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5 best characters in Free Fire as of January 2021

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(Image via EeshWar Gaming / YouTube)
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Modified 03 Jan 2021, 10:09 IST
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With the addition of Chrono, Free Fire currently offers users 35 different characters. Each one of them besides Primis and Nulla boasts a unique ability.

Like most of the other games of the genre, Free Fire is quite competitive. A player's desire to reach the higher ranks will depend on the characters they pick along the way.

This article takes a look at the 5 best characters in Garena Free Fire as of January 2021.

(Note: All the abilities in this article are at the maximum level of the characters.)

Also Read: 3 best Free Fire character combinations of 2020


5 best characters in Free Fire as of January 2021

#1 - Alok (Ability – Drop the Beat)

Alok in Free Fire
Alok in Free Fire

In-game description: Alok is a world-famous DJ, ready to drop a beat.

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Alok’s active ability, named Drop the Beat, creates an aura of 5m, increasing the allies’ movement speed by 15%, and restoring five HP for 10 seconds. But the effect cannot be stacked.

Alok is arguably the best character in Free Fire due to his ability to replenish HP. It can come clutch in moments where players do not have a source for restoring their health. The increment in the movement speed is also another factor.  


#2 - Chrono (Ability – Time Turner)

Chrono in Free Fire
Chrono in Free Fire

In-game description: Chrono is a bounty hunter from another universe.

Time Turner creates a force field that blocks 600 damage from enemies. The user and allies’ movement speed also increases by 30% and 15% within the field. There is a cooldown of 40 seconds, and all the effects last for nine seconds.

Time Turner's ability is quite useful when players engage in encounters on the battlefield. Inside the force field, players won't be taking any damage for nine seconds.


#3 - K (Ability – Master of All)

K in Free Fire
K in Free Fire
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In-game description: K is a professor and jiu-jitsu expert.

K has one of the most unique abilities in Free Fire. It increases the maximum EP of the player by 50 and also has two different modes:

Jiu-jitsu mode: Increases the EP conversion rate of allies within 6m by 500%.

Psychology mode: Recovers two EP every two seconds up to 150 EP.

There is a cooldown of 20 seconds in switching between the mode.

With his ability on Jiu-jitsu mode, players will be able to replenish five HP per second. It is also quite useful in the Clash Squad mode, as players can directly purchase mushrooms.


#4 - Moco (Ability – Hacker’s Eye)

Moco in Free Fire
Moco in Free Fire

In-game description: Moco is an outstanding hacker.

This ability tags the enemies that are shot for five seconds. This information will also be shared with teammates. 

Using Moco’s ability, players can know the enemy's location upon shooting them. Players can use this to calculate their next move and prepare themselves. 


#5 - Jai (Ability - Raging Reload)

Jai in Free Fire
Jai in Free Fire
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In-game description: Jai is a decorated SWAT agent.

This ability received a major buff with the OB24 update. Now, upon knocking down a foe, users will be able to reload 45% of their magazine capacity automatically. However, it is only restricted to AR, Pistol, SMG, and SG weapon classes.

The Raging Reload ability restores ammunition as players knock an enemy, which can prove to be quite helpful if the players prefer using the aforementioned weapons.


Honorable mentions: Jota and Hayato – Both of them are preferred by many players for character combinations, especially on the higher tiers due to their incredible abilities. 

This copy reflects the writer’s personal views. Also, the character combination entirely depends on the preference of the players and will vary.

Also Read: Gyan Sujan vs Frontal Gaming: Who has better stats in Free Fire?

Published 03 Jan 2021, 10:09 IST
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