Garena Free Fire Has been delisted from Apple App Store in the last few hours. The reason behind removing Free Fire from their store was not released by Apple and Garena has not commented on it as well.
This could be a simple glitch but there are many things at play which could directly lead to the indefinite removal of Garena Free Fire from the official application stores.
Garena Free Fire is a popular battle royale game and shares a ton of similarities with PUBG Mobile.
Krafton has sued Garena for this exact reason and stated that they have created a “PUBG Replica” in their lawsuit.
The lawsuit was also extended to Google and Apple for distributing these alleged copies via their app stores. Krafton had said the following in their claims:
“Free Fire and Free Fire Max extensively copy numerous aspects of Battlegrounds, both individually and in combination, including Battlegrounds’ copyrighted unique game opening “air drop” feature, the game structure and play, the combination and selection of weapons, armor, and unique objects, locations, and the overall choice of color schemes, materials, and textures.”
Krafton Inc. had filed this complaint with the US District Court in California. The implications of this lawsuit were not apparent until now.
The removal of Free Fire from App Store could simply be a glitch but as the time passes, some users have stated that they are having problems while accessing the game.
This could be a coincidence or the game might be on its way to face a shutdown on iOS devices.
It is still too soon to imply any conclusions and hence updates from the relevant parties could shed a light on this situation.