Garena Free Fire is celebrating a record-breaking milestone today as the developer/publisher has announced that it has become the first mobile battle royale title to achieve 1 billion lifetime downloads via the Google Play store.
The news comes by way of a message over on LinkedIn, which reads as follows:
Free Fire has been downloaded more than 1 billion times on the Google Play Store! Free Fire is the first mobile battle royale game to achieve this milestone, and joins a small group of mobile games who have done so.
This would not have been possible without the support of Free Fire’s global community of users. We will host a special in-game event in August – in conjunction with the game’s 4th anniversary – to celebrate this milestone with you.
To our Free Fire communities around the world – thank you!
Free Fire has long been one of the most popular mobile BR games, especially in east Asia where the lion’s share of its player base resides. This time last year, Garena stated that Free Fire hit a peak of 80 million concurrent players and that the game’s success had played a significant role in helping the company to achieve a near 58% year-on-year revenue increase to $913.9 million.