Download Garena Free Fire and Free Fire Max March 2023 Update APK + OBB

Garena Free Fire’s latest March 2023 update patch notes are now live. It features tons of new content, one new character, reworked and re-balanced several characters, skill customization options, new Pet mechanics, and much more. You can now also unlock characters using Gold. Instantly unlock max and skill power! You can also now customize your favorite skill sets now.

Popular survival shooter games, a.k.a Battle Royale from Garena, called Free Fire and Free Fire Max just got their bi-monthly update today. The latest update brings tons of new content, changes, bug fixes, improvements to the gameplay, and much more. Here, download and install Free Fire 1.98.1 APK and Free Fire Max 2.98.1 APK + OBB files.

First and foremost, the latest update begins a new Season 18 starting today March 22, 2023. You can now purchase any character with Gold! It also adds a new character called Orion.

Orion is gifted with the Crimson Energy that enables him to release the accumulated force to become immune to damage for some time and absorb HP from enemies. In close combat, such energy provides Orion with a better advantage and more room for action.

Awakened characters include Alvaro. You will also find many character reworks done in this patch to make the gameplay balanced for all players. Characters like Xayne, Otho, Dasha, and Ford have new skills.

Gameplay modes like Pet Smash, Triple Wolves, Coin Clash Mode Optimization, Lone Wolf Cup Mode, and Training Grounds Optimization: Realistic Targets are now available.

Free Fire March 2023 Update Patch Notes

Key highlights:

1. Character system rework: Purchase characters using Gold and enjoy max. level skills immediately upon unlocking. Optimized skill equipping.
2. New character: Orion. His active skill prevents from taking damage and absorbs enemy HP.
3. Character Awakening: Alvaro.
4. New in Battle Royale: In-game Quests and Super Revival.
5. Optimized Clash Squad Protection Points. Rank up smoother!
6. New modes coming soon: Pet Smash and Triple Wolves.
7. Clash Squad Season 18: Starting March 22, 12:00 GMT+8.

Detailed Patch Notes

  • Changes to the Character and Pet mechanisms:
    • All characters can now be purchased also using Gold.
    • Character and Pet skills are unlocked at maximum skill power. Levels no longer affect skill attributes.
    • Character Bond: Bond can only be enhanced when using the Character in battles. Inherits the progress from the player’s original character levels. 
    • Changing characters will only affect your appearance. For quick skill combination changes, you may switch between skill preset plans.
  • Changes to the Character System:
    • The Character page now contains a Preset customization section. You may customize up to 5 Preset combos here, including character appearance, character skills, pet skills, and loadouts.
    • You may bind a specific Preset to a common mode (e.g. Battle Royale, Clash Squad, Lone Wolf). The Preset will be automatically applied to the selected mode.
    • You can copy and paste the preset code (of others or your own) to a new slot, or you can apply a recommended preset to a chosen slot. 
    • You may see the character list by tapping on your character. We have also added artistic visuals of different characters.
    • The LINK system will no longer be available. Your current LINK character will be sent to you within 10 working days after the patch update, so worry not!
  • Changes to the Pet System: 
    • The Pet system will be a part of the Character page. The lobby entrance has been merged into the Character system. Tap your pet on this page to view the pet list.
    • You can now hide your pet when playing matches by ticking the checkbox. (Once set, your pet will be automatically hidden during matches; no need to repeat the operation.)
    • Pet level is changed from 7 to 4 (i.e., only levels with rewards will be retained). The total rewards will remain unchanged, and the previous level data will be inherited.
  • Easier Character awakening:
    • Accumulate mission progress simply by equipping the skill of the character you’d like to awaken.
    • Missions will not be refreshed daily, so the accumulated progress will not be cleared.
    • Less Gold required to refresh missions.

Check out the complete changelog from the official Garena Free Fire post.

Download Garena Free Fire 1.98.1 APK + OBB files

Today, both the Garena games – Garena Free Fire and Free Fire Max are being updated to the latest versions 1.98.1 and 2.98.1 respectively. The latest patch is officially termed “Garena Free Fire: Winterlands

The APK comes directly from the publisher’s servers. You can also download it directly from the Play Store if it’s available.

Play Store and App Store listings

Installation: Download the zip file from above. Extract to get APK and OBB files. Install APK first. Place the OBB file named under Android > OBB > com.dts.freefireth.

You can also install Free Fire on PC using emulators like Bluestacks or use the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Windows 11 and install the following APK file and start playing on your PC!

Download Garena Free Fire Max 2.98.1 APK + OBB files

The latest Free Fire Max is now available for download directly from the Play Store and as standalone APK as well. Here you can also get the APK and OBB files separately for offline downloads as well.

Play Store and App Store listings

Installation: Download the zip file from above. Extract to get APK and OBB files. Install APK first. Place the OBB file named under Android > OBB > com.dts.freefiremax.

How to install Free Fire on your Android device manually?

  • Download the Free Fire or Free Fire Max APK file to phone storage.
  • Download and install either SAI (direct download SAI-4.5.apk) or the Apktool M installer. Direct link Apktool_M_v2.4.0.
  • Launch SAI and locate the Free Fire zip file.
  • Select the file and click install.
  • Select all the options.
  • Launch the game and enjoy!

Free Fire is the biggest competitor to the popular Battle Royale games from PlayerUnknow’s Battlegrounds like PUBG Mobile or PUBG Mobile Lite and BGMI for India.

After the PUBG Mobile ban in India, most of the players have moved over to other Battle Royales like Free Fire, Rainbow Six Mobile, Valorant mobile, Torchlight Infinite, Battlefield Mobile APK, and more.

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