Krafton, the parent company of PUBG developer and publisher, is suing Apple, Google and Garena, over alleged copyright infringement by mobile battle royale title Free Fire, according to a report by Reuters.
The South Korean company claims that the mobile game has copied several aspects of PUBG: Battlegrounds, which includes “game structure, in-game items, equipment and locations”. While Garena was sued for making the title, Google and Apple were included for distributing Free Fire in its application stores.
What are the game modes?
- Fortnite: In Battle Royale, 100 players battle it out until one remains alive. This mode is divided into two: casual and ranked, the latter in which players seek out the best patent possible. In Team Rumble, two teams of 20 players go head-to-head until the first one gets 100 kills and wins the match. Save the World is the “campaign mode”, where four players take on a doomsday scenario. Creative allows players to create structures, game modes and games on their own private island, as well as the ability to invite friends.
- Free Fire: In classic and ranked modes, 50 players live to win. Classified, on the other hand, is the search for the best possible patent. Contra Squad places two squads of four players each, in an enhanced series of seven (MD7). Each round lasts one minute and 30 seconds, and players purchase weapons before each round, in the style of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). The goal is to eliminate the opposing team. Ranked CS is the ranked mode of Contra Squad.
Free Fire to use in mobile aiming is a very important factor in the game, as well as knowing the positioning inside a skin, unlike Fortnite where the best, is the one who knows how to build faster and has fluency in constructions.
It is played with the touch screen of the mobile phone, this can be a little more uncomfortable for players who are not used to it, but once you get used to it the experience is very good. Even on tablets that have more field of view than the game, it makes it easier to play.
Launch of Free Fire
The video game “Garena Free Fire” was instead launched with a Beta version in November 2017 and got its official release in December of the same year. The 111 dot company was the one who invented the Free Fire game and Garena handled its global distribution.
Although Fortnite and Free Fire emerged in 2017, Fortnite came before Free Fire, exactly four months before it and with an early promotion six years from now.