily active users in the second quarter 2020.— Roundhill Investments (@roundhill) August 18, 2020
As far as we can tell, this makes Free Fire the most popular battle royale title in the world.
In terms of esports, Garena Free Fire also reached 120 million esports viewers in this past quarter. Lastly, the publisher revealed how they are encouraging global partners to create new in-game content for users.
An example of this is a Free Fire partnership with Netflix revealed in July, which will bring an in-game crossover with the Netflix show Money Heist in September.