Free Fire: Tips and Tricks Guide for Beginners
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You have started playing Free Fire, have completed a couple matches, but are you still having difficulties in some parts of the game? Don’t worry – that’s completely normal. We were all beginners at some point and the only way to become a “master” is to practice as much as you can. It is possible to make this journey easier by following some tips. This is what this guide is about: Let us help you to become the king of the island by providing useful tips & tricks about Free Fire.
Cosmetics Do Not Matter But Characters Do
Cosmetic items such as t-shirts, pants, and hats are just that: cosmetic. They do not give any advantage in terms of gameplay to your character. Yes, they can make your character look cool but this is not an MMORPG and your competitors won’t admire your outfit: They are there just to kill you. Since cosmetic items are sold in exchange for Diamonds, the in-game currency you can buy with real money, and do not provide any real benefits, go easy with them.
Characters, on the other hand, are different. They do provide an advantage. There are 8 characters in Free Fire. 2 of them, Adam and Eve, are “unlocked” right from the start. However, they have no “stats” and offer no advantages. They are free to play heroes.
The other six characters offer the following benefits:
- Nikita – 4% faster submachine reload
- Misha – 2% faster driving speed
- Ford – 4% lower damage while outside the safe zone
- Andrew – 2% less vest durability loss
- Kelly – 1% increased sprint speed
- Olivia – Revives other players with +6 more HP
You can unlock these heroes with in-game currencies, diamond (real money) or dollars. (Although, Misha can only be purchased via diamonds.)
Note that these stats keep rising as long as you keep leveling up your character. For example, Andrew starts with 2% less durability loss. It is possible to increase this value up to 10%, by leveling up your hero and completing in-game achievements. In this regard, Ford is an excellent hero for an advanced end-game strategy which requires clever use of safe zone borders. Read our Advanced Tactics Guide for more information about this.
It Turns Red For A Reason
You have probably noticed that your sights turn red from time to time, just for a couple seconds. Well, there is a reason for that: It means there is an enemy in front of you and if you pull the trigger when the sights turn red, you hit him. This applies both to aim mode (which you activate by pressing the right mouse button) and regular mode. When your sights start to glow red, pull the trigger – it is a visual clue that you can hit the enemy. It does not guarantee that you will score, for example, a headshot, but it guarantees that you will damage your opponent. If you are having trouble shooting your enemies, watch out for this visual clue.
Vehicles are perfect for moving faster – whether you are escaping from a firefight or trying to reach a specific location, use a vehicle. However, vehicles should be used only during the early stages of the game. This is because a moving vehicle is actually a big exclamation mark which tells everyone where you are at. In the beginning, while everybody is fighting against each other, your opponents won’t even notice a moving target.
However, when there are only a few players left, being in a vehicle will attract attention easily. Here is a perfect tactic: Use vehicles at the beginning to escape from firefights and let other players kill each other. Once there are only 10 players or less left, stop using them and switch to a “sneakier” gameplay.
Combat Is Not The Answer to Everything
Speaking of being sneaky, you will notice that other players usually fail to do that, especially right after the game starts. Once you hit the ground, we can almost guarantee that you will be attacked in 10 seconds maximum. Now, you can fight back and turn Free Fire into a glorious deathmatch. However, battle royale games are not about who pulls the trigger faster. They are about staying alive as long as possible and preparing for the “real” battle at end game.
So, do not attack other players right after you land on the island. If you get attacked, do not fight back. At this stage, only luck determines which player will beat the other one, not skill. Your goal should be staying away from other players as long as possible and let them kill each other. Sprint to a building or hop into a vehicle and move away from the conflict. You should be collecting loot and preparing for the end game. It is possible to win Free Fire by shooting only once – you need to kill only one player to become the king of the island if you play your cards right.
Do Not Stand Still
Surprisingly, you will notice most of your opponents stay still during combat. This is because they are playing Free Fire from their mobile device and it is impossible to move and shoot at the same time on these devices. Well, you don’t have that disadvantage: You are using BlueStacks, which allows you to play Free Fire with your mouse and keyboard. This is a much bigger advantage than you think. Use your keyboard to move during combat and use your mouse to shoot – simple as that. Mobile players won’t be able to hit a moving target: Aiming takes serious effort and that’s why they stay still.
Dance around your opponents and always be on the move. You will be able to kill them more easily and efficiently. If someone starts shooting you and you cannot see the shooter’s location, start running in zigzags until you find something that can be used as a trench. If you enter combat with an opponent which you can see, start circling around him/her. As long as you don’t stand still, mobile players won’t be able to seriously damage you.
We hope you found the tips in this guide helpful. Do let us know your thoughts on the tips in this guide and how they helped you during the initial stages of the game.