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PUBG Mobile vs Free Fire: Major gameplay differences

PUBG Mobile and Free Fire are two of the most influential titles on the mobile platform
PUBG Mobile and Free Fire are two of the most influential titles on the mobile platform
Debolina Banerjee
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PUBG Mobile and Free Fire are two of the most popular games in the mobile battle royale genre.

While PUBG Mobile and Free Fire feature traditional battle royale elements, there are a number of key differences between the two.

In this article, we highlight the differences in gameplay between the two battle royale giants.


Also read: PUBG Mobile vs Free Fire: Which game is better for 4 GB RAM phones in 2021?


Major gameplay differences between PUBG Mobile and Free Fire

#1 Number of players

There are more players in a single PUBG Mobile match than in a battle royale match in Free Fire (Image via Wallpaper Cave)
There are more players in a single PUBG Mobile match than in a battle royale match in Free Fire (Image via Wallpaper Cave)

The maximum number of players that can play in one battle royale match in PUBG Mobile is 100. Meanwhile, the total number of players in a Free Fire match is only 50.

This is partly the reason why the matches in Free Fire are shorter than that of PUBG Mobile’s matches.

#2 Time span

A classic match in PUBG Mobile lasts longer than a battle royale match in Free Fire (Image via Levinho, YouTube)
A classic match in PUBG Mobile lasts longer than a battle royale match in Free Fire (Image via Levinho, YouTube)

A battle royale match in Free Fire lasts for about 10 to 15 minutes. A PUBG Mobile match, on the other hand, lasts for around 25 to 30 minutes.

Players who are into strategic gameplay will like PUBG Mobile better than Free Fire. Meanwhile, those who are into an aggressive style of gameplay will be more interested in the fast-paced battle royale matches of Free Fire.

#3 Ambience

Garena Free Fire is more cartoonish compared to PUBG Mobile (Image via SK GAMING, YouTube)
Garena Free Fire is more cartoonish compared to PUBG Mobile (Image via SK GAMING, YouTube)

PUBG Mobile has a realistic backdrop enriched by vibrant, smooth and clean-looking textures. The weapons that the game offers are also well-detailed, thereby helping to improve the gaming experience for players.

Free Fire, on the other hand, is more cartoonish, with minimal realism in its textures and an arcade-styled theme.


Also read: PUBG Mobile vs Fortnite Mobile: Which game is better for low-end Android devices in 2021?


Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh
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